Saturday, 16 July 2016

Q3 Finish Along 2016 - Proposed Finishes


 2016 FAL


This list roll overs from Q2.



1. Table Runner - October One Block Wonder.  Needs quilting and binding.  Finished the placements in Q1.
 

   Your can read about it here

2. Christmas Table Runner - November One Block Wonder.  Needs quilting and binding.


   You can read about it here

3. Elephant Parade - needs quilting and binding.

 

   You can read about it here
     
Linking up with Leanne here

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Q2 Finish-A-Long 2016 Finishes



2016 FAL


Q2 Finish-A-Long 2016 Proposed Finishes  here

I managed to get one quilt finished.  I signed up for a lot of QALs and have done a lot of sewing but not much finishing.

I finished Tied up in Chains.  This was a mystery quilt pattern designed by Ingrid Machtemes - Owner - Quiltessential Co.St. Albert, Alberta.

Started in 2014 and finished in 2016.  The top was finished for two years but not quilted.

See the original blog post here

Binding preparation:

I did a two colour binding to give a break from the border.

This quilt was given to Grace at the show held by the coffee ladies.  Grace is a very lovely young lady who is getting married in July.  She is the live in care giver to a neighbour.  The idea of a shower was emailed around and I suggested to the coffee group that if they paid for the quilting, I would provide the quilt top, batting and backing.  They agreed and I took the quilt to my longarmer.  

Here are a couple of pictures of Grace with her quilt.


Love the smile.  She was so very pleased and so was I.  It's a great feeling when your work is truly appreciated.

Tied up in Chains, lol.

The coffee ladies or as one member calls us.  "The Coffee Posse"

Linking up with Leanne here

I just noticed that there is no way to post comments.  I upgraded to Windows 10 - mistake.

Please email any comments to:  ioleen.kimmel@gmail.com

Thank you and hopefully I can fix this. 

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Can you have enough pin cushions??




Scraptastic Tuesday





Not much has been done with my scraps as of late.  Have been busy finishing up a quilt for a bridal shower (more on that in a later post).

I did manage to get two pin cushions done.


The one on the left is made for scraps from the jelly roll quilts that were made at the guild's November retreat. 

You can see a picture that quilt here

The one on the right is a Wonder Cushion. It was made from scraps in my bin for various sizes and colours. It is not just just pins as you can see.  It will also hold some wonder clips.

It was made using a pattern from Squeeze Quilts.

You can find the free tutorial here

Linking up with Leanne here


Monday, 18 April 2016

Scraptastic Tuesday

Scraptastic Tuesday 

My blogger friend Pam sent out a request for a chain made from scraps measuring 1 1/2" wide by no more than 4 1/2" long.

These chains will be pieced together to make quilts for charity.

I cut up scraps 1 1/2" by various lengths and sewed them together as a leader ender project.  I ended up with a chain that was approximately 208" long, give or take an inch.

Here is a picture

Pam lives in the US so I included a few chocolate bars that you can only buy in Canada.  She was quite happy with her package.

Sunday, 10 April 2016

Q2 Finish Along 2016 - Proposed Finishes

 2016 FAL


This list is a combination of roll overs from Q1 and some new ones.

As I mentioned in Q1 my UFO list was very long so I only posted what I was hoping to get done.  I did manage to get 4 out of 6 done. Patting myself on the back!!!

The first 2 items on my list are roll overs and the rest of new additions.

1. Table Runner - October One Block Wonder.  Needs quilting and binding.  Finished the placements in Q1.
 

   Your can read about it here

2. Christmas Table Runner - November One Block Wonder.  Needs quilting and binding.


   You can read about it here

3. Elephant Parade - needs quilting and binding.

 

   You can read about it here

4. 2014 Mystery Quilt - needs quilting and binding.
      
 


You can read about it here

Linking up with Leanne here

Sunday, 3 April 2016

March One Block Wonder

Here is my March block.

I used fabric from the bundle I won in December.  Colour Weave by P & B Textiles is wonderful to work with.  The colours are beautiful. Picture does not do this fabric justice.  Sorry!!!

I am going to finish this with a 2 inch white border and the binding will be made using all colours in the blocks.  I will do the binding using a 1 1/2" (all colours) and a 1 3/4" black so that the black will show as a small piping.  I love using this method of binding.  You sew it to the back of the quilt and stitch in the ditch between the accent fabric (black) and the main fabric (all colours).  This is a quick and easy finish.  It does take a bit of time to make the binding but no hand sewing so that is a time saver.

I am thinking that the hint of black against the white will turn out amazing.

Linking up with Sandy here


Saturday, 13 February 2016

Block 2 - Orange Quilt

Here is the second block for my Orange Quilt.



You can read about block 1 here

I am thinking, once blocks are all done, I might use a medium grey as sashing.

Linking up with Caroline as SewCanShe here

Happy Valentine's Day!!!!