Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Improv Triangles

     This month the linkup at Sarah Goer Quilts is show me something with triangles and I have something to share.
I participated in the instagram sew along held by Nicholas Ball of @quiltsintheattic.  Here's my finished quilt top.

     This sew along was a lot of fun and I was able to use up several scraps and left over chunks of fabric as well as learning a couple of new improv techniques.  This week our task is to quilt and bind our quilt and I think I can manage that sticking to walking foot quilting.
      I chose to do a scrappy version with low volume background but many people (maybe most) did colour blocking which is also very interesting and something I may play around with in future.
     I have had a set back with my tendonitis, which I think is because I did a fair bit of cutting for the Push Pull quilt along.  I'm sad to say that I think I am going to have to set aside the rotary cutter for a few weeks to see if things can clear up.  This has put me in a bit of a slump along with the fact that it is February.  
      I am going to have to find a new way to amuse myself and use my creative juices.  There is only so much reading I can do and going for walks and going to the gym only take up so much time.
     One thing I can do sewing wise, is garment sewing as the scissors don't seem to be as much of a problem. As a matter of fact I am going to Wendy's this afternoon to finish dress number 2 from 100 Acts of Sewing and to cut out a second one.  In my case they are tunics.  Usually when I go to Wendy's I work on the sit down long arm but my wrist/hand has me avoiding that at the moment as well. 
     I get to babysit my grandkids on Friday and on Saturday we are having Christmas in February with my sister and her children and grandchildren.  There are two new babies to meet!   There is lots to look forward to.  Linking with the Show Me Something with Triangles linkup.

Wednesday, 5 February 2020


     Hello there.  We were having computer issues again and I am reluctant to say they are all fixed (don't want to jinx anything here)...but I am hoping so.  So I missed the link up for the January goal.  My goal had been to get half the rows sewn together for the City Harbour quilt. I exceeded the goal well before the end of the month and here are some quick picks I took today of the completed quilt top.

Cheri House designed this quilt with the goal of using several colours which are similar in colour and value.  It's two alternating vertical rows. To avoid having the quilt top curve I sewed the two rows in pairs sewing from teal to bright blue and then sewed those units together sewing from bright blue towards teal.

     I am really happy that I chose this goal for January and that the got the quilt top finished as the kit for this quilt has been in my stash for years and years.  It feels good to be using some of my stash and not just buying new things for each project that I do.

    But on to February.  My piecing goal will be to catch up with the Push Pull Quilt Along hosted by Yvonne of Quilting Jetgirl and finish piecing one by the end of the month.  Due to the computer issue I have not been able to access the cutting instructions so here is a picture of my lovely uncut fabric.

     Doesn't all that yellow just make you happy!  This will be my one monthly goal for February.  I will continue to work on my quilting of the stacked coins quilt if I am able to and I am going to make myself a purple tunic.  I'm hoping to get it done this weekend when I have a weekend away with my friends.
    I am not sure how much blogging I will be able to do as I have an inflamed tendon in my right hand and typing is not the best.  Linking up with Patty of Elm Street Quilts for the February OMG  linkup.