quilt monday

The sun returned today right in time for the boys to return to school; isn't that always the way? We had a great Spring Break but it's good to get back into routine; final push towards the end of the school year now! How crazy is that?

I blogged about my hospice society quilt a few weeks ago and now it's finished.

I kept the quilting simple and just meandered the quilt. I absolutely love how the silver block just pops on the quilt.

I even made a label!

I couldn't decide which colour to pick for the binding so I used the white and the navy.

I hope it likes its' new home.

stitching away

I've managed to sneak in some sewing time between Spring Break activities. 
I finished up another baby quilt; this is the 3rd I have gotten out of a stack I bought a few years ago. And I have enough fabric left to make one more!

Love the softness of the colours. Can not wait to get this one quilted up.

I did room redo on J's room when he was away last week. To finish it off, I knew I had to make him a new quilt.
I picked up these Hoffman watercolour batiks. Absolutely looooooove these fabrics!

spring break

We are just finishing week 1 of our 2 week Spring Break here. Last Friday, Jim and boy2 left for Mexico on a mission trip with our church. I was looking forward to a fun week with the other boys when things changed.

My dad spent Valentine's Day in the hospital. After more test and too many dr visits, we learned he had blocked arteries and was placed on a waiting list to have an angiogram done.

Monday, dad was not in good shape. We know now that he had a heart attack Friday night and another one Monday morning. On Tuesday, dad decided he needed to go back to the hospital.

Dad was admitted and told he would have his angiogram within 48hours. Wednesday night, dad suffered another heart attack; this one was a biggie. Thankfully he was in the hospital; the cardiologist had told us that day that he only had a 40% chance of surviving another one if he wasn't receiving medical care.

Thursday morning dad was whisked off to a bigger hospital where he had his angiogram and was able to get two stents put into one of the main arteries in his heart. He was brought back to our local hospital that evening and was released home yesterday.

Dad and I were both supposed to go on this trip with Jim. Dad cancelled because of his health; I cancelled not wanting to leave mom and dad with our other boys in case something happened with dad. In the end, we made the right decision. And next week we can have some fun.

sewing, sewing and sewing

I saw a pin on Pinterest and was inspired to make this.

It's a simple disappearing 9patch(using PB&J by BasicGrey) than just putting the sashing in. After a quick poll on Instagram, I decided to not add a border. I am still deciding if I'll bind it in white or with some yardage.

Before Christmas I was asked by our Hospice Society to donate a quilt to their gala auction. The theme for this year was Denim and Diamonds and I soon came up with the perfect quilt.

The quilt is from Camille's latest book, Simply Retro. This is the Retro quilt. I went with Kona Snow and Denim. For the accent block, some Michael Miller Fairy Frost. I really love how it's turned out.

I found this panel years ago and did it up for Valentine's Day. I actually started quilting it; ended up hating it so I ripped the quilting out. My sister in law loved the panel so I quilted it up with a simple meander and sent it off to her.

Pretty sure my favorite part is the aqua binding.

quilt monday

I had a few minutes of spare time one afternoon at week last week and knew exactly what I wanted to do.

I kept it simple and went with straight lines. Lots and lots of straight lines. And I couldn't love it more.

My favorite part of the entire runner? The navy polka dot binding.

Sorry the pictures are so dark; I forgot to take them earlier.

This runner was fun and super quick to put together. I will be making this again for sure; fabulous for quick last minute gifts!

more and more finishes

For whatever reason, I have been on a roll this year finish quilt after quilt. I am not so slowly working my way through my bin of kits and jelly rolls and patterns that I have bought waiting to create.

My favorite finish has got to be this quilt.

I saw this quilt a few years ago and when I was given a layer cake of batiks at Christmas; I knew it was a  perfect fit. I picked up some fabric on the weekend to make an equally fun backing.

I made myself  a heart quilt like the one I made Kristin.

I saw this table runner on Instagram, I knew I had to make one too. I did make a mistake though; the pattern called for 2inch squares, I had 2.5inch but after a little math, it worked out.

Lastly, from the one day I'll make it list lol

I made a quilt similar last year and had so many leftovers. I love this little man pattern so much; it goes together so quickly and uses a small amount of fabric.
I'm not sold on the borders; I may pull off the inner border and just go with the print. Tell me what you think.

quilt monday

We got hammered with snow yesterday, at last measurement we had just under 14inches of snow in the yard; that was over about 16hrs of snowing; craziness!  I debated about dragging this quilt out into the snow for some pictures but the rain started today and everything is a nasty, super soggy mess; yuck.

Mom made me a table runner for Christmas and gave me the remainder of the Wishes jelly roll. I knew exactly what pattern I wanted to make.

quilted with Contempo

I love how the quilting pattern accents the piecing.

I debated going with a white background but felt it would blend too much; I love how with the grey the colours just pop.

I finished it off with one of the red prints for binding. 

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