Friday, August 18, 2017

Fetch a Pail of Water ~~ finish

I've been going through blue scraps like an addict. I've used skinny strips for "AmandaJean's QAL," more skinny strips for my version of the QAL, some 2½" strips for a wonky log cabin, and even more of those 2½" strips for a normal log cabin and a rail fence quilt. That's five quilts! Five. 

Front and back. All fabrics from the stash. Guess what? There are still *&%(& some strips and scraps and skinnies. I suppose I'll  never use up all the blue fabric in my stash. I'll just call it now before I go insane from looking at the color blue. 

However, although I'm calling the loss, I should show you the last of those quilts mentioned above. This is the rail fence, an easy pattern that used a pile few 2½" strips but not enough apparently.

I liked the outcome of the quilt photography in North Dakota, so I decided to do something like it here. Adam's truck was in the middle of sitting in the yard. I took several pictures, but couldn't decide between these two, so I'm including both. You can decide which is better.

Strangely, I don't think I've mentioned anything about the quilt top before today. Odd. But there it is, so here we are. Completely finished.

A quick stipple quilting motif and a scrappy binding. No label yet because I didn't know what to name it, but now I have that, too.

          Quilt Stats

Fetch a Pail of Water

40" X 40" 

Scrap fabrics from stash


scrap fabrics 

Rail fence


Lots of Linkups!

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Pin It Weekly #211

Just a few things I've been looking at for the last few days. I think I may have a theme going, though that was not my intent. 

What a simple yet elegant way to display lovely handkerchiefs!I think that we should do this with our extra blankets after the wedding. We can roll them up too, that way they look a little nicer. --T

Embroidery hoops with doilies make up a collection to cover a wall. Various sizes scattered along the wall give it a different look that looks pretty. I love the pillows on the bench also.

Mix and match cork coasters

Vintage Pillows

Awesome use of materials, rebar railing!Plant stand - made out of a railroad tie!

railroad tie junction box on top of the tie a single set of wires More More

Cut slits, weave in a scarf, tie in a bow. The easiest t-shirt refashion ever!21 creative succulent container gardens you can buy or DIY, like this succulent wonderland framed wooden vertical garden.


Farm Animal Dish Towels, Set of fourBeautiful dinner plates.. wow... I'm in love with a dinner set..

Old Country Store Hand-Lettered Labeling

Have a great week!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Cotton Robin round 2

First the first time, I participated in the Cotton Robin hosted by Julie. See this post about round 1. What fun! I recommend that you look into it and join next year.

For round 2 I received this center block, but it didn't look like this. Oh no! It looked oh so much better. Don't get me wrong--this block is fantastic and anyone can see the potential. But some people just out do themselves!

See my problem!?!  Luckily, I was able to come up with something. Not anything great, and certainly not very competitive, but I'm not really much of a competitive girl. :) I play for fun.

I decided on a circle, although I had tried to make four hearts to go in each corner of the block. The problem became the corners of the block. Even though the circle is not perfectly round, I wanted it to appear somewhat so. My answer was HST's that didn't quite fit the width of the rest of the circle.

Luckily, the block went to Liz, who knew exactly how to quilt it. She quilted small hearts in each of the circle squares and small circles in the open white areas. 

Isn't this one precious little quilt? I love the small hearts in the inner border and the quilting is perfect!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Sunday Quilt Inspiration: drunkard's path

Sewn: 23 - How to make a Drunkard's Path templateI'm working on a drunkard's path quilt with a lots of pretty colors and a mix of scraps. It's turning out much cuter than I first expected but still needs a few blocks to make it large enough. Since drunkard's path is on my mind, I thought I'd look at a few quilts using the pattern.

Wumba sized pillow 2 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!a little gray: Scrappy Circles Pillow.  She used Jen's pattern found in the Winter 2013 Modern Patchwork issue.

All done! #schnitzelandboominiquiltswap | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

A Quilter's Mixology in Review - Day 5 (and giveaways!) Thursday, June 19, 2014. This photo: Baby quilt, Medallion.

drunkards path | MishaMichele: Drunkard's Path

polka dot quilt - beautiful idea for all my polka dot fabrics!

drunkards path quilt by i like orange quilts-and-quilting

Black and White Trill 58″ x 68″ by Melanie Tuazon.  New Jersey Modern Quilt Guild.

squares & pies

Feng Shui Quilt- drunkards path variation- from Fun and Easy Quilt design

Drunkards Path

Raindrop baby quilt made with a drunkard's path ruler from Bloc Loc

DQS11 love the bright graphic sense of this one.

Cut to Pieces: A combo of a 9 patch and drunkard's path pattern, love this so much!  Adore the colors too

Aren't these some happy quilts? Every one filled with color and movement and joy. Have you made a drunkard's path quilt yet? Tell us a little about it in the comments, please. 

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Stash Report for June/July 2017

Running late but here nonetheless! Not tons of quilt finishes happening, but there have been a few. Oddly every quilt I finished have two things in common: they are small and they are mostly blue. But the blue scraps are slowly dwindling.

Stash Report for June/July 2017
Completed Projects 
Used this month:
Come Out to Play (3 yds)
Added this month:
Under the Haystack (2 yds)
Used in 2017:
AmandaJean’s QAL (5 yds)
Added in 2017:
3.5 gift
Small finishes (1 yd)

Friday, August 11, 2017

Cotton Robin round 1

I'm not sure how much I've said about the Cotton Robin that I joined back in January? February? I do remember jumping on board at the last second; then getting my block out after the deadline.  Way to make a first impression, right? I was so hoping to I get all the goofiness out the way and be serious or at least on time!  All that said, here's "Round 1: a block tells its own story."

In no time the block was in the mail and arrived at its destination, and a new block found its way to my hot little hands. 

I'd get so excited when a package came in! It was fun seeing what others were doing and looking at how they did it. Then, of course, there was the pressure of coming up with an idea that would work and pulling it off in time.

I found that the time factor was perfect. I easily kept up with every deadline, except the first. More on the Cotton Robin in a day or so.