Saturday, April 28, 2012
Another fun month with a lot of small projects. I am enjoying the freedom of just being able to play and create. I attended a class on the Rapid Fire Hunter Star, completed this month's Schnibble, made 2 mini projects with Sew Lux Charm Challenge, participated in the Table Topper Blog Hop, made a doll quilt for the HST Challenge, started and still trying to get re-organized in my new space, finished and mailed out my May Doll Swap (has to travel to Germany), sharing my space with my SIL (fun to create along side someone else), lots of string blocks, and have been enjoying the 30 days of paper piecing-Garden Party. PLUS, getting things ready for May For Me.
I did get the FMQ April Challenge done. Didn't photo any process as did it during a day sharing space with my SIL. I had no tulle, no hoop. no marker - so I used some solvy - clothes pinned to pattern, trace, solvy to sandwich, and used a machine that has no darning foot. I took off the foot, put a 3x5 card over the feed dogs, and stitched. You can see the tension is slightly off and I had a heck of a time following the lines, but it was doable. I found it a lot of steps - even though not using the exact method. I think a stencil and pounce is more practical. AND using my new,better machine for the purpose!
Lots of new things lining up for May and beyond:
100 Blocks Hop
Blogger Quilt Festival
12" Mini Club
July Blog Hop
WINS & GIFTS
Received this great book from Moose on the Porch for the FQ Star QAL (my SIL has picked out a pattern for her next project). Lovely charm pack - Cabbages & Roses. Think I will pair these with some shot cotton solids and do a disappearing 4-patch. Thank you Konda for such a fun project as well as the lovelies.
And Katie Q of Katie's Saltmarsh Path sent me some lovely 2" squares in one of her give aways. I can't show them as they are already sewn into my postage stamp quilt that is in progress. Thank you KQ!
And quilters are just great. Karen of KocanQUilt won one of my give aways. She saw that I collected Mary Englebreit and sent me this fabulous piece. Thank you sweetie!
**linking up with
Cat Patches - NewFO
Patchwork TImes - on the wall
SewCalGal - FMQ Challenge
May is coming!!