30 November, 2017

Constellations QAL: October & November

Still playing catch-up, lol. Here is my star block for: Constellations- QAL. The block is named Clay's Choice, and the month's color is pink. There are four 6" stars. I chose four pink batik fabrics. Quite a pretty star pattern, isn't it?

The color for November is black or other dark colors. I chose a dark brown with a green accent color. This block is named Rolling Star. It was really simple to construct. This QAL is loads of fun, and has only one more month to go (the borders). Be sure to check-out Mari's blog: Constellations QAL to read all about all of the stars and see her beautiful quilting.

28 November, 2017

Splash of Color QAL: finished quilt top

Good morning friends. Here is my finished quilt top for the Splash of Color QAL at Busy Hands Quilts. The block pattern was a bit difficult for me (kinda like a Drunkard's Path), but got it all sewn finally. The quilt pattern is Mythical Lanterns by Jen Carlton Bailly (it is available for download at http://www.robertkaufman.com/quilting/quilts_patterns/mythical_lanterns/). I chose a neutral grey and white background for the vividly colored lanterns. Looking forward to getting it all quilted and binded. Be sure to visit the link party to see many more quilt tops.

~Linking-up with: Splash of Color QAL: finished quilt tops~

26 November, 2017

Homespun Holidays Giveaway 2017


It's that time of year again: Homespun Hannah's Holidays Giveaway. For this year the gifts are: a 10 1/2" Penguin Pal (pattern by: Cindy Martin@Country-Friends.net), a 12 1/2" square table topper (pattern by Lynette Jensen in her book Thimbleberries® Big Book of Quilt Blocks), a punched tin can with a battery operated tea candle inside, and a little wood "Winter" hanging sign sprinkled with "snowflakes". Here are the giveaway rules:

* Be a follower of this blog via GFC, Google+, Linky Followers, Bloglovin', Email, or RSS.
* Have a family-friendly blog that you have posted to in the past 2 months.
* Due to shipping costs, reside in the 50 US states, the DC, or Canada.
* Comment on this post, all in just one comment, telling us how you follow and what you love the most about the holidays.

* By entering this Giveaway, you affirm that you have read, understand, and agree with this blog's: Privacy Policy/ Giveaway Rules. Please do not post this giveaway on any of the social networks. By left-clicking the post image, you can save a sidebar button for your blog. Please link it to this post. The giveaway will end at 10 PM CDT on 8th December, 2017. Winner will be chosen via Random Number Generator© and posted in the AM of 9th December 2017. I usually reply to comments, but won't on these so it will be easier to count them, lol. Prim holiday blessings.

23 November, 2017

Story fabrics: Campfire Messenger Bag

Happy Thanksgiving to you all. This is another handbag made from a pattern by: Noodlehead. It is called the Campfire Messenger, and has plenty of room for carrying everything. Those two front pleated pockets with snap fasteners caught my eye immediately. Inside are a slip pocket and a zippered pocket. On the back is another slip pocket. There is a zipper across the top opening, which was a bit challenging for me. Cute zipper pulls add to the style. The interfacing is Pellon® Decor Bond 809®. This bag's dimensions are: 9 1/2" W X 11 1/2" H X 2 1/2" D. Those luscious eclectic fabrics are from the Allegory Story collection by Carrie Bloomston for Windham Fabrics.

Notice on the inside photo, to the left, I also added a key ring leash. No more fumbling for keys, lol. Overall, this bag project was a success. I had purchased the fabrics a year ago, with a gift certificate that I had won from Carole at From My Carolina Home blog. 'Was about time the fabrics were used, right? Do you make any bags/purses?

~Linking-up with: Elm Street Quilts Bag It 2017~

17 November, 2017

Yankee Diary QAL: September and October

So far behind on everything, lol. Finally, here is the September block for the Yankee Diary QAL at: Civil War Quilts Blog. September's was Our Thoughts Are Intense.

Here is the October block, Leaves of Autumn. We made three of these blocks. Also pictured are the 39 3 1/2" squares from August. Only two more months to go now. Maybe I won't lag behind again.

15 November, 2017

Home State Pillow: AL

There is such a cute tutorial over at Kelly's My Quilt Infatuation: Home State Pillow. Since Alabama is my home state, here is the completed pillow. The state and heart are machine-stitched zig-zag and the "home" applique is raw-edge machine stitched. The front is quilted and machine-stitched with allover meandering. There is black piping trim around the edges. The fabrics are 100% cotton scraps. This pillow finishes at 18" X 18 1/2", as Alabama is kinda vertical shaped. To see the back of the pillow, follow the link below my signature.
~Linking-up with Kelly at: My Quilt Infatuation: Needle & Thread Thursday~

12 November, 2017

Magnolia Mystery QAL: through November

Finally, here are my blocks for the: Magnolia Mystery Quilt Along. This is the cutting and block piecing (some are not in the photo), catching me up through November. Hoping that my chosen colorway will look good in the completed quilt. There is not a lot of contrast between the aqua and the lime (fabrics A and B), but there is some contrast. Looking forward to the next instructions. Prim quilting blessings.

07 November, 2017

Splash of Color QAL: piecing blocks progress

Here is the progress on my Splash of Color quilt top. 'Got most of the blocks sewn into rows now. The pattern is named Mythical Lanterns by Jen Carlton Bailly (it is available for download at http://www.robertkaufman.com/quilting/quilts_patterns/mythical_lanterns/). What a fun QAL this is. It is not too late to join in. Visit the link party to see progress on other people's quilt tops. It is truly a vibrant and colorful sight. Prim quilting blessings.

~Linking-up with: Splash of Color QAL: block piecing progress~

01 November, 2017

7th Blogoversary winner!

Thank you to all who entered the 7th Blogoversary Giveaway. Looking forward to many more wonderful years of blogging. Random Number Generator© selected #1, which is:

~Barb of Barb's Heartstrokes Blog~

Congratulations to Barb. Be sure to visit and follow her craft-filled blog. Prim blessings.