May 20, 2015

Quilter's Garden - Rows Assembled

Last night I spent some time putting the rows together for my Quilter's Garden quilt.  They went together pretty smoothly except the flower row, third from the bottom.

Quilters Garden 

Glad I wasn't the only one that had trouble with that block!  All of the ones I received were too small so I trimmed them all to the same size and added strips to the ends of the row.  I brought the rows to the office this morning to lay them out and see what order to put them in.  I think this layout works well.  But I am thinking about adding some sashing rows here and there.  We'll see.  But so far, I really love this quilt!!!  Thanks again Deana for such a fun quilt pattern and swap!

Don't forget we are linking up our leader/ender projects on yesterdays post.  Grab a button and come share!
A Quilting Chick

Today I'm linking up with Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday, My Quilt Infatuation for NTT, and Let's Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts.

May 19, 2015

Leader/Ender Linky Party!

I've had a slow start today, but here it is! This month's link up for showing off our leader/ender projects!  You'll remember that I'm working on my version of Patches and Pinwheels.  Here's where I stood last month...

Patches and Pinwheels 

And this month...

Patches and Pinwheels 

Looks like I've only gotten two more sets completed, but I do have a whole bunch of parts on my sewing table so next month should show quite a jump.  It's your turn!  Grab a button, show off how far you've gotten, and link up!
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    An InLinkz Link-up

Today I'm linking up with Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story, Linky Tuesday at Freemotion by the River, and Sew Cute Tuesday at Blossom Heart Quilts.

May 18, 2015

Paris Quilt - Center Completed

Yay!! I managed to get the center of the Paris quilt top completed last night!!

Paris Quilt  

To be honest, I wasn't sure I was gonna like this one.  I loved the design but it looked really busy when I started assembling it.  But!!  Here's some closeups...

Paris Quilt 

The Paris scenes, Eiffel Towers, so much fun!

Paris Quilt 

Cassidy liked the red in the corners so that's where they'll live.  I love that little pop of color that red adds...

Paris Quilt 
 And....I just had to add paisley!  Cassidy hates paisley, but I love it so it gets added anywhere I can manage it.  And come on....this paisley seems to fit the Paris quilt perfectly!

Paris Quilt 

Sigh....I adore this quilt.  I think I'll add just a thin purple border to finish it off then bind it with the scraps from the center.  I'm going to be writing this one up into a pattern.  Speaking of which....I'll be giving away a free copy of the pattern!  All you have to do to enter is help me figure out a name for it.  I can't keep calling it the Paris quilt.  Leave your comments here and the best name will be emailed a PDF version of the pattern.

Don't forget to stop back by tomorrow to share your leader/ender project progress!!

A Quilting Chick

Today I am linking up with Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times, Monday Makers at ayliN-Nilya, Monday Makers at Hug a Bit Quilts, and Main Crush Monday with Cooking Up Quilts.