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Monday, 15 January 2018

Abacus

I started this quilt for my son in law when he graduated from the CA program. That was a few years ago now, oops. The quilt was finished 2017 and gifted, finally in 2018. This feels really good!
This may have been one of the largest quilts I have quilted. I thought of doing something extraordinary but stuck with what I knew and what I could finish.

Blue and Orange for the Edmonton Oilers Hockey Team. 
This will be the first of the boys birthday quilts.

Friday, 29 December 2017

Best of 2017

What a fun way to sum up the year! I made 12 baby quilts, 3 lap quilts and 1 queen size quilt.

Most views - HoHoHo

Most comments - Strawberry Fields
Favourite Finish - An Oldie
Tutorial - 12 inch Rolling Stone
Favourte - Green Slab Charity Quilt
Linking up to Best of 2017.

2018 Goals

2017 was a good year. I did less sewing and more gardening and family time. I like my life as is and the balance worked well. With all that contentment I am becoming complacent (read lazy). This years number one goal is to get healthy and fit! No excuses! I have a plan! Walk 10,000 steps a day and make my own food. My Get Fit at 60. I will post my progress here to keep me accountable.

1. Birthday quilts - I have 7 birthday quilts I would like to gift this year: one is finished; 4 are tops and backs; and 2 tops to complete.

2. Decrease my stash - I have bought fabric this year, but I feel I was quite circumspect and did not go crazy, however, I feel I still have a ton of fabric. How does that happen?

3. Start and finish a wedding quilt - I have some blocks and some artwork that the wedding guests drew, i have a sort of plan, just need to sew it together.

4. Finish more WIPs.

 Quilting Jet Girl  Linking up with Yvonne.

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Christmas Panel Baby Quilt

I call these my two year old quilts. They sometimes do not get finished until the child is three but pretty close. I like to give them at the beginning of December so they have all of December to cuddle with their special blanket.
 This panel is fabulous and I love the backing. Flannel makes it extra cozy.
25 more sleeps!

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Strawberry Field completed

Not sure when I started this quilt but looking back through my blog I mentioned it in January 2015. A three years old WIP, not too bad.
My friend and past co worker just completed her PhD. I am so proud of her. Working full time, raising an infant to a toddler, and completing her theses.
I threw this quilt in the corner as I could not wrap my head around it, it said challenging, I thought they were kidding. When I brought it out again it was doable. I never think I am gaining skills as a quilter but I guess I am. I usually pick patterns or blocks that are easy and doable as quilting is my relaxing time. I do not wish to struggle.

Love this material.

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Christmas Count Down - 47 sleeps

I am making quilts for Christmas. Three twin quilts are done!! Yeah! 2 Coral of the Sea


and one pirate. I am not sure why but cutting borders always stalls my projects. These three quilts need an inner and outer border cut and sewn on. Then they are done. I need to cut all the squares for one more pirate quilt.

Done for Christmas, Brandon's quilt. Finished photos to come
Byron's 2 year old Christmas quilt.
To do Tatum's quilt, flimsy complete.

Andrew's quilt needs to be put together

and Jerome's quilt needs to be picked apart. grrrr!



Monday, 30 October 2017

30's 16 square - Baby quilt 9

So the flimsy is now a complete quilt.
I love these 30's prints.
Probably not the backing I would choose if I was buying it new, however I am very pleased it is from my stash.
For probably the first time ever I have a baby quilt that is not spoken for! Yeah!

This quilt is all from my stash - minus 3.5 metres.

However I did go shopping for Christmas material - plus 10 metres. Tula Pink was calling my name.

Baby quilt 9