2 birthdays in one weekend….thank you for everyone who was able to participate & for all the well wishes!
Stash Bee for May
Stash Bee for June
Chopped the hair for summer!
Playing with my Round Robbins in EQ7
Thumbs up on Refrigerator Oatmeal!
Prize package from EQ7
Little water fight with Papa at our church picnic
Perfect way to end the day!
What a busy week! Summer can be so hectic! Next week we have birthdays galore….eventually I’ll get back into my sewing room….
I am so excited to announce that my entry for the EQ7 challenge was selected as the winner in the “scrappiest” category!
EQ7 provided 3 designs & to enter, you had to color it in EQ7, then make the quilt from your scraps (including quilting and binding). My previous post outlines my process, but of course, I’m always happy to show my winning entry off!
Congrats to Jeriann for her win in the “scrappy” division and to Louisa for her win in the “scrappier” division. You can see all winners & honorable mentions at here!
This was a lot of fun, a lot of work, and a lot of learning! I’d play along again! Thank you EQ!! Can’t wait for my Swag Bag to arrive!
EQ7 sponsored a scrap challenge that ends on 5/31. They offered 3 designs (scrappy, scrappier & scrappiest). Of course I had to go for the gold and play with scrappiest. You can read the rules here. While I was waiting for my EQ program to arrive, I resorted to old fashioned methods so I’d be ready
I was torn between the bees and the trees, but ultimately, I made up my mind.
1. It’s too windy at the lake to press/roll or do anything fabric related
Rhamie stopping to smell the flowers on her way into church.
Where I spent my afternoon trimming half-square triangles. Sweet set up! Love to be outside with the little ones 🙂
Eric officially became a bee keeper. That’s about 10,000 bees on my cutting mat…..have I mentioned I’m petrified of bees? 😁
Congrats honey!! Your first hive!!
I had an amazing start to my holiday weekend! A planned play date with my daughters bestie & a chance to catch up with her mom. I’m so proud of my talented friend Sarah who will be published in the July/August edition at http://thebroadkillriverpress.com. I can’t wait to read it!! Congrats Sarah!
After bumping into another family we are friendly with, we finally managed to make it off the playground and find our way home.
I had 2 awesome surprises waiting for me!
Happy Mother’s Day!!! It finally arrived! He DOES read my blog!!! Thanks honey!!
It’s quilt design software that cuts my design time by amazing amounts. I’m not sure who might be more excited by this….me or my great friend Naomi who has been my EQ7 surrogate for the past few months….. Now, she just needs to teach me a few things….
I guess I know what my weekend entails! Hope yours is wonderful!
Houses for a village swap
“Thinking Food” thoughtfully replaced by my daughter & husband
My oldest son
My youngest son
Martha & her amazing scrappy braid quilt she taught us to make
Part of my scrappy braid….love it!!!
3 D pinwheels. Loving this so far…and SO easy!!
Enjoy your holiday weekend!
I was discussing an upcoming fabric swap with some online friends, and the question came up regarding “low volume” fabrics. This seems to be a fuzzy area with quilters as some of it is subjective. I was happy to share my opinion on what low volume consists of.
Notice when you stand up close you really see the pattern & colors, but from a distance, it becomes more like texture.
Some samples of my Easy Street quilt, showing my low volumes. My main colors are pink/turquoise/yellow, so I selected LV containing those colors. If you look close, you will see stripes, flowers, words, random geometric shapes, etc. I find it adds interest to an otherwise boring background, but done correctly, does not compete with the pattern.
Hope that helps you understand low volume (LV) and why it might be used!
Thanks for stopping by!
I’m taking 2 classes this week. The first is a stash-busting scrappy Herringbone Table Runner
I loved those Moda fabrics, but $33 for that kit was a bit too much for me, so I’ll be stash diving again to see what I come up with. Right now I’m thinking the leftover pinks/greens/Browns from the pattern I tested a couple weeks ago.
Loved the colors on this pineapple block posted on 24 Blocks.
How sweet is this?
That’s it for now!