Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Quilt-alongs update

I am doing several quilt-alongs this year and having so much fun with them.
The first one is the Splendid Sampler hosted by Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson. What an awesome undertaking this is with over 80 designers contributing blocks over a year, 2 per week. We are on block 21 and this is what I have done so far (first 20):

You can find all the block patterns HERE and it's never too late to join in! Look under the blocks and bonuses tab for all the blocks.

The next quilt along I am doing is Lori Holt's Bloom sew along. You can find the details on that HERE at Bee in My Bonnet. It's also a free pattern but you just need to get the templates. We are on block 15 out of 20, so almost done! I love this one. I think the last block is my favorite. I may have to do another project with just that one. Maybe a runner or a long pillow.

The third project is Pat Sloan's Secret Garden sew along. She is giving us these great 16 inch blocks, once a month. Here is what I have so far for that one.

Finally, I am doing the Crossroads quilt. This one is a charity quilt designed by Joanna Figeroa for Fat Quarter Shop. They are asking for a $5 donation to the March of Dimes for each block that comes out monthly. There are only 4 or 5 blocks, and we make several of each. You can find out more about this one HERE. This is a great cause.  I have done the first two blocks and need to catch up on the third one. Here is what I have so far:

Whew! I'm tired just writing about it! I think I will try to not do so many next year! But they are all fun:)

Happy Stitching!

Thursday, April 14, 2016

UFO Recap-- #5 through #7!

It's been a long time since I have cataloged my finishes but I have gotten a lot done!

First of all, I spent a lovely week away at retreat and finished THREE quilt tops!

Two of them were quilts that had all the blocks done, just needed sashing and borders and putting the blocks together.

My green scrap pineapple quilt using Creative Grids pineapple ruler (love it!):

UFO #5

The next was a block of the month I did several (yikes!) years ago through Quilting Gallery with Michele Foster. 

The last UFO at retreat was my civil war sampler that I did through my local quilt shop in 2014, so not TOO old. This was from Barbara Brackmans' Civil War Sampler book. I had to finish about 12 of the blocks and then set them together with the nine patches and sashing strips. I love how this came out!
UFO #7

I have been continuing with several quilt alongs also that I will post about next! 
Happy sewing!