Sunday, May 15, 2022

Pop Star - Borders and Quilt Top Assembly

Are you ready?! We just have to make one giant nine-patch and two borders, and we will have our quilt top! I am loving the fabrics and colours I am seeing on Instagram. Thank you all for joining in with another QAL. Let's get to it!

I can't tell you how gratifying it is to see the quilt on that little graphic, the one I put into EQ8 a few months ago, come to life! I also can't tell you how annoyed I am that I somehow got off my original schedule of posts, which were all supposed to be on Sundays. When I did the one for Hands2Help, I had to move the Pop Star over to Saturday, and then I just continued posting the steps on Saturdays!đŸ€­ Even though I am finished with menopause, it is not finished with me, muddled brain-wise. So here we are, back to Sundays.

Saturday, May 7, 2022

Pop Star - Centre Star Unit

Have you put your four pop star units on your design wall to admire all week as I have?! Well this week we are going to fill in the centre.
Betcha can't wait out the week to put the whole quilt together, just sayin'...

Friday, May 6, 2022

Whirling Petals - A Hands2Help Quilt

I am happy to report that my second H2H quilt this year is a wrap! Hands2Help is being hosted this year by Mari at The Academic Quilter.

I had a goal this year to use up a bunch of leftover floral scraps, and some stash that I knew I wasn't going to use for the intended purpose. I made a dent, albeit small, in the pile.

Sunday, May 1, 2022

DrEAMi! #62

A great photo for our "Oh look! A squirrel!" party aka DrEAMi which stands for Drop Everything and Make it! was the lead in Kate's of Arts and Socks post:
Read the explanation of her foster kitty Mystique taking this chipmunk's drive-through order by clicking the photo.

Adorable and smart on the part of the foster family and the chipmunk! This month's DrEAMi party where we celebrate those projects we saw and just had to make, like NOW, is a day late because of publishing Step 2 for my Pop Star QAL. It's not too late to join in! The link to all the details is also on my sidebar and may I remind you that there are some sweet prizes?!

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Pop Star Centre Units

I have heard from quite a few people that they really enjoyed making No Waste Geese from step 1, either for the first time, or using the method once again. I love it because there are no triangles to trim off and guiltily toss. If you're like me, you save them to sew back together for another project (but sometimes they languish). With this quick method there's just a little trim for each geese unit. Now that I think about it, I should have used the eight-at-a-time method for the HSTs....file that away for the next pattern! (which has been tech-edited as you read this, and awaits me looking it over)

Eleanor Burns devised the No Waste Flying Geese. I love her work and her attitude and sense of humour. I had the pleasure of attending Benartex's virtual Fabric Show this past week, and she was there! As bright and funny as ever. Her latest line is Judy's Bloom, out in fabric shops right now. I had another pleasure: I was asked if I wanted to make a project to showcase her line, and of course I said yes! You can view the post here, and see the quilted tote bag I made, and enter the giveaway. I've used it already to take to yoga and got compliments on it. So spring-like!

Back to this project! Let's sew some Pop Star centre units!

Friday, April 29, 2022

Gratitude #63

Welcome to another post of appreciation for the little things in life, that become maybe not so little because they lift up my spirits. I must admit said spirits have had a lot of in the dumps time these past few months. These posts are so good for my mental health, and I've heard from many of you how much you enjoy them, so that makes me glad, and thank you for telling me. The lifting up just amplifies doesn't it? If you'd like to read some more of these gentle, grateful posts, please be sure to head to LeeAnna's blog, our wonderful host, at Not Afraid of Color, where you can find her post and links to those of us who post weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly, like me. I take photos, make notes all month long. Gratitude really becomes a habit.
My first love is my beautiful magnolia tree, bought in the spring of 2017 shortly after we'd moved here.
It's not a quilt in a tree; it's a bag in a tree with Quilt in a Day founder, Eleanor Burns' new fabric line.

This month is a day late because my Thursday post, Judy's Bloom Project Hop for Benartex (where there is a giveaway!), was scheduled for Thursday, so I opted to have this post publish on Friday. For those of you regular readers, watch for the DrEAMi (Drop Everything And Make it!) post and linkup on Sunday, since Saturday is another installment of Pop Star sewing instructions. I haven't done four posts in four days in quite some time!

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Judy's Bloom Project Hop for Benartex Designer Fabrics

Welcome to my stop on this week's fun little jaunt around QBL (Quilt Blog Land) showing off a beautiful new line, 'Judy's Bloom' by Eleanor Burns for Benartex Designer Fabrics. I sure got some spring in my step when Stephanie asked if I'd like to be a part of this Fabric Feature. The fabrics are just lovely! I chose to make myself a new spring tote bag.

After all a girl can never have too many bags, right?
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