100 blocks 100 days!

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Happy Friday to you!  Are you joining in with the #100 blocks in 100 days challenge?

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Above are my fabrics and since I have taken this photo I have found more text fabrics available in my stash.  So let the fun begin!  Starting tomorrow, I am so happy and thankful  join gnome angel  for hosting this fantabulous sew along.

I have started cutting my fabrics and I am labelling them and putting them in a container  ready for sewing.  I figure there will be a few days in the next 100 days that I will not have a lot of time so starting cutting and having them ready will be of a great help to reach my goal.

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I have had this book for 3 years, the first I had all intention of joining in with the quilt along, didn’t happen. the second year I was gathering fabrics, and this year it is do it or you will never do it!  I love this text fabric above with I sew Too!

I have also been exploring different ideas for laying these blocks into a quilt.  I do no want to do a standard setting.  So I am contemplating different options.  I will do a blog post once a week with all of the previous weeks blocks so you can follow my progress.

I have recently been quilting up a storm.  I have been joining Angela Walters with her fmq challenge.  It has been so much fun watching everyones progress.  I have had my machine serviced this week so glad to have it home all ready to keep on stitching. I have to thank my mechanic for looking after her over the last couple of days.

I was very please to be able to quilt a couple of quilts for a couple of other people recently.  One was a brocade and the other is a quilt from Amanda Brandls bush gum blossoms range.  Here are a couple of photos of them.

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So happy weekend to all and I would love to hear from you if you are joining with the 100 blocks in 100 days!

Also joining linking with Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Whoop Whoop its Friday! I’m Whooping for such great Quilty friends and some wonderful finishes.

Until the next weeks update have a great weekend.

Wendy Gontier.

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Fabric blog tour, Taking Flight Fabrics

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Well it is here!  My Turn for Fabric Blog Tour!

Good morning everyone!   
This is so exciting to do a final reveal and show you the process of my quilt!  
I am so thankful to Amanda Brandl for inviting me to do this tour and for KandKfabric for giving me this awesome fabric to play with.  Amanda has designed two ranges of fabric – Taking Flight and Bush Gum Blossums.  These are her first ranges to be launched onto the market.  I know others have said this, but I can’t say it enough, it is such high quality fabric and is amazingly so soft.  My bolt range bundle of fabric is in a truck on its way to me at the moment and I just can’t wait.  I really need to make a dress from one of these fabrics.
I did some designing using my quiltography app on my iPad   I decided that a carpenters wheel quilt would be ideal for this fabric.  It measures 39″ so is ideal for a lap rug or a baby quilt.

I decided to use 5″ squares as this will make it charm friendly quilt if anyone wants to try it themselves.  I will write another post with all the details of the pattern later in the week.  If I do this here it will leave you a novel and that is not the idea today but to give you a glimpse of these awesome fabrics.

The start of the piecing
moving along with the piecing and the quilt coming together

 

moving into the free motion quilting

how I decide on my quilting and a little eye candy

two toned binding to finish the quilt

all quilted and bound

Quilting in the Stables

Now I just knew this little beauty had to accompany me to Harewood house -Scots on the Swamp Fundraiser where I was doing a demonstration of my quilting endeavours.   I was in the stables again and this is a great place to showcase my quilts.   I then took Staring Feathered Friends Quilt on a tour of the house.  Here are the photos I took and you will see a few with some delightful people who were looking through the house when I took the photos.

how cosy is this

any one for tea?

what a bed?

this is my favourite on the balcony on the main bedroom

top of the staircase

now lets just have a cuddle and a rest

Thanks for looking and reading my ramblings.   This is not all though, I will give you a rundown on the pattern and you can make your own Staring Feathered Friends Quilt.   I will be making kits of this on store next week right here so be sure to check them out!

I decided that the scraps I had leftover could not be wasted and I should do a giveaway!  Who doesn’t love a giveaway right?  So leave me a comment and what you think it will be.  I will be doing a blog post on Good Friday and draw the winner of the giveaway!  here are a few sneak peaks for you.

So until next time, have an awesome week, once again many thanks for inviting me on this tour Amanda  it has been so much fun.  Check out everyone else’s projects by using the #fabricblogtour or #takingflightfabrics or #bushgumblossomsfabrics and look on instagram feeds or here for links to everyones blog posts
Catch you soon,
Wendy.
P.S.  don’t forget to leave a comment to be in the draw for the giveaway.

Taking flight fabric blog tour wrap up and winners

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Carpenters Wheel Quilt using Taking Flight Fabrics by Amanda Brandl distributed by Kennard and Kennard Fabrics.

I am sorry to see the end of this blog tour to launch the two new fabric ranges by Amanda Brandl.   I was so honoured to be involved with such a fun blog tour and to see everyone’s talents.  Be sure to check out the final blog post by Amanda and if you have missed a link see everyone’s posts, you may just find the inspiration for your next project be sure to take a look

Now as promised. I have a little giveaway and I have opened up a giveaway on my Instagram and Facebook pages.   I have made a little wall hanging or a table runner.  I will let you have a look at the photos.  I must apologise not letting you all know the winner earlier.  Life has become very hectic lately and I had a slight illness also.   My daughter is getting married in under 2 weeks and I am still madly making their wedding gift.   

So without any more further ado I will announce the winner of the quilt and then the winners of the charm square packs for the Instagram and Facebook pages.

So I got the help of random generator to pick the winners.  The quilt will now belong to 
Kat!  Congratulations 
The charm packs will go to Instagram 

Congratulations Mercurial Girl

And the Facebook winner is 
Congratulations Darylene!

I have also been working hard to get my website up and running and I am offering Taking Flight for sale as yardage or as kit form for the Carpenters Wheel Quilt Kit.  After the wedding and when I work out how much of the Bush Gum Blossoms I have left I will add that to the online store here


I hope you all have a fabulous weekend. I am now returning to my sewing machine to work on the wedding gift.   Don’t forget to stop by regularly and see what is new and on the blog or in the store.   

Until next time, have fun and keep creating,

Wendy 

Starring Feathered Friends – Taking Flight Fabrics

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Starring Feathered Friends Quilt!
Hello, it’s a day after I released this little quilt to you all but I thought it deserved a full blog of just some photos from it’s visit to Harewood House.  Tomorrow I will post up a blog of how I made this little quilt. Also it’s not to late to enter the giveaway which I am creating from the scraps leftoverfrom making this quilt.   To be eligle to receive the prize leave a comment at the end of my blog post 

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Thanks for stopping by,  and be watching tomorrow for the post regarding how to make this little quilt!

Until then have fun,
Wendy

I’m back

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Hello,

I apologise to all who have been waiting for me to post up here. It’s been awhile.  From now on I will be posting my blogs on my website and i will do a little one here often with the link to the new site.

I hope you have all been well please come on Over to My new site.  I would love to see you there regularly as I will be posting lots of fun things for you to peruse.   Tomorrow I will post a thankful post of my achievements this year!

Until then have a wonderful day/ night

Keep on creating and stay happy,

Wendy

Bakers dozen final piecing instructions

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 Hello!  Well I am finally back to complete this top!

I can’t believe it has taken so long to come back to you all!

Anyway below is the photo where we left this quilt top

lets get this baby together 

The following are photos of the sections we will deal with

this will be our first section to deal with

We will add the grey strip under the dutch 9 patch but only sew it partially through like in the following photo and then put the small dark grey block on the start of the grey from the left of the block as per the photos

first partial seams
pin these pieces like this ready for the next lot of piecing
then sew these two units together down the completed sashing strip
it will now look like this

You can now add the section below with the 9 patches this to this unit.

We will now continue with the rest of the piecing.

Now we will continue with the partial seams as pinned in above photo 

lets put the following small squares onto the sashing on the following unit as per the photo leaving the seams partially done  so the top square unit will not be sewn fully to the bottom only the top part of the sashing and the bottom one will be sewn to the outer of the piece below the nine patches and fully to the inside of the long sashing.

now we are getting pieces together

Next we will piece the two of these units together and we almost have the top half complete

this will now come together
in a wider view of the units

Now we will piece the house onto the 9 patch and the friendship star piece starting at the small dark grey square and sew down the sashing.

now the house is onto the top part of the quilt

close up of how this will come together

Next we will sew the top part we have just sewn together with the lower section

sew these two pieces together

to look like this

We will now sew the top two pieces together.

we will firstly sew the centre seam down

then the seam above the house

We will now connect the next long section from the bottom to below the house but by the sashing only then we will connect it just below the house

connection of the second last unit of the quilt

lastly we attach the last piece.  I attached the long piece then i did the last partial same from the square near the house.

This is how the lower now looks

Ta Da!  the Bakers Dozen without a border

Flying in the breeze
I decided I wanted a bit of a cool border of this so I have decided to use this text print fabric that has been in my stash.  Now measure your quilt top in the centre of horizontal and vertical plus the ends and sides then take the average and cut your borders to that size and attach them  

text fabric from stash

Now i have cut my side borders and attached these then I have attached the top and bottom borders.

Complete Bakers Dozen Quilt Top!

yay!

Now I am so sorry this has taken so long to complete this post.   I plan on having this quilt top quilted by end of July.  I managed to get to the Australian Quilt Convention and was very pleased to meet the wonderful Angela Walters of the Midnight Quilt show here is a link to her blog.  I did a free motion quilting workshop with her and I am even more motivated now.   

So I hope you are excited to finish.  If you have finished and placed yours another way I would love to see it.  Maybe if you’re not in my Facebook group you could tag me on Instagram or even come and join us atWehago Designs Quilting Community
Until next time happy quilting, happy life,
Wendy