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Friday, May 27, 2016

Painting and stitching

I finished a small project this past week with painting and stitching and it was so fun!!

Earlier this month I watched  Joanne Sharpe on The Quilt Show (show from 2015) and I wanted to try some fun projects!  Then I discovered she has a new book and ordered it and the Dye-na-flow paints from Amazon.
 I wasn't sure what I wanted to do....so I just started and made a heart...then I went from there.  Then I did some stitching and so fun....

 I put this photo on instagram several weeks ago and I thought I was done with it...I just cut off the edge and decided to leave it bare..........then.......
I decided I needed to add something to the edge.  I used a heart decorative stitch.

There is an online class to go with this book that is available by Joanne Sharpe and it is called
Paint, Stitch, Play!

Linking to crazymomquilts   finish it up Friday
Linking to Freemotion by the River Linky Tuesday

Smiles and hugs....Caryl

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Ocean Songs panel

 I have always liked Laurel Burch fabrics and designs.  I purchased this panel in 2008....
It has been sitting in a basket with other of her fabrics....waiting.....
Last month I was looking for ideas for a block for an online friend....something blue...and something for her Florida home....anything and any size!

Sooooo.......I decided to cut up this panel and change it around and add other fabrics to it........
I added some of Pat Sloan's hometown girl fabrics...........

I decided most of it as I went along............it ended up over 12½" 

AND now I have scraps left over to add to other projects............love all these colors!  
Smiles and hugs........Caryl

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Log Cabin Lunacy!!

Log cabin quilts are so fun!  And Julie at JulieKQuilts has asked quilters to join in on posting log cabin quilt progress every full moon.  Sooooo I had to join in on this fun.....so this week I started a new log cabin quilt using up some of my strips and scraps!  The link to her blog post.....

The first photo shows the 1" strips and so far the blocks in the photo are 2½" but I am planning on making them 4½".  The other blocks are 2" strips and so far those blocks are 5½" and I am planning on making them 8½".  I am using a lot of Pat Sloan fabrics and will be adding some Lori Holt fabrics and many others.  I may use a combination of the different sizes in the quilt.

If you want to check my past blog posts for log cabin quilts check the label log cabin block.  Also the last blog post I did in March shows the little blocks I made for cabin posies quilt using 1" strips.

Linking to Julie Log Cabin Loonies  here

Linking to Linky Tuesday at Freemotion by the River here

Happy full moon day!!