Saturday, July 22, 2017

Blue Mini Nine Patches

I got a new crop of mini nine patches done, BLUE. I need half the blocks to be a colour around and half need to be white on the out edge. I want the blues used in this quilt to be a little bit on the light or turquoise side and not too dark. These blocks finish to 3 1/2", so yes they are small. 

Here is 59 blocks done. I think this is now half all of the blocks done. I think I had about 60 done before I did blue. 

More little mini nine center parts. 

I picked Saskatoons today and added Rhubarb to make a fruit pudding.  We are about to dig in and eat some. 

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Great Blue Scraps

I got started on Bonnie Hunter's next Leader's and Ender's challenge. I am making 6" blocks that have these great checkerboard black and white units. She had a baby quilt some time ago and I loved the Black and White checker board she used. I did not start that quilt but when I saw this rail fence  Opps I started it. Another quilt started. 

There is kind of a right and a left block. See how the white is the top right or top left side. 

I love how they all look together. So much fun!

I made more Honey Comb blocks, these are the dark blue to navy blocks. I have a lot of dark blue scraps. 

Here is 3 Turquoise blocks. 

I have used mostly the 1 1/2" strips. Can you see the Hawaii surf board fabric? 

There is Spider-man fabric and Equestrian fabrics. 

I also just got started on my Blue mini nine patches. Yes they are crazy small. Maybe by next week I will have some blocks done and on the wall. 

The design wall is nice and full of blue. The four on the bottom are from last week. I have so much done for Blue Honey Comb blocks. 

The big rainbow quilt is still being worked on. I do not have the boarders done yet. I have a far bit of work still to do on the top. I am going to use the rainbow strip set to make the boarder. Maybe by next weekend, at least I am getting closer to being done. 

I have added my post to Soscrappy. Check out all the other great Rainbow Scrap Challenge projects that are underway. 

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Rainbow Saturday

I worked very hard on my blue scraps this past week. I can hardly believe this is all I can show you so far for Blue. It took so long to sort and trim all kinds of blue. I had lots of blue, I got carried away and make 4 Bright blue blocks, I still have the darker almost navy colours to do. I also will have the turquoise blues for honey comb blocks because I did not start this till late March. 

My design wall has been busy so I laid these out on the ironing board first before I sewed the blocks. 

Lots of pretty blue, Some are so old. I made my son a pair of pants when he was 2 out of the blue checkered fabric. He is in 3rd year University now. 

Also this week, I worked very hard on this older Rainbow Scrap Challenge quilt. I looked back and the brown top left block was the first one I did back in Nov 2011
Maybe rainbow nine patches as sashing?  or a rainbow fabric? 

I tried out a few different sashing options. I had planned an olive green but it was dead looking, so dead I did not ever take a photo. Trust me it was not good. Also I tried the triangles on the boarder, no not right either, added to much different stuff. 

Maybe Black and White sashing? Oh I kind of like the boarder, I will to make new fabric and lots of it. 

Ok, I think this is what I will do. I have lots to do now. I need to make a few more strip sets of colour to make the boarder. I think I will also leave that first Brown block as the top corner, as it was the first block. I have 25 blocks so this quilt will be 5 by 5 and I think around 76" before the boarders are on. 

I have added this post to Soscrappy
I am away at another dog agility trial this weekend. The club I have joined is hosting a trial and I have a job to do as well as run my dog. We are in a heat wave, so stay cool. 

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Happy Canada Day

Happy Birthday Canada 150!

We have come to the end of June and Yellow. I got a little more done in yellow this week. I love to see all the blocks up and once. I think I forgot 2 but it is most of the yellow I did. 

Some scraps were sitting on the table and needed to be something, so 6" crumb blocks.

I also got the triangle strings done this week. 

Now on to Blue, so pretty Blue. I am sure I have lots to work on. I have linked up with Soscrappy, our leader in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. 

Thursday, June 29, 2017

What next?


I am working on my UFO list. I have gotten lots done this year. But I think I might have to really work harder. The Leduc quilt show is coming up. The Black Gold Quilt Patch Quilt show really. I have a goal to have 10 quilted things in the show. Only 2 are done so far. The Quilt show is not judged but I want my best at the show as well as a few quick quilts too. 

KFC Follow Me, so far is just a quilt top. So much work left to do.

I made a list of what I might get done. I have added in a few and taken a few out over the last few months. 

What can I get done in time of Leduc show?
1.       Hawaii quilt – quilt
2.       Misty day – binding label sleeve
3.       Tree shirt – quilt
4.       Bad to the bone - quilt
5.       Slab quilt for me - quilt
6.       KFC follow me - quilt
7.       Cherry table topper – boarder + quilt
8.       Forest Friends – moths + build top + quilt
9.       Eye quilt – all plan a baby quilt
10.   Large Rainbow quilt – build top + quilt
11.   Slab quilt for charity – top building + quilt

I have this slab quilt top done but still needs to be quilted. I also have one more to finish for charity too. Did you see many quilts need the quilting done? So much quilting. 

Well off to the sweat shop! 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Agility Weekend

I had a big weekend of agility. My black lab and I competed in the Alberta/NWT Regional Dog Agility Championships. Well we had a great weekend. She was so good and we both did so well. I was blown away as to how good. We got a 2nd place and a 10th in classes of 56 dogs. We had some great rounds. We got to a steeplechase final which is a speed class. I never thought we could do so well. 

We also qualified to go to National Championships! I have booked to go now. 

Sorry no quilting, next time I promise. 

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Yellow Saturday Scraps

I have nine yellow 6" sampler blocks done. I think at least 2 blocks were done before this month but not sure I ever got photos, so I am showing all 9 blocks today. 

A couple of the yellow ones I got the pattern from the Canada 150 quilt by Next Step Designs. Mom and I are working the the Canada 150 quilt blocks together.  I am making the odd number of blocks and my mom is making the even number of blocks. It will be another mother daughter quilt. I got some of my red and white ones done this week too. Fun to make the 2 different colours sets. 

Earlier in the month I showed some strip sets getting worked on. This is them now. These blocks are the Honey Comb Quilt. The link takes you to the pattern. I have 3 red and 3 green done too. 

This post will be linked to Soscrappy

My dog, Gemma and I are in the Alberta Regional Agility Championships this weekend. Day 1 was wow so good! We had 3 real good rounds and are having so much fun. I might not get my comments answered till Monday as we are doing more agility this weekend.