Monday, February 19, 2024

It Moose be Love blog hop

 



Welcome.  I am so glad you are here.  Today is my day on the It Moose Be Love blog hop hosted by Joan at Moosestashquilting.com.   for this month we are supposed to share about something we love.   I love to do hand work.   I have gotten into English Paper Piecing.    We retired almost 2 years ago, and I started doing more English Paper Piecing.    It is portable and I can take it with me, when we go on drives.   I have also taken it with me when we go camping.  It is just nice to be able to pick it up at times.   I can also do it as I am visiting with family or watching tv with my hubby. 



I recently taught an EPP class at a retreat.   It was lots of fun.   I taught the students how to make this pillow.    I wrote the pattern for this and I made some kits.  



I also enjoy hand binding.  It is really relaxing for me.  I stitch my binding to the front, fold it over and then handstitch on the back.    


I also enjoy machine quilting.  I do all of my quilting on my Juki tl18qvp.   I do free motion and ruler quilting.   I also enjoy teaching these classes to others.  It is one thing I am passionate about.



I love to use a solid backing on my quilts.    I love the texture that is on the back.    




Thank you for visiting my blog today. I appreciate it.  


Check out all of these bloggers this week, and leave them a sweet comment.   They would sure love it.   I would also love if you would leave me a comment.   Please follow me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/kathyskwiltsandmore   and Instagram at www.instagram.com/kathyskwiltsandmore

Monday February 19

Moosestashquilting.com

Pattern Princess

Karrins Crazy World

Quilted Snail

Elizabeth Coughlin Designs


Tuesday February 20

A Quiltery-For the Love of Geese

Quilting Gail

Quilted Delights

Words & Stitches

VroomansQuilts

Kathy’s Kwilts and More


Wednesday February 21

Selena Quilts

BeaQuilter

Ms P Designs USA

Kathleen McMusing

Days Filled with Joy

Quilt Schmilt


Thursday February 22

Just Let Me Quilt

Inflorescence

High Road Quilter

Just Sew Quilter

Scrapdash

That Fabric Feeling


Thursday, January 25, 2024

White rabbit blog hop






 Hello all,


Welcome to my day on the White Rabbit blog hop hosted by Carol @https://www.justletmequilt.com/.  


  The challenge was to use white in a quilt, use rabbits, or use a white rabbit.    I knew just what I was going to do.   A lot of my quilts have white in them.   I am however trying to get away from white backgrounds and go creams when I need a light background or even a light shade of other colors and black or super dark navy when I need a dark color background.  Just for a bit of variety.   What colors do you like for backgrounds?


On to the quilts.  This one, I call rectangles.  It was a fun one to make.  I put it in my county fair last year and got a blue ribbon on it. I love it.   I quilted it with an all over medium meander.  





This second one has been a work in progress since 2020.    We were in the process of remodeling our home.   We wanted the master bedroom to be painted a light green.   Well, the bedroom got painted, but the quilt didn't get done in time.    




In  2022 we moved, and we have 3 guest bedrooms, all with beds needing quilts.   I am still working on quilts for those beds.   The top is  done, but needs quilted.  I started quilting it, using white thread, it waa perfect on top, but I didn't like it on the green background.   So then I tried to use green in the bobbin but I had pokies coming through.


 A friend, who longarms, suggested a green on top, to match my backing.   So, I finally unpicked the quilting I had done (about 1/2) and think I will quilt with green.  

  Have you ever quilted with a contrast color?  I would love to hear your suggestions.  

I appreciate you reading my blog.   I would love to hear your answers to the 2 questions I asked.   

Check out these other bloggers from this week as well. 

JANUARY 22

Just Let Me Quilt

Inflorescence

Quilt Schmilt

Sew Many Yarns

Days Filled With Joy

 

JANUARY 23

Quilting Gail

Beaquilter

Ms P Designs USA

Words & Stitches

Lake Girl Quilts

Homespun Hannah's Blog

 

JANUARY 24

Selina Quilts

Karrin’s Crazy World

Quilted Delights

The Life of Grammy

Quilting Between The Rails (Facebook Page)

Quilted Snail

 

JANUARY 25

MooseStashQuilting

Vroomans Quilts

Domestic Felicity

Pattern Princess

Elizabeth Coughlin Designs

Highroad Quilter

Kathy's Kwilts and More