Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Holiday Lane Blog Hop

This blog hop has skipped right through Thanksgiving and now we are headed on to Christmas. The pattern for this pillow can be found for free here if you would like to make one. 

This is the original Holiday Lane Pillow

I took some liberties with mine, replacing the black background with a blue and silver snowy print and i also used it for the trim. I moved the trees around and added some cuties I cut out from a Christmas print. 

Santa's Sleigh being pulled by a cat riding a reindeer (like the do)


Puppies writing letters to Santa 

Pillow came together quickly although I may have over stuffed mine.
Here are the other participants in the hop today.....Hop on over to see theirs.....

Wednesday November 28
Peach Patch Quilts You Are Here!

Also I am giving away a festive fat quarter prize.....
To participate be a follower and leave a comment on the blog hop....
Here are the goods.....

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Fall Finish Up -WIP

My UFO list of out of control. I am trying to chop it down by the end of the year. No new projects until I have finished at least half of these.....Here is what I have.....Finished some in the process of writing this long post!


Knotted Thread Hurricane Sandy Blocks: DONE!!! & Mailed
Original Post Here

Blogger's Block of the Month September (3) & Margaret's Hope Chest Blocks: Fun in the Middle Blocks: DONE!!!!
For Me

For Margaret's Hope Chest - Mailed

Blogger's Block of the Month October (3) / Churn Dash Block: DONE!!!
Scrappy Stash QAL: Ellison Lane: DONE!!!

Holiday Lane Pillow Blog Hop - Need to hand stitch applique pieces, and sew trim and backing.

Marin's Quilt - Need to piece backing, quilt and bind

Ian's Quilt - Need to complete quilting and bind

Gabby's Stars - Need to complete piecing, baste, quilt and bind.

Postage Stamp Quilt -  Need to complete piecing, baste, quilt and bind.

Stars On Black Quilt

Stars on Pastel Quilt

Mamie's Quilt

Blogger's Block of the Month November (3) / Big and Little Block

Paru's Baby Quilt

Michelle's Quilt

Ellie's Quilt

Aaron's Flannel Quilt

Super Mario Quilt for Evan

Aaron's Quilt

Linking it up to Freshly Pieced
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Blogger Block Of The Month - November

Today is the third installment of Blogger Block of The Month. Presenting  today's block is Jennifer of Ellison Lane Quilts She has made a great tutorial on a fussy cut block. It looks like a picture window to me but I will leave the naming to her.   
       I apologize for the late post today. I am on the west coast and am all screwed up! I didn't think to pick out a give away goodie before I left for the week. So the give away will be a gift certificate this week from  the The Fat Quarter Shop. $10 gift certificate to the winner to spend however your heart desires. Give away open until Give away will be open until midnight Thanksgiving Eve Wed 11/21/12. To qualify you must be a follower of  the blog and leave a comment with your favorite Thanksgiving dish.

Here is a list of all the participants
Sept 15th 2012
Carin & Carol
Oct 15th 2012
Nov 15th 2012
Jennifer M
Dec 15th 2012
Jan 15th 2013
Feb 1st 2013
Jennifer I
Feb 15th 2013
Mar 15th 2013
Nicole K
April 1st 2013
Apr 15th 2013
May 15th 2013
June 15th 2013
July 15th 2013
Nicole N
Aug 15th 2013
Here is a button you can grab and put on your blog to make sure you don't miss a single post.

Peach Patch Quilts

I have also started a Flickr group to show off all the pretties you make.
Blogger Block Of The Month Flickr Group

If you would like to donate any blocks you make during this blog hop please mail them to the address below.
Donated blocks will be sewn into quilts for Margaret's Hope Chest.

Peach Patch Quilts
P.O. Box 0012
Sullivan, WI 53178

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Scrappy Stash Quilt Along At Ellison Lane

Jennifer at Ellison Lane host a scrappy stash quilt along. Although I did not need another project to add to my massive list of to do's I started this quilt. I made a couple blocks but didn't think that I would get this finished. 

Once I got started I was hooked and the blocks started coming together quickly when I was doing them assembly line style. I decided to keep the feel of a traditional log cabin block by sorting the scraps into lights and darks. The layout I decided on was a fields and furrows pattern highlighting the lights and darks.

Quilt grew and grew and turned out like this lovely. My trusty quilt holder helped me capture some pictures of the finished top.

I struggled with the backing and I honestly bought about 3 different backings. I ended up finding a batik backing that was way more expensive that I would normally spend (12 bucks a yard!!!!!!) I caved cause it was on a little discount but it still was more than $10 bucks a yard and it looked AWESOME with the quilt. And I figured since the front was scraps and technically I didn't buy any fabric for this quilt that I could splurge on the backing.

I kept it very simple in the quilting. Just straight lines from one side to another at random angles. It quilted up very quickly and I finished it up with a green stripey binding straight cut. Here are a couple more pictures of the beauty.

Pay no attention to the man behind the quilt. Woo Hooo look at those seeeeexy legs. He was working night shift and was not happy about the quilt holding request. PS this is why I married a tall man, get over it! I am linking up my quilt here! Still working on a name.....rainbow sherbet quilt, water colors quilts? I'm open to suggestions.....

Monochromatic log cabin blocks
8.5" Squares
6 squares by 6 squares
finished up at 48" x 48"