Quilting fun for family and friends!

Sunday, 21 August 2016

WIP Wednesday Bee blocks and Flimsies

I have been reading the posts about where have all the blogs gone. Rachel from Stitched in Color wrote a post and Sarah from Confessions of a Fabric Addict wrote a response. I just want to say I read blogs everyday. I do not always comment which is my bad, but I always enjoy them. I opened an Instagram account but I am not sure I will use it. I like a slower pace, I don't always need instant gratification, sometimes I can wait. Also technology frustrates me no end until I get the hang of it. That's why I don't always comment on posts, I have to sign in every time, grr.

I am so pleased, my June, July and August bee blocks are made and in the mail. Still working on July, something about the herringbone block, I keep putting it off. They are started!
June - Garden Gate
July Herringbone
August Delectable Mountain

And the quilt tops! It was such a beautiful day I thought I would bring them out for pictures.
 MyKaffee Fassett all from scraps! Love it! It will be a wedding present. I have bought a border to make it a bit bigger.
 Plus Quilt. This is a tutorial from Simple Simon and Co. Super easy and very fast. They have a great blog which I have just found. Love new blogs!
 Abacus Quilt. This is huge at 70 x 88.
And my Shortcake Quilt from Cluck Cluck Sew, also a blog I follow and enjoy thoroughly.

It has been a fun summer so far with family and friends, gardens and canning, cooking and eating. Makes it hard to squish in the quilting. I will have to get these quilts finished up sometime....soon.

Friday, 5 August 2016

Meadowbloom Plus Quilt

Sometimes you come across fabric that just speaks to your heart, and falls in your basket. Twice. I just love the colours and the patterns. So did my grandson, it was almost his quilt.
I made this quilt with charm squares, so super easy and fast. Since I made my last plus quilt I have been wanting to make another. When I saw Meadowbloom by April Rosenthal I knew this was going to be a wonderful combination. The colours are wonderful, and seem to lend themselves perfectly to the pluses. I love it.
This quilt is for a lovely friend, just because. It could be because she is always there when you need her, or it could be because she just had a rough patch with family health issues, or it could be because she is so generous. Just because!
The back almost fit, had to piece a itty bit in one corner.
Over the long weekend we went to an antique store and I spotted this water feature. I did not care for garden statues but they are growing on me. It is so whimsical and I love it.