Tuesday, March 31, 2020

April Monthly Color Challenge 2020

Welcome.  It has been a while since I last posted, but life has been crazy.  I hope you are all surviving the craziness of CoVid19.

Today I am part of the monthly color challenge host by Jen at www.patternsbyjen.blogspot.com.

This months color is one of my most favorite.   I love purple.   Some of my favorite flowers are purple: pansys, violets,  and lavender.

This block is very easy to do.   It has flying geese and hsts, which I absolutely love to do.   One of my tips for you is to make sure you press your seams.  You can either press open or to 1 side.

I looked up the meaning of the color purple and found this:
The color purple is often associated with royalty, nobility, luxury, power, and ambition. Purple also represents meanings of wealth, extravagance, creativity, wisdom, dignity, grandeur, devotion, peace, pride, mystery, independence, and magic.

Purple is also made up of two color families red and blue.   

This quarter (April - June) has some great sponsors that you can win prizes from.   So how do you enter to win?  So glad you asked.   Each of the 3 months go to Jen's page at www.patternsbyjen.blogspot.com, to get the pattern and to link up at the end of the month and you will be entered.  

So who are these great prizes from?

Cherrywood fabrics @www.cherrywoodfabrics.com
PBJ @www.patternsbyjen.blogspot.com
Island Batik @www.islandbatik.com
Quilters Dream Batting @www.quiltersdreambatting.com

Please check out these other bloggers and see how they made their blocks
 Jen @  https://patternsbyjen.blogspot.com/2020/04/april-2020-monthly-color-challenge.html

Mona https://kywhittakercreations.blogspot.com/2020/04/2020-monthly-color-challenge-april-blog.html

Jen https://faithandfabricdesign.com/2020/03/april-color-challenge-with-pbj.html

Roseanne http://homesewnbyus.com/honeycreeper-april-challenge-color-block/


I am in the process of doing a couple more of these blocks.   I will post them later in the month.

Remember to visit Jen @ www.patternsbyjen.blogspot.com to get your free pattern.

Friday, March 6, 2020

Dust off an old book blog hop

Today is my day for the dust off an old book blog hop.   I was excited when Bea at www.beaquilter.com posted this.   I started looking through my books and most of those are relatively newer books.  Then I remembered some quilt magazines a friend gave me.   So I looked through those.  I found this one from 1994.  It is called Traditional Quilter. 

I found 2 projects in there that I wanted to do. 

The first was an article called the versatility of the Hexagon.  It takes you through the steps of drawing a hexagon.  I never did learn geometry in high school.  Now I find it would be helpful.    I had a hard time drawing the Hexagon shape for EPP so I was glad I had some I could use.

I liked the little flowers made from hexagon so I decided to make one. 

I now need to applique it on to my background  by hand.   I think this will be a pillow.   The background is a 14 1/2" square.  I am doing a blanket stitch using 3 strands of DMC embroidery floss.  I put spray basting on the back of the Hexagon flowers and out it on the background piece.   Then I safety pinned it for added protection.

The 2nd project was a pattern called Windblown Tulips.

I love tulips and decided to take this pattern and position the tulips in a different way.  I am currently appliquing these in place using a blanket stitch and 2 strands of DMC embroidery floss.   To put these on the background fabric I used heat and bond.  I still need to add my leaves and my stems will be hand embroidered.

As I was trying to get these projects done I got hit with a sinus infection.  All I have wanted to do is sleep.  I guess that is a good thing, but you don't get a lot done.

Be sure to check out Bea's blog post for some fun giveaways. You can find her at www.beaquilter.com

Please visit my blogging friends to see what they have done.
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