Friday, May 29, 2015

Pet Project Show #22

These are a few of my Moda Modern Building Blocks I've been working on. I'm not sure I'll make the whole quilt, but I've been having fun doing BIG blocks. You can see the 8.5"x11" paper hanging there, but the 3" Post-It Note in the middle of the largest block can show you the enormity of the blocks. I had to stop piecing blocks, and order a 24" ruler to keep things square and accurately measured. 

I've tried to stay true to the pattern colors, but used prints instead of the suggested solids. Check out some of the great makes of the pattern here.

I thought it would be fun to share a few other blogs that I've been following, and seem to have kept open in my tabs this week. For some reason or another, I've been reading across genres. Not all are quilting blogs, but you may find they interest you, too.

A Typical English Home: Not exactly what you'd think. Yes, good ideas for organization, fun projects, etc., but good tutorials for bloggers on how to add icons, fonts, etc. 

Generations Quilt Patterns: I just happened on this page this week, and I'm impressed at the free patterns, but also on the helpful hints on machine tension, free motion quilting for beginners, and a very detailed tutorial on stitching in the ditch. I wish I'd seen this before my first try at that. Thread recommendations are given for different projects. This feels like a personal lesson in all things quilt related. 

Anita Mathias: Dreaming Beneath the Spires: Inspirational, personal, thought-provoking blog on faith and art. I have really enjoyed her writing on "Thin Places," where the Boundaries between the Spiritual and Physical World are Almost Transparent. She also writes about balancing blogging with our personal lives. It's very good.

A Beautiful Mess: Okay, it runs from fashion, clothes, decorating, food, crafts, whew! It's How-To for everything. There are oodles of posts each week. It's light and fun with lots of eye candy.

Woohoo, Doxie Girls!
It's Saturday, and time for the weekly 

Pink Doxies 

Pet Project Show. 

Pet Project Show

Add your link here every Saturday. 


Do we have to have rules? 

No worries! It's EASY.

1. Use the blue 'Add Your Link' button (below)
to upload a picture of something you've created 
in the past week. Any kind of handiwork--
share it now! It can be a work in progress, 
finally finished, or even your fab new fabric. 
Whatever it is that inspired you to create this 
week, we'd like to see it here. 

2. Please link to a specific post, and not just your
blog address. It makes it easy for anyone following 
your link to find the project.

3. Provide a backlink to Pink Doxies with a link in
your post, or pick up our Pet Project Show
button in the sidebar. Copy the code, then 
create a Pet Show widget with 'Add by HTML' 
on your Layout page.

1. You can link up to your Instagram. 
Click on the Instagram icon at the bottom 
of the link up screen. The URL of your Instagram 
feed will be your link. 
Please hashtag #pinkdoxiespetproject

Either way you link up, remember it's a party
here, so schmooze with the crowd! Visit others 
who've linked up. Leave a comment so they 
know what you like about their work. 

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Sandra Walker said...

Intriguing sounding blogs, all but one (A Beautiful Mess) new to me! Thanks. Will check them out. 24" square?! Egad, thought my 15.5" one was big... I can see some great negative space in that one with the Post-It note just begging to be FMQ-ed!

Jayne said...

I have never made a HUGE block before...but so love yours! This will be amazing!!

Olono said...

Using print instead worked.