Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Look Who Came To Play!

Over the holiday weekend... 
we had a sleepover and lots of time to play!
First we had a picnic...

Later, Evie even helped me press the new Farmgirl Vintage


I got caught up with last weeks blocks and
also made this weeks two blocks. 
I feel better now!
I have been wanting to make those little canning jars..
but just wouldn't let myself skip ahead. I am glad I waited now.

I also got caught up on my wedges and my circles for
Crop Circles (pattern by Miss Rosie's Quilt Co.)

I was even able to start making them into blocks!

This morning I prepared a few more blocks.
I think I will be able to do a few each morning this week and
get near the finishing point! Nicole at Sister's Choice has left
me in the dust! She made all of her Circles already!

But fortunately, Cathy is playing along and making Crop Circles also...
she made her wedges...

Aren't her fabrics so cute???
I am glad she is playing along! She nearly gave up when her first selection of
fabrics wouldn't play nicely! It looks like she recovered well from her frustration and is
making good progress now!

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Hildy is play along as well... but with a Jen Kingwell pattern!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Deer Me!

spring 2015 BQF Button

I thought I would play along and enter the Blogger's Quilt Festival
I have done this a couple of times in the past... it has always been a fun experience!

This quilt I call Deer Me!

It's approximately 140" square.
So I am entering it in the Small Quilt category.

I used the fabric line called Indelible by Art Gallery Fabrics.

Indelible: impossible to remove or forget. Enduring, unfading, unforgettable, haunting.

The pattern was a free pattern called Birchen. 
Only I took the block itself and adapted it and came up with 
a new look.

When I originally went out to take photos of the quilt...and the pillows I made to go along with it...
I disturbed a group of deer that were grazing.
I thought "Oh" dear me! as they scrambled away.

Since the fabric line had deer and nature in the prints... 
Deer Me! became the name of my wall hanging.

It found a place to call home right above my bed.

I hope you are enjoying the Blogger's Quilt Festival!
Don't forget to vote... wink!

Coming and Going


This quilt recently came back to me from the Intrepid Thread in Milpitas CA.
I had made it as a shop sample for them last year. 
It's fun to have it back... for a short while.
My plan is to gift it as a graduation present to someone.

I t had rained after I finished putting this Vintage Tulips quilt
together... and then I forgot to take a photo of it completed!
So here it is... getting ready to be handed off to the quilter!

Camille has a sweet mini version of this pattern also...
maybe it should be next on my list!

Maybe pillow shams??? Or just a couple of pillows?

This is another one that is going to be going to my LAQ.
Sail Away by Fig Tree and Co. It was a fun quilt to make...
I am tempted to give this one to my sister for her vacation home
in Pacific Grove CA. I go there periodically so I would be able to visit it!
SouthernFabric.com, Mini Sail Away, Sewing Pattern, Fig Tree Quilts, FT997

There is a cute mini version available for this pattern too!
Have you made one?

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Sharing My Sneak Peak

I got a sneak peak of my Coastal Lily quilt that my LAQ is working her magic on!

I can't wait to see the entire quilt!

Our local quilt show is exactly one month away...

and this is getting entered into the show.

I am getting a little excited.... what do you think?

Monday, May 18, 2015

Step One, Step Two

My wedges for Crop Circles are made.
That is step one... done!

I even stitched a quarter inch from the top to 
give me my line to press over (for the applique part)...
that will be step two.

Pressed open the seams on this project...
just because it's the best way to make it look it's best!

This is the backside of my favorite fabric combination
(well, for today anyway)

Have you decided to play along with Nicole at Sister's Choice and me?
If you have started Crop Circles or are using another pattern to play along
just let us know... send a link to your post and we will share it!

Friday, May 15, 2015

New Favorite Things

I had an eye doctor appointment yesterday... so as a reward I went to a nearby 
"favorite" fabric shop for some retail therapy!
The store is massive... and I could probably spend hours in there just looking
around... and believe me, I try!
Do you see the Jen Kingwell quilt up there on the wall?
It's called the Circle Game. The store is called Quilter's Paradise. 
It's in Clovis CA. They also have a Jen Kingwell 

block of the month going...


It's called Bring Me Flowers. 
It's really cute... but I think it's way over my level of sewing!

I only went away with the background fabric I needed for Crop Circles though.
But I also left with the little wheels in my mind turning with ideas!

I had purchased one of these cute carts over a month ago...
and thought I would wait until Mother's Day to have one 
of my sons put it together for me. 
But then I forgot about that plan on Sunday with everything else 
that was going on!
So today I brought the box into work with me...
and my friend... and coworker.... who happens to have two of these...
put it together for me!

I do make a good assistant... but I hate to read directions unless, of course,
 they are
for a quilt project!

On a completely different subject... 
I saw the television show Mad Men last evening. 
Have you watched it before?
Evidently it has been on television for years.
I am not big on t.v. but if a series has great costuming like
Downton Abbey or Boardwalk Empire.. I can get absorbed in it.
How about you?

I think I might watch a season of Mad Men while I am working on 
by Crop Circles this weekend!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Midweek Mosaic

The beauty of yellow quilts...

Yellow seems to be one of those colors that I over look.

(photos found on Pinterest)

Or sometimes when I have tried to use it... like in a border... it can
overtake the quilt.
But if you can master yellow... the results are beautiful. 

I really love this little wall hanging with a vintage vibe.