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Monday, March 16, 2015

Call to arms for Hands2Help!

Calling all quilters!!!!

Do you have WIP's and UFO's laying around, or are you just itching to make a new quilt? If the answer is yes then this is for you!

Sarah over at Confessions of a Fabric addict is hosting the annual Hands2Help event over on her blog. She has been hosting this event since 2011 and it keeps growing. So far with Sarah's and all those who have signed up 420 quilts have been sent to some amazing charities.

My Hands2Help Quilt from 2014

If you would like to see more of the quilts from last year head on over to Flickr and check out the Hands2Help page here.

You can check out Sarah's blog to find all of this years amazing charities. I am going to sign up and will most likely be helping out
They help out 911 telecommunicators and their families and since I was a 911 telecommunicator and still work for the police department this is a perfect way for me to give back to my work community.

Signs up are from March 15th through March 21st. You do not have to have a blog to participate!

I am excited to be a part of Hands2Help again this year and hope to see you all there too!

Quilters you have been called to arms!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

August Bee Blocks

I've been a busy bee! I recently completed all my bee blocks for the month of August, so I could free up some time for other projects in the works.

First up is the Newbee Hive #7 block. The Queen wanted a Wonky Pinwheel block with a color scheme of grey, pink and yellow.

I have been wanting to try this block out for quite some time, so I was excited my hive mate picked it for her month. It was very easy and fun to make. I love the color scheme, and I am not a big fan of yellow but this is just pretty.

I also completed my ThreadDivas bee block for August. The Queen requested a Donut Block, she provided the instructions. Her color scheme was red and white. She was gracious enough to send us out the small red squares for the block so that we could match colors for her red and white quilt to be.

I love the red she chose. It's a deep cranberry red. I made up some small pinwheel blocks with the cut off corners of the snowballed blocks to send along. I am excited to see her quilt finished. I have added a red and white quilt to my "to do" list. I don't know about you but my "to do" list is an ever growing one. I'll be lucky to finish it up by the time I'm 95.

I've also been working on a Union Jack Pillow for the Pillow Pop Sew Along on ThreadBias. I did mine a little different than in the book but I am happy with the results so far.

Instead of making a bunch of little Union Jack's I made one big one for the front. You can find the pattern over at Mollie Sparkles blog here. I should be finishing this up soon!

I have a lot more planned to do this week, but we will see how that goes as this is also the first week back to school for the kiddos. Yikes!! Wish us all luck!

I'd love to know what you are working on this week!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Birthday finish and a Fabric Sale!

If you need to add some fabric to your stash head on over to Lark Cottons for their Summer Designer Sale! 
Save 40% on fabric by Creative Thursday, Laurie Wisbrun, Malka Dubrasky,
Lucie Summers, and Rosemarie Lavin.  
Discount applied automatically to the shopping cart.  No coupon code needed!

I've been away from the blog for awhile busy working on packing up my house for the big move. I have been sewing when I can in between cardboard boxes and sorting and cleaning. I have a baby blanket under way for one of my Mom's coworkers. They are expecting a little girl. So I decided to use some Up Parasol by Heather Bailey.

I just love this line it's so pretty and feminine. I decided to go with the Churn Dash block because it's one of my favorites and it is so versatile.

I've also been working on the Mini Medallion being hosted over at Clover and Violet along with Sew Lux Fabric. There is a new post each month with directions for each section of the Medallion. I got caught up and have the first two sections finished.

I am excited to see what this looks like when its finished, its my first Medallion.

I also joined a Birthday Swap over on Flickr. The July Birthday girl had a room done in the theme of Peacocks. So I made a mini quilt with those colors in mind and sent some other little treasures along.

I used a mixture of Kona and AMB solids and just a few pieced of some peacock fabric that I had left over from another project.
So what have you been working on this week?

Monday, July 14, 2014

Economy Blocks

I have recently been making up some fun economy blocks. I have not decided what I am going to do with them all yet, but am leaning towards making an I spy quilt with them.

 This is my first try at any kind of paper piecing. I really loved the process of it, once I figured it out. These were very addictive and there are so many possibilities.

I love the little frogs! They are my favorite, probably because I collect them.

Here are a couple others that I made.
Little fishing frogs.

Big Frog, Little Frog

I don't usually have a lot of fussy cut friendly fabrics on hand, I will definitely need to add to my stash because these were just to fun to make.

If you are looking for some fussy cut friendly fabrics might I suggest checking out Lark Cottons. They have several fussy cut friendly fabrics on their site. Here are just a few that I found:

I think these cows and other farm animals would be really cute for a farm theme.

Park and Moo by Alexander Henry

Farmyard Fresh by October Afternoon
I think these fresh fruits would make really cute economy blocks.

To Market To Market-Red Apples by Robert Kaufman

And let's not forget the birds and the bees, or bugs...

Cardinal's and Yellow Lady bugs- by Charley Harper

Wee Wander Glow Friends - by Sarah Jane

I think these would be really cute for an I spy quilt! You can find all of these and more at Lark Cottons.

I would love to see your I spy economy blocks!

Happy quilting.

Linking up with Stitch by Stitch

Monday, July 7, 2014

Sunday Stash

I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday weekend in the states! I know mine was busy and filled with family, friends, and beautiful fireworks.

I picked up these lovelies for the Color Brick Swap I'm hosting.

First up Orange, which is a color that is lacking in my stash.

 The bottom print is from the Daydreams collection by Kate Spain, its Reflections in Persimmon. In the middle is of course some lovely Happy Go Lucky- Jump in orange by Bonnie and Camille. And last but not least is the Tapestry mosaic in Tangerine.

Next up- Grey

The top and middle prints are from the Flats collection, top is Diamond Rings in Slate and the middle is Polka dots in Stone. Love these prints. On the bottom is Grey Honeycomb from the Shades of black, again one of my favorites.

Last but not least- Low Volume

I picked up some Paris Flea Market-Paris map in china white, along with some Boho in Basic Earth. The top print is from the Barcelona line, City map in Crème. I'm in love with map fabric right now. Its kind of an obsession of mine at the moment.

Here's to a wonderful week!

Linking up with Mollie Sparkles