Tuesday, June 28, 2016

June AHIQ Link Up

I recently found the first quilt I made with the Drunkard's Path templates. I used these same templates with Polka Dot quilt earlier this year.

One-inch fabric strips in orange, yellow, green brown, black & white create this Drunkard's Path variation.
Strips and Curves quilt using Drunkards Path template
Why does my computer quit whenever I'm out of town? I'll resize the photos when I can... Here are some detail photos. It was loads of fun to find and add the different animals. Jaguar and giraffe.


Tiger.


Zebra.


Family issues continue to take all my time so I haven't done anything new. But hopefully you have utility and improvisational quilts to share. Be sure to check out Kaja's Sew Slowly for a good read. See you next month.

Enjoy the day, Ann

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Taking a Break

There are too many family issues for me to quilt or blog right now. I will be taking a break for a while. Wishing you and your loved ones a happy and safe summer.

Enjoy the day,

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Crafted Applique Giveaway Winner

There were too many comments to choose a favorite so the handy dandy random number generator on my calculator chose. Sorry, I can't get the photo to upload.



Karen in Breezy Point, you are the winner of a signed copy of Lara Buccella's book Crafted Applique... New Possibilities. I'll PM you for mailing information and Lara will mail it soon.

I hope everyone else gets their hands on a copy soon. This is fun technique that makes raw-edge applique neat and fray-free.

Enjoy the day,

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

June Kaleidoscope of Butterflies Linkup

I finally started quilting this Kaleidoscope. So many days traveling but now there's a bit of time.

First lines quilted on kaleidoscope
With the deadline rapidly approaching, simple random lines will suffice. I'm alternating straight-ish and curvy lines. Finished is better.

When traveling, it's hard to keep up with my projects but it allows loads more time for reading blogs. Here are some butterfly patterns (and one moth) I found.
I started a Pinterest board to group these and other examples as they are found.

There's still some time to leave a comment on the Crafted Applique book giveaway.

Enjoy the day, Ann