When I signed up for this blog hop it was in my mind to show off the baby blanket I had just finished for my new grand nephew who was born at the end of January. I spent each day working on this quilt for just a little bit of time over the last year or so, and all of the blocks were created entirely in my machine embroidery hoop. Sadly, when I went to take the pictures off the camera today something has happened to the flash card and every file on the card seems to be corrupted… I have most of them on my hard drive thankfully but not the most recent pictures I took so I have no picture of the blanket at the moment. Since the blanket was only shipped yesterday she doesn’t even have it yet to retake a new picture for me, but to me, I want to figure out why the flash card went bad… It’s not that I didn’t know they’d eventually go bad I just don’t know what I did to make that happen and that bothers me the most… Anyway, I can show you a sample as I did take a new picture of the sample block I made and I have other projects I’ve made in the past that do include diamonds…
First a thank you to Carol, who kindly moved me to today when I had an emergency fall on Sunday afternoon and ended up with an overnight stay in the hospital. I’m still quite sore and my headache comes and goes but overall everything else is good. Continue reading
Tis quite funny as I prepared for this hop with my project, I kept thinking Stripes and not Strings, but quite by accident my project fits into both words… A big thanks to Carla for hosting this blog hop theme and I must say I am looking forward to what everyone created.
I once made a striped quilt, back in the 90’s, Jinny Beyer did quite a few lines with border type stripes that became popular to fussy cut your shapes out of and then combine them to create a new look to the print. It was an awesome technique and I did make one of these quilts. I don’t have a picture that I know of for the quilt, I gave the quilt to my mother-in-law and have asked many times for a picture, but it occurred to me today as I was writing this that she has never sent me a picture of that quilt. It is an 8 point star quilt with the insets, and every other square was a blank square that was filled with a quilting design. It was the first quilt I ever hired out for a hand quilter for. It turned out really pretty… So when this blog hop came along I had my mind on that quilt, but I no longer like to go to all that work with the cutting and such, if I’m going to fussy cut I’m going to do it with my cutting machine. 🙂
I love blog hops, they are so much fun and it is a great way for me to see things that people are doing around the web. I try to get to every site during a blog hop so that I can see what everyone is doing. I don’t normally just visit one post for there featured day, but I look thru the last few posts because it’s fun to see what they have been doing and especially sites that I don’t get to very often.
Novelty fabrics have long been a favorite fabric type of mine. See the quilt on the left? It is entirely made of novelty fabrics, every single square fussy cut and placed strategically on a design wall. The only repeated fabric in the quilt is the black small square that separates the dark from the light. Back in the 90’s as they grew very popular, I seriously bought every single one I could get my hands on. One of the shops I frequented in Fredricksburg, Maryland knew I would buy them and always precut a 1/2 yard of fabrics they got in for me. The cool thing about novelty prints is that you can use all of them or fussy cut them to create your project. A few weeks ago I was working on a project with novelty prints in it and it got me to thinking about how I had never participated in a blog hop with novelty prints as the main focus, so with that in mind, this blog hop came about.
Have you made a project out of novelty prints? If so, I’d love you to join me for this blog hop and show yours off. So, here are the guidelines…
This bloghop was originally scheduled for earlier in the year and had to be rescheduled due to real life events.
I’m always sad on the last day of a blog hop… this one has been really fun seeing the crazy projects, whether you think they are crazy or not, sometimes it’s just the story behind the project that makes it really crazy as we have all seen so far.
Coming soon to Seams To Be Sew is a new blog hop just before Summer rolls in and I am hoping we will see some cool projects with it again. I’ll be announcing it on Friday as tomorrow I am planning the release of Twas the Night Blocks 17 and 18… the patterns are getting there final touches today and I will release them tomorrow along with announcing the winners for the FQS giveaway during this blog hop.
Today’s scheduled blogger are:
March 20, 2019
MooseStashQuilting | Thrift Shop Commando
Karrin’s Crazy World | Songbird Designs
I’d like to take this opportunity also to thank each of the bloggers who participated. I truly appreciate your support and hope you have had as much as I have with participating in this hop.
Be sure you pop inside this post to either enter the giveaway or download your free pattern of the day.
As always, these events just seem to pass by so quickly. Its hard to believe that tomorrow will be the last day but so far and I know you might agree with me its’ been great seeing all the craziness happening in our little quilt world here on the net. I love the internet, how else would I ever get to see all the gorgeous quilts and projects that are created by others. Don’t get me wrong I also love quilt shows, but with those you are limited to those who show and don’t see the bigger picture. The internet on the other hand opened us all up to the possibilities of seeing what is happening everywhere. Thus, I love the internet.
Lets see what other crazy projects are being offered today….
March 19, 2019
Bumbleberry Stitches | Kathy’s Kwilts and More
Ms. P. Designs USA | Quilt Schmilt
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
I know I saw some some really cute projects last Friday, I hope you enjoyed your visits also. I’ve had some great comments on my jackets and while I tried to answer most comments I couldn’t get to them all, but a huge thank you for enjoying my jacket. I know all of you who remember when they were popular and made one yourself know how much fun they’ve been to wear and enjoy. Even if you never finished yours it’s time to get it out and have some fun with it.
On Todays schedule we have:
March 18, 2019
Quiltscapes | Days Filled With Joy
Life In the Scrapatch | Rainbows. Bunnies. Cupcakes
I am looking forward to seeing what they will be showing us today and don’t forget every comment you make and every visit you do, gets you an entry into the Fat Quartershops Continue reading
It’s that time of the year again when Worldwide Quilting Day rolls around to what seems to always be the third Saturday in March. I’m kinda waiting for the 1st of March to fall on a Sunday to see if that date changes, but I won’t know until next year when it will finally fall on a Sunday. Next year it will either fall on the 14th or the 21st. We shall see 🙂 My way of celebrating this special day is by offering this same blog hop each year with a different theme. I don’t like to ask quilters to make anything although they are certainly free to do so, but instead I like for them to draw from there history as a quilter which I believe brings us all together in that special way.
This year I’ve asked them to show off the craziest thing they ever made. I’m very excited to see what they’ve done or come up with this year to show off.
Be sure you look inside, the giveaways will be are set so you can leave a comment at each site, and if the blogger has a social media page or a shop these links have also been added to give you more opportunities to enter the giveaways.
I’ve also got my free pattern per day during the hop on this page, so be sure you check out the pattern of the day to.
Here is the schedule today:
Melva Loves Scraps | Words & Stitches
Websterquilt | Seams To Be Sew