Saturday, January 26, 2019

Attempting to contact the winner

I have started to try to contact the winner. Will keep you posted. Piecefully, Joanne

Monday, January 21, 2019

Black and White sophistication or just a great combo?

Carla at Creatin' in the Sticks has set up this great Blog Hop to start off the year. 

I decided to use one of my test quilt tops for my entry. The quilt pattern I am using is called Modern Churn and was designed by Tammy of Tamarinis Quilts (here). She has kindly offered a paper copy of the pattern to be given out to someone who leaves a comment on this post. I will draw the winners name at noon on Friday January 25th. 

I did straight line quilting to finish this off. My stash of black with white and white with black is fairly extensive so used Kona Black for my background and a selection of white with black prints for my "churns"

My finished quilt is a good size. Hubby had to stretch to hold it off the ground.

Please make sure you visit the other bloggers on this hop to see what they have created for the Black and White Blog Hop. And remember to leave a comment if you want to be in the draw for the paper copy of the pattern. Piecefully, Joanne

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Finally a New Year and a New Post

To say that the last days of 2018 were difficult would be a mild understatement. I am still recovering and likely will be for a while. My best friend and quilting buddy passed away unexpectedly on December 21st. There is one giant hole in my heart. We first got to know each other as work colleagues and then as friends and finally as quilting buddies.
So while I could not do anything that required focus I did stitch together a couple of quilt tops.

These Half Square Triangles have been lurking in the sewing room for sew long I can barely remember the original quilt they came from. The dark is a navy blue cotton and the prints are from drapery sample books that were given to our Scrapbag Quilters group. The samples were 100% cotton so I washed them and then used them. This quilt top is roughly 39" square. For my quilt guild this year I am doing a program I call Totally Triangular. Each month I am showing something different do to with those lovely waste/bonus triangles we all seem to have. Or at least some of us have. I am hoping to get back on track soon and to be posting more regularly. Piecefully, Joanne

Linking with Cynthia at Oh Scrap! (here)