Oh Boy, I have been waiting and waiting for this day to arrive on this really fun blog hop that Carla at Creatin In the Sticks has offered up for you in April 2018. It is a huge task to coordinate an event on the web and this one is no different. We were each given a choice of the block we wanted to do, and I chose block 20. I thought, this is so simple, I can whip this out in no time at all… and… to some degree I did… but let me tell you all about it.
First, I had to come up with something I like, now I didn’t care for the butting up of the same block over and over again with this block, it’s just not in me to want to see the same block over and over with what I’m going to say no real design to it. It’s just a bunch of squares if you want me to be honest… Don’t get me wrong, I love doing easy quilts, squares are as easy as it gets when you want to make a quilt. I decided right off the bat I was going to find another block to go with it to get more of a design. I played with several…
This is block 20…
Today is the final day of Quilt Qwazy Queens and other than announcing todays The Fat Quarter Shop and Quilters Dream winner which will be tomorrow, I must say it has been a lot of fun to see everyone’s projects, read about there UFOs, and just a joy to see some of them get done. This was our 3rd year doing this same blog hop, its name does not change each year, last year I started adding the year onto the name as I think it’s cool to do this one every year.
I will be featuring my UFO today in a separate post, it will be located directly on the link of this post with the schedule, so it will take you to my post.
I’d like to just take a moment and thank you for visiting, for your comments, letting me know how much you’ve enjoyed this blog hop. I wish to thank the sponsors for there generosity in offering giveaways for each day of this hop, and to the bloggers who wrote a post about there UFOs, whether finished or unfinished and even for the tips on what you can do with those unfinished projects.
So, lets get to the schedule…
I’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.
This quilt was created in all by 25 people on Genie, Continue reading
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 & Stitches | Sew Many Yarns | Quiltin’ Grandma’s Blog |
| Books, Hooks, Sticks, etc. | Adventurous Applique and Quilting |
Studio 180 Winner
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 Designs | Elizabeth Coughlin Designs | Quilting with Vanda |
| Life in the Scrapatch | Thrift 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.
Today’s Giveaways Are: Continue reading
I 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. Whether 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.
If your not sure how bloghops work, this is the basic run down… Continue reading
Yesterday, I told you about the wedding we attended this past weekend. It was simple and elegant and quite fun. It’s always nice to see family and even tho I only saw them in December with my niece’s wedding, we didn’t get much time to really spend it together as things were much busier and hectic during that wedding.
Part of my gift for this wedding is part of the projects I created for this blog hop. We always give money for gifts, but being a quilter, everyone knows I am going to make something, so it’s somewhat expected that they will receive something I’ve made. You might ask how I know this… When I was accepting the invitation to the bridal luncheon in December, the person who wrote me back said, awww your the quilter, aren’t you. LOL, talk about a dead giveaway… LOL Someone’s been talking about me.