I wish you a Merry Quilt Along: Block Reveal

OK it’s finally here! I’ve been itching to reveal my block for the I wish you a Merry Quilt Along party! When the ladies from the 2017 New Quilt Bloggers group mentioned they were planning this QAL, I jumped at the opportunity to at least design a block even if I couldn’t host the QAL. As soon as I found out a Christmas theme was chosen, I thought of what Christmas reminds me of and for me there are no snows, Santa or Angels. However, It’s a time of giving and I decided to play around with the idea of Christmas presents. After a couple of failed attempts, I present to you with love at Christmas this set of gift boxes!

Christmas Present Box

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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 ūüôā Continue reading “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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In retrospect…end of year review

When I wrote my last post, I was sure that’ll be the last post for the year. However, I started seeing posts from other blogs I follow listing their top 5 posts of 2016 as part of the¬†Best of 2016¬†linky party hosted by Cheryl of @meadowmistdesigns¬†I figured I might as well join the party and review year 2016.

Earlier in the year, I wrote a post titled¬†No resolutions only commitments¬† and in that post I mentioned that reflecting back on 2015 so many goals were left under achieved and resolutions unfulfilled but I have another chance to make things right in 2016. To that effect, I decided I wasn’t making any list of resolutions but I instead made these commitments: Continue reading “In retrospect…end of year review”

Hello from the other side!

Hello again everyone, if you received my earlier post We are moving then you know we are in a new location. So far everything looks about right but please let me know of any observations, issues or questions in your comments… Thanks!

Besides welcoming you to the new location, I thought I should share with you some of the projects I’ve been working on as mentioned¬†here.¬†As a follow up on that post, I mentioned I was attaching the backing and finishing off my Quilt-As-You-Go Queen Size Quilt…I can gladly report it’s done! Continue reading “Hello from the other side!”

Decisions, Decisions…here’s my Decision.

Thank God it’s Friday! Things are a bit quiet at work so I’m seizing that opportunity¬†to quickly share an update on the decision I made following my last Work in Progress Post¬†Decisions, Decisions…¬†Thanks to everyone that shared their thoughts and suggestions on that post, your lovely suggestions were ringing in my ears as I made my decisions.

Quick recap, I already decided the quilt was going to have a pieced border (I had a rail fence block kinda thing in mind at the time) but then¬†I was torn between having another round of border before or after the pieced border. I also needed to determine what color of fabric to use if I do decide on¬†a border before the pieced border. I was leaning towards another round of black border but I found a floral fabric I considered for a minute (I eventually decided against the floral and I settled on using it in the binding instead, it worked perfectly!) Continue reading “Decisions, Decisions…here’s my Decision.”

How to make 32 Half Square Triangles (HSTs) at Once

Oh yes you read that right! I “accidentally” made 32 HSTs 2 years ago and I said accidentally because I messed up the¬†cutting of my Squares for the 8 HSTs at once method. I had seen the tutorial for that method somewhere but couldn’t pinpoint it when I needed it (I wasn’t on the blog then and I still don’t know why I didn’t do another Google search?) so I did the maths in my head and figured to get (8) 2.5″ HSTs, I need 2 squares measuring 11″ needless to say I was far from being correct! I stitched 1/4″ away on both sides of my diagonal lines but when I came to cut my pieces I realized my HSTs were way bigger than what I wanted so I stopped to find a solution¬†and that’s the brief history of how I came about the 32 HSTs at once. Continue reading “How to make 32 Half Square Triangles (HSTs) at Once”