Monday, May 2, 2016

Vintage Blooms - April blocks

The April blocks for my Vintage Bloom sampler are ready.  This time I didn't bring out all the other blocks to photo together.  My triangles aren't keeping their points as well as they did in the beginning either.  LOL  It must be my attitude --- these blocks are getting more tedious, but I'm still intent on the hand  embroidery.  Each month calls for 2 new blocks, I am duplicating one extra block each month so I will have a 30-block setting at the end of the year.



Once my May blocks are ready,  I will have reached the half-way point with this quilt top.  Phew.  If you don't want to make it with the traditional triangle piecing method, Gay has also provided a alternate version using the paper piecing method.  You can still get all the patterns for this project free at  http://sentimentalstitches.net/free-stuff/block-of-the-month-quilt-designs/vintage-blooms/.


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Friday, April 29, 2016

Friday Quilt Hop * 4-29-16



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





a nice variety of tutes
http://bumblebeansinc.blogspot.com/p/waverunner-tutorial.html

several tutes here too
http://www.bonjourquilts.com/tutorials/

tutorials here, translate option pops up for you
http://ivani-arteemcasa.blogspot.com.br/p/tutoriai.html

tutorials on multiple stitching venues
http://francenadeau.com/tutorials__instructions


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

Friday, April 22, 2016

Friday Quilt Hop * 4-22-16



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





some fun project tutorials
http://myquiltdiet.blogspot.com/p/tutorials.html

tutorials and patterns
http://www.butterflythreadsquilting.com/p/free-patterns.html

some handy tutes here
http://quiltyfolk.blogspot.com/p/tutorials.html

several tutes in the right sidebar
http://pinkadotquilts.blogspot.com/2011/03/red-and-white-crazy.html


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

Monday, April 18, 2016

More Oranges and some Churn Dashes

My 4th RSC16 project is the Crayons quilt.  Here is the batch so far, including orange.



I also worked on some scrappy churn dash blocks.  I now have a bakers dozen.  It's a start.  I am not fast with these blocks, picking sets of fabrics from the scrap bins, cutting the pieces and making up the block.  I don't mind doing a few at a time.   I would not want to spend the entire week working on them.   A few a week is fine with me.  To every day, churn,  churn,  churn .........   there is a season, churn, churn, churn,   lol



I'm joining these great linky parties.  Be sure to visit there to see what other quilters are creating today.

                                                      Monday ..............  Patchwork Times

Tuesday ...................  Freemotion By The River
                           Quilt Story


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Saturday, April 16, 2016

RSC16 - A Bushel of Oranges

I've been working on all my RSC projects with orange this week.  I want to be caught up as the remaining 2 weeks in April are full of other commitments.

Where do I start?  I already shared my bearpaws last week... visit  HERE  if you missed it.

Here is the first 4 months of my modified Indian Hatchet.  I love this quilt design with all the scrappy strips and the drama of the black and white.  I must keep this one for myself!  If a family member drools over it too,  I will make another one.  The columns are not sewn together.  I want to decide the color placement after all the rows are made.



Next up is the Column Sampler.  I wanted my quilt longer, so in January I added an extra 9" block. Now I'm compensating all my 6" block rows by making 13 blocks and adding 3" of spacer strips.



Here is the orange buzz saw blocks before they were sewn into a column.



and here are my columns (not sewn together)




I'm off to work on the orange crayon row, plus  I've added another project to my rainbow challenge this year .... churn dashes.  They're so adorable and always calling to me.  

In the meantime,  I'm linking up with Angela at Soscrappy.  Visit there to see all the rainbow encouragement you can handle.  And on Sunday, I'll join the scrap party with Cynthia for Oh Scrap.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, April 15, 2016

Friday Quilt Hop * 4-15-16



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




some neat tutorials
http://campbellsoupdiary.blogspot.de/p/tutorials.html

and some free patterns
http://campbellsoupdiary.blogspot.de/p/free-patterns.html

several handy tutorials here too
http://sassafras-lane.com/pages/tutorials

more interesting projects
http://sotakhandmade.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.html


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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

RSC16 Oranges - Bearpaws

Just getting into my orange challenge.  Here is the bearpaw block in all it's glory.



I pulled the prior monthly bearpaw blocks out of their box to get a group photo.  The lighting wasn't right and so the photo is not very flattering.



That's the best I can do for today  and so I'm joining these great linky parties.  Visit there to see what other great quilters are creating today.

Tuesday ............................  Freemotion By The River
                          ................        Quilt  Story

Wednesday ......................   Quilt Fabrication
                   ......................    Sew Fresh Quilts


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