May 27, 2015

Aiming for Accuracy 2 QAL {Lesson 4}

I'm progressing as I can through the Aiming for Accuracy 2 Quilt Along lessons.  This is lesson 4.  Lesson 6 has been released, and I'll get to 5 and 6 when I can. These blocks aren't as big as they look, though I can't tell you their size due to pattern confidentiality.  I'm making two quilts at once; one with a black background and one with a white background since I couldn't decide which one to make.  It doesn't take much extra time to make two of each block.

When making these blocks, I didn't cut apart the chain piecing strings as I most often do.  It was really nice to not have to think about where the pieces go after I ironed them, as they were still in place.  Even after all these years of quilting, some days I still struggle with keeping pieces in their correct place.

And that there would be my design boards in use!  I have edited my Design Board Tutorial by recommending a non-fuzzy batting or fleece.  I'm getting fuzzies on the back of the pieces!  :{

May 23, 2015

Link Parties List

I've added a link for weekly Link Parties at the top of my blog.  I was having a hard time keeping track of where to link each day and wanted an up-to-date list, so I made one for myself.  It will also note which link-ups do not allow items for sale or other requirements.  A lot of what I make is for sale, so having this info in one place saves me the time of reading the rules of each link-up.

Feel free to keep track of where you link via my list, as well.

If you would like me to add a link to the Link Parties Page, please leave a comment, and I will consider it.  Addition of links to this page is at my discretion.  I do not link to places where there are hundreds of links unless they are directly related to fabric.

May 21, 2015

Rainbow Streak Baby Quilt {My Blogger's Quilt Festival Entry!}

Meet Rainbow Streak!  She's made from the leftover HSTs from the Rainbow Star Baby quilt!

Rainbow Streak is sparkling rainbow quilt that is quick and easy to piece.

I have written the pattern for Rainbow Streak and added it to the Rainbow Star quilt pattern - it's two patterns in one!  The pattern is available on Craftsy!  Here's the cover picture - I ♥ the sky!

Just had to show more of that backing - I ♥ it!

Craftsy is a great place to stock up on Kona solids, and there is a great Memorial Weekend sale going on at Craftsy right now!

Quilt Stats:

Pattern:  Rainbow Streak, an original by Busy Hands Quilts, inspired by Shannon of The Flemings Nine
Size:  40" square
Fabric:  17 different Kona solids
Batting:  Hobbs 80/20 cotton poly
Backing:  Multi colored paint boxes
Quilting:  Allover medium meandering stitch in gray thread on Mrs.Bernina, my old 830 which was my grandmother's
Binding:  Double fold with mitered corners, attached by machine
Value:  A flash of fun!

Here's a peek at the binding process.  I'm using Clover Wonder Clips for the first time!  I found them at a better-than-JoAnn's price!

Linking to:
/ Crazy Mom Quilts / Let's Make Baby Quilts! / Fabric Frenzy Friday / WIDTW / TGIFF / WIPs Be Gone / Can I Get A Whoop Whoop?! / Link a Finish Friday / Show Off Saturday / Pet Project Show / Tuesday Archives / Show and Tell Tuesday /

May 17, 2015

Sunday Stash Report {Rainbow Edition!}

Purchased recently from were two Kona Bright Ten-Squares.  The sale was too great to pass up!  What I like about this particular set is there are no grays, browns, or white included.  Those fabrics I can easily add myself, and I'd prefer every fabric to be completely delicious!  I ♥ all things rainbow and will have no problem finding something to make with this!

Linking to:  Patchwork Times