The last person to comment on my blog post is the winner today of 5 lovely rolls of stash builders complements of Island Batik (the Great Outdoors Blog Hop giveaway). They have supplied the fabric for the project and the giveaway. I love their fabrics and I am sure Barefoot Thunder will also.
I am onto my next project. So check back later, I will post it when I am done. Actually I have 2 projects for this month both star projects. I do love stars and if you love them also, you should check out all the Ambassador pages to see lots of lovely projects.
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Welcome to my blog.
I had the pleasure of working with Island Batiks Dragonfly Dreams II and I used the pattern Delectable Mountains for this blog hop and I am so excited at how it turned out. I started with 40 ten inch squares of background and 40 of the main fabric. There was 2 of each color which worked out great, giving me enough half square triangles to make one large block. A background and a color square were marked from corner to corner and sewn 1/4 inch on either side of the line. Then cut on the line. Iron open and square them up 9 1/2 inches. One pile is the left cut and one pile is the right cut. It is important to keep them separate. Cut the square into 2 3/8 inch strips. Then trade the two outer strips with each other, then trade the two inside strips. Sew the strips together to make one quadrant of the final block. Sew 4 quadrants together and then layout in rows. It is five across and four down. Not quite a square.
If you want to watch a tutorial on this pattern, Missouri Star Quilt Company has one called Grand Adventures.
I tried different layouts and decided to use all of one color for my blocks because there was such a wide variety of colors. I just couldn't find a random layout that was pleasing to the eye. One of my daughters said that it made her eyes hurt and she voted for the final layout. The quilt finished at 83 x94. I backed it with the a light grey with dragonfly's in white.
I will be giving away a package of 5 stash builders. That is 2.8 yards of sewing goodness. So be sure to enter by leaving a comment below on what project you might want to use the stash builders for. Also check the links below and see what the other ambassadors have made and enter their giveaways. Island Batik is also giving away a great prize so be sure to check out their blog and enter the raftorcopter. I will choose a winner at the end of the hop.
Blog Schedule with LINKS!
Thanks for stopping by. Have a great time hopping.
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Sunday, August 19, 2018
Blog Schedule with LINKS!
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Sunday, July 29, 2018
This months Island Batik challenge was a secondary pattern and I used Surf and Sand, also, I used a tutorial from Missouri Star called two step. The strip set made a nice twin size quilt.
This has been a long July and I have had that quilt on the frame the whole month. I just finished it today after riding my bike 17 miles on the Hiawatha trail yesterday. My kids said it was all down hill and it was but I realized half way through the first railroad tunnel that am not in shape for a ride that long. I made it and I am alive to tell about it. I think I can find a good use for that bike......sell it and buy fabric.
At the beginning of the month I received my bi-yearly package from Island Batik with the fabric that they give me to make the challenge quilts that I make for them every month. It is so much fun to get the package and see all the beautiful fabric and come up with a creative way to use them. They also send one surprise package that I will get to use in the January blog hop. I received some aurfil thread and some hobbs batting. It is so much fun and challenging to be an ambassador but I love it.
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Sunday, June 10, 2018
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