Friday, January 20, 2017

Splendid Sampler - blocks 89 - 92

Are you sewing along with the Splendid Sampler?  So, so much fun! 


I've created a Pinterest board of my blocks This will be a great way for me to see all of them together!

Here are my next set of blocks.  (Click block name to be taken to the directions and the official linky party) -

From Colorado to the Midwest (89) - For many of these patterns, I convert them into EQ7 and create a paper pieced pattern.  It helps me practice my EQ7 skills and I'm building up a nice block inventory along with way!  Since I'm making this quilt with a F8 bundle, I'm running out of fabrics.  Some of what left has big prints which don't cut up well.



Juggling (90) - I like the sentiment behind this block as we all juggle parts of our lives each day.  But I thought a block with ornaments was a better fit.  I still need to add something else to this block.



Gran's Button Jar (91) - I did all the stitching on this one with my machine.



Double Bees (92) -   This one looks a bit better in person, minus the extra pink thread.


There will be 100 blocks in total here in the QAL.  By my calculations, # 100 will be out on February 12.

Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

play - an improv QAL

Want to play?


I am so very excited to announce my new QAL called play which is all about improv quilting.

play with color, play with shapes, play with fabric.

For play, there will not be a pattern, or any step by step tutorials, or any information on fabric requirements.

For play, there will be weekly prompts that you can choose to embrace or ignore, social tags and linkups, a parade of finishes and wonderful sponsors with prizes (randomly awarded) to participants.

play will kick-off on February 13.  The prompts will run February through March with linkups of finishes through April.

For more information, check out the play QAL announcement post and on the play event page.

I hope you'll play along!


Happy Stitching!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Splendid Sampler - blocks 85 - 88

Are you sewing along with the Splendid Sampler?  So, so much fun!   I'm all caught up to the QAL!



I've created a Pinterest board of my blocks This will be a great way for me to see all of them together!

Here are my next set of blocks.  (Click block name to be taken to the directions and the official linky party) -

Flow (85) - A bit of a busy block but I suspect it will blend in just fine to the rest of the quilt.



Unity Star (86) - I love the mix of the red and gold fabrics!



Shining Star (87) -  I did this one as a paper pieced block.  A little wonky but pressing helped.



Love is the Answer (88) -




Happy Stitching!