Sunday, March 11, 2018

A Time Keeper for Me!

....And a bonus phone purse! I will share how I made the phone purse in a couple days. It's fun and easy!

Through Project Quilting I won a Quilter's Planner and a Mini Planner!  Thanks so much Stephanie from Quilter's Planner!

I received it in February, so I got a late start, but it didn't matter, as I was able to start right in and get super organized!  I used to have a pile of notes on my desk and when I needed something I would dig through the papers to find something. As of mid February, I write everything in the planner. I am using the January pages for for extra notes and taping them onto the pages. I LOVE it!  I will definitely purchase one for 2019, as after using it for less than a month, I can see it is going to be absolutely perfect for me!

When the Project Quilting Challenge - Stitch in Time was announced I knew exactly what I needed to make - A quilted holder for my Quilter's Planner. I saw the free pattern for the cover on their website, but I decided I need more than that. I wanted it to hold everything! I can take it with me downstairs to my quilting studio and bring it back upstairs at the end of the day. It needed to have a spot for markers, note pads, and post it notes to be all in one place.

I create in Boscobel, Wisconsin. I named my quilted holder -- A Time Keeper for Me! I LOVE it!

Here's the fabrics I selected for this challenge. 
The lite blue hand dyed fabric is from Quilts by Barb. The dark blue is a printed fabric that a friend gave me. It was actually a few extra strips from a quilt she made last year.  I doubled up on this challenge to make it for Project Quilting Challenge and for Quilt By Barb's - The Yard that Keeps on Giving Challenge.

I am linking up this post over at Persimons Dreams for Project Quilting.

I used my Denim Quilt Block Pattern to create my quilt.
It is available for only $1.00 on in my Pattern Store. 

I made my lattice strips skinny!

The yellow pins are where I wanted to quilt in my name and the year. I had to figure out where the front of the quilted holder would be so I stitched it in the right spot.

I did not use exact measurements and this is not really a tutorial, but I shared all the photos of the steps here.

I folded the fabric around the Quilter's Planner to figure out where to cut and stitch.

I cut and folded and stitched binding onto the fabric.

I will probably add a strap for carrying it like a bag, but I need to use it for awhile, before I can figure out where or if I want a strap on it.

I will share the how I made the phone purse in a couple days. It's fun and easy!

Thanks again to Project Quilting and the Quilter's Planner for the wonderful prize! Hop over and check out both websites!

Enjoy your day!


Saturday, February 24, 2018

"Blue is the New Yellow for Me"

You know, I love BLUE!  

When I shared the new Project Quilting Challenge (9.4) this week, I stated: "The Quilt Challenge is Mellow Yellow. I can create a quilt with yellow fabric, but I would love to make it blue!"  

A family member sent me a message and told me in the song "Mellow Yellow" they refer to Saffron Flowers and they are blue.  Well.... I did a little research and of course, listened to the song and found out the saffron flowers are really a blueish purple and have beautiful red, yellow, and orange centers.

I really had fun with this quilt challenge as I was creating with blue and yellows and other colors! I took a ton of photos of the quilting from selecting the thread to step by step quilting of each section of the quilt.

I linked up my quilt "Blue is the New Yellow for Me" for Project Quilting 9.4 over at Persimon Dreams.

My quilt is about 20" across by 19 1/2" tall.

I drew out a few petals and flower parts for the raw edge applique.

Selecting the quilting thread...

I took several photos as I quilted each section of the quilt...

I took my quilt outside to get a few more photos. A gloomy day is usually perfect for photos, but the flowers seem so light in the photos. They are more vibrant in real life.

This was the fourth challenge of this year. If you did not see my other three, you can click on the links to see them.

"A Strong Heart" for Project Quilting Challenge 9.3 Bold and Brave

"Directional Triangles" for Project Quilting 9.2 - Triangles.

"11 Hearts for 11 Hometowns" for Project Quilting 9.1 - Hometown Pride.

Prizes for the 4th Challenge of Project Quilting - THIS WEEK

I am a prize sponsor of Project Quilting for the 8th year in a row, as I started sponsoring in Season 2 of Project Quilting and my prizes are Number 12 and 13 this week:

“Quilting Gift Certificate” for $50.00 off the Quilting on a Lap size quilt or larger. (Lap, Twin. Full, Queen, or King) from Marcia’s Crafty Sewing & Quilting. 
The Gift Certificate will be good for 4 months starting one month after the challenge ends.  Excluding the Month of December for using the gift certificate.  The quilting gift certificate is transferable to another person, so you can share it with a friend, if you’d like. 
Marcia will do an estimate based on the size of the winner's quilt top, quilting choices, thread choices, and batting and if they would like to purchase backing fabric from me. Winner can send backing fabric and batting with their quilt top, but I do have it available. This way the winner will have a good estimate of the value of your quilting prize.

Marcia would also like to giveaway to a separate prize of one of her original patterns (value $8.00) to EVERYONE who participates in the second Project QUILTING challenge!  To claim this prize all you have to do is email Marcia ( and let her know your name and the name of the project you submitted!  And voile – you’ll have a prize!

Grand Prizes for Project Quilting

Hop over to Kim's Blog at Persimons Dreams 

and see all the beautiful quilts created in one week!