Things have been buzzing here at the Quilt Cave!
Are you all ready to see some of my last week in photos?
My blogging friend Randy at Barrister's Block recently hosted a pin cushion swap.
I thought I would try it out, since:
1. I have NEVER made a pin cushion.
2. It's fun to interact with like minded artists across the country.
3. It was a challenge I issued myself to participate in online gigs like this one!
I was honored to receive my package of goodies from another blogging friend,
Wendy who blogs at The Constant Quilter. You can see the wonderful pincushion(s)
and goodies she sent me here. Thanks again Wendy!
So, to my surprise when Randy sent out our swap partners mine was revealed to be none other
than Jan of Rogue Quilter!
Now, anyone who has read Jan's blog KNOWS that she is an EXPERT at mini quilts and wool
projects. And, to be honest, after Randy and Jan's reveals of their mini quilt challenge/swap
here and here between each other, I was somewhat intimidated!
I mean, here is this amazing miniature fiber artist making AMAZEBALL works that I can only dream of doing.........what on earth did I get myself into?????? LOLOLOL
Well, after a few e-mails back and forth between Jan and myself, I came up with a color scheme, and decided to attack miniature work for her pin cushion. Jan has received her pin cushion and, thankfully, she likes it!
So, here it is...............
Jan's pin cushion ala her colors and repro fabrics:
purple, cheddar, and a little bit of black.
Definitely NOT perfect, but, I am pulling the Amish card here! LOL
I knew I wanted to make some stars.....and the cheddar worked perfectly here.
A 9 patch HAD to be involved somewhere......right???
Yep, this came together well.
I have to admit Jan, it does look like a Halloween color theme to me!
That doesn't mean I don't like it! I was going outside my
box and working with a color pallet I had never worked with before.
We ALL need to challenge ourselves from time to time!
Don't become stale!
I was honored to be a part of this swap Randy, Wendy, and Jan!
Thank you ALL for your enthusiasm!
This quilt top was completed this past week at the Quilt Cave.
I have had the blocks done for a few weeks, but, I have been
working so much, there was no time to put it together.
This pattern is found in:
Fons&Porter's Quilting Quickly
I really love the looks of it!
Super scrappy and easy to throw together.
And, it uses a ton
of 2.5" strips which I have a plethora of!
Speaking of scraps.............
My friend Ann of Attic Threads & Quilts
has designed another mystery for all of us to
is the name of the quilt and is
debuting on her blog right now!
I am in the midst of cutting and sewing the first clue.
I opted to do this quilt for Quilts of Valor.
I am using patriotic 10 inch squares, red 2.5" strips for the background.
and yellow for my shocker fabric.
I highly encourage you all to play along!
I visited Quilts of Valor, Eastern Missouri this past week.
I just wanted to show you all that the block drive quilts are
still going strong!
Lori at Humble Quilts
released the second clue in her sew along,
Pictured above is clue 1 completed.
I am honored to be the guest speaker at the
in Ballwin, Missouri
October 25, 2016!
Please follow THIS LINK
for further information!
I would love to meet you there!
My calendar for 2017 is already filling up!
If your guild is looking for someone to come
speak and share with them,
here I am!
Please contact me via e-mail on the upper right portion of my blog page.
Yes, I do travel! LOL
Valentino is interested in more scraps!
This was a HUGE, GINORMOUS, BOUNTIFUL haul of wonderful scraps
donated to me by Deborah via her friend Jessica this past week.
I met Deb at the Lake of the Ozarks this past May when
I visited with the Draggin' Thread Guild.
She asked me then if I took in scraps from others........
YES! YES! YES! I DO!!!
Here is some of the scrap organization in progress.
Getting close to being done with this one.
There are some really beautiful fabrics here!
Thanks again Deborah!
These will all be used to the best of my abilities!
Enjoy your week!
I know I will enjoy mine with scraps!
Valentino will too!
Keep on quilting!
Thanks for all of the encouragement!
Kevin the Quilter