Wednesday, March 29, 2017

March Finishes

Celebrate – Fêtons 150
What a month! It started with the second Celebrate – Fêtons 150 link-up and the draw of the first prize among those who left comments. Three Canada 150 fat quarters were sent to Susan from Quilt Fabrication.

The link-up has been a success!! There were eleven link-ups – and only one of them was my own :-) This month I also had my own celebration – 5 years of blogging and 150 posts! Thank you to everyone who participated in the link-ups, left comments and best wishes for my own anniversary. What an amazing online community.

I had two goals for March, which I accomplished. My One Month Goad (OMG) was to finish the beaver block created by Lorna of Sew Fresh Quilts. Here it is:
Celebrating 150 - Beaver block designed by Sew Fresh Quilts
Canada 150 - Beaver block designed by Sew Fresh Quilts

Close-up of Canadian Beaver
Canadian Beaver's Close-up Shot!
Here’s the label made with some of the scraps from the original project.

My second March goal was to make more slab blocks for Canada's Big Quilt Bee. I now have 6 completed blocks. I’m halfway to making a small quilt top.
I’m trying to keep my goals to a minimum but I do have a few deadlines, so here are my April goals:

  • Make more slab blocks, and if I’m really productive, finish a small quilt top for Canada's Big Quilt Bee;
  • Quilt and embellish the England souvenir from the World Quilting Travel Adventure;
  • Work on and hopefully complete my Art with Fabric project. I'll be posting on the first day - May 15th! No pressure :-)
What I learned:
  • As I mentioned in my last post, I really enjoyed making the Beaver block. It was easier than I expected, in no small part due to Lorna’s technique and instructions. I’m not sure that I’ll ever commit to a full quilt, but I definitely want to make more blocks. They make great wall hangings.
  • I am so happy that the link-ups have been a success. I’ve reached out to many Canadian quilting bloggers (and some non-Canadians too!) who have been very supportive. 
  • I’ve research and found many quilting patterns and projects that celebrate Canada’s 150th. Can you believe that I had forgotten to check Pinterest? I found lots of interesting projects that I will share with you on my Celebrate – Fêtons 150 in April post.
Related Links
Project Details

Canada 150
16" x 26"
Canadian Beaver quilt block pattern by Sew Fresh Quilts
Materials: cotton
Techniques: piecing, free motion quilting

Great news -this little guy was featured on Main Crush Monday. Thanks Beth!

Linking Parties: I'll be linking this post to the OMG March Finish Link Up, as well as many more. Please check them out! Can I get a Whoop Whoop?, Free Motion Mavericks, Midweek Makers, Needle & Thread Thursday, Off the Wall Friday, Finished or Not Friday, Let's Bee Social, Moving it Forward, Main Crush Monday.


  1. Love that beaver block! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts and congrats on your finish.

    1. Thanks Patty. Posting my OMG helps me organise my priorities for the month. Thanks!

  2. congrats on another finish! Thanks for sharing on Midweek Makers

  3. Oh my --- such wonderful info on your blog, so I will have to come back and peruse more when time allows!

  4. Congratulations on all the wonderful news! Your beaver block turned out super cute, Andree. I love the way you quilted him!

  5. That beaver block with those teeth made me smile - so cute! Thanks for sharing him on MCM! :)

  6. :D I'm not even Canadian, and I completely love this beaver quilt :)

  7. Hello Andrée,

    Those teeth are hilarious! The way you have quilted them makes them stick out even more.
    Thank you for linking up with Free Motion Mavericks!

    Love, Muv


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