Tuesday, April 25, 2017

My Neighbor's Garden

I can finally share what I've been working on the past month.  I have kept it under wraps because it was intended for a quilt club challenge for the quilt show, which took place this past weekend.  The challenge was to create a quilt, any size, depicting your vision of 'spring'.

I worked on my vision, one row at a time.  As I finished a row, I let it tell me what it wanted next.  I was thrilled with how it evolved.  It finished at 60 x 70, and most special was that it won  the 1st Place ribbon and a very generous gift basket at the show.  This show is a small, local show.  It is not professionally judged, but is based on viewer's choice voting.

I hate to boast, but I'm so tickled with my first ribbon that I am sharing my joy with these lovely sites this week.  Be sure to visit them each day to see what others are sharing too.

Wednesday  -  Sew Fresh Quilts
                    -  Quilt Fabrication
Thursday  -  My Quilt Infatuation

Have a wonderful week.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Over 60's - Aqua

This 18 inch block was prepared back in February for the RSC17 monthly challenge.  As I have been knee-deep in hand stitching bindings on very large quilts,  the hand embroidery on this Over 60's block has been formenting on the hanger.

So, my OMG - One Monthly Goal for April will be hand embroidering the center design.  I have been stitching through all 3 layers to become part of the quilting too.

I am linking up with   Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal April Linkup  for my April monthly challenge.  

Be sure to visit Elm Street Quilts to see what other quilters are working on this month.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Indian Trails - a fine finish!

I am so delighted to be able to share my OMG finish for March.   Here is the original post committing  to the One Monthly Goal with Elm Street Quilts ..............


It was another huge endeavour where I spent many an afternoon quilting on this one.  I used the walking foot in some places;  then I grew into FMQ.  It might be hard to see in the photo.  I FMQ a design in all 82 black & white squares on the quilt.  I also used FMQ with a very long ruler to quilt on the outermost border and the gold separating trim.  I didnt get a photo of the back, but that has a mix of lovely black and white print fabrics.  It took a few very large pieces to get it covered.

This monster ended up  92 x 112.  The colorful arrow blocks are all scrappy strips and pieces.  It began as an RSC16 project over at SoScrappy.  DH and another very tall man needed to stand on chairs for me to get a full photo at church, and it still dragged on the floor.

This huge finish is a celebration for me so I am happily sharing this week  over at:

Monday  --  Patchwork Times
Saturday  --  Soscrappy

I'm wishing you lots of creative time.  Thanks so much for stopping by!