Welcome to the 19th linky for those squirrelly distractions in your quilty life. No guilt here, just pure celebration of our quilter ADD natures right? I was thinking just now of how my DrEAMi! came from a DrEAMi! of Anja's, and so squirrels breed more squirrels, just like rabbits....
Does that make my DrEAMi! this month a squabbit?! 😂
That's 'our' bunny, a gorgeous, huge, clearly used-to-be-domestic rabbit we see quite often who lives on the side of the road by where we park to walk the Greenway. And that's a hind end of a black squirrel, common here in southwestern Ontario. I need to brush up my melding skills, ha!
Yay for Rose of Something Rose Made! My new art department...
Here's a sneak peek because I do want to show you the finish, so I'll update this post in about an hour or so. Had to do some major reverse-sewing, aka frogging (ribbit, ribbit) this morning because I wasn't happy with fabric placement and choice of one of the three. Had to just about dismantle the entire project...
Once this thunderstorm passes, I'll get back on the Bernina and finish it!
"about an hour" 😂😂😂😂😂
Try one day, Sandra. Here we are! This is my squibbit. Anja's DrEAMi! from June I just knew I had to make one of these days, and this weekend was it! This is Town Square by Jenny Doan.
Another case of oops I couldn't just do the straight lines... How could I not with all that beautiful inspiration in Amanda's fabric?
It's not exactly a DrEAMi! because I did want to make a cushion cover to go with the bed runner I made for the hop, so it wasn't an unplanned, blinders on, pedal to the metal get it DONE! I just didn't have enough time to get it done before Thursday this week. However, I certainly did drop everything, to the point that I nearly missed making and posting my block #50 in the 100days100blocks2018 on Instagram!
Here is one last shot of the texture.
|Warm 'n White 100% cotton batting just as in the bed runner|
Pattern: Town Square
Size: 18" square
Fabric: Free Motion Fantasy by Amanda Murphy by Contempo for Benartex
Batting: Warm 'n white 100% cotton
Backing: Free Motion Fantasy
Quilted: on my Bernina, FMQ and walking foot
Threads: pieced with 100% cotton Aurifil 40 wt on my Bernina; quilted with Aurifil 50 wt 100% cotton and Aurifil 28 wt turquoise and green, Aurifil 50 wt in the bobbin.
Last month we had some beauties. This one, 'Clover at Dusk' from Andrée at Quilting & Learning - What a Combo! is my favourite:
Sarah of Cedar Fork Stitches had the quintessential squirrel which she named 'Scrabble':
Another favourite (I can have more than one!) was Ann's of Laughing Gas Quilts:
From impulse buying (love her description) of the deer fabric to making the placemats, this was definitely a DrEAMi! project. I love her owl (Hedwig?) mug too!
Giveaway Reminders!Two giveaways are still on, one ending tonight at midnight A Roll of the Dice my project for the Benartex hop showcasing Amanda Murphy's newest line. You can win a bundle of 8-10 fat quarters. My other doesn't end for a couple of weeks yet, Maple Leaf Rag, my stop on the new releases for Island Batik. Clicking the quilt name links will take you to my own giveaways, and the fabric company links will take you to the giveaways on their sites, as well as links to all the stops on the hops!
Another freebie is last month's Island Batik project, Beothuk Star, whose pattern is now available in my Craftsy store (affiliate link). 😘 Obviously I don't get any commission on free product, but if you do take advantage of their end of the month/end of the season sale, I get a small (very: 4% ha) commission. It helps to pay for postage for giveaways, (which is why I open my giveaways to the world), and the thumbnail linky parties. Thank you so much to those who do support my blog!😘😘 Connecting Threads tool and wide backing sales are still on, and have you seen the new line, Heirloom Bouquet? Tempting for sure.... More squirrels!!
All right, what grabbed your attention this past month? Link up below!
Linking my cushion up with
Cooking Up Quilts