Friday, March 5, 2021

Contemplating Sewing

 


The prompt for the day for the IG Quilt Fest 2021 is "Contemplate."

Today, I have done more contemplating than sewing. 


#igquiltfest2021

 



Thursday, March 4, 2021

I LIke Thursday #87 ~ Hello, March



Hello, Spring Fabrics! 

I have added spring green to the pinks and whites and grays

 that have been appealing to me all year

and it adds in the spring greens and purple that March brings. 

I have no idea what I might like to make with this fabric.

I am just enjoying the pretty stack of fabrics.


I have brought out my spring quilts this week and posted them Here

for the sharing of the green.



This week I have been joining in the fun on the 

#igquiltfest2021

@ AmysCreativeSide

It is the first year I have participated although I enjoy seeing it every year.

Today's prompt is "creative hands."


I think I have decided on this photo from this blog hop post.

I only have photos of one hand as I am holding my phone camera with the other. 

Free Pattern Find of the Month:

1st Block for Hagatha's House BOM @ MooseStash Quilting BOM

This block will only be free for the month of March 

so click on the link above to download the .pdf.

So you do not miss a block join the ...


Cackling Stitches Facebook Group

where you can also see all the quilts in progress. 

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Time to visit with the

I Like Thursday Bloggers @ Not Afraid of Color

Thanks for sharing with me.



Have a Happy Thursday! 


Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Stitch Sew & Show ~ Week 8

Welcome to Week 8 of my Stitch Sew & Show Linky Party.

Thank you to all who have been linking up.

I do not have a finished project this week, even though I have been sewing everyday.


These are my first three blocks for the 

Riley Blake Block Challenge 2021 ~ Blogged Here

This is only a 16 week challenge, so I am hoping I can stay on track.

The 4th Block was added yesterday to All RBD Block Patterns Here

and I hope to be sewing this block today.

Sometimes I like to sew - along.

Yesterday I made the first two blocks for March for my Temperature Quilt.

In January, I started my House Block Temperature Quilt Here

We have had another blast of artic air and two very windy days.

The lavender door represents a wind chill factor of more than 10 degrees.

The roof color is for the high temperature of the day

and the house color is for the low temperature.

I have to sew a few blocks for February and a few for January to catch up to date.


Here is the cutting for my 

My Temperature House Block Tutorial Here

There are many little house blocks out there 

but sometimes I like to design my own blocks

so I can sew them my way. 

Here is another block I drew up on paper and sewed my way.

It is a 6.5" unfinished Streaming Star Block.

I may also post a tutorial for how I sew this block.

Are you interested? 


Do you like to design your own blocks? 


What are you working on this week?


Please share!  



You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Hello, March ~ Time for Spring Quilts


It is time for spring quilts and cabin fever cats who want to run and play.
I have put away the winter blues and Valentine reds and taken out
some of my favorite spring greens.


The pretty wallhanging was quilty gift from my friend


The pillow is  My Favorite Block design.


The table quilt was made many, many years ago in my pre-blogging days.
It may be the first patchwork table topper that I ever made.
It has a very " vintage shabby chic" look to it now.


The pillow was made with some scrappy string swap blocks,
The string swap block flimsy is still unquilted, mostly because
I am not sure I liked the size and block arrangement.
It was very long and narrow, but do not want to take it apart. 

The sofa quilt I made last year as a pattern test quilt.

I pattern tested this design in 2020.

Here are my "making" posts.

If you are interested in the pattern contact: DayBrook Designs


Katniss and I are forward to real spring weather when  the flowers bloom 
and we can open the window.

For now, though, I am happy just to enjoy my spring green quilts!



photo credit: Thankful Thirteen                                      

 This photo is not my own but it is a good representation of March in my quilty corner.

 The crocus here are still under several inches of melting snow and frozen leaves.

It is the time when winter is starting to lose its grip but spring has not arrived.

Tonight, winter is trying reassert itself with single digits and sub-freezing wind chills. 

Brrr! 

Happy March!