Sunday, September 30, 2018

2018 - 350 Block Report - September

Here we are in September. What did I make this month.

My Welcome to my House Wall hanging. I have only counted the rows in this total of 8 as most of the blocks come from another project.
My four block row from the My Happy Place Row Along.

A Triangle Frenzy Rescue from a Student that wasn't happy. I put it together why waste it.
The four applique borders on the quilt on the left.

That means for September a grand total of 17 blocks. Bring on October I have the Project Uninterrupted retreat to attend so maybe I can reach the October goal. That again I may not as I am in charge.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching

September One Monthly Goal Complete

My plan was to finish this one for my display at the Australian Machine Quilting Festival.
You will find the original post here.

I know I sometimes need a deadline to finish stuff, but this one was pushing my limits. The week of the event and I have only 2 borders completed and ready to go on.

So we get to the day of setup and an evening preview session for the students and special guests and I still need to finish the other two borders and get them on the quilt. I had already admitted it will not have the binding on it but if I could get the final two borders on I could get by.

But here it is hanging at the Festival.
I have link this post with Elm Street Quilts post, so you can pop over and check out the finishes.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

My Happy Place Blog Hop

Hi everyone, it is my day on the My Happy Place Blog Hop with a number of other talented bloggers. We need to give Marian from Seams to be Sew a big thank you for hosting us and keeping us on track and organized. Some of us need extra help sometimes. Plus visit Marian's blog for more giveaways.
Here is the full schedule. Make sure you check out the past posts if this is the first time you have seen My Happy Place Blog Hop.
                                    Tuesday September 4, 2018

Thursday September 6, 2018

Tuesday September 11, 2018

Thursday September 13, 2018

Tuesday September 18, 2018

Thursday September 20, 2018

Tuesday September 25, 2018
Thursday September 27, 2018

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Tuesday, October 11, 2018
Show and Tell Day

For me  my happy place is my growing orchard of fruit trees down the back of our yard. We are lucky to have a large block that allows me to have the space to grow some of my favourite fruits. It is a work in progress,  as I have planted two new trees this spring. I now have a pear, a peach, an apricot, two plums, a lemon and a cherry. So I had to feature it as my happy place.

 Download my instructions here and don't forget the Foundation paper pattern here. Then you can make my row and other rows for your quilt. I know that is my plan. I have selected a theme and I know there are a number of rows that fit my theme.

Of course we have to have a give away. It's so more fun if there is a chance to win something like fabric. A big thank you to Moda who have supplied us with this beautiful, I must have prize that I would love to win, but I am out of luck for this one. Plus don't forget to visit Marian Blog for more giveaways.

                You can win this Moda Chloe's Closet Sew and Sew Shine. Value $45.00
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Also you can enter this giveaway for EQ8 Value $239.95

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Don't forget to check out all the blog posts on our My Happy Place Blog Hop. I am.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Welcome to my House Blog Hop

Today see the start of the Welcome to my House Blog Hop. A big thank you to the awesome Carol from Just Let Me Quilt for hosting us and inspiring us with her Blog Hop themes.
The one thing all our project have in common is a house had to feature in our project somewhere.
In my project I have a neighborhood of homes in my Welcome to my house wall hanging. I have been focusing on small projects for the Blog hops. Plus in this project I pulled out the scrap box for my Four patch pathway rows.
Here is the schedule for the blog hop. Make sure you visit everyone and say hi when you check out everyone's project.

September 1
Words & Stitches
Pieceful Thoughts of My Quilting Life
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
Melva Loves Scraps
Cynthia's Creating Ark
Quilting Quietly
Ms P Designs USA
Quilt n Party

September 11
MooseStash Quilting
Vroomans Quilts
Marjorie's Busy Corner
Patchouli Moon Studio
DesertSky Quilting
Books, Hooks, Sticks, etc.
Clever Chameleon Quilting
Sew Many Yarns

September 12
Days Filled With Joy
Freckled Fox Quiltery
Creative Blonde
Adventurous Applique and Quilting
Quarter Inch Crafter
All Thingz Sewn
Sew Many Yarns

September 13
Creatin' in the Sticks
Quilt Doodle Designs
Quilting & Learning - What a Combo!
Domestic Felicity
Life in the Scrapatch
That Fabric Feeling
Just Because Quilts
Hazel’s Daughter

September 14
I Like To Quilt Blog
Selina Quilts
Benita Skinner’s Creative Space
Nettie Sews and Lucky Quilts
Bumbleberry Style
Quilt Fabrication
Sew Golden A Chance
Just Let Me Quit

My house blocks are made in two sections, the roof is a flying geese block and the house is the house with a rectangle sewn on each side. Then you sew the two halves together to complete. Really simple.

Here is what my project looks like.
Thank you for visiting today and I hope you enjoy the blog hop, as much as we did creating the projects.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching

Triangle Frenzy Workshop

In store on Saturday we held the Triangle Frenzy Workshop.
I was the subtitute teacher as the teacher that was taking the class was not well. It was a good thing that I had a good at the pattern ahead of time, so I didn't have to wing. I had a great group of ladies, that excelled in this workshop. They were able to complete one table runner each. No UFO's were created in this workshop. These were the fabrics selected for their table runners.

Here are the finished table runner. They are amazing.

They are all so beautiful. I am so proud of these ladies that they all got gold stars and an couple of early minutes. If you missed out on this one and you want to join us to make one, call the shop and book yourself in to a Essential Basics Workshop (generally the fourth Saturday of the month), telling me you want to make the Triangle Frenzy Table Runner.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching
This was my version.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

September's One Monthly Goal

It's time to set September goal. I have three projects I need to finish this month. All three have deadlines during the month. Two are secret projects, so it makes it hard to share here. The third project is not a secret so that is the one I have chosen for my goal this month. It is my Honeycomb Quilt using the Westalee Designs Honeycomb template. I have completed 3 blocks, there is only 1 more block to complete.

The three completed blocks. The last block won't take me long to finish, then to finish it off. The fact the blocks have technical been quilted my theory is they won't take long to put them together and finish the quilt for the 19th September. That's the deadline for this project.
I have linked this post to Elm Street Quilts post with everyone else who has set a goal. Check out what everyone is up to this month.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching

2018 - 350 Block Report August

 I am way behind where I need to be, so I need to make a lot more.
Three honey comb block

One Folk Flower block.

Two Evergreen block done.

Two table runner which I have taken as 2 block.

One super sized block
Two Improv Star block

This months total is 11  for me. Am I going backwards this year? I feel like I am.
I did make 12 quarter blocks which I haven't counted in this month's total as I need to make all the quarters before I sew them together. Hopefully it will boost a monthly total in the near future.
Until Next time
Keep Stitching