Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Bright Star

I feel like I say this all the time ... but, it has been ages since I posted.

Lots going on. Trying to get my shoppe (Lazy Lab Quilting Company - https://www.lazylabquiltingco.com/) rolling. Having a ball teaching lots of classes and making lots of samples.

Here is a quilt that I just finished yesterday.  It is Bright Star, a level 3/6 BeColourful quilt that finishes at 45” square. It was a delight to make. Most of it was sewn at my trailer!

I offer this as a pattern or as a kit in my shoppe.

If you don’t already, you can follow me on Instagram at melaniemmacdonald for more regular updates. 

Thursday, June 27, 2019

BeColourful Sunflower Fabric Now In Stock!

The beautiful BeColourful Sunflower fabric is now in stock and it is gorgeous.

I spent the past weekend making these lovely Summer Dreams kits with it.

Kits for Summer Dreams, Bright Star and Chasing Dreams are available in my shoppe. https://www.lazylabquiltingco.com/

Remember, prices are in Canadian Dollars!!! 

Monday, June 24, 2019

June Update

Wow! I haven’t updated my blog in FOREVER. These days I post most of my work in progress and finishes on Instagram. If you’re on Instagram you can follow me at Melaniemmacdonald. I post there  a couple of times a week.

So much has happened since I last blogged in March.

I am getting more familiar with the embroidery module on my new sewing machine. More on that with pictures in a future post. It’s great fun!

I did a truck show for the Limestone Quilt Guild in Kingston, ON.

I realized that I have completed nine BeColourful quilt patterns. 

And I’m working on my tenth, Serendipity. She’s beautiful and I’m having a ball making her.  

And, of course, I’m busy making BeColourful kits for my store, Lazylabquiltingco.com. Here is a photo of the Bright Stars kits. If you haven’t already, check out the store: https://www.lazylabquiltingco.com/

Sew long for now!

Monday, March 18, 2019

Summer Dreams Is Now A Completed Quilt Top

I forgot to post about my most recent finish, Summer Dreams.

This top was finished a week ago today. It was an absolute joy to work on and I’m thrilled with the results. That diamond border - wow! I love it!

She is now in the possession of my friend and quilter for finishing. I can’t wait to get her back.

Summer Dreams is a level *4 BeColourful pattern and finishes at 62” square. My version is made with the BeColourful Rainbow Collection from Anthology. Kits are available. Please email me if interested.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Summer Dreams Update

I am so close to finishing Summer Dreams.

There is one more diamond border to add. The diamond piece is assembled and one of the two corner stars is made. With any luck that second star will be finished tonight.

After the diamond border there is only a round of sashing and the final border.

It would be wonderful to finish this on Sunday.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Summer Dreams

Right now it feels like we’re trapped in eternal winter, so working on a quilt called “Summer Dreams” seems appropriate.

This is a level 4 BeColourful quilt and when finished will measure 62”x62”.

I decided to use white as my background and I’m loving how it’s going together so far.

With any luck, I’ll finish this beauty next weekend.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Aurora Quilted and Bound

My Aurora is quilted and bound. I love her! She turned out gorgeous.

Aurora is a level 5 BeColourful pattern and I started it in June during a class with Jacqueline de Jonge at Nancy’s Calico Patch in Newport News, VA. What a great experience that was!

My friend and quilter, Jacqueline Gaudreau, quilted it using the Marmalade pantograph in light grey coloured thread. The grey was the right choice to use given the all the colours in the top. It blends beautifully. I love it! She did a wonderful job and really brought “life” to it.

I think this is the seventh quilt I’ve had quilted using the Marmalade panto. On one hand I feel I should mix it up and try something different, but on the other, I love everything about this panto. It just suits the quilts I’ve made so far.

Hopefully, I’ll have another finish to share later in the week.

Happy Quilting,