May 23, 2015

Link Parties List




I've added a link for weekly Link Parties at the top of my blog.  I was having a hard time keeping track of where to link each day and wanted an up-to-date list, so I made one for myself.  It will also note which link-ups do not allow items for sale or other requirements.  A lot of what I make is for sale, so having this info in one place saves me the time of reading the rules of each link-up.

Feel free to keep track of where you link via my list, as well.

If you would like me to add a link to the Link Parties Page, please leave a comment, and I will consider it.  Addition of links to this page is at my discretion.  I do not link to places where there are hundreds of links unless they are directly related to fabric.

May 21, 2015

Rainbow Streak Baby Quilt {My Blogger's Quilt Festival Entry!}



Meet Rainbow Streak!  She's made from the leftover HSTs from the Rainbow Star Baby quilt!


Rainbow Streak is sparkling rainbow quilt that is quick and easy to piece.


I have written the pattern for Rainbow Streak and added it to the Rainbow Star quilt pattern - it's two patterns in one!  The pattern is available on Craftsy!  Here's the cover picture - I ♥ the sky!




Just had to show more of that backing - I ♥ it!


Craftsy is a great place to stock up on Kona solids, and there is a great Memorial Weekend sale going on at Craftsy right now!



Quilt Stats:

Pattern:  Rainbow Streak, an original by Busy Hands Quilts, inspired by Shannon of The Flemings Nine
Size:  40" square
Fabric:  17 different Kona solids
Batting:  Hobbs 80/20 cotton poly
Backing:  Multi colored paint boxes
Quilting:  Allover medium meandering stitch in gray thread on Mrs.Bernina, my old 830 which was my grandmother's
Binding:  Double fold with mitered corners, attached by machine
Value:  A flash of fun!

Here's a peek at the binding process.  I'm using Clover Wonder Clips for the first time!  I found them at a better-than-JoAnn's price!




Linking to:
/ Crazy Mom Quilts / Let's Make Baby Quilts! / Fabric Frenzy Friday / WIDTW / TGIFF / WIPs Be Gone / Can I Get A Whoop Whoop?! / Link a Finish Friday / Show Off Saturday / Pet Project Show / Tuesday Archives / Show and Tell Tuesday /

May 17, 2015

Sunday Stash Report {Rainbow Edition!}




Purchased recently from Fabric.com were two Kona Bright Ten-Squares.  The sale was too great to pass up!  What I like about this particular set is there are no grays, browns, or white included.  Those fabrics I can easily add myself, and I'd prefer every fabric to be completely delicious!  I ♥ all things rainbow and will have no problem finding something to make with this!

Linking to:  Patchwork Times

May 16, 2015

Spangled Stars Quilt Along {9-Patches & Bar Blocks}



Um, really, I'm participating in another Quilt Along?  Yep!  I just learned about the Spangled Stars Quilt Along over at Quilt Fabrication and jumped in a week late and am already caught up!  Here's my 9-patches and Bar Blocks.


I'm making the wall hanging size.  I did not strip piece the 9-patches because it would have wasted a lot of fabric for the few blocks required in the wall hanging, so they are pieced a little differently than the instructions.  I am not finding fault with the instructions in any way.  Strip piecing of the 9-patches is a great idea for the larger quilt sizes that require more blocks.  I did strip piece the bar blocks.

This will go on the wall in the aqua bathroom.  The quilt background is the faintest of aquas, the "blues" will be varying shades of aquas, the center of the stars will be pink, and the red remains red.  I'm hoping the "stars" end up looking like flowers.



Linking to: Quilt Fabrication : BOMs Away