Monday, March 25, 2019

It's Day 1 of the All About Strings Blog Hop and Giveaway

Today we begin the All About Strings Blog Hop


Strings in quilting are generally strips of fabric that are 2 1/2" or narrower.
String quilts are named for the strips of fabric that are used to make a quilt.

We are all in for a treat as we 
hop around to see some new and fresh ideas
for strings.


All week I've invited bloggers to inspire us with string sewing projects and quilts.

I'm excited to introduce today's line-up of bloggers.

Monday, March 25th


Have fun visiting each blog and making new friends.

They have worked hard to show us some new ideas, so be sure to thank them with 
a sweet comment!

Find the rest of the schedule by clicking HERE

You can find links to all the posts on the Pinterest Board.


Giveaway!!

One of my favorite fabric shops is the 



One of my readers will receive a 
$25.00 Gift Card to go
SHOPPING!!!

Come back every day of the hop, visit all the blog posts of the day, leave a comment, 
and
 enter the giveaway.
(I've extended the time to enter to allow for everyone to visit all the blogs)

The winner will be announced on Monday, April 1st, 2019
no foolin'

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Friday, March 22, 2019

Hand Over the Chocolate - Project Quilting Season 10, Challenge 6

It's hard to believe this is the sixth and final challenge for Season 10 
Project Quilting.

I'm excited to join in this challenge, "Craving Chocolate"

My entry:

Hand Over the Chocolate


Kim announces a challenge and you have one week to create something quilty.
Prizes can be won and it's a great way to meet new blogging friends.

THE RULES:

  1. Whether you choose the candy or the color, your project must be inspired by chocolate.
  2. Projects need to be created during the week of the challenge (started on or after March 17, finished by March 24).
  3. Your project does not need to be a traditional quilt, but must meet at least one of these three requirements: include patchwork, include appliqué, have 3 layers stitched together by hand or machine.
  4. Incomplete or unfinished does not qualify. Every challenge piece must be a FINISHED project seen through from INCEPTION to COMPLETION during the challenge timeline.
  5. Link up by Sunday, March 24 at noon CDT
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I really didn't want to play with this theme too much.
I gave chocolate up for Lent.

So right away I thought, hand it right over.  I love chocolate so much.

A friend of mine is always showing up with a package of chocolate kisses.
As a nurse, she always has some for her patients.
She says people are so much more cooperative with a little chocolate.

She's so smart.


I made a little reversed appliqued hand.  
This was inspired by a block I sent to Sarah over at Confessions of a Fabric Addict a few years ago for her Hands to Help challenge.

I quilted it with straight and wavy lines like the paper hand drawings.

Then I appliqued a chocolate kiss with grey fabric and added an original paper from the candy.
(I threw the candy away - if you were wondering) ugh.


Once the binding was finished, I felt like it needed a little more bling.
Deco Foil bling.


The pattern for the appliqued candy was good for Hot Melt adhesive and then
I crinkled the silver deco foil to make it look more like the candy and presto:

Hand Over the Chocolate.


Hand Over the Chocolate

Project Quilting Season 10, Challenge 6 - Craving Chocolate
Made by Carla in Dodge City, Kansas
Size: 4" x 4 1/2"
Reverse Applique, Deco Foiled Candy, 3-D Paper enhancement 
Quilting with Aurifil 50 wt. #5006 on my domestic machine


You can see all the other challenge projects and vote for your favorites starting at noon central on
March 24th
by clicking 
This one is #24

Enjoy all the chocolate inspiration.
It's going to take some willpower to browse all the eye candy in this one...


All About Strings Next Week

Next week it's all about Strings.
String Quilts that is.


I'm excited to cheer for
this awesome list of bloggers
who are ready to inspire and show some new ways to sew
STRINGS.

All About Strings Blog Hop Schedule

Monday, March 25th










Karrin's Crazy World


Tuesday, March 26th









ShirleyC


Wednesday, March 27th








Creatin' in the Sticks

You can find links to all the posts on the Pinterest Board.



Don't miss this fun blog hop with a little something for everyone
including a giveaway...



Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Spring Flowers Sew Along - Sweet Aster Quilt Block

It's the first day of Spring
 and
I'm so excited to join the 
talented Thermoweb designers
 for a 


Today I am sharing this quilt block:

There are 4 quilt blocks and the patterns are all free.

I have the quilt blocks all ready for a project.
Here are my blocks:

Carol from Just Let Me Quilt is sharing her Spring Is Here pattern.


Amy from Sew Incredibly Crazy is sharing her Busy Bee pattern.


Kim from Persimon Dreams is sharing her Flower Girl pattern.


The fabrics I'm using are from
and the thread I used to stitch around the applique is
Aurifil thread:  50wt #2692



 I'm using HeatNBond EZ Print Lite to print the patterns right on the fusible adhesive to create the Spring Flowers blocks.  
Just print, fuse, cut, bond, and stitch.  It's that easy.

Head over to the Thermoweb Blog
to download the FREE patterns
and
Quilt Along
 with us.



I'll have a project with all the blocks to share on March 29th over on the Thermoweb blog.
I've been having some Flower Fun.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Text Effects - Project Quilting Season 10, Challenge 5

This is the fifth of six challenges for Season 10 
Project Quilting.

I'm excited to join in this challenge, "Abecedarius"

My entry:

Text Effects


Kim announces a challenge and you have one week to create something quilty.
Prizes can be won and it's a great way to meet new blogging friends.

THE RULES:

  1. Your project must be about the alphabet.
  2. Projects need to be created during the week of the challenge (started on or after March 3, finished by March 10).
  3. Your project does not need to be a traditional quilt, but must meet at least one of these three requirements: include patchwork, include appliqué, have 3 layers stitched together by hand or machine.
  4. Incomplete or unfinished does not qualify. Every challenge piece must be a FINISHED project seen through from INCEPTION to COMPLETION during the challenge timeline.
  5. Link up by Sunday, March 10 at noon CDT
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I have to admit, this challenge threw me a little.
It wasn't until I was working on writing a pattern this week when it occurred to me that this was my chance to play with the word art in Microsoft Word.
I've always kind of wanted to play with that little button...


So I created my letter patterns in Word, reversed the pattern and printed the letters right onto HeatnBond EZ Print Lite 
(no tracing!)

Next, I used the color wheel for my inspiration and grabbed my box of Kona solids for the fabrics.
I pulled all the Aurifil 50 wt. threads I had that could match the fabrics, made the quilt sandwich and stitched around the letters.


I quilted the rest with a circular pattern in Aurifil 50 wt #2024


I thought this would make a cute pillow, so I made an envelope back and used the Kona purple fabric for the binding.


Text Effects

Project Quilting Season 10, Challenge 5 - Abecedarius 
Made by Carla in Dodge City, Kansas
Size: 15" x 15"
Word Art Letters in Rainbow Colors, Applique, Pillow Back
Circular Quilting with Aurifil 50 wt. on my domestic machine


You can see all the other challenge projects and vote for your favorites starting at noon central on
March 10th
by clicking 
This one is #88

This project made me so happy to be able to pull all those rainbow colors and brighten up the studio. I used to use bright colors so much more and  I love them so much. 
Maybe it's time to do more!!!

Have a "Rainbow Bright" kind of day.