Monday, August 31, 2015

September Bee Blocks

The Coast to Coast Quilters are making blocks for my lovely Daughter in September!
We've had a nice time getting her things gathered up and her sample blocks made up.  She has a great big box full of beautiful Kona scraps so she chose string blocks.  

I've made up 4 blocks so far, and here they are!

And the group shot!

Looking forward to making a bunch more!

Happy Quilting!

Friday, August 28, 2015

Fabulous Friday Finish--Skating Backwards

Yipee!!!  I am a happy quilter today!
My August goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes is FINISHED!!

The Details
Name: Skating Backwards
Pattern: Roller Rink by Elizabeth Hartman found in her book Modern Patchwork
Size: 52 X 80
Fabrics: Black Kona, White Kona, various batiks

Wishing there was some pretty sunshine, because photos on a cloudy day don't really show the beauty of the quilt!  

So happy to have this one off the to do list and ready to wrap up for someone's birthday!

Hope you are having a happy sewing day, too!

Previous Post about this quilt can be found HERE.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Pincushion Received!

A couple months ago I participated in a pincushion swap with the Mini Quilt Trading Swap group on Flickr.  I just realized I never did show you the pincushion I received!  My swapping partner was my friend Pattiann and she made a pinnie that is just perfect for me!  Patti calls it a Confused Pincushion. She knows how much I love colorful and scrappy things, especially when combined with hand embroidered touches.   
Here's the top of the pincushion.  

When you take a closer look at the side and the bottom you'll see my screen name.

Now, are you wondering how a pincushion could be confused?  
Well, this pinnie is REVERSIBLE!  It can't decide which way is UP!  
Here's the back- lots of cheery scrappy fun!

My pincushion is being put to very good use!  Most of the time it is right in this spot!  It's filled with a combination of crushed walnut shells and fiber fill.  I don't know how Patti got it stuffed so firmly!  The shells make this wonderful scrunching noise when you jab the pins in it!

Patti also sent me some sharp little Tulip pins with leaf shaped heads, a lovely little bundle of red and white fat eighths and that sweet little glass quilt block dish.  Patti says the dish is made by a local artisan in Oregon.  I just love all the goodies!  Thank you so much, Pattiann!

Have you done any happy swapping lately?