Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Another Flimsy!

Another flimsy finished.  Yikes!!!

Not a half an hour ago I sewed the last stitch on the fall table cloth that I told you about in my last post.  McCall's Quilting offered a FREE ebook PDF download and one of the patterns is called Scrappy Dash, similar to the one I just finished.

My favorite block is the churn dash.  I don't know why I just can't leave well enough alone but I decided to add sashing strips and cornerstones to my version and opted out of the 2" border that frames the churn dash blocks.  *sigh*  More work but more to my liking.  

My version finished at 51" x 51" which is a perfect size for our kitchen table.  It doesn't look square but it is.  It's just the angle from which I took the photo. 

I made this using the fabrics from my first fabric collections, A Vintage Autumn and Vintage Blacks.  

The colors are rich and luscious and I can't wait to have this gracing our kitchen table come the fall.  Both versions of the original pattern are definitely fat quarter friendly and if you'd like to purchase a fat quarter bundle of my fabrics, just click on the link to my Etsy shop HERE.

Click on the link HERE for the McCall's FREE patterns.  Hopefully it'll work. I had to join their site before being able to open the document so don't be surprised if you're asked to as well.


I think I need a vacation!

Happy stitching!

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Next Up?

Whenever I finish a project, I like to take a couple of days...or unwind, relax and decide what to start on next.  I was going to pick up where I left off on my Brinton Hall quilt which I had set aside when we decided to do the quilt-a-long for "Stopped Me in my Tracks". 

I just LOVE to use quilts as table cloths on our kitchen table and when a cute little churn dash, fat quarter friendly pattern appeared in my McCall's Quilting feed on Facebook this morning, the wheels started to turn.  Finishing at 50" x 50", it'll be a perfect size for our kitchen table.  

It was my intention to make a table cloth from my just released fabric collections so out came a fat quarter bundle of A Vintage Autumn and Vintage Blacks and the cutting began.  

Who knows, I might even start the piecing tonight! 

If you'd like to purchase a fat quarter bundle of my fabrics, just visit my Etsy shop by clicking on the link HERE.

Oh, and did I mention that the pattern was FREE?  

I'll be sure to share the link to the pattern once I've made it.

Happy stitching!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

A Flimsy!

I sewed the last stitch in my "Stopped Me in my Tracks" quilt top yesterday afternoon so now, it's officially a flimsy!

I absolutely L-O-V-E it and it's everything and more than I thought it would be...simply stated, serene, calming colors and beautiful in it's "less is more" elegance.  Thank you all for lighting the fire that convinced me to do a quilt-a-long now rather than later.

As you can see from the photo below, it's a large quilt.  I decided to stop at 5 rows x 5 rows making it finish at 88" x 88".  That's plenty large for our queen size bed.  There's ample drop on both sides and at the foot of the bed and my personal preference is to not have a quilt with pillows rolled under it like a bedspread.  This is the main reason why I stopped at 5 sections or rows.  If you like that look, then by all means add the 6th row!

If this is your first time here or if you missed my original post and you'd like to make this quilt, just click HERE for the link which will take you to a downloadable PDF file with the instructions and grid layout.

And how are you making out with yours?  

Remember, it's not a race and I hope that you're all enjoying your journey making yours as much as I did mine.

Happy stitching!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Giveaway Winner!

Thank you all so much for playing along and for your kind and heartfelt comments with respect to my Mother's Day giveaway.


My Mom taught us all that it is more blessed to give than to receive and how right she was.   I L-O-V-E to give and share.  I only wish that I had enough fabric to share with all of you!

Sooooooo, without further ado, The Painted Quilt blog winner of my Vintage Autumn and Vintage Blacks fat quarter bundles is Carole Yeon.

I'll be sending you an email to get all your info, Carole.

Happy stitching!

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Give Away!

In my Mom's memory and on this Mother's Day, I'd like to give away a fat quarter bundle from my new fabric collection.

The bundle will consist of 27 individual fat quarters from both lines, A Vintage Autumn and Vintage Blacks.  The entire line is shown in the photo below.

To enter, just leave a comment here.  

I'll do the random number thing on Tuesday when I'll announce the winner.  If your email address is not in your profile then I'll have no way of reaching you and your name will NOT be included in the draw.  If you're unsure as to whether your email address is in your profile, just add it as part of your comment. 

This is open to my international friends as well!

Happy stitching!