Monday, December 4, 2017

Week 4 BBOJ Update

I spent all week working on making the rainbow border strips. They aren't difficult, but there's lots of little seams & it seems to take forever!

My goals for this coming week are to 1) get the striped & white border made and sewn on, and 2) get the rainbow border strips sewn into the 4 border units & hopefully get them sewn on. I'm not sure if that is too ambitious. We'll see.

Sincerely hoping to avoid the mistake I made in the rainbow last time.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Week 3 BBOJ Update

Here's where I am after 3weeks on the white version of Brilliant Beauties of Joy.

Wish I had taken more in progress photos.

Working on the rainbow border now. I hope to avoid the mistake I made last time.

I'm loving it so far.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

White Brilliant Beauties of Joy

I mentioned that I'd like to make the Brilliant Beauties of Joy (BBOJ) quilt again right away, so I am!

I was looking through the "Made By You" section on the Be Colourful website

The BBOJ that I just finished was the third I've made with a black background, so I was a bit bored of black. One person on the Made By You page had made the quilt with a white back ground. It was gorgeous. Another person had omitted every other colour in the arcs to make them appear more "spikey". Also gorgeous.

Why not combine the two elements that I like?

Here's the centre of my white-spikey BBOJ. I am in love!

With the exception of three colours and the white, I had enough fabric to make this one! Here's a gratuitous picture of fabric!

Friday, November 17, 2017

Brilliant Beauties of Joy Top Complete!!!

Yeah!!! My Brillant Beauties of Joy top is complete!!!

This is a pattern by Jacqueline de Jonge of Be Colourful.

I bought all the fabric, but was so intimidated that I didn't start the pattern for 10 months!

Once I did start, though, I had a ball!!! I liked it so much I think I'll make it again.

Here are the pictures. I made a mistake in making the rainbow border:(. The instructions were clear, but I didn't think I needed to read them (that always gets me into trouble). I decided that attempting to fix them was too risky and left it as it was.

This is by far the most complex quilt I've made and I'm very proud of the results!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Brilliant Beauties of Joy Update

I'm having a great time making this quilt, Brilliant Beauties of Joy", by Jacqueline de Jonge. This will be my third of hers. 

Have you ever been sad to complete a quilt top? Like the sense of loss when you're finished a good book? I'm going to be sad to see this one finished - that's how much I'm enjoying making it. 

I made a significant mistake in assembling my rainbow border units. So significant that it can't be corrected at this stage. Whoops! But I love it anyways & could stare at it all day! 

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Day Dream Quilt

This is my entry for Amy's Creative Side blog festival.

This is "Day Dream", a Jacqueline de Jonge Craftsy course. I should rename mine "I can't believe I did this"!

Jacqueline's Craftsy course was amazing! She walks you through everything step-by-step and even says sweet things like "I know you can do this".

I never would have thought I'd be able to make a quilt like this and I'm so glad I did.

I would highly recommend the course to anyone who has admired her quilts as I have. I learned lots!

I had this one professionally quilted. The first time I've ever done that. So happy I did.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Plow Day - Jane Deere Quilt

This quilt has been finished for a while, but never made it to my blog.

Here is my pink version of Lori Holt's (Bee In My Bonnet) Plow Day - or as I call mine "Jane Deere Quilt".

The plow is made of a thousand pieces but went together extremely well.

Thank you, Lori for creating a such a fun pattern! I love mine!

I added Prairie Points to mine and used flannel (as usual) on the back.