What’s under my foot?
Happy Birthday to Put your foot down on May 16th. I am so thankful to you all, whether you come back week after week or drop in once in a while. Slowly I am getting to know you all and some I even recognize your work before clicking on the thumbnail to be taken to your blog.
The June Island Batik Challenge is complete x 1 1/2. One of them is a new design I have been playing with. The center came together better than I expected ♪but♪ when I reached the border I had a brain freeze. It is quilted and bound.
The fabrics I am using are the Petal Pushers Collection, aren’t they pretty? Any time I am working on a quilt I try to sort the fabrics by their value. The collection required the monochrome feature on my cell phone.
Below are the fabrics from the collection I used for my design (project 1) with the IB light gray solid as my background.
Just a little tease.
Above I am chain piecing the patches for the border. The center was paper pieced and the border is good ‘ol fashioned patchwork except I did use AccuQuilt dies to cut the patches.
There were still many fabrics left and I loved them so much I decided to make a 2nd quilt, IB Rice as my background. I probably wont get it loaded on the frame prior to my share date, which I am planning for June 1st.
A little patchwork love for my second project. AccuQuilt was also used to cut all these hst, squares and rectangles. More on the design next month.
Blog Hop and giveaway
Speaking of Island Batik. This is the 3rd week of the Ultimate Home Decor Blog Hop. They are giving away 2 fq bundles, so hop on the link below to be taken to the rafflecopter to enter. After you’ve entered be sure to click on the links below each fabric collection to see the wonderful home decor items the Ambassadors made with the new collections.
See here to enter the Island Batik raffecopter for a chance to win one of two fq bundles this week and view the Hop Schedule.
Currently on my table
Last weekend I cleaned my old sewing room that had become the catch all and I found this box of red fabric. The patches had been cut, by me all wrong. So instead of recutting them I put them in a box and walked away. 3+ years later here they are. I almost put them out for the trash man then realized I had the perfect tool to fix them and I did. Using the AccuQuilt GO! Qube Mix and Match 8″ block.
I discovered red is really hard to photograph. There are 2 shades of red here.
The first block on a quilt I have no design plan. Just a large collection of 2″ finished hst’s, 2″ finished squares, and 4″ hst’s. Lucky I keep a large supply of my favorite muslin (from Dora’s Spinning Wheel) and luckier that I have the AccuQuilt GO!. I’m excited to see where this goes.
Your shares from #51
The most clicked on thumbnail last week was this Ugly Fabric Charity Quilt Challenge by Judy from JBigg’s Scrap Pieces. There is nothing ugly about this small quilt though.
Prior to visiting Judy’s blog I had been at Melva’s from Melva Loves Scraps. In case you are unaware Melva is currently hosting a sew along called Pieces from the Past. The letter she shared with this block brought me to sniffles and left me speechless.
What’s under your foot?
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