Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Doll Quilt

This year my quilt guild is making doll quilts to go with dolls we purchased to give to a local women's shelter. After finishing up a few projects at a recent retreat I took the scraps from this quilt and made this little doll quilt.  The tiny four patches I used as corner posts were what was left over from the scrap strips I used to make the larger four patches.
This morning I quilted it and bond it so it would be ready for our meeting tomorrow.  DD doll tested it out for me and seems to like it.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Orphans Find A Home

I have eight of these scrappy daisies in my orphan bin.   
 I added a scrappy border to them.

 And used them as an alternate block with the scrappy tulips.
It's wash day today so I'll be able to make a few more tulips.  I need to make at least one more daisy, but may make more.  This playing in my scraps is so fun I don't want to stop.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Hands 2 Help

Every year Sarah hosts Hands 2 Help.  For the last few years Quilty Hugs for Happy Chemo has been one of the charities she has generously given to.  Those generous, heartfelt donations have brought comfort to many.  
Today I'm a guest blogger on Sarah's blog, Confessions of a Fabric Addict.  Make sure you visit to see all that Sarah does to help others out and to read a recent thank you from a recipient of a Quilty Hug.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Blue Bird Challenge Winner

Thank you to all who participated.  I was able to glean some great ideas on how to use my remaining supply of flour sacks.  I thought Shar's doll was very creative.  I loved Mary's pillow with the pocket for the remote.  Lynn's bag would be so handy.  I really need to make me one of those.  You can never have too many bags, you know.  When I saw Cathy's I thought 'great minds think alike it was so like the idea I had formulating.  Julie's piecing had me in awe.  Thanks also to everyone who voted.  We couldn't have chosen a winner without your help.  And our winner is.... Julie.
Her mariner's star is truly lovely.  Congratulations Julie!  Please send me your snail mail so I can get your prize, a fat eighth pack of 30's prints.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

A Few Of My Favorite Things

Yesterday was filled with my favorite things.  The birds singing to me and the smell of baking bread from the local bakery as I went on my morning walk.  Quilting with friends in the morning.  My dear friends Suzy and Diane helped me baste three quilts.  A visit to a quilt shop and birthday lunch with friends.

One of those birthdays was mine.  My friend, Michelle, gave me the fabulous plate.  Next to fabric dishes are my favorite thing to collect..  After lunch I was off to visit my Grnadma.  We had a lovely visit.   And I was reminded of how blessed I am to have her in my life.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Laundry Bonus

I'm not the best when it comes to house hold chores.  At our house we live on the healthy side of dirty.  I'm not a slob just not immaculate and we would seldom is ever pass a white glove inspection.  But when it comes to laundry I'm pretty good.  Every Monday and Thursday I get to the bottom of all hampers in our home.  Not only that it gets folded and put away.  I'm pretty proud of this.  And the bonus of all this laundry; not just clean clothes but dryer sheets.  Dryer sheets are perfect for applique.  And I have several going on right now.  I have these tulips.
And my Blue Bird Dresdens.  I can get seven of the petals from one dryer sheet.  So as the washer cleans and the dryer dries my clothes today I'll be collecting dryer sheets so I can add to my applique blocks.
The rest of the house work can wait.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Blue Bird Challenge Reveal

Welcome to the reveal of the Blue Bird Challenge.  As I played with my blue bird flour sack a dresden plate came to mind.  I'm planning one making two more and turning them into a table runner or a small quilt.  
Cathy had a similar idea.  It really is true great minds think alike.  That blue bird in the circle is just begs to be framed with another circle.  Thank you Cathy for sending me a picture of your project.  The yellow coming out reminds me of sun rays and makes me happy.

I am so excited to see what everyone else came up with.  Participants please link up so everyone can see.   Everyone else take time to see what the participants have created and vote on your favorite.  We will leave the voting up for a week at which time the winner will receive a fat 1/8 pack of 30's fabric.  Sadly life has got in the way of a couple of our participants.  Hilda and June were unable to finish.  Please vote among those that are left. Because captions on the links are different than the names I put on the voting let me clarify.   JulieKQuilts is Julie.  Big Lake Quilter is Cathy, NeedledMom is Mary.  Hey Boo is Lynn.  Stitched with friends is Shar.  Thanks!

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