Friday, November 3, 2017

Welcome to Finish it up Friday!!!

I don't know about you, but I have a lot of half finished projects. I start out strong and then oh look, SQUIRREL!!! LOL,  but really what with pattern designing, and writing, and hosting a Quilt-Along, and the fact that My Mum is a faster quilter than me, I have accumulated several totes of projects in various stages of completion. I'm not talking about completed tops (I have a ton of those too).  So in an effort to free up some totes and move things from one pile to another, I have decided that on Fridays I will pull out an unfinished project and work on it on Fridays until they are completed tops and the tote is empty.

I hope you will join me on my journey to free up some room and cross some long standing projects off my list (so I can start more, LOL). Maybe even consider finishing your own unfinished projects.

Me and My Mum are working on a project we began pulling fabric for in 2011. Six years ago!!! Here are some of the blocks we had completed so far:




  Just 24 left until we can start putting the quilt together.

Feel free to share your progress with me and I will post it here along with our progress for "Finish it up Fridays!!!

Friday, October 6, 2017

Moroccan Tiles Quilt

Autumn is here in Prince Edward Island. Cooler temperature make me want to snuggle under a quilt with hot cocoa. I love the way the leaves change their colors from greens, to yellows, reds and browns. I think it is nature's way of showing one last burst of beauty before the sparseness of winter. Don't get me wrong, I think winter has its own beauty. But this post is about my feelings for Fall. Rich earthy tones, Spices that fill the air. Apples and pumpkins are just some of what I love most.

I am so pleased to announce another tutorial for the modabakeshop. The backdrop for this quilt, shows off Autumn's harvest. I hope you like "Moroccan Tiles".  This tutorial really knows how to let your favorite fabrics shine! It uses a Layer Cake and 2 Charm packs with some background and an accent. I think this project would be lovely in Batiks, Rich Autumn colors or super bright shades. Of course you could use a Fat Quarter bundle quite easily too. So grab your favorite fabrics and start showing them off!  I hope you try my method for constructing this quilt. (I promise it goes together quite quickly, once you get the method down).


Stay tuned in the coming months for a holiday inspired version, that Me and My Mum will be making: Here is a sneak peek of my version...


This weekend we celebrate Thanksgiving in Canada, and I am truly thankful for so much. I think after an afternoon with family and amazingly tasty food, I will be ready to snuggle up under my "Moroccan Tiles Quilt"

Friday, September 22, 2017

Web Weaver Tutorial and Alternate Layouts

Hi everyone, I am so pleased to share another Modabakeshop tutorial with you today.




I call this quilt "Web Weaver" because I felt like  a spider making a web as I went around and around this block. It is a very big block, it finishes a smidge over 22 1/2". (That's with the setting corners on it). The block is 16" finished without the corners and alternatively you could just focus on the centre of the block for a 8" finished block. Lots of options to play around with!!!

I have also decided to add a few other layout options that I played around with while designing this quilt/block. 

Here is the 16" block on it's own:



Here is a striped "On Point" version:



Regular setting with outer border:



Regular setting with sashing and border:



This block looks really complicated, but as long as you take care to match seams, it actually comes together quite nicely. 
I'd love to see any blocks/quilts that you make using my tutorial, or if you have any questions, feel free to contact us using the link in the "Contact Us" tab.


Monday, June 19, 2017

Stars All agleam Quilt

Hi it's Me, just a quick note.... I have another ModaBakeshop pattern to share with you. I called this "Stars All Agleam" ( mostly because every other play on Sparkling, Twinkling, Shining Stars was taken) I had a lot of fun designing and making this quilt. I think it would look fantastic in Batiks, or Brights as well. My version uses the Snowman Gatherings III collection, and I love its soothing hues.


My Mum's version reminds me of Fireworks, very fitting for the upcoming festivities. This year Canada is Celebrating its 150th birthday, so July 1st is going to be a very big deal this year. She used a collection from Connecting Threads. She also played with the fabric positions in her version and I love the extra movement that gives her quilt.


I hope you like our "Stars all Agleam" quilt. If you make your own version I hope you will share it with us too.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Add A Twist

I recently had the opportunity to write a tutorial for the Modabakeshop. Me and My Mum had lots of fun making several versions of this versatile pattern. I loved the idea that by rotating either the corners of the blocks, or by alternating how the blocks are placed in the quilt, you can achieve such different results.

Here are just 3 of the different versions Me and My Mum made....

The "Add a Blueberry Twist" was made with a Basic Mixologie by Studio M Layer cake and solid Blue and White charm squares:


My " Add a Licorice Twist" was made with 4 Rusty and Friends by Bernartex charm packs and solid Black and Grey charm squares:


My Mum's " Add a Berry Twist" was made with a Whisper by Victoria Johnson Layer Cake and some beautiful yardage she cut into charm squares. And here's a funny twist, as my Mum was assembling her blocks she got some pieces swapped and the resulting happy accident occurred. Her plus blocks became crosses!! My Mum is a woman of great faith and she was so pleased with her surprise block she decided to keep it.  Add a Twist indeed....


I'd love to see your " Add a Twist" quilts. Please share your photos or questions with us. You can find the "Add a Twist" tutorial on the ModaBakeShop here.

Update....
Whatwerks emailed me to share a photo of her similar quilt. She stash - busted and added sashing. It looks great.


Saturday, April 29, 2017

Garden Stars progress...

Hi, It's me checking in with some Garden Stars progress. Me and my Mum have both gotten the main body of the quilt together, and here is a sneak peek. 


We have to take a small break from this quilt as we have decided to extend the sashing and we are also adding a green border( need a break from all that pink, LOL) and we had to place an order for the needed fabric.

In other news.... I have added a link to my " Dancing Daisies" tutorial which was originally posted on the ModaBakeshop.  I just recently finished quilting my second one. You can find a link to the tutorial here and in the tutorials tab at the top of the blog.


Thursday, April 20, 2017

Hi, I'm Mum....

            Hi, I'm Mum from "Me and My Mum Quilting.   I fell in love with making quilts years ago when my daughter (the "Me" of this relationship) made a simple block quilt.  We quilt together almost every day, by Skype.

   We both have  subscriptions to the FatQuarterShop's SewSampler boxes, and we have been trying to decide on a pattern to use up some of the fabric we had received. Today, we started cutting the material for a quilt called " Garden Star".

 The fabrics are "Olive's Flower Market" and Kona's 2017 Color of the year. The pattern we are using is just perfect because it requires only 2 charm packs and a contrast color with some background.
"Garden Stars"  is a free tutorial from MSQC. We decided to use the Kona solid as the contrast because it matches the charm squares so nicely.  Here are the HST's I made as the first step in constructing this block, and the fabrics I am using for some 4-patches.