Monday, June 1, 2020

One Monthly Goal June Link-up

Welcome to June!  There were 94 people who joined the link up last month - let's see what this month brings.



New to One Monthly Goal?  Welcome!  To join, share a photo of your project, some words about what you want to accomplish in a blog post, an Instagram post (tutorial) or a post on Flickr and add that photo to the link-up.  Return at the end of the month and share your results.  You can read about the event and the rules on the main event page.

We have wonderful sponsors this month - three (3) winners will be randomly chosen from those that link up in both the goal and the finish event! 



Fat Quarter Shop offers a tremendous selection of fabric, notions, books and just about anything you will need for your project. Consider their Sew Sampler box to receive a monthly surprise delivery of fabric and fun.  Fat Quarter Shop is offering a $25 gift certificate to one lucky participant.

Make Modern is a digital magazine launched by a collaboration of quilters based in Australia. Their magazine is filled with modern quilt designs and a wonderful source of inspiration. Make Modern is offering a 6 month subscription to one lucky participant.



Therm O Web offers one of the most trusted, innovative and complete lines of adhesives for both the sewing and paper crafting markets, as well as a full line of interfacings and stabilizers for sewing, quilting, embroidery and crafts.  Therm O Web is offering a collection of HeatnBond® products including EZ print Featherlite sheets and  PeelnStick ruler tape.   (This prize can only be shipped to US addresses.)

My goal for June is to quilt my pineapple block quilt.


Make sure you visit the One Monthly Goal event page for the specific requirements for links and social tags.  Your blog post (or Flickr post) must contain a photo of your project, a clearly stated goal and a link back to Elm Street Quilts.  Your Instagram post must include a photo of your project, a clearly stated goal and the tag #onemonthlygoal.  (Entries which don't contain the required information may be disqualified.)

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.   (The One Monthly Goal accomplishment linkup will be available on June 24.)

Make sure you add a link to this OMG post so others can find the OMG link-up from your blog.  Let's make that easy -  just paste this into your post: 
 







You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
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Thanks for linking up!

Have a wonderful day! Patty

Friday, May 29, 2020

100 Day Project - 50+ Days Done

I'm at the halfway point for my 100 Day Project - a controlled improv hand quilted whole cloth quilt!  (I officially started on April 7 but you can start your own 100 days of creativity anytime you want.)


This project is impossible to get a good photo of! 


The texture feels amazing and I enjoy running my hands over the piece.

I am a little concerned with the bumps and puckers you can see.  Some of this is just wrinkles as I handle the quilt sandwich every day - it is linen afterall.  They should go away once the quilt is blocked. 

Some of them though may be because the thread is being pulled too tight? 

This next picture gives you an idea what it looks like at the halfway done point!


Just a few basic rules to guide my 100 day journey.

Rule 1: The pattern each day is chosen for me by a roll of the dice - each possible combination from 2 through 11 has a assigned pattern.  A lucky roll of double sixes give me free choice!  My only other rule is I can't quilt the same design 2 days in a row.



Rule 2: The 'block' I'm quilting needs to connect to a previously quilted area in my basket weave like grid.  Each rectangle is 1 1/2 '' x 3''.  To get started, I sewed a 1 1/2'' grid over the linen fabric to frame out the daily areas to quilt.


Rule 3: Enjoy it and don't sweat the details.

Have a wonderful day! Patty

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Book Club - Elizabeth Link-up

Welcome to the week 9 link-up for Book Club - A Hand Pieced QAL.  We are so excited to see what you have made!  Read more about Elizabeth and the book behind the block.



This link-up will be open for two weeks - until June 11 (4 am ET/1 am PT).  You are welcome to share any and all of the blocks you completed this week.  When this link-up closes, a new one will open (magic!) so please don't worry if you fall behind.

This week’s sponsor is Quilters Dream!


One lucky winner will receive a Quilters Dream 100% cotton, queen size batting.















Quilters Dream Batting uses the finest fibers and state of the art manufacturing to bring you quilt batting of unsurpassed quality and consistency.  They use the softest silkiest high-quality fibers so that your quilt will resist shrinkage and stay soft yet strong and wonderfully drapeable.  Each batt is hand cut and carefully inspected.  Made with pride in the USA.

Photos can be shared from a blog, Flickr, or Pinterest and much include a  link to Elm Street Quilts or Simple Handmade Everyday.  Photos can also be shared via a public Instagram and must contain the tag #handpiecedqal and/or #bookclubqal 

Don't have a way to share?  You can also email them to handpiecedqal at gmail dot com.  Need instructions on how to link-up?  See the tutorial!


Blocks shared must follow the guidelines below to be eligible to win a prize.


We hope you take a few minutes to visit others and make new friends!

Please note - sharing a photo in the link-up gives Elm Street Quilts and Simple Handmade Everyday permission to feature a photo of your block on their sites.  Full attribution will be given.



You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter


Guidelines:

  • Blocks must be entirely hand-pieced.  
  • Block must visually match a block to the Book Club - A Hand Pieced QAL pattern.    Blocks can be made a different size.
  • Finished blocks can be shared in any link-up but can only be shared once.  Duplicates will be disqualified.
  • Multiple blocks created by one quilter may be shared in the same link-up.
  • Winners will be chosen randomly and notified via email.  Winners have 72 hours to claim their prize - if we don't hear back, we will draw another name.  Once winners have claimed their prize, this post will be updated with the winner's name.



For more information on the QAL including catching up with any tutorials you've missed, please visit the main event page - Book Club - Hand Pieced QAL.   

You can also join our Hand Pieced Quilt Along Facebook Group and / or subscribe to our newsletter so you'll be among the first to know about new block tutorials.


Haven't yet purchased the pattern?  Get your copy here!

Have a wonderful day! Patty