Monday, May 23, 2016

Moving It Forward

Hey, all you movers and shakers it time to share what you've been movin' along this week.  I'm excited to see everyone's progress.
Me, I started quilting another man quilt. There is something about quilting a man quilt that I just love. For some reason it is easier for me. Something about quilting simple geometric shapes makes me happy. I have a harder time with curvy feminine quilting. Go figure.
I had a lot of fun at market and will share a little later in the week.  For now, it's your turn. What did you move forward this week?

Friday, May 20, 2016

Club House

I had a wonderful childhood.  I grew up in the time when mother's were sure fresh air was good for you. When children were sent out to play and were not to come home until the next meal or the street lights came on. During my childhood years I lived in a growing neighborhood. Where new houses were being built and the construction works let us have their scrap. There was also a wooded area where we would take this scrap and we built clubhouses and forts. Nothing really structurally sound but we did have a wonderful time. 
 So when I saw the new line, The Treehouse Club, by Sweetwater for Moda. I knew I had to play with it. Some of those forts were in trees and as the line is Treehouse Club I knew I needed to put some ladders in my quilt. Next I added some club houses. After several arrangements I finally came up with the thought of adding words.
 Once I had it all put together I quilted hammers and nails, cause how else would you build your club house?
The pattern should be in shops soon (it is available through United Notions and will be on my website soon.) Linking up with Sarah and Amanda Jean.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

A Little Binding

I've been quilting up a storm and now I'm ready to do a little binding. I can't show you the front yet but isn't the dotty back and binding fun? They are a new line by Zen Chic from Moda called Hey Dot. I must say I love, love, love it. But I love just about anything Zen Chic does.
 This one is a baby quilt using a new line by Sweetwater for Moda called Tree house. Watch for this finish and pattern Friday.
I will be teaching a binding class in June at the Panguitch Quilt Walk. I'll be showing how to make a scrappy binding, how to make sure your binding fits perfectly, machine binding, etc. Would love for you to join me. Also if you have any great binding tips or tricks I'd love to hear them so I can pass them on. Thanks!

Monday, May 16, 2016

Moving it Forward

Welcome to Monday's Moving it Forward. Hope everyone had a productive week.
Me not so much. In addition to the lovely family pictures for my birthday/mother's day I also received the yuck, Not my favorite present ever. So I don't have a lot to show. Just these pretty trimmings from some blocks I squared up.
Now it's your turn. What did you move forward. I'm looking forward to seeing all the wonderful things you have done. It will make up for my lack of productivity.

Friday, May 13, 2016

The Bee's Knees

Here's the buzz. I'm loving Bumble Berries by The Jungs for Moda. Fun prints in red, yellow, blue, green and pink full of flowers, bees and flowers, what's not to love? 
I mixed two blocks to create a meandering path for the bees to buzz around while they flit from flower to flower.
 I quilted my favorite flower, daisies, to go with this theme.
 The pattern is available through United Notions and will be up on my website soon.
Linking up with Sarah and Amanda Jean to celebrate

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

A Peak, A Gift and A Winner

 I have been playing with a lovely fat quarter pack of the new line Desert Bloom by Sheri and her daughter Chelsi.  Aren't the colors lovely? I just love the prints. Maybe because I am a desert girl myself. The wispy flowers just speak to my heart. I have great plans for these pieces but I can only share a this little peak.
This last weekend I celebrated my birthday and Mother's Day.  I wanted a family picture before my oldest heads off to the northwest for his new job. Thankfully my sister is a great photographer and my family are good sports. I now have some beautiful family pictures.
This one of my kids is my favorite.
Now for the winner of the 100 Blocks magazine. The random generator picked Jodi.  She said.
Love your block! Congratulations on having your block in Quiltmaker's 100.
Thanks for a chance to win.
Congrats! Send me your snail mail and I'll get your magazine off to you.  Thank you to everyone that participated.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Moving It Forward

 It's Monday, are you ready to shake it.  Can't wait to see those smooth moves. There are some pretty amazing performances out there right now. Me, little by little I'm working on some show stoppers. I had gotten a little behind in my Splendid Sampler blocks. So Friday I took a little time to make some progress. These four pretties were the result. The middle one was suppose to have embroidery but I took the lazy mans way out and fussy cut a pretty posy. I had a fun time making the tape measure. So glad I found the perfect fabric in my stash.
I was also able to add another row to my string quilt. The more I get done on this the more I love it. 
 Now it's your turn. What great moves did you orchestrate this week.
 Link up and share your own personal show. Please remember to link back so others can find us and play. It's always more fun to play to a full house. Thanks!