Saturday, June 29, 2024

Rainbow Scraps Progress

I’ve been so focussed on the Grinch quilt, makeup bags, and my quilt along quilt, Spring Sparkles, that the RSC projects June blocks only got done this week. I have two ongoing projects this year. Here is my blue work for the month of June:

I am really liking the Strippy Stars blocks on black with light and dark grey corners.

Thursday, June 27, 2024

Gratitude and Glimmers #85

The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise.
It is not that we seize them,
but that they seize us.
--Ashley Montagu

I like that perfect description of a glimmer. Welcome to my post for June where I share things that have given me a glimmer of joy over the past month. You can find links to more posts like this one at LeeAnna's blog, Not Afraid of Color.

1. I think the thing I like best this month happened on June 26 around 2 am. The tiniest of foals was born on Black Goat Sanctuary, which is just under 300 km northeast of me in Ontario. I've followed them on Instagram @totes.thegoat for some time, but since they saved the latest two mini horses, who were used as they do female dogs in a puppy mill, I've not missed a post or story I do believe!

Monday, June 24, 2024

Spring Sparkle - My Luminous Layers Quilt and Winners

Today I am so pleased to show you the finished quilt which I made with everyone for this year’s quilt along. I made the large throw, which is 72" square. We took it for a glamour video shoot to the marina in Leamington after supper last night (think setting sun ahhh). It's a favourite spot of ours, just ten minutes from home.

I’ve named the quilt Spring Sparkles because when I chose these rich fabrics, it was early spring and I was thinking of the magnolia pinks and crabapple deep maroons along with all the greens that were imminent. I couldn’t wait! Isn’t this line, Stonehenge Gradations, so rich with such depth?

Saturday, June 15, 2024

Luminous Layers Quilt Along Final Parade!

It never ceases to amaze me when we hit June 15: in some ways it has arrived in a blink, and in others it seems forever since it was my birthday, April 3, when the QAL started. But here we are, and the quilt parade also never ceases to amaze me. 

Not to mention excites me with anticipation and thrills me with the beauties that have been made!

Let's review the fabulous prizes from my lovely sponsors first.

Thursday, June 13, 2024

Merry Grinchmas!

Late last fall my cousin Susan sent me a photo of a Grinch quilt she had seen online somewhere and asked if I could make this for her and she would pay me. She watches my Etsy shop and has bought a makeup bag from me, and I sent her a mug cosy as a surprise a while back. I said I believed I could but it would take a bit of time… Christmas was coming and all that that involves.

Well, I’m very happy to have finally fulfilled this request!

About as Christmassy a picture I can get in front of our cedar tree!