|Please note: these are all reds: shades, tints, hues, so they go from bright red, to burgundies to pinks, corals|
This is my 150 Canadian Women quilt, a quilt along I did with Kat of Next Step Quilt Designs from December 2016 through October 2017. My first post is here, December 6, 2016, and my last is here, January 3, 2018. Canada celebrated her sesquicentennial July 1, 2017, and this was the project, three blocks per week for a total of 150. For this layout you needed to make six more, which I did, for a total of 156 (12 X 13 blocks layout). I have the first six rows sewn together, and row 7 is done as well, and pinned on the design wall. I found sewing the rows into groups of three worked well, and then I sewed the group of three rows to make the group of six. This is what I plan to do for the bottom half. Whether row 7 will get sewn to rows 1-6 or start the bottom section of rows 7-13, I haven't decided! The bulk of the quilt has been sewn on my Featherweights, 1951 Tillie, and 1947 Billie. I am in LOVE, mad crazy effervescing love with this quilt. It's huge. Can you see the tiny cornerstones that finish at 1"?! It's a plaid-type print from the 'With Glowing Hearts' line by Moda. Perfection!
The RSC colour of the month is dark blue. I didn't even have to cut any 2.5" squares! Blue is the largest section in my 2.5" squares tray, and finding 32 was a snap! Here are my two, done already!
|Sunshine and shadow pics this am, oh how I love these blues!|
The Fireburst mystery July step with Tish, The Madd Quilter, was creating these four blocks:
and for August these four:
Well oops it was supposed to be done for this post, like yesterday, but I was buried in housework (long overdue egad) and computer work yesterday.... I'll update this later today!
I'm working on my Island Batik Challenge for September which is making a quilt with stars. Happy Dance! Stars are hands down my all-time favourite block. The house or school house block is my very close second. I'm using these fabrics, and the pattern involves paper-piecing. It's Cindy's newest pattern at Stitchin at Home.
Finally, I wanted to share a winning I got last week, this snowglobe kit to make from Dione, at Clever Chameleon. That link takes you to her tutorial. She has a ton of great tutorials and information, period, on her blog!
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