Friday, August 18, 2017


100 blocks made and shared through Instagram in 100 days.

75 blocks all set together without sashing.  Yellows, grays, whites and elephants blending together.

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.

Looks perfect on my daughter's bed in her newly painted room.

(Although quilts on her bed rarely look this neat and are usually twisted around and pushed aside after she wakes in the morning.)

We took the quilt for a photo shoot at our neighborhood playground - a place she hadn't been too since she was ten.

For my quilt, I used 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.

I'll be linking up my quilt Playful with  Freemotion by the River,   WIP Wednesday's,  Let's Bee SocialMidweek Makers.  Needle and Thread Thursdays, Finish it Up Friday and Finished or Not Friday.

Have a wonderful day! Patty

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

My Summer Vacation

Outer Banks Beach

I spent last week with my family on our annual beach vacation.  My son came home to join us so it was the five of us in a beautiful home with the beach right outside our window.

Pier in Duck, NC

There was more rain than I would have liked but still plenty of time to enjoy the beach and enjoy the family time.

I brought my new travel sewing machine along with me and three projects all prepped and ready to go.  Each year, I try to finish a quilt top while at the beach so I can grab some location photos.

This year, I spent all my time on the blocks for the first project.  Nothing got assembled but I did enjoy the process of making lots and lots of geese.  (There are a lot of them.)

Flying Geese

I decided to paper piece these geese pairs because I was striving for perfect points.  Did this happen?  Some of the time it did but not all of the time and I'm fine with that.  I'm using my favorite American Brand Solids for this quilt.

lighthouse staircase

I also focused some of my time on trying to capture some unique photos.  It was great fun.  Because of a recent photography class, I can take photos with my DSLR in manual mode.  (Go me!)

I also essentially took a social media and all things internet vacation.   I had blog posts written ahead of time and only logged into Instagram to post the block for the #100Day100Block2017 challenge.   It was wonderful!

Now I'm back home and happy to have had such a wonderful time.

Have a wonderful day! Patty

Monday, August 14, 2017

100 blocks, 100 Days

Drum roll...........finally able to share block 100

and the rest of the last ten blocks - 91 through 100.

I enjoyed this QAL much more than I had expected to.  These blocks were unique and it was nice to use fabrics which weren't my usual color choices.  Doing different things is a really good thing.

My daughter has claimed this quilt for her newly painted room.  75 of her favorite blocks are now joined together in a quilt.  I'll share that finish later this week.

Here are all 100 (it is hard to get a good photo of all of the blocks!)

And just because it is fun to share - here they all are one last time in groups of 20.

Blocks 1 to 20

blocks 21 through 40 -

Blocks 41 through 60

Blocks 61 through 80

Blocks 81 through 100

Have a wonderful day! Patty