Showing posts with label Quilt Alongs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Quilt Alongs. Show all posts

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Freefall Quilt Along Progress

Progression of the Fall

I feel like I might have some demerits for being neglectful in my posts this past week, but it's spring, and we are busy, busy, busy! I kept telling myself I would jump in here 'tomorrow', but everyday has been packed full. You won't even be surprised to hear I lost my camera along the way, and the best I could muster were pictures from my phone. I'm sure that's happened to you, too.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Freefall Spring Quilt Along

Freefall Spring Quilt Along 2017

My dear friend, Sandra, at mmm! Quilts is in the midst of her Spring Quilt Along, and I'm finally getting to show you my progress. Details can be found HERE, and the second linky HERE. The pattern is being issued biweekly for free so be sure to download it as it comes out.

About that black leaf: First of all you're thinking, "That doesn't look very spring-y." And I would fully agree with you. But I would also say I thought this project through ahead of time--for once, and knew I would be more inclined to use this as a late summer/early fall wall hanging than spring. The first fabric I had to choose with that in mind was the background. Moda Grunge in a rusty orange was an obvious first pick. Then I raided all my Art Gallery Fabrics, and without regard to color or print, I combined them. It was like making Kitchen Sink Soup. They were all going in. The one factor that they would have in common was they had nothing in common. But these are really beautiful fabrics and gorgeous prints! I had faith. It would work.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

150 Canadian Women Blocks

150 Canadian Women Quilt Along

Next Step Quilt Designs is hosting a quilt along celebrating Canada's 150th Anniversary next year, and I hopped on board with some friends. The blocks are released 3 per week, and I'm close to being caught up now. The suggested palette is a range of red and white. I'm making this one more of a Glory Quilt palette by adding blues, grey tones, and a some gold.

Monday, December 19, 2016

'En Provence' Mystery Blocks Piling Up

One Possible Combination

Last week's installment is all finished here. It's time to start putting things together to imagine. My thoughts: Did I pick the right combination of colors for this?

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Saturday Lists, Stash, & 150 Canadian Women

The Day of Big Lists 
and Why You Should Have One

More than any other time of year, this is the Craziest (with a capital "C") for most of us. There would be no other opportune moment for me to plug the value of making lists than today, one week before Christmas and Hanukkah. My current lists are:

Santa's List
Home and Holiday Budgets
Calendars: His, Hers, Theirs, Yours
Travel Itineraries
Studio Work/ Holiday Sewing

Monday, March 16, 2015

Sewing with Abandon a.k.a. Guilt Quilting

I couldn't resist jumping ahead, and did the middle
block of the Modern Tradition Quilts Charm
Square Quilt Along 2015. It's my favorite!
I kept in the spirit of the tutorials, and 
finished the other 2 blocks provided.

The yellow electrifies the prints, and gives
these blocks a very tropical feeling.
I keep referring to this mentally as
the Casablanca quilt.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Join for FREE! Pet Project Show #11

What do you think when you see a sign
with "Free" on it?

I have a tendency to think there's got to be
a catch, or in the case above, 
it's going to cost me a lot. 
'Cuz nothing is free!