Showing posts from March, 2018

Sew Ottawa! HST Week 10 [HST Sew-a-long 2018 11/18]

Let's Get Sashy!
It was March Break for many of us this week and I know it was hard to get to the sewing machine. Many of us were travelling, or were quarantined with the great flu of 2018. Kudos to everyone who completed blocks or chimed in to encourage each other. We made it through.

You should now have 13 blocks in your Work-In-Progress (WIP) bin. If you're just joining us, you have 13 templates for block options. We set out to complete 16 different blocks. Today we will go through the last 3 blocks of the Sew-A-Long. We will also talk about optional sashing. I know, I know... this is a lot to discuss. Continue along at your own pace. There is lots to discuss coming up and so you will have time to catch up later if you complete less this week.
Week 10 Giveaway! Colleen kindly crafted this adorable teacup pincushion for this week's giveaway. I love it so much! the Dresden plate on the top reminds me of the sweetest little flower. I can use any reminder of Spring that I c…

Sew Ottawa! HST Week 9 [HST Sew-a-long 2018 10/18]

The Home Stretch! Huge thank you to Colleen for helping me out and writing two weeks in a row My family was hit with the terrible flu that was going around. It is now week 3 and I am still going to bed fairly early, but at least I'm up and about!

This week's prize for participants is a cute little Retreat Bag. I made this from a free pattern by Emmaline Bags. It is the small size, with internal wire frames installed (you can also purchase them locally at Mad About Patchwork or Fabric Crush. It's a quick and simple project that everyone here could complete with ease. I love how multi-functional they are, and serve as fantastic gifts!

Let's take inventory! Together, we have covered many transferable skills in this sew-a-long. I think we should take a moment to celebrate what we've learned so far:

Source supplies for a quilt top (fabrics, threads, the difference between yardage and precuts and how to decide how much we need)What a half square triangle is and different…

Sew Ottawa! HST Week 7&8 [HST Sew-a-long 2018 8/18 and 9/18]

See below for more from Colleen in Weeks 7 & 8 Sew Ottawa! Sew-a-Long Week 8 Welcome to Week 8 of the quilt-a-long! Thank you all for sharing your beautiful blocks with us last week! You guys are doing amazing! Are you finding it’s getting easier to get your points lined up? It’s all starting to come together! Last week our prize was a Moda Charm Pack and Mini Charm Pack. Our winner was Erica Prince! Congratulations Erica! This week our prize is this cute little hexi pillow cushion cover pattern (pattern only) from Tania. Tania and I are working on the Mug Rug Tutorial – we are going to tie it into the blog post about binding your quilt – you can’t make a mug rug until you know how to bind a quilt! Lots of fun stuff coming up for you all! Have you thought at all about the back of your quilt? What are you going to put on the back of this pretty that you have spent 3 months working on? There are a lot of options! I am a sheet junkie, as in, I see a pretty sheet set that I think would…