Saturday, May 30, 2015

AYOS fans get ready! Minis and More starts on Monday!

Hey! I'm stopping by this weekend to give you a quick update.

It's great news!

The group formerly known as 'Another Year Of Schnibbles' is back, with a few fun changes, starting on Monday!

Sherri of A Quilting Life and I will be co-hosting 'Minis and More'.

We'll be doing all kinds of mini-quilts, including Schnibbles patterns, possibly larger quilts too, and we'll be adding in some other fun projects in along the way.

This is a picture of a past favorite of mine.

Here's how it works.

We'll let you know about the project we'll be doing on at the beginning of the month, then when you're finished, you send one of us a picture of your project and a link to where it was posted in your blog.

No blog? No problem!  Just send in the picture.

The pictures and the links will be posted in the monthly 'Minis and More' parade at A Quilting Life and here at Island Life Quilts for everyone to enjoy and we'll tell you about the pattern for the next month.

Check back on June 1st to find out what pattern we'll be starting with.

As always, everyone is welcome to participate.

See you on Monday!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Spring 2015 Blogger's Quilt Festival

It's time for the Spring 2015 Blogger's Quilt Festival at Amy's Creative Side!

My entry is Mini Shine.

 It's a wonderful star pattern created by Sherri McConnell from the blog A Quilting Life.

This pattern is fast, fun, and addictive!

I'm planning on making the full size version someday.

Of course this one is an entry in the Mini Quilt Category.

I made it with the Another Year of Schnibbles group in December and I quilted it and put the binding on in time to enter it in the festival.

You can read more about it in one of my previous posts.

The fabric is Nine Dots by Carrie Nelson and the background is called Confetti Dots by RJR fabric.

I love how the pieces of confetti on the background fabric jazz it up a bit!

Perfect for a quilt entered in a festival.

I am a fan of white backgrounds, but using other colors or something a little different for the background fabric is something I try to do to add some variety to my quilts.

Mini Shine is quilted using a scallop stitch on my Bernina.

The scallops are staggered and the spaces between the rows are varied for a different look.

The Recipes For Success backing fabric and my absolute favorite kind of binding fabric, complete this cute little quilt.

It's difficult for me to bind a quilt without using stripes!

Enjoy the Blogger's Quilt Festival until May 29!

There will be so many wonderful quilts to admire in lots of different categories.

Thanks to Amy for organizing another amazing festival!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Farm Girl

It's time for my Farm Girl Vintage Sew Along update this week.

Here's the Autumn Star block that I finished yesterday.

I love the citron and pink triangles in this one.

Since I'm making the 6 inch size block, some of the pieces are pretty small!

Now, the Baby Chick block.  It's so cute!

Yes, I know he has no legs.  I do need to work on that.

Hand embroidery or machine? I'm not sure what I want to do here.

I've got my fabrics picked out for tomorrow, Farm Girl Friday!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Short and sweet

My Apron Strings block is finished for the Farm Girl Vintage Sew Along.

I'm ready to start the next two blocks tomorrow.  Hope to see you there!