Monday Moments Oct. 3’22

We Went Camping!

We went over to Vancouver Island for a week of camping! Except for one rainy day, the weather was perfect!

We enjoyed French Beach, Port Renfrew, Stoltz Pool, the Malahat Skywalk, Rathtrevor’s Beach and a quick drive up to Courtenay to see our old home. I found that the Malahat Skywalk was absolutely stunning! Of course, I’m biased because my daughter’s structural engineering firm designed it. But, I think I still would have enjoyed it!

Holiday Shopping

We only stopped at a few quilt stores. Unfortunately, I did not take any pictures of the stores. At Bib and Tucker in Victoria, I found some Island Batik neutrals (Almond and Egg white) and bought 2 yards of each, plus some Aurifil thread. Then at Sweet Pea in Parksville, I bought a pattern. Huckleberries in Courtenay had some spool bobbin thingies that I thought I’d try. I’ll let you know how they work out.

Favourite finish in September

Meadow Mist has a linky party each month for our favourite finishes … Mine was an Island Batik challenge using Deb Tucker tools and the “Flourish” fabric collection. You can read about it HERE.

New Classes

I will be teaching several classes at Essem in November. You can register for them HERE.

November 2 & 9: Puzzle Quilt

This is a 2 day class. From the book, Fat Quarter Baby. This looks like a super easy quilt, but when you deviate from the absolute directions in the book, there is a bit of a challenge. However, it is a very doable quilt to make – with my handy hints! This was made with a Fat Quarter Bundle that Semina put together!

November 16: Travel Posts

From the book, Color Block Quilt Making. This quilt is fairly easy to make. And you might get the top done in a day! It’s a nice lap sized quilt!

I made the top with Grunge fabrics … Semina will make you a kit if you want!

November 23: Scrappy 4 Patch and Easy Angle.

This quilt has many different layouts and sizes … All use the same basic block and use the Easy Angle Ruler. The class will have you making half square triangles with ease and you’ll be well on your way to finishing the top!

You can use your scraps … or choose to make a 2 colour quilt (like the blue one).

November 30: Winter Branches Table Runner

This is an easy table runner to make and you should finish the top in class. It’ll be perfect for Christmas gifts! Semina can make you a kit, or you can use your own fabrics.

Stitching Time

Kate, from Life in Pieces, is hosting “Stitching Stuff” and the goal is to sew for at least 15 minutes a day. I use Kate’s guideline, but my personal goal is to sew for 30 minutes a day. On those “blah” days, it does motivate me to sit at my machine and 30 minutes often turns into several hours. Thank you Kate for the motivation!

  • January – September: 234 / 272
  • Oct :  0 / 2
  • Total:  234 / 274
  • Percentage = 85% 

Stash Report

Donna at Quilt Paint Create hosts a weekly linky party where you can display your stash numbers. This has really kept my stash from growing (somewhat!) Before I buy anything, I am always mindful of the fact that I need to report it on my blog … That sometimes stops me in my tracks!

  • Fabric Used since the last report   0  yards
  • Fabric Used this year:       77 yards
  • Fabric Bought this week:   4 yards
  • Fabric Added this year:    18 yards 
  • Net Fabric used:                59 yards 

To Do

Linda from Texas Quilt Gal is hosting “To Do” every week.

The To Do list from several weeks ago:

  1. Work on Secret Quilt (The deadline is soon … so it’s almost all I’m working on) √   top is DONE
  2. Winter Branches table runner … I’m making this as a leader & ender … will be teaching it at Essem in November √   top is DONE
  3. Do NOT be distracted by any SQUIRRELS! I NEED this continual reminder!  √   DONE
  4. Tidy & clean studio for 30 minutes  not DONE – I wasn’t home

This week’s list:

  1. Finish Secret Quilt
  2. Winter Branches table runner – if I finish Secret Quilt, I’ll work on this!
  3. Do NOT be distracted by any SQUIRRELS! I NEED this continual reminder! 
  4. Tidy & clean studio for 30 minutes

Design Wall

Donna, at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts, hosts a linky party for “What’s on your Design Wall” every week.

Need to Sandwich:

Winter Branches Table Runner


Secret Quilt …

Upcoming Blog Hops

Pinktober is hosted by Brianna of Sew Cute and Quirky and Island Batik … my day is October 13!

Creatin’ in the Sticks: Music Blog hop

One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting! 

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16 thoughts on “Monday Moments Oct. 3’22

  1. Looks like your week in Canada was a dream! How cool to get to be on a structure that your daughter’s company designed. Yay on the purchases. All your classes sound so interesting, I like that jigsaw quilt. Your Island Batik challenge quilt is beautiful. Thank you for joining To Do Tuesday!

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    • No, the skywalk wasn’t challenging at all! It was surprisingly easy with a very gentle grade! Participants are already starting to sign up for classes! They are always fun to teach!


  2. Good to see photos of Vancouver Island, I have such lovely memories from Victoria and around. Great quilt shop tour! Well done with the new finish 😉
    Thank you for sharing this great post and linking up.

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    • Hi Brenda,
      The skywalk was very easy to walk up. Nice slope and you don’t get short of breath! It’s not over water – but the views of Saanich Islet and the other islands were spectacular! The picture of it with the wood was from the ground and showed the “outside.” The metal looking circular part was the centre and you could even slide down if you wanted to. I choose to walk down!
      I’m afraid of heights, but am ok looking off into the distance, not looking down!!!! 🙂

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