Sunday, August 30, 2020

I Spy a Finish!

 I was able to work on my I Spy quilt. The top was finished for quite some time but it needed to be sandwiched, quilted and the binding added. I found some time these past few weeks to get this done!
The photo shoot was quite fun as my husband and I were babysitting our grandson while his parents and aunt visited our youngest to celebrate her 30th birthday! We took the quilt on our morning walk to the park and let him 'spy' the many things
 on the quilt. There are over 100 things to 'spy'. 
He loved it and had so much fun!
Spying flags!
Spying watermelon!
Spying the mouse!
Spying stars!
He was very proud of himself!
I straight lined quilted around the houses and trees. I also quilted straight lines across the banner of the raw-edged appliqu├ęd letters. In the center of each house I FMQ a heart. 

I found the backing fabric at JoAnn's on clearance. It was the perfect color of blue and it says 'The Adventure Begins'.
The quilt finished size is approx. 65" x 75" Linking to Meadow Mist Designs Monthly Link Up and April 2020 Scrappy House Challenge.

In the meantime, I started on a hexie project. I found the modern hexie movement on Instagram @modernhandcraft. I have had this mini charm pack in my stash waiting for inspiration for something to do with it. A modern hexie pillow would be a great solution!
I read about these cute 1" Happy Hexies by Mollie Johanson of Wild Olive on The Night Quilter's blog post. She gave the link to these printable hexagons. 

After finishing 30 hexies, I laid them out on a piece of linen from my stash. 
Following the Modern Hexie method, here is my finished pillow. In plenty of time for winter snow!

A fun little project!



Saturday, August 22, 2020

Better Late Than Never!

 We are heading into the last week of August and I finally was able to play with the color of the month...PURPLE...for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge! Here is my purple column of squares and HSTs.

Here are 8 months of columns in no particular order!

I'm linking up to Scrap Happy Saturday @So Scrappy.
I have been working on quilting my I Spy quilt. Hope to be done soon!

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Where does the time go?

 Once again, I have been away from my blog longer than expected. Time just seems to get away from me. We did get away for a long weekend camping! It was my grandson's first camping trip! It is always nice to escape for a while. 

I have finished and delivered the T-shirt quilt, named Unforgettable Moments, to the graduate! This girl (and her family) is very dear to me/us! She is now off to college! Praying for safety during this time.

She had so many t-shirts from all her activities...school, soccer, volleyball, camp, etc. I can use so many more t-shirts and vary the sizes by doing the puzzle format. It gets a little tricky and small filler pieces are used to make it work. 

It has been a strange year for graduates, but I wanted her to feel special cuz she is!

She wanted neutral gray to offset the bright and varied colors of the t-shirts. 



The backing is an almost solid gray I found in 108" wide so it required no piecing! The binding is gray and white houndstooth from my stash. 
I quilted in a diagonal straight line in the body of the quilt and a elongated diamond braid in the border. Finished size is 64 1/2" x 74"
Yay! A finish!

I also finished putting together the top for the 2019 Quiet Play Pattern Club! I had to rearrange the blocks from the original layout to get a better color balance.

I really like how this quilt came together...the picture blocks and the text blocks! Hard to pick a favorite! It is now waiting to get sandwiched and quilted (behind a couple of other quilts) ­čść
I joined the Morewood Mystery Quilt with Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs. This month the cutting directions were released and I finally got the pieces all cut!
I'm ready to start sewing the first clue in September. 
I'll leave you with this cute camping picture!