Friday, June 11, 2021

A Wiggle Time Finish

 



A few weeks ago I came across some coordinating fat quarters and some matching background fabrics in my stash and decided to make a quilt using my Wiggle Time pattern.




I was able to not only get it quilted this week but I also attached the binding.
Hurray for a finish!




I really like how the printed background fabric looks with the focus prints.  It looks like it came from the same collection! (but it didn't - I recently ordered the background fabric from Connecting Threads. Sadly I don't think it is available anymore.)




I did struggle finding a backing fabric.  I finally settled on just using some Kona Snow.  It really shows the swirly/floral quilting I did.





I am really pleased with how it turned out.  I love using this Wiggle Time pattern whenever I find some stray fat quarters in my stash.  I like having some smaller quilts stashed away for gifts and this design is a fast finish.

It feels good to get a few more finishes under my belt.  In recent months, I have been in the mood for starting projects so I find myself with a lot going on in my sewing room.  I hope to keep up the momentum - Hopefully more finishes will soon follow!

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend!


Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Up to Something New

 Not too long ago, the Fat Quarter Shop asked me if I was interested in participating in the release of another one of their shortcut quilt patterns.  Of course I said yes!  I love these easy quick patterns that use various precuts.



I was able to pick my fabric collection and I decided to go with Deb Strain's Bee Grateful by Moda.  As a gardener, I love my honeybees and other pollinators.

So even though I already have so many projects going on right now, I have gleefully started another one.  This shortcut quilt is called Mini Cake Mints and is available for free.

This one should be a quick make so I hope to share the finished quilt soon!


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Sunday, June 6, 2021

Oh Scrap! : Time for Purple

 The RSC color for June is purple - my favorite color!




So the very first blocks I made in purple are my Well Suited blocks.  These blocks are made using one of my Scrap Mixology patterns.




Here is how all the finished blocks look together right now.  This quilt is going to look very different than a lot of the other quilts I made using the same pattern.  You can see some here and here.




I still need to finish my pinwheel blocks.  I am using the bonus triangles from the geese component to make these little cuties.  Hopefully I will have them done to share with you next Sunday.





I also finished up nine blocks for my Positivity Plus quilt.  This is a QAL hosted by Sew Preeti Quilts.  The blocks go together really quickly and I love how it is looking.  You can read more about this QAL on Preeti's blog.


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It is now your turn to share what you are making with scraps.  Here are the details for linking up: 

  • This linky party is for any scrappy project - It can be in-process or a finished piece.
  • You can link up your blog post (not your homepage please) or Instagram photo from the past week that features your use of scraps.
  • If you are linking to a blog post, I ask that you link back to my blog somewhere in your post. So if you are writing about scraps, just get into the habit of including a link as there will be a linky party available every week!
  • If you are using Instagram, please use the hashtag #ohscrap.
  • This is a party so remember to socialize and comment on the posts of others.
  • Following my blog is not necessary but it sure would be great if you do! 

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You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter







If you haven't heard yet, Bernie over at Needle &Foot is closing her Etsy store so now is a great time to pick up some great fabric at a fabulous price.  If you are participating in the Positivity QAL maybe you need some background fabrics.  And let's not forget to start looking for a backing now.

There is such a great selection of fabrics!

Friday, June 4, 2021

Look What I Found

 Being an introvert, I have to admit I have kind of enjoyed not having guests in my home for over a year.  The downside is I haven't spent much time keeping things neat and organized.  So lately I have been slowly working my way through my house making sure everything is where it belongs and tidy.




One of my recent projects was to go through all of the quilts I currently have and decide which ones I am keeping, which I am donating and which I am going to list in my Etsy shop.




Way in the bottom of a cabinet, I came across this quilt I had made 5 or 6 years ago and I don't think I ever shared it on my blog.

I love the scrappy light gray squares.




I think the original plan on this design was to either submit it for publication or to write a pattern.  That all must have sounded like too much work so I stuffed it in the cabinet.




There is a really fun plaid homespun on the back that I don't remember ever owning.  
Finding this was like finding buried treasure!




I finished my task and now all of my quilts are organized again.
But now I have to find the time to get a few listed on Etsy....(Not one of my favorite tasks!)






I am still spending as much time as possible outside enjoying my gardens.
Flowers continue to inspire with their beautiful colors.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!



Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Join Us

 Did you see the news that Preeti (over at Sew Preeti Quilts) is hosting a quilt drive for Mercyful Quilts?

You can certainly join me in the fun!

Preeti is sharing a free block tutorial and has designed up a bunch of different layout options.




I will be using scraps of course.  Scraps are always great for donation quilts.  And these blocks can easily be made entirely from scraps.

The first step for me was to look for what I call the "seeds" of a quilt.  Recently a longarm client gifted me a bunch of gray fabric that was left over from the trimmings of her backing.  This will be perfect for use in the background.

Then it was just a matter of choosing a coordinating color for the plus signs (orange).  I want to add flip corners to my blocks and I decided to add a bit of turquoise for sparkle.

I am ready to start cutting!

I will share my first blocks once I get them finished.



If you want more information, you can see all of Preeti's posts here.

And if you want to read more about Mercyful quilts, you can do so here.  Bernie over at Needle & Foot will be receiving the quilts.



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