Saturday, September 24, 2016

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Seasons of Love

It's time for the 

Blogger’s Quilt Festival :: Fall 2016 Edition

I want to thank Amy over at Amy's Creative Side for hosting the Blogger's Quilt Festival.  I have found some great ideas and wonderful works of art.  I am inspired! 


It was a toss up where to enter this quilt, Seasons of Love, but I decided on the small quilt category even though this is my original design.

I made this quilt for Project Quilting.
Kim at Persimon Dreams hosts Project Quilting and announces a challenge.   
You then have one week to create something quilty.
This was the second challenge of six for Season 7 of Project Quilting and the challege was seasons.


If you've seen the musical (or movie), Rent, it's easy to recognize my inspiration for this quilt.
  "Seasons of Love" is a song from the Tony award winning musical written by Jonathan Larson.


I've been watching my friend Vickie over at More Stars in Comanche make the most beautiful collage quilts and decided to try my own version of one. 
I would say the above picture pretty much tells the story of how I put it all together.


And a rough draft of the words going around the heart.
That's 525,600 minutes.  The total minutes in a year.  The colors represent the seasons and the ups and downs of love. 
 I could go deeper here, but I'm sure you get the drift....


After everything was fused down I did as quilters say, "I quilted the crap out of it" 
or 
"matchstick quilted." 
That will hold all those free edges down.





Blogger’s Quilt Festival Stats
Finished quilt measures : 38" x 38" wall hanging
Special techniques used : collage quilting and applique
Quilted by : Me :)  matchstick on my domestic




Voting is September 25th - 30th.
You can see all the small quilts by clicking HERE.

Thanks for visiting


Saturday, September 17, 2016

In Our Garden Blocks for September

This is definitely going to be my favorite quilt of all time.

The
In Our Garden Block of the Month blog hop
Hosted by Amy over at 
has the cutest blocks and I've kept up with the blocks all year (so far).

This month, Pat over at Life in Scrapatch shared 2 of her designs and also added
 a bonus block!!!


These are blocks 15 and 16.
The pieced one is called, " Granny Garden Block" and the applique block is "Pumpkin Time."

Pat designed the bonus block to showcase the cute farm girl from Riley Blake Designs "Farm Girl" collection.  



 I was lucky enough to receive Riley Blake fabrics for this quilt.
I think the farm girl looks jazzy with  fabrics in Botanique by fabric designer Lila Tueller.


Of course I used my favorite fabric iron on adhesive by ThermowebHeatnBond® Lite, for the fusible appliques.

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 8
Bonus Block

June - Blocks 9 and 10

July- Blocks 11 and 12


August - Blocks 13 and 14


September - Blocks 15 and 16

Bonus Block


Still to come:

October


November


December

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.



You can still join in on all this fun!!!

I can't wait to see what Vicki has in store for us next month.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Dimensional Football Block - The secret is fusible fleece!

With the National Football League season beginning this week
I was inspired to use
my favorite Therm-o-web products to design this little football quilt block.


Today I am over at the Therm-o-web blog  sharing how to put this 
dimensional football applique quilt block together.
The dimension comes from a technique using



I couldn't wait to make a few more blocks to put together a wall hanging for this super sweet quilt display my hubby (Duck Creek Design) made for me.


Find all the details over at Therm-o-Web today so you can start your little football quilt 
in time for the season!


SCORE!!!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

CREATE A QUICK FALL PILLOW WITH THERM O WEB SPRAY ADHESIVES AND DECO FOIL™

I'm so thrilled to be over at the Therm-o-web blog today
showing how to create this pillow.


Fall is near and it is time to start thinking about fall décor.  Deco Foil™ in beautiful fall colors teams perfectly with the natural color of burlap to capture the warmth of fall decorating.
It's a quick and easy project for a crisp fall afternoon.

No one will know that you made it yourself.
All the details can be found by clicking HERE.



Have a great day!

Friday, August 12, 2016

Quilt Along Blocks

I started the year with several hops
and
have only really kept up with two.

I have fallen a touch behind in 
Alida (TweloQ) Designs "Play with Me" quilt along.

Here is the block for July:
" Hex game"
with a focus on English Paper Piecing.


This is my favorite block yet in this quilt along, but July was just too busy.
I'll catch up in August (at least that is what I keep telling myself).
After all, I have until Christmas.  :)



My next blocks are the August blocks for 
In Our Garden BOM blog hop
Hosted by Amy over at Sew Incredibly Crazy



These super cute blocks were designed by 
Kris over at Kris Loves Fabric.


Kris has the free tutorial and pattern over on her blog HERE.

I didn't take a shot of all the blocks so far this month, 
but I can't wait to put them all together.   
There is too much cuteness.

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


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 8
Bonus Block

June - Blocks 9 and 10

July- Blocks 11 and 12


August - Blocks 13 and 14

Still to come:

September


October


November


December

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.



You can still join in on all this fun!!!

Have a great weekend!