Wednesday, March 29, 2017

March Finishes

Celebrate – Fêtons 150
What a month! It started with the second Celebrate – Fêtons 150 link-up and the draw of the first prize among those who left comments. Three Canada 150 fat quarters were sent to Susan from Quilt Fabrication.

The link-up has been a success!! There were eleven link-ups – and only one of them was my own :-) This month I also had my own celebration – 5 years of blogging and 150 posts! Thank you to everyone who participated in the link-ups, left comments and best wishes for my own anniversary. What an amazing online community.

I had two goals for March, which I accomplished. My One Month Goad (OMG) was to finish the beaver block created by Lorna of Sew Fresh Quilts. Here it is:
Celebrating 150 - Beaver block designed by Sew Fresh Quilts
Canada 150 - Beaver block designed by Sew Fresh Quilts

Close-up of Canadian Beaver
Canadian Beaver's Close-up Shot!
Here’s the label made with some of the scraps from the original project.

My second March goal was to make more slab blocks for Canada's Big Quilt Bee. I now have 6 completed blocks. I’m halfway to making a small quilt top.
I’m trying to keep my goals to a minimum but I do have a few deadlines, so here are my April goals:

  • Make more slab blocks, and if I’m really productive, finish a small quilt top for Canada's Big Quilt Bee;
  • Quilt and embellish the England souvenir from the World Quilting Travel Adventure;
  • Work on and hopefully complete my Art with Fabric project. I'll be posting on the first day - May 15th! No pressure :-)
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What I learned:
  • As I mentioned in my last post, I really enjoyed making the Beaver block. It was easier than I expected, in no small part due to Lorna’s technique and instructions. I’m not sure that I’ll ever commit to a full quilt, but I definitely want to make more blocks. They make great wall hangings.
  • I am so happy that the link-ups have been a success. I’ve reached out to many Canadian quilting bloggers (and some non-Canadians too!) who have been very supportive. 
  • I’ve research and found many quilting patterns and projects that celebrate Canada’s 150th. Can you believe that I had forgotten to check Pinterest? I found lots of interesting projects that I will share with you on my Celebrate – Fêtons 150 in April post.
Related Links
Project Details

Canada 150
16" x 26"
Canadian Beaver quilt block pattern by Sew Fresh Quilts
Materials: cotton
Techniques: piecing, free motion quilting



Great news -this little guy was featured on Main Crush Monday. Thanks Beth!

Linking Parties: I'll be linking this post to the OMG March Finish Link Up, as well as many more. Please check them out! Can I get a Whoop Whoop?, Free Motion Mavericks, Midweek Makers, Needle & Thread Thursday, Off the Wall Friday, Finished or Not Friday, Let's Bee Social, Moving it Forward, Main Crush Monday.


8 comments:

  1. Love that beaver block! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts and congrats on your finish.

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    1. Thanks Patty. Posting my OMG helps me organise my priorities for the month. Thanks!

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  2. congrats on another finish! Thanks for sharing on Midweek Makers

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  3. Oh my --- such wonderful info on your blog, so I will have to come back and peruse more when time allows!

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  4. Congratulations on all the wonderful news! Your beaver block turned out super cute, Andree. I love the way you quilted him!

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  5. That beaver block with those teeth made me smile - so cute! Thanks for sharing him on MCM! :)

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  6. :D I'm not even Canadian, and I completely love this beaver quilt :)

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  7. Hello Andrée,

    Those teeth are hilarious! The way you have quilted them makes them stick out even more.
    Thank you for linking up with Free Motion Mavericks!

    Love, Muv

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