August 16, 2017

Rin by Machine Applique ~ Block #2

I machine appliqued my second block made from Carolyn Friedlander's Rin quilt pattern. The first one is here that I made during the Rin Along hosted by Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs and Cindy at Hyacinth Quilt Designs.

When you pull fabric from your stash, does it ever evoke a memory of where you were when you purchased it or possibly who you were with?  This certainly happened with me when I was choosing the background fabric for this block.  I know exactly where I was.  It was 2015 and I was in Austin, TX at my very first QuiltCon.  I had no idea how I would use this fabric, but I knew I wanted some.

Architextures was Carolyn's very first fabric line with Robert Kaufman and this is Ledger in Ivory.

For the rings I'm using another Cotton and Steel print, Add It Up in Close Your Eyes.  Although it reads as solid black from a distance, I just love the little blue plus signs you can see up close.

I did something a little differently this time. I actually cut out the entire outer ring and the outer circle of the inner ring with my 45mm rotary cutter.  A few times, I cut a little further than I should have in the V of scallop, but I think it will be fine.  You can read all about my fusing process in the first blog post.

As I have time, I plan to make more blocks.  I plan to use all Carolyn Friedlander prints for the background fabrics and will use various blacks from different designers for the rings.

Excited to have one more Rin block done by zig zag satin stitch on the machine, I'm linking to Let's Bee Social with Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts.

August 6, 2017

Sunday Stash (Sun Print 2017 + 2018 Quilter's Planner)

I am thrilled to announce that I will have a quilt in The 2018 Quilter's Planner! And while I can't share the project just yet, I can show you the two Alison Glass prints included in my quilt.  They are both from the Sun Print 2017 collection by Andover Fabrics.

The orange is the Link pattern in the Carrot colorway and includes birds and bees along with a faint dot.

The Meadow print below in the Tide colorway combines many of Alison's signature motifs.  It's such a beautiful tone on tone print.

I had no idea when I proposed my project to Stepanie Palmer, the Late Night Quilter and genius behind the Quilter's Planner, that Alison Glass was the featured designer for the 2018 Quilter's Planner.  Neither did I know that the Meadow print, the exact one I included in my quilt, would be highlighted on the cover!  How cool is that?

I have the 2016 and 2017 Quilter's Planners and Stepanie has included many new features the 2018 Quilter's Planner such as:
  • The Quilter’s Planner Magazine: A full-color, glossy companion publication with 13 quilting and sewing patterns by top designers
  • 4 pages of planner stickers, yes STICKERS, by Alison Glass
  • 15 coloring pages by Alison Glass
  • 12 monthly blocks featured in a new Quilter’s Planner Sampler Quilt pattern by Cheryl Brickey
  • Yearly goals planning page
  • Fabric chart from Andover Fabrics featuring Alison Glass fabrics

It's time to pre-order your 2018 Quilter's Planner now!

Once again, you have the option to include the Quilter's Planner Mini with your pre-order.

International orders can be placed at the Fat Quarter Shop for the Planner and the Bundle.

Linking to Sunday Stash #231 since I'm excited to share the Alison Glass Sun Prints and the 2018 Quilter's Planner.

Disclosure: Links to the 2018 Quilter's Planner and Bundle are affiliate links meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a small commission if you purchase through my link. Thank you!

August 2, 2017

In the Dog House - August One Monthly Goal

I've managed to keep up with my Bee Inspired bee blocks up until now, but I'm late making the right facing poodle block for Karen at Tu-na Quilts.

The fabrics have been picked out for the poodle and now he needs to come to life!

I enjoyed Karen's tour of Paris, the wonderful cutting chart she provided in this post and all the assembly tips she provided over her 8 days in Paris.

I think I was intimidated by the cutting and number of pieces required.  I've decided to declare making the poodle block for Karen my August One Monthly Goal and will be linking to Patty at Elm Street Quilts.

Have you set your One Monthly Goal yet?