Showing posts with label Blog Hops. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Blog Hops. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Stitching Sunshine Blog Hop

Welcome to my post for the Stitching Sunshine Blog Hop!  Carla always has the best ideas for hops, and this one was right up my alley - I love yellow (and blue, of course) and I love stitching up some sunshine!
So, of couse I jumped in with anticipation!  We've had a fairly gloomy spring here on the Oregon coast, so it was fun to play with some bright yellow fabrics.

I had the perfect collection I wanted to work with - most of a Sunny Side Up fat quarter collection from Island Batik, plus the scraps I had left from making a pattern sample for the Spring/Summer 2019 catalog using the same collection.  My pattern is called May Roses, and I had some blocks left from making a smaller sample for my local quilt shop as well, so I added those to the mix to see what I could come up with.
I started out by working with my leftover blocks and made a little wallhanging sized quilt:
And then I only had 3 more blocks left, so I thought a little table runner might be a fun idea.
Oh yes, that definitely adds a touch of sunshine to my dining room!  Next I decided to tackle some of those fat quarters. about a little baby size quilt using my CityScape pattern?

First I needed to find 7 fat quarters with no chunks cut out of them.  Then the fun of piecing could start!
I decided to use some solid gray for the sashing - it gives a nice calming effect.
I quited it in yellow thread with an overall meander.  Don't you love those blue strawberries on a yellow background?
Love it!  But I still have a lot of fabric left, so maybe one more project?  Well, I'm on a roll with remaking some patterns so how about Daisy Garland?  I found a few more whole fat quarters and got to work again...

Pretty!  By now I was getting close to deadline time, and decided to quilt this one in an easy swirl in a light blue thread.

And this morning I got some pictures of it in the sunshine - so nice. 

Four projects finished with!  That's a lot of sunshine!  But....
I still have a big stack of scraps!  I've decided to use these to make a quilt from Bonnie Hunter's String Fling book.  Blue Skies is going to be a fun summer project, so I'll be Stitching Sunshine for the next few months it looks like.

Thanks, Carla for hosting this hop!  Hope everyone else has had as much fun stitching sunshine as I have!  Make sure to visit the other blogs on today's schedule:

Don't forget to stop by Carla's Blog to enter a giveaway, too!  Creating in the Sticks is full of sushine and happy quilting!  Make sure to tell her thanks for hosting!

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Beginnings and Endings...

This must be the season for blog hops!  As the Island Batik Great Outdoors blog hop ends, the My Happy Place Row Along begins - so the fun continues with more blog posts, more giveaways, and free row patterns.

First of all, The Great Outdoors Blog Hop from Island Batik.  Here is the list of participants one more time - some of the giveaways are already over, but some are still ongoing, so make sure to enter where you can!  Ask for your favorite fabrics at your local quilt shop, too!

Monday, August 6 - All A Flutter - Yellow Cat Quilt Designs, Creative Blonde
Tuesday, August 7 - Birds N’ Bees - Ark Angel Creations, Patterns By Jen
Wednesday, August 8 - Canterbury Manor - Sally Manke, Powered By Quilting
Thursday, August 9 - Eclectic Garden - Desert Bloom Quilting, Sew Karen-ly Created
Friday, August 10 - Vintage Morris - MooseStash Quilting, Devoted Quilter

Monday, August 13 - Safari - Sew Incredibly Crazy, SweetGrass Designs
Tuesday, August 14 - Spring Blossoms - Mary Mack Made Mine, If These Threads Could Talk
Wednesday, August 15 - Victoria and Albert - Bejeweled Quilts, Clever Chameleon
Thursday, August 16 - Wild Things - Freemotion By The River, Kauffman Designs
Friday, August 17 - Petting Zoo - Den Syende Himmel, Sarah Goer Quilts

Monday, August 20 - Ocean Odyssey - Gateway Quilts, The Quilt Rambler
Tuesday, August 21 - British Rose - Busy Hands Quilts, Mania for Quilts
Wednesday, August 22 - Dear William - The Inquiring Quilter, MMM Quilts, Living Water Quilter
Thursday, August 23 - Dragonfly Dreams - Inchworm Fabrics, BeaQuilter
Friday, August 24 - Fur-ocious Friends - Quilting Affection Designs, Dizzy Quilter
Monday, August 27 - Globetrotter - Pamela Quilts, Curliecue Creations
Tuesday, August 28 - Jungle Cruise - Vicki's Crafts and Quilting, Little Bunny Quilts
Wednesday, August 29 - Lavendula - Carole Lyles Shaw, Masterpiece Quilting
Thursday, August 30 - London Calling - Quilt in a Not-Shell, Lizard Creek Quilting
Friday, August 31 - Spirit Rhythm - Steph Jacobson, Whispers of Yore
Monday, September 3 - Sweet Tweets - Kathleen McMusing, Adventurous Applique and Quilting
Tuesday, September 4 - Whatnot - heARTS Creations, Slice of Pi Quilts

And now for the My Happy Place Row Along!

This Row Along is on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the next several weeks. There are lots of wonderful prizes, and each blogger has designed a row pattern for you to download for free! Some are for a limited time, so make sure to download them right away.
My day isn't till October 4, but I'll make sure to remind you on the Tuesdays and Thursdays to check out the links - you might find some new blogging friends to add to your reading list.

Tuesday September 4, 2018

Thursday September 6, 2018

Tuesday September 11, 2018

Thursday September 13, 2018

Tuesday September 18, 2018

Thursday September 20, 2018

Tuesday September 25, 2018

Thursday September 27, 2018

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Show and Tell Day

Now I am off to do some quilting, hope you get to quilt today!