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Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Finish #21

It seems like you sew and sew and don't get anywhere and then all at once finish after finish. I must say it is quite satisfying.

I had planned a different quilt for this baby, Hannah, but did not get it together. This quilt was for my grandchild who should be born in December. Well that is a long way off, should be able to make another by then. Gulp!

I have long had the Hourglass quilt block on my bucket list. I love it made with 30'2 Playtime. Love! The traditional pattern and the traditional fabric, ahhh love! I must say my daughters were quite daunted by the industriousness of the Sunbonnet Sue. Everyday of the week!!!
The backing is in honor of my Aunt Sue. She made my daughter a quilt 30 odd years ago. And started my love of playing with fabric. Thank you Aunt Sue.

Friday, 23 October 2015

Finish #20

Baby quilt #20 was a fun quilt to make. I enjoyed making the HST's and planning out the blocks. Very satisfying project. I used Beach House by Kate Nelligan which was perfect. We live in Vancouver, the coast, and the baby lives in Calgary, so not coast.
I found this block searching the web. I found out after it is a Moda Bakeshop pattern. This baby quilt uses one charm pack and as a bonus I had enough HST's for the ends! This makes the quilt longer than it is wide. I much prefer a longer quilt.
Love those multi coloured popsicles!
And the fish, wonderful.
I used my favourite striped binding that just seems to go with everything.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Finish #19

I have completed one of the fall baby quilts.

A red and white quilt was requested from the dad to be. They had their baby on the 17th, a little girl. Tons of hair, super cute. I used the tutorial from Cluck Cluck Sew. Allison has the best tutorials. She also just finished a heart quilt.
I used a long stitch on my machine to quilt this one. I definitely need to plan out my quilting better if I am going to use decorative stitches.
I stitched her name in the binding. It worked for part of the name but her first and second name have been redone 4 times. This will do! Maybe..should I try again?

Friday, 9 October 2015

A new start and a hopefully speedy finish!

What am I thinking? I have quilts that I need to finish. Lots of quilts! However this is for a very special couple on a very special occasion.
It is a quilt for my in-laws 60th wedding anniversary. I have the blocks done...if 48 x 64 is going to be big enough. I can always add a border. I am not doing more blocks.

Friday, 2 October 2015


I am almost finished two more quilts. Yah!!!

Hearts - The recipient was born on the 17th so no time to waste!

Elephant Parade - Love the elephants on this quilt.
I really need to get these done!