Thursday, May 31, 2018

June Color Challenge Block - Purple

Oh, I love purple.
I always have.  I remember when I was quite young and I had only one younger sister we would get matching things.  The same winter coat, the same stuffed animal, the same set of jammies.  But of course they still had to be different.  And I always got the purple and my sister would get the pink (I think she got the pink, I didn't pay too much attention to that part). :)

I love both the blue side of purple and the red side of purple.  I even like pastel purple on occasion.
Needless to say, I have a little bit of purple in my stash and I was excited to dig into my bin of scraps to see what I could come up with for June's Monthly Color Challenge Block.

I loved these purples as I was piecing the block, but now that I am looking at the photos, I realize I should have opted for a little more contrast.  Maybe I'll make it again before I choose my final layout for the blocks.  Only time will tell....





My pinwheel points are something I really need to work on.  Especially with blocks this small.  I'll have to add that to the "Back to Basics" list I have been working on.

As usual, you can find the pattern for this block over on Jen's blog at Patterns by Jen.

This month the Art Gallery will be giving away a fat quarter bundle, so make sure to make your own purple project and link up at Patterns by Jen!!



And of course, don't forget to visit the other bloggers that will be doing their own purple projects.  Some of the same block, and maybe some new ones too.  :)

Patterns By Jen
Dizzy Quilter
Powered By Quilting
Masterpiece Quilting
Quilts by Joanne
Clever Chameleon Quilting

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Oh no! What am I going to do?

Ok.  I have succumbed to the pull of the all mighty Quilt Along.
How many of us always have 'too many projects' that we just HAVE to get done and then the urge to start something new becomes even stronger than ever? 
Too many quilts, too little time is becoming my new motto.
But, I just couldn't pass up the Fireburst Mystery Quilt Along because there are so many of my quilty friends doing it too.  I have a very strong FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) on this one.  So, why the heck not right?

Tish's Adventures in Wonderland just started this one a few weeks ago, so it is not too late to hop on yourself if you are so inclined.  It is going to be a fun one. If you are interested in joining, head on over and check out Tish's intro post:


I am just a wee bit behind because I just made my final decision to join yesterday.  And I knew I was going to pull from my stash for this one.  And I wanted to use some fun crazy fabric.  

I have a bit of a dilemma though.  I can't decide which fabric to use for my background and I need your help.  Here are the fabrics I have picked. 



I have enough of both the floral and the blue to use as the Background fabric.  
I need your opinions.  
Which would you choose?  




Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Catching up on Bee Blocks

Last weekend was spent at my sewing machine playing catch up.
As most of you faithful readers know, my quilting life has been an overwhelming mess and I have been getting next to nothing actually finished.  

Picture a deer in headlights covered in piles of fabric.  

I haven't been making the time to blog or focusing on getting projects on my list actually done.
I decided last week that trend had to STOP and I had to get back to enjoying my quilting time.  

So, I wrote up a list of all the little things I needed to do and what I was behind on in order of easiest finish to "should be done this year, but haven't started yet".  Then it was time to stop planning and start doing.

Of course at the top of the list were single blocks.  Blocks for the lovely quilters in my Bee Inspired quilting Bee group came first. I have been a very poor BeeMate this year so far and I am determined to finish the year being punctual and earning back the respect of my BeeMates so they don't boot me out next year. 

I had two to get done (April and May).  Both great blocks.
Emily - The Darling Dogwood - had us doing some paper-piecing.  I have been wanting to work on this skill for awhile now and this was a great block to do it.  Just enough difficulty to make me work for it.  :)
    





I plan to make a few more blocks from this pattern and quilt them as minis for my wall and to give to a few friends.  They are so much fun.  :)

The second block (May) was something just as fun.  Velda - Freckled Fox Quiltery - asked us to all make her some cake!  :)

So, I give you a lovely Marionberry Chiffon cake:


And a Raspberry/Coconut Ice Cream cake:


I can't wait to see all the delicious goodies together!
I have grand plans of quilting more this weekend and continuing along my path of finishing projects and making progress.  
Happy Quilting!