Monday, November 23, 2015

Quilting Fun

I went to quilt retreat a couple weeks ago and had a great time with 28 other women.  We don't have cell service there so I left my phone off and didn't take another camera and didn't get to capture some of the gorgeous tops made.  It is always very inspiring.  This time I worked on a pattern called Snippets by Colorway.  I had purchased the "Jingle" line of fabric in July and in September found a pattern that worked and added some odds and ends of other lines that coordinated.  This is a new queen size quilt top for Christmas and although I got tired of making triangles I love it!  It's so bright and fun with the aqua added to traditional colors.  It really does lay flat, but I had it folded and didn't take time to press it.
I have been participating in a BOM from Turning Twenty called Seeing Stars for a few months.  I am caught up on the blocks.  Every other week you make one identical 12" and one 6" block.  I had signed up for the free BOM and have managed to print off the patterns on time!
Seeing Stars

I was caught up on my 1930 Farmer's Wife quilt blocks until they announced two new ones today!  I'm loving how bright and fun these six inch blocks are.  

1930 Farmer's Wife

 I bit the bullet, I wasn't going to... but Quiltville's new mystery colors are awesome!  They are far from my normal, but I love them and decided to go for it.  I need a bit more background, but I am loving the colors.  I even got the color cards, just because I was actually in a Lowe's shortly after the colors were released.  The closest Lowe's is 3 hours away and I forgot to put the cards in the pic.

I did some machine quilting I will show after the recipient receives it! 

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Mary said...

Your fabrics have texture and they will all go together in the end. Glad you could have fun with so many friends. I missed going on a long retreat this year. Our guild one was too short.

Judy D in WA said...

I love your quilt top! And all the blocks. You were quite busy! Retreats are the best!!!

I'm so excited for the mystery to start! I keep looking at my fabrics and telling myself to focus on the project at hand. :)

JanetD said...

Wondered if you'd do the Quiltville mystery after last year. Nice fabric selections. How fun to see your Turning Twenty blocks, I'm doing the same mystery. I've always wanted to do a quilt with Kaffe Fassett fabric so this worked perfectly. Your blocks are perfection. I've stayed caught up until November when I became obsessed with an applique project. The long holiday weekend will get me lots of sewing time I hope.