Friday, November 21, 2014

Friday Quilt Hop * 11-21-14

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

lets not forget about our Katie

origami ornament tutorials

folded 2-fabric star ornaments, link to pdf

a variety of folded ornaments in the left sidebar

eye candy, beautiful silk origami ornaments

Wishing you all a happy and creative weekend.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, November 17, 2014

CCQ # 11

This quilt top was sewn by a local lady, Rose Hughes.  She donated several tops to our quilt guild for charity missions.  I quilted this up and gave it back to the club this month.  It was log cabin strips framing two individual panel blocks.  I did simple quilting and finished it up in record time, for a change.

Visit my CCQ page to see all the comfort charity quilts.  I'm linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times where you'll find lots of creative projects happening.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Friday Quilt Hop * 11-14-14

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

free paper piecing patterns

all kinds of sewing tips and tools, and be sure to explore the other tabs

and how about these choice tutorials

Have a creative weekend and thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Scraphappy Saturday - Browns

I am a tad late for my RSC14 project.  Last month was browns - I have it to share today.  It has the 8 blocks to complete the segment for my RSC row quilt.

I am passing up the light blues this month.  I have 9 rows completed which I think will be enough for my plan this year.  I need to sew white strips between each row.  I have a wonderful scrappy border planned for it.  Isn't it amazing how many possible quilts are lying in our scrap bins?

I'm linking up with Angela at Soscrappy.  Her RSC14 project has inspired me all year.  It's so easy to play along and remain committed.  Thanks, Angela!

I'm also linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times.  Visit these linky parties for lots of quilting inspiration.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Friday Quilt Hop * 11-7-14

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

lots of tips, techniques & videos here

nice tutorial on hand quilting

plus her collection of tutorials here

lots to explore here, visit the articles category for lots of interesting topics

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 3, 2014

CCQ # 10 - QOV

 It seems like I've had nothing to share for a long time.  The month of October was filled with many commitments, but I did make some time to sew.

A month or two ago, I took part in a quilt guild sew day.  The leader presented me with 20 orphan blocks and said "see what you can do with these".   LOL  Well, the blocks only trimmed up to 8 inch unfinished, so lots of creating around them was needed to bring the finished quilt up to size.  All the fabric parts for the top and most of the backing was provided from donations to the guild for the purpose of charity missions.

After lots of sewing,  and tons more quilting,  I finally presented it back to the guild yesterday.   It will be used for a local quilt of valor mission.  It turned out quite charming, if I do say so myself!  (grin)  I'm not usually in the photos because I'm the one taking the pictures.  Here is a rare instance where I get to smile with my quilt.

I put alot of effort into the quilting.  I quilt on a DSM and I do not possess coordination for smooth, free motion quilting.  I am happiest and most comfortable with linear grids, sometimes decorative stitches and my walking foot.

 I always let the block units determine how I want to quilt it.  In this case, I stitched inside the blocks going in both directions, eyeballing the middle.  Have you noticed how practiced we are getting at 'eyeballing' ?  LOL  Then I SITD around the blocks and around the sashings.  The cream cornerstones were plain and boring, so I used one of my stitches and stitched the stars with red thread, using the motion we would do when we learned to hand draw a 5 point star in grade school.  I was tickled with that idea and like it so much better than just a star outline.

This is what just came off my design wall.  I am linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times  and Connie of Freemotion by the River for Linky Tuesday .....where you will find out what other creative quilters are working on.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Friday Quilt Hop * 10-31-14

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

great little pattern here, only 3 fabrics  or  scrappy!

plus a page of tutorials

a handy assortment of tutorials here

Have a great weekend.  THanks so much for stopping by.