Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Midweek Makers #444

Welcome to Midweek Makers!


This week I have a client quilt to share. Denise is a prolific quilter, donating several of her quilts for fund raising, many of which I've been lucky to quilt for her. This time, the quilt is a gift for her grandson, a lovely woven design made with flannel. 


This week I'm featuring some in-progress quilts, where you can read about the design decisions and maybe add a suggestion.

From Vicki's Crafts and Quilting, a fall panel is getting some borders,


Scrapbox Quilts is working hard on enlarging border blocks,


and Crafts, Cavies, and Cooking is working on a feather block layout.


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Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Midweek Makers #443

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It's certainly beach weather right now, with all this heat we're having. Who wouldn't love a dip in the ocean or a swimming pool right now? If you're not near water, at least you could keep cool stitching blocks with So Scrappy's RSC 2024 color, aquamarine. I'm lucky enough to have done both, adding a shoe box of aquamarine prints to my design wall.


Little Penguin Quilts also stitched up an aquamarine block,


Not Afraid of Color showed off her RSC blocks so far, with an aquamarine one sure to follow,

and Pachouli Moon Quilts shared a green string quilt, which has a few strips of aquamarine in it.


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Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Midweek Makers #442

Welcome to Midweek Makers! Happy 4th of July!


I haven't looked to see if the new monthly RSC2024 color is out yet, so I guess I'll have to wait till next week to show any new blocks. In the meantime, I stitched up one blue broken dishes block to finish off June's blue. Kinda boring.


But wait! I have progress to share on my scrap storage quilt. Check out my scrap bins!


Looks like I have a lot of blocks but it's only about a third of the quilt. With so many more blocks needed, one would think I'd really be clearing out those scraps. NOT!! Good thing there's still a lot of colors and holiday fabric left to stitch.

Did you check out the quilts from last week's party??? There were some real beauties - it was hard to choose those to highlight. But here they are:

from Patchouli Moon Studio, this adorable applique bear on a string block background,


from Julie's Quilts and Costumes, this beautiful rainbow orange peel,


and from Institches with Bonnie, this beauty.


Sorry to those whose blog links are not posted. For some reason, Blogger decides to make the link say 'null', though I have figured out how to enlarge the pictures again. I don't know what they did, but it's no fun going through several steps to achieve an easy task.

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Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Book Shelf for July QBM

Ah, it's the time for a good summer beach read! In the mood for romance? Mysteries? Or my favorite, Historical Fiction? Come visit my Book Shelf for your next read or for real reading fun, check out Barnes and Noble's 80+ Best Beach Reads 2023.


In case you haven't guessed by now, the Quilt Block Mania theme this month is books. Wouldn't these make a great quilt for a favorite teacher?



Here's the list of where to find all these great book themed blocks - be sure to thank the creators!

Audio Book Quilt Block by Carolina Moore
EAT Cookbook by Patchwork Breeze
Tea and Books by Crafty Staci
Hedwig by Inquiring Quilter
The Library Quilt
Book Shelf by QuiltFabrication
Readers block by brown bird designs
Reading Bear by Colette Belt Designs
By the Book by Happy Hour Stitches
Garden Books
Bookworm by Appliques Quilts and More
Spruce Up Your Reading with a Free Bookmark Quilt Block
Retro Bookcase by Amanda Harris
Adventures of a Burlgar by Sondrasa of Art Quilts by Design
The English Patient by Flowerodg+Co
Under the Apple Tree by Epida Studio
Stack of Books by Oh Kaye Quilting
Read Banned Books by Beth Clifton
Open Book by Manderley Makes
Adventure Awaits
Book Lover by Cristy Fincher

As for my Book Shelf, it's got a mix of paper backs, hard backs, classics and contemporary, maybe even a cookbook. Sure, you can see all that, right??? Imagination aside, these books are pieced using classic piecing techniques, plus a bit of foundation paper piecing for the leaning book. Paper piecing is awesome for helping to get those tough angles a block requires!

The Book Shelf block is listed as for the confident beginner quilter, who has some knowledge of paper piecing. This is a good block to learn on if you're new to the technique. As usual, fat quarters are all that's needed for one block.

Book Shelf is a free download pattern now until August 5. Just click on the download button below for the PDF pattern file.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Midweek Makers #441

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One of my favorite holidays is next week, the Fourth of July. So I took a little license with the RSC2024 June blue color choice, using my patriotic prints to make a few more scrap box blocks. Here's an under-bed box block, 


and because I have a lot of patriotic prints, a second, tall box. Notice there are only four fabrics that are in both boxes. And these are just from scraps, not any of the yardage I have. I do love my red, white, and blue!


Keeping with the blue theme, these quilters shared their blue projects.

From Gretchen's Little Corner, there's blue pineapple blocks,


Little Penguin Quilts made a blue heart block,


and Not Afraid of Color continues making these fabulous blocks for RSC2024.


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Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Midweek Makers #440

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This week I have an under-bed box block of blue to share. Still hardly making a dent on those scraps! 


I could make more, but I've been spending my time setting up blog posts, designing blocks for QBM, and making said blocks to test the patterns. All that tedious background work that goes into blogging and quilting, invisible to most. But it's worth it in the end!

Last week's party had some fun items that caught my eye. Time for Stitchin finished her 2022 Stay at Home Round Robin - yay!


Viridian's blog finished her Dutchman's Puzzle quilt in 30's repros.


And Bell Creek Quilts made some Chap Stick fobs for my favorite lip balm, Vaseline. Yes, the Vaseline tube is bigger than Chapstick, and sad it won't fit in the fob a friend made me years ago.


Nice work everyone!

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Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Midweek Makers #439

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I'm home and it feels great! Some of you wanted to see the bath remodel at my son's house. Here's the room before.


Not too bad, though I just read in an interior design article that said 'muddy yellow in a gray room never works'. But the color scheme is really the least of the problems.

A small issue was the whirlpool tub. Over several years, who knows what's been growing in the tubing and jets. Could have given it a deep clean but an even bigger issue was the 3 foot diameter circle of dry rot around the toilet that was spreading under the tub and threatening to cave in the floor. Here's the room gutted, with all the dry rot removed.


After 12 days and an expensive replumb, the bathroom now is a fresh and modern space! With a very solid floor, I might add. Yes, hubby and I did this.


So now I'm home, doing a bit of sewing. Since the RSC2024 color for June is blue, I've made up a light blue tall box to go with the others.


Maybe next week I'll put these blocks up on the design wall so everyone can see where this is going, and what I have left to fill in.

Enough about me, let's see some highlights from last week!

Julie's Quilts and Costumes got to try freezer paper piecing (my favorite!) on a jewel block,
 

Busy Hands are Happy Hands turned a flimsy into a shower curtain, (I should show this to my DIL!)


and Anja Quilts created this striking version of Luminous Layers.


And once again, Blogger will not let some of the text link, nor will it enlarge the images. Ugh. But let's still have a party -what do you have to share this week? 
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Thursday, June 6, 2024

Link Works for Mountain Block

The link for the Purple Mountains Majesty block is now working - thank you for your patience! Just click on the block picture to go to the download. 



I have no idea why Blogger cannot hold on to a link when a post is written in advance. This is certainly not the first time the inserted link has not launched with the post. Of course, it doesn’t help that I’m away from my computer and trying to deal with the issue using an iPad mini - it’s just not the same!

So, again, thank you for your patience and enjoy!
Susan

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Midweek Makers #438

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I have nothing to share this week unless you want to see a pictures of a full bathroom remodel. Yes, hubby and I planned a visit to the newlyweds home, to fix serious dry rot. We’ve had to extend our stay to get it done, so I should have something quilty to share next week. But if you really want to see remodel pics - just let me know!

From last week, Making a Lather showed a very shimmery quilt, 



Little Penguin Quilts made Paducah Stars, her version of Luminous Layers, 


and Gretchen’s Little Corner shared her Radiant Blues flimsy.



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