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Saturday, January 23, 2021

Fussy Words - Project Quilting Quilting Season 12, Challenge 2

  This is the second challenge of Season 12 of Project Quilting.

I'm excited to join in the challenge -  Fussy Cut
My entry:
Fussy Words



this is the 9th year I'm participating.
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 in this challenge are that the project must feature a fussy cut of some beloved fabrics and feature the best parts. It must include either applique, piecing, or have 3 layers stitched together by hand or machine.

I chose this wordy fabric.  It was a fat quarter at one time but has no selvage.  I would love to tell you the manufacturer or designer, but I have no idea.  If you know, let me know.


I had so much fun with my last Project Quilting Challenge that I decided to go down the same road with a different pattern.  
I printed a paper pieced pattern for tiny pieces


and made myself another pincushion.


I picked out the phrases that I liked the most
or
(in truth) the ones that fit the space.
Too much fun!



Fussy Words Pincushion

Project Quilting Season 12, Challenge 2 - Fussy Cut

Made by Carla in Dodge City, Kansas
Size: 4" x 4"
Foundation paper piecing, quilting on a domestic with Aurifil 50 wt thread
and
stuffed with crushed walnut shells


I don't know if the challenges will continue to let me make these super fun pincushions, but I wouldn't mind having more!

You can see all the other challenge projects
by clicking HERE.  


Sunday, January 17, 2021

Hearts on Fire - Play Ball!

 “Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good, too.” – Yogi Berra

 Welcome to the first day of the
Hearts on Fire Blog Hop!

I'm happy to kick things off with
Play Ball!


Carol of Just Let Me Quilt has invited bloggers to make a heart project, 
only the heart can't be the color red.

Thank you, Carol, for inviting me to join this super fun blog hop!


My heart is on fire for baseball.
I quilt what I love.
It may be that baseball for me means family time
whether we are watching a little league game, big league (Go Royals!), or any game in between.
The game always seems to bring us together.

That's my sister, our dad, my son, me, and my sister's youngest son.  
We were watching my sister's oldest son play baseball last summer.

My sister has 3 sons that play baseball.  If they aren't playing they are practicing and not just during the summer, but year-round.
I made this quilt for her.  Baseball this time of year can be quite chilly.
The quilt is 54" x 60" and will be perfect in the stands.


I have been working on stash management and cut all the pieces from my white and grey scrap boxes.  

Next, I used purchased bias tape for the baseball stitches and quilted it with straight lines.


I sandwiched batting between the top and the very special fleece backing.


My sister's oldest just committed to play at Kansas State University!


I am so excited to go and watch my nephew play university ball
and
his mom can share her quilt with me.

Or, maybe I should make one for myself...  

Be sure to check out all the other Hearts On Fire this week:

January 18

I love putting hearts in quilts, don't you?
I'm sure by the end of the blog hop, you will have more ideas than time.
I always end up that way...


Maybe if we could all go hang out at a baseball game the world would be a happier place.




Thursday, January 14, 2021

Quilted Love Keychain - Free Pattern

  Valentine's Day is one of my favorite reasons to make little gifts.

I love stitching Valentines too!

Today I have a free tutorial and pattern to share.


My Quilted Love Keychain is a feature over at
today.

It's a fun take on the key to your love.


The Quilted Love Keychain is a quick patchwork and applique project.
It finishes at 2" x 7" so your love will be able to find those keys easily.

Make it with a few of my favorite HeatnBond products:

HeatnBond Lite iron-on adhesive

HeatnBond Non-woven fusible interfacing, Medium weight

HeatnBond High Loft fusible fleece


Add Island Batik fabrics and Aurifil thread and you also can have my love (keychain).



Get the free pattern and tutorial
on the 
and
spread a little love!




Sunday, January 10, 2021

Practically Luminous - Project Quilting Quilting Season 12, Challenge 1

 This is the first challenge of Season 12 of Project Quilting.

I'm excited to join in the challenge -  Illuminating + Ultimate Gray

My entry:
Practically Luminous



this is the 9th year I'm participating.
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 in this challenge are that the project must feature Pantone’s Color of the Year 2021 – which is actually two colors: PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating.  It must include either applique, piecing, or have 3 layers stitched together by hand or machine.


I worked on a quilt top all week off and on for the challenge but in true Project Quilting style,
I had to scrap that idea because of the time and make something I could finish.
I'll be able to finish the quilt top later for my personal challenge of finishing quilts 
for all of my quilt blocks in 

To have a finish for Project Quilting,
I printed a paper pieced pattern and made myself a
Practically Luminous Pincushion.


Practically Luminous Pincushion

Project Quilting Season 12, Challenge 1 - Illuminating + Ultimate Gray

Made by Carla in Dodge City, Kansas
Size: 4" x 4"
Foundation paper piecing, quilting on a domestic with Aurifil 50 wt thread
and
stuffed with crushed walnut shells


You can see all the other challenge projects
by clicking HERE.