Friday, June 28, 2013

Graduation Quilt

All of the quilting is done, the binding is ready to attach and needles threaded for hand work.  It is about time!
Designed by:  John Kubiniec
Name:  Modern View, Published in Jan/Feb 2013 McCall's Quilting
Layer Cake:  Fandango, by Kate Spain for Moda
Quilting:  Free Motion Curls and Swirls

I have been in Texas the last couple of weeks off and on.  Unfortunately, it was not a vacation, but rather the goodbyes to my sister-in-law of 37 years.  Christine left behind my brother Tiger, their two daughters, Kristy and Missy and six grandchildren.  Not to mention three sisters, a brother, sisters-in-law and MANY nieces and nephews.  The family came in from everywhere visiting as she slowly slipped away.  Then, rather than mourn her passing, our large family came together and celebrated her life.

It is now time to get back to work... to start, I can't wait to  join Sarah at her Whoop Whoop Friday Linky Party.  I have been watching from the side-lines (rather my IPAD -- thank goodness the hospital and hotels had WiFi).

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Yellow Bling!

I could not just show the yellow stars for the So Scrappy Rainbow Challenge, so I pulled out the others and played with them on the wall.  As each color is added, I have to rearrange anyway, so taking it on/off is fun.

Designer:  Elizabeth Hartman
Pattern Name:  Sparkle Punch
Published by:  Fons and Porter
When:  July/August 2012

Be sure to visit the other sites participating in the Rainbow Challenge -- the block stashes are growing!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Batik Acappella

I must have used about every color in my drawer of brightly colored batiks.  I auditioned a dozen borders until I found this brightly colored orange/red/yellow batik.  I love mindless piecing and this fit the bill.

A close-up of the quilting, I used the channel lock on my Gammill and love the results.  Once I came to the last block, I had finally found my rhythm.  The thread is a variegated red/orange.   

Pattern Used:  Acappella
Designer:  Jamie Janow Elfert

Linking up with Fabric Tuesday today!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Rainbow Log Cabin

I will need to wait until July to find out the color for the border -- probably will do a simple piano key, or maybe something else simple.  For now, I will put aside and work on all of the other projects.

Pattern:  Log Cabin
Strip Size:  1.5" finished
Block Size:  10.5"

For more Monday Design Wall Inspirations, visit Judy at Patchwork Times.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

H2H Happy Chemo

We have had rain today -- so my hubby was nice enough to stand in the drizzle so I could quickly snap a picture.  I used the green 16-patch blocks made as part of the So Scrappy Rainbow Challenge, which was perfect timing.  I made a purple one too, which went to a local friend undergoing treatments for cancer.

Pattern Used:  Arkansas Crossroads
Size:  48" square
Quilting:  Free Hand Swirls
Destination:  Happy Chemo
For H2H Challenge

Saturday, June 1, 2013

A little Sunshine

What a difference a little yellow/gold makes!  I only have eight more blocks to finish this rainbow log cabin.  They were almost done, but I am tired and heading off to sleep.  I quilt for a while, then piece for a while....but I will finish those last eight tomorrow.

The So Scrappy Rainbow Challenge has helped decrease the colorful scraps these last 6 months and I am anxious to see what is in store for the rest of the year.