I did it! Goal achieved! Huge thanks to Lisa and Diane for keeping me motivated to finish my Greenhouse quilt and any other phantom quilt alongers out there.
I finished my quilt on Saturday and when we took it out for photos after supper it was very windy. There are actually five people behind the quilt holding it against the wind – my husband, son and three neighbourhood kids who were playing nearby.
I loved the backing so much that I wrapped it around to the front for binding. As you can see I quilted circular flower heads and leaves on vertical lines on the quilt. The Ombré Spectrum wideback is available in our shop.
Prize Winner: The only other person, besides me, to post an assembled quilt top in the #greenhouseqal hashtag was Lisa Taylor so she wins $50 to spend in my shop by default. Congratulations Lisa!
I am thrilled to have my quilt finished and on my bed in time to enjoy for the remainder of the summer and beyond! Thanks for coming by to see my quilt today!
Welcome to week 10 of the Greenhouse Quilt Along! The last row of plants! Hooray!
It can be hard to be motivated to sew during the nice summer weather. In fact, instead of sewing my blocks I am writing this post to you while sitting outside on the deck. 🙂
Here is a bit of motivation for all of us though… look at Lisa’s gorgeous quilt!
Isn’t it fabulous? I can’t wait to have mine finished. My last two rows are cut out and I will be sewing them this week. I’m hoping to have it quilted by next Wednesday too! I have the perfect backing. (Things got a bit crazy busy here the last week of July but I will finish on time!)
Post your finished quilt top in the hashtag #greenhouseqal on Instagram by next Wednesday, August 8, 2018 for a chance to win $50 to spend in my shop!
Welcome to week 9 of the Greenhouse Quilt Along! We are so close to being finished. Some of you already are finished!
I’m glad I took this slower route of one row a week because it’s allowed me to work on other projects at the same time. I thought about knocking out the last three rows all at once but that just seemed like work to me. Even though quilting is basically my self-created job now I still want to enjoy it.
Keep working on your rows because these quilts are going to look so fantastic in the end! Thank you for sewing along with me and keeping me on track. Just rows 8 and 9 to go!
Welcome to week 8 of the Greenhouse Quilt Along. I have caught up after I fell a week behind having sewn two rows this past week. My row 7 plants are all cut out with the cacti pieced.
I made a small mistake when I cut the wrong bottom corner on the large cacti but I’m going to leave it. It’s not a big enough problem to rip the block apart to fix it. This is what comes of sewing in a heat wave. Ha!
This row is made of colours that I love so that makes it more fun for me cutting and piecing the fabrics.
I hope you are coming along with your own Greenhouse Quilt. I saw Diane’s post in the Daydreams of Quilts Facebook group that she is making progress on hers. She and I both seem to sew on the same day. We are getting close to the finish now.
Here we go for the start of week 7 in the Greenhouse Quilt Along!
At this point we are experts at sewing these plant blocks so that’s all good but we may be losing some of our motivation so I am here to cheer you on today! We are getting very close to the end! Keep going! You can do it! (I am also talking to myself here as I have lagged a bit.)
If you need to check the schedule on the main Greenhouse Quilt Along Post click here.
Wow! Week six in the quilt along already! Thank you for quilting along with me and keeping me going on my rows!
I finished all my row four plants in one day last Wednesday and then I got distracted with starting up sewing stock for my shop for Christmas. So I am starting off on row five today. I am enjoying posts from Lisa and Diane in the Instagram hashtag #greenhouseqal and a new participant, Sarah, just joined us and shared her fabrics and background cutting in the Daydreams of Quilts Facebook Group.
Keep going everyone! We’re more than halfway there and these quilts are going to be amazing.
The winner of the Kinder fat quarters from last week is Lisa who not only posted her rows but she almost has her quilt top together! Keep sharing for a chance to win a fat quarter bundle of Shweshwe fabrics from my shop.
This week we are sewing the Row 4 Plants. When this row is finished we will be halfway through the rows! Hooray!
I haven’t sewn ahead this week because I was taken out of the game by a virus my son brought home from school that actually had me bundled up on the couch one afternoon in a quilt with a fever and chills. I did get my five blocks for row 3 finished yesterday though.
I don’t actually know the name of the plant on the right above but it looked like the Jade plant block so I took a photo of them together. I think my Dad knows what it’s called since he gave it to me so I’ll have to ask him.
Post your first four rows of plants in the Instagram hashtag #greenhouseqal for a chance to win four fat quarters from Heather Ross’ “Kinder” line!
Week 4 of the Greenhouse Quilt Along already! We’re into the Green row! Hooray! How are you doing with this quilt? I am feeling like mine is going well and am glad to have you quilting along with me.
I like that this row is green and looks like some of my house plants. I also enjoy the deer on some of the Terrarium fabrics. They remind me of my Grandad’s stunning garden. His garden backed onto a golf course with a chain link fence. Deer could sometimes be seen on the golf course and would sometimes hop over the fence to enjoy the garden that he created and that we all loved so much.
Here we go for week 3! This is getting a lot easier now. I think it will be smooth sailing from here on in. Each week we sew the same blocks just with different colours. I am sewing mine into their row as I go too so I can watch my quilt top grow (get it? plants… growing).
I am enjoying watching my plant collection grow. I hope you are too! Keep sewing along and we’ll have our quilt tops done before we know it.
Welcome to the Greenhouse Quilt Along Week Two! This week we are sewing the plants for vertical row one.
Elizabeth Hartman is possibly a genius in my mind. This pattern is very complex and I am so impressed that she was able to write it in a way that makes sense for all of us to sew it.
She has clear instructions for cutting each fabric. If you labelled all your fabrics according to the fabric placement guide this will all make sense to you. (If you haven’t labelled your 10 x 10 inch colourful plant fabrics using the fabric placement yet then go ahead and do that first.)
If you haven’t downloaded the free fabric placement guide from Elizabeth’s website the links for both the pattern and the fabric guide are in the main Greenhouse Quilt Along post.
Remember to label your fabrics as you cut them so you don’t get confused later on. This is especially helpful if there will be a few days between when you cut the fabrics and actually sew them. So far my strategy is to cut one row at a time and sew it before I cut the next row.
Lisa is doing amazing sewing this quilt and posting in the hashtag on Instagram and she posted this photo of how she is keeping her colourful plant fabrics organized. She is cutting several rows at once. Give her a follow for Greenhouse Quilt inspiration!
Here is our first giveaway in the Quilt Along!
To enter: Publicly post your five plants for Row 1 sewn to their pots on Instagram and use the hashtag #greenhouseqal before next week’s blog post comes out on June 13th for a chance to win. The prize is my seam ripper enamel pin and seam ripper t-shirt!
(If you are not on Instagram please email me a photo of your five plants with pots to daydreamsofquilts (at) gmail (dot) com and I will post on your behalf.)