Thursday, August 28, 2014

A Lovely Year of Finishes- August

Hello, again!
This is the name of my latest quilt finish....and my completed goal for August's
I really must say, I enjoyed saying hello again to so many favourite fabrics that I have used in other quilts and projects.
A fun way to scrap bust, as well as make a lovely quilt.
This is a combination of 2 tutorials by the amazing Lori Holt from Bee In My Bonnet.
Each block measure 16", so it goes together quite quickly.
Here is one of the blocks, which is called Scrappy Crossroads.
The cross is formed when joined with other blocks.
The quilting is pretty straight forward...
intersecting grid....

For the binding, I used a golden yellow and white wide stripe.
The backing is a multi dot fabric I got from a local fabric shop. I think it picks up all the colours in the quilt top!
This lap quilt measures 51" x 66"
A great snuggle size!
Linking up this finish for
A Lovely Year of Finishes.

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Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Pets on Quilts Show!

Last year I watched the fun on Lily Pad Quilting, as a huge number of pet lovers showed off their precious friends.
Cats on Quilts category
So, this year I decided to join in and show you Kissa and Sheriti, my two female Egyptian Mau cats.
It doesn't matter how small I fold a quilt, they find a way to both fit on it!
They do like to sleep curled up together..
This is Sheriti, a tiny little girl who loves to spend the day in my sewing room with me. She pre-tests everything!

She is also asthmatic, and uses an inhaler....
yes, you read it right!
This is Kissa, who would much rather wait for the finished quilt! 
She is a big girl!!

Oh yeah, we are kinda cute!

Thanks so much to Lily Pad Quilting for hosting this very special event!
Grab a cup of coffee and hop on over to see all the lovely pets and quilts this year. It will make you smile for the whole day!

Saturday, August 02, 2014

A Lovely Year of Finishes- August goal setting

The Dog Days of Summer are upon us, and I admit that I love the heat!
Although, it seems I do spend more time indoors than I did when I was younger!
Maybe because I have a sewing machine that is calling to me on a daily basis!
Since finishing my July quilt, I was wondering if I would have a quilt to work on in August, or if something else would come along.
I have started a Weekender, but that isn't my goal for this month! Lol!
As luck would have it, Lori Holt posted 2 tutorials on Instagram for fantastic scrap busting blocks called Scrappy Crossroads and Two by Four.
Because she has so many requests to also post them on her blog- Bee In My Bonnet, she did!
So, my goal is to finish this quilt top!
I'm off to a pretty good start, I think!
The best part, is making a big dent in my scrap pile!
So, I'm off to link up at Fiber of All Sorts for

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