Friday, September 13, 2019

My Favorite Quilt Block

Just in time to celebrate my favorite season...Autumn.... Carla of Creatin' In the Sticks  invited bloggers to share their favorite quilt block.

After much time away from blogging, this was the perfect opportunity to swing back into action!

Can I honestly say I have a Favorite? I do love star blocks, and Oh! that churndash! Although, a most favorite for this season is this adorable cat head block which I originally found posted by Amanda at Jedi Craft Girl. She used the Basic Cat head pattern by Elizabeth Hartman, so did I!

These were fun to put together using a few novelty ghost and skeleton prints but would look great in your favorite colors as well!

To add to the festive look I added a border full of bats and will bind it in a solid black once quilted.

I hope you take a look at the pattern and have fun stitching this one up!
And to waste not, I stitched up all of these pretty little 5.5" to 6" blocks with the trimmings. If you notice, most are HST. I think they will all be incorporated into a pumpkin wall hanging. What are your ideas?

Please join me in visiting all the other bloggers that participated in sharing their favorites!

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Scrap Basket Finds~ May OMG

A long while back I posted some Scrap Basket Finds, you can find that post here. I thought I would be completing this project pretty quickly as it was so small but it ended up being pushed aside. My focus is to have Finishes this year!

The blocks were purchased in a pile of scrap from somewhere, and I squared them up and set them. There were enough for a small, baby size quilt. So gorgeous! I adore that vintage look!
For May's OMG challenge I want to get this quilted up and binded. Yes, a Finish!

Sneaking into my sewing box........

I am looking for some pre-made binding to use on this one. I found some at deep discount browsing one day and scooped up the lot.

In the bottom of my sewing basket I find two packages of dark teal. Looks like a win to me!

Linking up with Patty at Elm Street Quilts 

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Peace, Love & Quilt - April OMG Completed

Having this one done is such an accomplishment! Again, keeping in mind that this quilt is created as a controversial political quilt, I am only showing a portion to deter hate mail and political arguments. I love my quilting community friends and love all we have to share with each other!

For the center of the quilt, I straight line quilted around the stars and did a meandering path through out the heart. I'm still struggling with this. I have lots of eyelashing and broken threads through out- but I am not going to give up! I will keep trying this free-motion technique until I am happy with the results! The rest of the quilt has wavy-line quilting. The recipient is overjoyed with it!

Linking up with Patty at Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal April Finish. You can find my original post here.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Patriotic OMG - April 2019

My goal for April's OMG with Elm Street Quilts is a Patriotic/Political quilt made by a request. The pattern I used to create the quilt is a free pattern created by The Fat Quarter Shop to commemorate My favorite day of the year - Worldwide Quilting Day. The pattern is called Piece, Love & Quilting.

I modified the pattern to add quite a bit of border to allow for wording, I've chosen not to show that portion to deter hate mail and a political argument with all my quilting friends. This is my "happy time" when I share with the quilty world. 

My goal for this quilt is to have it pinned with in the week, quilted and binding added by the end of the month. I've decided to have a play on the words for the name of it: "Piece, Love & Quilt" to Peace, Love & Quilt- I've named this one "Controversy".

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

All About Strings Blog Hop ~

Day 3 of the All About Strings Blog Hop!

Rules - There are no rules - with exception to use up your strings, the strips of fabric generally less than 2.5" in width. Most of mine are not very long. I have mostly snippets of fabric left when trimming, or those selvage edges, so I made an attempt at using both and came up with two small pretties.

My first was a fun thread block made into a table mat. No pattern, just improvised with what was in the scrap basket. Even the binding was snippets from the scrap basket.
The second was made of sewing a few selvage strips and trimming into a square for a sweet little tea mug rug. (I must confess, the binding for this one was a pre-packaged binding I found on discount).  I am adoring these colors and prints from Flora and Faun by Amanda Herring for Riley Blake Designs for my spring sewing this year!

All This week there will be fabulous projects, ideas to share and possibly some give aways. Join Carla at Creatin in The Sticks and all of her hosts this week at All About Strings Blog Hop!

Monday, March 25th

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Scrap Basket Finds ~

I like to pick up the snippets of fabrics I find here and there, at yard sales, the vintage markets or thrift boutiques. Mostly they will go into a smaller scrap basket and I challenge myself to make things out of the basket.

 In keeping with making out of the scrap basket  ~ I found these already hand-sewn together with a couple of extra cut out. I only need to sew one end to finish the set and I will be making a little's quilt with it.

The fabrics look and feel vintage, they needed squared up, fashioned into some kind of arrangement and stitched together. The chosen sashing and border is a coordinating light turquoise used to increase the size.
If you have any special ideas to help me use up those tidbits in my scrap basket journey, let me know!
I will be sharing my finish soon!