Sunday, April 29, 2018

Being Ahead Of The Game Worked Out Big Time For Me

I've always been a bit of a worrier about not being on time with projects, so I sometimes
finish projects weeks ahead of due dates and even get my posts ready early.
Being ahead of the game worked out big time for me.
I got sick...ugh!


It's lasted almost two weeks and if it weren't for my hubby making sure I
was fed and hydrated, it would have been ugly for me.
My sister jumped in with her silver cough drops, honey, tea, Vicks, Essential Oils, etc.
Thank goodness for their help!

The saddest thing for me was not being able to meet Collette from "What About Rheema."
She was driving through town and we'd planned to connect. Didn't happen!
Maybe another time...

Luckily, I had almost all my deadlines met until early May. Whew!
Sometimes my neurotic worries works out for me.

I'd already finished these two when I got sick...
The 30 Blocks in 30 Days Quilts for Creatin' In The Sticks



These are coming in the next week or so...

May 1st "It's A Wild Life" BOM


May 2nd Therm O Web Baby Gift Idea



May 7th X Blocks Blog Hop


There's the "Wish Upon A Star" blog hop coming, too.
I've got the quilt top made...yay!


The "Christmas in July" blog hop has a few openings if you want to play along.
Nope, I haven't started this one yet but I'm thinking!


Anyway...
I'm starting to feel sort of back to normal (whatever that is) and maybe can start
sewing again. It's been so long and I have so many beautiful fabrics calling my name!

Wash your hands, cover your mouth when you cough, stay home when you're sick.
Stay healthy!

Friday, April 20, 2018

Spot's Day For The 30 Quilt Blocks In 30 Days Blog Hop

Carla from Creatin' in the Sticks came up with a very cool idea for sewing simple blocks
to make quick quilts. Then she asked a bunch of us to get creative with those simple blocks and
organized us into the 30 Quilt Blocks in 30 Days blog hop. Great idea...thanks, Carla!


I chose block number 21, SPOT, for today's project.
I immediately thought of the books from my days as a kid in school.
I always liked Spot!


Making the Spot block was so easy!
Carla's instructions for Spot can be found HERE.

These are the measurements for the Spot 10" finished block:


I added a circle in the center, borders, and some dogs using an Accuquilt die that I've had
forever. Of course, I named the quilt, "Spot." The fabrics are by Riley Blake Designs.


The photos were taken in a St. George, Utah, park. I love the dragon!



This little girl and her dogs seemed like an appropriate photo prop!



I love my "crew" who is always there to lend a hand.
It was too cold for him to run through the water at the splash pad.


Quilted Works used a dog design for the quilting...see the little paws!


Thanks for stopping by to see "Spot!"


Here's all the other amazing blocks made into projects:

Date
Project Designer
Block



April 1st
Block 1- 4 Patch
April 2nd
Block 2 - Double Stuffed
April 3rd
April 4th
Block 4 - Dutch Door
April 5th
April 6th
Block 6 - Tacked Up
April 7th
Block 7 - Stripper
April 8th
Block 8 - Staggered
April 9th
Block 9 - Topsy Turvy
April 10th
Block 10 - Chunky Pinwheel
April 11th
Block 11 - Painted WIndow
April 12th
Block 12 - Broken Cinder Block
April 13th
Block 13 - Reaction
April 14th
Block 14 - Median Strip
April 15th
Block 15 - Center of Attention
April 16th
Block 16 - Bounce
April 17th
Block 17 - Sweet Sixteen
April 18th
Block 18 - Yeah Eights
April 19th
Block 19 - Weave
April 20th
Block 20 - Classic
April 21st
Block 21 - Spot
April 22nd
Block 22 - Cross Walk
April 23rd
Block 23 - Opposites Attract
April 24th
Block 24 - Possibility
April 25th
Block 25 - Camper Window
April 26th
Block 26 - Catching Z's
April 27th
Block 27 - Broken Stripes
April 28th
Block 28 - Stockade
April 29th
Block 29 - Dovetail
April 30th
Block 30 - Slow Tee


Monday, April 16, 2018

Sweet Sixteen Is Here For The 30 Quilt Blocks In 30 Days Blog Hop

Today's the today for me to share my Sweet Sixteen block for the
30 Quilt Blocks in 30 Days Blog Hop and I'm so excited about it!


Carla at Creatin' in the Sticks had this amazing idea to create 30 easy blocks
to sew into easy quilts. She's always rocking my world with her creativity!
She asked a whole bunch of us to grab a block and make a project.

The Sweet Sixteen block was a great block to get creative with. So fun!
Carla shared her tutorial for the block HERE.


I used this easy-to-sew block to make
Run, Duck, Run


This guy is ready to go!
Quilting was done by Barbara at Coral Canyon Quilting


Our adventure for taking pictures took us to a museum in Hurricane, Utah


The back was pieced with fabric used on the front...Andover Dimples


To make Carla's Sweet Sixteen block:

Sew 3” x 12” yellow rectangles to 3” x 12” white rectangles in order shown below;
press seams down. Repeat to make four sets.


Cut sewn rectangles into 3” strips as shown below. Repeat with other sewn rectangles.


Rotate every other strip and sew together as shown below’ match and nest seams.
Press seams to side. Repeat to make four blocks.


So easy!

You can find the rest of the instructions for Run Duck Run in my
Just Let Me Quilt Craftsy store HERE.

Date
Project Designer
Block



April 1st
Block 1- 4 Patch
April 2nd
Block 2 - Double Stuffed
April 3rd
April 4th
Block 4 - Dutch Door
April 5th
April 6th
Block 6 - Tacked Up
April 7th
Block 7 - Stripper
April 8th
Block 8 - Staggered
April 9th
Block 9 - Topsy Turvy
April 10th
Block 10 - Chunky Pinwheel
April 11th
Block 11 - Painted WIndow
April 12th
Block 12 - Broken Cinder Block
April 13th
Block 13 - Reaction
April 14th
Block 14 - Median Strip
April 15th
Block 15 - Center of Attention
April 16th
Block 16 - Bounce
April 17th
Block 17 - Sweet Sixteen
April 18th
Block 18 - Yeah Eights
April 19th
Block 19 - Weave
April 20th
Block 20 - Classic
April 21st
Block 21 - Spot
April 22nd
Block 22 - Cross Walk
April 23rd
Block 23 - Opposites Attract
April 24th
Block 24 - Possibility
April 25th
Block 25 - Camper Window
April 26th
Block 26 - Catching Z's
April 27th
Block 27 - Broken Stripes
April 28th
Block 28 - Stockade
April 29th
Block 29 - Dovetail
April 30th
Block 30 - Slow Tee

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