Blogger's Quilt Festival: Bubbles for Malcolm

One of my favourite online events is the Blogger's Quilt Festival with Amy's Creative Side. Finishes have been few around Quilt Matters over the last few months, but I do have one to share for the festival. I'm entering Bubbles with Malcolm in the Home machine quilted category.

Hugely inspired by Janet Workman's gorgeous quilt, this baby quilt for my friend's son started out well, but had a few challenges along the way. It is a trickier quilt than it looks.

Half front view of Bubbles for Malcolm quilt

The last time I shared this, we talked quilting options. It's always so helpful to get other people's opinions so thank you for sharing your ideas! For the quilting, I used matching threads with the fabrics and did different motifs in the bubbles.

Bubbles for Malcolm quilt layed out on grass

Closer view of Bubbles for Malcolm quilt on grass

Love this one - asymmetrical swirl. :)

Close up view an asymmetrical swirl quilting motif

Another swirling quilting motif

In the light grey background, I broke up with negative space with some cloud sections. Each section has a different quilting motif (or two).

A cloud section of the quilting that has swirls

Another cloud section which has echoed clamshell quilting

And definitely some large spirals and pebbles!

Close up view of a swirl and pebble quilting motif

The backing is the IKEA numbers fabric I bought before it was discontinued.

Bubbles for Malcolm quilt layed out on grass with a corner folded over to show the backing fabric

Bubbles for Malcolm by a bubbling fountain. :) 

Bubbles for Malcolm quilt on a bench by a fountain

Ahh...so relaxing.

Another photo of Bubbles for Malcolm quilt on a bench by a fountain

Finished size: 39.5 by 60".

There are so many gorgeous quilts entered into the festival. Be sure to check them out and vote for your favourites!

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Modern Block Monday - Flying Geese Options

It's an exciting night here in Canada -- Election Night! So far, it's looking like a major upset with a Liberal majority over the incumbent Conservative majority. Wow! We'll see how things continue to unfold...

To take my mind off the election, I thought I'd share some bee blocks. :) We had flying geese blocks requested for two months of our Canadians Quilt Bee in June and July.

For June, Dominique at The Running Thimble wanted flying geese in this colour way, using this tutorial.

Flying Geese for The Running Thimble

For July, Francine (@melrosecakes), sent us the green background fabric for us to make scrappy flying geese using this tutorial.

Finally catching up with my bee blocks! For @melrosecakes #canadiansquiltbee2015

So fun to try different techniques to get essentially the same block!

Damn, now I have to go back to the election... ;)

Update: Election Results - :)

In case you are interested, here's an amusing take on the election from John Oliver:

Finish-Along Q4 2015

Um, how is it Q4 already? I think I linked up to the Finish-Along with Adrienne at On the Windy Side at the beginning of the year and then well, life happened. Since I'm just about caught up on my 'must-dos' like bee blocks and gift quilts, I'd like to add some fun-to-dos to the list for Q4. 

My list is going to be more ambitious than realistic, but I think dreaming big just makes things interesting!

1) Rainbow House quilt - top is just about done. 


2) Colour Pop - still need the backing.


3) Heart Strings - some hand stitching and quilting to go.


4) If A Tree Falls - top needs to be assembled.


5) Leggings Light - Haven't shared this yet, but I want to turn these fabulous bee blocks from my Canadians Quilt Bee into a quilt. 

6) Carsick - it's 1/2 quilted. 


7) Going Fractal - needs to be sandwiched and quilted. 


So many fun projects...can't decide which one to tackle first. The sad thing here though? This is just a 1/4 of my W.I.P.s...

Linking up with Adrienne at On the Windy Side for the Q4 2015 link up. What are you hoping to finish this quarter?

2015 FAL at On the Windy Side

TGIFF! - Bubbles for Malcolm

Welcome to TGIFF! Boy, is this ever a TGIFF for me! Quilting time is at a premium these days with Fall activities in full swing. I was determined to finish this quilt for my turn to host TGIFF! though.

It took a few late nights, some early mornings and a lunch break here and there to finish this quilt, but it. Is. DONE! And I love it. This one is going to be a hard one to give away, but I'm so excited (dare I say 'bubbling' with excitement) to give it to Malcolm.

Hugely inspired by Janet Workman's gorgeous quilt, this baby quilt for my friend's son started out well, but had a few challenges along the way. It is a trickier quilt than it looks.


The last time I shared this, we talked quilting options. It's always so helpful to get other people's opinions so thank you for sharing your ideas! For the quilting, I used matching threads with the fabrics and did different motifs in the bubbles.



Love this one - asymmetrical swirl. :)


 I loved it so much, I did another.



In the light grey background, I broke up with negative space with some cloud sections. Each section has a different quilting motif (or two).



And definitely some large spirals and pebbles!


The backing is the IKEA numbers fabric I bought before it was discontinued.


Bubbles for Malcolm by a bubbling fountain. :) 


Ahh...so relaxing.


Finished size: 39.5 by 60"


Wholecloth Experiment

I've been mulling over an idea about doing a colourful wholecloth using the walking foot quilting technique I learned from Heather Lair,...