Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Hello Darling

A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to win a gift certificate to Jennifer's ETSY store Knotted Threads from a giveaway on Maureen's blog Maureen Cracknell Handmade.

I choose to spend it towards this pretty Fat 8th bundle of Hello Darling.

Thanks Jennifer and Maureen.  I can't wait to start a project with these beautiful colors.

Happy Stitching!

Monday, August 31, 2015

Harvest QAL begins!

I am thrilled to begin releasing the cutting instructions for my Harvest QAL.

The QAL is being hosted on my Elm Street Quilts blog.  You can find links to the overall QAL here and the cutting instructions for the background fabric on this post.

You can vary the pattern has you like - the Churn Dash, Leaf and Spool blocks all end at 5 x 5'' unfinished so make more leaves, make less Churn Dash blocks - make the quilt your own!

The QAL is free and I hope you will join!

If you rather just get started and not wait for the weekly block schedule, the pattern is now available in my Craftsy store.

Happy Stitching!

Friday, August 28, 2015

Tiny Quilt Challenge

Have you tried American Made Brand solids?  The colors are just beautiful and the fabric has a wonderful feel.  And, the best part is they are made 100% in the USA!

American Made Brand solids is hosting a  tiny Quilt challenge and the deadline is fast approaching - September 15!

See all of these yummy colors?  I ordered myself 1/4 yards of a rainbow of fabrics from my local quilt store.

I'm going to play in my sewing room tonight.  I've drawn out a paper piece pattern (my first) and fingers crossed it will turn out as good as the picture in my head.

Should be fun.

Interested?  See the information page here and start quilting away.  You've got about 2 1/2 weeks to get a min (15'' square or smaller) done.  That is plenty of time!

Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Summer Stars

Sheri from A Quilting Life has been hosting a summer block series with a variety of star blocks - one of my favorite. 

I finally made the last two blocks.  The block on the right actually has a light, light blue center.  I opted for that instead of a scrappy 4 patch.

All  assembled it into a quilt!  I did some wavy straight line quilting (is that a thing?)

I am very happy with the way it turned out.  I used all AMB solids and the cornerstones are actually a bright red.  Love the way they pop on the quilt.  For the binding, I tried a single fold binding an really like the way it turned out.

Sherri will post a parade of photos later this week.

Finishing this mini was also my August ALYOF goal  (goal setting post).  Finishing this mini was my August goal - I'll be linking up at Another Lovely Year of Finishes.  


Happy Stitching!