Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Week 15 : Long Time Gone SAL Pineapple Blocks

I love so many of Jen Kingwell's designs and when I heard there would be a SAL using her sampler pattern Long Time Gone of all machine pieced blocks, I decided I needed to play along.

The details can be found here at  http://www.gnomeangel.com/week-1-long-time-gone-sew-along-bow-tie-block/ if you would like to join in the fun.

This is my version of the block for this week, Pineapple Blocks:
 These are my other blocks for this SAL:




 
 
 

 







Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Week 14: Long Time Gone SAL 60 Degree Triangle Block

I love so many of Jen Kingwell's designs and when I heard there would be a SAL using her sampler pattern Long Time Gone of all machine pieced blocks, I decided I needed to play along.

The details can be found here at  http://www.gnomeangel.com/week-1-long-time-gone-sew-along-bow-tie-block/ if you would like to join in the fun.

This is my version of the block for this week, 60 Degree Triangle Block:
 Another fun block to use up scraps!

These are my other blocks for this SAL:
 
 
 

 






Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Week 13: Flying Geese Long Time Gone QAL

I love so many of Jen Kingwell's designs and when I heard there would be a SAL using her sampler pattern Long Time Gone of all machine pieced blocks, I decided I needed to play along.

The details can be found here at  http://www.gnomeangel.com/week-1-long-time-gone-sew-along-bow-tie-block/ if you would like to join in the fun.

This is my version of the block for this week, Flying Geese:
Lots of opportunity to use up pretty scraps in these blocks!

Here is a Robin-Cam update...We had to move the nest to use the tractor but thankfully the momma came back once we put the nest back, compromise  :)  They are looking fat and happy today.

 These are my other blocks for this SAL:
 
 

 





 

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Shenandoah Valley Botanical Quilt - Touch Me Not (Red)

Happy June my friends!

This is a project I am hoping to finish this year, my top is sewn but I am spacing out my block reveal to follow along with the sew-along.   I am sewing along with the Shenandoah Valley Botanical Quilt project - the pattern is provided by the Virginia Quilt Museum and all pattern sales benefit the museum. Dawn, from Collector with a Needle, and Doreen, from Aunt Reen’s Place, are hosting a quiltalong for this quilt, here.


The pattern size as provided by the museum easily makes 9 inch blocks. I am doing mine in wool so that I can make that size (8 1/2" finished), many are enlarging the pattern and all the participant's resulting blocks are well worth a look...so pretty!

This is my version of the block chosen for June, Touch Me Not (Red):


Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Long Time Gone SAL Week 12 - Block 3 HST's

I love so many of Jen Kingwell's designs and when I heard there would be a SAL using her sampler pattern Long Time Gone of all machine pieced blocks, I decided I needed to play along.

The details can be found here at  http://www.gnomeangel.com/week-1-long-time-gone-sew-along-bow-tie-block/ if you would like to join in the fun.

 

This is my version of the block for this week, Block 3 HST's :

 This is my favorite of the half square triangle blocks, a fun design!

In other news, a momma robin with bad judgement decided to build a nest on our tractor...


So far, so good but it isn't very high up so it will be a risky family abode.

 These are my other blocks for this SAL:
 

 




Friday, May 26, 2017

Pineapples look a lot like Squirrels

Ok, my friends...I know this tool has been around for awhile but I have just now tried it for myself, and it is fabulous.  I especially love how the full instructions are written right there on the template as I am always losing the instruction sheets that go with these specialty rulers.

I am making some pineapple blocks for a sew along but I have decided to add a full pineapple quilt to my always growing to do list.
Anybody else used this fun tool?
 

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Blocks 10-18 For Instagram Challenge #100Days100Blocks2017

 Here are blocks 10 -18 that I have made for the Instagram challenge #100Days100Blocks2017:



and here are the first 9 blocks...
 

This is using Tula Pink's book City Sampler and the details on the sal can be found here: http://www.gnomeangel.com/sponsors-prizes-100days100blocks2017-2/
 I am using a lot of Tula Pink fabrics but find myself grabbing from other prints in my stash too.