Monday, August 29, 2016

My 57 Splendid Sampler blocks

Are you sewing along with the Splendid Sampler?  That pile of quilt blocks above just makes me so (sew?) happy.  Two blocks are released each week - some are traditionally pieced, many are not.  The variety keeps it interesting.

Given the two block a week pace, it wasn't really a surprise I fell a tad behind once family travel pulled me away from my sewing space.    I sent myself a goal in August to get myself caught up.

Block 57 was released Sunday and was (thankfully) an easy one.  As a result - for this instant in time anyway - I am caught up!

Blocks 1 through 20

splendid sampler

Blocks 21 through 40

Splendid Sampler

Blocks 41 through 57

Splendid Sampler

Getting caught up with my Splendid Sampler blocks was my OMG goal for August.  I'll be linking up here at Red Letter Quilts.

I'll be linking my blocksl with Sew Cute Tuesdays, , Freemotion by the River,   WIP Wednesday's,  Let's Bee SocialMidweek Makers.  Fabric Frenzy FridayFinish it Up Friday and Finished or Not Friday.


Have a wonderful day! Patty

Friday, August 26, 2016

Playing with Color and Scale

I had some fun building some square in square blocks in support of a charity quilt with my local MQG.

We started with this bundle of fabric and told to use it all up!

I've made some good progress and really enjoyed free wheeling the blocks together.  Absolutely no rules on sizes to be made.  (A very brave person is going to assemble this all together!)

Haven't used much of the yellow, pink or white yet so time to mix those up!

Have a wonderful day! Patty

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Bag It Sneak Peak - Drawstring Backpack

Summer is (sadly) drawing to an end and I'm going to miss the opportunity for my daily morning laps at the pool.

Earlier this summer I made myself a simple drawstring backpack for carrying my goggles, sweatshirt and hat to the pool each morning.  A simple backpack with a twist.

The twist is the hidden pocket that you can see at the bottom of the photo above.  I tuck my phone in that pocket and keeps it nice and safe.

Here's a view of the hidden pocket during construction.

A tutorial for the drawstring backpack will be featured during the Elm Street Quilts Bag It event - complete with grommet installation!

What is Elm Street Quilts Bag It?

This blog event will kick off Monday September 12 with a week long introduction to all the fabulous sponsors.

Then, the tutorial begin - weeks and weeks of new tutorials of all different kind of bags.

The best part?

Making a bag during the event - from my tutorial, some else's tutorial or from a pattern etc - earns you participant entries towards the giveaways.

If you needed incentive to get some handmade holiday gifts made, this is it!

You can read more about the overall event on the information page.

I'd love your help in building a listing of great bag tutorials.

Link up your bag tutorial from your blog - doesn't matter when the blog post went live as long as it contains a link to this tutorial page so people can find other bag tutorials.

New tutorials shared in a blog post September 1 through November 15 which contain a reference to Elm Street Quilts Bag It linky party, will earn you an entry into the overall entry bucket.

And I'll be searching for featured bloggers during Bag It from all those who enter a tutorial into the linky.

I love my new bag and can't wait to share the tutorial for this bag and a whole bunch more!!

I'll be linking my finish with Fabric Frenzy FridayFinish it Up FridayFinished or Not FridaySew Cute Tuesdays, , Freemotion by the River,   WIP Wednesday's,  Let's Bee Social,  and Midweek Makers.   

Have a wonderful day! Patty