It’s time to share What I Made for What I Made Monday! Share a link at the bottom of the post to show everyone what you made, too.
It’s official! The 2019 Island Batik Ambassadors have been introduced over at the Island Batik blog (NOTE: just before I hit publish, I learned that they took the post down to reformat it–so if the link doesn’t work, check back later!), and several of us have started posting the unboxing of our ambassador packages. I’ve had the privilege of meeting several ambassadors in person, and have collaborated online with others–and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to work alongside them all!
I started my own Pretty Piney Quilts YouTube account just for the occasion. Be kind, I’m new to video editing and this is my first voice-over, too. Look at all of those fun surprises from Island Batik, Accuquilt, Hobbs, and Aurifil!
The Turnabout Patchwork blog hop is in full swing. I posted my Flying Flags pillow and Houndstooth baby quilt already, and I’m leaving the giveaway open for a while–so there’s still time to visit and enter to win a copy of the Turnabout Patchwork e-book and a pattern from Teresa’s Etsy shop.
Visit all of the other blogs (linked in both of my blog hop posts) for more chances to win prizes!
Yay! More than 20% of the blocks have been finished!
Art Quilt Club–Group Quilt
The Art Quilt Club that meets at our local quilt shop (The Village Quilter in Mount Holly, NJ) has divided up a work of art for the members to create a collaborative quilt.
Each of us has a page-sized section to create and quilt, leaving a seam allowance for joining with the others. I have one of the center pieces, which means I have to be hyper-aware of the lines that carry over into the adjoining blocks. I pulled out my snazzy lightbox to trace some of the most important bits directly onto fabric.
I picked up my project for the Text It! blog hop to start stitching down the appliques. I opted to use raw-edge applique for the cotton bit, and ended up working with a machine blanket stitch for the wool lettering. I’m a little out of practice, but it’s coming back to me. Luckily (maybe) I’m going to add hand-stitching around the lettering that should camouflage some of my, ahem, special design features.
Plans for This Week
I plan to keep working on the Matisse quilt and finish the Text It! appliques. I’ve also got to pick out the perfect perle cotton to outline those letters.