Monthly Archives: October 2012

Design Wall Monday

Design Wall Monday

Yes, I know it’s Tuesday!  My internet was out last night!

I’ve sewn the Paisley Party remnants into a cute little quilt.  I still had some pieces leftover so I added them to the sides.  I didn’t have enough to go all the way around.  I’m auditioning the last remnant rectangles and fabric cut from the backing added to the top and bottom, option 1.

Here’s option #1 – added to top and bottom.








Option #2 adds the strips to all four sides.  I think I like the second option best.  I only have a few little pieces left and enough backing fabric to make the binding.  I love using up project remnants!


Thanks for looking!  Check out Judy at Patchwork Times for other Design Wall Monday projects!

🙂 Linda

And the winner is….

And the winner is….

Thanks to everyone who commented on my book giveaway post.  I enjoyed reading all your comments.  My favorite and only time to read is during meals!  My hubby got me a cookbook holder so my hands are free.  Yes, I ignore my hubby but we work together 24/7 and he doesn’t mind!

My DH was busy today, so I used Random Generator to select the winner from the 30 comments.






The winner is #23!

Jeanne J.

I love to prop up my feet, have a cold diet Coke beside me , and a good book to read. Any time of day!


Thanks to all who entered!  Happy Reading!  🙂 Linda



BlockBase Sew Along – Block 2

BlockBase Sew Along – Block 2


Here’s my second block for the BlockBase Sew Along.  If you have BlockBase, it’s #2741.

Initially, I wasn’t too excited about making this block but my quilting buddy, Candace, saved the day!  She used EQ7 to make paper piecing templates and I was off and running!  Like my first block, I used mostly vintage fabric from recent flea market purchases.  I love how it turned out!

Here’s the link to see more blocks in the sew along.





There’s still time to enter to win Jennifer Chiaverini’s new book, “The Giving Quilt”.  You have until midnight CST tonight to enter.  Here’s the link for that!


Thanks for looking!  🙂 Linda



Blogger’s Quilt Festival-Fall 2012

Blogger’s Quilt Festival-Fall 2012


Here’s my entry for the Blogger’s Quilt Festival – Fall 2012 hosted by Amy’s Creative Side.  I call it my Chevron Picnic Quilt.  I participated in the “In the Bag -Ugly Fabric Quilt Challenge” earlier this year and this is my result!

All the fabric, except some white on white from my stash, is from my swap partner, Patti.  I didn’t have a plan so I cut the fabric into 5″ squares and then made half square triangles using the June Tailor Perfect Half-Square, Quarter Square slotted ruler.  Everyone was perfect!   I’m a gadget person and I highly recommend this one!


After much shuffling, I decided on this layout.

Chevron quilts are fun!  When you rotate them, you have a different quilt!

For this quilt, I played around with different quilting designs in each row.  It’s become the quilting sampler in my studio.




In keeping with the theme, I “acquired” some truly ugly fabric from my stash for the backing!  It’ll be perfect for a picnic – who cares if this gets a little dirty!  I like how the quilting detail pops!


Quilt stats:

Measures 48″ square

Longarm quilted by me

Best Category – Throw quilt, Scrap Quilt

Thanks for looking, have fun checking out other quilts!


Amy's Creative Side

Little Bulls Eye Quilt finish

Little Bulls Eye Quilt finish

Back in May, I had these blocks on my design wall and now they are a little quilt!  I love how the quilting shows after washing and drying.  Not really sure what I’m going to do with it, but for now it’s on the dining room table.

The spiral and radiating wavy lines look great from the back, too.  This was a fun project to experiment with this quilting design.

I’m linking up at Such a Sew and Sew:  A Stitch in Time.    Check out other October finishes posted.

October Finishes


There’s still time to enter for my Jennifer Chiaverini book giveaway!  Here’s the link.

Thanks for looking!  🙂 Linda



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...