Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Midweek Mosaic: Spring Color Inspiration


 I'm looking forward to Spring equinox this month 
and the time change this weekend...


I've already ditched wearing socks.
I will be shedding other winter outer wear
as soon as possible...

so today I'm adding color with the
anticipation of gardens coming into bloom!

(photos are from my board on Pinterest, although I know that
the Flowering Snowball quilt is by Red Pepper Quits)

I would love to have a Dog like this!









Monday, March 6, 2017

Taking a "Sunday Drive"!

 Good morning people!

Today I get to show you a little something that I was able to
work on...




Morning Glory is the sweetest new pattern by
Here is a photo of the version by Fat Quarter Shop...


Take that pattern and the Sunday Drive fabric by Pat Sloan 
(that has just been released)
and you have a fun quilt that 
would be a great lap quilt... or picnic quilt...
but
since the pattern comes with fabric requirements 
and instructions for all bed sizes...
you can pick the right size for you!


I think this quilt will be my new "go to" quilt!
It looks a bit more difficult than 
it is!





Pat Sloan's fabrics are always so much fun...
and she has designed a wonderful 
batik group that coordinates with the
printed Sunday Drive pieces in the collection.


I decided to play with the batik group of Sunday Drive...
but I think it would be fun to mix the entire collection
and get all of that texture!



I added sashing between the blocks 
for my 9 block wall hanging
version
to give it a little
 extra sparkle with
 the cornerstones.

I'm thinking that I would like to 
make 4 of block A and
 4 blocks of B
to make a couple of accent pillows for spring.
Can you visualize that?

Please stop by Jolly Jabber to see the list of
other bloggers that 
used the Morning Glory pattern
and Pat Sloan's adorable new spring collection!
Have a good Monday!


Friday, March 3, 2017

It's Been a Quiet Week


I have been so quiet... 
time slipped away from me 
and

I forgot to post 
anything this week!



Last Saturday my DIL and her mom
hosted the 5th annual Tea Party!


The table looked so cute... 
and the food was absolutely 
fabulous!

I had to take a quick couple of photos before it really got
started... because once you add a dozen and a half women...
well, you know!
I think this year was the best one yet...
we really should do it more often!


I have been trying to resist...
but I finally caved and 
ordered this sweet fabric group: Vintage Daydream

I love the pinks and the yellows
(hmmm, I just realized that I seem to be on a 
pink/yellow combo color kick)
but, I don't know which pattern to use for these 
sweet fat quarters...
should I Swoon again??

Any thoughts out there???


I'm playing along with Amy at 
Amy's Creative Side...
she is hosting a month long photo of the day...
the first one was a selfie...



So, here I am!
Keep an eye out for other pictures
on my Instagram feed!

Have a good weekend!


Friday, February 24, 2017

Happy Trails!






My Scrappy Project Planner
has some wonderful quilt patterns
in it!
I got to play along with the
Fat Quarter Shop today because
 they are having a Sew Along 
featuring the quilts in the Project Planner
Do you have one yet?





Making a quilt from the planner is a bonus
to the other features of the project planner!

Today FQS is featuring the Happy Trails Scrappy Quilt!
Here is mine:



It's made from completely from my stash...
mostly using Pam Kitty Morning fabrics!

I had so much fun seeing this come together...
I'm not sure I want to stop!
I am seriously considering going king-size!
(and that should be about the end of my PKM stash)!

(photo borrowed from Bee In My Bonnet blog)

This one is Lori Holt's quilt that
 is pictured in the Scrappy Project Planner.
Lori is the Queen Bee of cleverness!
I truly enjoy making up quilts from her patterns...

I just to decide which one is next!
Be sure you see the Happy Trails quilt 
over at Jolly Jabber and see the other Happy Trails quilts! 

Happy Trails to you!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Art Gallery Fabric's Stitched Sew Along

Happy Monday!


I always love these Art Gallery Fabric Sew Alongs 
with the Fat Quarter Shop!

It's a wonderful to take a free pattern from
Kimberly at Fat Quarter Shop!

Have you explored any of these sew alongs in 
the past?
Every time I play along, I am always pleasantly 
pleased with the feel of AGF's fabric. 
They are so soft and silky but sturdy with no fraying!

Image result for lagom fabric


This is the group of fabric I used.
Lagom...
it's a Swedish word that means 
just the right amount!

You can see the tutorial for Filigree here:



The link for the free Filigree Pattern is here.

It's simple to construct ...
even though it looks a little complicated.


I like to pre-starch my fabrics for easier 
construction and it's really helpful with bias edges too!




I just love the way it turned out!
I wanted more of a neutral palate with 
a small pop of color to add the pizazz.

I was absolutely in love with the large print that I had chosen
for my backing fabric.
So, I omitted the blocks around the center square
to showcase the fabric and I think it 
also showcased the block design.






I think you will have fun with the Filigree pattern
and here is the link to Art Gallery Fabrics
if you want to see some fun eye candy!


Now...
I need to go see what everyone else is making using
the Filigree Pattern!







Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Midweek Mosaic: Hang It Up



We are only a few weeks away from Daylight Savings Time...
and Spring is just around the corner from there!

I will look forward to hanging things out to dry again.

All photos are from my Pinterest board here.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Plates and Sweetie Pies

Right now I can't even find the pattern for this project...
but I think I can figure the setting out.
I just need to sew those circles on and
that should get me to the assembly stage!



It looks like Sunday was dedicated to working on old abandoned projects.
It feels good to get them out and try to get them finished... 
I have procrastinated for soooo long!

Here is another Dresden style project that has been neglected!

This was the main motivation...

I have been watching the Sweetie Pie Sew Along 
with Lori Holt on 
Instagram... and this one was a pattern of 
hers that I started, and stopped, 
and restarted... and then stopped. 
I needed more Sew Cherry fabric 
but the line had been here and gone for quite a while...

but now... this fabric line has been remade, so no excuses for
trying to get this finished!
The pattern had plain centers and cherry applique but I 
saw it was a great opportunity to use the floral fabric and skip
the applique. 
I will be making little daisy flowers to place in the sashing area..

Here is a photo of the free pattern!