Monday, August 19, 2019

Dahlia Dream Big - Aqua

I have joined the Dream Big craze.  I started out with a little sampler hosted by Angela Walters of Quilting is My Therapy.  She got our feet wet working on a multi-size panel and learning border designs.  I'm still hand stitching down the binding, so I can share it.

 In the meantime …...
This is my first official full-size Dream Big Aqua quilt.  I added some lovely borders to make it a nice 80 x 90 which should cover a very large lap size or single / full size bed.  I will have great fun quilting it, even if the stitching won't  show up well in the border fabric.

Friday I started quilting in the center, with much encouragement from Amy Johnson of Amy and  Sew Simple of Lynchburg  and Amy Quilts  on Facebook.  She is most generous in  sharing great videos while quilting on this panel.

Won't this make a gorgeous quilt?  I may have to sell this one because all my joy is in the quilting process.  My quilts are getting bigger and bigger and beginning to pile up here at home.  I have been FMQ less than 2 years and have learned it from generous on-line quilters in youtube videos.

   Here is my progress so far …..

I am joining these fun linky parties this week.  Be sure to visit them to see what other creative quilters are sharing ……………..

quilt fabrication - Wednesday

Esthers Quilt Blog - Wednesday

TGIFF - Friday

thanks so much for stopping by.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

365 Day Quilt Along - Project 1

This project was started June 1st.  It is a new, daily quilt along of  ruler quilting a block a day with Natalia Bonner of Piece N  She is sharing a new design, everyday,  for a full year !  How special is that ?!   You will find her here ………………

Instagram:   #letsstitchwithnatalia
@natalia bonner

I'm still discovering my way around Instagram and it's a slow process for me.

So ………..  the first finish up is what I call Project 1,  56 blocks each with a different fmq ruler design.  What great fun I had, obviously.   I quilted the blocks in batches of once or twice a week, so I could work on "too many"   other projects in between.

and here is the view from the back.  I   ALWAYS   look at the backside

It still needs to go into the washer to make it more cuddly.  In the meantime,  I'm joining these great linky parties today.   Be sure to visit them to see what other creative quilters are sharing today.

Have a great day.  Thanks so much for stopping by !