Tuesday 22 September 2020

Hello Fall! A Blog Hop

 Today is my turn in the 'Hello Fall Blog Hop'. Thanks to, Carla from Creatin' in the Sticks, for this great idea. 

I was in Northern Ontario this past weekend at my son's, as you can see in the photo below the leaves are just starting to change. I love fall with its beautiful colours and with the weather changing to cooler temps it's time to start thinking of curling up under a quilt and reading a book or even binge watching Netflix.

a little inspiration

I had a project in mind with a bit of a Canadian twist for this blog hop. What's more Canadian then the maple leaf, and geese flying south for the winter? Now all I had to do was come up with a design and make it before my day to post. 
I played around in EQ8 and came up with something I thought would work and I could finish in time.

my fabric pull from green to orange

After pulling some fabrics, I was ready to start. A little flip and sew and I had a Maple leaf done.

maple leaf in progress

I placed the colours darkest to lightest from the stem out trying to get the impression of the leaves changing to fall colours.

Next up those flying geese.

I think I should have changed the order of the orange print and the orange solid, but too late now. That's what happens when I put my head down and foot to the pedal to get a project done, I forgot to check the colour placement. 

I like the stained glass look of a flimsy

I set the blocks on point, added some set in triangles and had a flimsy. I haven't free motion quilted in quite a few months and was worried I wouldn't be able to find my rhythm. I used Thermore batting from Hobbs, Aurifil thread #2024 for the background and Wonderfil Mirage for the leaf and geese.

dot to dot in the geese

I echoed the goose part of the flying geese and did some dot to dot aka Angela Walters quilting.

swirls in the leaf
I stitched in the ditch and echoed the leaf, then fmqed some swirls in the leaf parts. A couple could have been a little more rounded but they are fine, the rust started to fall off as I quilted the background with vines, leaves and swirls.

I brought the crow out to play

 And we have a finish. A nice new fall table runner for my table. 

all quilted and bound in green

I hope you get to enjoy the fall colours around or near you. Don't forget to go visit the rest of the bloggers posting today and see their fall colours.

Wednesday 9 September 2020

Welcome to the Garden Party Row Along Blog Hop

 Thanks to Marian at Seams to Be Sew who is the organizer behind this blog hop. This is my second year designing a row, this year's theme is a garden party.

Northcott Fabrics generously sponsors the row along, providing each of us designers with up to 1 yard of fabric.
Nortchcott Fabrics
Northcott Fabrics

Once we knew that the theme was going to be a Garden row.  I knew I would be making some kind of flower for my row, deciding what that flower would look like was the hard part. You see I love flowers, roses are my favourite. However, like most gardeners, I have a love for all flowers. 

small piecing
small piecing 

There is a little bit of small piecing in the blooms, these are 1 3/4'' by 1 3/4''. But I know you can do it.

My row is 18'' by 9''

You can download my row here from dropbox. It will be free until the end of October.

Be sure to enter today's giveaway. a Rafflecopter giveaway Clover USA - Quilting Notions Bundle

Clover USA - Quilting Notions Bundle includes Flower Head Pins, Seam Ripper, Wonder Clips, Fabric Folding Pen, Water Erasable Marker, Wonder Pins.

The complete rules for the giveaway can be found at Marian's blog Seams to be Sew.

This is the list of today's fellow bloggers make sure to visit them and collect their rows.

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Bobbin In Quilts Blog | Kissed Quilts | Patchwork Breeze

Songbird Designs | Stitchin’ at Home (Me)

I do not like the changes to blogger AT ALL!