Friday, March 31, 2017

Snowy Day Blocks 4 and 5

Snowy Day Blocks 4 and 5 of the 9 blocks continue  (info here on the NQC "challenge")

Block 4

Block 5

Backing on the Board

Making a new Easter/Spring table runner (post on the final runner later). We all know the backing is important too, so it is time to get her ironed and ready to lay it down...hold on everyone, the backing is going under the iron today.

Monday, March 27, 2017

May Chappell QuiltCon Color Class

Loved my class at 2017 (Modern Quilt Guild) QuiltCon with May Chappell on color and creating a "color" wheel. Her lecture was fabulous and the joy of learning was great. I learned a lot. The hard part was putting together from all the fabric choices a color wheel. With limited time one just has to go for it and even if there were some doubtful moments I just went for it. After it is all done, I love it, not because it is "perfect" but because it is not perfect. It reminds me that all there is in making things and creating is not about someone else's perfect, but my joyful perfect. It was a really fun project and a great class.
May Chappel  click here for web site. 

Echo quilting is like ripples of color in the variegated rainbow thread
Expressions of Color

Rainbow back. Lots of color here

The binding is fun green with rainbow sugar dots. Love it

right by my iron, I will see it often here

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Snowy Day Block 3

On to block three of nine in the NQC weekly block sew along. See my previous post for all the details on this sew along.  Snowy Day Blocks

click here for Pattern

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

UFO Challenge

I am working on my list of UFOs I made to follow along with the monthly

2017 UFO Challenge

This year, we're challenging ourselves and our readers to finish some UFOs (unfinished projects)!   WEBSITE: click for more info on this

My number 12 is a Baltimore Album applique block I started a year ago. Now it is finished and it can reside with other finished blocks. I have to do quite a few more blocks, but this makes me understand why I started them. I love needleturn applique. I really enjoy the process and the way I am so relaxed when doing needleturn.  The small circles were fun and I once again remembered how much I enjoy even the smallest of turns with the needle. I do know how to do circles for applique by preturning with glue to hold them or to make small "yoyos" or to use a foundation paper to turn and glue them on before stitching, but well...I like to just needleturn them the best. I have another block on the UFO list and will share it later.

Monday, March 6, 2017

March Green

March is the month of Irish Whiskey, Shamrocks, Irish Tunes and Everything Green. A few new coasters for the house and a new table runner puts the green on the scene...

Made these with my tried and true easy pattern and I do love how my wine glass slips into the folds. 

Made the table runner by the easy pattern from the internet for the ten minute or some call it the half hour table runner. I can say it took me longer to pick out the material from my stash (1/3 yard clover and 1/2 yard stripe) about 15 minutes to make because I did some hand stitching to tack down the ends.

Bring on the leprechauns and pots of gold!  Happy March 💚

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Quiltcon East - My Favorite Quilt

 Quiltcon East found me in Savannah with a quilting friend to enjoy all it had to offer. The above  quilt detail of a nine patch was my favorite quilt and I was drawn to it for the simplicity yet the imagination of the use of nine patch.  The quilting was simple but appropriate in every way to enhance the quilt.  #quiltconeast  #quiltcon2017

I think this quilt fits my word for the year with Expressions of a nine patch that is unexpected.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Snowy Day Quilt Sampler

To break up my other projects that are taking a bit longer, I started to participate in the NQC block challenge of 9 blocks with patterns put out once a week on Thursday. The blocks are large 16.5 so the pieces are not fiddley and go together really fast.

Snowy Day Quilt Sampler:   Instuctions and fabric needed click here
Finished Quilt coloring page

Fabric...  Love the colors and the print fabric is in French                                                            

Block one  Click here to get pattern

Click this to get pattern for Block 2  

I so love the umbrella fabric. The small squares are cute too.