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Sunday, June 18, 2017

New Sampler

I am a big fan of Bonnie Hunter (Quiltville), and have collected all of her books and the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks.  Bonnie has designed a block for all but the first publication --- so far she has 14! 

Recently, Bonnie published a picture of someone making all of Bonnie's Blocks as a sampler. Well......I love that idea.....so, I am starting a new long-term sampler project.  

My first finish...."Talkin' Turkey", from Quiltmaker's Volume 5.  Not sure why I started with this one, possibly because red is my favorite color!  The pattern for a quilt is also found in her Book "String Fling".


Saturday, June 17, 2017

Scrappy Finish

All finished and delivered to our guild's Helping Hands Program. Finished 60 X 76", perfect for a young girl.


Whoop!  Linking up with Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Scrappy Hump Day

Progress!  Quilted and binding in progress, this girly little scrap quilt is ready donation to our Guild's Helping Hands Program. Finished at 60" X 76. (8" squares, 2" border)



Below is the same pattern and same size that is almost done (just one more seam and the border)...... but this is for a young boy.  Our local guild provides quilts for a few non-profits, however the MacDonell's Children's Services receive the bulk of the quilts. This organization serves youth who are placed in their care due to neglect, abuse and/or abandonment.


Linking up at "Let's Bee Social", at Sew Fresh Quilts, to share my mid-week progress.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Scrap Busting Monday

Making kits from scraps.  I received a little block pattern during a Shop Hop a couple of years ago, I changed it up a little because I had several 4 1/2" strips and scraps left over from another project.  I cut them up to make 4 1/2" squares, then used up 2 1/2" X 4 1/2" coordinating strips.  It looks like I will have two kits, one for a girl and one for a boy (possibly 2).


After the blocks are done, will label the columns, and plastic bag them for quick assembly.  The one at the top, is a little busy in the picture, but it is using up a lot of the bright scraps.


Above is using a solid Kona in the center, with browns, blues and greens scraps to finish off the blocks.  I still have a lot of the 4 1/2" Kona solid squares, so I will go back later and choose another colorway for a kit.  The kits come in handy for those "Sit and Sew" Days with our guild.

Linking up with Em's Scrapbag, "Moving It Forward".

Friday, June 2, 2017

Dresden Plate

I LOVE scrappy .... and so did my grandmother, Nana!  Using strips from her stash, mine and exchanges made with friends, this quilt came together with a childhood friend in mind.  Someone who traveled to Texas with my family when we were young to visit my grandparents.


The blocks came together so easily .... especially since I could mindlessly chain piece listening to Netflix shows. The background of light golds and grays gave this project a different look.


As the top came together on the design wall, the border fabric chosen just called to the top.


And here she is -- All Finished!  I think I will call her "Pickles" -- based on a funny little story that my friend and I share from the early 1970's. 

Friday Finish -- Whoop Whoop!  Linking up with Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.



Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Thunderbirds Show and Tell


As I begin the wings for a light-medium blue Thunderbirds Quilt -- baby size -- I looked back at my earlier versions.  The Red/White colorway was to be mine, although my husband has taken possession (the guy who loves everything blue).




The blue/white below was gifted to a retiring friend.


This cute pink/white with accents of green was donated to a fund raiser for Breast Cancer Awareness (Loved this one).


The scrappy multi color version headed to Texas to raise funds for my nephews baseball team -- also made a multi-color batik version for the Cover Shot of the pattern, now traveling with Black Cat Creations.



And....if you don't like using scrappy "strings" for the wings, use a stripe fabric.


Pattern:  Thunderbirds for Black Cat Creations
Designer:  Jamie Janow Elfert
Size:  80" x 80"




Friday, May 26, 2017

Indigo Spin, Graduation Quilt

A couple of months ago, while browsing the quilting magazines at Books a Million, I found the Cover Shot of the January/February 2017 Quilting Quickly Fons and Porter Magazine.  LOVE AT FIRST SITE!!!!

The pattern:  "Indigo Spin" designed by Jean Nolte.  I added a little border to expand the size.  Great instructions and easy assembly.  Delivered to my great niece, Alissa for her high school graduation --- so now I can share.


Finished size 58" x 76"


Progress on the design wall


Blocks done.


Fresh off the frame.

Friday Finish -- Whoop Whoop!  Linking to Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.