Sunday, March 11, 2018

Time to Stitch - A Stitch in Time - Project Quilting Season 9, Project 5

A Stitch in Time is the fifth challenge of 
Project Quilting.

My entry is
Time to Stitch

She 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.

When the challenge, 
"A Stitch in Time" was announced
my thoughts went back to pre-blogging days 
when I really didn't have a platform to share my projects
any challenges to push myself to be better. 

So I decided to dedicate this challenge to my stitch in time,
my blog.

It motivates me everyday, has given me so many friends, and is definitely a time in my life.

Almost 4 years ago to the day, 
I was the recipient of the best gift ever from my mentor and friend,
Mdm Samm.

She made this logo for my blog.

It really made this little blog look better and it really fits me.

I've changed the font in places and dissected the logo for watermarks and business cards
and it has become my brand.
So, for this challenge, I made a wall hanging to show my stitch in time.

I broke the logo down to pieces and appliqued the pieces with 

I cut the letters out in the same way and then the thread painting and quilting began.

Here's the back to show more.

Choosing the binding color was harder at 3 am (4 if you figure the time change... lol)
than it would normally be, so I took a picture and decided on red.
I kind of wish I would have chosen black, but then, I'm always second guessing my decisions.

I've been wanting to make this for a long time
to remember these blogging times.

This challenge was perfect.

Time to Stitch
Project Quilting Season 9, Challenge 5 - A Stitch in TIme

Made by Carla in Dodge City, Kansas
Size: 7" x 16"
Raw edge applique, Thread painting, Micro stipple quilting on my domestic.

You can see all the other challenge projects and vote for your favorites starting at noon central on
 Sunday, March 11th through Friday, March 16th.
by clicking 


This one is #71 

It's fun to share the story of my logo.
It was and still is such a great gift.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Blog Hop Announcement - Where Flowers Bloom

We have had so much fun hopping!

It's like old times, like a reunion, seeing old friends and being blown away by the stitching.

We are trying to keep the blog hops simple and easy to participate
which makes it nice for everyone...
us included.

I can't believe how creative these blog hops have been and can't wait to see where everyone takes this one.

Today I am happy to announce the newest blog hop.

Where Flowers Bloom

There is about 3 months to sew something and join in on the fun.  
It's another easy theme that should have you thinking of lots of pretty things you could make.

Flowers just bring smiles and isn't that what hopping is all about?!

The blog hop rules:  
(sorry, there has to be a little organization...)

Your project must have a flower somewhere on it.
It can be a flower block, a flower applique, a flower pincushion or just flower fabric..whatever.
It can be big or small. As long as it has a flower, you're in!

Post your project on your assigned day.

Have a giveaway or don't have a giveaway. It's totally optional!

Visit every one's blog on the list and leave a sweet comment.

Are you in?

Send me an email with the following information:
Your first name
Your email address
Your blog name
Your blog URL

Lets paint the world with flowers in June!

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Small, Smaller, Smallest Blog Hop

The challenge:
said, "Make something small"
show everyone what you made.

So I made a small quilt

using my latest quilt block pattern, Deer Meadow.
It's block #2 of the

I made the applique quilt block center and added scrappy 6 1/2" blocks for the border.
This is the first time I have backed a quilt with minky fabric and I love it!!
I quilted it with flowers on the Handi Quilter.
The quilt is 36" square and is a small project for me.

Then I made a smaller project,
a little dress (0-3 months) using 1 1/2" patchwork in the bodice that matches the small quilt.

The pattern is Catherine by Violette Field Threads and was fun to make.
I just made my patchwork and cut the pattern for the bodice and sleeve cuffs.

Now for some people, 1 1/2" patchwork isn't that small,
 so I decided on a project that is the smallest.

Tiny Mary Janes.

I marked an 1" grid on HeatnBond Light weight interfacing.

I cut out a billion lot of 1" pieces to match the quilt and the dress
and fused them to the interfacing.

Then I folded and sewed the seams on the interfacing to make 1/2" finished patchwork
to make the smallest baby booties (0-3 months)
for my sweet, new granddaughter.

They are almost too small, but they will make great Christmas tree ornaments.  lol
The pattern for the baby shoes is in the book, "making children's clothes" by Emma Hardy.
If you make these, I highly recommend making the larger size (3-9 months).

It was my idea to make the shoes patchwork

 which made the smallest project one of the longest projects.

Thank you, Carol for hosting this fun little hop.

Small, Smaller, Smallest.

This is the smallest love of my life.

and I love making small little gifts for her.

p.s. I hope my direct sunlight photos didn't blind you...
Lesson learned.