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   :)

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Sauder Village Quilt Show

Went to the Sauder Village Quilt Show with a couple good friends today and got to see ribbons on a friends quilt...

I didn't get a really good picture of it (it is hand painted and just fabulously quilted) but look to her blog where she has a better one, congratulations Marie!!

 I didn't take many other pictures of quilts but you can see great pictures on Sauder's site of the winners here.
They have the people from Yazzii bags vending at the show and are selling them for a nice price so the petite organizer came home with me.  I also bought a navy fabric to make my binding for the star quilt and a 1/4 yard of three blender fabrics from a Tula Pink line called Slow and Steady to add to my Tula stash...because...well...somebody named Patty is really twisting my arm to join in with the #100days100blocks2017 which starts Sunday.  :)    :)

Week 8 - Long Time Gone SAL - Courthouse Steps Blocks

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, Courthouse Steps:



 My other blocks for this sal:
 
 
 
 



Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Shenandoah Valley Botanical Quilt, Trumpet Honey Suckle

This is a project I am hoping to finish this year, my top is sewn but I am spacing out my block reveal to follow along with the sew-along.   I am sewing along with the Shenandoah Valley Botanical Quilt project - the pattern is provided by the Virginia Quilt Museum and all pattern sales benefit the museum. Dawn, from Collector with a Needle, and Doreen, from Aunt Reen’s Place, are hosting a quiltalong for this quilt, here.


The pattern size as provided by the museum easily makes 9 inch blocks. I am doing mine in wool so that I can make that size (8 1/2" finished), many are enlarging the pattern and all the participant's resulting blocks are well worth a look...so pretty!

This is my version of the block chosen for May, Trumpet Honey Suckle:


Monday, May 1, 2017

May 2017 One Monthly Goal - Goal Setting

I have had such good luck linking to OMG this year, thanks for the motivation Patty!  I finished my quilt top that was the objective on January through March goal setting, yay!





So I need a new goal this month, I think I will go another direction on this and set my goal as getting the first month of Delilah a new Jen Kingwell BOM I am starting, completed.  This is a commitment for two blocks.  I am on the fence on whether to hand piece or machine piece this quilt, it will probably be a combination.
 Linking to