Retrospective Tips and Advice for Beginner Quilters

Hello Friends!

I can’t believe how long I’ve stayed away from here…let’s just say between work, health and other “stuffs” I haven’t had enough energy for quilting or blogging in a while! I seem to be making my way out of this imposed hibernation though. Managed to come online every now and then but I can’t wait to catch up on what I’ve missed in the blogosphere and to hopefully have something to share with you soon.

Recall that in my blog hop post consider the flowers (which is part of a series of posts to come) I asked this question – If you had the chance to start over what advice would you give your new beginner self? I received so many wonderful advice that I promised to compile and share in another post. Who knows, it just might help someone out there right?

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Quilter’s Laundry Day Mini Quilt Pattern: My crazy experiment!

Welcome back and Happy New Month!

Thank you so much for all your wonderful comment on the blog hop post! Unfortunately my blog had a mind of its own and I was unable to get notifications by email. I believe I replied everyone one way or the other and if I didn’t, I apologize.

Where were we?…Yes, I was telling you about my crazy experiment with trying to up size Jen’s wonderful pattern because making the small one just wasn’t enough! I decided to multiply all the given dimensions…I mean if you want to double numbers you multiply by 2 isn’t it? Turns out it isn’t as simple as that with quilting maths.Read more: Quilter’s Laundry Day Mini Quilt Pattern: My crazy experiment!

For a quick fix…Winnie and Friends to the rescue

How’s your week been? This week has been a very wonderful one…thanks to you all for visiting and for your lovely comments. I believe it was a very successful blog hop, I can’t say how happy I am that I participated. There were so many great advice in the comment and I’ll work towards compiling them all, it just might help someone!Read more: For a quick fix…Winnie and Friends to the rescue

Consider The Flowers – 2017 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop

Happy Easter!

Welcome to my stop on the 2017 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop! I was so excited to participate in this last year and you know, once is never enough so of course I had to do this again. Thanks to this year’s amazing hosts Yvonne @quiltingjetgirl, Leanne @she can quilt and Beth @Cooking Up Quilts for letting me have another go at this. By the way, you should visit their blogs as they introduce other members of their hives today. As always, there are tons of prizes to win during these hops thanks to the generous sponsors so make sure you check that out.

Now to the reason you are here…my name is Sola and I quilt and Blog in my little corner of the globe all the way in Nigeria! Why Alice Samuel’s Quilt Co?  I chose that name as a memorial to my parents. I would love to tell you a lot more about me but I believe I already covered that much here and here.

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Monday Catch ups

Good news…my younger sister recently visited haha, that’s not news. The news is that she was nice enough to bring some clothes she made for me (Yes my sister also sews!..she’s yet to catch the quilting fever though). While she was around, I had to suspend sewing because she monopolized my sewing space. No complaints there, she was only making me some more clothes…Happy days!Read more: Monday Catch ups

F is for Finished…Friday Finished Quilt Reveal.

orange, purple and pink baby quilt

Happy New month friends, it’s already a week gone in the new month and I haven’t been here but I promise I have so many exciting things to share with you I don’t even know where to start. Let’s get right to it shall we?

Remember the color theory experiment I did on that baby quilt first mentioned here? I said it’s one of those love it or hate it color combinations and I kept second guessing myself all the while I was working on this project. Guess what, it is now a completed project and I absolutely love it, so much I can easily say it’s one of my favorite finishes. This was such an enlightening project in so many ways, I learnt to stop second guessing myself and just take a chance. It was also interesting to see the transformation that took place as I quilted this.Read more: F is for Finished…Friday Finished Quilt Reveal.

For your information only.

Hello friends.

I thought I should let you know why I have been putting off posting anything on the blog. Since my last post, I’ve been experiencing some challenges on the blog (I suspect the update I did recently). For instance, I was unable to reply your comments individually because I didn’t get email notifications for any comment.I’m not even 100% sure my email subscribers got any notification for that post. I’ve tried every suggestions on the support forum to no avail. Have you experienced this, how did your sort it out? (I’ll very much appreciate any help you can share on this in your comments). I’ve reached out to WordPress support and my hosting providers for their help. Hopefully that gets resolved this week. In the meantime, I have been sewing and can’t wait to share what I’ve been up to with you.Read more: For your information only.

Quilter’s Laundry Day Mini Quilt Blog Hop – The Big Reveal

Welcome to everyone on the blog hop visiting here for the first time – Good to have you here and I hope you decide to look around and follow me on my adventure. My name is Sola and you can read all about me and my quilting journey here and here. For the regular visitors, welcome back for the big reveal of my secret sewing project…The Quilter’s Laundry Day Mini Quilt designed by Jen Rosin of A Dream and a Stitch (a free pattern available on Craftsy here) the blog hop is hosted by both Jen and Janice Holton of Color Creating & Quilting – Thanks Ladies (stop over and drop a comment on their blogs for your chance to win lovely prizes).

I really do love a challenge and trying out new things (at least in my quilting) as most of my previous creations would suggest. Therefore, when I came upon the call to join the blog hop and saw the beautiful pattern, I knew I had to give it a try. I remembered wanting to create the shadow mini quilt from the hop last year but I couldn’t.

I must confess though, that I almost gave up after downloading the pattern and seeing all those tiny pieces needed for the mini (16.5″). I’m afraid my brain doesn’t deal well with anything smaller than 2” unless it’s a long strip but this pattern had me cutting 1.5 x 2.5” pieces…pheww! In addition to that, I am terrible at labeling my pieces and not mixing up the pieces without labeling was a real trial! Fortunately for me, cutting and keeping track of the pieces were the only difficult part of the entire process, the rest of the steps went by like a breeze. This is all thanks to Jen for a pattern so clearly written, concise and easy to follow.

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It’s a wrap…First Finished Quilt of 2017

Hello Friends.

Thank you so much for all your warm birthday wishes and for making my day very special!

Unfortunately, I keep getting disappointments regarding the delivery of my sewing table. At this point, I have resigned myself to patiently waiting for the delivery whenever it comes through. Consequently, I am not getting a lot of sewing done as my stop-gap setup is not the most convenient and piecing or small quilting is all I can do.

Anyway, I completed the Wonky Log Cabin Baby Quilt a while back like I mentioned in previous posts here and here. Over the weekend I made an attempt to photograph it. Now I can finally reveal the finished Quilt, I have to say I absolutely love this one, probably because I enjoyed the process of making it so much 🙂Read more: It’s a wrap…First Finished Quilt of 2017

Older and Wiser…Free to be me!!!

It's my Birthday

Happy New Month Friends! You already know from my last post that it is my birthday today and thanks for all the advanced birthday wishes in your comments.

Remember how I was talking about my anticipation of this day in my last post? I was excitedly looking forward to it for the most part but there was also a looming sense of anxiety. You see, I turned 30 today and there is a lot to be grateful and excited about. When I was younger, seeing people celebrate their 30th birthday seems like such a huge deal! Like a big milestone that is supposed to be marked with a long list of achievements; a sort of benchmark if you like. As if an impressive list of achievements is the whole reason for celebrating. It’s not surprising then that as this day approached, I started making a mental list of my “achievements”. I was a bit disappointed and sad when I recounted the dreams that are currently unfulfilled or has been abandoned for some reasons.

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