Monday, January 14, 2019

Dust off A Quilt Book Blog Hop- The Chosen One!

The challenge for Dust off A Quilt Book Blog Hop with Bea at Beaquilter is to find an old quilting book and find a project to make from it! I've been wanting to do this for quite a while now and so glad that Bea offered us this challenge!

In anticipation of Easter and Spring, I chose Country Quilts for Friends by Margaret Peters & Anne Sutton - Published by C&T Publishing, 2004.

I can't share the project yet, but here is some lovely fabrics I've chosen for selected quilt! This is 

             Flora and Fawn by Amanda Herring for Riley Blake Designs 

The Blog Hop Runs Feb 18th through Feb 22nd! Come see all the lovely projects made by my quilty friends!

Friday, January 11, 2019

Bulbs for A Flower Bouquet with Pat Sloan

As promised, I will be sharing some of my gardening and flower photos during the journey making A Flower Bouquet. With the theme for this week titled "Bulbs" it was so appropriate to share some of the flowers I have growing from some of my favorite bulbs. The Gladiolas are timeless and look so stately. The Asiatic lilies have been a favorite of mine for years and I am stunned they are growing so well! And those Double Bloom Orange Lilies, I Just hope they come up this spring once again!

You can join in the sewing fun at I love to Make Quilts with Pat Sloan.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Daddy's Quilt ~

I have a running list for those I want to gift a quilt to. My dad should have been #1 on my list, and here we go 5 years later, I've yet to make one for him.... Until now! He is the most loving and best dad! He deserves only the best!

I used one of Moda Fabric's free patterns to construct the quilt. You find a fun assortment of their free patterns Here.

 I am eeking out a finish for this one, I will be adding the label soon and it will be ready to wrap.

 I am so excited, His birthday is December 22. Won't this be the best birthday surprise!

And Gifted on Dec 25th!

(quilt police? Yes. I am aware of a backward square...after it was quilted it will stay that way~ He's still working on me ;) )

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Dust off A Quilt Book Blog Hop Line-Up

The Line-Up for Dust off A Quilt Book Blog Hop With Bea at Beaquilter has been announced! Coming Monday, February 18th through Friday, February 22nd!

Join us for a challenge in finding an old quilt book from your shelves and Actually Make Something From It! Now that is a challenge for sure, I have so many quilt books! O Sigh, In Love. I love Books! These are some of my latest haul from American Quilters Society! But oh, do I have some oldies too!

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

A Flower Bouquet with Pat Sloan

I enjoy making a fresh quilt with a wonderfully easy pattern to follow, and that is exactly what Pat Sloan at I Love To Make Quilts provides when she hosts a sew along. Her instructions are superb! I will following along for approximately 20 weeks of sewing to challenge myself a bit and to use some of the beautiful fabric in my stash cabinet.

One of my favorite hobbies is gardening and flowers so this theme blends perfectly with one of past times. I will be sharing some of my photos of my gardening as I journey on with Pat. You can find her introduction, supply list and patterns here for A Flower Bouquet of your own.

Cactus have been trendy the past couple of years and will most likely go out once I've used up the fabric I purchased with the cactus prints, so I decided to make a Cactus Bouquet. Succulents are just so interesting.
The climate in the area I live is not conducive to growing cactus although I do have a bit of luck with these hens and chicks.
This table top bouquet looks great in my camper!
And of course I cannot forget to add my Fabric Cactus Bouquet - Seed Packets!
I adore the fabric choices in this block, yet I am going to keep this one as a practice block and redo the color arrangement. There needs to be more definition between the water colors and the cactus prints for me to be satisfied. 

Happy Garden Planning and Happy Sewing All!

Monday, January 7, 2019

January One Monthly Goal

I chose not to join 2018's OMG with Patty at Elm Street Quilts and this year I've decided last minute that I've missed the encouragement from her and her followers.

This month I am challenging myself to completing some lingering projects. I want to see this one through to completion and ready for gifting. I am calling it the Mother-in-Law's Quilt and the reasoning behind the title: My mother-in-law gifted me the fabric for the quilt!