Favourite Finish of May

Cheryl from Meadow Mist Designs has a monthly linkup of your favourite finish.  This month, it’s really really hard for me to choose!  I have 2 finishes, my Island Batik “Make it Modern” quilt and my “Daisy Chain Mystery Quilt.”

I like the Make it Modern one because it took me WAY outside my comfort zone and I really like how it turned out!

I also like the Daisy Chain Mystery quilt because it was a super well written mystery and I LOVE making mystery quilts.  AND, I do like how it turned out!  SEW … like I said, it’s hard to choose.  Which would you choose?

Muv featured my Make It Modern quilt was Lizzie Lenard Vintage Sewing!

You can see the original posts for “Make it Modern and “Daisy Chain Mystery” by clicking on the underlined titles.

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Slowly getting through things …

Design Wall


Last week, I told you I was piecing 3 other projects …

One is finished, finished, finished!  … (yeah) but I can’t show you until July.

One is ready to sandwich … but I can’t show you until July!

The Fractured Paint brush is ready to be sandwiched.  I will be opening a new roll of Hobbs 80/20 for this quilt!

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I’m in SHOCK!!!

At our recent quilt show, there was a baby quilt challenge: Welcome to the Zoo.  I just didn’t have any ideas at all. Or at least none that were practical and manageable.  So, I grabbed a panel from my stash of panels and quilted it up.  Just a panel people, a panel!!

Can you imagine my surprise when it was announced that I was the 3rd place winner?  I still can’t believe it.  It’s a panel.  A few people told me that the quilting was amazing.  I don’t know about that – but I did quilt it to death!  And, it’s still nice & soft.  It will be a donation quilt.  I will take it back to the guild next month and hand it in.fullsizeoutput_b3c

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May 20 – Monday’s Update

image  The last block for the Daisy Chain Mystery is up.  The clues had me guessing until the very last minute!!!  It’s a great mystery!  Thank you, Little Bunny Quilts!!!

So, I pieced the last blocks together and I was so excited to see this quilt put together, I didn’t take any pictures of the block until the quilt was sandwiched! fullsizeoutput_b2d T


These “cross” blocks pieced together very quickly!  All the units were previously put together, so it was very easy to do!

Once I had the blocks done, I was eager to see how my quilt would look.  SEW … I put it all together.  The instructions tell you to pay attention to the orientation of the “star” blocks and the “cross” blocks. Amazingly, I did pay attention and I didn’t have to reach for my seam ripper!!!!  Perhaps, I’m learning to follow directions? Continue reading

Make it Modern with Hobbs


When we were in Hawaii in January, we went to Pearl Harbour.  I was captivated by the history of the bombing and intrigued by the “Tree of Life” relief.   According to “A Day at Pearl Harbor – USS Arizona Memorial”  the design “has come to be known as a symbol of peace and harmony”.


I had already recieved an outline from Island Batik of our upcoming projects.  “Make it Modern” was the title for the month of May.   As I looked at the structure and took the photo, I pondered, “Could I? Should I? Can I?”

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Christmas RAPPING

What’s this?  Christmas in May?  Well, yes and no.  The blog hop from Christmas RAPPING is in progress … and just because the book is titled “Christmas,” it doesn’t mean that you have to make the projects in Christmas colours.  I was tired of winter and wanted to do a quilt in spring/ summer colours! Island Batik generously sent me the fabric I requested.  I also used Hobbs 80/20 batting and Aurifil thread #5008 (blue) for the quilting.

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Boundary Bay Quilt Show … May 2019

Our guild’s quilt show was this weekend.  I know I’m biased, but I think it was an excellent show!

I know that I missed taking pictures of some of the quilts!  And, even on the last day, I saw quilts I had not seen before!

The video below shows many of the quilts in the show.  When I downloaded the video to Youtube, it was blocked because I used copywrited songs by the Beatles.  One of the challenges was “Quilts inspired by a Beatles’ Song” … live and learn …You can’t use copywrited songs!  dang!  But, I found some other music …

The beginning of the video contains all sorts of a variety of quilts.  Then, they are sorted into various categories:

  • Baby Quilts for Donation
  • Baby Quilt Challenge: Welcome to the Zoo
  • Challenge: Quilts inspired by a Beatles Song
  • Comfort Quilts (donated to a local hospital for patients with cancer)
  • Quilts of Valour (for x-military)
  • Round Robin Quilts: Each person in the group made a centre block. This block was given to the next person who then added a border and then another person added a border, and on and on …
  • Featured Quilter: Doreen Douglas: Oh my what a wonderful variety of quilts … when you see the heron that is thread painted, it is reversible … amazing!

Grab a cup of tea (or coffee) and enjoy the show!

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PHD in 2019 – April Update

PHD in 2019:  Quilting UFOs and Finishing New Projects

I have 5 UFO finishes for 2019!

The first picture shows, Ivan’s Diamonds, Carpenter’s Wheel and a Star Table runner

My 2 April finishes are Good Fortune and a Retreat Bag.

I have an Inlinks party for PHD in 2019 participants to link up to.  However, you you want to link up, feel free!  Just be sure to mention this blog in your blog post, Instagram or Pinterest picture!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

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I did Promise you

Close up pictures of a couple of quilts:  This first one was the Island Batik Accuquilt Challenge.  Free Motion quilting did not call to me and it’s totally stitched in the ditch. (And yes, I used my ruler foot and a ruler for most of the quilting.)  I used Aurifil Thread and Hobbs batting.  The fabrics are Island Batik and mostly came from the Stash Builder Rolls or my yardage.


This is a Close up of Good Fortune and the quilting.  I just did an all-over pattern that was inspired by Roseanne of Home Sewn by US, but then it morphed into my own design.

Christmas RAPPing BLOG HOP

Christmas RAPPers blog

This awesome blog hop is continuing.  If you haven’t checked out the great projects – be sure to do so.  And, there is a chance for YOU to win!  Check it out!

April 29  Joan @  MooseStash Quilting

April 30 Linda @ One Quilting Circle

May 1 Kathy @ Kathy’s Kwilts

May 2 Bea @ Beaquilter

May 3 Sherry @ Powered by Quilting

May 4 Jennifer @ Dizzy Quilter

May 5 Barbara Gaddy @ Bejeweledquilts by Barb

May 6 Nancy Myers @ Patchwork Breeze

May 7 Vicki @ Vicki’s Crafts and Quilting

May 8 Gail @ Quilting Gail  THIS IS ME come back and see what I made!

May 9  Michelle @ Creative Blonde

May 10 Maryellen @ Mary Mack’s Blog

May 11 Denise @ For the Love of Geese

May 12 Maria @


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