23 January, 2021

Project Quilting Season 12: Challenge 2

This is a free tutorial designed by: Sarah Ashford for The Polka Dot Chair. It is titled Postage Stamp Quilted Pillow, and features fussy cut "stamps", making it a perfect project for this Fussy Cut Challenge. You know how when you see a tutorial and know immediately that it is a must-do? That is what this was for me. My pillow finished at approx. 14 1/2" square, with machine walking foot vertical quilting. 'Love the back design, with part blue and a splash of yellow. Be sure to visit and see all of the awesome fussy cut projects. Happy smiles to you all.

~Project Quilting Season 12: Challenge 2 Link Party~

22 January, 2021

Hearts on Fire: my project

Welcome to the last day of the Hearts on Fire Blog Hop! 'Hope you have been visiting and enjoying all of the creative projects. Since the heart could not be red, I chose my favorite color: green. This tote is a pattern that I just made-up. It features a reverse appliqued strip-pieced heart on the front. It is 2 1/2" deep inside. The tote measures 14" SQ, and has a concealed inside zipper. This way, a fastener does not interfere with the heart design. The shoulder strap makes the tote easily carried. The entire tote has a heavy weight fusible interfacing. Many thanks to Carol of: Just Let Me Quilt for hosting yet another awesome blog hop. Be sure to visit and comment on every project. Have a smile-filled happy day!

*Visit these other bloggers in the Hearts on Fire Blog Hop*

January 18: Creatin' in the Sticks, Life in the Scrapatch, Freckled Fox, All Thingz Sewn, Den Syende Himmel, That Fabric Feeling

January 19: MooseStashQuilting, Websterquilt, Words & Stitches, Vroomans Quilts, Quilt Schmilt, Cynthia's Creating Ark, Songbird Designs

January 20: Selina Quilts, Stitchin At Home, Samelia's Mum, Just Sew Quilter, Scrapdash, Karrin’s Crazy World, The Darling Dogwood

January 21: Quilt Fabrication, Ms P Designs USA, Beaquilter, Becky’s Adventures in Quilting and Travel, Ridge Top Quilt, For The Love Of Geese, Sew Many Yarns, Quilting Gail

January 22: Just Let Me Quilt, Karen's Korner, Elizabeth Coughlin Designs, Quilt In A Not-Shell, Storied Quilts, Kathy's Quilts and More, and Homespun Hannah's Blog- you are already here.

*Thank you for visiting the Hearts on Fire blog hoppers!*

06 January, 2021

Project Quilting Season 12: Challenge 1

Good evening friends. It is time for: Project Quilting Season 12. This is always such a fun event. The first Challenge is to create something featuring the Pantone® Color of the Year 2021. This year, there are not one but two colors: Ultimate Gray 17-5104 and Illuminating 13-0647 ( a bright yellow). Here is my project, a little candle or mug mat that measures about 6 3/4" X 7 3/4". It is quilted in the ditches, with echoes around each wedge piece. Be sure to visit and see all of the other projects. Thank you, Kim, for hosting Project Quilting again this year.

03 January, 2021

Word of the Year: 2021

Happy New Year to you all. This year, my Word is not a new one. From 2017, I am revisiting patience. 2020 was very trying on us all, so more patience is just what I need. Learning to wait is kinda difficult for many people, but sometimes things just do not happen the exact moment we want them do, do they? Some things never actually happen at all. Learning to be patient and to accept the outcome is my goal. And to get more quilting finished. What is your Word for 2021 going to be? 'Did not finish as many quilts in 2020 as planned, only half as many as in 2019. See the total below. Blessings.
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♥ GRAND TOTAL: Completed WIP/UFO quilts in 2020: 9 ♥