Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Life on Easy Street

I completed Step 3 of the Easy Street Mystery over at Quiltville.  I am enjoying this, and look forward to Friday for the next Step!  You can see how others are doing by checking out Bonnie's post here! 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Easy Street

Bonnie Hunter has started a new mystery quilt over on Quiltville called "Easy Street".  Each Friday, Bonnie posts a new step in the mystery.  Here are my first 2 steps...192 four patches, 128 flying geese units, and 64 rectangles!  As I am using fabric from my stash, I chose a different colorway than Bonnie.  For this quilt, my four main colors will be red, blue, green, and gold/yellow with a light tan/beige for the background.  For a parade of blocks from other participants in the Easy Street mystery, head on over to Quiltville!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

November's Block

Another month has passed...it is nearing December already!  Here is my version of the November block from the Quilt Square Quilt Along over at Jo's Country Junction.  One more month to go, and this Quilt Along will be history!  Then, I will need to decide what to do with  the blocks. 

I've also completed more rows on the Row Along over at Bee in My Bonnet, and have started the new Bonnie Hunter mystery, Easy Street, over at Quiltville!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

October QSQA

I made it!  I am getting this in under the wire, but I did complete it in October!  Woo-hoo!  I love the stars, and this was an easy one to complete.  As usual, I used my Kansas Troubles scraps.  Head on over to Jo's to see the other blocks completed this month.

I've also made progress on the Row Along strips.  Just didn't get a picture taken...maybe I will post some pictures later in the month...maybe!

Monday, September 10, 2012

September Finish and a New Start!

I finished my September block for the QSQA.  It went quick, and was fun to do.  The pattern called for only 2 fabrics for the center of the block, buy I wanted to stay with my scrappy theme and used multiple reds and creams from my Kansas Troubles scraps.

I also completed the first row of the Row Along over at Bee In My Bonnet.  I'm doing this with a group of friends.  I've always wanted to make a "row" quilt, so this seemed like the opportunity to do so.  I had originally wanted to make this using  my 30's stash, but decided to use up some of my large Thimbleberries supply instead.  Lori, over at Bee In My Bonnet, has lots of tutorials on her site, including how to make 4 patches in a fun way!  I used her  method to make this row, and it went FAST!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

August Finish

I completed my August block for the Quilt Square Quilt Along over at Jo's Country Junction. This month, it was my choice of the remaining blocks from Lori Smith's pattern #4, so I chose the Double T.  Here's my version using the Kansas Troubles fabrics.

Friday, August 17, 2012

July Block

I'm late in posting my block.  I just wanted to show that I did make my July Quilt Square Quilt Along block.  I went on vacation at the end of July, and when I returned in early August, my computer had died!  So, no way to post what I had finished until after I bought a new one.  Well, here it is!  Used my Kansas Troubles fabrics...again...as usual!!

I'm working on my August block, so will have it to show shortly!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

June Block

I finished my Quilt Square Quilt Along block for the month of June!  Woo-hoo!  Lots of little pieces, so I paper pieced this one using my Kansas Troubles scraps.  If you'd like to play along, head over the Jo's Country Junction for more details!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

May Block

I just returned from my annual quilt retreat in Indiana.  It's always loads of fun and fellowship!  While there, many of us in the QSQA group made our May blocks.  This month's block was from Lori Smith's Quilt Squares #4 pattern, with the "Trip Around the World" being the featured sew along.  This block was quick and easy, and so much fun, that several other Ladies at retreat decide to make one right along with the rest of us!  As in previous months, I used my Kansas Troubles scraps.

Now to await Jo's selection for the month of June!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Staying True

Here's my April block for the Quilt Square Quilt Along at Jo's Country Junction.  For April, we were to select the block of our choice from those remaining in Lori Smith's Quilt Squares #1 pattern.  I chose the applique block.  I had started this block with needle turn applique, but quickly decided that I would not have time to finish it before the end of April, so I made a second block and used the machine applique method.  Did I need to make 2 blocks?  No...but I wanted to stay with my commitment to make a block each month.  I prefer the needle turn applique method, but wanted to take my time and do a respectable job on the workmanship.  As with previous months, I used my Kansas Trouble scraps.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

March Finish

I completed the March block for the Quilt Square Quilt Along.  This was a fun one to make.   I love stars, so that added to the merriment of the process.  I'm still using my Kansas Troubles scraps, although, not very much seems to be leaving the scrap bin!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Bear Paw

I finished the February block of the Quilt Square Quilt Along.  I completed this block with just a few hours of February left!  Whew!  Not sure I like the dark blue border on it, but I'm leaving it for now.  Now, on to the March block.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Happy New Year!

Okay...I'm a little late.  Yes, it is the middle of January, but as the saying goes, "better late than never".  Right?

I've been working on a Block of the Month with Jo's Country Junction called "Quilt Square Quilt Along".  We will be using 3 different patterns from Lori Smith's designs, specifically Quilt Squares #1, Quilt Squares #4, and Quilt Squares #6.  Each month, Jo will select a block to make from one of these patterns.  This is the block for January.  I used my leftover Kansas Troubles fabrics.  The block measures 12" square. Why don't you hop on over to Jo's Country Junction and join the fun!