Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Carolina Lily Lone Star - South Carolina Version

This project came about this fall when I was asked to make a small quilt that represented South Carolina.

I had a blank slate to work with and after some deliberation I decided to use my pattern Carolina Lily Lonestar. I shrunk the dimensions a bit, changed the coloring, and added the Palmetto Moon in the center.

I decided to go with all shades of blue and white so it could kind of match the South Carolina flag.  Before I started sewing the diamond blocks, I took a picture of the fabrics in the proper order so I wouldn't mess up the color placement while making the diamonds.

I kept the center all blue so the Palmetto Moon would pop.

I printed the Palmetto Moon on some wonder under straight through my printer and then ironed it on the white fabric.  That made it easy to cut out.  It is raw edge applique and should be fine since this will be a wall hanging and will be seldom washed.

This quilt measures about 28 inches square.


Sunday, October 28, 2018

I love Kitties Swap

At the end of the summer I participated in one of my last swaps.  I haven't been swapping for a long time, but when I saw the I love Kitties swap hosted on Instagram I could not pass it up.  My partner was very vague on her likes and dislikes, she pretty much said make what every, so I did.

I love these Candy Cats  Just look at these eyes. The pattern is a free pattern from Schnitzel & Boo. There is even a mouse and a fish bones pattern to go with it.  Check out the #candycatqal on Instagram to see all the different fabric ways you can make these cats.

I opted to shrink the pattern a bit to keep this a mini version and made four colorful kitties for my mini.  It arrived save and sound to my partner and she loved it!  Yay!!  :)

I hated to send it off because I loved it so much, but I got something fabulous in return which always makes swapping worth it.

Check out this paper pieced kitty I got from Marie.  I told my partner I like lots of little pieces and bright colors.  Boy did she deliver.  I am down to one more swap and then after that I plan to to make time to work on some of my UFO's.  I really need to tackle those old loved projects and finally knock some stuff off my Finish-A-Long list.  


Friday, October 26, 2018

Peak a Who? Blog Hop

Welcome to my day of the Peak a Who? blog hop.  Hosted by Marian of Seams to Be Sew.  I have a few items to show today that I have worked on over the past few months.

First up, I wanted to tackle an old Halloween UFO.  I created one just like it several years ago in 2010 as part of the "La Petite - A Year of Small Projects" challenge. This pattern is called Paganini from Ms. Rosie's Quilt company and is designed for Charm Packs. When I first cut out the project I used several 5 inch strips from my yardage instead of a charm pack.  This method left me with way too much left over fabric for one quilt.  So I decided I would cut enough for two quilts, which I did.  I made the first quilt right away.  The  second one... well....

I played with it again in 2015 hoping to finish it as part of the 2015 Finish-A-Long.  I made some good progress on it and got the top done and even got the backing and batting picked out but that was it.   

  The next several months it got moved around and put on hold while other projects moved to the top of the to do list. It has been sitting and waiting its turn for quilting, until now.

I finally finished it as part of the third quarter of the 2018 Finish-A-Long and today am excited to show it off  to you all as part of the Peek A Who? blog hop. 

And check out who is peeking around on the back.

Another one of my Spooky creations was a Halloween tote bag.

 Look Who is peeking out on the front!  He was made for a Spooky Tote Swap I joined.  I actually made two identical bats. One for each side of the bag.

The paper pieced bat pattern is called midnight Bite and is from Lillyella.com. The tote pattern also comes from Lillyella.com and is a free tutorial here. The fun part of this swap was knowing who my spooky partner was.  Most the swaps I have joined are blind swaps and you don't know who your partner is till the package lands on your doorstep.   I like this way better because it allows me to get to know a new quilty friend.

This is the fantastic tote I got I got from my partner.  It is amazing what a few fabric changes can do to a pattern. And check out the fantastic embroidered witch on the back.  She even glows in the dark!

My final project is till a flimsy, mainly because of this.

My ruler foot broke on my quilting machine, I wasn't even using my quilt rulers at the time or going over any seams, just doing and all over filler in a solid piece of fabric.  Next thing I know the machine jumps and I'm out one presser foot.  So quilting on this next project will be delayed.  But not for too long, a new presser foot is already in the mail heading my way.

Not too long ago I fell in love with One Block Wonder quilts.  I have already made two and have two more cut out and I have already purchased fabric for 3 more.  What can I say, I'm hooked.

This summer I discovered One Block Wonders using panels and I had to have one of my own.
This hop was the perfect reason to buy a fabulous Halloween panel.
Seven panels to be exact.
One for the center and one to cut up.

After several different layouts options I ended up with this one. I love how the hexagons carry the distorted image away to the edges.  I can see myself making many more of these!  I think I may try it without the inner border on my next one and see how that comes out.

Make sure to visit all the other Sites today and visit any of the others you may have missed throughout the week, they have some great projects!  Scroll even further for giveaways from Fat Quarter Shop and Timeless Treasures.

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