Monday, December 5, 2016

WIP: Five and Dime Quilt

 I'm stash busting...and found this quick pattern to help me do just that!
Take a layer cake (the dime: 10") and a charm pack (the nickel: 5")
Center the 5" charm square on top of a 10" square; pin in place. 
Stitch about 1/8"from raw edges of the charm squares.
Pattern from Kansas Troubles Quilters; A Moda Precut Pattern
Next, cut the layered 10" block into fourths to make (4) 5" square segments. 
Mix up the squares and sew back together. 

No need to worry about matching the edges...it's scrappy!!!

This week will find me sewing this into a flimsy and deciding on the border.
What do ya think? A solid stop border with those cute 2" squares??
Thanks for stopping by...as I'm still thinking about what to do.
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Tomorrow's theme is: MITTENS
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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Dec.OMG-Christmas Fat Quarter Quilt

"Roar".... as my grandson's dinosaur (my current pencil holder) would say....but look:
I bought this polka-dotted bundle of Christmas fat quarters probably two years ago and ya know what, this month I'm going to dust them off and get them made into a quilt! 
Hey, it might just be a quick and easy pinwheel quilt...but they'll finally be a quilt.
Goal setting and linking up with everyone at the Dec. OMG. 
Welcome December!!
Our December themes have been posted on the sidebar.
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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Tuesday Archives #139: Memory Quilts

Welcome to the linky party that rejuvenates your old quilting/sewing posts! 
Please click here to read more about this linky party.  
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This week's theme is: MEMORY QUILTS

Hi guys! I have spent time the last two days revisiting Jo's process of "pixalating" a quilt in memory of her young son John. Jo and her family lost John tragically in a car accident  just four years ago. 
When I first saw this quilt I was amazed at allllll the little pieces. But in reflection, realized that it was in that exact process of putting all those pieces together that guided Jo towards putting the pieces of her own life back together as she gradually finds a new sense of normalcy without John in her life. We've emailed a bit this week and I find strength in her journey as a parent and comfort in use of quilting to help her heal. It is with honor and respect that I highlight Jo's series of creating this beautiful memory quilt of a son lost too soon: 



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Sunday, November 27, 2016

New Applique Project Prepped

I've really missed having a applique project at hand, so am grateful to have had the time over my holiday break to prep these as I begin the first of four Seasonal Celebration wall hanging quilts.
The perfect Slow Stitching as I sip my morning coffee and enjoy yet another sappy Hallmark Christmas movie during this cold, overcast Sunday we are having.  
Linking up with everyone else at Kathy's:

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Friday, November 25, 2016

Nov. OMG: Batik Finish

I met my November goal with time to spare this month! 

I even met up with my friend whom I intended this quilty hug for right before the holiday.
She was genuinely touched by the use of my Breast Cancer pantograph and soft minky backing.
She leaves this weekend for her six weeks of radiation and sadly, due to the stage of her breast cancer, she found out she will have to endure six months of chemo afterwards. If she ends up getting a port I will definitely be getting her one of Carole's Port Softies. As a cancer survivor myself, I'm so grateful to have had the time to visit and allowed the opportunity to give her hope and support.

And guys look!
 As I promised myself after our Tuesday Archives: Quilt Labels linky earlier this month,
 I was SURE to label this one! Thank you for your inspiration to label my quilts.
Linking up and sharing with everyone at OMG.
Next week's theme is: Memory Quilts
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