In which I obsess over bad weather (which came to nothing in my corner of town), show off a mini quilt made for me, as well as a mug rug, wrist pincushion, zipper pouch and stone pendulum, and then a bunch of quilt blocks.
The giant quilt block is called the Swoon block by Camille Roskelley of Thimble Blossoms, but it can also be found online called a Dutch Rose block, because it’s a traditional block that she reworked to a different size and with a different method to made. The Plus blocks are the Japanese x and + block.
In which I show many, many things including three fabric postcards (only one made by me), a paper-pieced Schitt’s Creek fandom pillow, a bunch of bee blocks – from an Instagram bee called the True North Bee and from our very own TTMT “bee” using Jennifer’s log cabin pattern, a quilt along I’m working on, a mini quilt/cushion cover made using a single block from the Centre Stage pattern, a fabric basket, two zipper pouches, and an organizer.
This is a little bit choppy because I had to cut out so much in order to get it a more manageable length.. it’s still super long (~15 minutes even though I cut out 7 full minutes)… but I haven’t posted since February, so I guess I was due.
The Comfort Quilt Quilt-along – hosted by Amy Ellis
Bee Blocks – 1 missing because I don’t know what it’s called
– Dutch Rose or Swoon 16
– What I called an Economy Block is actually the Raspberry Kiss block
– Sawtooth Star
– Center Stage
– Refrigerator Magnets letters (Not designed for FPP, but if you print the reverse of the pattern, you can use it that way, as I did.)
Small Sewn Projects
– Pink Penguin Fabric Basket
– Elise Pouch
– Cute Keeper organizer
In which I show off bee blocks, a finished mini, a finished lap quilt, and a quilt-in-progress.
I haven’t got anything finished to show you, so here’s some video of me showing the quilting on my Plume quilt and wibbling about how to finish the last border. The last half of the video is me actually quilting the centre part of the quilt, so though it’s a fairly long video (~11 minutes), you really can skip the last five minutes without missing a whole lot.
In which I show my January quilting project, a very old top made out of Tula Pink’s Plume fabrics, a pile of quilt blocks for the TTMT block swap and my Canadian online True North Bee, and a finished quilt.
The pattern I used way back when for the Tula Pink quilt top, was the Snuggly Layer Cake Throw from the Moda Bakeshop. It was published early in 2010, so that top was made at some point after that. I added two borders (plus two flanges) to up the size a little, but the centre part is as shown in the link. The All People Quilt 2018 Resolutions can be found here. If anyone is interested in making the Granny Square blocks, they can be found here. The Plus blocks are here. The Hovering Hawk block pattern can be found here. And finally, Dora’s No Baste Method is here. (It’s currently on sale 25% off, but is regularly $1 US. So, you know… not a bad deal either way!)
Also, I didn’t talk about it in the video, but I taped my Harry Potter mini up behind me on the door because someone – Vanda maybe? – had some fabrics from the same line in a video a couple weeks ago and I thought maybe I should fish him out from the box in the closet and show him off a little. (Also, it hid the door in the video.) You can’t tell from that distance, but my mom handquilted it with invisible thread following all the lines of the pattern printed on the panel. In my imaginary future house, it hangs in the library. Just need to win the lottery first…
In which I show the last batch of FQ swap FQs, November Bee blocks, some quilt blocks for yet another quilt I’ll never quilt, and a mini-quilt that’s in progress and hopefully will be done by Christmas.
The Bee blocks are all Scrap Jar Stars. The blocks in the Tula Pink fabrics are Churn Dashes with a little less background material and a layout that makes them look like non-Churn Dashes. (There is probably a name for those, but I can’t recall what it is.) And the beaver block is designed by Lorna of Sew Fresh Quilts. I didn’t use a pattern for the maple leaves, but it’s a pretty standard block and you could probably find a dozen of them without trying on google.
In which I show a finished apron (pattern available at Purl Soho), a finished quilt-as-you-go Herringbone quilt (pattern available at Maureen Cracknell Handmade), a couple zipper pouches, a bunch of quilt blocks (including a scrappy x and + block, scrappy log cabins, and a couple Grandmother’s Cross blocks), and a finished quilt top (made of Sunlight and Shadows blocks.