Showing posts from June, 2016

June review

This month has been a good month for finishes - all 4 of them :-) which is always a nice feeling! Hoping for finish 1.  Quilt for A for her 40th - finished and gifted 2. Quilt for M - finished 3.  Quilt for A - finished! 4. Barrel bag - finished! Bee Blocks  1.  Flower hexies for the Inchy Hexie Swap (June ) 2.  Bee Hive (June ) - done 3. Bubble Bee ( June )  4.  I love Lucy International (May, June) - May done 5. Scandi Bee (June)  6. Fat Stash Bee (June) -   done WIP 1. Wanta Fanta - need 8 more blocks - no progress 2.  Elephant Parade  -  my  Lazy Bums  challenge for October was to make 10 blocks   -  no progress 3.   Scrappy X block quilt  - 2 last blocks in progress -  my  Lazy Bums  challenge for November - one block made so I only need one more to finish the top! 4.  A very merry Christmas town -  no progress 5.  Farmer's wife 1930 QAL - I am so behind.... -  no progress 6. Postcards from the Wo

And Hello Kitty too!

The last quilt I finish this month, binding is on and Miss A can snuggle with Hello Kitty. She is actually sleeping underneath it tonight because summer has forgotten us! It is so awful today that I have only been able to take indoor pictures. I am so in love with this quilt I must say! Starting from this tub of little 1.5' squares of Kona solids in January through to the quilt top in May and the quilting earlier this month The binding is now on, the threads are buried the  label is on too! Quilt stats:  Fabric: Kona cotton  Backing: Paddington Bear from my stash! Binding: Kona cotton turquoise Quilting with Superior Threads King Tut #993 and Aurifil 4650 in the bobbin Pattern:Hello Kitty by Amy Newbold Started in January 2016 and finished on 29 June 2016 Size: 36' square And this is another OPAM for June as well as one item crossed off my  Finish Along Q2 list ! Linking to  Let's Bee Social ,  Needle and Thread Thursday

Building Blocks Tuesday - guest blogger

Today, I have the honor to be guest blogger for Jen at  Quilter in the Closet   for her Building Blocks Tuesday.  Welcome if you are new here and coming from Jen's blog. Jen started the linky party while I was in a swap with her, a while ago and I have been trying to link up with her as often as possible.  I love the idea of a block linky party because I am not industrious and able to produce a quilt every other week! And also this year I have been particularly busy making blocks with the quilt along etc I have joined Let me show you the blocks I made recently and then why not linking yours in the linky party below? This week I have made blocks that we should never have to make, I made 2 blocks for the #quiltforjo drive. These blocks will be made into quilts for Jo Cox's family. If you don't know who Jo Cox is, she is a UK MP who was murdered during the campaign for/against the Brexit. She is leaving behind her family including 2 young children. So sad and unnecess

A new project

I have finished a few this month so I guess I am allowed to start one (or more!) new projects now. This one has a deadline so it should help to keep me focused! Another very close friend turned 40 earlier this year and I will have the great pleasure to spend some time with her soon so I thought it would be the perfect time to gift her a quilt. So far, I have just selected the fabric (all from my stash I am proud to say!) and started the cutting of the strips (I still need to cut the background fabric) So far I have sewn one set of strips together.... only 17 more to do - one block! Linking to Let's Bee Social . Celine

Another finished quilt

This time it is M's quilt that is finished. The binding is on, the threads are burried (the least favorite step for me) and the quilt is signed! He will even sleep under his new quilt tonight! and he is happy about that too. I have even washed this one straight after it was finished. Quilt stats:  Fabric:Lots of fabric from various stashes.  Backing: various fabric from my stash Binding: Blue fabric from my stash! Quilting with Superior Threads King Tut #937 Pattern:Various 12' blocks from several bees (from 2013! with a few added this year) Started in 2013 and finished on 24 June 2016 Size: 72'  x 84' Another OPAM this month and another one I can cross off my Finish Along Q2 list ! Linking to  Whoop Whoop Friday ,  Sew Cute Tuesday . Celine

And the quilt is finished and gifted!

The last step for my Stems and Stones quilt was of course the binding and I had ordered special fabric for it, which I waited for until the very last minute... until I realised it wouldn't get here in time. At this stage (on Friday) there was no other option than raid my stash and find a fabric that would work. I found a colourful print that had similar colour palette and went for it.  So the binding was sewn on Friday night ready to be hand stitch on Saturday, in the car back to France.  The party (70s style!) was on Saturday night. Of course my quilt was finished on time and I think my friend loved it! And my secret messages in the quilting! Quilt stats:  Fabric: Kaffe Fassett and Kona cotton white all from my stash! Backing: numbers fabric from IKEA from my stash! Binding: Paisley Parade by Linda Lum DeBono from my stash! Quilting with Superior Threads King Tut #931 Pattern:Stems and Stones by Kelly Young Started on 13 May