Friday, January 30, 2015

Friday Quilt Hop * 1-30-15

Welcome to the Friday Quilt Hop.
I hope you discover some new inspiration today.

a host of quilting tutorials here;  be sure to visit the tutorials tab to explore all the categories of tutorials offered on this site

assorted projects here too

lots of projects here;  don't forget the  'load more'  link

2 pages of free projects here

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Keys to Contentment - Block 1

Val Laird is offering a wonderful free block of month that includes some quilting and some stitchery. It will be the perfect size to hang over my mantle along with the ten commandments plaque which displays there. You will find Val's project  HERE  or click her "Keys of Contentment"  logo in my left sidebar.

Here is my January block.  I am also creating a new blog page to collect this project as the months progress.

I'm linking up with Kelly at My Quilt Infatuation where you will discover lots of creative projects in progress.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Monday, January 26, 2015

A Path of Plenty

The  Stashbusters Yahoo  group recently issued a challenge to  pick a collection and bust some stash.  I chose my 30's reproduction fabrics.  I collected them several years ago and then they sat ...waiting for the perfect project to use them in.  I'm ready to use them up and move on.

                                                                                                                                                                     I believe I found this photo in one of my quilt marketing emails.
It spoke to me as a classic.  This is NOT my quilt.                                      

I am calling my quilt  "Path of Plenty".
The block is made from  (4 ) - 6 " drunkard path units.
Let's call this my Path of Plenty block.
12 " finished block

I dreamed up a simpler cutting plan and will share it here.

Make 4 drunkard path units, start with 2 fabrics of 2 rectangles
          cut each rectangle @ 6-1/2 "  x  9 ".

2 rectangles - right sides together

Align templates at outermost edge of rectangle

Draw the 2 cutting lines around templates - with ruler,
make the most of  your fabric with a 2 inch square in top right corner.

Cut on the drawn lines. Here are 2 units. Repeat with
the other 2 rectangles.

Here are 2 units. Repeat with the other 2 rectangles.

6 blocks finished  and  bonus  4-patches.
I have 6 more blocks nearly finished to add later today.

here is the collection with 12 blocks finished;
I'm ready for a curved piecing break

I'm linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times  and  Connie at Freemotion by the River  where you can see what lots of other creative quilters are working on.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Friday Quilt Hop * 1-23-15

Welcome to the Friday Quilt Hop.
I hope you find some new inspiration today.

101 gifts to sew

under the tutorials tab, several categories of projects

assorted free patterns here

more simple projects

Have yourself a creative weekend and thanks so much for stopping by.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

CCQ # 14

I finished this charity comfort quilt for my guild yesterday.  I made the  top from fabrics donated to the club.  I added a silver/gray fleece to the back and dark gray for the binding.  It measures  47 x 53.

I'm linking up with Kelly at My Quilt Infatuation for Needle & Thread Thursday.  Hop on over there to see many more creative projects in the works.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

RSC15 Sampler - January blues

The rainbow color for January is medium blues.  12" stars will each have a 6" sampler block in the center square.  I didn't want to do the card trick block, so I created a substitution.  I think it goes by several names, indian hatchet or arrowhead ? and also the " O "  version of the X's and O's pattern.

I'm holding out for the specs on the alternating blocks. I considered creating my own version, but I see the colors change within the block, to associate with it's neighboring color, so I'm trying to be patient.  In the meantime, I'm linking up with Angela at Soscrappy where other creative quilters are showing off their scrappy rainbow blocks.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, January 16, 2015