Thursday, 30 December 2021

One Continuous Line

... is what time is. It is the last day of the year and yet it is just a regular day before another regular day. Nothing different will happen. No big bang. No threshold to cross. No ritual to do. Well, maybe the clinging of wine glasses but time is just one continuous line. Humans make it the last day of the year. We have to separate things, quantify them and categorize them. When I look back, all I see is one life, mine in one continuous line.

I didn't do a lot of sewing lately but did a lot of quilting. The goal is to get Stars in Blue finished before the end of the year. Almost there. 
This was my Personal Rainbow UFO Challenge for the month of July and August 2021. I got the top together and the backing magically appeared so I sandwiched it right away. It's been waiting ever since. 

The big stars were quilted with one continuous line. I hope you can see it in the next picture 

A loop in the corner going up to the Hourglass unit side where I sew in the ditch (not that easy when you don't use the walking foot) across the bottom and up the other side to make another loop and round I went. The middle square ends up being sewn all around and everything is well secured. 

The little stars got a different treatment. 

I went loopy all around this one. Free motion with no marking so each one is unique and crooked differently, haha. The white spaces around the middle block are quilted in tight straight lines. 

That's it. Nothing very fancy but I like it and it is done. Now, what to use to bind this one? Blue? 

A scrappy binding of blue, orange, and red? If I want to finish it before the bells of New Years' ring, I better hurry and decide soon. I still have all those threads to bury too. Where is my Fairy Quilting Godmother? 

Another thing I've been doing lately is puzzles. Like this. 

Don't get me wrong. I love Bonnie's quilts but when they look like this, they are a nightmare. 

As you can see, I did manage to get some done but that yellow Spider Web quilt is a doozer! But I'm stubborn; I'll get it done eventually. 😉

Here's my Snow Panther. Haha! He is Snow nothing. He really doesn't like snow. He will only step in my footsteps or those made by other animals. He fell through the snow once and never again. He makes sure his footing is secure before he steps in. He's so funny. 

May you all be blessed with a wonderful new year. May your family, friends, and a smile be with you always. May health be by your side throughout. Let's not forget those who have left and cherish those that are with us. Blessings to you as I am blessed with you as my friends. Here's to another year of blogging, sewing, helping out, laughing out loud, counting units, separating blocks, categorizing fabrics into colours, because this is what humans do. So let's enjoy it all again in 2022. 


Joining Alycia Quilts for the first time for Finished or Not Friday.  


  1. Wishing you a happy, healthy New Year, too, Chantal!! Best of luck on deciding on what color the binding wants to be. It's going to be a beautiful finish!

  2. I agree with your sentiments wholeheartedly, well said. You've done a great job with your quilting, and wishing you an easy decision on what fabric(s) to use for your binding. Next post a finish, right?

  3. Such a pretty quilt. I look forward to seeing what binding color you choose. I have been wanting to get into puzzles lately too; I just need to get me a new one. Have a happy New Year.

  4. Oh boy, an almost finish! I love those stars and I think your quilting looks great, Chantal. Happy New Year and happy new quilting projects, too!

  5. lovely quilt....i got a kaffe fassett puzzle so that should be a challenge as well!

  6. A lovely post, another day another year and life is better with you in it and your blog! I think I would not be patient enough for the puzzle.... and the quilting is just right for the stars...

  7. My life is definitely one day running into another. I have to really think upon waking what day it is. I'm trying to count my blessings, but some days it's hard. It's time for me to get back to piecing and quilting, but it's so much easier to just while away the day looking at blogs and doing puzzles online.
    Happy New Year. Let's prayer for a better one in 2022.

  8. Love your starry quilt and your snow panther!! happy New Year!!

  9. Reflecting all those wishes right back at ya!
    Love your stars quilt - it's absolutely gorgeous!

  10. Ma chère Chantal, je te souhaite le meilleur pour cette nouvelle année... Ton quilt est super beau et point de vue quilting machine, tu es bien meilleure que moi. Je fais aussi des puzzles et j'adore cela !
    Je t'embrasse bien fort !

  11. A beautiful quilt. Happy New YEar!

  12. Enjoy your puzzle and snow. Looks like you will be ready for binding on your quilt soon. Hand sewing binding is the perfect way to stay warm in the winter months.

  13. Such a pretty quilt, and you are almost at the finish line, congratulations!

  14. Great job on the quilt! I'd vote for a scrappy blue binding but honestly, it will look great no matter what you decide! I agree it is just another day around here at my house as well, although Jan 1 does have me take the Christmas tree down and pack it away. That puzzle looks daunting!

  15. Love your stars quilt, Chantal, and you did a great job free-motion quilting it.
    Whishing you and your Family all the Best for 2022.
    Happy New Year.

  16. Love your quilt. I'm a big jigsaw puzzle gal. So stress relieving. For me at least. And a Happy and Healthy New Year to you!


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