Friday, February 7, 2014

A few things on Friday

Riley Blake MQG Challenge

I have been quilting my Riley Blake Modern Quilt Guild Challenge Quilt. This quilt definitely needs a better name, I will think up one today maybe. I am quilting lines about .5" apart with my Horizon using the walking foot. After the matchstick quilting, this seems really far apart to me. I need to resist the urge to go back and do another line in between each one, as this challenge needs to be finished very soon.

Riley Blake MQG Challenge Quilt - back

In fact, I am going to join in with Shanna, Fiber of all Sorts and Melissa of Sweet Bitter Designs and make finishing this one a February goal. I don't want to miss finishing it in all the distractions this month.


Colourful block for Alison

My today's goal is to get these bright quilt as you go blocks off in the mail to Alison, Little Island Quilting, for her "I am loved, Soy Amado" project. I left them slightly larger than her requested 12.5" size so she can trim them as she likes.

Colourful block for Alison

These blocks took no time at all with scraps and some left over bits in my pile and making them was fun and relaxing. It's not too late for you to send some too. 

A huge thank you to everyone who has stopped here, on Instagram and on Flickr to congratulate me about Cycles 2's ribbon. The encouragement, inspiration, and friendship that the internet quilting community has given to me is fantastic and I am certain quilts like Cycles 2 would not have happened without it.

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Jess from The Elven Garden and I are having fun planning this project. Grab the button and stay tuned.

Today I am waiting to see what happens, the long arm is scheduled for delivery on Monday, but I am still hoping beyond hope that it will arrive today, it is actually still slightly possible. 

Best, 


Leanne

22 comments:

  1. As always - thank you for your support. It is people like you that help to make things happen and I appreciate that. Thank you again.

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  2. I recognize that quilt on that little button!!!! Exciting!

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  3. The Riley Blake quilt is looking good and coming right along!! Can't wait to hear more about "Decipher Your Quilt!"

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  4. Love it all. The blocks are lovely!

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  5. Love your quilting and good luck with your goal. It seems pretty doable, wink.

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  6. I think I need to embrace this modern movement!!! Quilt on!

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  7. The Triangle Challenge quilt is taking life with the quilting. I am sure that you will get this one cracked in February. Nice blocks too. Di x

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  8. Your blocks for Alison are lovely and I really must buckle down and get some made. Love how the challenge quilt (which, for some reason, I thought was called 'Triangle City' but having had a look I can't see that name mentioned anywhere...I'm obviously making things up as I go along today!) is looking - the quilting is adding loads of texture to all that lovely white space!

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  9. Yep, the challenge quilt definitely needs a more succinct name lol Will keep my fingers crossed for the delivery for you...

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  10. All great! Can you see the long arm yet???

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  11. Quilt name - how about "Pointing the Way" ?

    Linda

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  12. This quilt is looking REALLY good! I know you can do it.

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  13. Your blocks for Alison are lovely. Love your quilting on the Riley Blake quilt.

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  14. Never having done matchstick quilting 1/2" seems close to me. I missed your earlier post about your first place win. CONGRATS!!!! Well deserved.

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  15. Ha ha! Glad I'm not the only one racing to the finish for the RB challenge :-) BTW I'm going through my pics from the show and should have yours by tomorrow. Your quilt looked awesome at the show!!

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  16. Looking fab, and fingers crossed for the delivery!

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  17. Fingers crossed the longarm was early! Loving your quilt and the quilting. It will be another fab finish.

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  18. I like the amount of quilting you have added, it really adds texture to the background areas

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  19. Very pretty combination of colors in those QAYG blocks!

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  20. Love the Riley Blake quilt - I don't know why but the triangles remind me of teepees! The QAYG blocks are beautiful x

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