Monday, April 17, 2017

Gridster Bee: February, March & April

Fortunately, I've been keeping up with making my Gridster Bee blocks much better than posting about them.
In February, Sherri of A Quilting Life requested scrappy pineapple blocks, which aren't the traditional kind that may come to mind. Coincidentally, you can find Sherri demonstrating the more common variation for Fat Quarter Shop's Bella Skill Builder on YouTube. If you're looking for a more realistic interpretation, use these Pineapple Block instructions. You can also check out Sherri's Mini that inspired her block request. Below is my creation. Sherri has already pieced her quilt top; she shows the progression on her blog here, here, and here.
Elizabeth of Occasional/Piece--Quilt! requested a pair of pigs in March, which she was kind enough to photograph for me since I packaged them without remembering. Elizabeth provided detailed instructions on her blog. Like Sherri, she's composed a top already
This month, Nancy of Patchwork Breeze designed a star block using EQ7.
I'm curious what next month will bring, but I wager I can find a few UFOs to keep me busy until then.
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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Big Plans to Finish Something

If there's anything I excel at, it's accumulating works in progress. However, since I've moved my sewing room to a smaller and more publicly visible location downstairs, I'm trying to par down the collection. (Wait 'til the in-law see how I've transformed the dining room!) Here's what I aspire to finish in the near future:
From the top left, we have:
The Wonderland Quilt is my April aspiration for: 

Elm Street Quilts
The remaining projects are for:
Charm About You
I best get back to sewing if I'm to have a chance of finishing any of these! See you soon.

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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Midnight Quilt Show

In case you haven't heard about it, I'd like to recommend the Midnight Quilt Show as a fun diversion. I'm a fan of both Angela Walters and free quilt patterns. Therefore, it wasn't entirely unexpected that I was won over. For your convenience, I've gathered the videos here and the accompanying free Craftsy patterns are linked just below the viewing screens. Enjoy!
Free Star Quilt Pattern

Free Strip City Pattern

Free Laurel Wreath Pattern

Free Town Square Pattern

Free Rail Fence Pattern

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