Sunday, March 19, 2017

Celebrating National Quilting Day

Saturday was National Quilting Day and I decided to turn it into an all weekend event.  It started by David and myself stopping by one of our favorite local quilt shops, Helen's Hen House.  I fell head over heels for that black floral print and couldn't help myself.  I just had to take some if it and it's friends home with me.  So National Quilting Day support local quilt shop...check.

Next on the list was to work on a few of my QAL blocks.  First up was block 13 of Pat Sloans's 182 Solstice Challenge, Studio Time

I followed up with the next block in the Aurifil designer of the month QAL.  This month's designer was Melissa Corry of Happy Quilting.  Her color was purple and she gave us the Straptastic Star Block.  Lots of 2" pieces, but worth every cut.

Here you can see it with the first two blocks.  Each block is a color in the color wheel.  So far we've had blue, and blue purple.  I accidentally went red purples with this block, so I will do next month's block in purples.

The last block for the weekend was the latest block in Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilt's Have a Jolly Christmas Quilt, a candle block.  National Quilting Day piece something...check.

The last of my weekend fun, was working on quilting my Meadow Mystery Quilt.  I had hoped to finish it, but I'm still a little ways away.  So I thought I would leave you with a few sneak peaks before I sign off for the night.

That's all I can give you for now.  Hopefully, I will have a finish by the end of the week, but for now I'm loving adding lots of free motion and ruler work fun to this quilt.  National Quilting Day quilt something...check.

Even David got into the fun of National Quilting Day.

Who knows, maybe even he will have a finish to share with us really soon.

How did you spend National Quilting Day?  I hope you were able to do something fun and quilty.

Today I'm linking up with Main Crush Monday.


Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl said...

It sounds like a fun weekend and day. I personally didn't get to do much quilting related (other than behind the scenes organization stuff for the new quilt bloggers blog hop) on National Sewing Day, but I did get some sewing time in this morning. Your quilting on the Meadow Mystery quilt looks great and I look forward to seeing how it all comes together for you!

Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts said...

Can you believe I didn't get to sew one stitch all weekend?? But I did get to support NQD by spending a few bucks at the local store, where everything was 25% off (Yay!) So I did my part, right? :) I'm so excited to see your finished mystery quilt - the quilting is looking fantastic. I've enjoyed watching the videos on Instagram!

Jen said...

I still have to put my Meadow Mystery top together. I am hoping to do something similar to yours. The design really asks for some fun quilting motifs.

Stitchin At Home said...

I started making a baby quilt for my new granddaughter. You certainly were busy and productive over the weekend.

Emily said...

I love your stippling on the Meadow Mystery!

Kate said...

A perfect quilty weekend. Looking forward to seeing your Meadow Mist Mystery quilt. I'm still assembling the blocks for that one.

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Good luck with quilting. I can't figure out how to quilt my mystery. If inspiration doesn't hit soon, it's going to be an all over stipple.

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

A holiday or rather an excuse to go shopping and I missed it ..., I can do it retrospectively .

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