Monday, October 17, 2016

Elm Street Quilts - Credit Card Carrier Tutorial

Make a quick and easy credit card wallet for gifting!  You can find the tutorial at Elm Street Quilts Credit Card Carrier tutorial.

There are lots of other bag tutorials available so make some time to check things out.  And make sure you are entering any bags that you make into the giveaway!

Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Farmer's Wife - Patricia (80) & Peony (81)

One easy block and one not so easy block...

Patricia (80) - how could I not like this block which I am apparently named after.  :-)   I did switch up the coloring to make it a more traditional churn dash instead of what the coloring in the book suggested

Farmer's Wife Patricia

Peony (81) - Definitely in the not so easy category.  I pieced all the little sections before I realized there were partial seams.  Not pretty but done is good.

Each time I complete a group of 9, I do a group shot.  So here we go through block 81.   There are 99 blocks in total so I'm two group shots away from being done!

Here are blocks 73 though 81 - Mrs. Taft (73), Mrs. Thomas (74), Nan (75), Nancy (76), Nellie (77), Old Maid (78), Patience (79), Patricia (80), & Peony (81)

Here are blocks 64 through 72 - (Monette (64), Mother (65), Mrs. Anderson (66), Mrs. Brown (67), Mrs. Fay (68), Mrs. Keller (69), Mrs. Lloyd (70), Mrs. Morgan (71), & Mrs. Smith (72))

Here are blocks 55 through 63 - (Malvina (55), Marcella (56), Margaret (57), Martha (58), Mary (59), Mary Gray (60), May (61), Milly (62), & Mollie (63))

Here are blocks 46 through 54 - (Jewel (46),  Joy (47),  Judy (48), Katherine (49),  Lady (50), Lily (51), Lola (52), Lucy (53) and Magnolia (54))

Farmer's Wife 1930

Here are blocks 37 through 45 - (Georgia, Golda, Grandma, Grandmother, Granny, Heather, Hope, Iris, and Jenny)

Here are blocks 28 through 36 - (Dolly, Doris, Em, Eva, Fanny, Farmer's Wife, Fern, Flora and Geneva)

 Here are blocks 19 through 27 - (Carolina, Caroline, Carrie, Cat, Charlotte, Coral, Crystal, Daffodil and Dinah)

 Here are blocks 10 through 18 - (Ava, Bea, Becky, Belle, Betty, Blossom, Bonnie, Bride, and Carol)

Here are blocks 1-9 - (Addie, Aimee, Alice, Ann, Anne, April, Augusta, Aunt, and Autumn)

I put together a pinterest board of just my Farmer's Wife blocks so I can get a good look at them all at once.  Time to start focusing on the right variety of fabric combinations.

Interested in playing along?  These are from the book -   Farmer's Wife 1930's Sampler Quilt and there are two great quilt alongs with plenty of tips and ideas.  VeryKerryBerry  is doing the blocks in numerical order while Gnome Angel is doing them in order from easiest to hardest.

My fabrics are from Moda Fig Tree.  There are so many different versions underway right now - so much inspiration out there!

Happy Stitching!

Monday, October 10, 2016

Elm Street Quilts Bag It - Game Piece Bag tutorial

Get ready for family game night and make your own Game Piece bag with the fun tutorial as part of Elm Street Quilts Bag It.

While you're visiting, check out the other bag tutorials.  Make sure you make and share bags to earn entries into the wonderful giveaways!

Happy Stitching!