Monday, July 13, 2015

Week 3 Blog Hop and A New Quilt Along

I think I have been more productive the past few weeks than I have been for a while.  With it being summer and everyone pulled in so many directions (and yards to be mowed) I think that is a huge accomplishment.  Time is closing in on completing the block for the Quilters musical being preformed by our local theater group.  I was able to get all of the seams stitched in the ditch this weekend.  I will take it to the guild meeting tonight to share my quilting plan with the other members and get their options.  So I'm looking forward to another finish hopefully by this weekend.

Dandelion after it was pieced

The clouds parted and we had two days of sunshine.  TWO DAYS!  This has been the rainiest summer that I can remember in a long time.  Sadly, between my yard and my mother's we have two square patches of land that had to be mowed around because it was too wet to mow.  I'm talking small lakes in the middle of the field.  From across the valley it probably looks like we missed those spots which would lead the neighbors to ask themselves if I may have been drinking wine and mowing. (I do not drink and drive or mow for that matter)  But I digress, the two days of sun did allow me time to get pictures of some of my completed quilts from over the years.  Hopefully, I can get a page of the quilts I finished in 2014 up soon.

Then Friday evening while playing around on Facebook, I innocently liked some pictures a lady had posted of whole cloth blocks she had quilted.  Simply put, they were beautiful.  Later she posted in the group that if anyone was interested she would try her hand at hosting a quilt along on Facebook to show us how to create her blocks.  Of course I had to join in on this.

Her name is Ren and the Facebook group is called Free Motion Quilt Along with Ren and is open to anyone who wants to join.  Every Sunday she will be posting instructions for the week.  Saturday she posted a supply list which I quickly rounded up.

Then on Sunday she posted the marking instructions in a PDF file and gave us the go ahead to stitch all of our straight lines.

Today is also week three of the 2015 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop.  I know that I am looking forward to meeting a new batch of my hive members and everyone in the other hives.  Our hive, The Sewcial Swarm introduces five of it's members today.  

Corinne @ Must Love Quilts

Also don't forget to check out our fearless leaders in the quest for learning and growing.  They are hosting some pretty neat giveaways and you can meet the members of their hives as well.

Terri Ann @ Childlike Fasination (my hive leader)
Stephanie @ Late Night Quilter

That's enough rambling from me for now.  I hope everyone has a productive day and that you will join me again on my adventures in wonderland.

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Eleanor said...

I've never heard of this musical - are you going to be in it?

Thank you for the link to that Facebook group! Love the dandelion!

It has been a foul summer here too. It's so depressing having to wear wellies on the farm all the time, and it seems to get dark earlier too. Oh well, all the more excuse to look at nice bright fabrics!

Gina said...

Love the quilt you've shown. I love wholecloth quilts and look forward to seeing how yours turns out. I'm not on facebook so won't be taking part unfortunately

Gina said...

Love the quilt you've shown. I love wholecloth quilts and look forward to seeing how yours turns out. I'm not on facebook so won't be taking part unfortunately

Stitchin At Home said...

Oh no another project I want to do. I joined the FB group so will see what it is all about. I just need more hours in a day, that's all.

Kaja said...

I like your wholecloth start - what a good way to practice and develop your skills.

Run 'n Stitch said...

I love your dandelion! I have to join the FB group. Thank you, pinned.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the link to the FB group. FMQ is something that I would really like to learn and is definitely one of my quilting goals for this year!

JanineMarie said...

I'm glad to know that groups are still putting on The Quilters. I saw it when I was still fairly new to quilting and was enthralled. The freemotion quilt along is intriguing. I'll have to check it out. I like your dandelion block. (My husband and I have opposing opinions about the beauty of dandelions.)

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