Monday, February 22, 2021

My Day And Their Day Of The "Stripes Blog Hop"

My friend Carla from Creatin' in the Sticks always has such fun ideas for blog hops...she keeps me on my toes! Her challenge for this hop was to create something with stripes. Since I love stripes, I had plenty of stripes in my stash to choose from. It's my day and their day to share what we made!


My Crafter's Edge Dresden Flower came in handy for this girl's pillow. It will make a great gift! Cutting out all the Dresden's was easy with the die cutter. I love easy!


I met the challenge...here's the stripes!


I have a great group of ladies to quilt with (besides all of you) and our get togethers are full of laughing, seam rippers, a great city view, inspiration and social distancing, of course. Sometimes I take a project that involves concentration and I feel like I miss out on some of the fun. 

With the "Stripes" blog hop coming up, I grabbed a jelly roll, some matching fabrics, lace, and batting to sew a mindless batch of quilt-as-you-go blocks. It was a nice change and it let me listen to my favorite ladies while I sewed. 


I probably could have used a little more purposeful positioning of the fabrics, but this was just what I needed.


And it did have stripes in it!


Look at all these creative "Stripes" bloggers...check them out!
Leaving them a comment would definitely make them smile.

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41 comments:

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Love your new pillow. It’s super sweet.
Sometimes mindless sewing with a group of friends is just what you need :)

GranChris said...

This was a good one and not too hard.

tubakk said...

I just sit here with a smile in my face over your scrappy and striped quilt. Just my style, I would say. Thanks for the great inspiration.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Your pillow is so sweet, and the scrappy string quilt is the perfect project for this hop and so lovely too!

Dorian said...

Great projects Carol, so bright and cheerful. have a great day!

Annie said...

The girlie pillow is as sweet as can be! Whatever girl receives that, It will be a joy to look at everyday and pull in close for a hug.
Your strings quilt is adorable! Stripes in the design of it and stripes in the fabrics. Win, win. I always love stripes with dots too. I’m a stripes lover for sure. I’m so glad I found and had time to join in on this blog hop. It’s been so many years.

Thearica said...

I absolutely adore that pillow! Sweet as can be! The string quilt is fun.. and hey, they are not supposed to be "thought" about. Just grab strings and sew. I miss the yearly retreat I go to.. they had one this past year but I refrained from going... Hoping to go this fall.

Carol said...

I like your cheery pillow. Somebody will enjoy receiving it! The jelly roll quilt is wonderful. I've been trying to use up some of my leftover strips but while it's mindless, the pile never seems to get smaller!! Anyway, I do like your quilt--great way to sew and have fun with friends at the same time. The insertion of the lace is a nice touch too.

Stitchin At Home said...

Love the pillow! The subtle stripe behind the dresdan is unexpected and perfect. Love it!

tink's mom said...

What a sweet pillow. I cant decide if I would want it on display or wrapped up in a hug more. The striped strings were a perfect pick for the quilt too. Great kick off to this hop.

Calicojoan said...

Oh I love that Dresden pillow and how you used the stripes in it. So cute. More purposeful positioning on your fabrics in your blocks??? Who are you kidding they look fabulous. The lace you added is gorgeous. What a way to fancy up something! Love it.

Danice G said...

Love the pillow and the quilt! I always worry about fabric placement, too, but yours looks perfect.

Susan said...

Two GREAT uses of stripes. I think the string quilt is exactly what string quilts are supposed to be, and I'm glad you got to interact more with your friends as you still accomplished a great make.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Two great projects for the Hop, Carol! I actually like your random strip placement better than if you had created a pattern. Awesome way to Show Your Stripes!

Rebecca Smith said...

I always have some simple projects for retreat too. It’s nice to sew and listen!

Nann said...

Nice to meet you, Carol -- and to see your stripey projects.

Vasudha said...

Love both your projects. The striped blue fabric is so beautiful.

Inflorescencedesigns said...

The pillow is amazing! I just love the subtle stripes. I also love the quilt. I love mindless sewing. Put on some good music and just sew.

Karrin Hurd said...

Great projects, both the pillow and the little quilt! Love both of them! Thanks for sharing!

Karen's Korner said...

Two pretty stripey projects. It is lovely to be able to sit, sew and laugh.

Janarama said...

The pillow reminds me of Spring. Hope it gets here real soon as I'm sitting here with 4 foot piles of snow along my driveway. Both of your projects are fabulous, as usual.

Robin said...

Carol I loved the idea of putting the lace in the stripped quilt. I am going to have to try that idea! Thank you!
Robin Malascalza

Kathleen said...

Two fun and cheery stripe projects!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Great pillow. Love your string quilt too.

JANET said...

Thank you for reminding us that we all need a little mindless sewing now and then!

Lyndsey said...

The stripes are gorgeous and I'm a little jealous of your sewing with your group of ladies. It sounds like great fun.

Scrapatches said...

Beautiful projects! I love the pillow with the striped blades and binding. The lace adds such a whimsical detail to the quilt as your go blocks. You are always sew creative. Thank you for sharing in the hop ... :) Pat

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I like how the lace adds to the project , must try that as a NEW.

Lori said...

your quilt is wonderful. thanks for sharing and inspiring.
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Carla said...

Aww, look at you, my friend. Not one, but two beautiful striped projects. Your pillow is so sweet and that string quilt is gorgeous. I love those kinds of projects and so much fun to do with friends. Thank you for this journey. You always knock my socks off!

Websterquilt said...

So pretty! I love the flower.

LJ said...

A day late but... I love dresdens and yours with the stripe is wonderful. Strip quilts are supposed to be mindless - placement is the last thing to be worried about. Great use of stripes, Carol.

Quilter Kathy said...

Very fun use of a jelly roll!

Danette said...

Love the quilt and the pillow. I have some of those fabrics and they are sewn into blocks, but not a quilt top yet. Maybe soon.

Sharon said...

Great use of stripes! Love your projects; thank you for sharing!

grammajudyb said...

I’m a tad bit late to the Blog Hop, but will get caught up on my visits today! Love your happy pink, red , aqua and yellow quilt! The addition of the lace is the sweetest!

Barb said...

Love your quilt as you go quilt--looks like fun and want to try this!!

Susan said...

Great creative uses for striped fabric - love that Dresden pillow!

Emily said...

I love how the stripes look in your Dreseden! Beautiful! I also love what look like lace in a row of your string/stripe quilt.

Carol Andrews said...

I love your pillow Carol and your string quilt with the lace insets; beautiful! Thanks for sharing the inspiration 😉 Carol

Sue D said...

Pretty dresden pillow and love the fabrics on the striped quilt.