Monday, August 3, 2020

Flying Colors

I am very excited to share my quilt Flying Geese which is published in the October issue of American Patchwork & Quilting!


The flying geese block is my all time favorite block!

It was fun to play with Moda Ombre Bloom and Moda Bleached White fabric (affiliate link) to create a fun visual. (Moda Fabrics supplied the fabric.)  The center geese block was cut from the center of the ombre fabric and each subsequent block was cut from lighter and lighter parts of the ombre transition.  

I used my walking foot to quilt diagonal lines running across the quilt to add to the movement.  Since this quilt was for a publish (and not to be thrown on my couch!), I took my time and marked each line with a hera marker before sewing. (affiliate link)

Binding fabric was debated for awhile - I am very happy with the white binding, a first for me!

The October issues goes on sale August 7.  It has a great fall pumpkin quilt on the cover!


Have a wonderful day! Patty

Saturday, August 1, 2020

One Monthly Goal August Link-up

Welcome to August!  There were 87 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.

ecopeco has designed a 5 layer cutting mat made from food-safe plastic (no BPAs or PVCs).  The mat comes in several beautiful colors.  I use my mat every day - see my product review ecopeco is offering one lucky winner an ecopeco® Quetzal Blue Combo Pack (24” x 36” & 28” x 24”).  I just love my ecopeco mat and know that you will too!  (This prize can only be shipped to US addresses.)

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 August is to put a binding on my 100 day project.  The quilt is blocked and awaiting squaring up and binding decisions!

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 August 25.)

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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Have a wonderful day! Patty