Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A Mini Flimsy - WIP Wednesday

Seems I am on a real Christmas kick lately!
This is one of two tablemats I made this week. I hope to quilt it this week, but I think I will add a layer of wool first for a bit more poof factor.

I used Jacquelynne Steve's Quilted Potholders Tutorial, fully intending to make some quick potholders as a thank you gift. I liked my block so well though, I felt compelled to add the red border and more of the beautiful holly fabric. This may be my favorite of all Jacquelynne's prints - it is from Joy.Love.Peace.Noel. I mixed it with some red from Oh Holy Night. The prints from her lines often play well together. The sweet, low volume text print I re-stocked into my stash after it did not sell in my Etsy shop ;-) It is Minick & Simpson Christmas Past. Yum, I love this!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Sweet Liberty Quilted Table Runner - American Flag Style!

Doesn't the Coca-Cola fabric scream Americana?
I pulled several other red and white prints with a similar vibe
Finished Size 21" x 42". I used a double layer of poly batting since it will be stored so often throughout the year.
I really love the Stars block, well I really love friendship blocks and my thought was that it is pretty cool to see them used in a patriotic way.

The following shot was photo-bombed!
Desert wildlife, can you see him?
The pattern I tested for Julie at Intrepid Thread. Memorial Day seemed like a great time to share the photos. When I considered whether Julie had released the pattern yet, I Googled 'Quilted Flag Tablerunner' and found a free pattern site that led me to her original tutorial. The pattern is called Sweet Liberty Table Runner - it is found at Quilted Fish . Posted back in 2011, it seems this pattern is no secret after all!

I had to lay it on the sand to get a full-on shot, without the wind ..
BTW, the free pattern site I mentioned is pretty awesome! Have you been to Quilt Inspiration? Loads of quilt pattern links, and grouped by pattern type. I found this Sweet Liberty Table Runner on the patriotic and flag quilts page.  Check it out if you want quick ideas for summer celebrations!

Thank you for reading today! I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend! An extra day to browse the Friday Finish Linkups:-)

Rarely do I have a post ready a day early, so I am happy to be linking up with Needle and Thread Thursday as well !!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Block of the Month Report - Scrap Dance & Cozy Afternoon

Always a struggle to avoid new Block of the Month projects, I caved when I found Scrap Dance last month. It is a Mystery Quilt along hosted by From My Carolina Home. I caught up over the weekend with Step Three,
Eight more strip sets...
Hopefully the background pattern does not get lost in medium blue! (Compare to other backgrounds at the Flickr Group!)

Coming in June, I am planning to participate with Jacquelynne Steve's upcoming Block of the Month, Cozy Afternoon. The pattern is adorable and I do love a lattice set on point!

The Hillside Houses Quilt Along is super tempting as well! I have downloaded a couple houses in case I am able to catch up this summer.
Really want to do this one, however I really shouldn't!

I still  have a couple WIPs from last year that are tucked away, waiting for settings:

My 2014 Aurifil blocks are varying sizes - I plan to 'improv' set it..

Sew Kitschy - I have not finished the last block. So many pieces! I am actually thinking I may use the blocks for small finishes. Although I love the results, paper piecing is not my favorite method!

I told myself to finish these before starting new ones. What's a girl to do?

Linking up with Lyn for BOM's Away!
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