Saturday, August 29, 2015

Pet Project Show #35

Classroom Quilt

Amy Stauffer-McNutt is a passionate teacher with a special interest in butterflies, and self-dedicated to saving the Monarchs. She started this butterly quilt project last year in her classroom, and I promised to quilt it for her. She'll use it as a visual aid, and I'm sure it will hang in her regular classroom when it's not travelling.

I'm a bit flighty on the details, but the individual blocks were each made by her students, and then several with a little more sewing experience made it into a quilt top. They've done a beautiful job.

I kept the quilting very simple so the blocks would be the main attraction, but thought the meandering with flowers reminded me of a butterfly's path through the garden. Can you pick out the "Very Hungry Caterpillar" fabric in there?

Thank you to all teachers who go above 
and beyond the call of duty.


Craftsy Logo

Thank you to everyone who has clicked through Pink Doxies to visit the Craftsy site. Your purchase of classes and supplies helps keep us in biscuits, and is very much appreciated. Remember Craftsy also has many free classes and patterns available to you. Just register and browse the wealth of information and materials there.

I'm also a Craftsy customer, and thought you might be interested in what my favorite class is at the moment.

Machine Quilting with Templates: Creating Design Perfection with Kimmy Brunner

I'm only a few lessons into the whole class, but there's so much good information I'm forever pausing the video to run over and try things! Thankfully the classes last forever, and I can watch them as many times as I want. There are good printables, and her recommended resources are excellent!

And for a real pet in our Pet Project Show, Naala's the star this week on her mom's blog, Musings of a Menopausal Melon. Why? (You may notice the darling Naala is lying on the pillow Sandra won from a drawing here on Pink Doxies. Read the details on her post.)

This is Pets On Quilts Show time over at Lily Pad Quilting. Voting has started for each category, and you're sure to smile. I was encouraged to enter the llamas on quilts, but they wanted nothing to do with that. We abandoned the idea, but there's always next year.

Now it's your turn to show off your own Pet Project. What's your current obsession, love, or new toy? Link it up with The Pet Project Show and strut your stuff!

Pet Project Show

Add your links here every Saturday-Monday. 


No worries! It's EASIER than EVER. You may link up any or all posts you've created in the past week.

1. Use the blue 'Add Your Link' button (below left) to upload 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. 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, and pick up our Pet Project Show button in the sidebar, if you'd like. 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, and leave a comment so they know what you like about their work. 

The Linky Party starts now, and runs until Monday, August 24th at midnight. Spread the word, and tell all your stitchy friends.
*The first Saturday party of each month will feature several of the Doxie's and my favorite link ups. By linking up, you are giving permission for me to post your picture with a backlink to your blog or Instagram account. 


Sew Surprising said...

A brilliant job on the quilting and a great visual aid, learning should always be fun :)

Stitchin At Home said...

I think your quilting choice was right on. What a special quilt and great visual aid.

Myra @ Busy Hands Quilts said...

Thanks for hosting! Several links I didn't find other places!

Sandra Walker said...

Monarchs have a special place in my heart, living on their migration route here in southern Ontario. I've seen a few more this year, and each one makes me smile, brave little soul. What a terrific quilt, and your quilting quietly enhances the overall beauty.

Kate said...

What a fun little quilt! I love the butterflies.

Unknown said...

OH!! I am late to this party, but THANK YOU for the quilting and the wonderful blog post, Julie! :)