Monday, October 30, 2017

One Monthly Goal - October

This past weekend I was away at a quilting retreat.

Of course, for the week before that as I thought of what I'd like to work on, I was tossing projects into the Retreat bag.

Then, later last week I realised that I was getting close to my monthly goal of having my houses completed for Down the Rabbit Hole. I managed to get them stitched up and packed away for Retreat...

So, of course, Down the Rabbit Hole was added at the last moment to the Retreat bag!!

Everything fell together beautifully...

Now I'm at the "elongated hexagon" border. I love the two fabrics I chose....but sewn together to try out the border I'm not sure the floral fabric shows enough contrast :(

I'll just live with it for a bit since I still have to do a bit of applique on the piece before going forward. I'm telling myself that I could probably make the hexagons "pop" more with some strategic quilting....right??

I also got the next "clue" finished for the Magnolia Mystery offered by Meadow Mist Designs...

I have to say, after having the houses as my monthly goal a few times, it feels very good to have them done and I love how they turned out! 

There is even a couple of fussy-cut bit in the windows...

I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts for OMG - One Monthly Goal. Woohoo!!

Have a wonderful Fall day!

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

PEI Mystery, Clue #2

Well, today it's finally starting to feel like Autumn.

The bit of rain we had last night brought down a ton of leaves...but still lots to come!

The days certainly fly by. I've still got this week to finish my monthly goal....not sure that's gonna happen. I did manage to squeeze in Clue #2 of the PEI MQG mystery...

Easy-peasy....ready for Month 3!

For my morning applique, I've been poking away at the sunflower blocks for my Down The Rabbit Hole...

Here is a one of the corner blocks....all that's needed are the leaves...

...and here is a corner block I was working on the other day....can anyone see the problem???......

As you may know, I took up running a little over a year ago. I'm still really enjoying it, although I'm not sure I'll ever be a long distance runner....we'll see.

I am training lately for my first official 10k race in a little over a week. Should be fun and is being held in the east end of Hamilton not far from where I grew up.

I've experienced some beautiful scenery the last couple of weeks while out on my long of the great benefits of running.

I ran a 5k in Caledonia on the Thanksgiving weekend. With the Scottish roots of that town, we were encouraged to dress the part. Not many did....but I found I quite enjoyed running in a kilt!

I even had my own kilt pin from when I was a little girl! I enjoyed running in a time will be at the Robbie Burns race in January.

I am linking up with Sew Fresh Quilts for Let's Bee Social,  and with Quilt Fabrication for Midweek Makers.

Well, back to work for me....have a great day!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

One Monthly Goal - October

I'm determined...this is the last month that this will be on the Goal list!!!

I'm talking about the "house" round of my Down the Rabbit Hole. There are ten different houses, repeated four times to go around the quilt. 

Here is a picture showing the four houses completed so far...

My fifth set of houses is half I'm getting there!

I'm linking up with Elm Street Quilts for OMG-One Monthly Goal, which you can find HERE.

I had a great day yesterday volunteering at the Norfolk County Fair. I was helping lay out quilts, etc., for the judging of the quilts.

 So much fun seeing the process and hearing what the judges have to say about the quilts. I must say, seeing all the people at work to put the Fair together in time for today's opening was amazing. If you have the opportunity to pitch in one day, I say go for it!

While I type this, I'm hearing more music on the TV commemorating Tom Petty on the day after his death. So much talent, and a true artist.