Saturday, March 24, 2018

Aurifil March Designer of the Month Block


Aurifil Thread Designer Of The Month Block Of The Month
March Designer
Jo Avery
www.mybearpaw.com

Each month Aurifil has a different Designer create a block for there BOM! 
 You can find this month’s interview and block by Jo Avery






My block is made with Flutter and Cotton & Steel scraps of basics.

Each month if you link a picture of your block with the monthly post you have a chance to win FREE thread.  That’s right Pat Sloan gives 12 free spools away each month!

I have a few more blocks to catch up.  Things have been crazy at my house but are starting to calm down now.  My daughter has had her baby Sarah Elizabeth Proctor and Lilly is learning to be a big sister.







Being a Grandma just gets more wonderful each one you get!
Hugs to you all!
Lisa

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Hideaway Quilt


I was so excited when Fat Quarter Shop invited me to participate in AGF Stitched with Kimberly
When I began working on the project my thought was to use this beautiful fabric and make my new granddaughter who was due April 1, 2018 a grand quilt.




These blocks are super easy for a beginner and the quilt pattern is available for free.  

The  Hideaway Quilt Video with Kimberly Jolly is available to help you!

The AGF Stitched Quilt for this Thursday
 is the Hideaway 
with a FREE Pattern!

Along with the pattern, the Fat Quarter Shop has the Hideaway Quilt Kit and matching Backing Set that features Capsules Nest by AGF Studios for Art Gallery Fabrics. The Quilt Kit features the Capsules Nest Make-A-Wish Panel that truly delightful for any child.  All the blocks on the panel showcase the animal themes that are featured throughout the collection.





After quilting the last 7 years this panel is one of my favorites 
(I am buying a few extra’s for future baby quilts)!





Then look at this print!



Yes, I did actually got the quilt top finished!
Piecing done with Aurifil 50 wt. thread!




I was even quilting this one myself!
I was doing so well straight line quilting with Aurifil 50 wt. thread!
2600 Dove
Ahead of schedule
but then!





Somebody decided she wasn’t waiting 3 more weeks to be born!

Quilting has been put on hold because I am at the hospital writing this post!


Meet the newest member of our family, 
Sarah Elizabeth Proctor
born on Pie Day,
 March 14, 2018, 
at 10:40 am, 
9 lbs 10 ozs, 20 inches long


Isn’t she beautiful!
Thank you Fat Quarter Shop and Art Gallery Fabrics for the opportunity!
This quilt will be well used!
Hugs everyone! Lisa

Friday, March 9, 2018

Spelling Bee Sew Along Week 23


The Spelling Bee Book is by Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet and features complete instructions for 100 letter, number, punctuation and picture blocks in two sizes plus 18 quilt projects!

The Sew Along features 88 of the blocks from the Spelling Bee Book! 

Lasting 44 weeks, the Fat Quarter Shop Sew Along will feature 2 blocks from the book each week. 

Check each week at the 


It is Week 23, my name is Lisa and I have Capital R!

Welcome to Spelling Bee Saturday!




“R” is for Rotary Cutter!

I am very excited that the cutting and sewing instructions are easy!
The block went together quickly!
  I plan to sew up the other letters to spell out my husbands name for a quilt.  



Fabrics 
Lori Holt, Modern Minis is the blue - Riley Blake Designs
Lori Holt, Bee Background is the white - Riley Blake Designs

Thread
Aurifil 2600 Dove

Suggestions
1. Buy a set of 
Alphabitties when you order the book!

2.  After making the R, I added a 2 1/2” border on all 4 sides!



Have a Roaring good Saturday!
Thank you for dropping in! Lisa

This book is a must have for every quilter’s library!
Check out #SpellingBeeSaturday on Instagram to keep up with the fun!

Now back to the 

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Sign up you blog for a fun blog hop

Sign ups are open
Where Flowers Bloom blog hop 
over at Creatin in the Sticks with Carla this June!


If you love to create check it out!
I’ll be there!
Hope to see you there!  Lisa

The Granddaughter is due on my birthday but I don’t think she will wait that long!




Saturday, March 3, 2018

Book Review Stitch Camp

Book Review



Stitch Camp , by Nicole Blum and Catherine Newman, I found it at the public library the other day and liked that it had a variety of projects to do.  So I checked it out!  It is a delightful book and great projects for young and old.  It has great photography and very colorful.  The project instructions are well written and are targeted at things everyone might like.  My daughter is 36 weeks pregnant and on total bed rest so this is just what she needed to find something to do.


After digging around looking for where I put the felt I had stashed away.  She enjoyed choosing colors, zippers, and digging through my button collection.  It kept her busy for an afternoon and taught her something!


Nomatter what your Monster looks like it is fun to just create something!  Take your mind off your problems for a little while. Other projects I personally like are the key chains, and the bracelets!  I would recommend this book for anyone looking into something crafty to do.  Most everything for the projects can be purchased at Walmart or found around the house.

Stop by your local library or find the book at a local bookstore!

Thank you for following along.  Hopefully after the baby is born I will have more time to blog.  I have had a lot of fun taking care of my 10 months old granddaughter, but boy at the end of the day, I am tired! 
Please put my daughter Ashley in your prayers for a healthy baby and momma!

Hugs Lisa