Quilt Qwazy Queens – My Day On The Hop…

Quilt Qwazy Queens 2018

Quilt Qwazy Queens 2018I’ve talked about this project for weeks now… and while it’s not quite finished or as finished as I’d like, I have enough done that you can at least see it and see the layout and such.

This project stems from my time on Genie Online Services back in the 1990s. This quilt has traveled with us from Virginia where my time on Genie was, to Arkansas, Texas, California, Germany, Italy and now resides in Colorado with us. I attempted to start putting this together while we were in Germany, but I quickly realized that while I had good intentions I didn’t have all the necessary supplies I needed to finish this quilt… Mainly rulers.

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Quilt Qwazy Queens Day 04 …

Quilt Qwazy Queens 2018

Quilt Qwazy Queens 2018

Well I am a bit late posting today, my apologies for that. I didn’t get the Aurifil drawing done, but it is posted below with the Studio 180 winner.

I had a very busy day yesterday, I’ve been working on a fun project for a blog hop next month with a pattern I design specifically for it, I wanted to get a jump start on it today as I have quite a few blog hops coming up in the next few months and I want to have everything caught up.

So, let’s get to the schedule for today…

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Words & StitchesSew Many YarnsQuiltin’ Grandma’s Blog | 
Books, Hooks, Sticks, etc. | Adventurous Applique and Quilting |

Studio 180 Winner
Susan A.

Aurifil Winner
Sharon A.

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Quilt Qwazy Queens Day 03 …

Quilt Qwazy Queens 2018

Quilt Qwazy Queens 2018

We are into day 03 with just two more days to go of Quilt Qwazy Queens. If your going to comment today, tell me what you did for Worldwide Quilting Day? Did you visit your local quilt shop? Make something special? Start a new project? me? I sewed all day taking a few breaks for email and checking Facebook and then back to my machine I went…  With this in mind, we’ve seen lots of great projects so far, even some of those wonderful UFOs that baffles every quilter, even if your a quilter who finishes everything, you might still save scraps, or small test blocks, all of of which can be used to start new projects that may end up in the UFO bin.

I have enjoyed seeing how you store some of your UFOs, as well as reading the ideas of what you can do with them as you finish them. I liked the idea of finishing the tops to have them ready to be quilted for those last minute gifts we all run into at times. I need to get on top of that. 🙂

I’m looking forward to seeing what’s in store today from our bloggers… Here’s the schedule…

Monday, March 19, 2018

Just Because QuiltsMooseStashQuilting | Pumpkin Patch BC |
Quilting Affection DesignsMs. P Designs USA |

The Winner For Aurifil‘s Giveaway will be drawn later this morning and announced here when done.

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Quilt Qwazy Queens Day 02 …

Quilt Qwazy Queens 2018

Quilt Qwazy Queens 2018

Wasn’t yesterday fun!! I know I enjoyed visiting the blogs and seeing what the other bloggers are up to and even seeing how many UFOs they have is fun. While I know I have a few, I am definitely behind the mark in having a lot of them. Since I use to sell a lot of my finished stuff or gave it to charities and even to friends and family I use to finish many of the projects I had. Most of my UFOs are from swaps I’ve done on the internet in the late 90s. Even the UFO for my featured day comes from one of those swaps.

Today’s schedule is as follows:

Friday, March 16, 2018

FunThreads DesignsElizabeth Coughlin DesignsQuilting with Vanda |
| Life in the ScrapatchThrift Shop Commando |

Winners for the X-Blocks Template Rulers

| Liz H | Susan R | Lori S | Elaine S | Sherry N |

I’ve only just drawn them so please watch your emails.

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Quilt Qwazy Queen’s Day 01 ….

Quilt Qwazy Queens 2018

Quilt Qwazy Queens 2018

Today is the first of 5 days of Fun, Fun, and more Fun!!! Quilt Qwazy Queens is held each year to honor Worldwide Quilting Day.

You’ll want to visit each blog, comment, enter the giveaways, and then stop here daily to pick up your free pattern… So let’s get to the nitty and the gritty…

Here is the schedule for today.

 | Quilting Queen Online | Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats | 
Melva Loves Scraps | The Quilted Snail | 

Giveaways for today Are:

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Quilt Qwazy Queens Starts Thursday, Come See The Giveaways!!!

Worldwide Quilting Day 2018I am very excited about the start of this blog hop on Thursday. It marks the third year in a row that we’ve celebrated Quilt Qwazy Queens during Worldwide Quilting Day. I love that this event is held each year over something that all warms our hearts as a day that celebrates the quilter in all of us. Quilt Qwazy Queens 2018Whether your hitting your favorite quilt shop for the sales they might offer that day, visiting your favorite blogs, this fun event always tries to evolve around what is part of our everyday lives as quilters.

The theme this year of Quilt Qwazy Queens is UFOs. I didn’t ask bloggers to finish UFOs, instead I asked them to talk about the ones we have still to do, possibly finish one, or show off some pictures of there UFOs, as a commenter you have lots of power here to say what you think they could do to perhaps inspire them to finish there project. Some have finished there UFOs, I’m doing one for instance that I have wanted to finish for nearly 25 years now. I’m not going to get it quilted, but the top should be finished. I’m going to wait and quilt it when I take a longarm class in June (my one splurge this year) so I can rent them to quilt some of my larger projects that I’ve been wanting to finish. I’m never going to buy a longarm machine simply because we still have at least one more move in our lives and I expect it to be into a much smaller place.

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Small, Smaller, Smallest …. Arrives Today At Seams To Be Sew…

Small, Smaller, Smallest at Just Let Me Quilt

Small, Smaller, Smallest at Just Let Me QuiltSo, it’s my day for this fun hop by Carol at Just Let Me Quilt. When she first announced this, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I had been thinking of what I could do for St. Patrick’s Day that is different from what I’ve seen done by others. When I think of St. Patrick’s Day I think of shamrocks, Leprechauns, rainbows, green… A pinch of green is all you need to avoid the pinch on St. Patrick’s Day, and so this year I am following that tradition with my project for this hop.

I like to pride myself on figuring out how to create things that I need for small projects I’ve made, such as purses, wallets, towel holders, key rings, etc… Today’s project is no different. It doesn’t matter to me if it’s perfect, I can’t imagine what it would be like to make the perfect project. I took what I’ve learned over the years from building projects in the hoop, but in reality, only one part of this project was done in the hoop. Learning how to digitize allows one to put the things they love to use. You can do things in a machine embroidery hoop that aren’t as easy to do by a normal sewing machine or should be done by hand.  When I need an all-around design much like continuous line designs, I use my embroidery hoop, because a cross-hatching design or a spiral design can be done so much faster and easier and better in the hoop.

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