Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Quick Üpdate

 This will be a quick post to give an update on what's been happening here and to recognize Joan over at MooseStashQuilting. I was the lucky winner of her giveaway...$25 to Fat Quarter Shop and shop I did! 
I choose these lovelies! A fat quarter bundle of Atlas Eden by Tula Pink and a 1/2 yard cut of Amethyst Weave by Canyon. So pretty! Thanks Joan!

I also finished the quilting and binding on my Fancy Fox quilt.  I did take a picture but I will do a complete photo shoot on our trip out west next month.  
Also, worked on my Rainbow Scrap Quilt block for July! The color is bright pink! 
Link up here!
I really need to lay out all the blocks made so far (the pile is getting pretty big) and see how they go together...that will be for another day!

I started another new project! Yikes! Here is a little peek!
Other projects on the burner include my growing neighborhood (I think there are 31 homes in the neighborhood), the quilting on a baby quilt called Building Fun, and my abstract black and white I posted about here. I ended up deconstructing a portion of the top and it is back together but still waiting on a final verdict. 
What have you been working on?

Friday, July 1, 2016

Row By Row

Have you participated in the Row By Row experience before? 

I have not, as over the past few years I really didn't have much spare time and when I did have time for quilting, I had plenty of projects to do.  Last week, my hubby and I were able to take sometime visiting the Pacific Northwest. 
My hubby has customers out there so I tagged along and we added a few extra days.  
Mount Rainer
In the one quilt shop that I visited, I asked about their Row By Row pattern. It was a row of lighthouses and the theme was home for sailors. It was cute so that started my first Row By Row collection. 
Isn't that a cute name for a quilt shop?
Mount Hood
Mount St. Helen
Olympic Mountain Range, Mt. Olympus is behind the clouds

Back home, I visited one of the somewhat LQS for a demo day and picked up their Row By Row pattern. I continued a little further away to another LQS and picked up their pattern. It was themed America, My Home Sweet Home. Since this is the 4th of July weekend, I went straight to work at putting it together. 
I still have some wool appliqué to do and the wording. I just love it! I'm not sure if I will actually put this in a quilt or use it as a runner. 
What would you do?
Before leaving for the PNW, I sandwiched my Fancy Fox quilt and I am currently about 50% finished with the quilting. 
I also sandwiched a baby quilt that has been a flimsy for quite a while. My excuse for not completing it was that I didn't have someone in mind for it. 
Still don't, but it is time. Moving ahead!
A few more pictures from...
Pikes Place Market. So colorful!