Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Hugs & Kisses ICC #4

This is my version of the Hugs & Kisses quilt,  free patttern can be found here ........

I used 3 fabrics, a celery green print for the background, a lovely green and a lovely pink/orange print for alternating blocks.  It really makes a pretty quilt.  I pieced and assembled it over 2 afternoons   I may make another one once I get over my disappointment of having to trim the blocks down to a smaller size.  I used the strip/stratta method to make this one.  I may try traditional cutting/piecing next time.  I have the perfect fleece print for a backing and it is now in my ' waiting to be sandwiched' pile.

I'm sharing today with Connie at Freemotion By the River  and  

Wednesday sharing with  Susan of 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.

closeup of background fabric,  just for Carol.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

RSC18 - Yellows

A bit of progress, finished up 7 blocks I term  "20 triangles"  .   I am tiring of making these blocks, but together they make a gorgeous scrappy quilt,  so I press on.

I also made 70 hourglass units for my new RSC project this year.  I have some plans in EQ to tell me how many of each color I will need,  just haven't looked at it too seriously yet.

I'm linking up with Angela of  Soscrappy  today  and  Sunday linking up with Cynthia of   Oh Scrap.  Be sure to visit these sites to see what other quilters are sharing today.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

RSC18 - Greens

I made some progress on the Hourglass quilt.  This week was the batch of 45 scrappy green units.  I also added 4 new purple blocks for the 20 Triangles quilt started last year.   I have 3 new purple blocks to make for that project today.  The top batch of purple hourglass blocks were shared last week.

So this is my design wall today .....................

Pretty soon I will need to use EQ to figure out exactly how many units of each color family I will need.  I know I have a long way to go.

I'm linking up with Angela of Soscrappy today  and  tomorrow
I'll link up with Cynthia for Oh Scrap.  Be sure to visit these sites to see what other quilters are sharing today.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

RSC18 - Purples

I am a tad behind with the challenge.  I spent today trimming up 2 small scrap drawers;  then I set about cutting hourglass units from purple scraps.  I also cut some for the Hidden Gems project started last year.

Today I did sew up 26 purple hourglass units.  I wish I had a specific color and/or layout plan, then I would know how much I really need.... for now they will be gathered together waiting these decisions.

So this is progress.  I have a stockpile of greens and white quarter square triangle units waiting to assemble for March's challenge.

I'm linking up with Angela of Soscrappy today  and  with Cynthia for Oh Scrap on Sunday.  Be sure to visit these sites to see what other quilters are sharing today.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Mary's Strippie 18-1

This project was cut into a kit last December.  Actually, I cut 4 kits.  It's hard to stop when you're on a cutting roll.   This year I have been practicing FMQ and these kits are serving as a great canvas for my practice.  The strips are prints and my   'not perfect'   FMQ is not screaming visible.

Making these child size, about 50 x 60.   I cut extra strips and put them on the 2 sides to make the pattern wider.  You can find Mary's free pattern  here :

and  here is my finish.............  I used a border stripe.  I was very careful trimming the ends so the stripe would line up throughout the quilt.  

Here is the back, a gray and yellow printed fleece.  I used cotton batting.

I'm linking up with  Susan of Quilt Fabrication
and  Lorna of  Sew Fresh Quilts

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

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Rails Quilt

Rebecca has another finish !!  You go girl!  Lots getting done in your neck of the woods.  This is another quilt finish for Taps.

Rail Trails by Rebecca Jeffery

Rail Trails back by Rebecca Jeffery

Thanks for letting us share your finish, Rebecca.  Have  a great week.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

A Few Pics from Marianne

Marianne wants to share these photos and tell their story over on Stashbusters.  We both tried several times to upload to the Stashbusters photo site, but not successful today.

Whatever their story, it all looks   SO   YUMMY !

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Rebecca's Newest Finish

Rebecca has a new finish.  She call's it Taps.  This is one of my favorite star blocks.

another great finish, Rebecca!  THanks for letting me share your photo with everyone.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

CQ Quilt Show

An impromtu  post of a quilt and a WIP border prep. 

This little gem is made by Rebecca.  She has another project finished for Project Linus.  I hope she will have time to write about her finished project and enlighten us as to braided vs. herringbone works. (g)

Please share your comments on Rebecca's finish on the main Cyberquilters list, so everyone will see it.

a Project Linus quilt made by Rebecca J.

And this is what I've been doing this afternoon ..................   fusing leaf/branch appliques onto the border of my braided star top.  I also spent some time in EQ trying to add some more appliques using gold with the seagreen shades,  to help fill in some open areas,  but the gems would not have branched out in the right direction, so I had to scrap that idea.  I am at the point with this one that I must plan it as I work along.

That's it for today.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Showing off a Cyberquilter's quilt

Not quite an entire quilt show,  but Rebecca is allowing me to showcase her most recent finish,  she has been sewing like the wind.

She said this was made from a bolt of striped fabric.   Please post your comments on the Cyberquilters list, so everyone will see them.   Thanks.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Stoplight Quilt

A new finish for my  stash of children quilts.  This project resulted from  the jelly roll challenge instigated last year over on Stashbusters yahoo group.

The Stoplight quilt, measures 44 x 50,  poly batt and multi-color fleece print on the back.  Simple quilting to keep it cuddly (okay, I was in a hurry),  straight lines with FMQ foot.  This would be my first UFO finish of the year, and it's only January.

I used this fleece on the back;

I'm joining some great linky parties this week ,  be sure to visit them to see what other creative quilters are sharing.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Give yourself a great creative week.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

RSC18 - Scrappy blues

I have a few unfinished RSC projects from years past, but none needed blue units,  so I only worked on my RSC project for 2018,  Bonnie Hunter's  Scrappy Hourglass project.

I used the go cutter in the scrap bins, which made easy work of these units.  Here are my 36 units.  I dont know how many I'll  need of each color.  I will figure that out as I go along.

I'm linking up with  Angela of  Soscrappy today  and tomorrow I'll share with Cynthia for Oh Scrap.

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

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Starting a new year with Order ...........

...............  at least with the scraps.   I spent the first 10 days of the year cutting, trimming, tossing, and all round organizing my mountain of scraps.   I wish I had taken photos of the bins before they were made useful,  you would be amazed.

But,  here is the finished product ..........  since these photos were taken,  I also removed the small bits and bytes that would be crumb blocks,  passing them on to a new quilter, who will take the leftovers to experiment with. 

2-1-2   &  2 inch strips,  2-1/2   &  2 inch squares,   2-1/2   &  2 inch HST  and 3 inch QST; the bigger drawers have chunks and any leftover pieces up to FQ size.   I missed getting a photo of the brown and black bins, but they are also done.  My aqua, teal & purple collection is almost non-existent.

I also spent the last 2 days cutting backgrounds for the hourglass quilt (which is my RSC18 project) and a Scrappy 9-patch Irish Chain quilt.  The color squares were also cut last month from the scrap bins.  I think these color squares will make 2 tops.

I also have 2 bags of strings, one darks and one lights.  So now there's lots of sewing and quilting to do.  I'm linking up with Oh Scrap  and  Design Wall Mondays. 

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

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Cyberquilters Quilt Show

Here are photos of your special projects to share;

Rebecca Jeffery .....................

   " here are two more whole cloth flannel quilts I finished earlier in the month '

Rebecca's    " Triangle "  quilt

Thanks so much for sharing your accomplishments, Rebecca.

and here is a very special quilt made by Joyce Ragels. There is a touching story behind the making of this quilt.  I hope she will share it on the list again.

here's a new one from Rebecca, hot off the presses....  she needs suggestions for a proper name for it ..........

Everyone have a great week.  Let's go quilt something !

Friday Quilt Hop * 1-12-18

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






Have a great weekend.  THanks for stopping by.