Tuesday, 4 April 2017

2017 Q2 Finish-A-Long Projects

Q2 2017 Finish-A-Long Projects | Shannon Fraser Designs | Modern Quilting | Quilting Community

Whew, is it really already time to share my 2017 Q1 Finish-A-Long progress and set out my goals for Q2?! Gah, where has the time gone?!

Much has happened in the past 3 months and that included a little quilting! Not as much as I would have liked, but enough to feel like I have made some advancements on my Q1 Finish-A-Long list. And some is better than none, right?! At least, that’s what I’m telling myself 😉

There was one project I absolutely had to get done and that was this cute little Scandinavian Quilted Mug Rug that I made for my brother’s birthday. I just couldn’t allow his special day to come and go without some form of quilty love to show him how much he means to me.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

WIP Wednesday - Pink Lemonade Quilt

Pink Lemonade Quilt | WIP Wednesday | Shannon Fraser Designs | Modern Quilting | Baby Girl Quilt | Modern Baby Quilt
In honour of Work In Progress (WIP) Wednesday, I thought I would pop in and give you an update on one of the projects I’ve been working on behind the scenes.

I’ve actually got quite a few projects in the works, but this one has been a big focus these past few weeks.

This quilt started back in September 2016. I had picked up some Kona Highlight, being colour of the year for 2016, and thought it would be fun to make a quilt using that bright pop of yellow. But it sat in my stash for quite awhile, until one day I was playing with fabrics. Do you ever do this?

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Sewcial Bee Sampler – Row 1 Roundup

Sewcial Bee Sampler - Quilt Row 1 | Shannon Fraser Designs | Modern Quilting | Sew Along | Sharon Holland Designs | Maureen Cracknell | Quilt Blocks

I have been so excited participating in the Sewcial Bee Sampler hosted by Sharon Holland of Sharon Holland Designs and Maureen Cracknell of Maureen Cracknell Handmade. I’m not sure if it’s due to our lovely hosts. The fun blocks. Or the awesome community that has been participating and sharing their progress. But this is hands down my favourite sew along I’ve participated in to date. 

I’m literally giddy every Wednesday when the next block is released. And once I’ve completed it, I’m instantly wishing I had another to just keep going! It’s like watching your favourite mini-series and being left on a cliff hanger at the end of each episode! It’s the first time I’ve ever felt like this, but I’m not complaining, it’s awesome!!

Thursday, 2 March 2017

February Quilt Blocks Roundup 52 Weeks with the Quilter’s Planner

 February Quilt Blocks | 52 Weeks with the Quilter's Planner | Shannon Fraser Designs | Modern Quilting | Alchemy Collection by Camelot Fabrics | Indigo Blues | Fabric Scrap Quilting

Another month of 52 Weeks with The Quilter’s Planner done!! Time just seems to be flying by and my design wall is rapidly filling up!

It is so exciting to see the progression. From one block to now a total of 9 in the span of two short months – it’s amazing how they just add up! I realize there are still 43 more to go! But I’m enjoying the unique block patterns, challenging my quilting skills and seeing all the variations being shared on Instagram. Honestly, it’s such an awesome time! If you haven’t jumped in yet, you still have plenty of time to catch up and join the fun J

Okay, onto February’s fun roundup!

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Big Stitch Hand Quilted Pin Cushion

  Hand Quilted Pin Cushion | Shannon Fraser Designs | Playground Fabric Art Gallery Fabrics | Fabric Scraps | Modern Quilting | Big Stitch Hand Quilting

Ever need to break free and just have a fun sewing session? Well, this is exactly what my little playground pin cushion was all about for me! A fun, no hassle, give things a trim and just go with my gut kind of a sewing session.

It all started back in the fall of 2016 when I designed my Playtime quilt. I had some little Playground fabric scraps left over that just kept calling my name. They were so cute and so irresistible I just had to stick them up. There was absolutely no plan. I just grabbed my little scraps and started sewing them in pairs. Then I sewed the pairs together. I thought they needed a little frame, and so I added the top and bottom strips. It was simple. It was carefree. And it made me ridiculously happy!

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Love All Around – Quilt Block – Valentine’s Day Quilting

Love All Around Quilt Block | Shannon Fraser Designs | Modern Quilting | Hand Quilting |  Valentine's Day |

It’s the day of love! And what better way to commemorate it than quilting up a little token of love and appreciation?!

I’m not one for going all out on Valentine’s Day. For me, it’s all about the small gestures that I cherish the most. And that’s exactly how I show my love too! A special dinner and homemade dessert are usually my go-to for showering some love on my significant other.

With all the challenges people are facing on a daily basis – no matter how big or small – we can sometimes forget there is still a lot of love in this world. And, to me, that’s what the day of love if all about – reaching out and reminding everyone that we care, we see them and we love them.

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Call to Action - Quilts for Québec - Free Quilt House Block Pattern

Quilts for Québec | Free Quilted House Pattern | Shannon Fraser Designs | Modern Quilting | Fabric Scrap Project

This post is about the good a community can do in a time of need.

We’ve seen our quilting community rally after the Fort McMurray fires, and saw it again following the Pulse club shooting. This time it’s my local Montreal Modern Quilt Guild that has put out a Call to Action. They are asking for help in supporting the families affected by the shooting that occurred on Sunday January 31, 2017 in a Québec City mosque during prayer time.

The intent is to collect Quilted House Blocks to create quilts that will be donated to the families impacted.