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“A Fine Day” : Entry to Bloggers Quilt Festival

The talented Amy @ Amy’s Creative Side,  always puts a well-organized online quilt festival this time of year. I am entering a couple of quilts!!



The first one is my MQG Riley Blake Challenge quilt “A Fine Day”. It is an original design that was inspired by the color of the prints that were provided in the challenge. It reminded me of the colors of the sun throughout a fine day.

Sunrise (bottom left), Midday (top left), Sunset (top right) and Dusk (bottom right).

AFineDay_hangingWhile each block was planned, I used improv piecing to break up the colors and prints. Each of the blocks, has matching binding to frame it appropriately…which is one of my favorite things about the quilt.

For the quilting, I used invisible thread on top, since the colors varied so much. I tried my hand at circular quilting for the first time, trying to keep the sun theme in the quilting.  I loved the circular quilting.


One last picture for the quilting on the top:

Dimensions of this quilt is: 30 ” x 34 ”

Be sure to stop by and see the other quilt which I hope you enjoy ….this one is being entered in the modern quilt category.


Friday wrap up

I definitely needed that snow day on Wednesday….I finally started catching up from being sick the first two weeks of January. Here I was thinking my goals were already so behind.

This week, I finished up:

  1. Pot holders (late Christmas Gift – also see giveaway)
  2. Feather blocks for Scrap-bee-licious
  3. Hive #3 January Stash Bee
    Hive3_Jan_StashBee_FinishedFabrics used were:
    Black: Mama Said Sew by Sweetwater for Moda
    Mustard: Timeless Treasures, Woodstock, Stitched Swirl Gold
    Yellow Paisley: Jacqueline Savage McFee, Grey Matters, Paisley Sunshine
    Grey: Leanne Hatch, Tri (Grey) – Spoonflower Designer
  4. Riley Blake Challenge Block 1 Complete

Linking up with Amanda Jean @ Crazy Mom Quilts and Jo @ Riddle and Whimsy who is hosting TGIFF.

WiP Wednesday: What’s on your design wall??

What is on your design wall at the moment?? I love seeing other people’s design walls – have you noticed they  always looks so colorful.

If you have a photo/post, leave a link below in the comments, or post it on Instagram with a tag @ml_wilkie (that’s me…. I can see it :-)).

Here is my design wall, with all my WiPs. Unfortunately, this has not changed too much, the whole month.

WiPWall_29JANLeft Board: X & + Blocks (Goal Date: Feb); Middle Board: Riley Blake Challenge – Block 1 of 4 (top left, goal date Jan….Feb17th ultimately), January Stash Bee Block (Top Right), Tapa Star Pillow+ Pattern (Goal date: Feb); Right Board: Pillow Denyse Schmidt Fabric, for Pillow PopQAL. 

It is a snow day, here in Cary North Carolina (first one, YAY!!). My focus is to finish of the Hive #3 Stash Bee Block today, and get it in the mail by 3pm. I have procrastinated over this block for long enough :-). I just have to sew all the pieces together now.

Hopefully, I can also get in some time to finish the first two Riley Blake Challenge Blocks. I don’t think I will meet my “A lovely year of finishes” goal of have that quilt finished. But, maybe, by the end of this weekend I can have the top finished??

A quick update, for the Gypsy Wife Quilt Along there is still time to join (click on the link for details)….Most importantly, patterns are again stocked and available @ Westwood acres, (9 available) and Modern Quilter (23 available).

Linking up with Lee over @ Freshly Pieced for WiP Wednesday (see button on right menu).