Monday, April 22, 2013

Designing Monday

All of the blocks are sewn together for this fun quilt.  I love the little splashes of orange.  This pattern is called Eat your Fruits N Veggies from Pat Sloan.  It is a freebie on her website.  I used quite a bit of her fabric and added some others.

Hope you have time to do some fun quilting today.  Hop on over to Judy's blog to see some more beautiful designs.

PS  It snowed at our house yesterday.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Designing Monday

I am working on two projects right now.  I have started all the cutting and initial piecing of HST's for the Eat your Fruits and Veggies quilt that is a Pat Sloan design.  I downloaded the free pattern from her website and am using some of her fabrics as well as some of my stash and other coordinates.  I mail ordered the white fabric and it arrived on Saturday afternoon.  I could not wait to get busy cutting.

Here is one block laid out.  

I also have started the Small Quilt of the Month from Sentimental Quilter.  It's not shown on her blog this month but is available from her chat group.  The block is called Constant Wife.  I managed to get these little blocks sewn up after much ripping and frustration.  It is so simple but I could not get my triangles in the right direction and somehow managed to get my square a little cattywampus.  All is in order now, so I just have to choose how I want my borders.

Have a happy day of sewing.  Hop on over to Judy's blog to see more designs.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Designing Monday

My design wall has a quilt that has been parked there for several months, so I didn't bother to take a photo of it. I have decided to make a keyboard type border and I have no experience with it.  Anybody have any suggestions?  I am afraid there will be lots of stretching and uneven edges.

I did receive a nice surprise this week.  My name was drawn in the Moda Incredible Friendship Quilt Along that was held several weeks ago.  And lucky me, the designer who pulled my name was Pat Sloan.  Yes THE Pat Sloan.  She graciously sent me a layer cake of her fabric and here is is.

 Isn't it colorful?  There are 42 - 10" squares just waiting to be sliced and diced into a wonderful quilt.  She posted a quilt pattern on her blog that uses just the yellow and greens.  Or you can just use the reds or the blues.  I will have to supplement with other fabrics, but can't wait to look for some more to get started.  I should be able to make a couple of comfort quilts for our guild with these fun fabrics.

Hop on over to Judy's blog  to see some beautiful designs.