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You Can Quilt Blog Hop

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Happy Monday! Welcome to the You Can Quilt Blog Hop! Skill Builder Set 5 Wonky Blocks



I am so happy to be part of the You Can Quilt Blog Hop that is to introduce everyone to a fantastic new book written by Marlene Oddie (a fellow Island Batik Ambassador) and Leila Gardunia called You Can Quilt - Building Skills for Beginners. You can find the book at Shopaqs.com or on Marlene's Blog.


I volunteered to make the 3 blocks from Skill Builder 5, Wonky Blocks.
I used gorgeous earth tone Island Batik fabrics from the Fall/Winter 15 Collection called French Roasted to make my blocks. These fabrics will be presented at market so this is a sneak peak.

These blocks were very fun to make. I have never made wonky blocks before and being somewhat of a perfectionist when it comes to my quilting it was an interesting process. The directions were so easy to follow, they were clear, well written and the illustrations were perfect, The blocks came together quickly.

Wonky Long Cabin Block
Wonky S…

My Winner

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And the winner is ......
Janie

My winner was picked by Random.org.
Janie won three beautiful Island Batik fat quarters. They are gorgeous! I hope she enjoys them as much as I do sending them to her. 



Thanks again to Island Batik and the other Ambassadors for making this such a fantastic blog hop! 
Thank you for visiting! 
Christine

Summer in the Country Blog Hop

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 Welcome to my day on the Summer in the Country blog hop with Island Batik. This is my first official Island Batik Blog Hop as an Island Ambassador. I am so excited to have been given the opportunity to create with these beautiful fabrics from the Wishing Well Collection.  My passion is English Paper Piecing (EPP), so I thought I would share how I EPP  this Hexagon Table Runner which is inspired by Charming and Cheerful from Designer Sherri McConnell (www.aquiltinglife.com)
Hexagon Table Runner

40 - 5” squares assorted prints 40 - 2" hexagon templates (2" is the side length)  2 – 1 ¼ x 28 ¼” inner border strips 2 – 1 ¼ x 15 ¾” inner border strips 2 – 3 ½ x 29 ¾” outer border strips 2 – 3 ½ X 21 ¾”outer border strips 3 – 2 ½ x 42” binding strips 7/8 yard for backing 28 x 42” batting
First I needed to baste and whip stitch together my 40 hexagons.  This is how I baste my hexagons, I use plastic templates, but paper ones are just fine too. I like to use coated paper clips to hold…

Monday Morning Star Count August 10, 2015

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A Monday Morning Star Count on a Tuesday! I have been stitching some 1 inch Hexie flowers for swapping on Facebook and Instagram. 

These 3 are ready to be mailed out. (I mailed out 3 on Saturday but forgot to take a picture before mailing) 
It is a great way to use up some scraps! 
I am linking up with Jessica over at Life Under Quilts
Thank you for stopping by. 
Christine

Monday Morning Star Count August 3, 2015

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Happy Monday!

Here is my progress on my baby quilt.

I am linking up with Jessica over at Life Under Quilts
Thank you for visiting! 
Christine

Wednesday Morning Stitching July 29, 2015

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Hello everyone!  
Here is an update on my Lizzie * Kate "Forgive Quickly". The design on the left needs to be stitched on the right side but I ran out of the floss, "Cupid" from Classic Colorworks. I see a trip to my local needlework shop in the near future.


Thank you for visiting! 
Christine

Monday Morning Star Count July 27, 2015

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Happy Monday!

Here is my progress on my Hexie baby quilt. 

I have 80 more hexies to go! 
I am linking up with Jessica over at Life Under Quilts
Happy stitching! 
Christine

Monday Morning Star Count July 20, 2015

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Happy Monday! I hope everyone had an excellent weekend. It was hot and humid here. 
Last week,  while I was clean my sewing area for the My Favorite Things Blog Hop, I found a package of 40 pre cut Hexies. I just forgot I had them, so I decided to bast them this past Saturday. 
Now to find some fabric to match from my stash so I can put them together for a cute baby quilt.  Fun! ( I love looking through my stuff.) 

I also sewed another row of flowers to my Grandmother Garden quilt. I am trying to sew a flower a day with the hope of getting it finished by the end of the summer. 

Thank you for visting.
Christine

My Favorite Things Blog Hop Tour

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Hello everyone and welcome to my blog! My name is Christine and I have been quilting for about 7 years. This is my very first blog hop and I am so excited to be particating in the My Favorite Things Blog Hop Tour with my fellow Island Baltik Ambassadors.

First on my list of favorites are my three machines. I am so lucky to be able to have three. I have my Viking Sapphire 830, my Juki TL-2010Q and my little Baby Lock Audrey. Each machine is different and I just love them all! 
My Viking was the first machine I purchased when I returned to sewing.  (Ok, I need to tell you a quick story.) I always had a love for sewing and being creative, and even took sewing lessons when I was a child.  I wanted to embroider or crochet or sew.  Fast forward.  Having a family with 2 children and working didn't leave much time for anything.  One day at work I met a wonderful person, Maryellen McAuliffe, while we were crocheting blankets for the victims of Hurricane Katrina, during our lunch breaks.  …

Wednesday Morning Stitching July 8, 2015

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Good morning!

Lizzie * Kate Forgive Quickly 14 ct fabric Classic Colors - Cupid floss
What are you working on this cloudy morning? 
Happy stitching! 
Christine

Happy 4th of July

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ENJOY!

Monday Morning Star Count on a Tuesday, June 23

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Hello everyone! There was not much stitching going on this past week. I did finish the 7th block for my table topper and now need to continue with stitching the white stars. 



I placed an order for some more paper pieces for the 2 inch diamonds which came yesterday so I can start basting the white stars. 

And looking thru the catalog was so tempting to think about another project since EPP is so very addictive. I have to keep telling myself that I must finish some of my WIP before even thinking about another project.
I am linking up with Jessica over at Life Under Quilts. (Http://lifeunderquilts.blogspot.com) for a Monday Morning Star Count. 
Happy Stitching!  Christine

Monday Morning Star Count, June 15

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Good morning everyone! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. It was a beautiful weekend here in New York. Unfortunately, there was not a lot of stitching going on this past weekend. I have been working on these stars for a table runner. I have one more colored star to finish (the gray boarder) and than I will move on to the solid stars. I am using Ruby by Bonnie and Camille for MODA.  (Sorry not a good day to take photos)

I am very happy that Jessica over at Life Under Quilts has brought back the Monday Morning Star Count blog post. I am linking up with Jessica today, so check out her blog (http://lifeunderquilts.blogspot.com) and see what everyone is working on in the English Paper Piecing community. 
Happy stitching!
Christine

Stitch from Stash Update February 2015

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Month: FebruarySpent: $12.68 Earned: 0 Carryover: $12.32
I did much better this month with my budget than last month. I was in the red last month so I didn't spend anything this month and subtracted the overage from last month for the carryover. 
I did finish the JBW Design - French Country Spring Basket, done on 16ct cream Aida fabric with Classic Colorworks - Eve's Leaves floss. I stared this design Spring 2014. I am happy to see it finished. 

Now to pick my next stitching project from my stash. 
Happy Stitching! 
Christine

Stitch from Stash Update January 2015

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Month: JanuarySpent: $37.68 Earned:  0 Carryover: -$12.68
Yikes! This might be harder than I figured it would be. I really need to be stitching from my stash, so I won't give up yet!  
This is my current work in progress,
JBW Design - French Country Spring Basket 16 ct cream Aida fabric Classic Colorworks - Eve's Leaves floss

Thank you for visiting. 
Christine

The Totally Useless Stitch A Long 2015

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This in my first posting for the 2015 TUSAL. The TUSAL is when I post a picture of my ORT jar on the day of the new moon. (I am a day late)  An ORT is a little bit of something left over which for me are threads or sometimes little pieces of fabric scraps. 
I emptied my jar on 12/31/14 and started new for 2015. 
The TUSAL is organized by It's Daffycat and all the rules can be found on her blog. (Http://itsdaffycat.blogspot.com) 
These green and red threads are from a Christmas piece I didn't finish in time for Christmas 2014, so I already have a Christmas piece done for 2015.  Thank you for visiting.
Christine

Monday Morning Star Count

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I am almost finished with my Grant Park hexi table runner. I have the binding ready to go and the backing all picked out. It just needs to be sandwiched and quilted. I find the quilting part to be the hardest decision for me to make when it comes to quilting. I can't figure out how I want to quilt it, free motion, hand quilt, so it will sit around in a plastic bag for awhile. (so sad) 
Sorry for the fuzzy picture, not a good picture day. 
I am linking up with Jessica over at Life Under Quilts for her Monday Morning Star Count,  Http://lifeunderquilts.blogspot.com
Thank you for visiting.
Christine