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Blogger's Quilt Festival: Bubbles for Malcolm

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One of my favourite online events is the Blogger's Quilt Festival with Amy's Creative Side. Finishes have been few around Quilt Matters over the last few months, but I do have one to share for the festival. I'm entering Bubbles with Malcolm in the Home machine quilted category.

Hugely inspired by Janet Workman's gorgeous quilt, this baby quilt for my friend's son started out well, but had a few challenges along the way. It is a trickier quilt than it looks.


The last time I shared this, we talked quilting options. It's always so helpful to get other people's opinions so thank you for sharing your ideas! For the quilting, I used matching threads with the fabrics and did different motifs in the bubbles.



Love this one - asymmetrical swirl. :)


In the light grey background, I broke up with negative space with some cloud sections. Each section has a different quilting motif (or two).



And definitely some large spirals and pebbles!


The backing is the IKEA numbers fa…

Modern Block Monday - Flying Geese Options

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It's an exciting night here in Canada -- Election Night! So far, it's looking like a major upset with a Liberal majority over the incumbent Conservative majority. Wow! We'll see how things continue to unfold...

To take my mind off the election, I thought I'd share some bee blocks. :) We had flying geese blocks requested for two months of our Canadians Quilt Bee in June and July.

For June, Dominique at The Running Thimble wanted flying geese in this colour way, using this tutorial.



For July, Francine (@melrosecakes), sent us the green background fabric for us to make scrappy flying geese using this tutorial.



So fun to try different techniques to get essentially the same block!

Damn, now I have to go back to the election... ;)

Update: Election Results - :)

In case you are interested, here's an amusing take on the election from John Oliver:

Finish-Along Q4 2015

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Um, how is it Q4 already? I think I linked up to the Finish-Along with Adrienne at On the Windy Side at the beginning of the year and then well, life happened. Since I'm just about caught up on my 'must-dos' like bee blocks and gift quilts, I'd like to add some fun-to-dos to the list for Q4. 
My list is going to be more ambitious than realistic, but I think dreaming big just makes things interesting!
1) Rainbow House quilt - top is just about done. 

2) Colour Pop - still need the backing.

3) Heart Strings - some hand stitching and quilting to go.

4) If A Tree Falls - top needs to be assembled.

5) Leggings Light - Haven't shared this yet, but I want to turn these fabulous bee blocks from my Canadians Quilt Bee into a quilt. 
6) Carsick - it's 1/2 quilted. 

7) Going Fractal - needs to be sandwiched and quilted. 

So many fun projects...can't decide which one to tackle first. The sad thing here though? This is just a 1/4 of my W.I.P.s...
Linking up with Adrien…

TGIFF! - Bubbles for Malcolm

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Welcome to TGIFF! Boy, is this ever a TGIFF for me! Quilting time is at a premium these days with Fall activities in full swing. I was determined to finish this quilt for my turn to host TGIFF! though.

It took a few late nights, some early mornings and a lunch break here and there to finish this quilt, but it. Is. DONE! And I love it. This one is going to be a hard one to give away, but I'm so excited (dare I say 'bubbling' with excitement) to give it to Malcolm.

Hugely inspired by Janet Workman's gorgeous quilt, this baby quilt for my friend's son started out well, but had a few challenges along the way. It is a trickier quilt than it looks.


The last time I shared this, we talked quilting options. It's always so helpful to get other people's opinions so thank you for sharing your ideas! For the quilting, I used matching threads with the fabrics and did different motifs in the bubbles.



Love this one - asymmetrical swirl. :)

 I loved it so much, I did anothe…