Sew Sundays – July (seriously? It’s July?) – July 1, 2018

Happy Sunday!

I have to confess – I found this post in my drafts – and it was originally titled “June (seriously?  It’s almost June?)”.  Just goes to show how easily time passes when you’re not watching.

Sew, June is almost over, and the merry month of May before it is also done.  How the months are flying.  I sure do hope summer falls on a weekend this year.

I have another finish to share.  The second quilt which I added to my to-do list.  This one is made as a trade with a friend who will be installing the backsplash in my new kitchen.  He wanted a quilt for his new grandson, and wanted to celebrate his favourite team (Toronto Maple Leafs)…I guess he figures it’s never too early to start imposing a grandfather’s influence.


I hope you enjoyed the video I shared last in my last post.  This week I’m sharing the wonderful Angela Walters.  All of her videos are such a treat – her personality is fresh and fun, inspiring but not intimidating.  I have her Shape by Shape books (1 and 2) and use them as my main references when I get Quilters Paralysis (that is, every time I set out to start quilting a new quilt!)

It’s pretty hard to pick a favourite from her portfolio of videos, but I’ve chosen her video on the “Swirl Chain“.  It’s a FMQ design that I’m attempting on my current project.  I will share the results when I’m finished with that project.

And finally, Melva, of melvalovesscraps has been doing a series of blog posts on family members who quilt called Quilters – Through the Generations.  Last week she featured my cousin, Gail (Quilting Gail).  This week she has featured my story.  Be sure to jump over to Melva’s blog and look at all the stories.

Summary of my PHD list (6/12 Done):

  1. DONE – Dresden quilt – started Aug 2016 (May 21 post)
  2. Autumn leaves quilt – flimsy in progress – no progress this period
  3. Feathered star quilt – one block made Sep 2017 – no progress this period
  4. Delectable Mountains quilt – removed the borders that were on it.  They were just “wrong”.  Now I have a new plan and am  looking forward to picking up this project again
  5. DONE – Little Girl quilt – Jan 2018, gifted March 4, 2018
  6. Christmas quilt #2 – ready to sandwich – no progress this period
  7. Christmas quilt #3 – fabric purchased, pattern pending – no progress this period
  8. DONE – Winnie the Pooh baby quilt – (Jan 14 post)
  9. DONE – Bibs baby quilt – (Mar 18 post)
  10. DONE – Lewe the Ewe baby quilt – (Jan 14 post)
  11. Secret quilt – pattern: Alter-ego – FMQ now in progress 
  12. DONE – Blues quilt – (Apr 8 post)

Cheers all and enjoy your Sunday!

~ Link ups ~

Karen – Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats

Gail – Quilting Gail

Ann – Laughing Gas Quilts

Rashida – no3quiltstudio

Stephanie – Lowcountry Quilts and Embroidery

Melva – Melva Loves Scraps



Author: tlcquiltsblog

I started quilting June 2016 after the announcement that my first grandchild would arrive February 2017. It was an instant and complete only wish I had started earlier.

6 thoughts on “Sew Sundays – July (seriously? It’s July?) – July 1, 2018”

  1. Hi Terry,
    I loved reading your story on Melva’s website. I have a Delectable Mountains pattern in my UFOs, too – it’s a table runner that’s about 10 years old! You are doing super on your list! I will watch the video you shared – I love AW and her videos are great. Happy Monday! ~smile~ Roseanne

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    1. Thanks Roseanne.
      It was fun doing the story for Melva’s blog.
      I’m learning a lot doing the PHD challenge. Biggest lesson so far is that by putting away a project I lose my train of thought and forget the next step in the plan. Sometimes that’s a good thing – the delectable mountains is an example because in the end i decided that finished was not better than perfect. The borders I put on it originally were not working for me. I had used fabric from my limited stash, instead of buying new fabric that worked better. If I had continued it would have ended up being a quilt I didn’t like and wouldn’t want to gift to anyone.
      Happy sewing!

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  2. Hi Terry,
    Congrats on your PHD list!!! You’re doing G-R-E-A-T (imagine Tony the Tiger voice)
    Thanks for the video link … I hadn’t seen the swirl chain … love it … I think it will be used in at least one of my next quilts!
    Happy Quilting!


  3. The Maple leaf quilt is gorgeous, wow! I’m very impressed with your list, you are getting things DONE 🙌🏻! I think I need to make one so I can see my progress so far this year. Sometimes I feel like I’m sinking under my to do list and never seem to accomplish anything lol!


    1. I know the feeling Stephanie. I’ve drastically reduced the number of quilting tutorials I watch because I often want to make what I just saw! “Bird” (reference to the dog in the movie “Up!” that continuously gets distracted).
      The PHD list challenge has been good and will feel even better when I’m done. The biggest lesson I’ve learned so far is that by putting a project away for a while there are two risks:
      1. You forget what you were doing and what you planned on doing; and
      2. After you remember, you might change the plan altogether.
      Both of those things happened to me this week. 🙂

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