Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Midweek Makers #125

Welcome to Midweek Makers! I've got a lot to share today - how about you? First up, is a quilting sneak peek on my Hunter's Star quilt for the currently running Wish Upon a Star Blog Hop.


Hunter's Star backside quilting

Oh so mean, only giving you the backside!! But trust me, on Friday, May 25, you'll see the whole quilt, plus there will be a quilting video on the pretty motif, suitable for domestic or longarm machines. It will be worth it!
   
I've also gotten a start on the 5th Grade Quilt from the book Precut Primer (affiliate link).


5th Grade quilt blocks from the Precut Primer book

I put out my "DO NOT DISTURB" sign, and cut and chain pieced 10 blocks in around 3 hours.

And last week, I made the trip to Portland, OR for Quilt Market.


Quilt Market Portland OR 2018


I sat in on Schoolhouse, a full day of different 30 minute classes, and met Kelly Young of My Quilt Infatuation plus saw all of her quilts from her new book, Stash Statement (affiliate link). This is her version of Regatta, which I'm making from my scraps, to be revealed June 18.


Regatta from Stash Statement by Kelly Young


And to add to all this busi-ness, my oldest kitty, Roscoe, wasn't eating. He's since had a shot to help his inflamed insides, and he's eating better now. But Saturday, he needed his mommy!


Roscoe


To show more love for Roscoe, the features this week are all about critters!
There's bunnies at Quilts Etc,

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kitties at Hearts Creation,

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birds at Not Afraid of Color,

                                            

barn animals at Made by Marney,

                                            

and a hedgehog at Tu-Na Quilts.

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Phew! That's a lot of catching up! Now it's your turn to share - just keep in mind the following:
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Monday, May 21, 2018

Wish Upon a Star Hop Starts Today!

Heads up - another awesome blog hop starts today, with plenty of eye candy to see!

                                                          

I've teased you with my Hunter's Star blocks, with the full reveal on Friday, May 25. Until then, there a ton of bloggers participating, and we should be super excited to see what they've created!

                                                                 May 21

May 22

May 23

May 24

May 25

With nine bloggers each day - that's a lot of quilts to see!
Enjoy the hop and come back Wednesday for Midweek Makers, and of course, Friday, for my Hunter's Star reveal.

Happy Quilting!



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Friday, May 18, 2018

Precut Primer Quilt Update

With all of the quilts I'm making for blog hops, the Book of the Month quilt has been pushed aside. Well, no longer!

From the Precut Primer book (affiliate link), I've chosen to make a smaller, baby size version of the 5th Grade Quilt.


5th Grade Quilt from Precut Primer


It's so cute how this book is organized, starting with a 1st Grade quilt, and working up to a 12th Grade quilt - graduation in a sense!


Precut Primer


It's also fitting that the lower grade quilts are the easier ones with simple blocks, working to those in the upper grades with more detailed block structures. It's a fabulous way for a quilter to increase their skills - all in one book!

Now why did I choose 5th grade? Was it because of Mrs Sutton, who took me under her wing since falling behind at the one-room schoolhouse two years prior? Well, that's part of it. 

It's also because the quilt pattern looks fun and easily adaptable to a smaller size. So 5th Grade it is!

Now just because I don't have a jelly roll for this doesn't mean I can't strip my own fabric. Wanting to work with my hoarded stash of dots and stripes, I've put this collection together, along with a soft, buttery yellow background.


fabric choices for the 5th Grade quilt

Not sure about that one pale blue stripe in the upper left corner - looks a bit boring compared to the others. I'll see how the others go, holding that one out till last.

See you later - I'm off to cut and sew!
Happy Quilting!



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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Midweek Makers #124

It's Wednesday and it's a Midweek Makers day!

My share today is a Hunter Star block, made with the Rapid Fire Hunter's Star Ruler.



A total of sixteen are made, and I'll stop there. Not enough fabric to make more, plus I like the layout - more blocks would spoil that. So, you'll have to be satisfied with this sneak peek, as the entire quilt reveal will be May 25, my day of the Wish Upon a Star Blog Hop hosted by Carol at Just Let Me Quilt.

And if you didn't know already, I'm sucker for scrap quilts, and this Colorful Scraps quilt from Andree at Quilting and Learning, just makes my heart sing!

                                        
Even though this is an older quilt, it has such a pretty assortment and arrangement of color - well done Andree!

Now it's your turn - what project do you have to share - we'd all like to see!
  • Please link directly to your specific post, not your main blog page.
  • Visit and leave a comment to two links: the one before and the one after your own. Everyone loves visitors, comments, and encouragement!
  • Bring a friend! Invite your fellow bloggers to the party by spreading the word! 
  • Please link to www.QuiltFabrication.com on your post.
Have fun!



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