Monday, June 29, 2015

Quilters Garden is ready for qulting. This will just be a small quilt to display on my sewing wall.

The Quilter's Story:
We shop at the Quilt shop lane, cut out the material into pieces, pin it together

Then we sew up the strips, iron the seams and piece them together. 

Last comes washing and hanging them out to dry in our lovely garden

At last we yield a very beautiful quilt to showcase .
( Of course the binding  needs to be added and then quilted.  That will come ...who knows when).

Friday, June 19, 2015

Quilter's Garden Top Complete

My last post was before I got the rows put together. It took longer than I thought, as I decided to add embellishments to the Quilts on the Line blocks. That turned out to be really fun!
I added flying birds above the clothesline. They are blue and don't show up well in the picture. I keep thinking that they are stray pieces of thread. Haha I also added Lavendar flowers at the base of the clothesline poles. The mini quilts will be added after the top is quilted. That will add a lot more color and fun to it.

The birdhouse and bird were really fun to make. Again, flowers at the bottom of the fence. I still may add some other detail to the tree blocks, but haven't done that yet. I am not sure what I want to add.
I had a hard time getting a good close-up of the rows all sewn together, to I broke it into sections. I wasn't sure how I  would like putting so many different sizes of blocks together, but now that it is all put together, I love it!!

 And the finished product. Well almost, anyway. I will add buttons, washers and mini quilts after it is quilted. But that may be years. My goal is to have a quilt for each of my 13 grandchildren for their High School Graduation. So far 3 have graduated and I still have 6 tops to make. This one goes to granddaughter #5, who is 10 years old now. They still need to be quilted, but I still have time.
 This has been a really fun project. It has been fun sharing blocks will all of you. I hope you have all enjoyed it as much as I have. Thank you for your beautiful blocks. They have really added to the fun of this quilt. And thanks especially to Deana for her talents which you are so willing to share with us---the design, the swaps, the many hours of work it has created for you, and for keeping us all on track.


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Participant list in the sidebar and buttons are ready!

Hello QAL participants!  I just wanted you to know that I have made lists on the right sidebar with your names.  If your name is not there or is on the wrong list, please let me know.  Also,  if your name says there is no email address, please send it to me at  atticw(at)hotmail(dot)com.

In the next few days I will be sending out blogger invitations.  Please accept it so you can post photos of your finished blocks at this website.  If you don't know how, I will be happy to assist you.  If you prefer to email a photo to me and have me post for you, that will be fine as well.  A photo of your finished block is required to get each month's pattern for free.

Also, I have made buttons for you to post on your blogs.  I would love it if you would do that and link back here.  

I have the Americana pattern ready and will get started on the Spring tomorrow.  Watch for an email on July 1st with the pattern (if I have your email address).

Thanks SO MUCH!


Sunday, June 7, 2015

New Row QALs ready to launch for July!

July will be here before you know it and with it comes some new free QALs.  You can do one or all, or just follow along.

First off is my new Fort Worth Fabric Studio QAL.  It does not have a name yet so I am open to ideas.  I would LOVE to hear your suggestions - just leave me a comment.

This quilt will be a 5 month FREE QAL that will launch from Fort Worth Fabric Studio's blog.  The fabric is expected to arrive in early July and then I will need time to make the quilt top.  I am estimating this QAL will launch either the end of July or early August.  Please check back later for details.

This quilt is 87" x 94" (Queen).  There are NO CURVES although it may look like there are.  Most of the piecing is simple rotary methods and strip sewing, but there is a small amount of paper piecing.

A few weeks back I presented my three finished row quilts to blog quilters for votes on which one they wanted to do.  It was a near even split between the three, but the Spring Row Quilt won over the Americana quilt by only one vote.  The Autumn Quilt was very close behind.  So, blogland, you have chosen Spring and Americana.  I will be offering both.  

Spring Row Quilt AND Americana Row Quilt

On July 1st I will launch the free Spring Row Quilt QAL and free Americana Row Quilt QAL.  The Spring quilt will go for 7 months while the Americana Quilt will run for 8 months.

Please specify which quilt you are participating in or both.  If you do both, you will be required to make one block for EACH quilt each month, otherwise, just make one block for the row quilt you are participating in.


1.  Participants will be required to make at least one block from the pattern each month.

2.  Participants will need to post a picture of the finished block to my DODmystery blog OR email me a picture to post.

3.  If a block is made by midnight the last day of the month, the participant will get the next month's pattern for free.  If not, they will have an unfinished quilt or will have to purchase the pattern in my Craftsy or Etsy shop.  All patterns will be emailed in pdf format.

4.  Late comers will be welcome, but they will have to purchase any patterns they have missed.  The pattern is free ONLY for the month it is hosted.

SPECIAL NOTE:  I reserve the right to change some of the rows from the photos shown.  Some rows may be replaced with patterns that I feel are cuter or simpler to make.  There are a couple that need some improvements.

Don't care for row quilts?  That is ok.  You are only required to make the month's block.  You can do anything with it you wish.

That's it!  This time we are not swapping, so make your quilt any colors you want.

Spring Row Quilt

Americana Row Quilt

If you previously left a comment stating you want to participate, I will send you an email inquiring as to which quilt (or both) you want to make.  If you are a no-reply blogger, please leave a comment with your email address.