quilt monday

A few years ago, I made grad quilts for some of my friend's children. I than realized how many quilts I would end up making over the next few years lol.

Usually I am able to get idea of favourite colours etc but for this quilt? I had nothing. Luckily I was able to stalk her pinterest board and get a few ideas. This is what I came up with.

Her pinterest was mostly black, white, gold and pink. And simple yet modern. Lucky for me, she was in the midst of a bedroom redo so I found lots of inspiration.

I wanted to do feathers on this so bad but I was worried it would ruin the modern look. Instead, they were the perfect choice.

quilted with Bountiful Feathers

I went with a very pale pink for the binding.

But the backing. See, this graduate, her goal is to go to Disneyland and become a Disney princess. She is (almost) a bigger Disney fan than I am. And I knew exactly what to use for backing.

I'm pretty sure the quilt top will soon become the quilt back lol.

odds and ends

I am finally caught up with all my bee blocks now. And I will admit that this supernova block was a bit stumping at the beginning and I had to do some re-cutting. This will sure be a striking quilt when she gets all her blocks.

I got this little mini top finished. Great use of my Swoon leftovers. 

I really need to get that quilt finished.

My June FQ club happiness arrived.

So good!

And I have some secret sewing going on.

I'm pretty excited about this one!

quilt monday

I have an entire jelly roll cut into 2.5inch squares. Years ago, I attempted a quilt using a jelly roll but there wasn't enough colour variation in the roll so I pulled the entire top apart and ended up with a whack of squares. I wanted to make something quick and easy and this fit the bill.

Hello Luscious by BasicGrey and some yummy Grunge fabric-perfection.

I kept the quilting simple and did straight lines. I was also in a hurry and this was the first thing I thought of lol.

I had just enough of the teal Grunge for the binding.

And hidden in the bag of all these leftover squares, a little surprise.
There were some granny square blocks leftover from a previous project.

I quickly figured out why the blocks were abandoned when I went to trim them, the piecing was not precise on this blocks and trimming them up was a nightmare. But unless you look closely, you would never notice. I hope lol.

quilted with Double Plume

It's so narrow(roughly 9inches), it looks like a scarf lol 
But it fits the space I wanted it for perfectly.

I currently have 7(!!!!) quilts awaiting binding. One dating alllll the way back to January lol. I better get hand sewing.

sewing days

I had gotten behind in my True North bee blocks. 3 months behind. So Monday I decided nothing new was happening until I got caught up.

Love these bubble blocks.

Duck Path block.

Raspberry Kisses block.

Now that I am caught up, it's time for some more 2 colour quilts.

Black and white.

Grey and white.

And some secret sewing ;)

Stay tuned!

quilt monday

Was thrilled to discover when I finished Boy4s Swiss quilt that I had enough leftovers to make this little baby quilt.

What I love is that I had the perfect amount of this adorable flannel to back it with.

I love how the quilting shows up.

quilted with Shooting Stars

I finished it off with the darker blue binding again. 
Love how it ties it all together.

Now we just need baby. And maybe my instincts will be right on this one ;)

client yummines

I've been lucky enough to play with some fabulous client quilts lately.

This one by Sharlene, love, love, love the batiks.

She chose the ever popular, Greenery panto which looks fabulous.

This super cute one for Hamels Quilt Shop.

quilted with Dragon's Breath

One of my personal favourites :)

This stunning quilt by Lorna.

quilted with Page Boy

 This lovely fall quilt by Margaret

quilted with Falling Leaves

And this super cute one by Kathy,

quilted with Daises Galore

Thanks for looking!

starts, middles, ends

It was a holiday weekend here; so weird that it is already the unofficial kick-off to summer. Certainly hasn't felt nice enough until recently.

I did manage to get a few things worked on.

One of my favorite baby quilt patterns. So fast and so cute. Too bad they had a boy lol.

That inner border is actually a navy blue print; not nearly as dark as in the picture.

I played a bit more with some of my Swoon leftovers.

Popular opinion seems to be to add some sashings; I'll keep you posted.

I also found a bag full of 2.5inch squares of Hello Luscious. 
But this is all you get to see for now ;)

snack saturday

No Bake Chocolate Oat Bars

  • 1 cup butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • ¾ cup chunky peanut butter

  1. Line a 8-inch-by-8-inch baking dish with parchment paper, and set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine the butter, brown sugar and vanilla extract. Heat over low-heat, until the butter has melted and the sugar has dissolved.
  3. Add the oats, cinnamon and kosher salt. Cook, stirring constantly, for 4 to 5 minutes.
  4. Pour half of the oat mixture into the prepared baking dish. Spread out the mixture evenly, pressing down.
  5. In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine the chocolate chips and the peanut butter. Heat on high in the microwave, in increments of 40 seconds, stirring in between each increment, until melted and fully combined.
  6. Pour ⅘ of the chocolate mixture into the pan over the pressed oats, reserving about ¼ cup for drizzling. Top with the remaining oats and drizzle with the remaining ¼ cup chocolate mixture.
  7. Refrigerate for 4 hours, or until set.

quilt monday

More fun with words.
Something fun to fill an empty space on the wall :)

I had enough leftovers from a quilt a few years ago; such a great fabric line.

Quilted it with my favourite panto for table runners, Paisley Max.

I love these colours; I should have hoarded more of this fabric!

Happy Monday!

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