Showing posts from August, 2016

On the side

A week ago while at the county fair a small group of lovely ladies gathered to sew on some quilts for Lincoln Quilts for Kids. The vintage look fabrics were donated to this organization to make some sweet quilts.  I thought it would be fun to do a scrappy trip quilt using Bonnie Hunters Tutorial.  

Part of the fun of working on a quilt at the fair or anywhere out in the community is to see the wonder in the eyes of the children who come up and watch you sew. The interest in their eyes gives me faith that the art of quilting will keep passing on.  It was really a fun experience. 

I found the whole experience so rewarding and fitting as I am co-chair on a lqg challenge for their show this year. The theme of the show is "Celebrate Community".  I truly believe that each of us with the love of sewing and the love of quilting should share what we know and do at every opportunity.  Part of being in this lovely world of the quilting community is supporting and helping where we live. 


Crosscut n more

approx 30" x 30" I have been super busy with county fairs and have a few other irons in the fire so.....did not have much of a chance to get a great pic of my crosscut quilt. This is from the crosscut quilt along by Debbie at A quilter's table on IG.  I decided to post my pic anyway. 

I made the light background blocks and decided to add a frame of the opposite and i really love it. (that is the more)  Wish my quilting was up to par. 

Oh and i tried to quilt up the binding. 
before quilting
I did sort of a scribble on the binding with different colored threads. 

Such a fun project so shout out to Debbie!!

linking up with Needle and thread thursday with Kelly @My quilt infatuation
Confessions of a fabric addict for @Whoop Whoop Friday

Patchwork in the Park

Deconstructed Windmill quilt from the Modern Patchwork magazine by Gosnia click HERE  Notice I tried to recreate her park bench photo shoot. :)

I love the colors in this one.  I used an Ikea backing and it was pretty thick but I love it so much. I did have trouble quilting as the top wanted to pucker up. I had it pin basted but then gave up and tore out the quilting and then tried glue baste but it did the same thing. 
So it is done but I am not so happy with it. I thought by now my quilting would be smooth and straight. Still not happening. Below is my crosscut from the week long IG quilt along by Debbie at A Quilter's Table

I am working on the quilting right now but that is giving me some fits too. I will keep at it.....sigh

Linking up Confessions of a Fabric Addict for can I get a whoop whoop friday!