Wednesday, June 22, 2016

One in a minion QAL pattern testing

Back in January the news broke of several new QAL's (quilt-a-longs) coming up on the Fandom in Stitches group, and the call was put out for pattern testers.  Having a serious minion lover at my house, so I could hardly pass up the opportunity!  We LOVED getting each new pattern to test :)  Kudos to Jennifer Rowles (Playful Piecing) for her awesome designs.  So glad I got to be a part of it!

Patterns are 12 inches finished.

There were also several patterns we opted NOT to make including

News also broke at the end of this project that there will be a Minion Design Invitational

so we saved up our space for our last block to choose one from those designs!  Keep your eyes open to find out which one we choose!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Hunger Games Update

I pulled out this project which I started last year and got back to the grind of sewing the districts.  I'm proud to say I've officially (officially?) finished them finally and now have started on working on layout and extras.  I still have the 4 mockingjay insignia's to work on as well as Katniss's bow and arrows.  Here's the new squares...

District 10 Livestock

This a redo of District 6 Transportation (I like the monochromatic much better)

I'm not sure I like how this came out as the colors I chose don't translate well, so it may be redone at a later date.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

C3PO, R2D2, and a Tie Fighter - Star Wars

It's been a hot minute since I've updated.  With the arrival of summer (and SUNSHINE!) I've been trying to spend more time getting a little natural vitamin D, but I've also been hard at work working on multiple projects.  I started this Star Wars quilt earlier this year when fandom in stitches ran it's Star Wars Invitational, and have already done BB8, Yoda, the Death Star and a collection of light sabers.It's coming along beautifully!  During this past month I've added this bunch!

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Into the Woods - Broadway Series

Being a lover of all things musical, I pattern tested the Oklahoma quilt square earlier this year for Katie Olson's Broadway quilt, and then offered to test another of her patterns in this series called Into the Woods (which I love the music to!)  I have plans down the road to work on all of these patterns (which you can see here), but for now here is this little beauty.  Size is 10 inch square finished and I'll warn you it's a full 5 star experience.  Lots of pieces, lots of lining up, not for the faint of heart.

This pattern hasn't been released yet, but I'll update as soon as it is.