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Friday, October 14

Folk Art Quilted Traditions Blog Hop

Today is my turn to present a project for Suzy Webster's blog hop, made with a pattern from her awe inspiring and fabulous book "Folk Art Quilted Traditions".


Folk Art Quilted Traditions Table Topper

When I first saw the cover of Suzy's book, I got so excited!  I love Folk Art and I love color!  The patterns and projects inside are beautiful and inspiring.  Suzy created them as a celebration of her Hungarian heritage.  They also remind me of Scandinavian designs, like you would see in Norwegian rosemaling.   

There are projects here of every size, so it's a snap to find one you love.  You can even do what I did and make something great using just one block of the twelve block designs.  (Mine is block pattern number 5).  

Suzy is an Island Batik Ambassador and batiks are the perfect fabrics to use for these patterns.  So that's what I used, with a birch bark fabric background.



Suzy includes full instructions on how to create the appliques.  If you know me, then you can probably guess how I created mine.  :)  I used the "Crafted Applique" technique for no-fray, washable appliques.  After layering the quilt sandwich, I used a simple straight stitch and sewed around the appliques and then echo stitched around the outside of each flower.  This way, part of the quilting was already done.
 
Folk art motif ironed on and ready to sew!
 
Stitching on the appliques

Sewing on the last flower - the appliques held up really great.
Getting ready to quilt the background fabric.

For the quilting, I used a Frixion pen to draw a half inch diagonal grid on the background fabric. The lines disappear when heated with the iron.  (Use these pens with caution, because they sometimes take the dye out of dark fabrics.)

Ta Da!
Folk Art Quilted Traditions Table Topper

Blog Hop Schedule

I've been away from home for more than a week and have a lot of blog hopping and catching up to do!  (I still need to reply / reciprocate to the people who commented on my last post.)  

Suzy had a lot of of great presenters lined up and I don't want to miss a single one.  Here is the blog hop schedule below:

Monday, October 10
Connie Kresin Campbell - http://www.conniekresin.com/

Tuesday, October 11

Wednesday, October 12

Thursday, October 13
Maryellen McAuliffe - http://teachpany.blogspot.com/

Friday October 14
Adele Mogavero - http://adelemogavero.com/
Lara Buccella - http://www.buzzinbumble.com/

Saturday October 15 - Final Wrap-up
Suzy Webster - http://websterquilt.blogspot.com/ 


The Giveaway Prize
Don't forget to enter to have a chance to win your own copy of Folk Art Quilted Traditions, by Suzy Webster, along with some Island Batik fabrics!  The giveaway ends on Saturday, October 15th.  Just fill out the comment form below.


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Friday, October 7

Many Thanks! & a Trilling Experience

I'm sending out a BIG THANKS to Jacque at Lily Pad Quilting for hosting a wonderful Pets on Quilts Show this year!  This is a really fun annual linky event, with so many great posts and a lot of laughs.  Participating in and/or following along is a sure-fire way to enjoy the hi-jinks of quilters and their pets and meet friends, both new and old.

Also I want to express my gratitude to the voters and for the fact that the Charlie & Wilbur Mug Rug that I made for Ruth at Charly & Ben's Crafty Corner won the Pet Themed Quilt category.  There were some mighty amazing quilts in that category and it was a very close contest.   I'm jazzed over a few new ideas for next year too!  

It was really thrilling to win a bundle of Sharon Holland's absolutely beautiful Tapestry fabrics.  These fabrics are wonderful, with beautiful colors, and they are very soft, both to touch and see. If you look closely, you will notice that two of them have a very subtle cat theme. Thank you to Sharon, for being such a generous sponsor of the Pets on Quilts event!  


Sharon Holland Designs - "Tapestry" fabric collection


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It's time for Wandering Camera!


Autumn is my very favorite time of the year.  We haven't seen much in color changes in the leaves yet, but 'tis the season for Farmer's Markets to be at their very best!  Pumpkin Time has come and who can resist pumpkins? 

We visited a beautiful and colorful market, but forgetful me did not bring a camera.  Luckily my daughter Bean let me use her cell phone and these are a few of the photos, below. I'm surprised at the photo quality being so good. 

Linking up with Soma's monthly Wandering Camera event over at Whims and Fancies.  


Bouquets by the Bucket
A Happy Companion
Cherry Tomatoes - which were yummy! (We bought some.)
Handmade Pottery
Herbal Delights
The World's Best Breakfast Sandwiches! (at least Gonzo and Jim think so.)
Going out of my gourd over pumpkins!

Also not to be missed:  Soma is a master of paper piecing pattern design and she is currently is holding a Lego Harry Potter Quilt Along at Whims and Fancies too.  The detail she is able to get in her blocks, while at the same time keeping the lines clean and simple, is amazing! 


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Suzy Webster at Adventurous Applique and Quilting has published her book "Folk Art Quilted Traditions".  She's one of the last authors to make it through the AQS editorial process, because the AQS is leaving book publishing.  I'm so glad she made it too, because this book is a gem!  I just love folk art and the Suzy's designs are inspirational, to say the least.  The blog hop / book tour begins next Monday, with wonderful presenters and I'll be taking my turn on Friday.   

Here is the schedule below:

Folk Art Quilted Traditions Blog Hop
October 10-14, 2016

Monday, October 10
Connie Kresin Campbell - http://www.conniekresin.com/

Tuesday, October 11
Adele Mogavero - http://adelemogavero.com/

Wednesday, October 12

Thursday, October 13
Maryellen McAuliffe - http://teachpany.blogspot.com/

Friday October 14
Lara Buccella - http://www.buzzinbumble.com/   



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A Trilling Event!

Our little granddaughter Eden just gets more and more fun.  She's eight months old now and every day she seems to change.  It is really great to see her strong personality growing.  One of the many hilarious things she has started doing is trilling.  Her dad Zak caught a video of her performing and I just have to share it here.  


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Here is a link in case the embedded video does not work:  Eden's Trilling Video

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