Friday, July 31, 2020

Monthly Color Challenge August 2020

This months color challenge from is a favorite color of mine and at least 2 granddaughters.   We love pink.   In fact I have been making these bench cushions, using this awesome flamingos fabric I found on clearance at Joanns.

So, now on to the block for this month.

  I love this block.   It definitely goes together quite fast.   I was able to do a lot of chain piecing, and then pressing all at once, then put it together and so a final press.

 You can get the pattern for free by visiting Jen

This block would work well to make a few throw pillows to go on my benches and swing.

  I can imagine a quilt made out of several of these blocks and I can picture how I might want to quilt it.      In fact, I am going to play with some ideas and see what I can come up with on this, because if it works right, it can be 1 of my 9 for grandkids for Christmas.     That will be my goal for this month is to at least start working on it.   Question is should I do all the same fabrics or should I go scrappy pinks?

I can't wait to see your blocks, so please make sure to link up with Jen at the end of the month.   I will definitely be back later in the month to share the progress I have made on the quilt.  So I ask you to please answer the question above to give me some ideas.

Please join the other bloggers today to see their blocks.

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Thursday, July 30, 2020

Christmas in July - Then and Now- blog hop

Wow.  Here we are, less than 5 months until Christmas.  And I have a lofty goal of 9 quilts, 1 for each grandchild by Christmas.  I keep saying I won't be sewing on Christmas Eve every year and guess what?  I still am.   I don't have any of their quilts done.  I guess I better get started.

This blog hop is being hosted by Carol @   I have loved looking through the ideas.   So many fun things to do.

Carol made this hop easy by saying we could post things we made in the past or now. So I want to share a variety of throw pillows I have made.

I love these snowmen

Pillow back

And I want to share a quilt I just finished quilting.  I still need to bind it, and I will hopefully get it done this weekend.   This quilt was made from a free pattern, which unfortunately is no longer available called Cookie Jar treats.  It was designed to match a fabric line.

I love the texture on the back. 

I really wish my quilting would have shown up better.  On the snowball blocks I did holly leaves and my red corner squares are poinsettias, both designs I learned from @   in my nine patches I did wishbone and I tried some dot to dot quilting which I learned from Angela Walters @   thread used is glide by @ which is my favorite.   

Thank you for joining me today.   I love to read your comments. 

Please check out the other bloggers for today:
July 31

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Christmas in July Then and now blog hop

Wow.   Christmas is in less than 5 months.    Hard to believe.   And here I was going to try to make bed quilts for all 9 grandkids and the majority of them are in twin beds.   I may still have time, we will see.

This week a great group of bloggers will share some fun Christmas projects they have worked on. 

Thank you Carol @ for putting this blog hop together.

I will share my project with you on Friday, but until then all you get from me is a sneak peek

And a list of the bloggers who are sharing some fun projects this week.   I can't wait to see all of them.

July 27
July 28
July 29
July 30
July 31

Until then enjoy the hop and I will be back on Friday.