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.

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.    


Monday, April 10, 2017

Welcome to Me and My Mum Quilting

Hi everyone it's "ME" (otherwise known as Cathy - the daughter in this dynamic duo) Thanks for visiting my new blog. My Mum and I have been quilting buddies for awhile now, since we made our first quilt together, (when she came to visit one summer in Alberta)Then for the 5 years we were living only minutes away from each other, and now. Even though we no longer live in the same province, we have managed to still work on quilt projects via video chat. (Thank goodness for technology!!) and whenever we get together in person you can bet we always have something Quilty underway.

This is a place for Me and My Mum to share our love of quilting, our thoughts and inspiration with each other and with you as well. I hope you will come to visit often and share what you might be working on too.