Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Numbers - Bloggers Quilt Festival

 Amy is back with this year's Blogger's Quilt Festival.

Every year Amy hosts a wonderful link-up where quilters can link-up two of their favorite quilts in a virtual quilt show.  It is so much fun to see what everyone is doing and visit new blogs.

My first entry is my quilt Playful which I posted about yesterday.

Today, I wanted to share my wall-hanging quilt called Numbers.




The quilt is a Fibonacci quilt.  The dimensions of the blocks are part of the Fibonacci series (1, 1, 2, 3, 5 ...).    For the quilting, each block is quilted differently in matching thread.  The number of quilting lines crossing the block also maps to a number in the series.

The quilt finishes at 40'' square and the fabrics are all American Made Brand solids. 


My son is a math and computer geek and this quilt was perfect for him.  It hangs on his apartment wall and I get to see it each weekend when we Skype.

If you a new visitor to my blog, welcome!  I hope you'll stick around a bit and visit.  I've some fun things going on right now.

One Monthly Goal is a monthly link-up party where you declare you sewing goal for the month. This could be to create a few blocks, add on a binding - whatever it takes to make progress on your sewing projects.  You can read more about it here - come link up in October!

The 3rd annual Elm Street Quilts Bag It event just began. There will be 3 months of fun including tutorials and designers spotlights on various bags to encourage handmade for the holidays.  

Making a bag - any bag, doesn't have to be from my tutorials - earns you entries to win some absolutely fabulous prizes from sponsors.  Don't miss this event - help me spread the word - tell your friends!

Thanks for stopping by!

Have a wonderful day! Patty

Monday, September 18, 2017

Playful - Bloggers Quilt Festival

Amy is back with this year's Blogger's Quilt Festival.

Every year Amy hosts a wonderful link-up where quilters can link-up two of their favorite quilts in a virtual quilt show.  It is so much fun to see what everyone is doing and visit new blogs.

My first entry is my quilt Playful which I finished recently.

The quilt used 75 of the 100 blocks I made as part of this years #100Days100Blocks2017 Instagram based challenge.



When I started making the blocks, I had no plan in mind for the quilt.  But my daughter saw otherwise.  She spent time this summer painting her room a pretty shade of gray.  So she claimed the quilt when there were only a few blocks sewn.  She regularly (and enthusiastically) checked on my progress in pulling the quilt together.  She hoped to get the quilt on her bed before she had to head back to college for her sophomore year.  I got it done with about a week to spare.

We took it to our local playground for the photo shoot.



Asymmetrically framed with a slate gray solid and backed with flannel.  Stitched with organic wavy lines.  The binding is slate gray except for a 18'' section (upper right) which is bound in scraps of yellow.

The solids were American Made Brand solids is several shades of gray.  The blocks themselves were from a FQ bundle of Pastel Pop by Michael Miller.  I had fun using yellow - not a color I sew with very often.  Some of the blocks have really sweet elephants in them.


The remaining 25 blocks will very likely end up as a pillow(s).

If you a new visitor to my blog, welcome!  I hope you'll stick around a bit and visit.  I've some fun things going on right now.

One Monthly Goal is a monthly link-up party where you declare you sewing goal for the month. This could be to create a few blocks, add on a binding - whatever it takes to make progress on your sewing projects.  You can read more about it here - come link up in October!

The 3rd annual Elm Street Quilts Bag It event just began. There will be 3 months of fun including tutorials and designers spotlights on various bags to encourage handmade for the holidays.  

Making a bag - any bag, doesn't have to be from my tutorials - earns you entries to win some absolutely fabulous prizes from sponsors.  Don't miss this event - help me spread the word - tell your friends!

Thanks for stopping by!

Have a wonderful day! Patty

Bag It 2017 Kickoff

Get Out of Town Duffel from byAnnie - to be featured Nov 27

Today's the day!

Bag It officially begins.

Any bags that you create and share now count as official entries in the Bag It event.  (Bags finished prior to September 18 should not be entered.)

When you are ready to share on Instagram or from your blog, link-up a photo to claim your Bag It Entry.   Photos linked from Instagram must contain the tag #elmstreetquiltsBagIt. Photos linked from a blog post must contain a link back to Elm Street Quilts.


Kismet Trinket Bag designed by Sew Sweetness, featured November 6

Want to share and enter from Facebook?  Join the Elm Street Quilts Facebook QAL group and then record your entry via the Bag It Facebook Entry Form.   (Why the form?  Winners are notified via email and the form collects your email address and makes things WAY easier for me to randomly select winners.)

You can share your bags across multiple social platforms but only claim the entry once in either the link-up or in the Facebook entry form.  Duplicate entries will be disqualified.

Project Bag designed by Elm Street Quilts - tutorial October 30

If you don't have a blog and don't use Facebook or Instagram, photos can also be sent via email to elmstreetquilts at gmail dot com.  

Tips, tutorials and featured designers posts begin on Monday, September 25.  See overall schedule and links to all tutorials on the Bag It event page.



Learn more about the prize donations from our awesome sponsors:


Visit this post to meet Fat Quarter Shop, ZipIt Zippers & OLFA. 

Visit this post to meet Aurifil, BagMaker Supply & Green Fairy Quilts.

Visit this post to meet By Annie, Fat Quarter Gypsy, Sew Demented, & Sew Sweetness


Fat Quarter Pop-up designed by Fat Quarter Gypsy, to be featured October 9











Have a wonderful day! Patty