Monday, January 22, 2024

Donation top

Do you remember seeing this photo with these blocks?  

Well, this is what has been done so far with them.  The block size went from 6-1/2" unfinished to 9" unfinished with the addition of triangles on the sides.  Applique is being added to the blue squares.  They just didn't look right without the applique.
Hopefully, this will be a finished top by the end of this week and I can add one donation top done this month for the Chookshed Stitchers Challenge.

Cherish your day, cherish your life!

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Log Cabin Chevron

 This was my December binding challenge and I'm so happy to have this quilt done!  

Here is the quilt taken at a different angle.
Quilt Details:

This quilt was started in a class by Heather Stewart.  Of course, I did a twist with the addition of the applique and I'm so much happier that it came out this way.

Started:  October 2012

Top Finished:  October 2023

Quilt Finished:  December 2023

Quilt Size:  66" x 77" (top size before quilting, washing & drying:  67-1/4" x 77-1/2")

Batting:  Hobbs poly batting

Machine quilted by:  Kathy Wareham

This quilt will look lovely hanging alongside my other spring quilts.

Now, I did take another class with Heather Stewart and this was the quilt that was finished back in 2018.  Angles and Squares.  Heather asked us to be creative in making up our top (she just taught us the block) and this is what I came up with.  Of course, my favourite stars made an entrance and viola!

There, all the quilts are now made from the classes that Heather taught.

Cherish your day, cherish your life!

Sunday, January 14, 2024

Challenge Update

 Here we are at the end of the second week of January and how am I doing with this challenge?

Borders got added to this Xmas top.

Here are photos of some of the fabrics used.  

Hanging sleeves got added to this quilt!  The red/blue is a very old quilt, but never had a hanging sleeve.  Now it has and is hanging up instead of being draped over a railing.
Here is the quilt hanging up with all my other red/white/blue quilts.  My hubby loves this quilt.  He sees exploding stars every time he looks at it.
My "Pyramids" quilt has the sleeve and is rolled up and stored away until the summer.  This quilt didn't have a label and I had to do a bit of searching for the information and once found, the information was written directly onto the backing.  Done and done!
This is my January binding challenge quilt.  More photos and a post to come next month.
My Log Cabin quilt.  I do have to do a post about this quilt as it was my December binding challenge.
This is my snowball quilt made a couple of years ago.
Oh look .... this quilt still has the felt tabs pinned onto the backing ready for hanging.  This has now been fixed!
Here are five of those quilts now ready for storing away.  You can see my Pyramids quilt all rolled up.  It is lying on top of the quilts and that is how all of the other quilts will be stored away.  
In total, six quilts got their hanging sleeves added.  A lot of stitching has been done!  Month of January is going good so far on the quilting front!

We got a dump of snow .... six inches and then another four inches ..... and hubby and I were busy shovelling ..... and it is snowing again.

Linking up to Dreamworthy quilts and the challenge.

Cherish your day, cherish your life!

Wednesday, January 3, 2024

#6 for the Challenge

The Chookshed Stitchers Challenge is off to a good start.  Well, for me anyway!

#6 was pulled for January.

Now, I could choose what I like and have chosen to work on a donation quilt.  There will be a drop-off date in May and this is a good start.  I would like to have two to donate, but if only one gets done, I'm good with that.  These blocks don't look like much, but they will make up a lap size quilt.  You will just have to wait and see!  LOL

Next, some frankenpiecing of batting pieces for future NICU baby blankets.  One got done so far and yes, it looks wonky on the left hand side .... it just needs to be trimmed to 24" x 24".
Then, this quilt is to have a hanging sleeve added.
Then for my January binding challenge, this quilt is it!  No blog-Mary has opted to finish knitting a sweater that she started in December.  The repeat row is quite nice to do and she has made great progress so far.  A new sweater for our winter will be welcome.  She did send a photo, but it was hard to see the sweater.
Lastly, I would like to finish adding borders to this Xmas top.

So, that will be my month challenges and they will help to keep me busy.

I did complete my December binding challenge and photos and a post to follow soonish.

Soup is simmering on the stove and it is snowing outside.  Has our winter finally arrived and is it here to stay for the next 3-4 months?

Cherish your day, cherish your life!