Thursday, February 17, 2022

Pink Pinwheels - Tickled Pink Blog Hop


Today wraps up the Tickled Pink Blog Hop hosted by Carla of Creatin in the Sticks.  I'm excited to show off my Positively Playful Pink Pinwheels. 

I was short on crafting hours this time around, but I still wanted to play along and use up some of my Pink scraps piling up.

I picked a small block I knew I could sew up lickety split: Pinwheels, and I pulled out my 2.5 inch pink strips and cut triangles for 4 inch Pinwheels. I ended up with 35 different Pink prints for my Pinwheels.

The Pink border is full of pink hearts and brings my total to 36 different pink prints. 

I cut all the pieces out in one evening. The next evening I sewed the top together. It took two and a half Pirates of the Caribbean movies from sewing the first pinwheel to adding the last border strip.  

Maybe one day I'll use a real timer, but for now I suppose I'll keep time by the movies I play while sewing.

I got up early yesterday morning and quilted it before work. I used a pastel Pink thread and quilted an all over "whatever I felt like quilting" motif. Mostly swirls and partial feathers. 

Since the quilt is small it only took about 45 minutes to quilt.

If you need a fun quick project, especially for a baby gift, try Pinwheels with sashing.
The top measures approximately 41 x 53.

Check out the other hoppers today to see more tickled pink creations and be sure go back and check out any others you may have missed.

Happy Sewing!


Monday, February 7, 2022

Island Batik Row by Row Blog Hop - Citified

Today starts off week two of the Island Batik Row By Row Blog Hop and I get to show off my row by row quilt made with the Citified fabric line by Kathy Engle for Sherry Shish of Powered by Quilting.

Week two also starts with a new give away by Island Batik. 

They are are giving two lucky people a chance to win a Fat Quarter bundle of Island Batik collections by Kathy Engle – Citified, designed for Sherry Shish of Powered by Quilting or Contempo, designed for Kate Colleran of Kate Colleran Designs!

 Scroll down to the bottom to enter with the rafflecopter.

Citified has several shades of oranges, some blues, purples, and off white.
If you are a Clemson fan, the purples and oranges would make a great tiger paw block.

These prints should be in shops now or on the way.

I made some smaller block for the rows that helped separate the larger blocks.  They are three inch blocks.  I love little blocks!

Everything was sewn and quilted with Schmetz Microtex needles.

And there is Hobbs inside!  I used  Hobbs Heirloom Premium Cotton Batting for this one.

It quilted up nice with Aurifil orange thread and Hobbs batting.

I used the lightest orange from the Sumatran Tiger thread set.  

It showed up perfect on all the fabric colors.

I used a lot of my favorite blocks: Ohio Stars, Friendship Stars, Churndash, Courthouse steps, Dutchman's Puzzle, and nine patches.

I used 19 of the 20 fabrics in the line. I only left out one of the oranges.
  I used up every bit of the off white prints for the background and sashing.

We took it with us on vacation to take more pictures of it.

Fort the back I used up the last bit of one of the orange Citified fabrics and then surrounded it with some Island Batik Foundations.  I've always been able to find a foundation print that goes with the new fabric lines, they come in super handy sometimes.

Boonky was my helper again.  This time with the binding. Sewing came to halt for a bit while Boonky inspected my binding.

Enter the Island Batik Giveaway!

And be sure to check out what Emily made with Citified as well.  You can find her at The Darling Dogwood.

Happy Sewing!