Friday, October 31, 2014

Bloggers Quilt Festival - Scrappy Stars

Oh, how I do love the Blogger's Quilt Festival.  There is so much creativity on display!
I have decided to enter one of my most recent finishes - Scrappy Stars.  It was made using the pattern "Obsession" which is found in the book "Quilt-opedia". 
This quilt was entirely made from my stash of scraps!  . 


I wanted a project to hand quilt and thought that this piece would be a good quilt to stitch in the ditch.  

I am also glad that this piece includes triangles.  You see, me and triangles have this love/hate relationship and 2014 has been my year to really work on this skill.

I think this may have been the most fun I ever had selecting fabrics for a project.
Scrappy Stars
78 x 78
Pattern:  Obsession from "Quilt-opedia"
Pieced and hand quilted by me

Please check out all of the entries at the festival.

Fall 2014 BQF Button

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

WIP Wednesday - Idea Pouch

I finally had some time to work on a project that I have wanted to make for years.  It is the Idea Pouch from Michelle Patterns.

It took about an afternoon for me to make and all that is missing right now are the 2 buttons on the outside for the closure.
I modified the inner pocket dividers to make an area large enough to hold my iPhone.

It also fits my iPad perfectly.  I can see myself making more of these cute pouches!
I am not sure what my next project will be yet, but this new pack of Aurifil thread is calling to me.  I think it goes great with this fat eighth bundle.
I recently won this Aurifil thread participating in the Scrap Quilt Challenge 4 sponsored by Fabrics N Quilts.  There is certainly plenty of scrappy inspiration in this year's entries
I was keeping this fat eighth bundle to take with me to a class at the Houston Festival next week, but I am still debating.  The class supplies lists "scraps" so I may just skip using this bundle and decide to take a bag of scraps. 
Linking today to WIP Wednesday.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Le Challenge - Mix

This month's Le Challenge theme is "mix" and to be honest, I was quite stumped at what to make.  I finally decided that I would finish my scrappy happy houses quilt.

These houses are made of a mix of scraps.  I actually made so many houses that I have another quilt top completed and a stack left over to make a 3rd house quilt. 
Of course, just today on my work table I spied this mix tape.
It is the Quiltcon USB containing patterns from many of the instructors.  Had I spotted this sooner, I would have made a project from this tape to fit this month's "mix" theme.  (BTW, I cannot wait until Quiltcon 2015!)
Like I said, I was really stumped with the challenge theme this month.  I think it started early on when I was brainstorming "mix" ideas and thought of Meow Mix.  In my family, I remember us kids singing TV commercials around the house including one for Meow Mix.
 Check out more "mix" challenge projects at Le Challenge
Le Challenge