Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Wednesday WIP - Time to Quilt!!!

It's Works in Progress Wednesday, and I have to say, it super motivated me to finish up some quilt tops to share today.   Remember that Plume Quilt top from the other week that was actually a new Work In Progress, well it didn't stick around in the Work in Progress pile for long.   Here's the finished quilt top ;)

Oh my goodness, this was a fun quilt top to make up.  It went so fast and I just love the contrasting color play.   So fun!!!   I don't even think this one will last long in the "to be quilted" pile because I so want to finish it up.   But I told myself it has to come after a few of those quilt tops that are actual Works in Progress ;)

Like my Crossroads Quilt Along Quilt Top that I finally finished adding the borders to!!   And my, oh my, I don't know why I procrastinated those borders (like since August)  for so long, okay, maybe it had something to do with all of those tiny half square triangles ;)   But oh my, don't the borders just set of all of that lovely patchwork so perfectly!!!

EEEkkk, I am so excited to have finished this quilt top!!!  Now I just need to decide how I want to quilt it up.   That is some tiny patchwork and I really want it to shine ;)  Any ideas???

Because I don't plan to let these sit in the "to be quilted" pile for long ;)    My goal is to quilt these, along with a few other finished quilt tops (ie Summer Solstice, Fall Table Runners, and maybe even my Star Surround, which sadly got forgotten about in a closet) by the end of the year ;)   Alright, it is written down, now you can hold me to it!

So . . . What are you working on this Wednesday??  
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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day!!!

It's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day.    Let's have some fun :)

And I accidentally copied and pasted over this post.   Oops.

Anyhow, this is what was up for grabs from The Intrepid Thread and it has a winner that was announced on the next Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day post.

Seriously, it has just been one of those mornings :)
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Monday, November 14, 2016

100 Blocks - Volume 14!!!

I am so excited!!!  It's time for another 100 Blocks Blog Hop!!!  Volume 14 of 100 Blocks Magazine is hitting new stands everywhere and I am so very honored to have a block in it!!  The block is called Circle Squared and it is block #1368.  And oh my goodness, it is so much fun to put together!!

  I just love 100 Blocks magazine!!!  They are such a fantastic source of  creative goodness!!  This is the 9th time I have had a block in 100 Blocks and I never cease to be amazed but all of the incredible blocks ;)  And I had to squeal a little when the magazine arrived in the mail and I found my name on the cover!!!  What an honor ;)

I made the original block in Grunge Basics for Moda.  You all know how I just love Grunge!!! And how cool does it look in a full quilt layout.  I just love the fantastic geometric goodness of this block.    Ya, I have added it to my list to make.  

But now my only problem is, I don't know what version to make.  I started playing around with the colors and how fun would it be to make it in a two color version.   It just adds such a cool 3-d effect to it, especially in the grays and blacks.  

And then I thought, I need to do some more scrap busting as my scrap drawers continue to overflow.  So maybe a little low volume sashing added and then some super fun ombre scrappy blocks.   Eeekk, I think I might just have to make this rainbow play version.  

What ever version I decide on, it's going to be so much fun!!!   It really is just a super fun block to put together and whips up pretty fast.   I hope you want to make up your own version as well, and if you do, be sure and share it with me.  Maybe it will help me decide which version to make ;)

And that's all of the Circle Squared Block . . . But don't go away yet!!  One lucky Happy Quilting reader will be getting the all the amazing block patterns in their own copy of Volume 14 of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks!!!!

To enter is easy!!  All Entries are welcome, including International Entries.  Please just be sure to leave an email address if you are a no-reply blogger ;)  One Entry per person please and I will announce a winner on Friday, Nov 18th ;)

ENTRY - Simply leave a comment that tells me your favorite version of the Circle Squared Block . . . Original, 2 Color, or Scrappy Rainbow.  (you can help me decide which one to make ;)

And be sure to pop on over to the Quilty Pleasures Blog for lots more 100 Blocks Posts, Eye Candy, and of course, awesome Giveaways!!!

GIVEAWAY CLOSED - The winner is #119 - Amy, Congrats!!!!
Thanks for Stopping In, Good Luck, and Have a Happy Quilting Day!!!

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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Aurifil Buzz!!!

There was a fun announcement at the Aurifil Buzz blog this morning!!  The new 2017 Designer of the Month program was announced and guess who gets to be one of the 2017 designers!!!  EEEkkkk, so, so, so excited!!!!!  I am just thrilled and incredibly grateful to be part of such an amazing team of designers.    And I am super happy because this year has an extra fun twist as all of the blocks are going to be done in the color wheel.  Yippee!!!  I love rainbow quilts, and I bet you will never guess what color block I will be doing :)

You can find out lots more details from Pat Sloan, the host of the Designer of the Month program, over at the Aurifil Buzz Blog ;)    And I do hope you plan to quilt along.  It is going to be oh so much fun!!!

Eeekk,  I can't wait for March now!!

Happy Quilting!!!

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Saturday, November 12, 2016

Splendid Sampler Saturday!

It's Saturday and I am so happy to be ready to caught up and sharing the latest two blocks of the Splendid Sampler!!!   So lets get right to it.

First up, is the Prism block designed by Sara Lawson.  This was another one of those nice fast ones that serve as a great little break in between some of the more complex blocks.  I really had fun playing with lots of orange little bits for this block.  And now I want to make a whole rainbow of them improv. style and just see where it goes.  Wouldn't that be so fun, and a great scrap buster!!

And next up is Jersey designed by Carrie Nelson.  I really enjoyed making up this block and was super happy with the contrast of greens that really let the block design pop.   And you knew I was going to love it from the start because it was a star, right ;)   I don't think I have met a star block I didn't like making.  So fun!!!

And those are this weeks Splendid Sampler blocks.  Next Saturday I won't be able to post, because I will be doing a Trunk Show at the Nebo Modern Quilt Guild in Springville Utah!!!  So if you happen to be in the area, I would just love it if you could pop in and say hello ;)   The trunk show will be at Corn Wagon Quilt Co.  at 10:00 am Saturday November 19th ;)  

Have a Happy Quilting Day!!!
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