Staying Connected #21

Welcome to another summer post. As always, a wonderful variety of projects.

From Chris … These are two smaller versions of the green quilt in last week’s post. Lap quilt size.

From Moira … Here is a quilted golf bag I sewed to replace one my girlfriend made for me. When it became faded and started to fray, I decided to make another to fit on my golf cart. I thought I would throw in a picture of my golf hats for good measure.

From Linda F … Looking through a bin of community quilt fabric, I found some precut 5″ strips. With a few of my own fabrics and a couple from Connie W, I made a disappearing nine-patch quilt with a pieced backing.

Thanks to the encouragement of Marilyn C, I tried a swirl quilting pattern. After a few days of quilting the swirl, I woke up dreaming of sewing swirl after swirl after swirl … The quilting does add a great texture to this community quilt.

With many thanks to Chris, Moira, and Linda F

From Judy S … I’m working on my own little village for a wall hanging, inspired by Linda R’s little houses quilt in a previous post. So much fun coordinating little scraps of fabric and doing some fussy cutting. I tucked in a little flower fairy.

Perhaps I will add some of my leftover floral motifs from the Floral Collage Workshop earlier this year. And perhaps some other embellishments, like those adorable buttons I bought at Quilt Canada in Vancouver.

The pattern for the Tiny House block came from an entertaining video by Jenny and Misty Doan of Missouri Star Quilt Co.

Sunflowers always seem to bring a smile …

Some people in my neighbourhood have done a great job growing sunflowers, as you can see by these big guys prairie dogging over the fence.

Below is the one and only sunflower that has bloomed so far from my scattering of seeds, but it’s a pretty one. I will be able to enjoy it until the local squirrels discover how tasty it is!

I should have read the article below before I tried growing them. JS

All About Sunflowers – West Coast Seeds