Saturday, May 26, 2018

One Monthly Goal - May Finish link-up

Ready to link up your May finishes?
Don't panic - this link-up is open until May 31 at 11:55 pm ET.

My goal for the month was to complete my quilt top, get it basted and the quilting started.  The quilting is done and I'm busy attaching the binding.  I just love it - more photos when it is all finished!

Please only link up if you finished your goal and if you also participated in the May Goal Setting Link-up.

There will be three winners this month - Fat Quarter Shop is offering a $25 gift certificate, Make Modern Magazine is offering a 6 month subscription to their digital magazine and Yvonne Fuchs from Quilting Jetgirl is offering (2) pdf patterns from her shopIn addition, anyone linking up at both the goal and finish link-ups earns a point towards the second quarter bonus prize which is a fat-eight bundle of fabric from Green Fairy Quilts.

Visit the One Monthly Goal event page for the specific requirements for links and social tags. 

And remember, to be eligible for the prize(s) by random drawing you must linkup at both the goal setting and the accomplishment linkup in a given month. (
May Goal Setting Link-up.)

Make sure you add a link to this OMG post so others can follow where you are linking.   Let's make that easy -  just paste this into your post:  

Sign up to receive email notifications when the One Monthly Goal linkup is open.  Think of it as a helpful reminder!  Joining the link-up from Instagram -see the tutorial.

This post will be updated on or about June 2 with the names of the randomly chosen winners.

Thanks for linking up!

Have a wonderful day! Patty

Friday, May 25, 2018

Pineapple's Puzzle - Clementine QAL Block 5

Block 5 in Fat Quarter Shop's Clementine QAL is called Pineapple's Puzzle and I'm excited to be one of the bloggers who gets to share their blocks today.  (Click to see more about my prior blocks.)

I didn't enjoy this block as much as some of the others - I always hate to make flying geese from two HST.  These are the four 12'' blocks.  (Photos taken indoors on a very rainy day.)

And then the small version - this is probably my favorite color combination from the fabrics I am using.

One more set of blocks to make and then the quilt top is assembled.  I'm still undecided whether I will follow the overall pattern or not.

Here are all the larger blocks -

And the smaller ones -

Looks like I might want to bring in orange into the June block and pair it with one of the blue or maybe the gray fabric with clouds.  These fabrics are Moda Creekside

Fat Quarter Shop's Clementine QAL benefits St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.  Quilters are encouraged to donate $5 for each block pattern.  I really love how the FQS QALs support a different charity each year.  If you love the fabrics in the sample quilt, you can order the kit!

You can ready more about the QAL and get the latest block pattern today on the Jolly Jabber and read more about the Clementine QAL.  There is also a youtube video on the block!

I am happy to be sharing this QAL blog hop with all these other bloggers - go check them out!

*April of April Rosenthal (@amrosenthal)
Bonnie of Sunset Family Living (@sunsetfamilyliving)
Cara of That Crafty Cara (@thatcraftycara)
Carrie of Moda Cutting Table (@modafabrics)
Denise of Pieced Brain (@piecedbrain)
Elise of Elise and Emelie (@eliseandemelie)
Gina of Carpe Quiltin (@gina_tell_carpequiltin)
Heather of A Creative Pursuit (@acreativemama)
Hilary of By Hilary Jordan (@byhilaryjordan)
Jan of Cocoa Quilts (@cocoaquilts)
Jen of Heritage Threads (@heritage.threads)
Joanne of Quilts by Joanne (@turtlequilterjo)
Kairle of Kairle Oaks Handcrafted Goodness (@kairleoaks)
Kendra of Good Starter (@good_starter)
Kristen of 3 in the Nest (@threeinthenestraleigh)
Kristina of Center Street Quilts (@centerstreetquilts)
Leah of Ponderings from My Heart (@ponderingsfrommyheart)
Melanie of A Bit of Scrap Stuff (@mellierc)
Melissa of Happy Quilting (@happyquiltingmc)
Pat of Pat Sloan (@quilterpatsloan)
Pat B. of Life in the Scrapatch (@scrapatches)
Patty of Elm Street Quilts (@elmstreetquilts)
Rebecca of One Wee Bird (@oneweebird)
Sarah of 123 Quilt (@123quilt)
Seema of SSK Craft Shop (@sskcraftshop)
Sherri of A Quilting Life (@aquiltinglife)
Sondra of Out of the Blue Quilts (@sondradavison)
Stephanie of Quilt 'n Party (@quiltnparty)
Tanya of Tanya Quilts in CO (@tanyaquiltsinco)
Teresa of Aurea's Kitchen (@aureaskitchen)
Vickie of Crocheting Vixen (@crochetingvixen)

Have a wonderful day! Patty

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Encouragement - A Quilt Finish

My daughter is about to graduate from high school.   She has been so fortunate to have the same teacher (Special Education) for five years.

Ms R has encouraged my daughter, laughed with her, advocated for her and been there for her.  A special teacher needs a special quilt.

And a special label.

The prints used in this quilt are Alison Glass Sunprint 2018 - I am just in love with them.  I also used a AG print on the back and added a strip of color.

The quilting was a lot of fun.  I started with diagonal straight lines, mimicking the direction of the pattern.  The initial lines were marked with a hera marker and then I winged it.   In five places, I replaced the straight lines with some FMQ.

Much of the piecing for these blocks was done on a guild retreat and the colors made me smile every time I sewed with them.

For the binding, I went with the same Painter's Palette Gray that I used for the background except for a spot of color on the right binding.  The quilt design is my own.

Two special teachers, two finished quilts (See this post for the first one.)

I'll be linking up my finish 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