Friday, June 24, 2016

One Stitch at a Time for June

Kathy Schmitz is a needle work designer.  She has a subscription you can sign up for called One Stitch at a Time.  For two dollars a month you will receive an embroidery design in your email.  This is the first one, the June design called Home Sweet Nest.  Visit Kathy's blog here if you are interested in signing up to receive the embroidery designs.

I made this in to a pillow for a special friend.  I did the embroidery and then went through my fabric stash to choose the fabrics for the pillow.

The fabrics are from the Farmhouse collection by Fig Tree Quilts.  I have always liked Fig Tree fabric lines and I bought a stack of fat quarters in the Farmhouse line.  I am using these fabrics in my Row by Row quilt.  It is fun to work on a project that can be completed in just a few days.  Now it is time to get back to the binding on my tumblers quilt.  It is a gift for a sweet little girl and I should get it in the mail soon.


Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Fabric, Fabric, and More Fabric

This is the fabric I have set aside for my Maggie's First Dance Block of the Month.  The first block is out and many people have shared their completed blocks but I have not found the time to get started.  I am determined to get at it soon. I always enjoy participating in Jacquelynne Steves' block of the month.

I went to visit my dear friend Melanie and came home with some beautiful fabrics. This is some of the fabric I have added to my stash in the past few weeks.  Most purchases have been made with a focus on specific projects on my future quilts list.  I must admit a couple of jelly rolls and charm squares and even some fat quarters were purchased because I just love the fabrics.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

June Finish Goal

This small quilt top is my goal for  June.  I made the tops several months ago and hope to get it quilted and finished by the end of the month, which seems to be fast approaching.  I have been working on the binding on another quilt which will be a gift for one of my granddaughters.  This was number 10 on my project list which was the number chosen for the All People Quilt 2016 UFO Challenge.

It is so hard to just keep working on finishes, I must admit that I have started a few things and made plans for many more in the future.  I have also done a bit of fabric therapy shopping so my list of projects is getting longer and longer.
I hope you have had a good month so far and that you enjoy whatever creative activity makes your heart happy.
Rejoice in the Lord Always


Monday, May 30, 2016

Snapshots Quilt Top Complete. Yeah!

My May project for the 2016 UFO Challenge at Allpeoplequilt was to complete my Snapshots quilt top.  Yeah, I did it!  This quilt top is pretty big, my tall son-in-law Kevin had trouble holding this one up.  I will get the back ready too take to have it quilted later this week.

I really like how this quilt top turned out.  I plan to embroider eyes on the dog and cat blocks and have a camera block to finish for the back before having it quilted.

The block below is one from an old block of the month that I have been trying to work on.  The quilt will be pretty when I get it all complete.

I have made four blocks for this project so far.
I will link up with Julie's post at The Crafty Quilter to share my May finish.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Embroidery Fun

 I always have an embroidery or cross stitch project that I am working on.  I have completed a few in the past month or so that I thought I would share.

"Stitch On" a pattern from Bev at Flamingo Toes Blog.

Jenny of Elefantz design "A Year In The Garden."  January and December.

I am a little slower at completing these projects but still enjoy working on my embroidery.
Stitch On!

I am linking with the Stitchery Link Party at Super Mom No Cape and Embroidery Linky #5 at Stitch-In Days.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

May Finish Goal

I thought I would post my goal for the month of May.  I think that posting it on my blog helps me to stay focused on completing it.  I have so many new projects that I would love to start but I want to see some finishes even more.  Number 7 on the list was chosen for the APQ  2016 Finish Along for the month of May.  My Snapshots quilt was number 7 on my list so that is what I plan to finish for May.  The blocks are complete and I have started cutting the pieces to put the quilt top together.  I hope to get this to the quilter by the end of the month.

Here are four of the twelves blocks, I have had fun putting these together and know this is going to be a great quilt.  Happy Stitching!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Birthday Flowers and My April Finish

I had a birthday a few weeks ago and I took pictures of the pretty flowers I received as gifts.

Flowers just seem to make me smile when I see them.

They make me think of the sweet family and friends that gave them to me.

I was able to do the final stitches on my April finish goal last night.  My Quirky Scrap quilt is now complete.  It even has a label attached.

This is such a fun cheerful quilt.  I am not sure where this quilt will reside but now it is ready to go when we decide who it is for.