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Bow Tie Leader/Ender

Bonnie Hunter introduced the term Leader/Ender many years ago.  It is a method of continuous piecing and she describes it well in her blog post here.

Each July, Bonnie announces a new Leader/Ender challenge, s0 she will be making that announcement very soon.

However, there is a challenge that she announced wayyyy back in 2011…the Bow Tie Leader/Ender.  This one has been on my ‘someday’ list since Bonnie announced it.

You know what?  ‘Someday’ never comes!  So I am making this one happen.

Except for the cheddar, I am cutting parts from scraps.  The cheddar is yardage that I just had to have.

Bow Tie Leader/Enders

No stress, no deadline…just for fun.

Bow Tie Leader/Enders

I like it.

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Mother’s Choice Quilt Block Part 2

In this blogpost, I showed a few straight set quilt designs using the Mother’s Choice Quilt Block.

I also played with the block using an on point setting.

Mother's Choice Quilt Block

The same block set on point with no sashing or alternate blocks:

Mother's Choice On Point Set

I don’t like the above design at all.  However, I do like the blocks set with sashing and cornerstones:

Mother's Choice On Point Set 2

And I like the block set with plain setting triangles; they frame the design:

Mother's Choice On Point Set 3

Maybe I would like this one better in a different colorway, or with some alternate blocks to play with:

Mother's Choice On Point Set 4

I like the center of this one (and it doesn’t look set on point, but it is):

Mother's Choice On Point Set 5

The stars are coming out to play:

Mother's Choice On Point Set 6

Also set on point, but looks like a straight set:

Mother's Choice On Point Set 7

Which design appeals to you?  Or would you create a different one?  There are lots of possibilities!

Happy quilting!

RSC18 May

The Rainbow Scrap colors for May are rose and pink.

I am having fun participating in the Squared Away Sampler project. Here are my three 5″ unfinished Baton Rouge blocks:

RSC18 May

On the design wall are all of my blocks for the Squared Away Sampler:

RSC18 May

I will be linking up with So Scrappy.  Check out the link and see what others have done with pink and rose this month!

If you would like to participate in the RSC18 Squared Away Sampler project, click on the link to read all about it.  You can also visit The Academic Quilter for great tutorials on making the blocks.  No need to make the 5″ block size that I am making.  Perhaps you want to make a 20″ block or something in between!

Learn about a variety of blocks, use those scraps and have fun!

Here is what else I have been working on:

Garden

Garden

Garden

It has been raining, but I have done quite a bit of weeding, and the flower beds are looking pretty happy!

Butterfly Garden Update

My April goal was to start a new project, the Butterfly Garden quilt, and get it to the flimsy stage.

I was able to do that, and I have since added borders and fused applique.

Hannah's Quilt

Hannah's Quilt

The applique still needs to be stitched down.  It blends with the background, so I may choose threads that will create contrast.

Hannah's Quilt

Since the borders are a pink and rose fabric, I think I can consider this as an RSC18 project for this month.

But I do have the May Squared Away Sampler blocks for RSC18 on my list to make this month.

I am linking up with So Scrappy.  Go check out the other tickled pink projects!

RSC18 April

So Scrappy announced the Rainbow Scrap colors of the month as yellow and gold.

I am having fun participating in the Squared Away Sampler project. Here are my three 5″ unfinished blocks:

RSC18 April

And all of my blocks so far:

RSC18 April

I will be linking up with So Scrappy; see how others have gone yellow and gold this month!

If you would like to participate in the RSC18 Squared Away Sampler project, click on the link to read all about it.  You can also visit The Academic Quilter for great tutorials on making the blocks.  No need to make the 5″ block size that I am making.  Perhaps you want to make a 20″ block or something in between! 

Learn about a variety of blocks, use those scraps and have fun!

April OMG 2018

April brings new goals (or old ones brought forward) for the OMG challenge at Elm Street Quilts.

I am starting a new quilt this month.  I found a free pattern on Craftsy called Butterfly Garden by the Red Boot Quilt Company.  I am using the same fabrics that I used when I made the Sugar Town pattern.  This quilt will also be for a certain little girl, who just happens to be the cousin of the certain little girl that I am giving Sugar Town to.

Butterfly Garden

*The above photo is courtesy of the Red Boot Quilt Company on Craftsy.

I have most of the pieces cut, so I am hoping for some serious sit-down time with the sewing machine.  I want to have the interior of the flimsy finished by the end of the month.  At this time, I am undecided about the borders and the applique (although the applique drew me to the pattern in the first place).

Butterfly Garden

I follow Jenny’s blog over at Elefantz…she nourishes my soul.  She helps keep me centered.  In my perfect world, I would be a full-time homemaker.  Maybe someday….

Anyhoooo…I was inspired by Jenny’s post (and the fact that my sweet Hubby is repainting the laundry room) to create a new peg bag.  My bag is over 30 years old.  There is nothing wrong with it, but I think it would be fun to make one to decorate the laundry room and be useful at the same time.

Clothesline Peg Bag

My next goal for the month is to come up with a pattern and get the fabric cut and ready to sew.  I may spend a lot of time down the rabbit hole (also known as Pinterest).

I will also be working on the RSC18 Squared Away Sampler.  I need to make three blocks in yellow and gold (the colors announced for April).

I would like to make more progress on quilting the friendship row by row, too.

Friendship Row by Row

Spring is here, and I hope to be outside more, so we’ll see how much I can accomplish with this month’s goals.

I am linking up with OMG (One Monthly Goal) at Elm Street Quilts. Click on the link and see what other goals are set for April. I find it inspiring and motivating; perhaps you will too!

RSC18 March

The Rainbow Scrap colors of the month are bright and light green.

Here are my three 5″ unfinished blocks:

RSC18 March

And all of my blocks so far:

RSC18

I will be linking up with So Scrappy; see how others have gone green this month!

If you would like to participate in the RSC18 Squared Away Sampler project, click on the link to read all about it.