Hello my quilty friends. Long time no..um…blog?
I know it’s been quite a while since I posted. Life took a turn in July and it’s been difficult to keep on top of things. I have managed to make time for quilting although even that is reduced.
I have somewhat of a backlog of updates, so without further adieu …
PHD #2 aka Autumn Leaves quilt is DONE. I actually finished it in August. It hasn’t been gifted yet so I will save the pictures for a future post, but suffice to say the Hunter Star pattern is now one of my favourites! I simply adore how it looks and will be sure to make more of these in the future.
PHD #3 Feathered Star quilt: My original idea for this quilt was to make several feathered stars with different, but complimentary, colour combinations. The method to that madness was two-fold:
First, I would get practice making the feathered star; practice makes perfect.
Second, I would be able to see how different colour and value combinations change the look of the finished star.
After I made the second star, and was confident that it would compete with, not compliment, the first star and I realized my plan had to change course. Coincidentally enough, during my summer Shop Hop I happened upon a copy of Eleanor Burns’ book “All Star Quilts”! I never planned to make the variety of stars in that book, but it seemed like fate was telling me something.
And then fate told me something else…you didn’t buy enough fabric, silly. And nope…couldn’t get more. OK, let’s call on my buddy, Mr. Improv. Off to the fabric store, and many, many, MANY hours later, the flimsy is DONE! I’m rather impressed with myself. It was a great learning experience. I will make more feathered stars in the future, but best of all – now that I have an actual pattern to follow, I’ll know how much fabric to buy!!
Sew…are you waiting for pictures?
I’m such a tease! Well, I’ll give you one and make you wait for more…but not too long, cuz this baby is basted and ready for quilting. Whoop Whoop!
PHD #4 Delectable Mountains Quilt is DONE! “Mountain View” was just finished this week.
This labour of
love tenacity was one that was taken apart and restarted. I’m happy with the results but really struggled with quilting the actual mountains. I wanted to accentuate the mountains, but in the end I wasn’t successful at that goal.
PHD #6 Christmas quilt #2 is ready for quilting. Don’t be too impressed at my progress…this one has been ready for quilting since January.
Pics? Nope…I gotta give you some reason to come back to my blog!
And …not on my PHD list, but part of the PHD requirements (finish what you start) is a wee quilt for someone who loves cats. I happened upon this fabric in June and couldn’t resist. And then to make it even cuter, I found this cute mouse fabric to use for the backing!
“Purrfection” is ready for gifting.
Finally…I need your help!
I will be ready to start piecing my last PHD quilt soon. But, I can’t decide on a pattern. It’s a Christmas quilt, and I know I want to do stars, preferably the kind which require flying geese.
Do you have any patterns that might work, especially one which you enjoyed making? I’d love to hear from you!!
Summary of my PHD list (9/12 Done):
- DONE – Dresden quilt – started Aug 2016 (May 21, 2018 post)
- DONE – Autumn leaves quilt – August 2018
- Feathered star quilt – Ready to FMQ
- DONE – Delectable Mountains quilt – October 2018
- DONE – Little Girl quilt – Jan 2018, gifted March 4, 2018
- Christmas quilt #2 – Ready to FMQ
- Christmas quilt #3 – Looking for pattern suggestions! 🙂
- DONE – Winnie the Pooh baby quilt – (Jan 14, 2018 post)
- DONE – Bibs baby quilt – (Mar 18, 2018 post)
- DONE – Lewe the Ewe baby quilt – (Jan 14 post)
- DONE – Heros – July 2018
- DONE – Blues quilt – (Apr 8, 2018 post)
Cheers to all and I hope you Spend your Sundays Sewing!