Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Thing 1 and Thing 2...and Thing 3 and Thing 4 and Thing 5...

"Think and wonder, wonder and think." ~ Dr. Seuss

Ah, the beginning of a new month/quarter -- a clean slate! What goals to set this quarter for the 2014 Finish Along? Let's go big!

Banner Day: Speaking of new beginnings, I will be finishing Banner Day for my new niece or nephew. The top is now further along than this -- the edges of the bunting flags are all pressed under, the bunting cord is made, it's all laid out, glued and ready to be stitched down.

Baby Quilt: A friend is also expecting this month! Yay for more babies...as long as I get to hold them lots and then hand them back! :) Colour scheme is grey, tomato red, and celery. This colour scheme is definitely going to be a challenge for me!

Modern Totems II: This one is sandwiched and ready to be quilted.

And my holdovers from Q2:

Fibonacci Is Not Random - Part One

The triptych was here at the beginning of Q2:

Parts Two and Three are last quarter. This quarter is Part One's turn!


Blue Improv: 

Patterns: Modern Totems is being tested and proofread right now so this quarter I will finish it. And then Falling for Stripes. Pinky swear!

I'm linking up to the wonderful Katy @ The Littlest Thistle who is hosting the 2014 Finish Along.

Finish Along 2014

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Sew Canadian Studio Tour

Summer's a great time for road trips, eh? How about quilty virtual ones? The next best thing! This summer, Mad About Patchwork has organized a sewing studio tour of some Canadian quilt bloggers, including yours truly.

Each Sunday, starting today, two Canadian quilt bloggers will share where they make the magic happen!

July 6th – Patti @ Retired to Quilt and Krista @ Poppyprint
July 13th – Dominique @ The Running Thimble and Cinzia @ Deux Petites Souris
July 20th – Anita @ Daydreams of Quilts and Lorna @ Sew Fresh Quilts
July 27th – Shena @ Apple Pie Patchwork and Katherine @ Sew Me Something Good
August 3rd – Felicity @ Felicity Quilts and Josée @ The Charming Needle
August 10th – Janet @ What Comes Next and M-R @ Quilt Matters
August 17th – Erica @ Happy Fabric and Jacqui @ Treadle Quilts
August 24th – Leanne @ She Can Quilt and Jaclyn @ Jaclyn Quilts
August 31st – Pam @ Mad About Patchwork and Laura @ Waffle Kisses

You need to get in on the action too! Starting today, you can add a photo of your own space to the linky party. At the end of August, they’ll be drawing one lucky series participant and one lucky linky party participant to win an Ombre Sewing Studio Kit by Sew Fresh Quilts. So get inspired and get sharing!

Here's a sneak peek of my quilt haven:

You'll have to excuse me now -- I'll be checking out Patti and Krista's studios today and then I've got some cleaning to do... ;)

Saturday, 5 July 2014

A Glass Half Full

My list of goals for Q2 were big, but nothing ventured, nothing gained, right? I got a little distracted by other quilty projects, but I did get about half of my Q2 Finish Along goals done!


Scrap{Bee} 2.0 went from this:

To this:

Full details can be found here.

Re-Finish Fibonacci Is Not Random Triptych:

The triptych was here:

Two of the three pieces are done. Given how long I've been putting these off, it feels like a huge accomplishment. I'm also much happier with the quilting!

More details can be found here and here.

Not Completed: 


Blue Improv: 

Patterns: Modern Totems is being tested and proofread right now so it's almost done! Yay! Next up is Falling for Stripes. I'm disappointed they aren't done, but I'd rather get them right than just put them out there.

That's okay though. I'll just add them to my Q3 goals! I have a feeling my Q3 goals will be bigger than Q2! What are you thinking about finishing up next?

I'm linking up to the wonderful Katy @ The Littlest Thistle who is hosting the 2014 Finish Along.

Finish Along 2014

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Banner Day - A Work in Progress

We're expecting a new member of the family soon! No, I'm not pregnant -- bite your tongue! My new niece or nephew will be making an appearance in the next couple of weeks and I am so excited!

The nursery is bright primary colours and my sister has asked for yellow, blue and red with a red stripe on the back. I'm playing around with this design, inspired by Laura's Bunting Quilt. The colours are a little duller in the photo - night shot because that's pretty much the only quilting time these days (not complaining though because we're having a great summer so far!).

I'm thinking that the bunting cord could be this red and white stripe. Fun, eh?

Whaddya think?
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