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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Quiltmaker Magazine Mystery Quilt



Quiltmaker Magazine is hosting a mystery quilt called 

"Walk in the Park"

I just completed Clue #2, we were to take some of our 
clue #1 pieces and make 4 stars...

Then we were to cut 2" strips and to make 4 patches and combine with solid squares to make these
24 four patches seen in the picture below.




I am enjoying seeing how my fabric choices are coming together.  The floral print was a clearance fabric I picked up at my LQS for 50% off, which I then matched up with the lime
solid and a couple tone on tones...so far so good!

Cant wait to get my next magazine and do 
Clue #3!  Stay tuned!



Monday, May 25, 2015

Pat Sloan Vacation Time BOM




Slowly but surely I am getting all of my swaps and monthly blocks completed.  Its been hard this month, my sewjo is lacking...I did get around to completing my Pat Sloan 
Vacation Time BOM.  This months block is called 
"Beach Bag".  I decided after laying out all my blocks 
last month that I needed to add more teal and less of the cream polka dot background to sort of balance out the blocks...heres what they looked like last month.




Heres this months block completed....I didnt use the cream polka dot at all, only teals and browns in polka dots and prints,  so it will definately add some darkness to the quilt.  



I am liking how this came out....

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, May 23, 2015

RSC Block #3

Its Saturday!
 
Time to show off our Green RSC blocks!
 
This is my 3rd set of blocks I am making each
month, this one is called
 
"Scrap Jar Star"
 
This block helps me bust some 2" square scraps! I pair
the color of the month with Kona Snow. 
These are 12.5" unfinished.
 
 
Linking up with Angela over at
 
SoScrappy!
 
For the RSC Saturday link up!
 
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Friday, May 22, 2015

Sisters Choice is Done!


While watching Bonnie Hunter on Quilt cam 
one night, she was working on one of her 
patterns called Sisters Choice....to
be expected I got the itch and started one of 
my own.  My only constant was to use Orange Scraps for all of  my star points...the rest was whatever I came across. 
 So, I dug into my 2.5" Square bins and made scrappy 9 patches...then I used multiple neutrals in true
Bonnie Fashion...

heres a few of my favorites...







I dug into my stash looking for the perfect border fabric....I finally came across this orange text print....it has words like
 "Appreciate, Laugh, Inspire,Love, Play, Imagine, Feel....",
all words that describe me and my sisters...Perfect!


I quilted it myself on my Tin Lizzie 18 longarm 
with my "Go-to" freestyle Loopy Loops pattern.  It was over 80" wide so it almost didnt fit on my longarm
rails....as you can see in the picture below....its a biggie!!


I pieced the backing from leftover flannel chunks using some stuff up!


Heres a full view of the quilt...I love it, 
its beautiful....




Cat tested, Lap approved!

Linking up with Richard & Tanya Quilts
for Link-A-Finish Friday!
 
LAFF - Richard and Tanya Quilts



Wednesday, May 20, 2015

A new Quilty friend!


This is one of my newest co-workers...
 
Tiffany! Shes a young quilter....YAY!



 She made this super cute baby quilt for one of her relatives who is expecting, its got this sweet little whale print, a red Polka dot and chevrons. I think she has great sense of color...its a darling quilt....I'm really proud of her.


Shes buying a vintage Kenmore Sewing sewing machine from another co-worker who doesn't 
sew, shes very excited!  Its in a cabinet and everything for $40!!

I am so happy to have this girl to talk "Quilty" 
with at work! Its Awesome!! Love ya Tiff!

Yippee!!

Monday, May 18, 2015

QBSA blocks for May


My partner in Quilting Block Swaps Australia
this month requested any star block in pinks and blues.  We decided we would do a double swap and make two blocks instead of one. 
Heres what I made for her. 

The top block is from Pat Sloans Vacation Time BOM, and the second star is called a Basketweave Star, its paper pieced...


I sure hope she likes them and that they will 
fit into her quilt!! 

Off they go across the ocean!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

RSC Block 2!!

 
Heres my second set of Green blocks this
month for the RSC!
 
Breaking out Geese Blocks...
 
 


These are 12.5" unfinished. This is a fun and
easy block to do. This quilt is really going to be great
when its finished!
 
Linking up with Angela over at
SoScrappy!
for the RSC Saturday
 
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