Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Monthly color challenge March 2023

 Welcome to my blog.   Today I am sharing my block from the Monthly color challenge by Jen at Patternsbyjen.blogspot.com.  Jenn has been doing this for quite sometime and I have participated  quite a few times.    This year, she is doing something a bit different.  Instead  of having quite a few bloggers each month, she has just 1. 

I chose this month for a couple of reasons.  I wanted to do early in the year, and I do like red.  Red is such a pretty vibrant color and every time I wear it I get loads of compliments.    You would think for those 2 reasons I would have lots of red in my stash.   Well, I didn't.  I had given some to a friend and forgot to replace it.    

I did find 2 pieces of red, and 1 of them is actually a very lightweight corduroy.   

This year the theme Jen chose for her monthly color challenge is Classic cars.   

My block for this month:

I just went and bought some red fabrics for a quilt I am making at a quilt retreat.    As soon as I make sure everything is cut, then I will make a few more blocks and quilt it and share it with you.    It will be sometime this month. 

Monthly colors for this year are:

January - pink

February- aqua

March - red

April - olive green

May - baby blue

June -  grey

July- purple

August - brown

September  - mustard

October- blue

November - green

December - orange

You can find the pattern for free this month on Jen's blog at Patternsbyjen.blogspot.com

I appreciate  Jen letting me join in on her monthly color challenge again this year.     What color is your favorite color of classic cars?  Leave a comment to let me know. 

Thanks for joining me.  I have some fun projects to share with you and will be participating in some blog hops. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Sweet on you challenge blog hop


Today is my day on the Sweet on you blog hop.  Joan at Moosestashquilting.com, put this hop together.   So glad I am able to join in on this.   We were to create something that we are sweet on.   So, I am sharing this quilt that I just recently finished quilting.  I still need to bind it.   But, what I love about it is all the feathers I quilted on it.

I love quilting feathers.   When I first started quilting, feathers were one thing I wanted to master.   I practiced, practiced and practiced some more.  Eventually I got to the point that I felt good about my feathers.   One of the things that has really helped me to quilt my feathers is sketching them.   

Here are the other bloggers this week.   They all have something great to share so go visit their blogs. 

Thursday, February 16, 2023

Broken Glass blog hop


Today, I am sharing a table runner I made from some beautiful Batik fabrics from Island Batik that was designed by Kathy Engle for Swan Amity studios.  When Swan announced that she needed some projects made from her fabrics, I jumped at the chance.  Thank you Swan for sharing this opportunity  with me, and thank you for providing the fabrics.    

The line of fabrics is called Broken Glass and these are gorgeous fabrics.   I love being able to use Batik fabrics, they are great to work with.  I just love these gorgeous colors. 

Swan is having a giveaway for 2 fat quarter bundles, so be sure to visit her blog at https://www.swanamity.com/blog to get the details to enter. 

Broken Glass from Island Batik, designed for Kathy Engle for Swan Amity Sheridan of Swan Amity Studios is landing in stores this month!  To help launch this happy line of fabric, I have joined a group of innovative designers to bring you an exciting list of ideas for smaller projects that make use of this beautiful batik.

Please check out the following designers and bloggers to see what they have done with this beautiful batik fabric













 I am excited to quilt this table runner.   I am not 100 percent sure how I will quilt it.    I did have issues when posting these pictures, as they didn't want to go where I told them to and I can't remember how to delete them.   

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Shades of Blue challenge blog hop


Hi!!! Welcome to the shades of blue challenge blog hop.   This challenge is being hosted by Carla @ https://createinthesticks.blogspot.com/.   I have enjoyed doing these blog hops and plan to enjoy more in the future.   

The challenge of course is shades of blue.    I love blues.  In fact, I am working on 3 quilts that use blue fabrics.    For this one that I am sharing today, I made it to use as a sample for some of my quilting classes that I am teaching.    I did have to add a little yellow as I do like yellow and blue together. 

For the quilting I did a couple of different designs and used glide thread.   Glide is my favorite thread.   It is a polyester thread and I love the sheen that it has.   

I would love to hear your favorite brands of thread.   I would also love you to join me on my social media.   Instagram is www.instagram.com/kathyskwiltsandmore.   Facebook at www.facebook.com/kathyskwiltsandmore  and my website at Kathyskwilts.com

Please check out my fellow bloggers to see what they have created.  

I do want to share the back of a quilt that needs to be bound.   I love this back.  It is fleece and I love how the quilting is defined.

Monday, July 25, 2022

UFO bloghop


Hi all.  It is my day on the UFO blog hop, hosted by Joan @ Moosestashquilting.com.   Joan must be spying on my quilting room and know that I have lots of UFO's hanging in the closet in there.  

When I first heard about this hop, I thought great, it will help me get some of my quilts done.   Yeah, right.  I am really trying to get my sewing room really organized, especially  since I want to teach some online classes, so I need a clean and organized space, right? 

Well, I have also been submitting applications to teach at some quilt retreats, so I needed to get projects taken care of for those.  Good news is I am teaching at 2.  One is in October in Richfield  UT and there will be 2 classes: A SUNBONNET SUE and the other class is a beginning machine quilting class.  

The 2nd one is in February and is in Bryce Canyon in Utah.  2 classes for that one is beginning machine quilting and Help! How do I quilt this?

I submitted this quilt for the beginning machine quilting classes, but told them the quilt will be different.  So, I asked my granddaughter who is 12 and my daughter if they would be willing to stitch up a quilt top for me, because I overloaded my plate.  I do that a lot.   And not only with projects but also food.  

But as I was cleaning and organizing  I did find a couple of small projects that needed binding on them, so I got those done.   I have also been part of a group doing things for humanitarian work and got quite a few bags sewn.  So not bad, but I really need to get focused on finishing my projects that are already started. 

Well, why don't you check out my other blogging friends and see what they have to share?  In the meantime, I will work on a plan to get my UFO's done.  Thanks for joining me and my craziness.  The other bloggers for this hop are:

Monday July 25

Just Let Me Quilt

Lianne Makes Stuff

Karrin’s Crazy World

Ms P Designs USA




Tuesday July 26

Creatin' in the Sticks

Quilted Delights

Days Filled With Joy

Kathys Kwilts and More

Food For Thought


Wednesday July 27

Stitching Farm Girl



Elizabeth Coughlin Designs

Quilt Doodle Designs

Quilting Gail


Thursday July 28

Patchouli Moon Studio

Quilt Schmilt

Lynns Blog

Becky’s Adventures in Quilting and Travel

Home Sewn by Us


Friday July 29

Homespun Hannah's Blog


Words & Stitches

Just Sew Quilter



Thursday, June 30, 2022

Monthly color challenge July 2022


I am so glad to be joining up with Jen @ Patternsbyjen.blogspot.com for another monthly color challenge.    Each month this year, Jen has used a spice for the monthly theme.   This month the spice is sumac.  This is a spice that I have never used.   So, I looked it up and learned that it is a spice used most commonly in Middle Eastern cuisine.  It's the 5th most used middle eastern spice trailing behind cumin, nutmeg, cardamom, and turmeric.  

It complementnts both smoky and herbal elements. 

This month's color is purple.   I love purple it is one of my favorite  colors.   

This block is very easy to do.   Be  sure to  visit Jen this month to get the free pattern.  You can get the pattern by going to patternsbyjen.blogspot.com.  

One of the things I do when working on a square in a square, I like to take my triangle piece and fold it in half to find the center, and do the same with my squares. 

Be sure to visit the other bloggers and see what they did:


     Jen    patternsbyjen.blogspot.com

      Kathy   pennyformythought-nona.blogspot.com

        Lissa   lovinglylissa.com

        Raylee  sunflowerstitcheries.com

I would also love you to follow me on Instagram at kathyskwiltsandmore  and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/kathyskwiltsandmore.  Thank you for reading my blog, I hope you enjoy it. 

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Here comes the Sun bloghop


Well, it is my day on the blog hop.    I am so glad that Carol @ Justletmequilt.blogspot.com join in.   I had already planned what I was going to do, and someone else had the same idea.   Oh well.   I will still share the project.  

As I am sitting here writing this post, I am typing fast, as we had a storm come in and I lost power.   That is okay, because we need the rain.   My daughter who doesn't live far from me texted me and said that it looks like a river is running down her street.  So as it is cloudy and rainy , there is no sunshine, not even one of our gorgeous Utah sunsets, so I will share a couple of things with you, that will give us sunshine.  

First is this Sunbonnet Sue block.   I am doing this by hand and I love it.  I am doing hand applique.   I love hand applique, because I can take it with me, wherever I go.    I am doing a wall hanging and then will do a quilt.   These will be samples for a class I will be teaching at the Quilters Heritage Festival in Richfield Utah in October.  

Next up is this quilt I put together.  I am going to do different designs in the small rectangles and use it for a class called How do I quilt this that I am applying to teach at retreats and at quilt guilds.   I was just ready to start quilting in one of the long rectangles with a darker yellow 💛 thread, when the power flickered.  Then when it came back on I thought okay, now I will quilt.   Nope. We lost it again.  

Here are a few shots of some of the quilting I have done with this quilt. 

I hope you will check out all the other bloggers for this hop.  There are some great ideas.