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

Friday, March 3, 2017

Two Hearts in the Storm - photo updated

I'm so excited to share a proper photo of  this storm at sea quilt taken with the new camera.  Obviously, my very old camera can't handle detail.  It is so big,  even the tall guys couldn't hold it high enough to clear the floor.



and here is the photo taken from the old camera, just for comparison .....


Thanks for looking.  Have a great day!

Friday Quilt Hop * 3-3-17



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




http://ludlowquiltandsew.co.uk/free-quilt-and-sew-patterns/

http://www.onthewindyside.co.nz/p/tutorials.html

http://www.stlouisfolkvictorian.com/p/tutorials_27.html

http://quiltshownews.com/quilt-links/free-quilt-patterns/


Thanks so much for stopping by.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Indian Trails - OMG for March '17

This is my most favorite photo to-date of the Indian Trails project.  I have since been doing some machine quilting on it, and prepared some borders, but had to set it aside for other tasks.



It's now official, this is the month to finish this project, aiming for borders added, quilting finished, binding and a label!    I am linking up with

             Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal March Linkup.

So visit Elm Street Quilts to see what other quilters are hoping to accomplish this month.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, February 27, 2017

Two Hearts in the Storm Quilt - OMG Finished!

On February 1st,  I linked up with Elm Street Quilts for One Monthly Goal.  Here is my post hoping for a complete quilting and binding finish....

http://scrapboxquilts.blogspot.com/2017/01/two-hearts-in-storm.html


I worked hard and steady at it, used the walking foot and some FMQ with rulers play for the first time. It's hard to see in this fuzzy photo taken with an old camera.  Plus the blue print makes quilting hard to see.  Maybe that's a good thing.  The most important thing ...........  I enjoy  quilting it, even if it does look a bit amateur.


It is totally done and bears a label on the back.  It measured 75 x 92 after finishing.  I hope to get a better photo with a new camera at club Thurs night.

In the meantime I'm linking up with Elm Street Quilts for the February finish link up.

I will also join other linky parties Tuesday with Connie at Freemotion By The River  and  Wednesday  with Susan at Quilt Fabrication and Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts.  Be sure to visit all these links for great inspiration shared by other quilters.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

RSC17 - February greens

I'm afraid I didn't find any sea greens in my stash.  So, rather than go out and buy some,  I elected to work with aqua.   I don't have alot of aqua either,  but enough to put my project pieces together.  If Angela calls aqua as a color in a future month this year,  I'll just have to come up with another compromise.  LOL


Here are project parts for February,  the Over 60's block, with hand embroidery waiting to be done; some churn dash blocks, a crayon and some blocks for my newest start, titled elsewhere as Hidden Gems.  Right now I'm calling it 20 Triangles,  not very catchy eh?



I'm linking up with Angela at Soscrappy today.  Be sure to visit there to see what other quilters are creating with their  'sea green'  fabrics.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Moda's Be My Neighbor - Row 1

I spent the weekend working on the Be My Neighbor project.  It really goes together quickly.  I think picking thru the fabric choices is the time-eater here.  You can find the free project  HERE .

Here are the first four blocks .............  I know, I fudged block 3 with the tree, I 'WILL'  be replacing that faux pas with a correction.




I'm happy to link up with Connie at Freemotion By The River today.

On Wednesday, I'll be sharing with Susan  of Quilt Fabrication and Lorna of Sew Fresh Quilts.

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

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

RSC17 - January purples

My purple fabric collection is quite sparse,  In addition to the Over 60's block which I shared earlier in the month, I did make up a few scrappy blocks for my ongoing projects;  one is the churn dash and the other is a new addition inspired by the quilt pattern "Hidden Gems".





Friday afternoon I stitched up the purple crayon.  Only 4 RSC projects going this year,....so far.





 Meanwhile,  I'm linking up with Angela of Soscrappy and on Sunday I'll join Cynthia for Oh Scrap . Be sure to visit these sites  to see what other creative quilters are making with their purple pieces.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Two Hearts in the Storm

I took part in a storm at sea challenge for the New Year.  I have been working hard at it, all the parts were rotary cut last December.   The past 3 days have been seriously putting it together.  I have the top done now ........... 76 x 95.   Yay!   I know just how I want to quilt it,  I hope little gremlins make the backing and pin baste it for me during the night.




I'm linking up with Susan of Quilt Fabrication  and  Lorna of Sew Fresh Quilts and Esther's Blog.  Visit these sites to see what other quilters are sharing today.

Thanks so much for stopping by!







P.S. February 1st, updating this post to submit as my one monthly goal to  Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal February Linkup.   I want this top finished with quilting, binding and a label!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

CCQ #37 - Strippy KISS

I have been keeping busy every day working on new parts for old quilt projects and new projects too.  Today I can share a finish, a UFO actually as I cut all the parts to it last month.

This quilt is made from the pattern K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simply Strips).  You will find the free pattern at
http://sewpreetiquilts.blogspot.com/2016/02/craftsy-sweetens-up-my-life-blog-hop.html.  I've shared this link before.

You just can't make enough of these; perfect size for child, 40 x 52.  The pattern is so simple and the design allows for any type of quilting finish.  For quilting, I started a rectangle in the center and stitched around it until covered.  I'll donate this quilt to our quilds child comfort quilt program.


Here is the back, a nice fleece print using lots of the colors in the top.  I also used a poly batt in between, making the quilt bulky and warm.


So I'll be sharing my finish with my two favorite yahoo groups, Cyberquilters and Stashbusters.

I'll also be linking up with Connie at Freemotion By The River today.  On Wednesday, I'll get to link up with Susan at Quilt Fabrication and Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts.

The icing on the cake  --  this is the finish for my OMG (one monthly goal) for January.  At the end of the month I'll be able to link up with Patty of  Elm Street Quilts for OMG Challenge finish.  You will find my original post for the January challenge  HERE.

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

Saturday, January 14, 2017

The Over 60's - RSC17 Purple

I'm ready to share my purple block for The Over 60's quilt.  You can read more about this project and where I found my inspiration   HERE  .



Now on to more purple patchwork.  I'm linking up with Angela at Soscrappy.  Be sure to visit there to see what other quilters are making with their purple leftovers.

Have a great weekend.  Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Indian Trails - RSC16 con't

I have been sharing parts of this quilt during the RSC16 . I called it a modified indian hatchet.  It now has an official name, Indian Trails.  During a quilting time, I spread it out to count how many black and white squares it had, as I am FMQ in that area which is alot of stop and start. You know when you get something in your head, it sometimes just wont go away.

So DD (dear dog) Kody wasted no time claiming his spot.  Normally I don't let him on my fabric or quilts.



This is the top, before border fabric.  I have some piecing to do this week then I am anxious to get back to quilting on this one.  It is so colorful, it makes me smile.

Today I'm linking up with Connie  at  Freemotion By The River.              and

Wednesday, linking up with  Susan at Quilt Fabrication  and  Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts.

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

THanks so much for stopping by.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

OMG - a KISS quilt

I took a few days to consider what my OMG (one monthly goal) would be.  There were so many choices!  I decided to finish a KISS quilt,  free pattern  HERE   (scroll down to the quilt instructions).  Actually, I have to start it too,  It was cut from stash last week.  I cut up 4 kits for this handy pattern.  I will make some and donate some kits to quilt club  for our child comfort quilts mission.




I'm joining the January link-up with Elm Street Quilts for the OMG challenge.  You can also take part by joining  HERE and you can always find your way there by clicking the icon in my left sidebar.

and for more party fun, I'm linking up with Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts  and Susan at Quilt Fabrication.   Be sure to visit all these sites to see what other creative quilters are working on today.

Thanks so much for stopping by.