A Closer Look, Part 4 – Project QUILTING Challenge Hooray for Spring

Happy Saturday everyone!  We have 10 more quilts we need to look at (9 are eligible for the Public Vote).  Enjoy!

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Quilter:  HeartSoulMindandStrength


Anticipation

Anticipation


Here in AuGres, MI it seems hard to believe Spring will arrive. Lately it seems the groundhog must have been an imposter! I know from years past, that Spring will arrive and so I created this wallhanging using reverse Machine Applique for the flower and machine applique for the dragonflies. The flower is peeking through the top fabric, just like flowers will finally start peeking through this fozen, white ground. Dragonflies always remind me of joy that comes with Spring and warmth, as they flit along the water. Anticipation is 21x17.5

Quilter: Moran Quilts


Dynamic vision

Dynamic Vision


Catherine from Moran Art and Quilts
Columbus, OH

My vision for this project started with this wonderful flower shape. I knew I wanted to use white and add some details with thread. For the background I chose beautiful batiks and just started piecing shapes together. In the process I'll cut the sewn shapes and sew them back together after turning them or I might cut on the diagonal to add some movement to the piece. After I'm satisfied with the background I'll add the applique. I added some details with a zigzag stitch in white and then decided it didn't stand out enough so added more in a purple thread. All in all I'm very pleased with the results and can't wait for spring! This piece is 19"x22.5"

Quilter: erinrebeccaz


new beginnings

new beginnings


this wall quilt, made to resemble a kite, is appx 13" X 13" and was lovingly made in my home in duncannon, PA. blogged here: wonkierthanthou.blogspot.com/2013/03/think-spring_25.html

i wanted to focus on hand embellishment for this challenge, and originally had plans to do a lot more, but i found out that hand embellishment is VERY time-consuming!!! i ended up doing beads and hand stitching around the swallows, and making "shisha mirrors" in each corner.

the swallows are an image i have loved for years (i actually have them tattooed on my body.) and i thought they were perfect for this project quilting challenge to celebrate spring, becuase the meaning of this image is "new beginnings." i thought the flying geese border would be a nice compliment to these birds in flight.

i still have a few chores to get done this morning before i go in to work tonight, so i decided to zig-zag stitch the edges rather than making a formal binding, but i actually kind of like the way it turned out!

i might eventually add a tail to make it look more like a kite, but right now i need to go to the grocery store :) thanks for reading!

Quilter: KateCC


Spring has Sprung!

Spring has Sprung!


Project Quilting Challenge 6- I really wanted to do something other than flowers... I kept going back to the idea of a spring- coiled, waiting to pop! So this is my version of the explosion of spring colors. I did not have enough pinks so I added corals which I really love- I actually think that it looks more like a watermelon! But still, bright and fun. The white was a last minute addition to the plan since it snowed yesterday as I made this! Spring snow. We actually got quite a bit!
Made in Littleton CO. 28" x 34".

Quilter: LyntheMuse


Leaping Lizards

Leaping Lizards


Layered fabrics of different colors, each layer is cut and sewn down to create a multi leveled piece. It is a traditional way of quilting in South America.
I live near Shelton Washington and have been quilting forever! I love trying new things and the gals in my Red Hat group (we are all quilters) got together and we all made one! I know there is a name for the process but I just can't think of it right now! Senior moment!

Quilter: liashandmades


In Bloom

In Bloom


Entry for Project Quilting, Season 4, Challenge 6 "Hurray For Spring"

I created a small wall hanging for this challenge. Daffodils are usually the first flowers to appear in our garden for spring and we have different variations and types.
The daffodils on this wall-hanging were created with the Kanzashi technique and yo-yo's. I free-motion-quilted the whole piece with my machine, which is something I've never done before and it shows in some of the not so round swirls. The stems were done in satin stitch, the bunch of leaves and grass were appliqued on with machine, then the daffodils were stitched on by hand. I also machine-stitched on the binding.

This piece was created in Heide, Germany with fabrics from my stash. It measures 33 x 44 cm (13 wide x 17 1/4" high) .

I'm blogging at liashandmades.blogspot.de

liashandmades.blogspot.de/2013/03/hurray-for-spring.html

Quilter:  Carlotta Jean


Preparing the Nest

Preparing the Nest


Preparing the Nest

Project QUILTING, Season 4, Challenge 6–Hurray For Spring!

Made by Carla in Dodge City, Kansas

www.createinthesticks.blogspot.com/

Size 37"x 51"
Baby Quilt

Time was not on my side this week and I had to design something I could sew on the go. English Paper Piecing was perfect. The hexagons are scrappy spring fabrics. Applique and machine embroidery were other techniques used. Quilting is a large zig zag both horizontal and vertical.

Quilter: tjtruesdale


Spring has Sprung in Rehab

Spring has Sprung in Rehab


My quilt is 60 x 60 and is made of a Jelly Rolls and 2 1/2 charm packs. This is actually the same material from my 1st quilt!!! And finished just in time and made in Rainy old SC. This has been a hard week for me and you can read about it and the quilt plus some @ fosteringothers.blogspot.com/?m=1. Thanks for doing this challenge. All my quilts gone to good homes already!!!

Quilter: TexasB13


Window with a View

Window with a View


Bluebonnets photo I took last Spring. Transferred onto printable fabric and cut into four sections. Framed window around photo sections, stitched in the ditch around photos, stitches around outside edge. My window with a view at the wildflowers.
(Had this idea all week, finally had time to start Saturday, learned a bit from this one...lol)

Barbara McBride
Cottonwood Shores, Texas

Texas B13 (Flkr.com)
(formerly, blooking)

 

Diane’s not eligible for prizes…but still take a ‘Closer Look’.

Quilter:  Diane Lapacek


Hello Spring???  created for Project Quilting Season 4 Challenge 6 Hurray for Spring

Hello Spring??? created for Project Quilting Season 4 Challenge 6 Hurray for Spring


I've been craving spring and spring to me (and Lapacek's Orchard) means apple blossoms, so I made a tree in full bloom. Hopefully we'll be seeing full bloom here about Mother's Day.

I started with hand dyes for the background, then added shreds of brown for a tree trunk and snippets of pinks and whites for the blossoms. I placed a piece of water soluble stabilizer on top and added lots of free motion machine quilting to hold all the little pieces in place, then wet everything to remove the stabilizer.

Finished size 13" x 14".
Created by Diane Lapacek in Poynette, WI.

TEN more fabulous quilts!  Maybe a few of these caught your eye?  Having a difficult time picking your three favorites for the public vote?  Hopefully these closer looks help – be sure to head over to the voting blog HERE to cast your vote for your three favorite quilts!

A Closer Look, Part 3 – Project QUILTING Challenge Hooray for Spring

I have to say – it wasn’t too long ago that I was wondering if Jared and I would ever have friends…or a life…  Well, it seems like it’s finally happening!  We’re taking the kids over to some friends house for pizza and euchre tonight!  Should be fun!  I think becoming friends on social networks with some of the folks I meet at the orchard during apple season takes the awkwardness out of me calling in January/February and asking if they still want to hang out like we talked about in September!  Anyway – before we go…let’s take a closer look at eight more of the quilts made for the ‘Hooray for Spring’ Project QUILTING Challenge!

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1. " Spring tree", 2. Celebrate Spring Purse, 3. Wisconsin Flowers, 4. Close up details, 5. Early Bird, 6. Table Runner, 7. Hello, Spring - Sally's Angelworks, 8. Scrappy Sunny Flower

 

Quilter: Lucky Duck Dreams


" Spring tree"

" Spring tree"


Hurray Spring! pillow case done! #projectquilting @persimondreams

Blogged here cyarnell.blogspot.com/2013/03/project-quiting-challenge6-...

Quilter: Shout4Joy


Celebrate Spring Purse

Celebrate Spring Purse


for Project Quilting, Season 4, Challenge 6

I started from an inspiration piece of fabric that my parents brought home from Hawaii, making a bright, happy Spring purse.

The applique of the Celebration Flower is done by fusible web and a scribble stitch, which also quilted the flower (only to the batting).

I adapted the pattern to make the purse more my own (gotta have pockets!) and I added a loop to the back so I can hang my keys on the purse (instead of losing them in the bottom of the bag).

I made this quilted purse project in Muskegon, Michigan :)

I blogged a bit more here: shout4joy-shouting.blogspot.com/2013/03/project-quilting-...

the purse was adapted from the pattern found here: www.allpeoplequilt.com/projects-ideas/bags-pillows/mini-m...

Quilter: Marcia’s Crafty Sewing & Quilting


Wisconsin Flowers

Wisconsin Flowers


Marcia Wachuta
Boscobel, Wisconsin
I created my Wisconsin Flowers table runner from scraps and strips.
I free style quilted the flowers and the swirls to make it look like flowers in the snow.
I posted about the creating of my table runner on my blog:marciascraftysewing.blogspot.com/2013/03/wisconsin-flower...

Quilter: sharonhuismith

Just Around the Corner

Just Around the Corner


The background fabric reminded me of snow falling - exactly what we had this week! My hopes of spring are the tulips and daffodils pushing their way up through the cold, bare ground. I embellished this whole fabric mini quilt with embroidery stitching and fabric scraps for grass and French knots for flowers. I couched thread around the border. I backed it with fabric that reminds me of a tree full of blossoms and brought it around to the front as a border. It inspired the title with a spring full of blooming flowers "just around the corner." I made it a double-sided quilt by embroidering tree branches in the midst of the blooms on the back side of the quilt. *I was also inspired by Annie Young's "The Listening Field"

Made in MI, measures 14 x 9.5"

New Techniques: whole cloth quilt, using fabric scraps to embellish, couching, double sided quilt, embroidery as the focal point

Quilter:  WaggonsWest


Early Bird

Early Bird


Project Quilting 4:6 Hurray Spring Challenge.
Better pictures to be posted tomorrow. As it is, I'm going to be 12 hours early! Yay.

St Louis, MO

twasbrilligand.blogspot.com/2013/03/early-bird-pq-46.html

Quilter:  WayMooreFunQuilts

Table Runner

Swing into Spring Table Runner


Here is Swing into Spring table runner and it's my way of welcoming the season to my kitchen! It is approx. 20" x 36" and was made in Tucson, Arizona. This is an original design and pattern that used up stash fabric. The floral appliques are fused then machine blanket stitched.

Quilter:  Sally Keller


Hello, Spring - Sally's Angelworks

Hello, Spring - Sally's Angelworks


This week's challenge had me inspired from several different places! I'm in love with washi tape, although I haven't splurged on any yet.

In my quilt this week, I wanted to make this fun washi tape look with different patterns in strips just at the bottom of the quilt.

I also used dotted fabric that I got in our Houston Modern Quilt Guild dotted fabric swap.
I used this quilt to practice some raw edged applique, some different free-motion quilting techniques, and some fun handwritten embroidery!! :)

This quilt is 25"x32" and made in Texas!!
See more closeups on my blog!!

blogged here

Quilter:  Quilt Chicken


Scrappy Sunny Flower

Scrappy Sunny Flower


16.5" square, made from leftover scraps and strips using Edyta Sitar's "Dresden Star" templates

I'm planning to use this pattern for a sunflower block exchange and decided this was a good opportunity for a sample block. This one is purposefully not sunflower colors! I was working from the scrap drawer - even the background is pieced from smaller stash scraps. The blanket stitch that holds down the flower is also the quilting.

My name is Trish Frankland and I live and quilt in Lodi WI.

 

Eight more fabulous quilts!  Maybe a few of these caught your eye?  Having a difficult time picking your three favorites for the public vote?  Hopefully these closer looks help – be sure to head over to the voting blog HERE to cast your vote for your three favorite quilts!

Grand Prize Winner for Season 4 of Project QUILTING

Every time a quilter made and entered a quilt into the six weekly challenges – their name was entered into the drawing for the final, Grand Prize.

  • 257 quilts were made during the last three months of Project QUILTING (and yes – it’s not even April yet!).

  • 77 quilters participated in at least one challenge

  • 20 of those quilters made a quilt for all six challenges (getting them an seventh opportunity to win)


Are you impressed yet?  I sure am – wow, wow, wow!  This season has completely blown me away!

Before I reveal who wins…let’s go over what they’re going to be taking home!

PRIZES!


dye candy grand prize

$25 to spend at Dye Candy

Home Sweet Home Quilt - Finished

$50 off long arm quilting of baby quilt or larger from Marcia’s Crafty Sewing & Quilting

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$20 to Fat Quarter Shop

Barb with her Home Sweet Home Quilt at Show N Tell

$50 gift certificate off registration to the 2013 Quilts by Barb Quilt Retreat

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Goodie bag from Fabric.com including $25 gift certificate to their online store!

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The girls where already in bed when I was ready for them to draw so I snuck upstairs (shhh…don’t tell Papa) and Capri drew the name…  IMG_6697Then, Cedi held the name and got her picture taken too just so it was fair.  There was no way I was going to go near Pip and mess her up for the night…sorry.

 

Yup – you saw it correctly!  The winner of the Season 4 Grand Prize for Project QUILTING is

Carlotta Jean!


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1. Squares with heart pillow2, 2. Trippin' in Aqua, 3. grow, 4. Cowboy Way, 5. Shine, 6. Preparing the Nest

Congrats Carlotta Jean!  Carlotta Jean was one of the 20 who completed a quilt for each of the six challenges.  I hope you enjoyed the challenges as much as I enjoyed having you participate!

 

Great job!

A Closer Look, Part 2 – Project QUILTING Challenge Hooray for Spring

It’s almost time for me to sit back, have some popcorn, a beer and enjoy a movie with the hubby.  But before I do…let’s take a closer look at eight more of the quilts made for the ‘Hooray for Spring’ Project QUILTING Challenge!mosaicf99408c624512c06734202476f1033016d4798f7
1. ROYGBIV, 2. Partly Sunny, 3. Spring Improv, 4. Blossoms & Blue Sky, 5. Tulips Project Quilting End of Season 4, 6. Project Quilting Spring Challenge, 7. Mom's Spring PQ Mug Rugs, 8. You are a seed -Proj Q #6

Quilter: mrswickman


ROYGBIV

ROYGBIV


This was made in Appleton, WI. When the challenge was posted I brought it to my sewing students the next day. They suggested I do something with a rainbow and a pot of gold. I said - ok!! So I went home and found in my stash strips already cut for some project I do not even remember. One of the strips was scrap from my daughters wedding quilt, one was scrap from a demo for school, rest I have no idea. Anyway, I have been sick all week with a terrible, nasty cold and have little energy for anything. But I made this in about 1 1/2 hours. I put the colors in order of ROYGBI, and the pot of gold is the gold thread I used. I had planned on making two so my husband and I would have two placemats, but I am too tired. SO, guess who gets her first placemat?? Camilla!! She received it last night.

Quilter: quiltsbylisa


Partly Sunny

Partly Sunny


Partly Sunny quilt (56" x 70") made in Ashland, Kentucky for Project Quilting Season 4 Challenge 6, Hooray for Spring.
This quilt uses bright yellows for springtime sunshine and greys and blacks for the stormy skies of spring and florals for the beautiful flower blooms that result. I used a pattern in the current issue of "Quick Quilts" for the block piecing. I did not follow the pattern for the layout, just turned the blocks until I liked how they looked. I have had these fabrics in my stash a long time and I'm so glad I finally made them into something I can use and enjoy.

Quilter: Quilties


Spring Improv

Spring Improv


Improvisationally pieced and embellished, this piece says spring to me because of the colors and floral themes. I sprinkled pretty little details across the surface like flowers sprinkled in a spring landscape.

12"x17" by Emma Thomas-McGinnis, Urbandale, IA.

Quilter: The Thimblemouse


Tulips Project Quilting End of Season 4

Tulips Project Quilting End of Season 4


"Tulips for Mom" - 14"x36-1/2" - Florida - I fell in love with Lori Holts "Bee in My Bonnet Row Along" (beeinmybonnetco.blogspot.com)
and one day hope to make the whole quilt...but couldn't resist her "tulips" - they make me think of Spring...how perfect for this last challenge of Season 4 for Project Quilting.

Quilter: SweetBoaterChick


Project Quilting Spring Challenge

Spring Retro Travel Bag


I made this bag for the Project Quilting Hooray for Spring challenge. What could be more springy then bright colors and getting ready for warm weather traveling. I designed this bag after one I saw on the Riley Blake website. I wanted to change up the dimensions a bit. I made a strip pieced outside then quilted it to cotton batting and Peltex. I did the same for the sides and bottom. The top has an exposed pink zipper. I added rectangle rings to guide the strap which is a long loop that wraps underneath the bag, through fabric tubes, and has an adjustable tab to shorten or lengthen the straps. It is fully lined with a fun green polka dot print and a green lime slice looking print. The bag measures at its widest 20 inches by 13 inches tall by 5.75" deep. I created my fun springy bag at my home in Lanoka Harbor, NJ. I am calling this my Spring Retro Travel Bag
sweetboaterchick.blogspot.com/2013/03/project-quilting-ch...

Quilter: SweetBoaterChick’s Mom – Rose


Mom's Spring PQ Mug Rugs

Mom's Spring PQ Mug Rugs


My mom, Rose, decided to jump on the the Project Quilting band wagon for this last challenge of the season. She pulled some fun springy colors from my stash and made two mug rugs. She backed them with a light green that has a shimmery dot on it and quilted them with wavy lines. Her Spring Mug Rugs measure 7"x 14". Rose, my mom, made these cheery mug rugs in Lanoka Harbor, NJ

Quilter: KrisTMJ


You are a Seed - Proj Q #6

You are a Seed


season 4 Challenge #6
Hooray for Spring
32 1/2" x 32 1/2" approx.
Pieced, applique, fused applique, fmq and echo quilting
Cori Dantini panel
blogged @ www.sewsunshine.blogspot.com
Made in Nebraska

 

 

 

Eight more fabulous quilts!  Maybe a few of these caught your eye?  Having a difficult time picking your three favorites for the public vote?  Hopefully these closer looks help – be sure to head over to the voting blog HERE to cast your vote for your three favorite quilts!

Seams Like a Dream Quilt Design–Grand Opening with a Giveaway!

One of my die hard Project QUILTERs', KateCC, emailed me to let me know that she and a friend were opening up a new website and asked if I would share it with you all – of course I would!  So – here’s Kate….

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Hi!  We are Kate and Libby from Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs and we would like to invite you to visit our brand new website, seamslikeadream.com starting on Wed, March 27th. It has some new patterns and some free tutorials.

And what is a new website launch party without presents?? If you visit the blog on the site, you can enter to win one of 10 prizes!

So, come visit with us and enter to win. Thanks for visiting!

I just stopped by their site and all I can say is WOW!  I saw it when it was still ‘bones’ and these two woman have put a lot of work into it and are doing a fantastic job!  Be sure to check it out, browse a bit and of course – enter to win some fantastic prizes!

You can find them on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest too!

row house runner

In order for them to add this amazing Row House Runner to the fantastic giveaway – Seams LIke a Dream NEEDS 150 Likes on Facebook!  So head over and help them out!

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My Favorite Block Quilt Along, Block 12 from Quilt Jane

It’s already time for another block!  I have to be honest – I still need to make Block 11 – I was slightly distracted by a zigzag quilt I randomly decided I had to finish.  BUT – if I can get Pip down easily for her nap AND have Cedi and Capri playing nicely together it’s definitely likely I’ll be able to work on Blocks 11 and 12 this afternoon!  Woo Hoo!

 

Let’s meet today’s designer – Jane Davidson of Quilt Jane!

 

What is your favorite thing about Quilt Alongs?

I just love to see how everyone has interpreted that pattern. How they have injected some of their personality in the completed quilt.

 

When you look at your quilts - what color do you seem to use the most of?

I always seem to sneak a bit of Turquoise or Lime into the project.

 

When you look at your fabric stash - what color do you seem to have the most of?

Surprisingly, I have not favoured one shade. I seam to have a good balance of all colours.


What other quilt alongs are you participating in in 2013?

The only QAL I will be going this year will be the scrappytrip. I modified the pattern a little to include curves. I seem to post many potential QAL ideas on instagram and create the patterns in EQ7 for them but don’t have the time this year.

Apples or oranges?

Mandarins

Favorite Number: 3

 

And now – it’s time…Quiltjane’s favorite block is the…

Pointy, Pointy Little Star


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Find out how to make this block by checking out QuiltJane’s blog post HERE!


 

Follow along with Jane on her online adventures:

 

MarchBlockQuilt

Here’s what a quilt would look like made of ‘Pointy, Pointy Little Star’ Blocks!  Loving it!

 

Make sure you add your Favorite Block Blocks to the Flickr Group when they’re done!  We want to see them!

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A Lovely Year of Finishes–End of March

There’s just a few days left to March – but I’ve FNISHED ALL of my goals for ‘A Lovely Year of Finishes’.  So – lets take a look at all the goals I set this My Buttonmonth.

Goal 1:  Project QUILTING, Challenge 5


FINISHED!

Local Foods Grow Strong Communities - ENTRY

Click on the picture above to read more on how my quilt ‘Local Foods Grow Strong Communities’ came to be.

Goal 2: Prepare Quilts for the Prairie Heritage Quilt Show and Competition.


FINISHED!

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I entered multiple quilts into the Prairie Heritage Quilt Show and Competition in Sun Prairie.  The show is next month and the quilts have to be dropped off on April 5th.  All the hanging sleeves are stitched on AND my labels are sewn on the back too!

Goal 3:  Baby Quilt


FINISHED!

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I’ll be gifting this quilt on Saturday and it’s all ready to go!

Goal 4:  Bind my 1930’s Repro Sampler Quilt


FINISHED!

1930s BOM Sampler from Fabrics n Quilts

My friend came for coffee last week and LOVED her quilt!  I’m so happy!

Goal 5: Project QUILTING, Challenge 6


FINISHED!

Bee in the Blossom - Project QUILTING, Season 4, Challenge 6

 

Five goals this month and five finishes.  I would say that’s a success!  Now I have to figure out what I want to accomplish in April.  Stop by on Monday, April 1st to see what I decide to challenge myself to during my Birthday month!

A Closer Look, Part 1 - Project QUILTING Challenge Hooray for Spring

It is that time again!  We all browse through the flickr group but may not take the time to read about each quilt that was made for the Project QUILTING Challenges.  I love these ‘Closer Looks’ because it reminds me that there’s more to a quilt than just what you see when you look at the picture – there’s a story behind it, an inspiration, a new technique, a journey.

 

And with that – let’s take a closer look at eight of the quilts made for the ‘Hooray for Spring’ Project QUILTING Challenge!mosaicd11f1e544406b616515760115dd02eaaff6674a3
1. Quilt 16 - Is It Spring Yet - Nursing Home #4 - Front, 2. Tweet Dreams Baby Quilt detail, 3. Texas Wildflowers, 4. When Clematis Bloom, 5. Rain Drops Keep Falling, 6. Sing In Spring, 7. PQ 4 CH 6, 8. Early Spring

 

Quilter: Slightly Off Quilter


Quilt 16 - Is It Spring Yet - Nursing Home #4 - Front

Is It Spring Yet?


Spring to me means pastel colors and flowers and blue skies ! Though being in NY our first say of spring still looks an awful lot like winter still =[ I have to say that I honestly think that this is probably my favorite finish to date. I just love how it came out and I have to admit that I want to keep this one to myself LOL but as my husband said, #1 we do not need a small lap quilt nor do we have any expecting friends or family who could use a baby quilt, and #2 it is bound to make some wonderful lady at the nursing home a VERY happy wonderful lady. He sure does know that I love making others happy far more then I like to make myself happy. Is part of why I love him so much !

I used the tube quilt technique found over at A Bright Corner. This tutorial was so easy to follow that my son is actually is using it to make his very own first quilt with ! Will post pictures of that once he gets the top pieced together !

The fabrics came from my stash and I actually used a small fat quarter bundle and used my accu-quilt to cut it into strips instead of a jelly roll because I just loved these fabrics together.

I quilted the colored triangles with free handed ( meaning I did not mark the quilt first ) free motion designs. The blue is done with a frond / leaf type design and the pink is done with radiating spiral swirls. I have to admit it was terrifying and exhilarating all at the same time

I filled the white spaces with stippling to match the fabric ( it is a white on white stipple design fabric )

The backing is flannel and it could not have been a more perfect match for this quilt ! I used some solid pink from my stash for binding.

I know that most of those that enter Project Quilting have years more experience then my mere 4 months but I enjoy participating and learning to challenge myself while learning. I also have to admit that seeing the other entries each challenge leave me in awe and inspired to push my own comfort levels, so while I may not win the challenge, I still consider myself a winner to myself for having the courage to enter into the fray with the amazing quilters that do as well !

This quilt will be sent off to my mom to give away to one of her residents at the nursing home next week. I know someone is going to have a very happy easter !

Title : Is It Spring Yet ?

Finished : March 20, 2013 ( I know it says the picture was taken in 2009 but my camera resets the date every time I change the batteries and I never remember to reset it lol )

Made in Dover Plains, NY

I have entered the challenges previously as Feeding The Dogs ( challenge # 1 LaLa and # 4 Modern Country ) , due to some unfortunate technical and hacking incidents I needed to change some things around and am now Slightly Off LOL

slightlyoffquilter.com/

 

Quilter: ForQuiltsSake 


Tweet Dreams BabyQuilt

"Tweet Dreams"


Made by Pam Geisel of For Quilts Sake in Yellow Springs, Ohio, Mar. 2013 for Project Quilting Season 4, Challenge 6, "Hurray for Spring."

30" x 30"

My creative process and how I made it:

For this quilt I cut six hand-dyed pastel fat quarters so I had six 5" squares (finished size) and pieced them together.

I made five flowers with stems and a sweet little bird that I machine appliqued with a variegated pastel rainbow thread.

I quilted 'x'es through the top four rows of squares then echo quilted around the flowers and birds using the same variegated pastel rainbow thread.

The backing fabric is yellow with orange, green, blue and purple butterflies on it. The binding is pieced with the hand-dyed pastel fabric.

For more info visit my blog at:
forquiltssake.blogspot.com/2013/03/tweet-dreams-baby-quil...

 

Quilter: Isabella’s Whimsy


Texas Wildflowers

Texas Wildflowers


Hooray for Spring! I don't know any people who look forward to their spring wildflowers than Texans look forward to bluebonnets! Every spring families and friends troop out to the flowers, plunk themselves down (after scaring away the rattlesnakes), smile and say "Cheese" (or "Howdy") for the traditional bluebonnet photos.

For the Project QUILTING Season 4, Challenge 6: Hooray Spring, I used a picture from last spring as the inspiration for this 12' X 14" wall quilt. This is the first project that I have totally used the machine, except for finishing the binding. So, even though the machine quilting is very simple, it's a good beginning.

Where was this made, you say? Well, deep in the heart of Texas!

 

Quilter: Debbie in SC


When Clematis Bloom

When Clematis Bloom


When Clematis bloom for Project Quilting Table runner is 16" by 30". machine appliqued with some decorative stitching on the blooms. I was inspired by my favorite Clematis vine from my garden. Lots of machine quilting in the center for texture.

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Quilter: Pastor Katie Bishop


Rain Drops Keep Falling

Rain Drops Keep Falling


So I have a love-hate relationship with rain. I love the new life it brings - both outside my house and in as I have time to tidy up, snuggle up, and rest up!

But I hate the way my German Shepherd, hubby, and daughter Eden track mud everywhere!
And that I can't go outside without getting soaked.
And that it ruins any chance of the park.

But either way, when I think of spring, I think of RAIN!

So here is my daughter Eden, going for a walk in the rain. (In real life she rarely uses an umbrella! She loves the rain!).

I like the purple/green fabric for the background to give a different color for the rainy sky and the added threading on the bottom to make puddles.

This project is 8.5 x 13 and made in Brunswick, MD

 

Quilter: vroomansquilt


Sing In Spring

Sing In Spring


I used a method of flip-n-sew to quilt a cross stitch of seasonal birds setting up housekeeping in our blooming orchard. Added bead work and specialty stitching and hand quilting for finishing. The process can be found here:
vroomansquilts.blogspot.com/2013/03/hurrah-spring.html

"Sing in Spring" created by Sharon V at VroomansQuilts in Schoharie NY - finished size 12.5" sq.

 

Quilter: Cotton N Lace


PQ 4 CH 6

Hooray For Summer


By Amanda Reid South Africa
Size; 14.5"x16"
In South Africa we going into our Autumn now..but even still we have fields of Cosmos flowers blooming in Spring..Summer and now..Autumn...travelling along the roads is just a mass of cherise pink and white either side.
This is my first time doing Confetti quilting (have scissor blisters!)..lots of cutting bits and pieces but for the last challenge why not give it a go!...The sky is fabric painted blue bits with a white voile material which is folded and kinked then quilted...the mountains are a batik fabric..oh..the hair!!..that's some lumpy kind of wool that I stitched by hand here and there and a bit of material glue..the eye is stuck on too!

 

Quilter: Rutigt


Early Spring

Early Spring


Project Quilting, challenge "Hurray For Spring"!
We still have winter and snow. I sew a wall hanging quilt and called it "Early Spring", cause it feels like spring is so far away this year. So this quilt is the nearest spring I am now :) The quilt is 15" x 15".
Gun A, Alunda, Sweden

 

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