Friday, September 26, 2014

Finished Wedding Quilt for Amanda and Michael

Tomorrow my sister is getting married to her college sweetheart.

When they got engaged in February, my mom and I started scheming about what kind of quilt we should make them. We decided to use the Modern Roses line and that we wanted to make a modern looking churn dash quilt.

My mom made a few 12 inch blocks and 6 inch blocks and came up with a pattern for a 4 inch churn dash inside of a 12 inch block. She sent the fabric bundle to me and I made the remainder of the blocks -- about thirty 12 inch blocks and twenty four 6 inch blocks. When I was at home for Easter my mom and I laid out the entire quilt and she sewed the top together.

My sister has been blessed with a very crafty future mother-in-law who just happens to be an amazing long arm quilter. She happily volunteered to quilt and bind the quilt for us and bring it to the shower back in August.

There isn't a full picture of the quilt top to bottom since these were taken at the shower, but you'll hopefully be able to imagine what the rest of it looks like.

Here's Kay and I holding up the quilt:


Here's the happy couple with their quilt! You can hopefully see some of the quilting in this shot.


Here's the picture of all of us involved in the quilt -- Lori (my mom), myself, my sister, her soon-to-be husband, and his mom Kay.


This all has reminded me that I've never show the quilt that my mom made for us when we got married last year, so I'm going to share that on our first anniversary. :)

And -- hooray! -- we'll be getting this made into a pattern for sale soon!

Linking up with Crazy Mom quilts!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Bits and Pieces

There's been a slight lackage of posts around these parts for the following reasons:
  • Working on the setting options for the QCQAL -- no, ladies, I haven't forgotten about you! Be warned that the free block patterns will be taken down from Craftsy soon but they will still be available here on my blog.
  • Working on finishing a quilt and a pattern to go along with it that will also be coming soon!
  • A flat tire on Sunday
  • My sister getting married in 4 DAYS.
Anyways, so I've been busy. 

Today, Park Ranger Husband and I went up to Gettysburg and hiked about 2.5 miles. Go us! We're really trying to get our fitness on. He also bought me a Civil War Quilt book! 


Do you think this means that he wants me to make him another Civil War quilt? We already have two -- one that I made, and the one my mom made us as a wedding gift (which I don't think I've ever blogged about!)

We also stopped by an AMAZING farm stand on our way home. I am most excited about making some stellar ribs with the apple butter BBQ sauce.


I have been doing a little bit of sewing that I can actually show you now. I have the base for my October wall hanging all put together:


Most of the yellow and orange on black floral print will end up behind the pumpkin. Hopefully this week I can start getting the pumpkin and border decorations (maybe little bats!) attached with fusible web while we watch TV tonight and tomorrow. I decided to skip from February to October so that I can actually use this one once we get back from my sister's wedding! Now to just buy another magnetic wall quilt hanger...

My scrap stash is still out of control, despite starting making my monthly wall hangings, participating in the Stash Bee and the Sew Pieceful Bee, I still have a pile of fabric just sitting on the floor. Oops. So I started making a few of the Lori Holt house blocks in the most recent issue of Quiltmaker. 


These are so cute and fun and I am very excited to make more! It'll be a little "dream house" quilt.

Linking up with WIP Wednesday!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

September Stash Bee and Sew Pieceful Blocks

Bee block roundup time!

This month in the Stash Bee Samantha requested that we make any sort of flying geese blocks in olive, chocolate, dark red, and gold. I made an 18 inch block with geese in various sizes.

September #stashbee block! Plus extra geese to throw in anywhere.

This month for the Sew Pieceful Bee, I made the Variable Star block from the Quilter's Cache.


I also made an angel block to make up for someone dropping out last month using the Union Square Variation block. The tutorial doesn't use fast flying geese or quick HSTs and I didn't realize it until after I did all of my cutting -- boo! Nonetheless, the block turned out pretty well.

Sew pieceful Angel block for Myra

Happy Thursday! Keep an eye open over at the Stash Bee Blog because sign ups for the 2015 round are fast approaching and yours truly is taking over as the Bee Mama! :) 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Linked Up Kit Now Available on Etsy!

It's been a long time coming but a quilt top kit for Linked Up is now available on the Honey, Bunny, and Doll Etsy page!



This quilt is F-U-N! As always the pattern is included with the purchase of a kit!

This quilt is also a fantastic scrap buster if you're sitting on piles of scrap! Click here to purchase the pattern on Etsy or Craftsy!

And as always, don't forget to use us as your source for extra wide backing! We now have 5 different colors: dark green, chocolate brown, black, tan/cream, and now a beautiful blue! At only $13 or $14 dollars a yard, you can't say no!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Quilts at the Fair -- I won a ribbon!

Saturday I popped over to the Great Frederick Fair to see the quilts and see if I had won any ribbons.

My Stash Bee quilt won Third Place in the Quilts by a Group category!


My other two quilts didn't place, but these two categories were the most popular -- Long Arm Quilted by Another and Made by Machine.


The other quilts were gorgeous as well! The Mini quilts were so intricate!


Although you can't see it well in this picture, this double wedding ring table topper has gorgeous gold machine quilting on it.


I think this 1930's star quilt was my favorite. It was pure perfection and fun!


I always have a soft spot for pineapple log cabin quilts!


I even spotted some gorgeous Kate Spain in the Patchwork Category!


I walked the whole fair and had to see the baby ducks and chicks:



And I checked out all the beautiful flowers!


I took lots more pictures which you can check out on Instagram! Happy Monday!
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