Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Wonky Improv QAL ~ Crumbs

 
Find all the information at Elm Street Quilts to join in using up all those scrappy, imperfect leftovers!



                                                    #playimprovqal  @elmstreetquilts

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Playing in the Scrap Basket ~

Seeing all of the leftovers from a project gives me the sense of being wasteful so I make an attempt at using up each and every piece of material I can. This week end I took a venture into the scrap basket. These are all very small scraps I use for embellishments most of the time.

But I did find a clever little pot holder in there!

I sewed up a few of the trim-offs from HST and did straight line quilting. The binding and batting were scrap too so I am just pleased with my weekend stitching! The mat finished out at about 10.5 x 10.5 inches~

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Marching Ahead~

I got a little ahead of schedule with the March Designer of the Month Victoria Findlay Wolfe at Aurifil only because I wanted to get this cute little stitchery completed before St. Patrick's Day! It is my attempt at celebrating the holiday with my sewing!


Hilary Jordan, Aurifil’s Social Media Coordinator, also of  Young Texan Mama volunteered to remake the designs while showcasing them in black and white! Of course we have to wait until the end of the month for the "Reboot" release from Hilary and Aurifil!

The DOM Program is run by Pat Sloan since 2011. Pat features one designer per month throughout the year. Directly from the Aurifil Blog, "Posts generally share an interview, some fabulous images of projects made, studio spaces and more, a FREE block + a chance to win Aurifil thread. At the end of every year, Pat shares a suggested quilt setting."

You can join in on all the fun, meet new designers and just do some slow stitching. On the last Thursday of every month,  a brand new version of the 2012 blocks is released. Patterns are free! Get Stitching! Slow Down! Have fun!

This is the Original Setting from 2012 Aurifil Designer of the Month, as you can see... I am adding a little applique' to mine~
Aurifil 2012 Designer of the Month top

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Improv QAL - Wonky Stars~

Join me at Elm Street Quilts! "Play" along and experiment with your fabrics for some wonky improv art! This week's experiment is Wonky Star. I am using up scraps and coming up with wonky angles everywhere.



#playimprovqal and @elmstreetquilts






Block of the Month with Aurifil Thread~

I seem to get caught up in Blocks of the Month, they give me lots of practice to try different methods out. If you find you need practice, much like me you can try the Aurifil Designer's Series hosted by Pat Sloan. Pat interviews each designer and the patterns are all free!

Yes, I need to pay close attention to orientation .... I found myself getting happy with the seam ripper several times!



Go visit Pat for the interview, the free pattern and to check out all of the other lovely version from others sewing along!

Monday, March 13, 2017

Improv QAL - Wonky Geese Day~

#playimprovqal Wonky Geese Day~ (there is a theme coming along with my improv... I've almost came up with a name for it!) - @elmstreetquilts "Broken Warrior" is my initial thought for a name, although that name makes me think of a Fallen Soldier. I am leaning towards keeping this name and dedicating the quilt in honor of those Fallen Heroes or to the  men and women that survived, yet have something in them "broken." As I work more of the pieces it may change a bit.


           You can join me and Elm Street Quilts in creating your own Wonky Geese Block!

Improv QAL! Stack, Cut, Sew!

Join me with improv QAL - Stack, Cut, Sew~ at Elm Street Quilts! "Play" along and experiment with your fabrics for some wonky improv art!


#playimprovqal and @elmstreetquilts Stack, Cut, Sew! turned into a 5 1/2" block after trimming~

I am finding the Grand Ol Flag flying in my blocks and still looking for the right name~ Any suggestions so far?











                         Elm Street Quilts play link-up

improv QAL - Triangles!

Out came the scrap basket again! I didn't do any cutting, just searched through for some that were already in there! And out came this Fun Coke inspired, wonky, crazy improv triangle creation. Thanks to Elm Street Quilts' prompt, an otherwise pile of scraps would be still laying there.......

I am still trying to come up with a theme at this time? All American... ~ Go "Play" @elmstreetquilts
#playimprovqal 

improv QAL - Wonky Log Cabin

Elm Street Quilts is hosting some quilty improv fun! It will be an 8-week series of prompts to create your own improv quilt - or not! You can join along!


 I pulled out the scrap basket for this, so it will be interesting  to see what I come up with.   

Very reminiscent of Old Glory, right?
#playimprovqal 


Friday, March 10, 2017

Rainy Day Dreamer~

It's a Rainy, Gloomy Day here today~  I am dreaming of fairer weather. Sunshine and flowers.....




At least there is sunshine in the daffodils~
Meanwhile I am sitting here...... sorting and organizing...

Wishing you a Sunshiny Day!


Sunday, March 5, 2017

Hooo's Sleepy?~ A Finish!




Wow!!! This was so much fun and I could not stop myself! I have already completely my One Montly Goal for March!









I will be linking up with Elm Street Quilts at their March OMG!


Friday, March 3, 2017

Snow Much Love~ Aurifil DOM

Check out the Stitch the 2012 DOM Reboot: February at Auribuzz! February's block is by Sherri Falls of This and That Patterns. Her Version from 2012 is Adorable!
And Hilary Jordan, Aurifil’s Social Media Coordinator, also of  Young Texan Mama volunteered to remake the designs while showcasing them in black and white! Lovely!

I am using wonderful Spring Green and Yellow Colors to Showcase each!

You can join in on all the fun as well. On the last Thursday of every month,  a brand new version of the 2012 blocks is released. Patterns are free! Get Stitching! Slow Down! Have fun!

I will be linking up with Auribuz as well as  Wednesday Wait Loss, Fabric Frenzy FridayFinish it Up Friday, Sunday Stash, Can I Get a Whoop Whoop and Finished or Not Friday. Go visit all of my quilty friend's pages!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Tying Knots~




I love machine embroidery. Just too cute and saves my fingers at the same time! But darn, I hate tying off those ends! My finger tips hurt!
Next time I'm going to trying a couple of stitches in place and cut the ends off, give a couple of washes and see how well it holds up. That may become My newest To-Go-To Method~

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Hooo's Sleepy? ~One Monthly Goal - March Goal

I am Liking The Updated OMG Emblem A lot!

Again I will be participating in Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal March Linkup. This has actually been very encouraging as I have completed two tops ready for the LAQ so far this year!

NOW, I will be attempting to get a top completed to machine quilt myself! Yes! I am going to attempt using the home machine!

My sweet husband purchase the GO! for me. What a great gift! I played with it for a while then after a month...decided I wanted to get into making one of those cutsie Owl quilts I see everywhere! Out came the GO! cutter and waaaa-laaaa!



Aren't those owls Just Adorable!

The tree was cut free hand. And some applique words will be added to the bottom along with a couple other embellishments to pretty it up. (I must say...it is already pretty to me..wink--)I love using the machine blanket stitch for applique' so that is going to be my thing!

Here's to a March Goal! I wish to have this all sewn up, quilted and ready for gifting by the end of the month! Encouragement is Greatly Appreciated!

Other links I may link up to... Go Visit My Quilty Friend's pages!