I can finally post what I have been working on for the past four months as it has now been gifted. Anyone that knows me understands how hard it was for me to keep this a secret but now I don’t need to anymore. 🙂
I call this quilt the Starry Log Cabin and it is completed with navy blue stars, that looked black at my house, and shades of browns and off whites. I also made four pillowcases and a throw pillow to match. As you can see from my lilac wall and night table covers it was not meant to go in my bedroom but I am hoping that it will look nice in the recipient’s room.
This is my version of The Kitchen Table block for Pat Sloan’s new BOW called Grandma’s Kitchen Challenge. The challenge started June 28 and will the block instructions will be posted weekly for 25 weeks.
Block #17 of the Moda Blockheads Block of the Week is the Trail of Tears by Lisa Bongean This block is made of HST (half square triangles) and it is very easy to make as long you trim your blocks. I love working with the HST so as soon as the posting came out this morning I was a happy old lady. This block went together so quickly that I had time to complete the alternative block for #16, also designed by Lisa. Lisa was kind to post the alternative to help us ‘applique impaired’ people in the group and I love it. I was able to use my new fabric I found at a yard sale and the colors blended perfectly.
It is never to late to join the Moda Blockheads BOW group. We will be making 48 blocks. There is a Facebook page with instructions for the blocks and they are usually one page so you don’t burn up your printer. 🙂 You can always save them for when you have more time.
I did it! After 1 1/2 years of looking at the JOY Christmas wall hanging I finally finished. This is a lovely Jennifer Jangles pattern and my plans were to make several of them for gifts. They are very simple to put together but for some reason it always got pushed back in the WIP stack. I listed it as my June OMG at Elm Street Quilts and that is what it took for me to finish.
I was so happy getting JOY completed I pieced a baby quilt I call Sweet Dreams. The charm pack (Lily & Loom – Strawberry Fizz) was surprise in my order from Craftsy and I immediately saw a baby quilt in the lovely colors.
If you are like me and need a little motivation to finish (or start) some of your projects check out Elm Creek Quilts OMG
It’s Wednesday again and time for another Moda Blockheads Block of the Week. We are already on block #16 of 48. Jan Patek is the designer of Flags for this week. It is another applique block and I was lucky to have the red/white stripe and the blue with white stars fabrics in my stash so I did not need to piece the tiny stripes.
The Moda Blockheads Block of the Week #15 is the T-Block from Jo Morton. This block has many possibilities depending on the color arrangements. I am sticking with my Autumn/neutral palette with the tree block in the center so they will play nicely together when combined in my quilt.
As we all know fabric ‘clubs’, craft subscriptions, block of the month, etc. are very plentiful in many areas of the internet. We get peppered with many ads daily for these invitations and I’m sure many of them are wonderful. I just wanted to take a minute to tell you about the one I chose: Stash Builder Box. They can be found at http://www.stashbuilderbox.com if you wish to read more about them. The thing I like about this company is, in addition to the high quality fabric that comes to my front door each month, a percentage of the monthly charge goes to Camp Hobe. Camp Hobe is a summer camp designed for children currently undergoing treatment for cancer and their siblings. To find out more, please go to http://www.camphobekids.org
March Box (big picture #1) consisted of three 1 yard cuts of a brand new collection by Sarah Watts for Cotton + Steel, coordinating spool of Aurifil thread, Minnow Quilt Pattern by Megan Fisher, and a signature Sewing Truth Pencil.
April Box (top right picture) was three 1 yard cuts of the Wonderland collection by Rifle Paper Co. for Cotton + Steel, coordinating spool of Aurifil thread, Dazzling Diamonds quilt pattern by Peta Peace, bonus pattern, Deco Hex, a beautiful quilt label by Story Patches, and a Sewing Truth Pencil.
May Box (bottom right picture) held three 1 yard cuts of Gold and Rose Gold Basics by Riley Blake Designs, Flying Hexies quilt pattern by Simply Bekah Designs, coordinating spool of Aurifil thread, and a Sewing Truth Pencil.
These fabrics are all of top quality, beautiful designs and colors, and large enough to actually use them in a larger quilt. Templates, additional patterns, and tutorials can be downloaded from the website.
Disclaimer: I am in no way associated with Stash Builder Box or Camp Hobe other than getting the box every month. I do not get paid for telling you about this product.
The Blockheads Block #14 of 48 is the Square in a Square by Betsy Chutchian at http://betsysbestquiltsandmore.blogspot.com/ As you can see from the pictures, I couldn’t decide which color layout to use so I did both. This is another fun and easy block to construct. It would be great for a baby quilt with fussy cutting the center squares, an I Spy quilt, or any other that a center square would be the ‘star’.
I am having so much fun with these blocks and I look forward to the next Wednesday block. This is the first quilt along I have participated in because I usually put so much pressure on myself that it isn’t fun but this is the exception. The designers are all so talented and it is a pleasure to sew with them.
My June One Monthly Goal (OMG) with Elm Street Quilts is to get this door hanging quilted and ready to use. I would like to say it is a UFO from Christmas 2016, but to be honest it was supposed to be finished to use Christmas 2015.
This is a free pattern from Jennifer Jangles website and my plan was to complete several for gifts. Not exactly sure what happened to those plans.