Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Halloween Bench Pillow

I finished my Halloween Bench Pillow and have it on display on my fireplace hearth.




The pillow is a kit by Kimberbell Designs. You can visit their site here


It was a fun project. Each piece is appliqued on the white background and then the pillow is quilted.


Thanks for stopping by. Happy quilting - Judy. 


Linking to:



Monday Making @ Love Laugh Quilt on Sunday
Oh Scrap @ Quilting is More Fun than Housework on Sunday
BOMs Away Monday @ What a Hoot Quilts on Sunday
Main Crush Monday @ Cooking Up Quilts on Sunday

Move It Forward @ Em's Scrap Bag
To Do Tuesday @ Stitch ALL the Things
Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life 
Linky Tuesday @ Free Motion by the River
Almost Finished @ Silly Mama Quilts

Let's Bee Social @ Sew Fresh Quilts on Wednesday
Wednesday Weight Loss @ The Inquiring Quilter
Midweek Makers @ Quilt Fabrication on Wednesday

Grace at Home @ The Charm of Home


Needle and Thread Thursday @ My Quilt Infatuation
Grace at Home @ The Charm of Home
Thankful Thursday @ It's A Small Town Life
Little Things @ Random-osity

Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage on Thursday evening

Sweet Inspirations @ the Boondocks Blog
Finished or Not Friday @ Busy Hands Quilts
Can I Get a Whoop Whoop Friday @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Finish It Up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts
Flaunt It Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Saturday Sparks Link Party @ Pieced Pastimes on Friday

Saturday Sparkles @ Pieced Pastimes on Friday
Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound on Friday

Scrap Happy Saturday @ Superscrappy
Oh Scrap @ Quilting is More Fun Than Laundry on Saturday
Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop @ Strawberry Butterscotch on Saturday

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Charity Veteran's Quilt is Finished

I finished my charity Veteran's Quilt and turned in at our local quilt guide meeting. In November, all of these charity quilts for veterans will be delivered to our veterans in the nursing homes.




I used a panel for the project then added a blue border.




A piano border made from red, white and blue fabrics was added.



The quilt was quilted and a red border was added.




Linking to:

Monday Making @ Love Laugh Quilt on Sunday
Oh Scrap @ Quilting is More Fun than Housework on Sunday

BOMs Away Monday @ What a Hoot Quilts
Main Crush Monday @ Cooking Up Quilts
Move It Forward @ Em's Scrap Bag
To Do Tuesday @ Stitch ALL the Things
Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life 
Linky Tuesday @ Free Motion by the River
Almost Finished @ Silly Mama Quilts

Let's Bee Social @ Sew Fresh Quilts on Wednesday
Wednesday Weight Loss @ The Inquiring Quilter
Midweek Makers @ Quilt Fabrication on Wednesday

Grace at Home @ The Charm of Home
Thankful Thursday @ It's A Small Town Life
Little Things @ Random-osity


Sweet Inspirations @ the Boondocks Blog
Finished or Not Friday @ Busy Hands Quilts
Can I Get a Whoop Whoop Friday @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Finish It Up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts
Flaunt It Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Saturday Sparks Link Party @ Pieced Pastimes on Friday

Scrap Happy Saturday @ Superscrappy
Oh Scrap @ Quilting is More Fun Than Laundry on Saturday
Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop @ Strawberry Butterscotch on Saturday


Sunday, September 9, 2018

Halloween Quilt


When I was at our in-town retreat by our local quilt guild, one of the ladies was making a quilt from an Eleanor Burns book: "Quick Trip Quilts." She said it was quick and easy and that was right up my alley.










I wanted to make a small Halloween throw. So here is my finished quilt:



At our retreat, we also have a sale where members can sell fabric they haven't used or smaller pieces that were left over from other projects. I found Halloween fabric on one of the tables and thought I hit the jackpot.

The fabric is cut in strips, sewn together, then a tube is made.






The instructions are pretty easy to follow and tell you where to cut your tube to create the design. You make half of the quilt then make the other half.


Next you make the other half, sew the two halves together, add borders, quilt it, sew the binding and you are done. I did add a small decorative stitch on the border after I did the quilting. (just playing around with my new machine). The decorative stitch did take a lot of thread.


The quilt was fun and went pretty quickly.


Thanks for stopping by - Judy.

Linking to:

Monday Making @ Love Laugh Quilt on Sunday
Oh Scrap @ Quilting is More Fun than Housework on Sunday

BOMs Away Monday @ What a Hoot Quilts
Main Crush Monday @ Cooking Up Quilts
Move It Forward @ Em's Scrap Bag
To Do Tuesday @ Stitch ALL the Things
Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life
Linky Tuesday @ Free Motion by the River
Almost Finished @ Silly Mama Quilts

Let's Bee Social @ Sew Fresh Quilts on Wednesday
Wednesday Weight Loss @ The Inquiring Quilter
Midweek Makers @ Quilt Fabrication on Wednesday

Grace at Home @ The Charm of Home
Thankful Thursday @ It's A Small Town Life
Little Things @ Random-osity


Sweet Inspirations @ the Boondocks Blog
Finished or Not Friday @ Busy Hands Quilts
Can I Get a Whoop Whoop Friday @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Finish It Up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts
Flaunt It Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Saturday Sparks Link Party @ Pieced Pastimes on Friday

Scrap Happy Saturday @ Superscrappy
Oh Scrap @ Quilting is More Fun Than Laundry on Saturday
Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop @ Strawberry Butterscotch on Saturday

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Halloween Table Runner



Our quilting guild holds an in-town retreat once a year where members can bring projects to work on and socialize with other members.



I worked on a Halloween tablerunner at the retreat. 






I gathered fabrics pieces in my stash.


I started cutting pieces into five inch squares then cut some in half and stitched pieces together. 


I fussy cut a few squares from an unused panel just to make the runner fun. 








My plan was to cut the 5 inch squares in half, mix them up and sew them together. Some sewn squares would be turned horizontal and some would run vertical. I quickly learned this plan wouldn't work because the squares wouldn't be equal squares.


Luckily I hadn't cut all my squares so I had to cut more and make some pieces 2.75 inches and some 2.5. It took a little more time but I got it worked out.



I quilted with the serpentine stitch which was pretty quick and easy. 



For fun and interested, I added a couple other stitches to the runner.








One Halloween project is done and I have another to be started soon. Thanks for stopping by - Judy.

Linking to:

Monday Making @ Love Laugh Quilt on Sunday
Oh Scrap @ Quilting is More Fun than Housework on Sunday

BOMs Away Monday @ What a Hoot Quilts
Main Crush Monday @ Cooking Up Quilts
Move It Forward @ Em's Scrap Bag
To Do Tuesday @ Stitch ALL the Things

Linky Tuesday @ Free Motion by the River
Almost Finished @ Silly Mama Quilts

Let's Bee Social @ Sew Fresh Quilts on Wednesday
Wednesday Weight Loss @ The Inquiring Quilter
Midweek Makers @ Quilt Fabrication on Wednesday

Grace at Home @ The Charm of Home
Thankful Thursday @ It's A Small Town Life
Little Things @ Random-osity


Sweet Inspirations @ the Boondocks Blog
Finished or Not Friday @ Busy Hands Quilts
Can I Get a Whoop Whoop Friday @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Finish It Up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts
Flaunt It Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Saturday Sparks Link Party @ Pieced Pastimes on Friday

Scrap Happy Saturday @ Superscrappy
Oh Scrap @ Quilting is More Fun Than Laundry on Saturday
Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop @ Strawberry Butterscotch on Saturday



Saturday, August 18, 2018

The Garlic Knot Quilt is Finished

My garlic knot quilt is now in the finished category of my 2018 quilts.



I show you the garlic knot pieces I was working on.




Then I asked for your advice on which design to use with the blocks.


This . . .  




or this . . . 





I decided to go with the raised design.




I am thankful that my quilt is now finished and quilted. It's going to be a gift and is ready to go.




I used a purple Batik for a border plus for the backing.






Thanks for stopping by - Judy.

Monday Making @ Love Laugh Quilt on Sunday
Oh Scrap @ Quilting is More Fun than Housework on Sunday

BOMs Away Monday @ What a Hoot Quilts
Main Crush Monday @ Cooking Up Quilts
Move It Forward @ Em's Scrap Bag
To Do Tuesday @ Stitch ALL the Things

Linky Tuesday @ Free Motion by the River
Almost Finished @ Silly Mama Quilts

Let's Bee Social @ Sew Fresh Quilts on Wednesday
Wednesday Weight Loss @ The Inquiring Quilter
Midweek Makers @ Quilt Fabrication on Wednesday

Grace at Home @ The Charm of Home
Thankful Thursday @ It's A Small Town Life
Little Things @ Random-osity


Sweet Inspirations @ the Boondocks Blog
Finished or Not Friday @ Busy Hands Quilts
Can I Get a Whoop Whoop Friday @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Finish It Up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts
Flaunt It Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Saturday Sparks Link Party @ Pieced Pastimes on Friday

Scrap Happy Saturday @ Superscrappy
Oh Scrap @ Quilting is More Fun Than Laundry on Saturday
Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop @ Strawberry Butterscotch on Saturday




Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Lexington Sampler Quilt Challenge

I've been participating in the NQC Quilt Block Challenge where participants are making the Lexington Sampler Quilt. I've finished many of the blocks.

 

Here's a look at the blocks I have completed so far.


Block 1 Watermill Variation - here is mine:



Block 2 - Brightest Star 
- here is mine:



Block 3 - Prairie Flower - here is mine:



Block 4 - Spoked Wheel - here is mine:


Block 5 - Pinwheel - here is mine:



Block 6 - Wheel - here is mine:

working on this one

Block 7 - BONUS - Grandmother's Choice  - here is mine:




I'm still working so there is more to come so stop back by - Judy.


Monday Making @ Love Laugh Quilt on Sunday 
BOMs Away Monday @ What a Hoot Quilts
Main Crush Monday @ Cooking Up Quilts
Move It Forward @ Em's Scrap Bag

Linky Tuesday @ Free Motion by the River

Let's Bee Social @ Sew Fresh Quilts on Wednesday
Midweek Makers @ Quilt Fabrication
Grace at Home @ The Charm of Home
Thankful Thursday @ It's A Small Town Life


Sweet Inspirations @ the Boondocks Blog
Finished or Not Friday @ Busy Hands Quilts
Can I Get a Whoop Whoop Friday @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Finish It Up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts
Flaunt It Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring

Scrap Happy Saturday @ Superscrappy
Oh Scrap @ Quilting is More Fun Than Laundry on Saturday
Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop @ Strawberry Butterscotch on Saturday
Saturday Sparks Link Party @ Pieced Pastimes

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Garlic Knot Quilt

Our local Quilt Lovers of Murray group recently had a workshop for our members on the garlic knot quilt. One of our sweet guild members lead the class and gave a great demonstration on making the square. I decided to use some Batik fabrics that have been in a drawer for a while. 




I turned the next 8.5 inch square so you can see it running another direction.




After I made several squares, I laid them in the same direction.



Then I laid them in circular type design.



What do you think? Which design do you like?

Thanks for stopping by - Judy.

Linking to:

Monday Making @ Love Laugh Quilt on Sunday 
BOMs Away Monday @ What a Hoot Quilts
Main Crush Monday @ Cooking Up Quilts
Move It Forward @ Em's Scrap Bag

Linky Tuesday @ Free Motion by the River

Let's Bee Social @ Sew Fresh Quilts on Wednesday
Wednesday Weight Loss @ The Inquiring Quilter

Midweek Makers @ Quilt Fabrication
Grace at Home @ The Charm of Home
Thankful Thursday @ It's A Small Town Life


Sweet Inspirations @ the Boondocks Blog
Finished or Not Friday @ Busy Hands Quilts
Can I Get a Whoop Whoop Friday @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Finish It Up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts
Flaunt It Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring

Scrap Happy Saturday @ Superscrappy
Oh Scrap @ Quilting is More Fun Than Laundry on Saturday
Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop @ Strawberry Butterscotch on Saturday
Saturday Sparks Link Party @ Pieced Pastimes