Saturday, April 30, 2016

In Our Garden BOM - May Blocks 7 & 8 and a Giveaway!

Today is MAY DAY!!
And my month to share the quilt blocks I designed for the
IN OUR GARDEN BOM.




Hosted by Amy over at Sew Incredibly Crazy.
Every month a new designer will release two new patterns, one pieced and one appliqued, 
with a fun garden theme.

Here are the May blocks 
and
you can download the free patterns!

Bath Time and Flower Box



Flower Box
Block 7
May's pieced block



Click HERE for the pattern.

I design this pieced quilt block to show off a focus fabric in the large center.
I have lots of floral in my Riley Blake Botanique fabrics for this quilt and can't wait to make another one of these blocks to show them off.


Bath Time
Block 8
May's applique block



Click here for the pattern.

Every garden needs a bird bath and my irises are blooming. 
 I designed another bird for this one but went with the pretty birds instead.  I will make another with my funny bird later in the month.
I used my  Riley Blake Botanique fabrics, Aurifil thread, and Thermoweb Heat n Bond lite for this block.  The bird bath fabric is from a bundle of Riley Blake solids.


Here is the list of bloggers and the months
February
Blocks 1 and 2

March
Blocks 3 and 4
Carol – Just Let Me Quilt 

April
Blocks 4 and 5

Bonus Block


May
Blocks 7 and 8Carla – Creatin’ in the Sticks
Still to come:
June
Sue – Super Mom No Cape
July
Joan – Moosestash Quilting
August
Kris – Kris Loves Fabric
September
Pat – Life in the Scrapatch
October
Vicki – More Stars in Comanche
November
Lana – It Seams to be Sew
December
Jan - Sew and Sow Farm
January
Amy – Sew Incredibly Crazy– Final Blocks and wrap up
There's a group Facebook page HERE 
 and a Flickr Group 
where everyone has been sharing garden blocks.
There will be a link up as we finish this month's blocks
and
Participants are able to win quilty prizes!!

Thank you Amy for hosting this fun BOM
and
thank you 
for providing my fabrics - Botanique by designer Lila Tueller.



One more thing...
Thank you Fat Quarter Shop for sponsoring this give away!
To enter, leave a comment and tell the Rafflecopter you did!!!

Giveaway ends May 31, 2016.
Winner announced by June 3rd.


Visit Carla - Creatin's Craftsy Pattern Store »

Sparkle

Sparkle is ready to go to auction.


This is the first time I've donated a quilt to be sold for charity
 and
it's the smallest quilt I've ever made.  

5" x 5" art canvases are donated by Artists and are auctioned off during a silent auction
on May 5th
at
5:55 p.m.




Hubby brought home the flyer and a 5" x 5" canvas and said I should make something to benefit 

I thought, "It's an art auction, am I an Artist"?????
AND
"It's a canvas, what do I do with THAT"???

I decided to make a little collage quilt.  That's art, right???

Sparkle wasn't very pretty in the beginning...


But she finally took shape and found her name on the background fabric.


So how was I to get her from here to a canvas??????

I found Maria Elkins and a great tutorial to mount a quilt onto canvas by sewing the quilt to fabric and mitering the corners to fit a canvas very nicely.


And now I'm ready to take Sparkle to auction.
  I may add a bead or two to really jazz her up if time allows.

Today I have the honor of attending a 60th wedding anniversary.
How cool is that.
It's my sister-in-law's husband's parents.  (I don't' know how else to say it.)
Congratulations, Bill and Darlene!!

PS - It's hairstylist appreciation day.  Thank your hairstylist!!!!!!!


Thursday, April 28, 2016

In Our Garden Bonus Block and Sneak Peak for May

Amy over at Sew Incredibly Crazy released a bonus block for April in the 
If you click HERE you can see all of the participant's April blocks and the link for this free bonus pattern, Spring Tulips.



If you hurry, you can still get April's blocks for free over at Quilting Queen Online.




Every month a new designer will release two new patterns, one pieced and one appliqued, 
with a fun garden theme. 

I have designed the May blocks and can't wait to show you......

February

March
Carol – Just Let Me Quilt 

April

May- 

See you here...
  

Carla – Creatin’ in the Sticks
If you look really hard you will see May's blocks at the end of the row.  Come back May 1st and the patterns will be available to you.

June
Sue – Super Mom No Cape
July
Joan – Moosestash Quilting
August
Kris – Kris Loves Fabric
September
Pat – Life in the Scrapatch
October
Vicki – More Stars in Comanche
November
Lana – It Seams to be Sew
December
Jan - Sew and Sow Farm
January
Amy – Sew Incredibly Crazy– Final Blocks and wrap up
There's a group Facebook page HERE
where everyone has been sharing garden blocks.

Participants are able to win quilty prizes too!!

Join in on the fun!
And come back on May day for my patterns.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Play with Me Quilt Along Skill Builder - April

It seems appropriate to share my April block for the "Play with Me" quilt along as I am returning from a family vacation in Las Vegas, Nevada.


This is my hubby, my daughter, me, my son, and son-in-law riding from the airport to the hotel.
It was a trip I'll never forget.  I think my kids are as much (or more) fun now as they were when they were little ones.  It's even better with one more in the family.  Cheers!

I have finished my April block and I will probably get a low score...
The skill builder this month is embroidery.  As I said, I've been on vacation and time was not on my side so I put Miss Janome to work and machine stitched the fancy stitches instead of hand embroidering the lines for the game, GO.


I pulled out my trusty Heat n Bond lightweight fusible interfacing to stabilize the fabric and, after marking the lines, let Miss Janome embroider away with Aurifil 50 wt to match the background fabric.


I added an extra border, for extra credit  to add a little color since I cheated this month...lol

Alida (TweLoQ) Designs

Here are all the blocks for the quilt so far.
My hope it to give this away at Christmas...


How fun is that?  A game board quilt.  I have a lot of game pieces to make, but I have until Christmas, right?  

April showers are almost ready to give way to May flowers.  YIPPPEEE!!
Although the weather was a beauty here today.  Hope yours was.



Friday, April 8, 2016

In Our Garden Blocks for April



I finished my April blocks for the 


In Our Garden
BOM blog hop.
Hosted by Amy over at Sew Incredibly Crazy.

You can get the pattern for these blocks
from
Doris – Quilting Queen Online.  
The patterns for the April blocks are free as long as you download them this month.

Go and check out her blog to see how to pick them up. 

She is also having a giveaway for

The Fat Quarter Shop!

 I was lucky enough to receive Riley Blake fabrics for this quilt.






I appliqued the flowers, watering can, and water drops with Thermoweb Heat n Bond lite.  The water from the can and the flower stems are machine stitched with a narrow satin stitch.  Because my fabric has so many florals, I used a couple of them for the flowers.

Every month a new designer will release two new patterns, one pieced and one appliqued, 
with a fun garden theme.

February

March
Carol – Just Let Me Quilt 

April

May- 

See you here...
 
Carla – Creatin’ in the Sticks
June
Sue – Super Mom No Cape
July
Joan – Moosestash Quilting
August
Kris – Kris Loves Fabric
September
Pat – Life in the Scrapatch
October
Vicki – More Stars in Comanche
November
Lana – It Seams to be Sew
December
Jan - Sew and Sow Farm
January
Amy – Sew Incredibly Crazy– Final Blocks and wrap up
There's a group Facebook page HERE
where everyone has been sharing garden blocks.

Participants are able to win quilty prizes too!!

Join in on the fun!
And come back next month for my patterns.  I can't wait to show you...