Thursday, February 14, 2019

Hand-Pieced QAL

I've been having so much fun with the Hand-Pieced QAL hosted by Patty at Elm Street Quilts and Kristin at Simple, Handmade, Everyday.

The block for week 4 went together for me effortlessly, it was close to perfect, until I discovered it was over 1/4" larger than the others.  I must have cut the squares out wrong.  So I trimmed it down, till there was almost no seam allowance left. 

So I ended up remaking the block. At least this one is the same size as the others!

I'll be linking up with the Hand-Pieced QAL link up on Patty's site at Elm Street Quilts.

Thanks for stopping by!  Karrin

Monday, February 11, 2019

Good Fortune Mystery Monday Link-up , Mail Surprise

This was the first year I participated in Bonnie Hunter's Quiltville Mystery which this year was called Good Fortune.   The pattern can now be purchased as a digital pattern at the Quiltville store here.

I had my top completed within a week of the reveal in early January and decided to donate my top to the Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project.  You can find out more about that here at From My Carolina Home.  I contacted Carole and she hooked me up with a longarmer who graciously quilted my quilt.

I received a picture of the finished quilt this week, and was so happy to see it quilted, and on its way to being donated to one of the hurricane victims.  Irene did a lovely quilting with my top, and her friend the binding.  I really appreciate the time and effort she spent finishing up my top.  

I will be linking up with the Quiltville Mystery Monday Link-Up

I went out to the mail this afternoon and found a squishy filled with Island Batik widths of fabric  that I won from Wednesday Wait Loss at the Inquiring Quilter.  Thanks so much Jennifer, I really appreciate it.  It is so exciting to get squishies in the mail.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Sunday, February 10, 2019

HQAL, Slow Sunday Stitching

Three weeks is flying faster and faster by!  Have been doing a lot of hand stitching, and a lot of it involves things I can't show right now due to upcoming blog hops.  I have been enjoying the hand-pieced QAL hosted by Patty at Elm Street Quilts and Kristin from Simple, Handmade, Everyday..

I'm really having a good time, with fond memories of my dear MIL who could usually hand-piece and hand-quilt a quilt in a month. She had no rotary cutter either.  It was all done using templates and scissors.

Hand Quilt Along Links

This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another.  If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.

KathyLoriMargaretKerryEmmaTracyDebConnieSusan,  Nanette,  Edith

I'm also working on some hand stitching on little challenge piece with some friends, Moira at The Quilted Snail, Susan at Desertsky Quilting, and Edi at Edi's Crafting Life .  We each received a FQ and are to make something from it.  I have my project  half done.  Can't show that right now either till the reveal.

I'll also be linking up with Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching.  

Thursday, February 07, 2019

Hand Pieced QAL, Week 3

Today is the link up for the Hand-Pieced Quilt Along hosted by Patty at Elm Street Quilts and Kristin of Simple, Handmade, Everyday.

This is my block 3. It is not as wonky as it looks, I think it was the camera angle.  I might do it over and try to get better points.  Just not right now, as I am working on projects for 3 upcoming blog hops.  

I'd like to thank Patty and Kristin again for this fun QAL.  I think of my dear MIL who hand pieced the majority of her quilts.  I have a few she did by machine, as they were polyester scrap quilts.  I came across one the other day in a cabinet looking for something else.  She used every kind of scrap she had.  I even have one of corduroy, but that one is worn out. 

Thanks for stopping by!  Karrin

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Upcoming Blog Hops

I'm participating in three upcoming blog hops, have been busy on one of my projects, need to get busy on the other two.  

I have my flimsy done on the Dust off a Book one, hosted by Beaquilter.  I have the  flimsy on this one done, just need my grandson over to help me set up my Handiquilter.  I have one of the setups Handiquilter had when they first came out. I have a banquet table, a long board with the rails attached to it, and then I clamp the side pieces on to attach the rails.  But the long board is too heavy for me to manage by myself.  My project for Dust off a Book is so beautiful to me and it has special meaning for me and my husband, as it is something we used to do a lot of.  Can't wait to show this one.  

The next one I am in is the Quilt Qwazy Queens hosted by Marian at Seams to be Sew I just loved that name, and have done a lot of crazy quilting, of which I have a large number of UFO's.  I plan to finally finish one of my projects for this one.  

The last one I have joined (so far) is All about Strings hosted by Carla at Creatin in the Sticks.  Have an idea for this one, have some strings made.  

I also have a personal challenge with a group of friends, I need to get started on too.

Thanks for stopping by!


ONE MONTHLY GOAL, February 2019

I'll be linking up with Patty at Elm Street Quilts for One Monthly Goal again this month. Last month I didn't make my goal, but I was really busy making my project for Dust Off a Quilt Book Blog Hop coming up next month hosted by Beaquilter.

My one monthly goal for February will be to finish this Flourishes Block #10 which I have barely started. 

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, February 04, 2019


I recently found out that I was the winner of some black and white fat quarters on Homespun Hannah's Blog.  Danice contacted me several days ago, but as I had my grandsons from Thursday night through this morning, plus a cute little Chihuahua named  Ronald, I had no opportunity to post about it. 

Anyway during the Black and White Blog Hop January 21-24, Danice offered  a drawing for some black and white fat quarters, plus a FQ of your choice, and I chose black, and she kindly sent me 2 black FQs!  I was so excited to get my package today.  I have been on a fabric diet, and have not really bought any fabric for at least 9 years (although during 6 of those years I was so busy at work I was not quilting). 

Anyway here is my wonderful prize!

Thank you so much again Danice I truly appreciate it!

Thanks for stopping by!   Karrin

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Hand Pieced QAL, Week 2

I'm again joining Patty at Elm Street Quilts and Kristin at Simple, Handmade, Everyday for the link-up for the Hand Pieced Quilt Along.  

I had fun with this week's block too.  So much so, that having seen someone else's block, I decided mine was too dark and I ended up doing another block in lighter colors, plus I redid last week's block too.  I won't have enough of  the background to finish the project, as I just have a fat quarter. but I will use it as much as I can.  

This was this week's block.

This week's block both copies.

Block #1 redo

Both blocks together.

Not sure I will make 2 versions the whole time, depending on time, but I might.  

Well I'm off to chase a squirrel.  Carla at Creatin in the Sticks  had a Valentine Quilt Block this morning I just have to make!

Nevermind that I have two of my grandsons coming to spend the weekend, starting after school today!

Thanks for stopping by!  Karrin