Sunday, February 24, 2019

Blue is the color for March

Book Review

Patches of Blue: 17 Patterns and a Gallery of Inspiring Antique Quilts by Edyta Sitar

Front Cover
Fresh and inviting. Restful and relaxing. Simple, yet elegant. No matter how you think of the classic combination of blue and white, this collection of breathtaking quilts is sure to capture your imagination.

Acclaimed author and designer Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts shares dozens of antique quilts in a gallery of inspiring photos and follows with patterns for 17 gorgeous quilt designs. Mixed in with the stunning array of quilts and patterns are photographs taken in and around Edyta's home in southern California.

Take a journey with Edyta as she embraces her fresh start in a new location, exploring the beauty surrounding her. Her signature style is artfully reflected in classic blue-and-white quilts.

Edyta's favorite color is blue. With this book in hand, there's a good chance your favorite color might become blue, too.


Block of the month project.

My sisters, daugthers, nieces and anyone in the family that wanted to participate are doing this Winter Village block of the month by Edyta Sitar. Over the years we have done round robins, block exchanges and other quilty projects as a family but it has been awhile. So my oldest and I wanted to do this project and sent out an email wanting to know if the rest of them were interested in doing it also, I was surprised that we had as many takers as we did. This will be fun to see what everyone comes up with and we don't have to send it or worry about holding someone up when we are late. We can work at our own pace. I decided that I wanted to do mine in blue so here are the colors that I chose and a picture of my first block. 
So what is on your cutting table?

 My youngest daughter made the mug rug out of some of the same material that I am using in my village.  Leave a comment and I will give away the mug rug and a charm pack. Also, if you are interested, InchwormFabric Store has these BLUE fabrics on sale for the month of March. so click on the word BLUE to go to the store.
Thanks for stopping by,

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Oklahoma Twister Finally Quilted and Pattern Giveaway

 I made this quilt about 13 years ago. Remember Hancocks Fabrics? When they were going out of business I bought some oriental fabric and used the indigo in this quilt that I designed (Oklahoma Twister) for daughter #2. Never got around to quilting it because I had to put a border on it and just kept putting it off. Not like anyone else has that problem, right? After work on Monday I put the border on and Tuesday I sewed the back together. The weather is so nasty out today, windchill was 2 degrees, that I just stayed in. Loaded and quilted this today.
I also made a small quilt using the Oklahoma Twister pattern. Leave a comment on which size you would like to make and I will pick a winner for the pdf pattern, your choice. Become a follower and I will send you both the full size pattern and the wall hanging pattern.
Stay safe and warm.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

A Finish and two Winners

My goal this year is to finish some of my UFOs.

This is a quilt that my youngest daughter gave me for my birthday a couple of years ago but the only catch was that I had to quilt it myself. I decided that I would bite the bullet and finish it. I put it on the machine and quilted it yesterday. Needless to say that is the only productive thing I got done but I just love the colors and I am excited to do the binding so I can put it on my bed. Batting has gotten so thin that I even doubled it, so it will be nice and warm.

I have chosen a winner for my Valentine Mug Rug giveaway: Barbara from Georgia. And the winner of my Island Batik Getaway Blog Hop stash builder bundle is Carla from Utah. As soon as they send me their address I will be shipping their goodies to them. Congrats and I hope you both enjoy your prize. Thank you to everyone that read the blog and commented. I appreciate the comments because I know how much time it takes and I dont always leave a comment. It would be nice if there was an easier way to leave a comment. Thanks and have a productive week.