Sunday, June 30, 2019

Dark Solstice - June Mini

I thought it would be nice to make something with flowers for my June mini. I have boxes full of little hexie flowers that were already stitched, so this would be easy peasy. 
I found myself pulling out these dark fabrics and realized it was reflective of our dark and dreary Spring! I just stitched them together, popped out the oaktag papers and appliqued it onto this gray fabric. I punch a hole in the center of my templates for easy removal with tweezers and they are reusable.
I searched for the darkest fabric in my stash for the border and voila! 

I felt if I used a bright yellow floral for the back, the sun might finally come out.
Let me tell you, it worked! Just as I finished the binding, the sun came out and we had two lovely days of sunshine in a row! The mold is beginning to recede!

Click on the links to my fellow mini makers to see their delightful creations.

Quilting Babcia - (Amity Quilter) 
I just returned from the Vermont Quilt Festival where I met up with Randy (Barrister's Block) and Barb (Fun with Barb). What a ball! I will post more later, but you will want to check out Barb and Randy's blogs as they are much better photographers! I've been pretty bad about reading and commenting in Blogland this week. I do hope to catch up next week! 

Happy Summer to all!

Monday, June 24, 2019

C1880 9-patch blocks

It has been the worst Spring ever for me! Dark, dreary weather and a few other not so nice surprises. So… it was very nice to find these wonderful little blocks (and label for the back of my quilt) from Pam Buda in my mailbox.

I am so thankful that Pam asked me to participate in the swap of these little gems.
I have had so much fun making these, but I am not very good about posting! Now on to piecing the rows.

Do check out Pam’s Blog (here) and Facebook page (here) join in the fun!

I am off to the Vermont QuiltFestival for a few days of Q & R (quilts and relaxation). Hope to see you there! And, I hope when things settle down, I will be a better Blogger!

Monday, June 3, 2019

Vintage Patchwork - June project

This month’s project from PamBuda’s Vintage Patchwork is called “Little Women”. It is a sweet one for sure. I did simple machine quilting in the ditch as I wanted to get it done in time to send it off as soon as I finished it.
I sent 8 of my monthly mini quilts (posted previously on my blog) to the Hopes and Dreams quilt challenge for ALS.

I have lost two friends to this dreaded disease in the past few years and I want to do all I can to help this project. I found out about it in a pamphlet in a package of Quilters Dream wool batting. You can make a quilt for an ALS patient or send a mini quilt to be sold to raise funds. The information is on their website (here). Count each day as a blessing.