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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Rainbow Challenge - Yellow, Week 2


The 4 Patch/9 Patch Blocks are done for yellow.   The blocks are finishing at 9", where I will need 63 blocks for twin (63" x 81").  So far, I have 29 ...34 to go.  If I have extra remaining, this would be a cute baby quilt.


Thank you Angela for hosting this challenge every year!!!

Linking up with:  So Scrappy, 2018 Rainbow Scrap Challenge

Friday, April 13, 2018

Mystic Ponds Finish


My sweet hubby installed hooks on our patio for me to take pictures (I think he was tired of holding my quilts for photos).  I had a huge box of batik scraps and decided one of my patterns, "Mystic Ponds" would be perfect.  Taking a few liberties with the pattern, I made the quilt a little scrappier and widened the border.  I wanted to only use the stash on hand, so some of the pieces were smaller than called for.    


A sneak at the backing fabric - I tend to buy large pieces when they are on sale, so they don't always match perfectly.  However, it works.


For the quilting .... freehand swirls.

Mystic Ponds

Pattern Used:  Mystic Ponds
Published by:  Black Cat Creations
60" square

Linking up with Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Hands2Help/Have Faith Pattern


It's that time of the year ... Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict is hosting her annual Hands2Help Charity Quilt.  This is her 8th year and the contributions are growing in numbers with the help of so many giving quilters.

This year, I am her first guest blogger, introducing my charity pattern "Have Faith".  For the story and pattern, please visit  Confessions of a Fabric Addict.

If you have been directed here from Sarah, please feel free to browse a little.  Become a follower or add L'Fair Quilts through Bloglovin' (link on my home page).  

I am also one of the designers for Black Cat Creations and encourage everyone to find us on FaceBook,  a growing little show and tell community of our designs as seen through the creative eyes of other quiltmakers.  My first encounter with Black Cat Creations was the pattern "Short Stacks", designed by Judy Reynolds....and who has not heard of "The Big Block Quilt", by Minay Sirois?

Now .... a little "Have Faith" Show and Tell (the pattern is posted with Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict:




Above is my H2H Charity Quilt for 2018, "Have Faith".


Donna's Black/White/Brights "Have Faith", donated to the Katy, Texas Floods.


A retirement "Have Faith" Quilt I made for a good friend, Paulette.


Tina's "Have Faith" quilt -- loved the bright yellow border.


A few months ago, our guild had a "Have Faith" Sew Day.  We were able to make enough blocks to assemble four quilts for Texas Flood victims.

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If you make a "Have Faith" quilt in the future, please email me with your quilt picture and story (see profile for address) and let me share.

Thank you for visiting and come back soon!

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Rainbow Challenge - Yellow


I love the addition of yellows above, but then I mixed them up below for fun.



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Friday, April 6, 2018

Wedding Season! Panicked Yet?

Friday Finish!  Whoop Whoop!!

Weddings styles are forever changing -- as they should be.  However, one thing stays the same....we all want to bring a very special gift to the couples closest to us.  The traditional Wedding Ring Quilt is perfect, however for those intimidated by curves, "Summer Wedding" offers an EASY alternative.

Yes, I said easy.  Once you make the little "H" units (mindless chaining), the quilt comes together quickly.

A little chat about fabric choices.  I am a scrappy quilter...it's in my genes.  However, not everyone likes scrappy!  This pattern offers fun for both types.  My first "Summer Wedding" was scrappy 😄, and became the cover shot for Black Cat Creations, who published the pattern.

The second one below, just two fabrics --- but guess what --- I enjoyed it, because I used a large busy print of med to dark grays, copper, golds and blacks, with a light silver Kona background.  With a large print, each of the units will take on their own little characteristic. 

Do you see a little modern twist???  And...I had plenty of space for fancy feather quilting.





SHOW AND TELL

First up -- our Birthday Girl, Bunny.  Bunny used a single light blue background and scrappy H's to make this beautiful lap size.  This pattern offers several sizes, king, queen/full, twin (pattern cover) and lap.


Next, Lynn used my scrappy version as a guide and made hers in the twin size.  Lynn is hiding behind the quilt somewhere, she is a cutie, but shy.  


Last is Tina's twin version.  Look close, she used the open spaces to highlight her embroidered art.  



Coming up this Sunday, I will be Sarah's guest blogger at Confessions of a Fabric Addict, when I will introduce my 2018 Hands2Help (H2H) Quilt and the pattern.  If you are not familiar with this  Charity Quilt Challenge, visit Sarah's link to her Hands2Help.  Hope to see you there.

Friday Link up:  Confessions of a Fabric Addict


Saturday, March 31, 2018

Rainbow Triangles and Easter BOM


March is over and so are the greens -- there is not even a dent in my green scraps!  


Also, our local quilt guild continues with the calendar themed Block of the Month.   "April Showers" requires only an umbrella -- that's it --- but we are then challenged to embellish the umbrella as much as we want.   Celebrating Easter and the rainbow of colors (blue, purple, green and a little April yellow), I'm delighted to share my BOM.  My poor yellow rabbit is a little see-thru; but still cute. I traced a piece of marshmallow rabbit and then ate it. YUM!


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Saturday, March 24, 2018

Green Rainbow Blocks and BOM


Adding green to the stash of 12" Rainbow Stars is delightful -- the colors are playing so well together.  


In addition, our guild has a calendar themed Block of the Month, which makes this "Lucky Clover" so appropriate as extra green eye candy.  We donate our blocks for the year and assemble them into charity quilts.  


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