Friday, September 8, 2017
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Our first assignment was to create a block for their Classic and Vintage Series. We were to post a few sneak peaks to whet your appetite. So this is sneak peek number 1. My fabric selection. Some wonderful Kona Cottons bought as a fat quarter bundle from Mad About Patchwork a great Canadian online source for fabric.
Sneak peek number 2 is below. A few of the block components. The big reveal is now set for this Friday, September 8th. Be sure to drop by their blog (here) to learn more on Friday. Piecefully, Joanne
Friday, August 18, 2017
Here she is. Gridwork from Christa Quilts brand new book Piece and Quilt with Precuts. Earlier this year Christa opened the blog hop to participants. As you follow the hop you will note that there is a nice mix of quilters, some you may know and some who might be new to you. This mix shows that this book can be used by everyone.
When I had the blocks stitched I laid them out first to mix up the colours and secondly to turn them every whichway. A design wall would have been helpful but the design floor worked too. In the photo on the left are all the blocks marching in the same direction. You can see from that photo that not all the blocks are constructed exactly the same.
Each design comes fully illustrated including a page with a quilting suggestion. I will admit I was worried I wouldn't be successful with the selected design so reverted to my straight lines with the walking foot design. I stitched on either side of the seams in all directions and then once on the diagonal through everything.
Don't have any precuts, don't worry. I did not have a layer cake and a pack of charm squares to make this design. I used a few fat quarters and some scraps and made my own. Putting this quilt together was a lot of fun and I was happy to have an excuse to dive into my black and grey and yellow collection.
Be certain to visit ChristaQuilts (here) to see how other quilters interpreted this design. The hop has just started there will be lots of eye candy and several bloggers are offering prizes so take the time to visit them all and leave a comment if you are able. Piecefully, Joanne
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Friday, July 28, 2017
My intervention is over and I am left with a dozen quilts needing binding and a husband who now knows how to piece batting and how to pin quilts for quilting. He wants to learn how to use my machine. So I guess that's what happens next.
For my "August intervention" I could use a little help taming the scraps. So if we can find a time that is what is on our agenda.
Last week my sister and I had a wee little vacation and part of it involved a trip down memory lane. We went to Sudbury, Ontario and visited Science North and Dynamic Earth. Sudbury's Big Nickel is found at Dynamic Earth and we think it was about 55 years ago that our Mom and Dad took us on a car trip to Sudbury. It was fun sharing the memories.
Linking with Cynthia at Quiltingismorefunthanhousework (here) and with Lorna at Sew Fresh quilts (here)
Saturday, May 20, 2017
I have been trying to make more finishes rather than tops, but I am like a kid in a candy shop when I see new ideas, I just need to try it. Piecefully, Joanne
Linking up with Cynthia at Oh Scrap! (here) and Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict (here) for the finale of this year's Hands to Help challenge. J
Sunday, May 14, 2017
On to quilty things. I taught a Scrap Quilt workshop for my guild on Wednesday afternoon. Not sure I like an afternoon workshop but they were trying it this year. The workshop was just getting underway at nap time. Over the course of this year I have shown a different quilt that uses the brick shape at each monthly meeting. So the workshop was yet another brick friendly quilt. I had a table set up with one of each sample so participants could review the year's collection. And in my handout I provided a link to the source and some places for further exploration. Apparently the concept was popular and next year they would like me to do the same thing but with 5" squares (charms or nickels).
Today is a day for tidying up some scraps and stitching some bindings in place. Piecefully, Joanne
Linking with Cynthia at Oh Scrap! (here)