Friday, September 15, 2017

Friday Quilt Hop * 9-15-17



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





some really fun and modern quilt blocks
http://quiltersplanner.com/weekly-blocks/

http://www.canuckquilter.com/p/tutorials.html

http://www.ctpub.com/categories/free-projects.html?sort=bestselling&page=1
3 pages to explore

http://arianequilts.blogspot.ca/p/links-to-great-tutorials.html?m=0
probably been here before, but she has a nice collection of tute links


Have a great weekend.  Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, September 4, 2017

KISS #3 - OMG

This little project serves several commitments in one.  It qualifies as a UFO because the strips were cut up into a kit  before Christmas last year.   I need a UFO finish soon as my name is climbing up the challenge list on Stashbusters.

I call this project KISS #3 because it is my third time making this pattern.  You will find the free instructions over here at  Sew Preeti Quilts.  She calls it "Keeping It Simply Strippy".  Scroll down the page to find the instructions.    It is a quick and painless way to whip up a child quilt top.

http://sewpreetiquilts.blogspot.com/2016/02/craftsy-sweetens-up-my-life-blog-hop.html


Here is my top #3.


Okay,  so now I've had this top sandwiched for a few weeks.   I need a finish.  I'm committing this project as my One Monthly Goal for September.  It needs quilted and bound and ready to gift.

One Monthly Goal is a program held by Patty of Elm Street Quilts.  I'm participating this month through this link:

     http://www.elmstreetquilts.com/2017/09/one-monthly-goal-september-link-up.html

Also linking up with  Small Quilts and Doll Quilts for Design Wall Monday.

Be sure to visit these sites to see what other quilters are sharing today.
Thanks so much for stopping by.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Friday Quilt Hop * 7-28-17



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




Yep, I know it's Thursday ..........   but  as I will be gone Friday and Saturday, I thought you wouldn't mind getting this post a day early.  So,  here's to exploring more quilting .........


http://patchencasa.blogspot.com/p/links-patrones-gratuitos.html

https://nightquilter.com/tutorials/

http://marelize-ries.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.html

http://homesewnbyus.com/tutorials/

http://www.conniekresin.com/category/tutorials
15 pages of tutorials


Thanks so much for stopping by.

Over 60's Yellow -- OMG

This month I made a commitment to OMG to complete the hand embroidery on my yellow Over 60's block.  Here is that post:

            http://scrapboxquilts.blogspot.com/2017/07/the-over-60s-yellow-omg.html


Today I can share that finish .....................



Sharing this finish with the One Monthy Goal link-up.................. Be sure to visit there to see what other creative quilters have finished this month.

                http://www.elmstreetquilts.com/2017/07/one-monthly-goal-july-finish-link-up.html






Thanks so much for stopping by.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

RSC17 - Blues

I pulled blues from the scrappy bins, a different one for each block.  I  finally stopped at 22.  I did get tired of making this block before I was finished with this batch.  This could be why the RSC challenges work for me,   only a few blocks at a time, not the entire project at once.



I also made blue crayons for a child quilt ..............



I met my piecing goals for this month  I'm happy to get back to machine quilting.  Today I'm linking up with the creator of the RSC challenge ...........  Angela at Soscrappy.  

Sunday I'll join the party with Cynthia for Oh Scrap.

 Be sure to visit there to see what other quilters are creating with their scraps.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

A Cotton Candy finish

This pretty child quilt is the result of a jelly roll strip tease challenge on Stashbusters yahoo group.  Actually I made 4 tops in June because of this challenge.  I saw a quilt like this one on Sue Dario's blog.  She does fabulous work.  I made up my own version here.

I'm calling it Cotton Candy.  It finished at 42 x 49.  There is a pretty fleece print on the back.  I quilted it with westalee rulers;  Circles on Quilts ruler for the baptist fan,  heart border template on the border and some improv play on the final 2 inch border.  Having so much fun with the westalee rulers, I am hooked.


I think I'm stashing this one for a family or friend need... no label until I know where it's going.  I'm happy to share this finish with ......................

and

You'll want to visit this sites to see what other creative quilters are sharing today.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

RSC17 - Yellow

Just a quick post to share my yellow blocks for June.  Not too exciting this month.  I'm spending more time on machine quilting  and piecing takes a back-seat.




I'm sharing with Angela of Soscrappy today.  Be sure to visit there to see what other quilters are working on.


Thanks so much for stopping by.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Friday Quilt Hop * 7-7-17



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





http://heatherbailey.typepad.com/heather_bailey/
patterns listed in the right side bar

http://blog.michaelmillerfabrics.com/
tutorials listed in the right side bar

http://oldredbarnco.blogspot.com/search/label/Tutorials

http://haberdasheryfun.com/category/diy-projects
start here: 12 pages of small and quick projects

http://fabricmill.blogspot.com/p/tutorials.html


THanks so much for stopping by.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

The Over 60's - yellow & OMG

It's time to commit my One Monthly Goal project for July.  I need to get the hand embroidery done on the yellow Over 60's block, which is one of my Rainbow Scrap Challenge projects.



Linking up with :             Connie at Freemotion By The River

        and                           Patty of Elm Street Quilts for OMG

and Saturday                              Angela of Soscrappyhttp://superscrappy.blogspot.com/


Be sure to visit these sites to see what other creative quilters are sharing today.

Thanks so much for stopping by  and  Happy 4th of July !

Friday, June 30, 2017

Friday Quilt Hop * 6-30-17



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





http://swoodsonsays.com/tutorials-free-patterns-2/

https://www.theclothparcel.com/quilting-tutorials/

https://www.theclothparcel.com/sewing-tutorials/

http://quiltingintherain.com/tutorials
lots of patterns, been here before

http://zaaberry.blogspot.my/p/tutorials.html


Happy Canada Day celebrating the 150th Birthday this weekend !
and Happy Independence Day for USA this weekend!  Have a safe one.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Scrappy with Stars - RSC13 - UFO finish ..... again

Back in December, 2013,  I posted this finish for the RSC13 project I'll call Scrappy Stars.  You can see the original post  here :

http://scrapboxquilts.blogspot.com/2013/12/scraphappy-saturday-rsc13-finale.html

At that time, I put it through the washer  and it came apart at many seams where it was joined quilt-as-you-go style.  Unusable as it was,  I tossed it in a box (for a few years).

This month I pulled it out of the box to correct the problems and turn it into a real quilt again.  I cut apart all the blocks from the joining strips; trimmed them up equal and re-joined them.  I used a very dark brown (mink)  for the joining strips this time.

Here it is re-assembled, bound  and washed again.  It survived the laundry this time.  It measures 45 x 60.



and here is the back ........................



I'm happy to report a finished UFO this month.  I am sharing with my yahoo group friends and joining linky parties at

and
Sew Fresh Quilts

and Saturday with
Soscrappy

Be sure to visit these sites to see what other creative quilters are sharing today.
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Crosswalk - OMG finished

In my first post about this quilt  HERE,  I talked about making tops with pre-cut strips until they ran out.   I also used this first one, Crosswalk,  as my one monthly goal for June, to be quilted and bound, so it wouldn't sit around  for ages unfinished.

I was recently introduced to the 'circles on quilts' templates by Dena Wilkins.  She shares lots of photos of her fabulous ruler work at Living Water Quilter.  My templates arrived quickly and I set about covering this little quilt in circles,  just for practice and fun.

Here is the Crosswalk quilt, 40 x 52, all finished and ready for a child to cuddle under.  The circles are 1 inch apart, poly batting, and the quilt is still cuddly after all that quilting.

Here is the view from the back .....................


I'm sharing with several linky parties this week.  Be sure to visit them to see what other creative quilters are sharing too.




Tuesday with Connie at Freemotion By The River

Wednesday with Susan at Quilt Fabrication

and  Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts



Thanks so much for stopping by.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Friday, June 9, 2017

Friday Quilt Hop * 6-9-17



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





5 pages to explore
http://www.lovepatchworkandquilting.com/category/free-quilt-patterns

each category has several patterns
https://www.thespruce.com/free-quilt-block-patterns-4051139


more blocks - alphabetically
http://phoebemoon.com/blocks/default.htm


Have a great weekend.  Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Crosswalk - a jelly roll OMG

Last month the Stashbusters group offered up a challenge to use some of those jelly rolls you've collected.   I am not a collector of precuts, so  I set about cutting up jelly roll strips from my stash.  I put them all in a basket to wait for the challenge to begin June 1st.

The group is calling this the strip tease.  This is my first strip tease top  (I've since re-named it "Crosswalk").  The trail of squares remind me of Abbey Road,  the crosswalk.  Can you picture that crosswalk on their album cover?

I will continue making tops until the strips are all sewn up.  I don't want these tops to linger  unfinished, so I am offering up this first top as my OMG (one Monthly Goal for June).  I hope to have it finished with quilting and binding before June has past.

Here is Crosswalk.  It measures 40 x 52.



I am linking up with Patti of Elm Street Quilts for the One Monthly Goal challenge
http://www.elmstreetquilts.com/2017/06/one-monthly-goal-june-goal-setting-link.html

Also joining the linky party at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts for Design Wall Monday.
http://smallquiltsanddollquilts.blogspot.com/2017/06/design-wall-monday-june-5-2017.html

and

Freemotion By the River for Linky Tuesday
http://www.conniekresin.com/2017/06/linky-tuesday-june-6th.html

Be sure to visit these sites to see what other creative quilters are sharing today.


Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Charmed Pink D9P

This charm pack and pink accent fabric was part of a gift package I won at the quilt show in April.  I thought it would make up nicely into a D9P pattern.  As it turns out,  the pink was so harsh, I tried to tone it down a bit with  white sashing.   It turned out 44" x 44".


I'm joining these great linky parties, so be sure to visit them to see what other creative quilters are sharing today.


Thanks so much for stopping by.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Over 60's Green - OMG

I have finished the hand embroidery on the green Over 60's block.  Green is the RSC17 color this month.  I chose this project for my One Monthly Goal (OMG) for May, as originally posted here....



I have 5 of these lovely blocks done now;  blue, purple, rose, aqua  and  here is the green ................




I'm sharing with these lovely sites.  Be sure to visit them to see what other creative quilters are working on...............................................




Thanks so much for stopping by.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

RSC17 - Greens

I've caught up on the RSC projects with greens -- 2 crayons  and  16- "20 triangles" blocks.  Last week was the Over 60's green block which I'm now working on the embroidery in the center,




Linking up with Angela of Soscrappy today  and on Sunday with Cynthia for Oh Scrap.  Be sure to visit these sites to see what other quilters are making with their scraps today.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Over 60's - Green -OMG

The Over 60's embroidered blocks is one of my monthly projects for the RSC17 at Soscrappy.  This month's color is green.  This weekend I pushed myself to get the block cut and assembled and ready for hand embroidery.  There is alot of pieces in this block.  That's how it came by the name "Over 60's" as there is that many half square triangles in this block.



I am joining up with Pat of Elm Street Quilts for the OMG-One Monthly Goal challenge for May.  My goal is to get the embroidery design stitched in the center.  Linking up here:

                             Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal May Linkup.

Be sure to visit Elm Street Quilts to see what other creative quilters are sharing this month.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

RSC17 - Reds for March

I spent March getting quilting ready for April's quilt show, which left me no time to work the red scraps.  Since April was mixed prints month, I found it a great time to catch up / cut up   the reds.  I still have a few churn dash blocks to make; otherwise my RSC projects are now red-ready.


Here are  12 (20 triangles blocks).  I don't know,  does this block have an official name????  Also a red crayon for the child's crayon quilt.

Finally,  this is my first row for the row quilt swap project with the guild.  Lots of red scraps cut up here...  Lots of pieces, but I used the go cutter this time, and it fit together very well.



I'm linking up with Angela at Soscrappy for the RSC17 challenge today  and linking up with Cynthia for Oh Scrap on Sunday.

Be sure to visit these sites to see what other creative quilters are sharing today.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Over 60's Aqua - OMG finished

My OMG (one monthly goal) for April was to hand embroider the center flower design on this aqua 'over 60's'  block.  I wrote about it  here




and joined up for the OMG for April  here



This is my evening stitching, daytime is devoted to machine work.  I embroidered thru all 3 layers which serves as part of the quilting too.




I'm linking up with Elm Street Quilts for the One Monthly Goal link-up party here:

Since this is a block for one of my RSC17 projects, I am also linking up Saturday with Soscrappy.

Be sure to visit both of these sites to see what other creative quilters are working on.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Friday Quilt Hop * 4-28-17



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





http://exuberantcolor.blogspot.com/search/label/tutorial

http://www.threadingmyway.com/p/how-to.html

http://www.karriofberries.com/p/reviewstutorials.html

http://livingwaterquilter.com/tutorials


Have a great weekend.  Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

My Neighbor's Garden

I can finally share what I've been working on the past month.  I have kept it under wraps because it was intended for a quilt club challenge for the quilt show, which took place this past weekend.  The challenge was to create a quilt, any size, depicting your vision of 'spring'.

I worked on my vision, one row at a time.  As I finished a row, I let it tell me what it wanted next.  I was thrilled with how it evolved.  It finished at 60 x 70, and most special was that it won  the 1st Place ribbon and a very generous gift basket at the show.  This show is a small, local show.  It is not professionally judged, but is based on viewer's choice voting.



I hate to boast, but I'm so tickled with my first ribbon that I am sharing my joy with these lovely sites this week.  Be sure to visit them each day to see what others are sharing too.

Wednesday  -  Sew Fresh Quilts
                    -  Quilt Fabrication
Thursday  -  My Quilt Infatuation


Have a wonderful week.  Thanks so much for stopping by!



Saturday, April 8, 2017

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Over 60's - Aqua

This 18 inch block was prepared back in February for the RSC17 monthly challenge.  As I have been knee-deep in hand stitching bindings on very large quilts,  the hand embroidery on this Over 60's block has been formenting on the hanger.

So, my OMG - One Monthly Goal for April will be hand embroidering the center design.  I have been stitching through all 3 layers to become part of the quilting too.



I am linking up with   Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal April Linkup  for my April monthly challenge.  

Be sure to visit Elm Street Quilts to see what other quilters are working on this month.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Indian Trails - a fine finish!

I am so delighted to be able to share my OMG finish for March.   Here is the original post committing  to the One Monthly Goal with Elm Street Quilts ..............

http://scrapboxquilts.blogspot.com/2017/03/indian-trails-omg-for-march-17.html

It was another huge endeavour where I spent many an afternoon quilting on this one.  I used the walking foot in some places;  then I grew into FMQ.  It might be hard to see in the photo.  I FMQ a design in all 82 black & white squares on the quilt.  I also used FMQ with a very long ruler to quilt on the outermost border and the gold separating trim.  I didnt get a photo of the back, but that has a mix of lovely black and white print fabrics.  It took a few very large pieces to get it covered.

This monster ended up  92 x 112.  The colorful arrow blocks are all scrappy strips and pieces.  It began as an RSC16 project over at SoScrappy.  DH and another very tall man needed to stand on chairs for me to get a full photo at church, and it still dragged on the floor.




This huge finish is a celebration for me so I am happily sharing this week  over at:

Monday  --  Patchwork Times
Saturday  --  Soscrappy

I'm wishing you lots of creative time.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, March 24, 2017