Saturday, March 31, 2018

30 Blocks hop starts tomorrow

It's almost time for the 30 Blocks in 30 Days Hop that starts tomorrow.

Carla at Creatin' in the Sticks has assembled 29 bloggers (Carla is showing a block twice) who will be showing their "stuff," focusing on one block for that particular day. Mine is block 8 so I will be on April 8.

Here is the schedule.  You'll want to visit everyone. Don't miss out!

Project Designer

April 1st

Block 1- 4 Patch
April 2nd

Block 2 - Double Stuffed
April 3rd

April 4th
Block 4 - Dutch Door

April 5th

April 6th
Block 6 - Tacked Up

April 7th
Block 7 - Stripper

April 8th
Block 8 - Staggered

April 9th
Block 9 - Topsy Turvy

April 10th
Block 10 - Chunky Pinwheel

April 11th
Block 11 - Painted WIndow

April 12th
Block 12 - Broken Cinder Block

April 13th
Block 13 - Reaction

April 14th
Block 14 - Median Strip

April 15th
Block 15 - Center of Attention

April 16th

Block 16 - Bounce
April 17th

Block 17 - Sweet Sixteen
April 18th

Block 18 - Yeah Eights
April 19th

Block 19 - Weave
April 20th

Block 20 - Classic
April 21st

Block 21 - Spot
April 22nd

Block 22 - Cross Walk
April 23rd

Block 23 - Opposites Attract
April 24th

Block 24 - Possibility
April 25th

Block 25 - Camper Window
April 26th

Block 26 - Catching Z's
April 27th

Block 27 - Broken Stripes
April 28th

Block 28 - Stockade
April 29th

Block 29 - Dovetail
April 30th

Block 30 - Slow Tee

Friday, March 23, 2018

Blog Hop Coming Soon

Whew, time goes SEW quickly--how can I have let more than a month go by without posting?

First of all, the Blog Hop hosted by Carla of Creatin' in the Sticks, 30 Blocks in 30 Days, begins April 1, and I will be the featured blogger on April 8. Stay tuned for that project.

 I have a bunch of things in progress, but no "finishes" for awhile.
The one below is a 3 Dudes Quilt, done Man Sewing Style with the black inserted between 2 1/2" strips. I love the colors. Got the top put together at our quilt retreat at the beginning of March (more on that later). The blocks had been finished for a year.

We spent a weekend at our daughter's in St. Louis a few weeks ago.
 Below is Amelia (right front) waiting her turn for a balloon person. This is her friend's birthday party.

Here is Amelia's little sister Camella playing in a car at the party.

A friend asked me to quilt this for her--so I did. She was going to finish it with a self-binding. It's a lap quilt or even wall-hanging.

Here are some of the projects done at our quilt retreat at Threads of Time, Danville, IL.
I had the blocks for the pink quilt all done and finally got the top put together there. Betty Sue did the 2 wall hangings on the left.

The Hunter Star is mine--blocks mostly done (all done before retreat was over), and the bunny placemats were done by Michelle. The Hunter Star was a lesson at our Cerro Gordo Quilters meeting. It is done the Missouri Star Quilt Company way, and I used a charm pack I had plus some matching fat quarters and 6" strips, so there is quite a color variation. Still pretty, but a 2-color one is more stunning, I think.

I also finished the yellow quilt top below. Kathy did the 2 flower wall hangings. The yellow top is a pattern and charm pack from Fat Quarter Shop's Sew Sampler one month in 2017.

So, I did get several tops down--now I have to quilt them all!
Below are photos of some of us at our retreat. 
Sometimes there were "phone" wars to get silly pictures of each other.

Sometimes we really worked.

Here we all are. SEW much fun! Threads of Time is a great place to have a retreat! 
We love it there!

Don't forget to follow along beginning April 1. I'll post the schedule before then.