Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Quilty365/November Monthly Goal....

It's been almost a year that I've been poking away at my daily hearts for the Quilty365 that Audrey at Quilty Folk began last Fall.

There are a few projects like this that I have tried (365challenge!) that I have tried but not kept up with, but I have been keeping up with this one...sometimes falling a bit behind but not too much!

It's been great to see everyone's take on this project. It sounds like Audrey will be holding a final linky at some point where we can see everyone's finished quilts.

Thank-you Audrey for thinking up this quilting project. I love mine and think I will hand-quilt it....because that's what it seems to be calling for!

Here are the hearts that I have sewn together, dating from November 12, 2015 to October 21, 2016.....

A lot of the latter part are fabrics just drawn from the stash, but the earlier ones were chosen with thoughts of the day in mind. 

Last Fall I was experiencing a lot of pain, so purple hearts represented particularly painful days. There is also a purple heart for the day Prince died. I have hearts to remember our wonderful Summer of having puppies and a couple of hearts commemorating new grandbabies in our lives! Lots of memories.

I have been calling this quilt "Year in My Life"....and looking at it almost complete it really does represent what has gone on in the last year.....love it!

I have most of October's blocks appliqued, I'm just waiting for the right fabric for October 29th, the day of our latest grandson's birth.

My final block will be November 11th, Remembrance Day here in Canada. I'm really hoping to get my hands on a piece of fabric with some poppies on it. Hmm, maybe I'll pop around to my LQS today after my errands to see if there is such a fabric there! It will be worth buying a fat quarter of just the right fabric to end this project!

I posted a picture the other day of a possible border fabric for this quilt...

I wasn't too fussy on it, but now that I've looked at the picture a couple of times it's starting to grow on me. So, unless I have a brilliant idea for something different, I'll probably go with this.

This quilt top will be my monthly goal for November....to have all the blocks sewn together and the border attached!

I am linking up with Audrey at Quilty Folk and also Elm Street Quilts for One Monthly Goal.


  1. Your hearts are beautiful! Congrats on finishing them and on your newest grandchild!

  2. Your hearts will make a beautiful quilt, and I really like your choice of that border fabric, it compliments your hearts perfectly.

  3. what a great looking quilt - Good luck with your goal and thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal!

  4. Hi Sandra I met you out at your guild --remember me
    enjoying your blog very much -- How much poppy fabric do you need. I just had a customer use poppy fabric on the back of her quilt -- I can call and ask for a charm square to send your way

  5. Hello! Congratulations on your Quilty 365! I just started mine and though I fall behind, I'm sticking with it! I believe I've seen your quilt before because for my next Quilty 365 I will use heart shaped appliques! Thank you so much for sharing!

  6. Hi Sandra, I've been reading your blog for a short time. Thank you for sharing. I love your hearts. And congratulations on sticking with it for so long. I really admire the people who were able to prioritize and keep it up! I enjoy hand stitching too but it's not in my cards right now

    When you mentioned in your post about being Canadian I looked to see where you're from (I'm in the Fraser Valley in BC)

    My Maiden name is Haggerty - family lore says we moved from Ireland during the potato Famine and ended up in Hagersville! So maybe it was named after us. Don't know, but it's fun to think about.

    Thanks for the inspiration.

  7. Your hearts look beautiful. I too have pulled from my stash on many days rather than looking for something directly related to the day, but I still think that whatever draws you to that particular fabric on that day must reflect something about my state of mind.

  8. I just love the hearts! This seems to be the one project I have stuck with all year too. Kudos to you and your beautiful hearts!