I am number four

Another quilt for my 'stash bash' week of quilt making. 
This quilt was actually started back after the new year when I bought myself the Classic Curve Ruler by Colorgirl Quilts

This is the 4th quilt I finished in about a week from my stash. I posted about the others here at Triple Stash bash

I had started the pink arc blocks but that pink fabric was what I want to call a little 'squiggie'. It was fine until you tried the curve and all the arc is curve. ha So I put it away and decided today that finished is better than perfect. hmm.....wonder where i have heard that before (angela walters)

I am trying every angle to get my beautiful peony in the picture because it looks so cool with the quilt colors. 

Another one going to Quilts for Kids Lincoln Ne chapter. 
Scrappy, squiggie, stash bashing, and done!  It's all good. 
Linking up with Crazy mom Quilts and Let's Bee social

Triple Stash Bash

After finishing the community quilts last week I suddenly have the ability to work on some of my own projects.  First up trying to use up some of the fabrics I have out of my stash.  The tulip quilts are from a recently viewed Jenny Doan video. The tulip block uses some 5" charm packs and I happened to have one that is not exactly my style. So...."little house on the prairie" charms went into those. The rest is just scraps and bits that were big enough to fill in.  Since my style is a bit more modern I wanted to see if I could successfully mix those tiny calico prints with some little more contemporary fabrics.  What do you think?

Tulip one

Tulip two

Now this one is a fun stack and whack type quilt. Tutorial can be found over at Cluck Cluck Sew. This really is a super fun quilt to make with whatever scraps you might have around. These fabrics I scrounged up were each 9" square to start. I found 2 sort of contrasting pieces and they became opposites once you see how the …

#loveofeverydaythingsquiltproject finishes

#Love of Everyday things quilt project an Interactive Community Quilt project 2 quilts: 63 x 53 Blocks were made on March 17th National Quilting Day 2018 by the public visiting the International Quilt Study Center and Museum Lincoln Ne. 
Yesterday, May 4th,  the Museum celebrated their 10th Anniversary by having a Block Party.  Thanks to some wonderful volunteer longarm quilters: Stephanie Jacobson and Patrice Steiner these quilts were done this week and ready to be on display throughout the weekend.  Soon the community quilts will find a new home with our local Child Advocacy Center Lincoln Ne.

Thanks to Accuquilt!!  They loaned me an Accuquilt Go and some dies and with the help of Cindy, one of my sisters, we were able to cut tons of shapes to use for the blocks.  If you are on Instagram you can check out #loveofeverydayquiltproject and see many of the smiling faces that made the blocks. 
(purple sweater is friend Phyllis and music note block is my friend Jennifer)

Some of the blocks were super…

Quickie Quilt thanks to Accuquilt

and fellow lqg member Steph.  

Turning in circles approx. 38 x 48 stash fabric  walking foot and free motion Steph taught a quick HST class.  We were to let the hst's be random.  I think it fell together nicely. 

I started with a FQ pack of 5 and added a few more from my stash. The Elizabeth Hartman butterfly fabric was perfect for the backing. 

There were 3 offset groups of hst's that formed an hourglass square so I chose to feature those three with circle quilting. Two were done with walking foot and then I decided to try the free motion foot and just wing it. :) Large pebbles filled in the rest. 

I really like how the colors worked together and a few more pieces got relegated to the smaller scrap bin.  This will go to Quilts for Kids charity. 

Lastly I forgot to share my new favorite recipe. I decided to make a carrot cake for Easter. I found a recipe that is grain free, gluton free, processed sugar free and dairy free. It was made with a coconut cashew cheese frosting. Yes I made n…

Class blocks = QFK finish

Last November I taught a class using the Quick Curve Ruler.  I had students who wanted to use the large ruler and some the small. My solution was to bring sample blocks to sew in both sizes. I already finished the Holiday runner that was the smaller sample blocks.  That one will go back to the lqg for a donation or auction item. 

This one will head to my local chapter of Quilts for Kids. It is nice and bright so I hope some little one will love it.  I recently had a help meet sew day from this class and so there are a few more samples that were put on the back. It is such a great way to use the samples sewn and now the blocks didn't become orphans but a whole quilt.  I am so happy and proud of the members who contributed. 

I quilted it with a little serpentine stitch. Simple and will hold together nicely for the many washing ahead.  Notice my matching garden/quilting gloves...bright seems to be my theme lately.  

linking up with NTT My Quilt infatuation
Let's Bee Social

Other happenings this month: Love of Everyday things

This month on March 17th was National Quilt Day at the local International Quilt Study Center and Museum. I was one of 5 on the planning committee for this huge one day free event. We had local vendors and hands on learning about strings, handwork and I had this booth to make a community quilt.  We had a huge blast of people come through and make blocks early on. The idea was to create an interactive community project that is open to all ages and be open to quilters and non-quilters alike.  Our theme was "Love of Everyday things". Using the shapes and colored blocks you could create and appreciate everyday things whether it be a pin cushion or just use of color and shape. We took a lot of pictures of our participants and many can be found on IG at #loveofeverydaythingsquiltproject.  The community project then is to benefit another community organization. I chose our local Child Advocacy Center
The blocks were so popular that I am making two quilts for CAC.  The first batch …

Under the Rug - a scrappy finish!

Under the Rug - A scrappy strings challenge

"Under the Rug" approx 52" x 64" String scraps Batting scraps cut into various sizes Batting foundation pieced 
One of my local quilt guilds had a challenge to do a modern string quilt. I admit I have several different style of string based quilts going on already and didn't want to start something new. I decided to use a stack of left over strings from my Steppin in time (courthouse steps quilt).  Those and some leftover black and white prints plus the addition of the center black and white wavy stripe helped make this rug like quilt.  
This is what I have left. It started out a huge neatly folded pile. I think of the color stack there is only 1 or 2 full width strings left. I had about 45 to start. Progress in my scrap pile!!

I was finally able to take some time making some photos happen. This was a huge pile of debris branches the park and piled up in the culvert. It sort of made me sad because it IS a culvert for drainag…