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.  


Saturday, April 30, 2022

Monthly color challenge - May 2022



 I took a few months off from the Monthly Color challenge, due to selling a home, buying one and moving. 

This blog hop is hosted by Jen @ Patternsbyjen.com.  I really appreciate the work Jen puts into this each month.    


I am getting settled, and decided it was time to get  back to my blogging and back to doing the monthly color challenge. 



For the month of May, the color is blue.    Blue is a favorite color for me.  I love the blue skies.   It also reminds me of a nice blue lake, and robins eggs.    I just happen to have a bird's nest under my deck, and I love peering our a window and watching mommy robin feed her babies or setting on the eggs.   




This months block was fun to do as it is full of flying geese.   I love to make flying geese, they are one of my favorite blocks to make.  


For the month of May, this pattern is FREE!!!   To get it visit Jen @ patternsbyjen.blogspot.com



A couple of tips:

I love to starch my fabrics.   Especially if I am cutting something on a diagonal.   It keeps from distorting the fabric.  I like best press, but I also like the good old Niagra spray starch.   Next time I need to buy some, I might try the liquid starch (STA Flo) and then dilute it.  I have heard it works pretty good.

 Press and starch your fabric before you cut.  It gives a much nicer cut and really makes it nice to work with.    I do this as I usually wash all fabrics before I use them.   I make clothing as well, and I don't always know what my fabric will be used for when I buy it. 


Please check out these other bloggers today and check out their blocks.  

Jen @ Patternsbyjen.com

Andi @ Truebluequilts.com/blog

Anja @ anjaquilts.blogspot.com

Sandy @ Sandystardesigns.com

Raylee @ sunflowerstitcheries.com

I love to hear your comments, so please share.   Also please consider following me on Instagram and Facebook, both at  Kathy's kwilts and more.  


Thank you. 

  

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Wonderful world of color blog hop

 



Welcome to my day of sharing on the wonderful world of color blog hop hosted by Joan at www.moosestashquilting.com.   I am so glad she let me join. 


I haven't been blogging for a while and I am glad to be back at it.   We decided it was time to retire, so we sold our home and bought a new one in a small town.   I grew up in a small town and I absolutely love it.  It is really quiet and peaceful.   I mentioned that we retired, so now I want to spend time writing quilt patterns and teaching at quilt guilds and retreats. 

On to the reason you are here. 



  When I thought about what quilt I wanted to share today, I decided that my yellow brick road quilt was the one.   I love this quilt and the colors in it.  This pattern was designed by   www.atkinsondesigns.com and is a very fun and easy quilt to make.  




 I have made it a few times and have taught it 3 or 4 times in a beginning quilting class.


These are from some of my students:






I appreciate you taking the time to visit my blog today.   I would love if you would follow me on Facebook and Instagram both at kathyskwiltsandmore.   

I love reading your comments, so please leave comments. 

I also invite you to check out the other bloggers for this blog hop.