I finished my Rainbow Autumn Chain quilt top in May ‘18, sent it out for quilting in Feb ‘19, and finally got it bound the very end of April ‘19. The 48” x 48” quilt is made up of 16 blocks—12 which were made by #IGHoneyBees2018 swarm-mates and four which were made by me. I really love how all the blocks work together to create a beautiful color wheel. My swarm-mates were able to choose the color of their choice, and it all worked out so well. I did make an intentional choice to make the last block on the bottom row in red violet to finish up the color wheel.
Below is more of a close-up that shows off Sew Shabby Quilting’s Diamond in the Sky quilting pattern:
This is one of my 2019 Qtr 2 Finish-A-Long Goals.
Linking up to Cooking Up Quilts: Main Crush Monday.
I have completed the 50” x 70” quilt top that I will be sending off to Victoria Quilts Canada as part of the Hands2Help Comfort Quilt Challenge 2019 hosted by Sarah@Confessions of a Fabric Addict. Please see my Hands2Help 2019 Check-In #1 post for information about the pattern and fabric I used for this quilt top.
Since the Victoria Quilts Canada charity is just requesting quilt tops, all I now need to do is get this quilt top in the mail. I hope when it is quilted and finished that it brings some measure of comfort to a person in Canada who is living with cancer.
Linking up to Hands2Help 2019 Check-In #2.
My May ‘19 One Monthly Goal is to make the Month 2, Month 3, and Month 4 blocks for the Stargazer Block of the Month (BOM) that was created and is being hosted by Rebecca of Bryan House Quilts. Be sure to click on the Stargazer Block of the Month link above to see Rebecca’s awesome mock-up of the Stargazer quilt. Making this quilt is one of my 2019 goals, but until a couple weeks ago, all I had done was purchase some of the Kona solids needed for this project. I finally completed the Month 1 units this week. Below is a pic of those units on/around my new felt letter board (isn’t it cute!?!).
I’m thrilled to have finally started this BOM and can’t wait to see how it comes together.
Linking up to Elm Street Quilts: May ‘19 OMG.
My friend, Laura, adopted a very special dog last month. She named him Ishwa which means Spiritual Teacher. I absolutely believe that we can learn much from our animals, and they often seem to understand us in ways that the human species can’t truly fathom. My best friend, Mary, and I decided that we wanted to make a baby-size quilt for Laura and Ishwa to commemorate the beginning of their journey together. While we don’t exactly know what Ishwa’s genetic make-up is, it seems likely that he has some Husky and Malamute in him.
The two feature fabrics for this quilt are Husky and Malamute fabrics that I found on Spoonflower. While waiting for the fabric to arrive, I designed a simple 36” x 36” quilt in EQ8. I knew I wanted to include some pops of color around the brown Husky squares and also thought it would be interesting to put offset borders around the Malamute squares.
The quilt top itself went together fairly fast, and we decided that Sew Shabby Quilting’s Scratch quilting motif would be be the perfect quilting pattern and would allow the quilt to stay soft and cuddly.
Here’s a shot of the back of the quilt:
This quilt is the Secret Project I mentioned in my 2019 Qtr 2 Finish-A-Long Goals post.
My April ‘19 One Monthly Goal was to make two Travel Trailer pillow covers in similar color schemes—one that will be given to my brother and sister-in-law along with their Camping Quilt (look for a post soon on the finished camping quilt), and the other pillow is for my friend, Sharon, who recently bought a travel trailer. Here is the one for my brother/sister-in-law:
And here is the pillow for my friend, Sharon:
Making these travel trailer pillow covers is one of my 2019 Qtr 2 Finish-A-Long Goals.
See my April ‘19 One Monthly Goal link at the top of this post for information about the Travel Trailer pattern.
Linking up to Elm Street Quilts: April ‘19 OMG Finishes.
After finishing up my Mercyful (Antique Tiles) Quilt in March, I have started working on another project that will benefit another Hands2Help Comfort Quilt Challenge 2019 charity, Victoria’s Quilts Canada. I have adapted the Charm Box Mini Quilt Pattern by Fat Quarter Shop and am using left-over Zen Chic Reel Time charm packs that I used to make a Table Runner and Placemats for my sister in January 2017. I will be using the Bella Pewter solid for the sashing for this 50” x 70” quilt top.
I was recently given Electric Quilt 8 (EQ8) as a birthday present and have had fun designing simple quilts with this quilt-designing software. Below is a mock-up of my adapted Charm Box quilt top using a variety of digital swatches included in EQ8 that aren’t representative of the fabric or colors that I am using for my Victoria’s Quilts Canada quilt top.
Linking up to Hands2Help 2019 1st Check-in.
I have six proposed finishes for the second quarter of 2019. My five new projects are as follows:
My Meadowland Quilt
I just finished sewing the quilt top together this past weekend. I had so much fun participating in this quilt-along using my hoarded Katarina Roccella Imprint collection. To see other absolutely amazing Meadowland quilt tops, check out #meadowlandqal on Instagram. I am having Amy with Amy’s Creative Side do the long-arm quilting using her Window Pane quilting motif on this project.
Two Travel Trailer Pillow Covers
I plan to make two Travel Trailer Pillow Covers using Pen + Paper’s Travel Trailer Block pattern. Below are the fabric pulls for each of the pillows that use a similar color scheme:
My Camping Quilt is my 3rd proposed finish for this quarter. I hope to get it back from Sew Shabby Quilting by the end of the month to get this quilt bound and plan to hand carry this quilt and one Travel Trailer pillow (using the fabric pull above on the left) when I visit by brother and sister-in-law in May.
Wedding Whirl Mini
My fourth proposed project is a mini quilt using my Wedding Whirl design with 1.5” finished HSTs. It is going to be 16.5” x 16.5” (or I may add a border on two sides to make it rectangular).
My last new Qtr 2 project is a secret project. Below is a pic of six fabrics used in this baby-size quilt, but I’ve not included the two feature fabrics.
Rainbow Autumn Chain Quilt
I’m carrying over one of my 2019 Qtr 1 Finish-A-Long Goals into this quarter. Sew Shabby Quilting did a lovely job with the quilting of my Rainbow Autumn Chain Quilt, and it just needs to be bound.
Linking up to .2019 Qtr 2 Finish-A-Long Goals