Sunday 20 March 2022

Project Quilting 13.6

 A big thank you to Kim Lapacek at Persimon Dreams for hosting this challenge for us each year. I participated in each of the 6 challenges and loved each one.

We were to incorporate some pieced flying geese. At least five. I had a plan but due to an ongoing elderly family problem I ran out of time. I started this piece at 6 AM this morning.

flying geese check

Sorry not many photos, no time for them.

a finish
This piece is 9'' x 8''. I used Aurifil Thread for quilting the straight lines and |Hobbs Thermore Batting. 

Sunday 13 March 2022

Time in a bottle Blog Hop

 The "Time in a Bottle" challenge was to make something with an hourglass block in it. This blog hop is hosted by Carol of Just Let me Quilt.

I'm never sure what I'm going to make for these hops. Sometimes I go down the Pinterest rabbit hole, or I play around in EQ8 until something strikes my fancy. This time I took the EQ route and deleted more ideas than I kept. But I finally settled on something I thought would fit the parameters of the hop. 

one hourglass block... it's a start

I am still trying to use some older less loved fabrics in my stash. All the fabrics for my project are from Moda.

one block coming together

I think it may have been better if I had reversed the colours, however, I was limited by the amount of blue solid I had and I really wanted to use up that bubble fabric. 

the quilt top would have benefited from a inner blue border

I kept the quilting simple on this quilt. I did loops de loops in the background fabric. Some curves in the squares and triangles. Those triangles are busy enough without overdoing the quilting that wouldn't have shown up anyway.

a pieced backing to use up the leftover pieces

I am happy to say all I have left of the bubble fabric are a couple 3-inch squares, I call that a win.

This quilt will be donated to Ronald Macdonald House in London as part of Hands2Help. You can read more about that over at The Academic Quilter's blog. The quilt finished at 40'' x  40''.

Now let's see what the other bloggers of the hop are making today.

Sunday 6 March 2022

Project Quilting 13.5

 Challenge 13.5 we were to play with repetition and the creation of rhythm. Something had to be intentionally repeated three times or more.  Project Quilting is hosted by Kim Lapacek of Persimon Dreams.

When coming up with an idea for this week's challenge I as I'm sure most of the world has been doing watched the travesty that Russia is doing to Ukraine. My heart is with all Ukrainians. So it's no wonder that this week's project has at the very least hearts.

This is where I was in my project on Friday

I couldn't work on my PQ project as I had a deadline for a secret project, it had to be finished first. I finally had time on Friday to design and start making my creation. Hearts check. With a deadline of Sunday, I knew I had to get cracking on my PQ project. No time for progress photos.

a table topper completed before the deadline

This 21'' x 21'' table topper or wall hanging I put hanging corners on the back, is made in the colours of Ukraine's flag. I fmqed feathers in all the hearts using a light yellow Aurifil #2105, the blue is #2770 and the white is #2021. 

the back shows the quilting

I used Hobbs Thermore batting my favourite batting for table toppers and wall hangings.