Thursday, March 17, 2016

The Creative New Quilts and Projects hop continues!

Today's stop on the hop is Carol, from MooseStash Quilting.  I love her project, so you want to check it out and enter to win a copy of Wendy Sheppards book - Creative New Quilts and Projects for precuts and stash!  Speaking of giveaways, I really apologize for the issue with my rafflecopter gizmo yesterday.  Make sure you complete your entry if you haven't already - I will try to make sure that everyone who commented on my blog yesterday is entered, but it would help if you can do it yourself just in case.  Remember this giveaway is for US addresses only as Lauderdale is doing the shipping!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Yesterday I worked some more on a project I took on earlier this month.  Here is the picture of the completed quilt from the Craftsy website:

It's a pretty quilt - lots of y-seams, but I can deal with those.  The worst part of this quilt was cutting it out!  It is made from a jelly roll, and there were was a color chart and a color illustration of the three different blocks, plus partial blocks, but that was it.  Trying to keep all the strips organized and cut out the pieces was a nightmare.  I tried cutting out a sample block, but it was too crazy trying to pull the strips out of the pile and get them back in order again.  So I got out those design boards I made and used them to cut out all the pieces at once.

They give this quilt an intermediate rating, but I think it should be advanced.  I finished a couple blocks yesterday after finishing the cutting and they look great so far!  I'm looking forward to filling my design wall as I go, I know it will be beautiful.

Happy St. Patrick's day :)
This is my Floral Irish Chain quilt - one of the few green quilts I've made!  This pattern was one of the first I wrote - it's almost a mini with the pieced blocks that make up this quilt being only 5 inches square - that makes the individual pieces finishing at 1 inch.  The great thing is that it's all strip pieced so you are never handling individual squares.  That makes it a lot easier.  I think strip piecing is really one of my favorite techniques.  

I have several quilts waiting to be quilted today, so I guess I'd better get busy - hope your day is a good one!

25 comments:

Sarah J said...

This book looks fun- I see a few projects already I would love to make! I am working in some lush greens right now for a quilt for my daughter's teacher and I am realizing how much I like green yet how little green is in my stash! Thank you!

Grandma said...

I would love to win Wendy's book, know I will love it.
patsystitch@gvtc.com

lalaluu said...

Green used to be my favorite color in high school and college. Hey, it was the 90s and grunge (not the Moda line of fabric, but the music and flannel outta Seattle) and forest green was IN. Somewhere along the way since then, I found my true love: BLUE. Blue is very now as well as futuristic. Blue is calm and deep, light and floaty - blue is everything! So, St. Patty's Day is a bit challenging for me, but I still like kelly green, lime green, grass green, and olive. There's still a lot of green to like, but I'm still in love with blue!

lauraluvsloons said...

I use my blog as a journal to keep a record of the quilts and quilty projects I make. I keep a graph paper notebook as a journal of my doodling and FMQ designs used on all my projects. I love Wendy's blog ~ lots of great tips ~ and would love to win her new book.

Tina Jeo said...

I kept a diary from fourth grade until college. Even now at 50 i still journal.

anna brown said...

Nice looking book...No I haven't did a quilters journal...Mybest color i like to work with is blue..... happyness04431@yahoo.com

Shirley S said...

Awesome giveaway, thank you this opportunity. I keep a binder with pictures of my quilts, and the instructions/pattern in another section of the binder. In case I want to make the same pattern, I always have it available.
sascott4@hotmail.com

Eyreka said...

I've never kept a journal, I love purple, but like to quilt with greens and blues, would love a copy of any book that uses stash stuff, this one looks great! eyreka1@gmail dot com

Amanda Best said...

I started a journal once when I was a teenager. I think I kept up with it the whole month of January and then sporadically over the next couple of months and then that was it. I wish I would have been a journal writer, though, it would be neat to see how I have changed over the past decade or so. My favorite color is blue, but I love to quilt with all colors, it just depends on my mood. I work on batiks quilts and then I get tired of that and work on my Civil War era reproduction quilts, I don't have a set style, I love them all.
My email is: bestbelle2010@aol.com

barbara woods said...

We had fish and chips

Lori Smanski said...

my favorite color is pink, especially paired with grey or white. tonight we had corned beef and cabbage and onions. I had a journal as a teenager. havent had one in a while, except a journal to keep my prayers in. that has been for years!!!
quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

Charlene S said...

I kept a journal for years as did my grandmother. Now I blog. We had steak and potatoes for supper tonight.

Darlington Delights said...

I used to keep a journal when I was struggling with finding myself. With maturity, I've stopped journaling...I hate to leave written evidence of what's on my mind....no telling who will read it one day! LOL kmcassie@gmail.com

GranChris said...

Now that my children are grown I don't keep a journal. I read my old ones and thought I should trash them. They are good for getting one through the rough times. I fixed hubby corned beef and cabbage. He ate alone I went off to a guild meeting. Must have been good there wasn't any left when I got home.

Gene Black said...

I kept a journal when I traveled with a drama group for a season. I have kept one for a few trips, but it is not a continual thing with me. I love working with all shades of blue, but I just love lots of color.
Since we are going to a play tonight, I will probably make something quick, like tuna salad.

quilter said...

I have been quilting for 25 years, and love cool colors, blue, green & purple.
cork@pa.rr.com

Deal.licious Real Food Debby said...

This book looks really fun! I used to keep a journal, before the kids starting coming. :) I think I would like to make a quilt journal where I can write some of my ideas and keep them handy.

debbygrawn at yahoo dot com

Lucy Daniel said...

Wendy's book will be "THE MUST HAVE" book! Specially for those who make charity quilts like ME!!!!

apple blossom said...

beautiful love your quilt.

apple blossom said...

no I don't keep a journal Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this book

aus_chick said...

I keep a journal. I used to be really diligent about it and then baby #2 happened, and then baby #3... I have become progressively sloppier when it comes to keeping records!

LM said...

Your floral Irish chain quilt is beautiful. Here's hoping I win the book! I keep a quilter's journal with supplies I need/want, technique instructions, etc.

Janie said...

Lovely eye candy. Thank you for the inspiration. For dinner tonight I will be making Shrimp and broccoli over fried rice. :)

DebraKay Neiman said...

I haven't gotten to the organizational level of keeping a journal. Still trying to keep up with my projects. Love your chain quilt. crystalbluern at tds dot net

sherryberrybim said...

Not that organized and...I HATE to journal. I've tried journaling other things in the past and do not like it.