Friday, February 9, 2018

Friday Finishes

Looks like another snow day here today. After a bit of obligatory work on the longarm, maybe I'll have time to do some piecing :)

I feel quite lucky to be able to stay home when there is inclement weather!

I've been spending my morning coffee time doing some quilting on Down the Rabbit Hole...

I'm glad the quilting of the middle bit is done. It was difficult to hand-quilt, and with the fact that different muscles are being used from my usual morning applique, my wrist and hand are a bit achey. Today I worked on an easier section.

This is the middle of the quilt...

I have completed this month's step for the PEI MQG Mystery quilt. 

These blocks were not my friend, I had a difficult time with them. They are not perfect and they are smaller than they should be, but they are done and still quite pretty. 

I am making a small version of this project, but seeing the blocks on the design wall makes me think they would make a striking bed-sized quilt!

I also completed this month's block for Simple Folk. I love it!....and this from a person who didn't like the Grunge fabric line! That is what I am using for my background and it is perfect.

For the corners of these blocks, Sarah Fielke gives us another method for those triangles on the corners that is an alternative to "snowballing" the corners, so as to save on fabric waste. I was skeptical, but thought I should give it a try as fabric in Canada is getting so expensive....and I'm glad to say it worked out perfectly!

I'm looking forward to the next block! In this month's instructions there are many nine-patches to complete, also, which I have not started yet.

I am linking up with Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Can I Get a Whoop Whoop?,  with Katie Mae Quilts and with Busy Hands Quilts for Finished or Not Friday.


  1. You have been busy! All lovely projects!

  2. Yes, that background if PERFECT behind the beautiful applique' block. Your colors in that block are just outstanding! I'm a fan!

    The four identical blocks on your design wall would make a gorgeous quilt. The sky is the limit with quilting design. I love them!

  3. Well I will have to investigate that snowball corner method because I dislike the stitch 'n flip method because of the fabric 'waste' (if they aren't too small I'll sew them back together which results in a large bag I own...some get made into things, a lot don't). Love the PEI blocks!! Will have to check that out. Your hand quilting is wonderful to watch progress and your appliqué stunning.

  4. They are all beautiful - yup the stars will make a striking quilt!
    If the weather would settle down here in South Texas - either warm or cold I would have better days! LOL Hey -- I will blame the weather on all my UFO's