Tag Archives: rainbow

#bigquiltbee wrapped in love

All done and off to Canadian Quilters Association to join 999 other quilts made for Ronald McDonald Houses of Canada. Free motion quilted with Aurifil thread in an easy heart/loop/swirly flower pattern. Previous posts: Slab Blocks for Canada’s 150th And then there were 24 Linking up to TGIFF with Leanne at Devoted Quilter and to […]

Starlight,  Stardark quilt TGIFF

This quilt is notable for a couple of reasons   First, it’s the first time I did such a variety of quilting on a full size quilt.  Second, it’s the first quilt finish where I don’t have a recipient in mind.  That’s right,  I am now an official quilt stasher. These pictures were taken at […]

I sew a Rainbow

I’ve been really enjoying the quilting on this Starlight, Stardark quilt top. I treated it like a sampler quilt, quilting each block individually and with different motifs. I tried some new free motion quilting techniques, and practiced some feathers. I used a pattern to make this butterfly. I even did some straightline quilting–which I use […]

Blogger’s Quilt Festival – Rainbow Stash Quilt

Thanks again to Amy at Amy’s Creative Side for creating this opportunity for bloggers to share and showcase the work which we do, primary alone with only a bright screen for company. I was fortunate enough to win a prize in the spring instagram version of the BQF for my niece’s Refracted Quilt, but somehow […]

Rainbow stash quilt

This fabric was really appropriate for the spring 2016 Modern Quilt Guild fabric challenge, because I would never have purchased this on my own to create a design. The coordinating solids are from the Fat Quarter Shop (white for the front and binding), and silver cloud for the back. Which is not the cool silver […]

Soft Sunshine Mosaic

Because on a grey and rainy day in January, we need a little sunshine.  And when you have rain and sunshine together, you are blessed with a rainbow. For this mosaic contest,  hosted by Rachel at Stitched in Color,  I picked soft prints from all my favourite designers to invoke a muted, scrappy, vintage quilt.  […]

Finally finished – Broken Herringbone baby quilt

Started – September 2013 Finished – August 2015 Block tutorial at Play Crafts (I increased each block to 14″ square) Inspired by Molli Sparkles quilt along (#msbhqal) All over free motion quilting (a different pattern in each block) by me on my domestic Husqvarna, using a variety of threads. 46″ square finished To celebrate finishing […]

Rainbow Mini Swap Finish

Now that my partner has received her mini quilt, I will share with you my design process for this mini quilt. I’m not sure if the instagram quilting community is just exploding with swap activity, or that I am just more aware of it, but this was my second instagram swap and I have two […]

Half an assignment – Camera Challenge in Port Hope

When I was in school, I was the kid who finished my assignment 3 days early, who completed every step of my science experiment, and was devastated at every mark below 90%. The camera challenge, well, not so much. My first issue was getting the time, during the daytime, to set up and photograph my […]

A little sewing going on…

What have I been working on? Hmm, where does the time go? I mentioned in my last post that I had started a temporary supervisor position — and it certainly would be less challenging if I still wasn’t trying to finish up work from my regular position. So having just spent the last hour – […]