Saturday, May 25, 2019

Cacti for Moda Bake Shop

 My parents live in Southern Utah among the red rock.  I love the beauty found there.  My newest quilt for Moda Bake Shop is in honor of that majestic beauty.  Meet Cacti!  This quilt uses a matching layer cake and charm pack.

 From a set of 2 layer cake squares and 2 charm packs you get two corresponding cacti.
Working your way through the pack you get a colorful collection of cacti

 to arrange into a vibrant quilt.

I used the new line, Spotted by Zen Chic.  I told you I had another project in the works with this fun line when I showed you my Pinwheel Pincushion.  Isn't it great?  I absolutely adore anything Zen Chic does.  Find it and other great lines at the Fat Quarter Shop.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Pinwheel Pincushion

As promised the Pinwheel pincushion.  Isn't it adorable?  Makes you want to make one.  I know. 

So here is the video tutorial so you can make your own.  
Thank you, Fat Quarter Shop for letting me play along.  It was a ton of fun to make!

Monday, May 20, 2019

Moving it Forward Pincushion

Pincushions are fun little projects.  I like that they are fairly quick.  Fun, fast finishes, what's not to love.  Plus the fact that they make a great little gift for your sewing friends.  Heck, for any friend now that many are using them in bowls for decorations.   So when I was given the opportunity to be part of the Pinwheel Pincushion Remix for Fat Quarter Shop I jumped at the chance.  
 I picked four fun fabrics, Spotted by Zen Chic.  Watch for more with this fabric line.  I absolutely adore it!  Here's a little sneak peek of my progress.  Thursday I'll give the official reveal.

What projects are you working on?  Are they big or little.  Fast finishes or ones that will take years?  Link up and let us celebrate what you're moving forward.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Happy Finish

This happy little quilt is one I made back when my toe was broken and I couldn't drive. My dear neighbor rescued me and bought the orange fabric.  You may remember I misplaced the fabric.  I still haven't found it.  It is hiding so well in my sewing room. Once I was able to drive again, I got it basted.  It's been sitting in a stack waiting to be quilted since.  Now that my shoes match, funny story about that in a moment.  I'm getting through the pile.  I did a simple stipple and it went very fast.  YEA!
Now let me share with you a funny thing that happened at the post office recently.  I was still in the protective shoe but able to drive.  While waiting in line at the post office a cute little three year old, behind me in line, asked her mom if I was unable to find my other shoe.  She figured that was why my shoes didn't match.  Her mamma was embarrassed.  It just made me laugh. 
Yesterday I had a fun day with the Layton Quilt Guild teaching this quilt.  The ladies were delightful.  It was fun to see their sheep come together.  I took a video for my Instagram story but forgot to take pictures.  I hope they will share their finished quilts with me. 

Monday, May 13, 2019

Moving it Forward

 I had my Quilty Hug sew in this week.  Marilyn pieced most of the blocks for this little scrap quilt.  I had found a fun ocean print in my donated fabric.  It was just over a half yard.  I cut it into 10" squares.  Then added 2 1/2" strips to the remaining 8" to make them 10" Next I pulled green and blue prints from my scrap bins.
When I put it up on the design wall to see the progress Marilyn had made.  I loved it!  It was so close to being a top.  I took the afternoon to finish it up.  Now to get it basted and quilted.
 I also met with Cathy.  She generously donated all the quilts you see below plus a few more to Quilty Hugs.  I am so grateful for her loving kindness.  These beauties will bring so much comfort and hope.  I was good to meet with Cathy again.  We did the same thing last year.  She is hoping to be able to join my quilting angels from time to time at our sew ins.  Isn't that awesome!?
Now I want to see what you're moving forward.  Link up and show us your progress over the past week.