Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Revisiting Some Old Favorites

I was looking through some quilt pictures earlier today and found some old favorites. They make me smile.

I made this one for the 2017 Modern Quilt Guild Fabric Challenge. Here's a link to my post about it. 

I liked this quilt and picture so much that I made it the background on my computer.  :-)

This quilt was made for a Christmas in July Blog Hop and Quilt Along hosted by Sarah over at Confessions of a Fabric Addict. Here's the link to my post. 

And this wall hanging was made for the American Honor Contest, hosted by Blank Quilting Corporations. I was thrilled to win second place. Check out more info about that HERE.  

These are just three of my favorites. There are so many more, and I could seriously spend hours just looking at quilt pictures. Since I have work to do, I guess it was a good thing that I found what I was looking for pretty quickly. 

I'd love to see some of your favorites!

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Secret Sewing

It's been a very busy month for me, but I did get some sewing done. Unfortunately, I can't share most of it with you just yet.

I've used these fabrics for a pattern test for Tammy Silvers of Tamarinis

I fell in love with these fabrics and new that they would be perfect for the wall hanging pattern.

Here are a couple of "in progress" photos that I can share.
There are four of these Flying Geese units.  

There are also some Fan units.

I've finished the wall hanging top and Tammy will be releasing the pattern soon. That means that I will be able to share the finished project as soon as I get it quilted and bound.

I'm finishing up a table runner and pattern for a shop and will be able to share that soon too. Stay tuned... 

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Color Challenge - October

It's time for the October Color Challenge and just like all the other months, this is a beauty!

To play along, go to Jen's blog for the block pattern and instructions. 
You won't be disappointed!

October - Rose - Red

One of the most universal of all symbols, the red rose represents true love. They convey deep emotions - be it love, longing or desire. They can also be used to convey respect, admiration, or devotion; and a deep red rose can be used to convey heartfelt regret and sorry. 

Unbeknownst to many, the red rose also has appeared throughout history as both a political and religious symbol. Regarding politics, the red rose has been associated with socialism since the 1880's; and to this day, it is often associated with groups that are searching for social reform. In terms of religion, all roses symbolize God's love at work in the world; but different rose colors are associated with different spiritual concepts. The red rose means passion and sacrifice. 

The red rose is an unmistakable expression of love and the number of red roses has special romantic meanings associated with them. As most of us already know, twelve red roses is the most popular of all, which conveys "Be mine" and "I love you." But, did you know that 22 red roses mean togetherness or luck? To see the meaning of giving specific number of red roses, check out this link. It's kind of fun to read.  :-)

Back to the challenge - 

Here are my fabrics - a solid light red (pink) from my stash and a fat quarter of Red Starlet from Blank Quilting(I've been using fat quarters from the Starlet line for each month and I'm still happy with my choice.) 

I love to see all the units of a block sewn together and ready to be laid out and sewn together to create a finished block. It motivates me to sew. :-) 

The completed block! I love how the Starlet fabric sparkles. 

As I've been doing each month, I sew the original block plus a second block that has the opposite or different fabric placement. 

It never ceases to amaze me how different a block or quilt looks when you change the fabric. 

Check out these other bloggers who made blocks this month and be sure to come back to see what we create next month! I'm having some issues linking to the bloggers, so be sure to go to Jen's blog and link from there. 

-->Patterns By Jen

-->Bear Paw Stitch & Design

-->Two Maker Chicks

-->The Quilted Diary

-->Kentucky Whittaker Creations