Tuesday, March 3, 2015

RSC15 Sampler - February Pinks

I played catch-up with the RSC15 Sampler project this month.  Finished the February pinks today.  I'm not totally satisfied with one of the centers. I'm hoping it won't stand out alot once it goes into the huge quilt.



I also moved on to the yellow blocks today.  Made the stars and one center. May have to wait til the end of the month to get the other instructions for yellows.  Visit my RSC Sampler page to follow this projects progress,

I'm linking up with Connie for Linky Tuesday where you'll find more creative quilters sharing their projects.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Friday Quilt Hop * 2-27-15



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





a variety of projects
http://sewscrumptious.blogspot.co.uk/p/tutorials.html

some free patterns here-scroll down past the garments for the bags & quilty projects
http://so-sew-easy.com/free-sewing-patterns/

25 great little pouches to make
http://thatsmyletter.blogspot.co.uk/p/pouches.html


Thanks so much for stopping by.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Friday Quilt Hop * 2-13-15



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




25 handy little quilting tutorials
http://www.babble.com/crafts-activities/25-small-quilting-tutorials/

some fun projects here
http://sewmeblog.blogspot.co.uk/p/tutorials.html

lots of wonderful tutorials here, it's worth a re-visit
http://ellisonlane.com/category/sewing-tutorials

and more here
http://monpetitlyons.blogspot.com/p/tutorials.html


Thanks so much for stopping by.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Friday Quilt Hop * 2-6-15



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





some nice handy block tutorials here
http://sewfreshquilts.blogspot.com/p/great-tutorials-and-tips.html

a few interesting and unusual tutorials
http://www.sweetdreamsbysarah.com/p/my-tutorials.html

5 pages of small projects, mostly embroidery
http://www.birdbraindesigns.net/free-designs

and very interesting tutorials here too
http://blog.stoffbreite.de/anleitungentutorials-patterns/

Thanks so much for stopping by.

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
http://www.polkadotchair.com/quilts/

assorted projects here too
http://messyjessecrafts.blogspot.com/p/tutorials.html

lots of projects here;  don't forget the  'load more'  link
http://dearstelladesign.com/projects/

2 pages of free projects here
http://www.lovepatchworkandquilting.com/category/free

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.                                      
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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.