Friday, June 26, 2015

ALYoF June finish...

...another quilt finished.
I used Moda's El Gallo designed by Deb Strain.
I wanted the black binding on the front but not on the back.
I decided on the 2-fabric binding and it's perfect.
My 2-fabric binding tutorial is HERE.
 ...just love the blacks, greys and reds...
and those dots!!

To make this 48" x 56" quilt you need
42 - 10" squares and 42 - 5" squares.

I saw this Fold and Sew techique on a You Tube video...
by Peg Spradlin
View the video HERE.
Under my header you can also find the video in the tab
Tutorials by Other Designers
Peg used sashing to separate the blocks and 
she centered all the 5" squares.
I chose to make my quilt without the sashing and off set the 5" squares.
I love them both...
I have made this quilt 3 times...and I know I will make many more is fast and simple...perfect for a lap quilt!!
There are so many Christmas collections I love 
and I can see me making some as Christmas gifts...or
how about a Halloween quilt?
You won't want to miss this....

it's a sale, and it is going on at Crazy Quilt Girl Fabric Shop.
Corinna has amazing prices to begin with, but if you use
coupon code HAPPYJUNE you will get an additional 15% off
your order of $35.00 or more.
This sale ends Tuesday June 30th...

and to 

Have a wonderful weekend...

Sunday, June 7, 2015

ALYoF June goal setting party...

I've been procrastinating...
if I wait much longer I will be late for the party
...soooo I better get posting!!!

My June goal for ALYoF
will be finish another square-in-a-square quilt and write a tutorial
using the folded method.

I had a charm pack and layer cake of El Gallo by Deb Strain 
EL GALLO Charm Pack by Deb Strain for Moda Fabrics   EL GALLO Layer Cake by Deb Strain for Moda Fabrics
and when we took a wee vacation 
to Boyne Mountain Michigan last week.
I did get the blocks stitched while I was there
but they are still not pressed or trimmed...
...for a week now I haven't sat at my sewing machine.
I did manage to get some hand sewing in...lots of gardening
and cleaning cupboards and closets...still lots to do
before we can list our house for sale...I'm overwhelmed...
and it's almost 6 months till Christmas!!

I have a busy week coming up...
it's NASCAR weekend at Brooklyn Michigan.
Family and friends from Canada will start arriving as early as Thursday,
if they come too early I'll put them to work!!
They will leave Sunday after dinner...
this year there are 8 coming past years we have had as many as 13.
It will be our last NASCAR weekend at Stonebridge Way...
We are hoping  to be settled back in Canada by the end of the year!!
My sewing days will be limited...still lots to do before we list.
Our NASCAR weekends started back in June 2004.
I know some of them have been counting down the 'sleeps'
till they arrive....I've heard Nicole, Jon and Kristen are!! 
I'm hoping the weather man cooperates!!

Have a wonderful week everyone!!!

I'm linking to

 June's goal setting party hosted by Shanna and Melissa

Friday, May 29, 2015

A sucessful finish for ALYoF and more...

...I finished the batik quilt and gifted it to Todd and Noreen.
They were packing up the car 
to go to Niagara-on-the-Lake for the weekend.
I just had to take a picture with Noreen's new Mini Cooper...
it's sweet...Noreen was camera shy!!
...and a picture in their back yard.
The quilt back is a green batik with a hint of lavender.
They loved it...I'm now cutting the pieces to make a second quilt.
It is a quick and easy pattern in the February 2009
American Patchwork & Quilting .  

My Hands2Help challenge quilt is also finished and ready to mail.
I used a Bear Country School layer cake and charm pack by Moda.
The quilt measures 48" x 56" .
The lilac bushes are gorgeous this year...

I can't believe I've finished it 3 weeks before I have to mail it.
I have till June 12...I've got time to make another one,
but I have lots of other projects on my 'to do' list...
we would like to be moved back to Canada by the end of the year!!
Still procrastinating...

I'm linking 
to May's goal setting party  hosted by Shanna and Melissa

to Finish it up Friday hosted by Amanda Jean
and to Whoop whoop Friday hosted by Sarah

Happy Stitching

Thursday, May 7, 2015

May's goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes...

I almost forgot to post my May goal for ALYoF....
I've made progress on my batik quilt, the quilting is completed so...
my May goal is have it bound and gifted.
As time permits
I would also like to make some progress on my Hands2Help quilt.
A quilt top flimsy would be good...
having it quilted and bound would be awesome!!
I will be using a Bear Country School layer cake and charm pack by Moda.
All I've done so far is matched a layer cake with a charm pack.
I'm sure I will move a few around.  
I will be using a folded square-in-a square block to make the quilt.
The 2 quilts below are donation quilts...
the one on the right is for the Relay for Life 
held next week in Canton Michigan.
It measures 50" x 60".
The multi colored one is 48" x 54" 
and will go to Quilts of Compassion.
I used the folded square-in-a square block to make both quilts.

I'm linking to Melissa and Shanna

Happy Stitching!!