Sunday, June 16, 2019

A Scrappy Happy Holidays Mystery QAL: Block 6

A Scrappy Happy Holidays Mystery Sew Along Block 6 by Thistle Thicket Studio.
We're over the halfway hump for this sew along - can you believe it! I enjoyed designing and making this "Get Lit" block so much and hope that those of you participating will enjoy it too.

A Scrappy Happy Holidays Block 6 - Get Lit by Thistle Thicket Studio.
As you can see, I've made five blocks and stung them together, just like lights on a Christmas tree. These are my three versions. (It was a miracle I got a photo of these with our western Kansas breeze!)

I made the background rectangles that will be cut into triangles extra large so that you can have a generous overlap on each end. The blocks can then be squared up easily without risk of the background being to short on one side. (Hope that makes sense!)

It may take longer to cut out the fabric for these blocks than it does to sew them - so easy peasy! Happy Sewing!


NOTE: The pattern is not included in the post. The pattern is provided by email to those participants registered for 'A Scrappy Happy Holidays Mystery Sew Along'. Registration for this sew along has closed.

Friday, June 7, 2019

At The Seashore with Moda

I've been a little MIA the past few weeks but I'm back and ready to head to the seashore with Moda Bake Shop! YES, it's that time of year again - time for the MBS summer quilt-along! As you can see (or sea), this year's QAL has an ocean/beach theme. That's definitely exciting for this land-locked Kansan!

I won't be able to participate throughout the entire QAL this year but I've designed a block that will be posted later this summer on the Moda Bake Shop website. And I'll be sharing how I used my block here on my blog at the same time. Until then, be sure to visit the Moda Bake Shop website where they started posting details this week on fabric, settings, etc.

Moda Bake Shop At The Seashore Advertisement in American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine.
In a side note, an advertisement on the QAL was in the latest issue of American Patchwork and Quilting that featured all the MBS Chefs that are participating in the QAL. What a fun surprise! (That's me second row, third from left)

Gulf of Mexico near Goat Island. Photo by Thistle Thicket Studio.
I'm ready for some toes in the sand, warm weather at the beach kind of vacay. It's been a couple of years since I've been to the beach and it was cold and windy. Hopefully, your time 'At The Seashore' will be a fun adventure!