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Monday, June 22, 2015

Fat Quarter Shop Designer Mystery Quilts

I finally finished the quilts!  This past years Designer Mystery Block of the Month from Fat Quarter Shop was made with Edyta Sitar's (Laundry Basket Quilts) blue and cream line called Snow Bird.  FQS is generous with the amount of fabric you get and by ordering a mini fat quarter pack extra I was able to make 2 blocks of each block with lots of fabrics left over.  Here's the original quilt pattern set in the way they designed it.
 Here's the other quilt with the extra blocks and extra fabrics from the finishing kit.  I think I also bought more of the blue dot fabrics.
 Here's the quilting on the back of the quilt.  Both were custom quilted by me and my Bernina.
 I also finished by guild's challenge quilt.  I can't show it all yet, but I wanted to prove (and log the date) that I finished it.
 I finished binding these quilts this weekend while spending Father's Day with my dad.  Like I've said before, he watches a lot of National Geographic and that type of tv so I always bring handwork.

Our guild is having their Ice Cream Social at the July meeting and I thought I'd donate this mini quilt for the monthly auction.  It's the extra block I made from the Fat Quarter Shop's Snapshots July block.



Thanks for looking.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Block of the Month Update

I've  been busy machine quilting 3 quilts (which I will show when the binding is sewn down) so right when I was done with those I got busy working on my Block of the Months.

The first one is the first in the new Fat Quarter Shop Designer Mystery Block of the Month.  It's a blue and cream holiday themed quilt.  I believe the fabrics are Primitive Gatherings and a bunch of designers design the blocks for it.  I'm only making one block this year instead of the two each like I was able to do last year.


Also through Fat Quarter Shop I'm working on their Snapshopts Block of the Month. These have been fun blocks to make and I even made an extra of this one because our guild is having an ice cream social in July and I thought I'd donate a mini quilt made from the extra block.


And speaking of guild, here's their block of the month.  The center block fabric was what they gave us.

And because of my glutton for punishment, I got caught up on my Farm Girl Vintage blocks.
And last but not least, I am also doing the Pat Sloan Vacation Block of the Month.  Here's June's block.
And I was curious to see how they looked together.

Off  to spend Father's Day with my dad this weekend. That should give me some time to sew the binding down on all those quilts so hopefully I'll have finished quilts to show next week.

Thanks for looking.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Material Girls Spring 2015 Lunch-Block Exchange

Every year my friendship group Material Girls decide on a challenge.  This years the challenge was to make each of us a signature block-one in a theme or style that we want.  Then by our Holiday party in December we need to have the blocks put together in a top.  Here are the blocks I received.
I love all of them.  The challenge will be to put them together in a top that will be beautiful.  I love a good challenge.

Here are the blocks that I made for everyone.
I liked making all of them but the crazy quilt blocks.  I left a lot of seams for those people who get them.  :0   The Sun Bonnet Sue and turkey blocks were not really exchanged.  I had made all the blocks and then those two ladies had to back out.

Here are the blocks that my friends all got from everyone.








This block should have been where the red/white block on the top right is.  That start block goes with the bunch below.



We all have our hands full and it will be interesting to see how we do.  I'll show you the results in December!

Thanks for looking.