Friday, July 31, 2015

Goal achieved

Did you know my middle name is Procrastination? I did not work on any other projects but I was doing many little things just to avoid this beast. I pieced the two rows yesterday and finished today. Hurray!

This finally makes my May/June/July goal of ALYoF complete. The fence makes pretty quilting pattern don't you think?

And the sun is going down :)

The birds are still my favorite.

I also like the flowers. Especially the orange one.

Not all the points are perfect. Look at that blue tulip which is missing some points, oops.

I have the batting ready and the B side as well so I need to move on into quilting stage which usually takes even longer than piecing.

And that's the end of story :) The full moon took over the sun and since it's Friday I'm linking up with Finish it up and more.

My Button Sew Fresh Quilts

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Selvages and scraps

Did you hear the news? I'll be sharing my project during the Selvage along! Now it's time to share how we store selvages. Please link up!

Nothing fancy on my side. I got most of the selvages from my friend. She brought it in plastic bag and I kept it that way. I used the majority of it already.

Plus I have some in my drawer as well. I never said I'm organized, lol.

I do have some ideas what I'll be making but I need to finish my ALYoF goal first. I decided I need two more flowers so here they are (in progress).

I also got bag of scraps from my dear friend Monika. She knows I love scraps so she pass hers onto me. I really want to start playing with those too but FINISH FIRST!!! That's what I have on my mind :) Here is little teaser for you though.

I'm still unclear which spelling to use - selvages or selvedges which is closer to the edge :)

I'm also linking up with:

Quilting is more fun than Housework

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Christmas in July

It usually starts with some blog post which includes link to tutorial which you can not resist. Or something that just inspire you and you have the urge to cut into your stash and start chain piecing.

That's how new projects sneaks in. And there is the Christmas thing on top of that. I actually looked up the term Christmas in July on web since we do not have such thing hence we do not celebrate it. July means summer holidays and you just enjoy yourself in general due to sunny weather :)

I do remember some blog hops and challenges called Christmas in July which includes some neat tutorials. You can check some on Forth Worth Fabric Studio blog or some crochet at Red Heart.

Linking up with:
Fort Worth Fabric Studio

You can also join contest of Patience Brewster which is run on IG -  #PBChristmasInJuly
Their unique ornaments are pretty fun too.

Back to my project though. As I sewed those flying geese blocks I also sewed together the cut off corners.

I ended up with 36 pieces in 4 different designs. I used strips from Cherry Christmas jelly roll which are perfect size. My favorite are those hanging socks.

Plus I have 72 tiny HSTs which will end up 1 1/2" once I trim them. I know, that's a bit crazy but isn't Christmas in July crazy as well?

Anyway did you know you can prepare yourself for Christmas the whole year round? I always plan to do but you know how it goes. There is actually linky party with giveaway which runs the second year in the row!

It is called Ho, Ho, Ho and on We Sew and I'm using one of their tutorials and I plan to use some more :) Come join me!

Celtic Thistle Stitches  

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Random awesomeness

Today I would like to share a few things with you.

Do you know Emily Blincoe? My friend sent me a link with saying I might like her Arrangements. Oh, I LOVE IT! That is what I call pure awesomeness!

Have you heard about Selvage Along? Join Renee and Jess and play along!

Or you can get motivated by #sewtake20 - I'm definitely trying. If they can do it so can I, lol. Interested? Read more @ Night Quilter
Isn't that an awesome idea?

And look at that vehicle. That's what I get to ride on certain occasions at work. I even have "driving licence" for it. Fun!

Linking up with Live a Colorful Life:

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Le challenge - Scraptastic Direction

Remember those scraps from Elephant parade? One was just right for this month's Le Challenge - Direction theme. It would be too big for mug rug but just right to cover up paper tin which resulted into pencil holder :)

The size was really just right.

Here is spot where the geese meet. Cool!

I also quilted other two fused pieces and this will become mug rug.

Side A.

Side B.

Matchstick quilting is just perfect for these small projects and raw edge scraps. Don't forget to link up with Scraptastic Tuesday too. 

I'm also linking up with Finish it up Friday!

Le Challenge  

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

2015 FAL - Q3 list

My Q3 list has not changed much since I only had 2 finishes in Q2 - Super tote and Pantone mini.

I added scrappy cushion.

And tablet cover for my girl.

The rest remains the same and I have no new pics.

2015 FAL at On the Windy Side

** Note: I use Google Keep to make my list.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Scrappy Sunday

Isn't scrappy better than crappy? :) I'm still in scrappy mood. You see there is pile of batiks which I used for Elephant parade and other projects plus a pile of scraps from DM quilt. There is also ironing board with some triangle play on the left side and a peak of my of my Le Challenge project.

Here we go. Triangle arrangements.

I'm keeping those two strips at the top. I have already pieced those.

But I'm not completely sold on the triangle idea.

I actually have a completely different one by now :)

Linking up with:

Quilting is more fun than Housework

Monday, July 6, 2015

May/June/July goal

I feel sorry for you since you get to see this over again and again :)

Let's hope, third time's a charm!

BTW as I was ironing the kissing birds block I burned the eye (sequin), eeek so there is only french knot left. Good for me it only made the sequin's hole bigger but it didn't leave any mess on iron or fabric.

Here is where I'm at. So once again my goal for ALYoF is to piece these blocks to finally create a quilt top (wall hanging).