Friday, May 26, 2017

Pineapples look a lot like Squirrels

Ok, my friends...I know this tool has been around for awhile but I have just now tried it for myself, and it is fabulous.  I especially love how the full instructions are written right there on the template as I am always losing the instruction sheets that go with these specialty rulers.

I am making some pineapple blocks for a sew along but I have decided to add a full pineapple quilt to my always growing to do list.
Anybody else used this fun tool?
 

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Blocks 10-18 For Instagram Challenge #100Days100Blocks2017

 Here are blocks 10 -18 that I have made for the Instagram challenge #100Days100Blocks2017:



and here are the first 9 blocks...
 

This is using Tula Pink's book City Sampler and the details on the sal can be found here: http://www.gnomeangel.com/sponsors-prizes-100days100blocks2017-2/
 I am using a lot of Tula Pink fabrics but find myself grabbing from other prints in my stash too.
 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Week 11: Long Time Gone SAL - HST Block 2

I love so many of Jen Kingwell's designs and when I heard there would be a SAL using her sampler pattern Long Time Gone of all machine pieced blocks, I decided I needed to play along.

The details can be found here at  http://www.gnomeangel.com/week-1-long-time-gone-sew-along-bow-tie-block/ if you would like to join in the fun.

 

This is my version of the block for this week, Block 2 HST's :



 These are my other blocks for this SAL:

 



Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Week 10: HST Block 1, Long Time Gone SAL

I love so many of Jen Kingwell's designs and when I heard there would be a SAL using her sampler pattern Long Time Gone of all machine pieced blocks, I decided I needed to play along.
 

The details can be found here at  http://www.gnomeangel.com/week-1-long-time-gone-sew-along-bow-tie-block/ if you would like to join in the fun.
 

This is my version of the block for this week, Block 1 HST's :






These are my other blocks for this sal:


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

First 9 Blocks for #100days100blocks2017 and a Finish

Here are the first 9 blocks I have made for the Instagram challenge #100Days100Blocks2017:
This is using Tula Pink's book City Sampler and the details on the sal can be found here: http://www.gnomeangel.com/sponsors-prizes-100days100blocks2017-2/
 I am using a lot of Tula Pink fabrics but find myself grabbing from other prints in my stash too.
 
I also took a few more pictures of my now finished Colfax County quilt...still a little amazed I managed to finish this queen size quilt with it's fussy little 1 inch finished hst's.  So glad my friend Cheryl encouraged us to work on this one together...her king size version is a masterpiece but I am quite happy with my "smaller" one!!  I had a local long-armer, Kay Fee, do the quilting and am quite happy that the piecing is the star on this one.
 Working on the binding...
 Finished quilt but had to wait on my quilt holders...
 Then, yay!  Able to get a picture thanks to my quilt holders extraordinaire! 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Week 9 - Long Time Gone SAL- Log Cabins

I love so many of Jen Kingwell's designs and when I heard there would be a SAL using her sampler pattern Long Time Gone of all machine pieced blocks, I decided I needed to play along.
 

The details can be found here at  http://www.gnomeangel.com/week-1-long-time-gone-sew-along-bow-tie-block/ if you would like to join in the fun.
 

These are my version of the blocks for this week, Log Cabin:
This block was a good chance to use up some skinny strips I had accumulated from cutting for this quilt.

 My other blocks for this sal:
 

 
 
 



Friday, May 5, 2017

I Needed Another Project...Oh Yes I Did!!

I am really enjoying the Long Time Gone SAL, and because that one isn't enough to keep me busy (well, actually it is...)  I am jumping into another one which starts Sunday.  #100Days100Blocks2017 is a sal doing just that and using using Tula Pink's City Sampler book as the patterns.  You can find all the details here.

Gnomeangel is running these two concurrently which seems a bit crazy but, I do have a start on this one as I tried to do it once before.  I will post these on the blog every 10 blocks but post them daily on IG.

Here is my first block:
 


 99 more to go   :)