Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Midweek Makers 351

Welcome to Midweek Makers!


I'm hopeful for fall colors this year, as I just read that due to the drought in the Northeast, trees are struggling. That means leaf peeping may be a difficult adventure. Sigh.

With no plans to travel for fall colors, I'll content myself with my ocean themed quilt instead. Here's a new palm tree block (on the left) looking happy compared to the older one, which is having a bad hair day. It's also nice that the new one is much easier to applique.




Moving on to last week's party, did you see some of the great quilts on display? My favorite was the dog-themed quilt, Puppy Parade, from Scrapbox Quilts.



Then there were these striking RSC blocks from Quilts, Etc. I've featured these before and love them in the on-point setting.



And there was also this finish, a beautiful blue and yellow strip quilt supporting the Ukraine, made by Grace and Peace Quilting.


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Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Midweek Makers 350

Welcome to Midweek Makers!


Phew! Our heat wave moved on, and now we've got rain, much needed rain. A lot of the plants in my yard are struggling with less water, while at our other, previously ivy infested house, we're worried about soil erosion down a hill. Ugh.

Anyway, since the yard work has slowed to just weekends, I've now resolved to work on a quilt I designed almost two years ago for my son. The goal is to have it done by Christmas so that he can put it on his queen size bed at the other house. 

You may remember a couple blocks, the palm tree and sailboat.


I've now decided I don't like the palm fronds as the color placement is blah, and there are too many pieces. It's been redesigned, though I have yet to stitch it. As for the sailboat, I've redesigned that too, to make construction simpler.

And there in lies the reason for the delay on making this quilt. Complex construction. Sometimes I fall victim to that. My goal going forward is to simplify block construction to still achieve the look I want. 

So, I'm methodically going through these quilt blocks to make them easier to put together. That involves more paper piecing and applique, techniques I really should be embracing over standard piecing. Expect to see more blocks over the next few months - weather permitting!

Now onto a few features from last week's party!

DonnaleeQ has finished her Curio quilt top and sent it to the quilter,



Songbird Designs finished this pretty Cosmic Jewels quilt,



and Bell Creek Quilts shared an adorable sailboat themed baby quilt.



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Saturday, September 17, 2022

FREE Jelly Roll Quilt Patterns!

Happy National Jelly Roll Day!


Yes, September 17 is a special day for quilters and jelly rolls. To celebrate, I've got another curated collection of eight FREE quilt patterns using jelly rolls! Add these to my previous collections, Free Jelly Roll Patterns and More Free Jelly Roll Patterns for a ton of ideas for using jelly rolls - enjoy!

From Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom, the Seaside Quilt,

square in a square



Boxes of Colour by Urban Quilt Works for Moda,




Confetti Cabins by Center Street Quilts for Moda,



Modern Workshop from Oliver + S,



Mistletoe from Bear Creek Quilting Company,



Stacked Squares from Kitchen Table Quilting for Moda,



Jellied Lone Star by Childlike Fascination for Moda,



and Ascend by Must Love Quilts for Moda.



Enjoy and Happy National Jelly Roll Day!



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