Friday, March 27, 2015

Now I Know My ABC's!


Whew!  It's finished!  April's goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes has been reached!

I feel like I've done a stitching marathon with this one.  It took many many hours; many more than I ever thought it would. By the time I got to the horizontal sashing and all the low volume prints on the back I was working with scraps which always takes longer.
Here's the front of my Alphabet Sampler Quilt.  Most of the letters and filler blocks were made by members of my bee, Coast to Coast Quilters.

This is the the back--it's a giant quilt label.  Measured the label section incorrectly and then calculated the size for the patchwork squares sections based on the wrong numbers so it's a lot bigger than it needs to be.  Ooops! My long arm quilter always teases me that I can't ever get the backing sized correctly, so this is just further proof that she's right! ; )

The patterns for the letters, symbols and numbers are from Moda's Spell It With Fabric Blog Hop.
Most of my prints are from Folklore by Lila Ashbury, although a lot of others have been tossed in the mix. The quilt will finish at about 60 X 68.  I'll be sending it off for long arm quilting next week.

Yay!  I reached the finish line before the last day of the month!

Happy Spring Stitching!
Staci

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

It's Turkey Time!

My Daughter and I got together and cooked up some Turkey last week!  In fact, we made two!

Here's Daughter's Turkey...

and here's mine!

Aren't they cute? We had a great morning making our blocks for Coast to Coast Quilters.  
The blocks are for my friend Pattiann, who plans to turn them into a Thanksgiving table runner.  Don't you think it will be just darling?   
The fabric is from Basic Grey's Persimmon Line.  Love that Grunge for the background! 
The tutorial is from Lori Holt of Bee In My Bonnet and can be found HERE.  The blocks were easy to assemble and will make you SMILE. If your looking for a fun project for your Thanksgiving decorating, I'd recommend Tom Turkey! 
Best part of this Turkey--No Dishes to Wash!!


Gobble Gobble!
Staci

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

March Goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes!

A Lovely Year of Finishes
A Lovely Year of Finishes 2015

All too often Bee Blocks get chucked in a drawer and forgotten. Years can go by before they see the light of day... and yes, I'm quite guilty of this!

February was my turn to be Queen Bee for Coast to Coast Quilters.  My bee mates have been busy making Alphabet blocks for me, and oh, my!  Cute cute cuteness!  I don't want these blocks to languish in the dark, so my goal for March is to get my quilt top and back together.  I'm making a reversible quilt!

I am still waiting for the O's to arrive, but there's plenty of sashing and sewing to do while I wait. This is the front of the quilt. 


This giant quilt label will become part of the backing. 



Wish me full bobbins and straight stitches, okay??
Staci