I actually finished something lately! I absolutely love this little wall hanging. That is not why I am calling it " and There is Love" though. This wallhanging is for a special niece and her new husband as of 6/20/15. The design is by Liz Harvatine and it was a block of the month in Jan for the LAMQG. I love this block. I want to make it again and maybe bigger....someday!
The whole time I was working on it I was singing the Wedding Song so that is what I came up with. This was super hard to give up but I am sure it has a good home!!
So excited that Kim over at Persimon Dreams is hosting Project Quilting again this year. It was so fun last year and I accomplished a lot. This year I had so many ideas for this first Challenge. I wanted to do something more arty but when it came down to it I really need to make lap or baby size quilts for some of the charities I contribute to. I am sure I will do something more artsy before the challenge is over but for today I am going with a version of a scrap quilt.
makes 8. I was able to take some time since last months sew day for Quilts for Kids and get these beauties put together and quilted. On our sew day in June several ladies brought squares to swap with some of mine to make the 3 scrappy quilts on the left. We used Allisons Tutorial: Easy stack cut and sew blocks over at Cluck Cluck Sew. These 6 plus the other two I previously made this year HERE and HERE make 8! Happy 8th Birthday Lincoln Quilts for kids group!!!
Here are some of the blocks we made during the day.
I went to visit my sister one day and she helped me prepare for the sew day. We cut enough blocks for several quilts.
You can see how fun the blocks are when they are coordinated or when they are scrappy! And they go together fast. I would recommend this as a group project. After quilting those in 3 days I had a feeling that my sewing machine might need some love. It is currently in for service. I am using my Babylock Jane to free-motion quilt another project. I don't want…
I joined the New Blogger Blog Hop 2013? (Check it out, I think my answers are still the same as what I wrote about then) Wow that seems so long ago. Guess what? I still love blogging about what I am doing creatively. This year it has been kind of a bumpy road getting back into quilting. I never stopped but had many delays last year because my husband and I decided to remodel our kitchen and dining area ourselves.
This year I have been working on catching up with many outreach and charity projects. I planned a project for our local National Quilting Day Celebration at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum. Two quilts were made and donated to the local Child Advocacy Center. Read more here about Love of every day things.
I taught a class to help guild members be more confident with using the Quick Curve Ruler made by Sew Kind of Wonderful This quilt made by members of the classes and the quilts you see HERE and HERE and HERE and yes............HERE all went to local chapter…
My two local Modern Guilds had a mini quilt swap between them. We met up last Saturday to exchange the quilts and have a bit of meet and greet. There were 15 from each guild that signed up to swap. My partner and I chatted by email and FB and then met up on a sew day. "Bad Romance" on the Left is my sample "Just Dance" on the Right is my finished swap piece Fun at the park on this photo shoot. I could not resist the bicycle wheels on the dinosaur.
My partner suggested colors of blue green, green blue, greens, burgundy and mustard. I tried to come up with a soothing combination for her. We tried to pick a page number and then find a quilt book with something good on that page. I was stuck The only thing that was remotely possible was a simple drunkards path block. Then I found Tula Pink's book in my stash. I found in the book this Eclipse pattern.
Straight line quilting
I also included a piece of fabric from my stash that I have hoarded for a very long time. It…