Um, Mr. Bunny you were suppose to show the whole quilt not just the back! Let's see if I can get a better quilt holder!
Sophie does a much better job showing off a quilt. She was happy to hold it and put a smile on her face while doing it!
We had a change of plans for Sunday when it turned out Jenny, Brian and the girls could come down for a visit. So Saturday night I stayed up working on my Halloween inspired Shadow Box Mini for the Quilt Along.
Here's one of the layouts I tried. I'm not sure why I didn't use this one but I did make changes to it. One reason this was easy for me to do is I used an old Charm Pack I had. Some of the fussy cut blocks wiped out the entire square but most of the squares I was able to also cut some smaller blocks out of for the stash.
Once I picked out my charm pack (and a couple of other fabrics that happened to go with the charm pack) it was on to cutting and sewing. It went surprisingly fast. Then I sashed the blocks and added matching borders and on to batting it up. I found an orange backing fabric and a small, fairly flat piece of batting which I used. Because it was getting later and later, I decided to just quilt lines down and across the quilt. I even got the first side of the binding on before I gave up and went to bed! But, I was up early and was able to finish the binding.
With the kids and grands here right after we got back from church and leaving after dinner, I forgot to take pictures. The sun was sinking in the west when I took these pictures. Hum, does that light tan fabric look yellowish to you? Well, it shouldn't!
If you want to make your own Shadow Box Mini quilt go to Studio Dragonfly for the directions. And, you can spend a bit of time checking out the other Shadow Box minis made for this event. Here's a list of participating quilters. I'm looking forward to seeing what folks did with their minis.
Jen Rosin at A Dream and a Stitch
Janice Holton at Color, Creating and Quilting
Debora Exum at Studio Dragonfly
Amanda Everest at Quiltologie
Susan Arnold at Quilt Fabrication
Bonnie Stapleton at Institches with Bonnie (You are here!)
Jennifer Fulton at Inquiring Quilter
Jennifer Strauser at Dizzy Quilter
Joanne Harris at Quilts by Joanne
Anja Clyke at Anja Quilts
Mary Schuberg at Needled Mom
Now for my regular Monday blog info -- my goals! Eee, not such a great job getting these things done.
August 29, 2016
Continue sewing rows of RWB together√
Put books away on shelves√ some done, more to do
Begin sewing another block for Christmas Favorites NADA—hoping this week will see some more action
Work on Mini Quilt Along√ done
Work on Alaska Blocks nothing done on this one either
Sept 5, 2016
Make 2 purse blocks for FCQ Equilter
Work on Christmas Favorites
Prep for and attend Stack N Whack class
Finish RWB to flimsy stage
Embroider snowman block
I am so close to finishing the RWB. I think I have 2 very short rows to finish. I've sewn the top half together and the bottom half until the missing rows. So this should be very doable. I had to take it off the design wall today because something else was put up. I'll be sharing it with you in a couple of weeks.
That's it for me now. If you still want to spend some quality time being inspired by other quilters check out these linky parties! Monday Making should be back this week and Main Crush Monday always has a lot of great inspiration. (Neither of these are posted because I am, gasp!, a head of schedule.
I'll come back in the morning and create links to these two linky party. Linked up and ready to party!)
Have a fun day off...at least I hope those of you who are still working get the day off to enjoy more quilting or family and friends time. Heck, maybe you can squeeze in both activities! We're headed to a block party in the evening. I still need to figure out what I want to bring to the pot luck.
Happy Quilting All! Bonnie