Sunday, October 25, 2015

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Modern

43" x 43"
Improvisational piecing 

Blogger's Quilt Festival is happening now. I was motivated to enter one wall hanging and now I am going to go ahead and enter another favorite for this year.  This was a score from the Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters by Sherri Lynn Wood. I started this project at a sew day with several other members of my local quilt group. It just was so fun to do.
"Literally floating squares"  - I had to say it ...again!
My original post is HERE

Spiral Quilting using and walking foot and Aurifil thread. 

The last of my IKEA fabric!
Love that building but it was so bright and I was in the bushes...haha Oh well what we do for our love of quilts!

I am entering this one into the MODERN Quilt category! Please click on the link below and stop by to vote.  Voting is open the 29th - nov 5th
Also you can nominate up to 3 quilts for  VIEWERS CHOICE just click on the link and vote by Oct 29th. 

Thank you!

Voting is open now so check out my quilt in the Modern category HERE 
Check out all the great quilts and vote for your favorite 3 in each category. You click on the grey hearts in the upper right corner and it turns red when you have voted for it. Thanks again!

Thanks again to Amy Ellis for hosting this Blogger's Quilt Festival!

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Fall 2015

Blogger's Quilt Festival Time - He Said, She Said

I am so excited. I missed out on entering in the Blogger's Quilt Festival last time and want to make it in this year.  I am entering in my recent finish "He Said, She Said" because I made if for me and I love it so much!! 

"He Said, She Said" Love
24"x 24"approx.
This has 28 shades of grey newsprint/fabric and 1 piece of green fabric that is variegated. 

This is the second time I made up this pattern by Liz Havertine from the LA Modern Quilt Guild. I just love it so much I know I will make it again but maybe bigger? I entered this little one into my local guilds "Shades of Grey" challenge. 

Matchstick quilting with 6 shades of thread

I had some fun taking photos at this old building that used to have a complete sign for Best Flour on it. So fun to get out and see things in the neighborhood. So thankful many people let me crawl in their bushes to get some photos!  haha

You can see my original post HERE
Entering into the Blogger's Quilt Festival hosted by the wonderful one and only Amy Ellis!  I am entering this one in the SMALL QUILT category so I hope you click on the link and check them out. Voting is the 29th to Nov 5th so stay tuned.
Right now you can nominate your 3 favorite quilts in the VIEWERS CHOICE category until Oct 29th.   

Thank you for voting me into the VIEWERS choice: I still need your votes now so please click the link and vote for my piece HERE It is now in the first category which is Viewer choice but it is still in the SMALL quilt category also. 
Thank you so much!!!

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Fall 2015

Friday, October 23, 2015

Friday Finish!

From Flimsy to Finish in two days! So excited to have something finished from all the recent start projects I have going.  I have not been able to keep much focus so I start one thing and another and pull out something old and and and.....
So happy to finish. This was a kit for Quilt for Kids and it was so easy to make. The kit had enough fabric for the back to just trim and bring around and stitch down on the front. Super easy.  I used my own tutorial for this Back to Front Binding with Glue Basting. Simple and done!

It has been raining on the mums so they are fading a bit but the marigolds looks good. 

Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday and

Needle and Thread Thursday with Kelly who once again highlighted my quilt finish from last week. Thanks Again!!!!

and Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Can I get a Whoop Whoop with Sarah!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

WIP -Flimsy, scraps and scrappy!

I could not resist from running out and taking a photo with these mums! They are volunteer mums too. That is a tomato plant next to them. ha This was supposed to be my vegetable garden space but when my husband and I both ended up with health issues this year the garden went on the wayside. Someone was thinking of me I guess. 

This is a top that I put together from one of the kits for the organization Quilts for Kids. Our local chapter covers most of our state and some surrounding ones too and we make quilts for sick kids in the hospitals.  This X and O quilt was so fun to make. I hope to get it quilted up but heard rain was in the forecast so had to get a photo in now!

  When you make these little blocks you end up with tons of little triangles but this time I thought ahead and stitched them together right away. 
  94 half-square triangles anyone??? I have to trim them yet but I will be sure to make something scrappy with them. Speaking of scrappy.........

 I made this totally scrappy lanyard. It is going to work just perfectly for our guild name tag that I want to make. I bought some Spoonflower fabric with our guild logo on it and hope there are enough for everyone if they want to make one. I have not started yet but hope to soon. 

Linking up with WIP Wed @  Freshly Pieced

Let's Bee Social @ Sew Fresh Quilts

Friday, October 16, 2015

Friday Finish -Scraps Win!

Scraps Scraps and more Scraps! They never end. I used scrap fabric, scrap bits of batting, scrap bits of leftover binding.  Does my scrap pile look, No!  :) Still this finish makes me happy.  I am calling this one "Happiness". It measures in at 53" x 63".   I did the QAYG string method and then glue basted the blocks together and put the binding on. So simple and fun. 

I started these blocks as part of a glue-baste technique demo at two of my guilds. I love how simple it is but truly effective. I love how you quilt it and the backing is done the front is done're done! Very satisfying way to make a quilt quickly. 

This shed is on my walking path and I finally stopped and as if I could use it for a quilt sometime and this quilt was perfect. 

Can you tell I loved taking pictures there? This little quilt is probably going to be donated soon since the temps at night are dropping here.

The backing was 3 pieces of fabric I had from my days of working at hobby lobby many moons ago. I love this mod combo!

Linking up with finish it up Friday with crazy mom quilts


Can I get a whoop whoop  with confessions of a fabric addict

Needle and thread thursday with My Quilt infatuation with a big shout out to Kelly for featuring my little wallhanging from last week!!!! :)

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

WIP Wed quilted gifts

I saw this cute tutorial on pinterest and decided these would make cute gifts for the fast approaching holidays. Tutorial is from
Quilt Expressions. 

Most of the fabric is the new line from Amanda Jean @crazymomquilts

Linking up with WIP Wed @ Freshy Pieced and

Let's Bee Social @ Sew Fresh Quilts

Friday, October 9, 2015

Finish it up Friday- "He said, She said"

Out on my morning walk yesterday I found that someone had accented this building with just the right color to go with my wall-hanging! I have seen this building in many states of graffiti but this was so cool.  The sun is a little bright but that is okay with me. 

This is the pattern by LA modern guild member Liz Harvantine. I just love it. I made a version of this wall-hanging earlier this year for my niece for her wedding and called it "And there is love".  I focused the text print in the center on the words "& Love" HERE and just went with a wedding theme. 

My version is called "He said, She said.... Love" 24" x 24" This has 28 different gray shaded fabrics in it. The text fabrics I have collected and some focus on sewing and literature for me and phone book listings and newsprint for my husband. is one of my fav colors.  6 shades of gray thread used to matchstick quilt it.  I used this as one of my entries into the 'Shades of Grey" challenge for my local guild. 

...and the wind was blowing. ha Well I went with it. This was so fun to photo shoot.  This one looks like I stuck my quilt on there but the wind caught it and made it look at a wonky angle. 

Linking up with Crazy mom Quilts with Amanda Jean


Needle and Thread Thursday with Kelly

and Can I get a Whoop Whoop Friday with Sarah