Wednesday, May 25, 2022

One Monthly Goal May Finishes

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

Want to see everyone's goals for the month - check out the May goal page!

My goal for May was to turn scraps into bags.  Such a fun project - read more here.

Now it's your turn to link up!  Please 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:  

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Have a wonderful day! Patty

Friday, May 20, 2022

Oceans Away

The MQG's 2022 Make a Difference Challenge prompt is oceans and the challenge will benefit Oceana - a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and restoring the world's oceans on a global scale.  The deadline to submit a quilt is early August.

My family spends a week each summer at a NC beach and my favorite thing to do is to sit and watch and listen to the waves.

For this challenge, I considered a bunch of different ideas including a more abstract quilt but decided to focus on a sketched wave coloring book style.

I worked with a bunch of scraps and just layered bits of color on using raw edge applique until I found something I liked.

Not sure where this quilting is taking me but I'm enjoying it so far. I may just call this mini Surf's Up!

The challenge in 2021 was trees and I entered a mini Three.

Have a wonderful day! Patty

Monday, May 16, 2022

Happy Mail

I love getting happy mail!  Anything to do with quilting - be it fabric or not - counts.

The catalog of show quilts from QuiltCon 2022 arrived this week.  I had 3 quilts in the show and ended up abandoning my plans to attend somewhat at the last minute.  I viewed many of the quilts through the IG posts of others but I really wanted a souvenir of the show so I pre-ordered the catalog.  The quilts are all professional photographed.

Its filled with pages of inspiration - if you need me, I'll be doing a slow page turn through and enjoying every quilt.  (Mine are on pages 62, 114, and 132.  I got a thrill seeing my name in the index.) 

Have you heard of a zine?  It is a self-published mini-magazine (the 'zine' is pronounced the same way as the zine in the word magazine).   

My friend Frances @offkilterquilt has published her very first zine on Sustainable Quilt Making.  Frances has also authored 2 quilt fiction novels - Margaret Goes Modern and Birds in the Air (affiliate links).  Birds in the Air is the story of a new quilter who discovers quilting and friendship after moving to a new town.   Margaret Goes Modern is a collection of short stories.  I recommend both of them.  Frances has also written a number of middle grade novels - check them out!

Have a wonderful day! Patty