Monday, June 29, 2020

June is almost gone!

Wow, where has time gone?  School got out June 11th and I was ready!  I have been going to work one day a week since to reorganize my room, after already doing the art/supply room.  With such a small school it is amazing how things can get in disarray!  We ended the year with 19 students grades K-6.

I have done quite a bit of sewing, but no actual finished projects, only tops!  I still need to have a basting party and get some tops quilted.

Earlier this year I went to a quilt retreat sponsored by the shop I make samples for.  It was just before all the shutdowns began.  There were shops across the country offering a brown bag mystery.  You could see the focus fabric but that was it.  I purchased two kits, yes crazy me!  The first one is Kaffe fabrics and I had extra of the focus fabric already on hand that made a perfect border.  It is framed in green, hard to see.  The design was very fun.  There are six different white on white backgrounds.

Brown Bag mystery Kaffe fabrics
 The other bag contained batiks.  There were six lavendar backgrounds and then three other fabrics.  I am not a yellow/orange person, but the contrast is wonderful!  I used every scrap in the border with random size strips.  These are nice lap/throw size tops.
Brown Bag mystery batiks
 I recently made some more shop samples.  This one is fun, I love old pickups and the blue really adds a lot to this fall print/  The center is a panel and the geese are pieced.  The fabric line is Rake and Bake.
Rake and Bake tablerunner and six placemats.

This is a cute row quilt, made with some 30's style fabrics for another sample  30's are not normally my style, but this is a cute, bright fun quilt top.

Christmas Row quilt
This quilt top is also a sample called Barn Dance and I thought it would be more difficult than it was.  It is made with a reproduction style fabric, again, not my normal fabrics, but for a sample it was interesting to work with.  
Barn Dance quilt 
 Riley Blake Spring time Bunnies. Very fun and cute to make, yes another sample. 
Riley Blake Springtime Bunnies

Now to my projects!  The quilt shop is doing a summer sew along.  They are providing the fabrics for the blocks and setting fabric and you could see the fabric ahead of time.  Every week you get a block kit mailed and the 13th week will be the setting.  I have the first four blocks done.  I told myself I wasn't going to make any more sampler quilts, but the fabrics were so pretty.  The setting/border prints are lemons and very pretty.

For a year I received a BOM from Stitchin Heaven called Mystical Prism.  I had made the first 3 months, but then set it aside.  this weekend I decided to work on it.  I made huge progress and just have borders to go.  In between the outer border blocks is more piecing.   There is one fabric in the BOM I disliked but I told myself I wasn't going to sub anything.  I was a little disappointed some of the fabrics were changed toward the end, but they blend together so I will live with it.

Mystical Prism

Below are just a few random flowers.  I love flowers.


Linking up to Small Quilts and Doll Quilts for Design Wall Monday.


Ramona said...

You have been busy!! And so many more shop samples! They are all fun. I'm amazed at what you do with panels. As I said on IG... I just love your Mystic quilt. The colors and design are gorgeous. Pretty flowers, too!

Mary said...

Busy as always. Happy Summer. I love the flowers we planted in Nebraska! Lots of weeding happening, not as much stitching.

QuiltGranma said...

You are inspiring me to get cutting and sewing again!