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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Gossip Queen and NTT

Happy Needle and Thread Thursday, friends!  I am thrilled to share that my grandfather is out of ICU.  He is still in the hospital, but we are hoping that he will be moved to a skilled nursing facility within the next few days to finish his recovery.  Thanks so much to all of you who shared your well wishes.  We were very worried for awhile there.  Even though his recovery and rehab still has many weeks to go, hopefully the worst is behind us.

I am also delighted to share the quilt top from all of my warm color scraps with you today.  I'm calling this quilt Gossip Queen, and I love it SO much.


One of my favorite summer flowers is the Gossip Queen hibiscus, and the color palette for this quilt is inspired by the vibrant colors in the blossoms.  They have a rich, reddish magenta center, which blends into soft peachy yellow petals.  Hibiscus are tropical, and here in Tennessee, they are considered an annual plant.  I buy one every single year for a large pot on my patio.  When I lived in the Houston area though, the climate was so mild that hibiscus could be planted in the ground, and they survived the winter with ease.  At my home there, my Gossip Queen was over seven feet tall, and we had to prune it yearly so it didn't outgrow the space!  When we moved, I was sad to leave it behind.

(image from flores-reinecke.de)

I'm traveling to the Dallas/Fort Worth area this weekend to present a trunk show and workshop for the Fort Worth Modern Quilt Guild, and I'm hoping to make some good progress on the quilting before I fly out on Friday.

Before we party, check out a few of the amazing projects shared at last week's party.  This Hydra quilt by Laura at Slice of Pi Quilts is so amazing!


Tanya Quilts in CO linked up her finished Farm Girl Vintage quilt.  Love it!



I love this soft, scrappy quilt by Katie Mae Quilts.


Afton at Quilting Mod shared this fun Perfect Treats quilt, perfectly FUN for summer!


And this improv beauty is by Sophie at Luna Lovequilts.


I'll be spending some time in the airport this weekend, and you know that means that I'll need some eye candy to help me pass the time.  So let's party, y'all!

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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.  
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*If you're new to the party, here's a helpful tip for linking up- select "Auto Crop"  when selecting your thumbnail photo.  For some reason, trying to crop your own image results in the dreaded "white question mark box," and we definitely want to see your awesome work!  :)





Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Mindless Scrap Sewing

Happy Needle and Thread Thursday friends.  This week has been a trying one for our family.  My grandfather was in a horrific car accident last Thursday night and has been in ICU ever since.  We are worried but hopeful for a full recovery, even though it will be an extremely long, hard road ahead.  We took a trip to my hometown over the weekend and since getting back, I have been working on sewing more scraps together.  This kind of sewing occupies my mind but doesn't require a ton of thinking, not to mention zero precision, and that's just perfect right now.


This, my friends is a stack of over 30 (!!!) improv scrap panels, using all of my warm colors.  I have a fantastic plan for these, and I am looking forward to pressing them and getting them all cut up.  I really hope this project turns out as awesome as I see it in my own head.


Y'all shared some awesome stuff at last week's party.  Check out this awesome quilt by Melva Loves Scraps.  I love the quilt AND the scenery!


Sandra at mmm! quilts showed off this sweet finish.  What a lovely color palette!


And check out the yummy quilting texture on this gorgeous quilt by Liz at Savor Every Stitch.  So amazing!


Fantastic!  I can't wait to see what you're working on this week.  Let's get our party on!

1You 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!

*If you're new to the party, here's a helpful tip for linking up- select "Auto Crop"  when selecting your thumbnail photo.  For some reason, trying to crop your own image results in the dreaded "white question mark box," and we definitely want to see your awesome work!  :)





Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Fruit Punch Scraps and NTT

Happy Needle and Thread Thursday, friends!  Between a couple of doctor's appointments, baseball, and general procrastination, I actually haven't sewn a single stitch since last week's party.  It's not that I haven't wanted to, it's just that I have really had a tough time deciding what to do with my next three scrap jars.


I had a vision in my head for these colors and even held out a few berry scraps from my last quilt to make it happen, but I couldn't seem to get it quite right when I sketched it out.  Until I'm sure that I'm heading in a direction I like, I just can't get started.  So, I've changed my plan a little bit and finally got them all sorted and ready to go.  Tomorrow, I'll start sewing them up!

Instead, enjoy a few extra highlights from last week's party!  Vasudha from Storied Quilts shared this stunner.


Laura at Slice of Pi Quilts linked up this super cute pineapple quilt.  Check out those prairie points!


This fresh table runner is by Vicki's Crafts and Quilting.


This pretty quilt in shades of purple is by Micki at 2 Dogs Studio.


Check out the gorgeous quilting on this quilt by Anja Quilts.


And finally, I am completely in awe of this bridge block designed and shared by Jayne at Twiggy and Opal.


Okay friends!  Let's party!

1You 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!

*If you're new to the party, here's a helpful tip for linking up- select "Auto Crop"  when selecting your thumbnail photo.  For some reason, trying to crop your own image results in the dreaded "white question mark box," and we definitely want to see your awesome work!  :)




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