25 June, 2017

Rin QAL: nearly completed quilt!

Here is my nearly completed quilt for the Rin QAL. The four blocks and the borders are now sewn. This event was hosted by: Hyacinth Quilt Designs and: Meadow Mist Designs. The Rin pattern designer is: Carolyn Friedlander. How much fun it was! My first go at hand-turned appliqueing has been successful. Stay tuned to see future progress. All four blocks appliqued qualifies it for my One Monthly Goal Finish for June. What an incredible month! Here are the quilt's stats:

finished size (thus far): 39 1/2" X 48 1/2"

fabrics: 100% cottons by Waverly® Inspirations

~Linking-up with: Elm Street Quilts' One Monthly Goal Finish: June~

21 June, 2017

Yankee Diary QAL: May block

Still behind on the Yankee Diary QAL hosted by: Civil War Quilts Blog. Finally, here is my May block A Union Basket. The fabrics are all from my stash. My appliqued letters are a bit smaller than the instruction's, but thankfully still readable. This QAL is educational and fun. If possible, why not join in on it? The Summer solstice for the Northern Hemisphere has also arrived. It's good to be looking forward to warmer days.

Sending happiest birthday wishes to my adorable granddaughter, Macey

16 June, 2017

Rin QAL: starting another block

Slowly but surely advancing on the Rin QAL hosted by: Hyacinth Quilt Designs and: Meadow Mist Designs. Pattern designer: Carolyn Friedlander. I have decided to work towards completing all four of the hand-turned appliqued blocks, instead of just one at a time. Learning patience, my Word for 2017, lol. Stay tuned to see more progress on this quilt. Hoping to start block number four very soon.

13 June, 2017

Constellations QAL: June block

The half way mark has been reached on the Constellations QAL at: The Academic Quilter. The RSC color for June is yellow, so this Georgetown Circle star block features yellow. I will be sewing this block in its row soon. Looking forward to seeing the future blocks in this fun QAL.

10 June, 2017

Hands 2 Help prizes!

Hello all. Look at all of the wonderful prizes that I received for participating in the: 2017 Hands 2 Help charity quilt challenge! Wow, all are so useful and nice. The quilt journal from: DaySpring Cards, Inc.is something that has been much wanted. Now no more drawing on scrap paper, lol. Those grid lines will be so nice. The BasiX X-Blocks® templates will be helpful as well. There is also a mini charm pack of the adorable Early Bird collection by Katie Spain for: Moda Fabrics. Thank you to Sarah and all of the sponsors. 'Just realized that last year, I somehow never posted those prizes. To see them, follow the link below my signature.

06 June, 2017

Dream Machine Challenge!

Hello friends. Yes, here it is again. 'Absolutely love this Sewing Machine applique pattern designed by Pat Sloan. This Challenge is to create the machine in your own fancy colors and fabrics. What would be your own idea of the perfect sewing machine? So, here is mine.

I decided to display my quilt in a quilter's hoop. Do you remember some years ago when this type of hoop art was so popular? My Dream Machine is black, with computerized LED window. Notice the medallion has my initial "D" inside of it. Added a green polka dot ruffle for decoration. You knew this would include some green, right? Lol. Added a drawer to the table to look like my own sewing table, and a quilt block under the needle. A little blue bird holds the thread end. This little quilt measures 24" diameter including the ruffle, and expresses me so well. Be sure to visit the link party to see many more creative takes on two of Pat's Sewing Machine patterns. To see a close-up of my Dream Machine, follow the link below my signature.

~Linking-up with: Pat Sloan's Create Your Own Dream Machine Challenge~

*contest deadline: 22nd June*

03 June, 2017

Rin QAL: two blocks nearly completed!

Hello everyone. Guess what- 'almost completed two of the four blocks in the Rin QAL hosted by: Hyacinth Quilt Designs and Meadow Mist Designs. Pattern designer: Carolyn Friedlander. This is my first attempt at hand-turned applique, and so far so good. Now only two more blocks to make + top and lower borders. For the quilting, I will probably go with meandering. Have not decided on the binding yet. This QAL is so much fun. We can make many blocks or just one to qualify for the giveaway prizes at the end of the event. To finish appliqueing these two blocks + another two blocks for the quilt top will be my One Monthly Goal for June.

~Linking-up with: Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal: June~