Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Quilter's Garden Row Swap

 Quilter's Garden Row Swap
I am very excited to get started on this new Row Swap. I have never done a swap before and Deana has such a great style that is right up my alley. The theme "quilter's garden" - well how perfect is that?

I will be keeping this one.
This is the first time for a few things for me. It is the first time I needle turned applique and it is my first swap! Here are six blocks that I made. I will be swapping three of them.      
Deana  gave four different patterns to choose from and they are all adorable. I used some of my 1930 stash, I love the retro look for these old machines. 
Keeping this one
Here are the three blocks I will be swapping........
This is a swapper


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Squirrel Superpower

This cute little squirrel has 108 pieces and 15 different fabrics. Quite a piece of engineering. Janeen at Quilt Art Design is amazing! I really appreciate her designs and capability as a paper piecing designer. The "In The Garden" quilt has a Flicker Group - I so enjoy lookin at other quilters choices.

Again I have problems with selecting the best fabrics, relying only on my stash is part of it, I know I should be able to pick better. I know that solids will work but I seem to want to choose prints and work them in. 

I really got a chance to catch up on some old projects this weekend. Lovin' mindless sewing. The Riley Blake Birthday quilt has, I think, only two months left. I finished the cupcakes and the Birthday Banner.
The buttons are just layed there... I need to get 8 red "cherry" buttons to top them off. They do not get sewed on until after the quilting is done so I can shop around.

This will be a cute quilt when finished you can see the full design on the sidebar of the blog.

You might notice a new button on the top left of my blog - Quilters Garden - a new mystery row by row BoM I just joined. Take a look at the link - I can not wait to get started. September 1 is here and gone, and it was Labor Day so, sew, sew sew! Oh boy!

I was hopping on the web and looking at oh so many blogs and I noticed Lily's Quilts, I have been a follower for a little while and she hosts a linky party for small bloggers. What a great idea and a great way to find inspiration and knowledge. Check out the link.
Thanks again for stopping by,

Jules       ...............