Sunday, May 21, 2017

Slow Stitching Sunday

I am sharing applique blocks on Slow Stitching Sunday.  I have started working on Stonefields blocks.  I am using reproduction fabrics so my blocks will not be as light and pastel as many quilters have done.

First up are four pieced star blocks.

Some block patterns are for a single use.  Others are in two's.

This is one of the single use designs.

I am enjoying playing with the repro fabrics for this project.

I want to share a picture of a small quilt that was gifted to me by a quilting friend in Spain.  I love the red and white fabrics.

I am linking to Kathy's "Slow Stitching Sunday" links.  Pay her blog a visit to see what others are working on.  Click here.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

ABC Sampler Close To the End

The bottom section of the "ABC Sampler" is done.

The new additions are the flying geese, the three chickens, the heart and the embroidered numbers.

This is the left side of the bottom rows.

This is the right side of the bottom rows.

For lack of a better location for picture taking this evening, I used the kitchen floor.  This is a picture of all of the quilt top that I have done.  I still need to make the top border.

I am enjoying the process!  Lori has her quilt pictures posted also.  Here is the link.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Fall Festival Update

Our internet and cable was down most of the day so I am a bit late posting my "Fall Festival" update.  This past month, we had a large section of the quilt to make.  We had company for two weeks, so I did not take time to do the stitching until a few days ago.  I thought it would go faster than it did.  I finished late yesterday evening.

And a close-up of the jack-o-lantern.  The best part of the block.

Visit Lori's blog to see the link-ups for some of the other participants.  Click here.

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Spring Sampler

I have a wall hanging top done (not quilted).  I used a pattern by Sue Spargo from the book "Seasonings" by Jan Patek and Sue Spargo.  There are three more wall hanging patterns for the other seasons.  I would like to make at least two of them.  I have fabric pulled for the winter wall hanging but have other projects that need attention before I could work on it.

I have added an edit to my previous post to give you the answers to the song challenge wall hangings.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Song Challenge

Quite a few years ago, I participated in a Song Challenge with a quilt guild.  A very fun challenge.  The idea was to create a wall hanging that represented a song title and then the members would have a chance to compete to guess the names of the songs.  My quilt ended up with a friend as it was not one I wanted to keep.  We have since moved many, many miles apart but she recently reminded me that she still has the piece.  I asked her to send pictures.  Here is mine.

Notice the plumber's butt!  I can't read the captions in the photos.  If I remember correctly, Mandy is asking Joe if he wants a lap dance.  The bartender has an inventory list and he is upset about the cat knocking a bottle of beer off the wall but how it is worded, I don't remember.

And here's is Linda's challenge piece from a different guild.

Just for the fun of it, I will let you guess the song titles for both pieces.  And thank you, Linda for sending photos.


Edit:  The answers to the song titles for the two pieces are "100 Bottles of Beer On the Wall" for the wall hanging I made.  Linda's is "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" by Tiny Tim.  If you could read the inventory list the bartender is holding, you would see that he started with 100 bottles, crossed it off, 99 and cross off, and I think it stops at 98.  His caption says something about being mad at the cat (on the bar stool) for knocking bottles of beer off the wall.  Mandy & Joe were just fillers to set the bar scene.  Linda's quilt guild in the Chicago area somewhere is going to do a song challenge soon.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Shenandoah Botanical and a Cheri Basket

Three blocks left to stitch on the Shenandoah Botanical quilt.  Here is my latest completed block.

And the fourth basket block from Cheri Payne's sew-along.  The next basket and pattern parts will be coming out tomorrow.  You have to join her Facebook group to get the free patterns.  Each month we are receiving a basket design and a page of applique parts.  You play with the parts and decide what will fill your basket and how.  Fun to see how each person participating chooses to arrange some or all of the applique parts into her block.

Here is a photo of all four of my basket blocks.  They are not all trimmed to size yet.  Fun!