Thursday, February 26, 2015

Let's Book It February 2015

I was surprised this morning while reading blogs to see the "Let's Book It" links up on Sharon's blog, February...the rip off month. 

I used McCall's Quilting from July/August 2010

To make this quilt

I liked the directions for this one, pretty much it said you can copy this one or do your own thing. I made mine in lime greens and pinks, lime green is one of my favorite colors to work with, it plays well with the other colors and adds such a nice pop. 

I like free form sewing, it's freeing not to worry about the size of strips, although it can also look like a fabric store puked on your quilt, LOL. Some of the blocks ended up a little small so I added color instead of white to make them bigger.

Straight line quilting gave it amazing texture. 

So there you have it, February done! We've had lots of company so my many plans for the month have stalled. As much as I love winter here, I hope it ends soon for all of you in the bitter cold and snow. Hopefully March will do it's lamb thing and nicer weather will come along. 

Did you make something from a pattern, book, magazine or really anywhere? Sharon's rules (if you can call them that) are pretty loose and a great way to clear that stuff out. I hope to see you over there.

FYI - I saw this on blogger dashboard this morning:

On March 23rd, Blogger will no longer allow certain sexually explicit content.

Boy, am I reading the wrong blogs, let's clean it up ladies, LOL.

Later Gators,

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Quilt Alongs

I don't do quilt alongs, I say I am, I promise I will, I even swear an oath with another blogger (hi Leslie) that we will push each other and then....nothing, nope, nada, they fall to the bottom of the to-do list. 

But, this morning two quilt alongs have caught my attention. Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict has started the Sweet 16 Quilt Along, totally doable and a great scrap buster, plus it's all there, no waiting for a month to find out the next step.

Go here, that colorful one has my name all over it.
Then go here, giant stars! What more could you ask for?

How about elephants!!??

Sew Fresh Quilts

I can't resist elephants

This one hasn't been made but he's been calling, trumpeting? to me so he's getting made. Plus I have another one in the planning stage which when I told David my idea he looked at me oddly and didn't say a word, so I know I'm on the right path. 

Later Gators,