Wednesday, September 7, 2016

The Jolly Bar Book Vol. 1 & Blog Hop

Today I am part of a blog hop hosted by the Fatquarter Shop to show you their fun new book, The Jolly Bar Book Vol. 1. " A Jolly Bar is a precut bundle of fabric with forty-two  5" x 10" fabric cuts (bars) and is a Fatquarter Shop exclusive precut.  This is a great and affordable way to try out a line of fabric and using their new book, you can whip up a quick quilt in no time. 

I decided to make two quilts using "Daysail" by Bonnie & Camille for Moda (left) and "Sundrops" by Cory Yoder for Moda (right). 

The pattern I used with the gorgeous Sundrops fabric is "Picket Fences Quilt".  What a fun and easy pattern to stitch up.  This quilt measures 45.5" x 56.5"  I love the circular swirls the quilter used on both quilts.

The second quilt I made using "Daysail" and the "Seas the Day Quilt" pattern.  This was equally as fun to make.  I used a soft blue chambray for the background.  This quilt measures "38.5" x 45.5"  Both quilts are good lap and/or baby size and can be easily made larger with the addition of another Jolly Bar.

Head on over to the Fatquarter Shop and grab a book and Jolly Bar and join the fun!  To see more lovely Jolly Bar quilts visit these bloggers below:

Melissa from Happy Quilting
Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl
Afton from Quilting Mod
Andy from A Bright Corner
Angie from Gnome Angel

Monday, August 29, 2016

Summers End

Summers end is not only marked by the shortening of days but also by the kids heading back to their lives.  One to her senior year of nursing school and the other to his internship out west.  The desire to knit becomes greater as soon there will be a nip in the air.  I spot color in trees and also in the garden. I had some company when I was weeding the other day and I sat down on the stoop and watched this frog for awhile, mesmerized by the suction pads and the colors.  While the days are still hot, the nights are cooler, a breeze filling the air.  Change is on the horizon bringing one of my favorite seasons, autumn.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

High Tea Party! Blog Tour 18 Designers, 18 Days

Today I am very excited to be a part of the High Tea Blog and Instagram tour!  This beautiful line of fabric by Jera Brandvig of Quilting in the Rain for Lecien Fabrics is just stunning.  I used the pattern, "A Cuppa" by Brenda Riddle of Little Acorn Quilt & Gift Company.  I must say, this is one of my most favorite quilts to date.  The combination of Jera's fabric with Brenda's pattern is a wonderful pairing.  My favorite print in the line is the strawberry fabric in the blue which I used on the border as well as in the quilt.  This line is dreamy and you'll want to get some before it becomes hard to find! Jera has a wonderful quilt as you go book which can be found here.  My love affair with Lecien goes way back and they continually create gorgeous fabrics for our enjoyment.   A shout out to the wonderful quilting by Rhonda Loy of Quality Quilting.  Please see the schedule above for more wonderful creations with this beautiful line!