Friday, October 24, 2014

Hello Sweetie - Blogger's Quilt Festival Entry




I am excited to enter Hello Sweetie into Blogger's Quilt Festival in the large quilt category.

Hello Sweetie was my first quilt finish using paper piecing.  The blocks came from the Dr Who paper piecing quilt along.  I decided on the final setting because I wanted the blocks to float across the quilt.

Fall 2014 BQF ButtonI have this hanging in our bonus room where I can see it from my sewing corner.  I put the Weeping Angel on the edge so she is looking towards the corner of the room where the dust bunnies live.  The fish tank right below her should be safe - fish don't have eye lids and therefore can't blink!  

I really went to town in the quilting I did on the individual blocks and had so much fun!   Here is Gallifrey:



The Dalek (my favorite villein)




and the Hello Sweetie block itself.



I so much enjoyed sharing my quilt as part of the virtual quilt show.  Any other Doctor Who fans out there?  Who is your favorite doctor?

Please enjoy the other quilts in the festival.  I've also entered a quilt into the Original Design Category.    (my blog post)


Happy Stitching!

Cupcake Picnic - Blogger's Quilt Festival


Fall 2014 BQF Button

I'm entering my quilt Cupcake Picnic into Blogger's Quilt Festival into the Original Design category.

This quilt is my own design and I used a charm pack of Kona along with straight line quilting to make this rainbow of flying geese.

I named this quilt Cupcake Picnic.



This quilt was part of a blog hop sponsored by Sew We Quilt. (link to my original post.).  I took my 3 wonderful kids - two teenage girls and my twenty year old son - on a picnic on Mother's Day.  While one could argue that the highlight of the picnic was the cupcakes or maybe even the quilt, it actually was just being together.  It was fun and still feels like a hug many months later.

I am happy to be linking this quit up in Blogger's Quilt Festival!

Here is a link to my other quilt I'm entering into the large category plus, just for fun, the link to the quilts I entered in the Spring version of the show here and here.

Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Bonnie Hunter's new mystery quilt

Bonnie Hunter has announced her new mystery quilt.  Her colors are pink, green, turquoise and yellow with the use of black and a white or cream.   I want to use the Fig Tree Somerset line.  I need 4 contrasting colors and then will use the dark brown as the black.

I tore open a mini charm pack to look at color selections.


Seems like a lot of contrast laid out that way.  But not so much laid out this way.  Since it is a mystery, I'll have no control.


So thinking about the gray-ish color instead.


Which combination do you like best?  Do you think the bottom one has enough contrast?


Happy Stitching!

Monday, October 20, 2014

From the farm - blocks 42 - 44

I continue to stay on schedule with 3 blocks per week in my Farmer's Wife.  Paper piecing is working out well.

#42 - Fruit Basket


#43 - Garden Path - I had a lot of trouble with this block as you might be able to tell from the picture.  It doesn't look like it will square up all that well.  


#44 - Gentlemen's Fancy - I had fun making this one.  The red isn't as intense in real life as it is in the photo.






Happy Stitching!