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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Slingshot and NTT!

Welcome to Needle and Thread Thursday!  I was finally able to carve some time out of my busy schedule this weekend to finish up my Slingshot quilt!

Just a little aside- I've been having wifi connection issues, and my regular fonts wouldn't load in my photo editor, so my watermark is slightly different on my photos.  Incidentally, this is also the reason why my NTT post is a little late today!

I must say that it felt so nice to get this one finished.  I hadn't actually finished a quilt since Shattered Rainbow before my sister's wedding in July, and my life just felt wrong!

There is something about the blue, orange, and gray color combo that I really love.  It's so fun and boyish, but a little bit grown-up.

I used all of my scraps in the backing and paired it with that awesome Denyse Schmidt navy and orange dot fabric.  I used this same fabric to bind my Dash of Luck quilt, and have always loved it.  When I saw that my local shop managed to find a bolt of it, I snagged some yardage pronto.

I really like the way the blue and orange fabrics pop against the Kona Pewter background.  Even though I usually go for a lighter background fabric, I'm really happy with this choice.  I also love the look of the scrappy binding against it.

I actually had quite a productive sewing weekend last weekend, and have plenty more to show you, but for now, let's just get on to the highlights from last week's party!

I featured the block for this quilt several weeks ago, by Good Golly Ginger, and now that the whole quilt is finished, I love it even more!

Tanya Quilts in CO linked up this gorgeous rainbow orange peel quilt.  I am such a sucker for a rainbow quilt!

and last, but not least, Carol Quilts Sometimes linked up this Summer Sampler beauty.

I have to tell you, with the craziness of starting school in general, not to mention moving to an entirely new grade, I have especially enjoyed browsing through all of the quilty goodness.  I almost always look through the party links while in bed, right before turning in for the night, and even though the time has been shorter than I would prefer, I have so appreciated those few minutes of creative joy each night.  So, thanks...and I am truly looking forward to checking out what you all have going on this week!

Let's party, y'all!

1.  You can link finished projects or WIP's , but just keep it about quilting and sewing!
2. Link to your specific post (not to your home page!) to make it easier for others.
3. Please remember to spread the word and post my button or a text link.  
4. Spread the comment love far and wide!
5. Following me is not a requirement to link, but is so very appreciated!

**Please remember to be sure your post includes a project.  I would appreciate it if you would not link to giveaways or other parties unless your post also includes a project you're working on.


  1. Slingshot turned out great! It's a beautiful quilt and I love the colors you picked for this one. Excellent job on the backing, it looks just as nice as the front, well done! :-)

  2. Your slingshot quilt is really lovely. I especially love the bright aqua against the gray background.

  3. How exciting to be featured! Thanks!

  4. I know what you mean about life not feeling right is you haven't finished anything...I am the same - if I don't get any quilting done for a few days I get very itchy and unsettled! Slingshot looks cool, that is a great colour combo for sure!

  5. Lovely quilts ! ( yours and the features! :)

  6. Love the way Slingshot turned out! Love these fabrics with the grey. Hope you feel back in line now:)

  7. Both turned out fantastically! The pewter is perfect!!!

    Best of luck with the beginning of the school year. I know it's such a crazy and exciting time. :) I hope it's a fabulous year for you.

  8. That orange peel is just the coolest! (I'm in awe of people who piece curves!)

    Our schools started last Thursday. We have a kindergartner this year. So far she's loving it.

  9. LOVE the gray background. It's on my "to do" list. I love the look!

  10. Colours on the Slingshot quilt looks fabulous on the grey background!! Great finish!!


  11. What a fun quilt! Love the all over meander, and the grey fabric, what is it?

  12. Great highlights this week! Hope things are settling down for you at school....thanks for the linky party.

  13. Beautiful quilt Kelly! Love your fabric choices. As always, many thanks for hosting the linky party. Have a great weekend Marie xxx (

  14. Slingshot is beautiful! I love the orange, blue, and gray together. Orange is getting to be one of my favorite colors!

  15. Love your slingshot quilt! Do you have a pattern for that?


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