Monday, July 11, 2016

Stash Bee - July 2016

Sarah choose this beautiful feather block by Anna Marie Horner for her block in July.

While I consider myself a seasoned quilter, I did find this one challenging.  The feathers went together easy enough, however I had difficulty lining up the background material correctly.  Needless to say, my seam ripper was my best friend!

All in all, it all came together!  I cannot wait to see this quilt come together.  I predict that it will be absolutely gorgeous!

Thanks, Sarah, for challenging me this month! 


Sunday, June 5, 2016

Stash Bee: June 2016

This was a super fun and super easy block to make! 

It's called King's Cross and it's for
Francis Paul
from the Netherlands.

Tutorial is HERE.

I can't wait to see how this one comes together!

I may have to make this quilt for myself!

This block has a long way to I am putting this in the mail this week.
Hoping she will receive this before the month is over!

Thanks for a fun month!

Saturday, April 30, 2016

May do.good stitches

My month for creating the quilt with the believe@do.goodstitches over on flickr.

I saw a miniature version of this block somewhere online and I thought this would make an easy, yet fabulous charity quilt.  

I shared the directions with the ladies and Ben from my group, so I'm looking forward to receiving these bright and beautiful blocks.  

I dubbed the name "9 Patch Plus".  I know.  Not very creative.  But I could not find a source for the block or a name online, so 9 Patch Plus it is!

You will need:

(5) 5" bright pink squares
(4) 5" bright lime, purple or orange squares
1 strip of 1.5" low volume or white on white fabric

Sew the squares togther as pictured above.

Find the center and cut the 9 patch block in half.

Cut the 1.5" strip into three pieces, as above.

Sew the short strips to both of the top pieces, then to the bottom pieces.
Then sew the center pieces to both halves.

I did one in each color.  I'm looking forward to putting this bright quilt together! 

Sunday, April 3, 2016

1930's Farmer's Wife update

YEAH!  Over half way done!

I've decided to no longer follow the Quilt Along, as the admins have changed the rules yet once again!  Now they are presenting one block a week instead of two.

This will take an additional 6 months to complete.

So, I'm forging ahead on my own!  Hoping to complete my quilt by September 2016, a year after the quilt along began.

And I will post all updates to this quilt right here.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

March Bee Blocks

Bubbles 2 for Emma

Bubbles 2 for Wyna

Stash Bee for Robin

do.good stitches for Robin

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Puppy Love

The plan was to have this finished for displaying in February.  Unfortunately, my quilting machine was not cooperative, so it was finished a little late.

I LOVE THIS QUILT.  The dogs are paper pieced.  The pattern is Yappity Yap and I found it in the July/August 2003 issue of Quilter's Newsletter Magazine.  I chose some of my favorite pink and red fabrics and found the adorable black with white bones on ETSY.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Farmer's Wife update

I am so glad I decided to use the QAYG method for this quilt along.  First, it's a very long quilt along with a total of 99 blocks to complete.  That in itself is overwhelming.  However, the admins who are organizing the quilt along decided to take a two week break over the Christmas holiday and just had another two week break 'to catch up.'  Disappointing to me, to say the least.

So..... I was able to fill my time quilting the little blocks so as not to lose interest in this quilt along.  I'm sure I would have dropped out by now otherwise.

It's coming along very nicely, and I'm loving it!