Monday, July 17, 2017

Design Wall Monday

Howdy Sweet quilting friends!  Here we are again..Monday morning.  These summertime weeks fly by so quick.  Every time I mark something off the to-do list two more things are added.  This weeks additions are picking wild blackberries, canning salsa, pull and cure onions and try to keep up with all the cucumbers and squash.  I swear both of those grow inches over night.  But it's all good, we love our fresh veggies.  There's some pretty cute stuff growing in the Studio this week.  Great progress has been made on the I Love Home BOM.  Fussy cutting the centers for some flowers....💗

....And picking just the right fabrics for the block borders.  Seriously, it took me about 3 hours of auditioning fabrics to be satisfied with the combination you see below.  I can't wait to share this adorable little cutie with you.  My design wall is overflowing with cuteness.   Jacquelynne has encouraged us to give these quilt blocks our own little spin of creativity.  Several cute ideas have popped into my mind.  I'll be testing out a couple of those ideas sometime this week.

My hopes by sharing these little sneak peeks is to inspire your creative quilty minds to join in the free BOM with me.  Is it working?  Ready to get started picking those fabrics?  Just click right here to find all the information on the I Love Home Free 2017 BOM by Jacquelynne Steves.

Before I go I wanted to remind everyone there's several linky parties where you can strut your stuff.  This post will be link at the following parties.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Some seriously cute applique

Hi sweet friends!  Today I want to share a few cute little flowers.  The adorable one inch yo's-yo's were not part of the original pattern but they add a cute little touch of whimsy.  And it really didn't take long to make 3 of them.  

The next flower was a bit more tedious.  One little petal can fit on my finger.  I almost opted for raw edge on this one flower, but what the heck lets give'er a go at turned edge.

And again it didn't take that long...but it did require I wear my reading glasses.

What about a button instead of more teeny weeny applique.

There's only four blocks in the I love Home BOM by Jacquelynne Steves.  So why not add a few little extra WOW embellishments.  It didn't take that long to add them.  

So are you picking your fabrics?  Need some more inspiration?  Wanna join in the fun?  You can find all the information on the FREE I Love Home BOM by clicking here.  It starts in August, so there's plenty of time to pull fabric or better yet buy fabric.  Don't forget there's tons of sponsors and prizes for those who participate.   I bet your wondering how it is I have the pattern in advance.  Well it's because I'm a featured blogger.  So I'll be sharing my blocks and ideas with you along the way.  I can't wait!  This quilt is soooo cute!  Jacquelynne has given us permission to use our blocks however we wish.  So I've drawn up a plan for a quilt just a little larger than the suggested pattern.  I'll be sharing it as soon as possible.

~ Lea Anne ~
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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The forgotten flimsy

Good Morning Happy Quilters!  There's a whole lot going on in the studio right now that I can't it share with you.  Super secret quilty stuff is hidden behind the quilt below and it's taking every ounce of self control I have not to share it with you.  I'm horrible with secrets so maybe a sneak peek later in the week.  For now we'll focus on this quilt top.  I started it last year when caring for momma.  It was finished and shoved in the cabinet.  Measuring 91" she was hard to photograph.  Naming her has been a real challenge.  The thought was something more traditional sounding.  But my hillbilly mind could only come up with
 "Square Dancing in the Garden".  You know you just can't fight what and who you really are, it will surface every time.  So I've learned to embrace my country bumpkin ways.

A simple quilt with two HUGE blocks and a traditional sashing.  The colors are a bit out of my normal pallet, but I love the traditional feel.  The design came about one day when looking at vintage quilts.  I was trying to mimic the old fashion wreath quilts without doing applique, and then add the simple chain that you see so often in vintage quilts.  So what do you think?  Is it a keeper?  There's lots of great white space for a quilter to quilt it to death.  But I'm thinking this one might get some simple straight line quilting.  Hand quilting would be my choice but my hands don't agree...haha.

Now that top is done I wonder what it would've looked like in other colors.  LOVE LOVE LOVE it in yellow and red.  Just my colors, and would look fabulous hanging on the studio wall.

Of course my second love is scrappy....

Let's get wild and go 100% scrappy.  How cute is that.  For some reason it reminds me of the county fair and the ride called the Tilt a Whirl.  See I told you...hillbilly to the core!

Getting back to the more traditional color combos.

A little more shabby chic.

Oh this one is super shabby.

And a color combo Mr. Podunk would love.

After looking at in so many different colorways I don't like the original as much as some of the others.  Might need to make this one again in a different colorway.

~ Lea Anne ~
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Saturday, July 8, 2017

Fabric Pull - I Love Home Free BOM

What a mess I've made in the Studio this morning.  Today is the fabric pull for the I Love Home Free BOM by Jacquelynne Steves.   There was a definite color plan when the pull began.

But maybe something a little different, work out of the comfort zone.  So a few more fabrics were pulled and put on my ironing station.

Fabric is exploding from every nook and cranny.  Hmm...maybe I need to do some fabric shopping..not in my stash but a ROAD TRIP!  

So are you making this quilt?   If you've not seen the full quilt yet you should hop over to Jacquelynnes blog.  It's super cute.  She's posted several color options and ideas.  You can even order kits and not have to worry about finding the perfect fabric.  The pattern has been designed for whatever your quilting style or skill level.  It can be applique, embroidery or just a pieced block.  The fabric requirements have been posted and the first block will be out in August.  If you sign up for this BOM she'll send you the new block right to your email every month, how great is that?  Oh I don't want to forget to tell you about the prizes.  Well how about I let Jacquelynne tell you.  Just click here.

Hope to see you there!
~ Lea Anne ~
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