Tuesday, February 25, 2020

February OMG Link Up

It's time to link up my February OMG finish.  I'm so happy to have a fun first finish for 2020.

I'm linking up at the One Monthly Goal February Finish Party at Elm Street Quilts.  Thanks to all the cheerleaders and motivation!

Here's my first quilt finish for 2020.  The quilt is called Catchin' Some Rays.  Happy Valentine's Day!


All of the fabrics were from my stash.  We got a fresh 4" or so of snow on Wednesday night.
I haven't done a one-fabric back lately.  I liked this pink print for it.  This quilt is quite girly.


Here's a close-up of the double bubble quilting design.  I really like the texture of this quilting.


The pattern was designed by Barbara Jones.  I swapped out the applique flowers that Barbara suggested and replaced them with EPP hexagon flowers because I wanted to learn how to make hexie flowers.  The original pattern can be found in McCall's Quilting January/February 2013 issue.

Check out all the other fine finishes at the Elm Street Quilts February Finish Party.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Slow Sunday Stitching -- Linen & Threads SAL February Clue Complete

I had more time to stitch this week.  Here's the progress on my Linen & Threads project:


I finished this in Global Studies this week.  Here it is in class:


I love this local school district's modern classrooms.  My project is on the "couch" in the front of the class.  There are tables and chairs.  There are outlets and charging stations a plenty.  The rooms seem "open" with the windows.  In the back of the room the tables and chairs are elevated.  It's very different from when I graduated in the 80's when the chair was still attached to the desk.

You can get the free pattern on the site Linen and Threads.  There are several free samplers on there.  This particular one is called "Friends and Family".  The 2020 Linen and Threads Mystery Stitch A Long (SAL) is a mystery sampler that was inspired by antique Quaker and Vierlande samplers.  It includes both traditional and new motifs and allows the stitcher to personalize the sampler with initials to celebrate his/her own friends and family.

I'm linking up at Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching.

Slow Sunday Stitching

Saturday, February 22, 2020

More Carrots -- RSC20

I had time to make the other two carrots for my Veggie Patch Quilt.



The quilt is called Veggie Patch.  I found it at Katie Mae Quilts.  She had an adorable fruit pattern the previous year.  There is a cute candy quilt in the making for this year.  Check it out!

I'm linking up at Angela's blog, SoScrappy for the RSC20.

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Sunday, February 16, 2020

Linen & Threads SAL -- Slow Sunday Stitching

I had more time to stitch this week.  Here's the progress on my Linen & Threads project:





Each month a clue is released.  It is a 12-month project.  You may join in at any time.  You can also go back and print mystery patterns from previous years.

I'm linking up at Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching.  Come join the fun.  There are so many talented people stitching along.

I posted this and forgot to mention my Slow Sunday Stitching project FINISH!!!

Here's my first quilt finish for 2020.  The quilt is called Catchin' Some Rays.  Happy Valentine's Day!  I started this project because I wanted to learn how to make EPP hexie flowers.  I'd carry around my neat little plastic tub of papers and fabrics neatly cut with my Accuquilt dies.  I'd be so happy when I finished a flower.  Then I appliqued the flower parts onto the block.  It was such a relaxing project!  I LOVE this little quilt.  You can read more about it and see the back here.


When I took this photo we had about 3" or 4" of snow.  The temperature has been between 11 degrees to 35 degrees this week.  Yesterday was a great day to stay in and sew.  We have only missed one day of school due to snow this year.  I'm still holding out hope that we will get one or two more.  It has been a very mild Ohio winter thus far.  No school tomorrow due to Presidents' Day.  I hope to get a little machine sewing done tomorrow...fingers crossed!

Slow Sunday Stitching

Saturday, February 15, 2020

RSC20 -- Orange Carrots

I haven't had much time lately to sit down and sew at my sewing machine.  I really enjoyed making these two carrot blocks today.  I made the peas block during the summer of 2019.  I've decided to continue this quilt when the colors of the month match what I need.


Each month I printed off the instructions for each block.  The quilt is called Veggie Patch.  I found it at Katie Mae Quilts.  She had an adorable fruit pattern the previous year.  There is a cute candy quilt in the making for this year.  Check it out!

I'm linking up at Angela's blog, SoScrappy for the RSC20.

grab button for SoScrappy

Friday, February 14, 2020

Finally -- A Friday Finish -- Catchin' Some Rays

Here's my first quilt finish for 2020.  The quilt is called Catchin' Some Rays.  Happy Valentine's Day!


All of the fabrics were from my stash.  We got a fresh 4" or so of snow on Wednesday night.
I haven't done a one-fabric back lately.  I liked this pink print for it.  This quilt is quite girly.


Here's a close-up of the double bubble quilting design.  I really like the texture of this quilting.


The pattern was designed by Barbara Jones.  I swapped out the applique flowers that Barbara suggested and replaced them with EPP hexagon flowers because I wanted to learn how to make hexie flowers.  The original pattern can be found in McCall's Quilting January/February 2013 issue.

I'll be linking up at Elm Street Quilts later this month.  It was my February OMG (one main goal) to finish this quilt.



Sunday, February 9, 2020

Linen & Threads SAL -- Slow Sunday Stitching

The new clue for the stitch along at Linen & Threads came out February 1st.  I made some progress on that project this month.  I'm loving this blue floss on the oatmeal Aida cloth.  There are little gaps here and there because there is a space to put initials.  I don't have that large of family.  I think I may find some sort of design that is similar in size and put in each space.  I need to see how this mystery plays out.


Each month a clue is released.  It is a 12-month project.  You may join in at any time.  You can also go back and print mystery patterns from previous years.

I'm linking up at Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching.  Come join the fun.  There are so many talented people stitching along.

Slow Sunday Stitching