ringing in 2020.
trying to be mindful of how much I can realistically get done in the coming
December will be a write off in terms of getting anything accomplished – ha!
holidays planned and visits with family and friends, I know there will be less
and less time to get any sewing done. Which is ok. That’s the season and it’s a
great time of year to just unwind and chill – preferably with a nice glass of
be strategic in what I want to finish up.
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THE FINISHES | Q3 2019
one brings me so much joy too! Those bold fabrics and colours are just my jam! And
paired with the black and white striped binding – I mean, too good! It took me
awhile to get the pattern written and tested, but it was so worth the wait
because this is quickly becoming one of my most popular patterns! Read more
about this quilt and the fabrics featured here.
scraps leftover from my Harvest Falls projects.
Proof that scrappy quilts are a win-win. Since I deviated a little from the
original pattern, I include a separate section for this Rollakan version in the
pains me for how long it sat there unfinished, but I’m thrilled I waited
because I took the quilting next level on this pretty Rocksteady quilt.
to share her until she was officially published in Love Patchwork and Quilting
Magazine. Click here to read more on how this quilt came to be.
hand quilting 😉
it landed on the cover! Woweee! While I love that story, I love the versatility
of this pattern even more. My pattern testers knocked it out of the park with
all their different versions. I love when a pattern allows you to bring your
own personal touch without losing the design elements of the pattern. This one
nails it on both fronts! See more here.
NEUFCHATEL MODERN AZTEC CRIB QUILT
her photographed and blogged. I’m even considering selling this one. I don’t often
sell my quilts, but my pile of completed quilts is growing and getting out of
hand. So, either I get more storage, or I start parting with them. Is this something
you’d be interested in?
If you’d rather make your own, I used the Modern Aztec quilt pattern.
FANTASY MODERN AZTEC TABLE RUNNER
bundles and I couldn’t resist pulling out all the fall colours! With fall
officially here, I’ve been in a “get my house nice and cozy” mode and figured a
new quilted table runner was the perfect start! I still need to finish
photographing her and get her up on the blog. In the meantime, the Fantasy Fabric is shipping to stores this month and the Modern Aztec Table Runner pattern is available here.
(which I’ll get into in a second), I feel really good about my progress in Q3!
Last quarter I think I only knocked off a few projects from my list, so I’m
definitely winning this round!
QUILTS IN PROGRESS
naming quilts so tough? In any event, I’ve already chopped these pretties up,
stitched her together, got her basted and have already started hand quilting
her. The hand quilting is going to take me awhile, but I’ll looking forward to
sharing more with you later this quarter. Stay tuned!
HOUSE OF CARDS
something about those trimmings that call to me. They’re my freedom sessions
and I never know where they’ll lead to. But this colourful improv beauty is the
result. I’m planning on getting her quilted sometime this month, so keep an eye
out for her.
REFLECTIONS WALL HANGING
for a little while all cute and basted and I finally snuck her in for some quilty
action. I’ve just got the hanging sleeve and binding to go and I’ll be able to
knock her off my list.
time I work on them. I got a few more stitched up and still have a good stack
to go. This is my no pressure, just for fun project.
really is the never-ending project. But all I have left to do is attach the
sleeve. I mean I’m there. I’m near the finish line. I just need an afternoon to
get me over the line 😉 Will this be the quarter it happens?
SWEET CHRISTMAS QUILT
know the full story behind this stack. But, in the end, I blame myself for bringing
my hubs into a fabric store with me. In any event, I’ve been mulling new pattern
ideas to feature this pretty charm pack. I don’t normally work with charm packs, so this is pulling
me outside my comfort zone. I’ve got a few ideas brewing, one that keeps coming
to the forefront. I just need a few hours to play and see where it can lead to.
Hopefully I figure it out before Christmas – ha!
BASKET OF QUILTY PLAY
into my basket of quilty play more frequently but looking at all the projects I’ve
completed and those I’ve moved forward; I can see that my time has been spent
elsewhere. And that’s ok. The basket isn’t going anywhere 😉
MODERN SEWCIALITES SAL
think about it though, so surely that counts for something – right?!
WEIGHT OF LOVE
figured out how I want to finish her up. I have an idea, but it seems fiddly
and that’s kinda deterring me. I’ll get there – eventually!
I’ve still got a long way to go before this little cutie will be done. I will
say this, I should have learned after my Hexed table runner that I’m not really
a big fan of needle turn appliqué. The look is beautiful, I’m just not a lover
of the process. And since I’m all about enjoying the journey, I don’t see
myself revisiting this technique again for awhile!
appliqué which will be WAY quicker.
SEWCIAL BEE SAMPLER
there. I have to, because I have the backing for it, and I love that backing
and it needs to get used. Soon.
MEDALLION SQUARED QUILT
know I’ll love this one once I get back into it. Here’s the free block pattern if you want to make one too!
IMPROV DRUNKARDS PATH
safe and sound in my WIP basket just waiting for me to get back to her.
I just find I have to pace myself as the tiny stitches required really put a
strain on my hand. This is my long, long, long term WIP project and I’m 100% ok
SEW MOJO MINIS
where I would like to hang them. I should probably figure that out first before
I frame them…
NEW TO THE LIST
a few WIP, I just can’t seem to do that. I love starting new projects and there’s
a few new fun ones I’ve already got in the works.
BLOSSOM DOUBLE WINDMILL MINI
loving this one and how it has a subtle snow globe effect to it. I’ve already
got the top pieced and the improv backing done too! I even tested out a new
quilting design after I picked up my Walk book. Now I just need to get the binding done – so close!
pattern ever since I first saw it and couldn’t help but pull these fabrics.
Hoping to cut into them this weekend.
JOHNNY APPLESEED QUILT
I didn’t have the time for the book tour, but my quilty friend Ange and I have
been looking for a project to do together and we both fell in love with this
design. We’re kicking off our own impromptu and no stress virtual sew-a-long so
we can stitch together even though we’re on opposite sides of the world from
IMPROV FLIGHT PLAN
from testing my Flight Plan quilt pattern templates. Instead of just tossing them into a basket and forgetting about
them, I decided to throw them onto my design wall and just play. I used up as much
of the fabric scraps as possible to complete this improv wall hanging. She’s
already basted and ready for quilting.
SECRET SEWING #1
have quite a bit of the legwork already done on this project, but I needed some
time to make her and get the documentation finished. This project is to go
along with a new series I’ve been working on. I’ll be sharing more in the coming months
but wanted to get her on my FAL list, so I don’t forget to prioritize her.
SECRET SEWING #2
secret for the moment and can’t share too much. All I can say is that it’s
going to be fun! More will be revealed later this quarter.
FANTASY DOUBLE CHEVRON PILLOW
this fun chartreuse, navy and light blue combo would be super fun!
DESERT WILDERNESS ECLIPTIC QUILT
this fun Dessert Blossom bundle from FIGO Fabrics and it’s got me wanting to try something new. Gotta love when fabric has that
effect on you 😉
MAUVE ECLIIPTIC QUILT
have it! I spent some time playing with fabric the other night and pulled this
combo. I think it would look really pretty using my Ecliptic pattern. Time will
FAL, I encourage you to dive in! The group is super encouraging and there’s no penalty
if you don’t get anything done. But if you DO get something finished, you have
the chance of winning some fun prizes. You can read more about all of that
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