Monday, September 24, 2018

One Monthly Goal - September Finish Link-up

Ready to link up your September finishes?
Don't panic - this link-up is open until September 30 at 11:55 pm ET.

My goal for September was to finish all the color work in my big stitch hand quilting project.   I've now just have the background outside the rings to work on!

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 Amy Ellis is offering a $25 gift certificate to her pattern store!

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. (
September 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.

Note - this post will be updated on or after October 2 with the names of the lucky winners.  
Winners will be notified by email.

Thanks for linking up!

Have a wonderful day! Patty

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Bloggers Quilt Festival - Oh My Darling

Its that time of year again - time for the Bloggers Quilt Festival at Amy's Creative Side.  (See my other entry).

It is fun to revisit quilts finished since the last festival and pick two favorites to share.  (To my regular readers, you just saw some photos of this one!  Thanks for patiently looking at them again.)

This quilt is called "Oh My Darling" - blocks created as part of Fat Quarter Shop's Clementine QAL.  I went with an alternative setting and love the way it turned out. 

The quilt was gifted to my daughter in honor of her very first apartment, shared with her friend for their junior year in college.  The goal was for it to be on their couch.  I suspect it is just as often on the floor but hopefully getting used and enjoyed!

Leftover blocks were placed on the back.  I love the way it looked but this did make the quilting process a bit more challenging!

To quilt, I did straight line quilting with my walking foot on the diagonal, leaving three gaps (roughly 5'' wide) that I filled with one continuous feather.  This is probably the third time I've quilted this way.  I really like the way it looks and the whole process.

 The quilt measures 68 x 68 ''.

"Oh, my darling... oh, my darling,...oh my darling Clementine...."

See all the beautiful quilts and enter your own at Amy's Creative Side Bloggers Quilt Festival!

I'm also linking up at a new link-up Brag about Your Beauties.

Have a wonderful day! Patty

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

A challenge quilt

Michel Miller has a challenge for this year's QuiltCon to make a quilt using these beautiful fabrics.  These are Hash Dot in Grass, Marine, Ebony plus Couton Couture in Peach.

I love quilt challenges.  Ideas spin around in my brain - many are quickly discarded, some make it to paper but not to fabric.   For this challenge, you must use at least two of the dots plus the solid and are welcome to add any other Cotton Couture solids to the quilt.

I made lots of HSTs and used my design wall to refine the design, leaving it sitting there for about a week before I sewed anything together.

The quilt top is now assembled and I'm working on the quilting plan.  For now, I'm just sharing sneak peaks!

Have a wonderful day! Patty