Wednesday, January 22, 2014

farmers wife progress

I finally have all my blocks finished and am now working on putting the quilt top together.  It has been almost 3 years since I started, so this is kind of exciting to see an end in sight!  I absolutely loved making each block, and in a way I'm also a bit sad to be almost done.   So really it is kind of bitter sweet for me.

 Here are a few of the last ones I made to finish all my blocks.

As of today I have half the sashing and corner stones stitched.  Just need to finish the other half and then add a border.  So close!!  Hopefully this week I can get the top done. 

For the sashing I used Riley Blakes Swiss Dots in aqua.   The Swiss Dots are a favorite of mine right now.  I used the red Swiss Dots as the background in my Cathedral Windows pillow.  :)

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Wednesday!!

See you soon,

Monday, January 13, 2014

Quilty Fun Sew Along and Blog Tour: Week 9 ~ Quarter Square Triangles

Hello, and welcome to my blog!   I'm so glad you've stopped by for the Quilty Fun Sew Along and Blog Tour!  Did you have fun last week making the adorable Trees like Jesse's?  Hers turned out super cute!!  For week 9 we are stitching together Quarter Square Triangles.   You can find the PDF cutting instructions here.

Lets open our Quilty Fun book and turn to page 86.  First I started out making the half square triangles.

Now we make them into the quarter square triangles.  Trim them up and then you'll be done.  :)

 Don't you just love how scrappy they are!?!

I think I may need to make a sewing machine cover in the near future from this lovely pattern in Lori's book!

Now for the giveaway!  Fat Quarter Shop is giving away 2 lovely Riley Blake Gingham Rolie Polies!  I LOVE gingham, and all these colors are like walking into a candy shop as you just drool looking at them!!  I have this Rolie Polie in my stash and can't wait for that prefect project to come along so I can use it.  :)

Fat Quarter Shop is also giving away 1 Alphabitties!    They are the perfect tool to keep your project nice and organized.  Not only are they functional but the are so sweet with the little scallop borders!  

For a chance to win all you have to do is add your quarter square triangles into the Flickr group.   The winners will be chosen and announced on the Jolly Jabber Blog on the 20th of January.

Hope you are having a magical Monday!