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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

It All Adds Up Quilt-A-Long #4

Here are my latest PLUS blocks for the APQ quilt along

Mostly pinks this time, with a few purples. Another 27 blocks, added to the 72 I have already made, putting me at 97 blocks made so far, out of a few minutes sewing here and there, all from my scrap bins.

Linking up with Blossom Heart Quilts Sew Cute Tuesday
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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Sunday Stash #5 - Placemats

I'm one for quick projects, and what could be faster than a placemat panel.  I picked up these two fabrics late December hoping to make some holiday gifts.  I just found the bag I had put away so I wouldn't lose it!

A set that would make a lovely fall place setting. A got 12 of these, thinking a set of 4 would make a nice gift.

And I just love these amaryllis plants that bloom in the December season. A set of 4 would be a lovely table setting for the winter months. Just batting, backing, some quilting, and then the binding, and voila, a quilted placemat.

Linking up with Sunday Stash at Molli Sparkles

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Thursday, April 14, 2016

It All Adds Up Quilt A Long #3

I continue to rummage through my scraps looking for pinks and purples to make my scrappy plus blocks.  I've found many more scraps than I ever thought I had laying around, and most of the scrappy piles had a few pinks and purples I could use.

Here is my next batch of blocks I have made:

Mostly purples, but I managed to find a few pinks.  I am really enjoying making these, and finding all these wonderful fabric scraps to use up.

Linking up with Sew Cute Tuesday at Blossom Heart Quilts

Also linking up with Let's Bee Social #120

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Sunday, April 10, 2016

Slow Sunday Stitching #4

Here are a couple of more hexagon flowers.  The larger are 1" and the smaller are 1/2".

I like how the colors play with the shape.

Linking up with Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Sitching. It's important to take time to enjoy the quilting journey.

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Sunday Stash #4 - Oval Pink Kona

I don't often run across something I just gotta have for my stash, but this hot pink Kona cotton with the oval weave caught my eye.

And not being shy, figuring I'd never find this again, I decided to splurge on 4 yards!  It was on the markdown rack, next to a teal version.  The teal didn't grab me like this pink did. Normally solids can be a bit hum drum, but add this texture to the hot pink and it became "Wow!"  

It really glistens in the light.  Just a bit will add that special sparkle to a quilt and I want to make a pile of  sparkly quilts with this fabric.

Linking up with Molli Sparkles Sunday Stash

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Slow Sunday Stitching #3

It has been a productive week for my hand stitching this past week.  I had some idle moments waiting for events to start after I was seated, and by having a zip lock bag with my hexis and clover clip I was able to complete an additional three hexagon flowers!

On the left is a 1/2" hexagon blue flower - it is 2 5/8" across.  The two right flowers are made with 7/16" hexis, which is 2 5/16" across, almost 3/8" difference in size.

Considering I used to consider "hand" sewing a four letter word, and started with 2" hexis, that I am now able to work smaller I consider a big accomplishment.  And I am able to use charm squares and scraps as my fabric supply to created my future hand stitched garden.  A slow journey for sure, but one worth the wait.

Linking up with Slow Sunday Stitching at Kathy's Quilts.  Why not check out what other slow Sunday Stitchers are up to?

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Saturday, April 2, 2016

The Modern HST Sampler - Q1 Finishes

I have joined the Modern HST Sampler, which is 2 HST blocks a month, so for the first three months of 2016, there are 6 blocks.

Modern HST Sampler QAL

Block #1 – Candy Block #2 – Ninja Block #3 – Lantern:

Block #4 – Stepping Stones Block #5 – Mountain Block #6 – Formation :

And here are my 6 blocks. Click to see everyone's finishes for the quarter.

I used some scraps from my Japanese Taupes to make these. A good way to use up scraps and make a quilt top. In between sewing these blocks, I was using my Plus blocks as leaders and enders to continue chain piecing. I'll have a posting soon of my latest blocks for that scrap quilt.