31 May, 2017

Exploding Stars quilt top completed!

Good morning to all. Finally, pictured here, is my completed quilt top Exploding Stars. This pattern is from the Stunning Stars QAL that Sarah hosted at: Confessions of a Fabric Addict: Exploding Stars back in February. Thank you Sarah for this awesome pattern. It is now 64" square, and is sewn of 100% cotton fabrics from my stash. The background is a medium grey. This project is also my entry for the Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal Finish for May. Be sure to visit both blogs for some wonderful quilts and quilting tips. See all of the One Monthly Goal finishes for May at the link party. Prim blessings.

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

27 May, 2017

Pantone® Quilt Challenge 2017

This is my entry in the No Hats In The House Pantone® Quilt Challenge 2017. The color for 2017 is greenery, and this pattern suits that perfectly. It is called Canvas, designed by: Leanne at She Can Quilt.ca. Gotta love a challenge that features my favorite color. Please stop by the link party to see all of the quilts, and to *vote for your favorite on the 29th May thru 02nd June*

quilt title: Green Squared.

dimensions: small 24"X24" version.

fabrics: from my scrap bin, and the batting is Warm N' Natural©.

stitching: machine-stitched with cross hatching in center green fabrics, and swirls on borders.

~Linking-up with: Pantone® Quilt Challenge 2017~

25 May, 2017

Civil War Quilts' Yankee Diary QAL: April block

'Talk about being late, lol. Here is my April block for the Yankee Diary QAL at: Civil War Quilts Blog. This block is titled Right Makes Might. The star is machine-appliqued to the navy ground. That nice red striped fabric is from the Sturbridge Village Harvest collection by Judie Rothermel. Have been a bit under the weather, so not getting too much sewing/quilting done lately. Are you quilting any this week? Prim blessings.

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

21 May, 2017

Hands 2 Help Challenge 2017: completed quilt!

Good (rainy) morning to all. Pictured above is my finished quilt for the 2017 Hands 2 Help Challenge. This charity quilt measures 50"X52", and has Warm N'Natural© batting. The fabrics are all 100% cottons. The stitch-in-the-ditch and meandering quilting is all done on machine. This quilt will be going to: Em's Scrapbag- Happy Chemo. It is always a pleasure to quilt for this yearly event. Be sure to visit the link party link below to see many more Hands 2 Help 2017 quilts. To see the back of my quilt, follow the link below my signature.

~Linking-up with: Hands 2 Help Challenge 2017 final link party~

17 May, 2017

Rin QAL: fabric choices

Good morning friends. Beginning today, there is a Rin QAL happening over at: Hyacinth Quilt Designs and Meadow Mist Designs. It uses the Rin pattern designed by:Carolyn Friedlander, which is a modern applique pattern that uses hand-turned appliqueing. Pictured above are my fabric choices. They are Waverly® Inspirations. 'A bit worried how my hand-turned work will look, but all ready to give it a go, lol. There will be some prizes as well. If you have some time, this QAL is going to be a lot of fun + educational. It will last for two months. Prim quilting blessings.

The Splendid Sampler™ QAL: first challenge winner!

Wow, recently I participated in a QAL at: The Splendid Sampler, hosted by Pat Sloan. I made a 30-block small quilt top. There were a total of 100 blocks + some extra blocks available to sew. For the first challenge, I made a pin cushion of one of the blocks, and won the wonderful book pictured above. How cool is that? Thank you so much, Pat. To see the pin cushion that I made, follow the link below my signature.

15 May, 2017

Constellations QAL: May block

Hey there friends. The May color for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge is green, my favorite color. The Constellations QAL is following that color scheme. Pictured above is my May block, with the April [multi-color] blocks sewn to the sides. May's block is quite easily constructed, and has no official name. 'Always eagerly awaiting to see what the next month's color is going to be. Have you been working on any QALs?

10 May, 2017

Improv Play prize!

Recently I participated in the Improv Play QAL over at: Elm Street Quilts Blog, and am a lucky winner of a gorgeous Aurifil© thread pack called Simplify by Camille Roskelley. Thank you so much to Patty from Elm Street Quilts Blog, and to Aurifil© for this fun event. To see the threads, follow the link below my signature.

08 May, 2017

Hands 2 Help Challenge 2017: more progress

Here we are again with my quilt for the Hands 2 Help 2017 Challenge. 'Nearly finished with this quilt. All it lacks is the rest of the binding sewn. Be sure to check-out the link party (link below) to see many quilts for this worthy event. Prim quilting blessings.

~Linking-up with: Hands 2 Help Challenge 2017 progress link party~

~Linking-up with: Kat & Cat Quilts Sew Some Love Link Party~

05 May, 2017

One Monthly Goal: Exploding Stars

My One Monthly Goal for May is to finish this quilt top (or at least all of the blocks) from the Stunning Stars QAL, which was hosted by Sarah of: Confessions of a Fabric Addict back in February. This pattern is called Exploding Stars, and it immediately was added to my "must-do" list. 'Still got to finish the blocks + sew them into a quilt top. This will be my third all-solid-color-fabrics quilt. Prim quilting blessings to you all.

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

03 May, 2017

Improv Play completed quilt!

Finally, my Improv Play quilt is completed. This was an eight week QAL hosted by Elm Street Quilts Blog. This was my first attempt at letting go of symmetry and sewing improv-style. Very challenging, but also very fun and educational. The completed quilt is 36"X40", and is machine-stitched with allover meandering. The batting is Warm N' Natural©. Be sure to visit Elm Street Quilts Blog to see the Parade of completed Improv Play quilts. They are all very creative and beautiful.

Here is the backing of my Improv Play quilt. It is pieced with the QAL's last prompt, word/text. I chose the word Play. This quilt is the perfect size to cuddle with while watching TV. In addition, I won a prize from Elm Street Quilts! Thank you so much Patty! Prim quilting blessings to all.

~Linking-up with: Elm Street Quilts Improv Play Parade~

01 May, 2017

Kelsey's sailor dress

Here is Kelsey, wearing her navy and white sailor-inspired dress. The navy skirt portion is dropped and pleated. Her sleeveless bodice portion features navy anchors on a white ground. All she needs now is a large white straw hat! 'Couldn't find one to fit her though. Kelsey looks all ready to attend the horse racing track, doesn't she?

~Linking-up with: Diane at Lavender Dreams' Wednesday Wee Ones~