Sunday, May 31, 2015

Hands 2 Help Charity Quilt Challenge - Finishes

This year’s charity quilt challenge has come to an end.  I am very happy to say that I donated two quilts.

Goodnight Irene: Happy Chemo

Summer Sampler: Layers of Hope – Quilting 911

Thank you Sarah for hosting such a wonderful challenge and all for a worthy cause.

Please visit Sarah’s linky party at Confessions of a Fabric Addict to see more wonderful quilts donated to H2H.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Farm Girl Friday Blocks on a Monday

Farm Girl Fridays is a fun sew-along hosted by Lori of Bee in My Bonnet.  Her book Farm Girl Vintage is chock full of adorable blocks that can be arranged in several different quilt settings.

I already got behind on my blocks but I spent the weekend getting caught up.

Week #2

Autumn Star Block

Baby Chick Block

Week #3

Baking Day Block

Butter Churn Block

The butter churn block gave me a fit!  I will do this one over and use the first one to make a potholder.

To see week #1's block click here.

I expected to have the Sailor’s quilt back from the long-armer…but not yet.  Hoping it comes in the next day or so because I leave for San Diego on Friday and need to bind and label it before then.  The crystal ball in my sewing room tells me that I am likely to get behind on my Farm Girl Friday blocks again.  That is OK, I am having a great time with them.  Super cute blocks and I am learning some new techniques.

Hope you all have a great week!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Hands 2 Help Charity Quilt Challenge Progress and A Comfort Quilt

H2H Charity Quilt Challenge is hosted by Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.  Sarah is so generous with her talent and time.  Check out her blog to read about all of her charitable efforts.

This is the second quilt I am donating to the H2H Challenge this year.  I’m calling it Summer Sampler.  I love the happy fabrics.

I should have given it another press before taking the photo

I’m sending this child’s quilt to Layers of Hope – Quilting 911.

You can read about this and other H2H charities here.


My plan was to make a third quilt for the challenge but as it turns out, I have a close family member undergoing chemo and radiation treatment for lung cancer.  So, my friend and I teamed up to make him a comfort quilt.

Very simple but oh so comfy!

I’ve been busy sewing but not blogging…hope to catch up soon J

Enjoy your week!

Friday, May 1, 2015

Farm Girl Fridays - Week #1

Farm Girl Vintage is a new quilt book by Lori Holt from Bee in My Bonnet.  All of the block patterns in the book are things you would find on a farm.  Lori gives you block patterns and then several mix and match settings so you can design your own quilt.  Lori’s motto is “You are the boss of your own quilt!”

She is hosting a sew-along to promote the new book.  Beginning today, she will post each Friday which block or blocks to sew from her book.  Click here for more details.

The blocks are supposed to be scrappy which is something that I struggle with…I tend to be too “matchy.”

This week’s block is Apron Strings.

I pulled the 12 different fabrics needed and was not feeling too confident about what I was doing.

I decided after getting the block together that it wasn’t so bad after all.

I probably won’t always post my Farm Girl Fridays update on the appropriate day of the week since I have a day job.  I just happened to be off today because we have family in town to attend my daughter’s commencement ceremony tomorrow.  She is graduating with her associate’s degree in accounting.  Doesn't it seem just like yesterday she was graduating from high school?  We could not be more proud of her and the hard work she puts into everything she does.

Enjoy the weekend J