Monday, May 22, 2017

Stitching away

Sometimes the best kind of project is one that can be finished quickly.

Some fun stitching and framed with scraps from a Kate Spain line from many years ago.

Add some straight line quilting and I have a cute mini!  (Colors in picture below are truer.)

I just love this little bird.  Now this was supposed to be a gift but maybe it will find its way onto the wall in my studio.

You can find the pattern from Aurifil on this post.

Have a wonderful day! Patty

Friday, May 19, 2017

My Rin Block

Cheryl and Cindy have kicked off a new QAL to make Carolyn Friedlander's Rin pattern.

I have really been enjoying needle-turned applique since being introduced to the technique at a guild meeting.

It took me awhile (and several practice attempts) to get the fabric folded properly to begin auditioning templates for my block.

Once cut out, I pin basted and then thread basted. I've taken Carolyn's needle-turned applique class on Creative Bug and am following her technique of basting 1/4'' from the edge.

I am going to start to applique around the easy outer edges of each circle first before tackling the bumps.  (Not sure what to call them!)

I don't know if I'll make one block or a whole quilts worth but I will be using fabric from Moda Desert Bloom line by Sherri from A Quilting Life.

Have a wonderful day! Patty

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

100 Days 100 Blocks - the first 10

Have you joined into the Instagram QAL to make 100 blocks in 100 days?

Angie runs great high energy QALs.  For this one, the challenge in keeping organized and remembering to IG a specific block on a specific day for 100 days.  (Block 100 is on August 14!) 

My plan is to make the blocks in batches and tack a number to each block with a binding clip.  Fingers crossed that I can make this work!

Here are blocks 1 through 10.  Had some opportunity for fussy cutting and just loving those little elephants.

For my project, I am using this FQ bundle of Pastel Pop by Michael Miller which was sitting in my stash. 

Read more about the QAL here and follow along on Instagram with #100Days100Blocks2017.  You can find the 100 Modern Quilt Blocks book on Amazon.
Photo credit to Angie

Have a wonderful day! Patty