Tuesday, April 30, 2024

May 2024 Monthly Color Challenge

 Welcome to this months Monthly color challenge hosted by Jen @ Patternsbyjen.blogspot.com.    You can get the pattern for free if you visit her blog this month.  

I had fun making the block this month.   Yellow is a favorite color and the flying geese are a favorite block (I have a lot of favorite blocks).    

I did a few different blocks this month, using fabrics from my stash.   I wanted to try different shades of yellows.

 I also  decided to do a black in there as well.   Yellow and black reminds me of bees, and I love bees, particularly honey bees.  

Remember if you want to get the free block, head over to Jen's blog at Patternsbyjen.blogspot.com

Thanks for joining me today.  Before we go though, I want to share something I have been doing this year.   In March I purchased the EQ 8 software and have started designing and writing patterns.    I have had fun doing this.  I wrote a EPP Hexie pillow pattern last year and taught the technique at a retreat in February.  It was a fun class.   This is the pillow I made 

If you would like a copy of this pattern, please go to my Facebook page at www.facebook.com/kathyskwiltsandmore   and let me know you would like one.   I have designed more quilts and am in need of pattern testers.   One of the projects is an EPP project, and if you enjoy EPP I would love you to test for me 

Thanks again for joining me today. 

Sunday, April 21, 2024

April showers blog hop

Welcome!!!!!  Today is the first day of the April Showers blog hop hosted by Joan at Moosestashquilting.com.    

 With this blog hop we are supposed to share things that remind us or what we might do with the theme of showers.  Rain Showers, baby showers, wedding showers, etc.    When I first read the title, I thought well April Showers bring May flowers.   

Then as I read more I thought of things I might do for a baby shower.   So today, I am going to share an idea for April Showers and an idea for Baby showers.  

For April Showers, I am going to share some flowers I am working on.   I have gotten into English paper piecing, and I am making a bunch of hexie flowers.  These will be used in 1 of 2 patterns that I am writing.    I am hoping to have both patterns ready  by July 1st as I will be teaching a class mid July on English paper piecing.    If you like to do English Paper piecing, and would like to be a tester, Please let me know.   

For baby showers, I like to do a quilt or a receiving blanket with a crocheted edge.    Unfortunately,  I don't have a picture of a receiving blanket, but I will share a quilt.    This quilt is one that I designed, as a beginning quilt pattern to teach my granddaughters how to quilt.   I have published the pattern and use it for teaching classes.  If you love this pattern and would like a copy, please let me know.  I can let you know how to pay for it, and how much it is.    

This is one that I made for a grandson.

Thank you for joining me today.    One last thing before I go.  I have been playing with pattern designing and am in need of testers.   If you like to test patterns, let me know.

Please check out the other bloggers this week and see what they are sharing.