Inspiration from the Bahamas

Yep, I have been away for a bit, but quilting inspiration can be found everywhere! I thought I would post a few pictures of things that spoke to me.

I have been fortunate to travel to quite a few places and several times sailing, but never have I seen such beautiful turquoises, blues, and pinks/corals!

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The Wall this Week

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The design wall this week doesn’t show much new, but I love the Wonky Stars! The swap has been completed and I have a beautiful galaxy to show for it! I believe these will become a quilt! I love to sleep outdoors and this will feel like sleeping under the stars!

The log cabin play was mentioned in an earlier blog, but I do love how these bright blocks play together. Not sure how they will be used, or if they are just a start to something more. I think I will cut up the b/w/g block for further experimenting.

That one dark blue wonky star was an attempt at my QuiltCon 2018 swap. A fail, for me, as also noted in a previous post, but I will keep it for possible use somewhere.

The rest of my sewing time this week has been consumed by that same QuiltCon 2018 swap. I am finally about to put the finishing touches on it, but it is a secret, so I won’t be showing it here. That will come along very soon with all the other info that will be on the blog from attending that event! Here is just a hint of the swap mini…

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I am so glad I finally discovered my partner’s mosaic so I can make something that I am enjoying…and, hopefully, she will too!

That’s it for now! Until next time…    

and Happy Quilting!

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2018 Stash Bee

I just finished my February block for the 2018 Stach Bee. I am in Hive 5! Got this one done in a hurry!

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The Queen Bee for February is Francis, @francispaul61 on IG, from the Netherlands. She has a mighty cause of making “‘Droomdekentjes’ , comfort blankets for children who are sick or who are in a not so nice place in their life.” I love being a part of a good cause and I hope the little ones who receive these blankets find happiness and dream big! This block is scrappy reds and pinks with my message for dreaming and happiness and is 16″ square…a fun and easy block to make!

I failed to mention my January block on the blog, so I will do that today. The Queen for the month of January was Cathleen, @kitchkouture on IG, (also our hive mama) and she requested a block of improv stripes. “I would like to construct a modern winter tree quilt. I was inspired by Elizabeth Hartman’s winter quilt that you can see here. https://blog.fatquartershop.com/2012/12/blogger-choice-elizabeth-hartman.html I would like to create a forest of monochromatic gray trees. I am intrigued by gray and also want to create something that will help me process the wildfires that destroyed about 3000 homes in my town this last October.” If you are not into improv, this is an easy way to practice it. My block and a suggestion for color to go with it…really a suggestion from @judemadeit on IG…and the only green I had on hand…

Seemed like green supported her thoughts on the fires and the rebirth that will come after the devastation.

Thanks goes to Diana, @reddeliciouslife, for coordinating the Stash Bee and for finding a way to get me in at the last minute!

Happy Quilting everyone! I hope you are finding your buzz in 2018!

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January/February Goals

Happy February, friends!

Since it is the first of February and the month of love, I will not beat myself up too much for the fact that every box is not checked off on my short list of January goals.

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That said, I will mention that I have made something for the MQG Swap…actually I have made two! I just didn’t feel warm and fuzzy about them and so I will be starting a new one today. Does that really count as a fail??

I felt rather silly when I went and looked again at my partner’s IG feed only to find that she did post a mosaic in November. I have looked several times and don’t know how I missed it, but now I have a clear goal! Not sure what will happen with the other items I made, but such is the life of a quilter…not everything works out, but most things find a home sooner or later. These are what I have made and won’t be swapping at QuiltCon…

So, I moved the MQG Swap to February!

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February is an exciting month! My main excitement is about the 2018 QuiltCon…I am going! It is my sew mate’s, Jude Made It, birthday month and appropriate that we are going together. It is our first time to go and we are participating in as much as we can! More will come about that on the blog as it happens!

In prep for the big event, there was some making in January that I didn’t blog about.

Buttons and cards to swap, a lanyard for displaying the buttons, and a bag for stashing things. I am carrying the bag I made a while back as a tester for Yvonne Campbell, @quiltydream. I like that the bag and lanyard include the color of the year…Ultra Violet…or at least, some shades of it! Will YOU be at QuiltCon?

Once again, my February goal sheet is a little on the sparse side. This time is it because we will be traveling, in addition to QC. Though it has not been terrible winter weather here, we will be going to the Bahamas for some fun and sun and friends. I feel lucky and hope to get some great turquoise quilting inspiration! It will be great to spend time with our great friends on their boat, Terridup, too! She keeps a blog here, if you are interested in checking it out.

Well, that about rounds up what I can think of today. Happy February, “make love – not war”, and happy quilting!

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