Monday, October 25, 2021

Projects For A Rainy Day

It has been raining all night and all day today.  It's not a heavy rain but comes down lightly and steadily.  It's so dreamy to look at.  I'm so glad that we finally got some rain.  We've been in a drought for a number of years now.  The rain came just the right time, after I started cold season planting in the garden, starting with some peas and garlic.  The seeds sprouted and started to grow.  Nothing gives me more thrill than seeing sprouted seedlings.  It's a joy to see them poking through the soil and start growing.  I'll show some pictures when they grow a little bigger. 

Last summer, I made some quilted postcards which you can see in this post.  That was my first Foundation Paper Piecing (FPP) experience which I learned from Leila Gardunia here.   Leila also has a free download of scrappy triangle foundation at this site.  I enjoyed making the postcards so I decided to adapt these scrappy triangle foundations into Christmas ornaments.  And here they are...



These ornaments finished at about 4 inches.  I will make several different sizes; from 4-6 inches.  I decided not to use traditional colors of Christmas on all of them but there will be some red and green for sure.  It will be  a modern Christmas tree with modern ornaments this year.  😊

I'm so glad to finally have projects like these for my scraps which are multiplying fast. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.


Friday, October 15, 2021

A New Quilt Finished

 Hi Everyone,

Today I have pictures of a new project to share.  This is my QuiltCon 2022 fabric challenge quilt.  This quilt is called ‘Candy Box 3’.



I finished it just in time for submission.  This also is my October OMG which I'm very happy with the end result.


Quilt Stats

Finish size:         46" x 46"

Fabric:                Artisan Cotton by Windham Fabrics

                            Wine/Pink, Coral/Aqua, Aqua/Blue, Blue/Orchid, Navy/White and Camel/Cream

Piecing thread:  Aurifil 50

Quilting thread: Background: Aurifil 2600 and Amann 0761      

                              Candy pieces: Tutti by WonderFil Thread

Batting:                Toasty Cotton (100% natural cotton) by Fairfield

Now on to the next challenge.  I received an email about the International Quilt Museum challenge which you can see it here.  I think it is very interesting and I might participate if I can come up with something interesting by the end of the year.   Have I told you I love doing these challenges?  They keep me on my toes.   😃

Thank you for stopping by and Have a great weekends.


Wednesday, October 6, 2021

October OMG

 It's time again to set the goal for October.  Time sure is flying by fast and we are reaching the last quarter of the year.  I've been working on the quilt called 'Candy Box 3'.  The design idea of this quilt is based loosely on my 'Intersection Block'.  This block is so versatile and easy to make.  If you're a member of the MQG, you can check it out in the MQG Journal on the MQG website.  Here is a picture of the work in progress.


The goal for this month is to finish quilting and binding it.  I sure hope it will look good enough to submit to QuiltCon.  🙏

You can check out all the goal link up at the Elm Street Quilts

Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!