18 August, 2016

Star Light Star Dark QAL: orange blocks

Hello all. 'Hope your week is going well. I finally completed the other two blocks for my Star Light Star Dark lap quilt top. These are the orange blocks. Can you tell that one block is lighter color gradation than the other one? That was the plan, lol. Some of the lighter fabrics appear to be pink, but they are actually lt. orange or peach. In these photos, the green blocks are stacked below (maybe not a great idea) and their edges are visible. This QAL is so much fun and guess what- it's not too late to join in on the fun. Some are making a larger quilt with six blocks. It's color galore! Visit Jess at: Quilty Habit for the details, and to see other quilt blocks.

~Linking-up [again ] with Jess at: Star Light, Star Dark QAL Link Party~

~Linking-up with Kelly at: My Quilt Infatuation: Needle & Thread Thursday~

15 August, 2016

Star Light, Star Dark QAL

There is a really fun and educational QAL going-on over at Quilty Habit Blog. Jess has designed a quilt that features color gradation. 'Lots of information about colors (gradation and contrast) and choosing fabrics as well. We may choose a 6 block or a smaller 4 block quilt to make. Pictured above is my progress on the 4 block smaller quilt top. My chosen colors are green and orange, and these are the two green blocks. These are, to date, the largest stars I have ever sewn. 'Was afraid they may be difficult to assemble, but that was not the case at all. Green is my favorite color, and the choice of orange just seems a good contrast. 'Only problem is that finding lighter-shade orange fabrics is kinda difficult. Overall, though, this QAL is really a blast. 'Got started kinda late in it, so those other two blocks need to be completed soon. Happy quilting to you all.

~Linking-up with Jess at: Star Light, Star Dark QAL Link Party~

12 August, 2016

Simplicity 1379A

Hey friends in blog land. 'Hoping your week is going well. Pictured above is another dress that I made for my granddaughter. This one is Simplicity 1379A, featuring piping around the side pockets and the seam between the skirt and bodice portions of the dress. The fastener is three back fabric loops and buttons. To see this pattern's difficulty rating, and a surprise photo, follow the link below my signature.

08 August, 2016

Make Modern Magazine win!

Good morning friends. Guess what: last month I joined-in the 2016 Mid Year Review that was hosted by Yvonne at: Quilting Jet Girl, and was a lucky winner of a giveaway prize. I have won 6 issues of a wonderful quilting magazine called Make Modern. The image above will re-direct you to their website. Wow! What a great prize. I do love quilting, old-style historical as well as modern style. Be sure to go visit Quilting Jet Girl, and Make Modern Magazine- you will love them both. Sending many thanks to Yvonne as well as to the ladies at Make Modern Magazine.

06 August, 2016

Farmhouse Summer Swap 2016

Good morning dear friends. Wow, summer is soon to be gone and autumn will arrive. 'Kinda lookign forward to the cooler weather here in the South. Goodness, it is so humid here. One of the wonderful events of this summer was the Farmhouse Summer Swap, hosted by Amy of: Bumblebee Lane Cottage. This year, Amy was my swap partner. Pictured above are the adorable gifts that she sent to me: a precious & prim rabbit doll, a yo-yo table mat, a wool felt birdie pin keep, and a journal featuring a very prim cross-stitched cover. I absolutely love everything, don't you? Sending so many heartfelt thanks to Amy for these goodies as well as for hosting this swap. 'Want to see what I sent to Amy? Be sure to visit her blog, and follow the link below my signature.