Friday, August 28, 2015

Tiny Quilt Challenge

Have you tried American Made Brand solids?  The colors are just beautiful and the fabric has a wonderful feel.  And, the best part is they are made 100% in the USA!

American Made Brand solids is hosting a  tiny Quilt challenge and the deadline is fast approaching - September 15!

See all of these yummy colors?  I ordered myself 1/4 yards of a rainbow of fabrics from my local quilt store.

I'm going to play in my sewing room tonight.  I've drawn out a paper piece pattern (my first) and fingers crossed it will turn out as good as the picture in my head.

Should be fun.

Interested?  See the information page here and start quilting away.  You've got about 2 1/2 weeks to get a min (15'' square or smaller) done.  That is plenty of time!

Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Summer Stars

Sheri from A Quilting Life has been hosting a summer block series with a variety of star blocks - one of my favorite. 

I finally made the last two blocks.  The block on the right actually has a light, light blue center.  I opted for that instead of a scrappy 4 patch.

All  assembled it into a quilt!  I did some wavy straight line quilting (is that a thing?)

I am very happy with the way it turned out.  I used all AMB solids and the cornerstones are actually a bright red.  Love the way they pop on the quilt.  For the binding, I tried a single fold binding an really like the way it turned out.

Sherri will post a parade of photos later this week.

Finishing this mini was also my August ALYOF goal  (goal setting post).  Finishing this mini was my August goal - I'll be linking up at Another Lovely Year of Finishes.  


Happy Stitching!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Harvest Quilt Along - Fabric Requirements

Are you going to play along?

I am so excited about my very first quilt along called Harvest.   You can find the overall schedule and details here.  The wall hanging will finish at 31'' x 31''.

If you want to play along but don't want to make the full mini, there be some other bonus options along the way including a table runner.

The first step is to gather up those fabrics.  You can decide how scrappy you'd like this to be - you'll need at least 7 colors for the blocks which include a pumpkin color and an apple color.

If you are buying new fabric, 7 fat quarters plus 1¼ yards of background fabric will get you covered plus leave you extra for your stash.

Other than perhaps the background fabric, my guess is that you will be able to shop your stash for this quilt and make it fun and scrappy.  Leftover charm squares work well for many of the blocks. The stash shopping list can be found on my Elm Street Quilts blog.

Background cutting instructions will be available August 31 - until then, gather that fabric!

Happy Stitching!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Charlie's Nemesis

Who?  Lucy of course!

Poor Charlie Brown!

I'm getting tired of looking at these faceless characters so I decided to draw their faces with a frixon pen and then embroider them on.  Hope to have that done before the next and final block - Snoopy - is ready.

Join the fun on this one here - the pattern is from Tweety Loves Quilting..  

And then just because the internet is filled with fun things.  (found here.)  Brilliant, isn't it?

Happy Stitching!