Monday, March 30, 2015


Our ALYOS pattern was a Little Bites pattern called Sample.   I broke open a batik charm pack and had fun.

I am calling this mini Pebbles.  The mix of colors reminded of a stream full of rocks and the circular quilting the pattern the water makes after you throw a pebble in the water.

The sample pattern includes more blocks but I choose to make 9 of them:

Top row: Three & Six, Pennsylvania   , Churn Dash
Middle row:  Split 9-Patch,  Air Castle, Wild Geese
Bottom Row:  True Blue, Ohio Star, Eclectic Star

I love, love, love this mini.  The quilt finished at 19" square.

I love do spiral quilting and this mini was quick and easy.   I've a tutorial if you are interested.

Parade time later this week on Sheri's blog A Quilting Life and Sinta's Pink Pincushion blog.

Happy Stitching!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Farmer's Wife 100 - 102

Coming down the home stretch here!

#100 - Weathervane - the photo doesn't really do this one justice - blue really pops in person

#101 - Wedding Ring - I was down to just scraps for the gray dot.  Happy to have found enough.

#102 -  Whirlpool - get to do this block again with #107.  Different color placement and different name!

Nine blocks to go!!

Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Ready for the spa

My March goal for ALYOF was to finish my Grand Illusion's quilt top - this year's Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt.  All done and ready for the spa (aka my LAQ.)  This will be a gift for a friend.

 I'll be linking up at Another Lovely Year of Finishes .  My goal setting post was here.

Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Catching up on my blocks

Got started making blocks for this month ALYOS.  I broke open a charm pack of batiks.    I've got 4 blocks done so far!\

These are called:
     top row:  : Star , Pennsylvania
     bottom row: Wild Geese, Split 9 patch

These are a lot of fun to make.  Each block is 5 1/2 inches.

I also got my flowers down for my Elephant Parade.

Need to lay my blocks all out together and decide if I want to make more elephants or go with a smaller quilt.

Sew Fresh Quilts has designed this wonderful Elephant Parade quilt.  Come join the fun.  I'll be linking up here at Sew Fresh Quilts.

Happy Stitching!