Friday, May 8, 2015

QST Progress & Pet Project Show #19

First, Happy Mother's Day to all! 


 The Tula Pink teal blue won out, but I had
so many other good suggestions. Thank you 
to everyone for your help. Although I 
thought a solid might work, it made things 
look 'flat'. The tiny diamond print was 
subtle, and seemed to work best.

shared with me a free app available for both 
iPhone and Android called Quilting Calc by 
Robert Kauffman. Also known as 
The Quilter's Little Helperit allows you 
to enter measurements, and it calculates 
many options for you. It was tremendously 
helpful in figuring my setting triangles 
and corners. I highly recommend it.

While you're app hunting, check out
Block Fab. There are 50+ traditional 
blocks in its library, and you just enter
the size block you'd like to make. 
You'll have all the cutting measurements
at your fingertips.

Today I worked on pressing seams open,
and adapted a table to use as a very large
ironing board. I used my queen sized batting
folded into four layers over my Lifetime table, 
and ironed on that.

The finished top measured 86"x94" so the backing
had to be pieced. I had used many Amy Butler
prints from my stash in the top, and found a 
lovely print called Sari Blooms. Another Butler
print complemented it, and the raspberry
is another Tula Pink diamond print.

The project is starting to take on a new 
feel with the backing, and I'm
getting so excited to start quilting.

A very interesting turn of events has 
happened, and I'm going to get to quilt
this on a long arm. A very kind neighbor
who has her own long arm has offered
to help coach me through the process.
I'm overwhelmed, and very grateful!

Everything is pressed and ready, and tomorrow
we're off to get thread. Pink and yellow aren't
something she uses everyday. (wink)

Creative Space Tag

the hostess this week for Creative Space Tag.
She's done a wonderful job showcasing her
work space, and tagged the next hostess.
Pop over to see how she's utilized her 
area to best fit her quilting needs, and 
who's next!

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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The Linky Party starts now, and runs until
Monday, May 11th at midnight. 
Spread the word, and tell all your stitchy friends.
*The first Saturday party of each month will
feature several of the Doxies' and my
favorite link ups. 

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Stephanie said...

Completely beautiful!

Unknown said...

Beautiful colors!!Enjoy your time with the longarm. Love to see your quilting.

Debra said...

Beautiful quilt top. Love your color selection for the set in triangles... Just a perfect compliment to all those colors. Good luck with the longarm lesson. I have only played on one once - but it was fun.

evaj said...

A long and cozy sewing day is now over and I'm back home again !! Hug Julie from Bambi

HeathersSewingRoom said...

Your quilt looks awesome with that nice teal boarder. Lucky you having a try on a long arm machine, I hope it goes well.