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Monday, June 13, 2016

I'm a Winner!

While there are several people in my life who would agree with this statement, I sometimes need validation from outside sources. 

For instance, these comment-and-win giveaways.  I've never won one until this week!  Bernie over at Needle and Foot hosted a charitable giveaway, where she made a donation to the charity of the winner's choice.  I don't enter a lot of giveaways, but I thought this was definitely worth a shot.  What do you know?  I won! 

The beneficiary?  Pregnancy Solutions in Venice, Florida. 

I'm proud to have supported this organization in the past, and am super excited that I won this donation for them!  Please check them out, and check out Bernie's website while you're at it, too! 
As for the quilting--I have a few makes ready to show off, now to find some time to blog about them...until then, God Bless!

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Blocks on the Go, for Quilts on the Grow: April Blocks Complete!

So I've been plugging away at this quilt along all year, and I've done a not-so-bad job of keeping up.  If you haven't seen them yet, here are my blocks for January, February, and March

I find hand sewing to be my favorite method of "making," and EPP is highly addictive, so thanks, Katja, for such fun projects!

Without further ado, here are my April blocks:

Block 14: Willa, who also happens to be my entry into the Modern Quilt Guild fabric challenge:

Sashing Stash by Riley Blake with coordinating solids.
Echo quilting in the center, FMQ in sashing.
 Block 17: Lorna
Michael Miller stripes, MM Cotton Couture solids
Straight line quilting inside, FMQ in sashing

Block 16: Louise
Fabric from my stash with MM Cotton Couture solids
Spiral walking foot quilting inside, FMQ in sashing.
 Block 15: Lorna
Michael Miller Glitz with MM Cotton Couture Solids

Straight line quilting inside, FMQ in sashing.
All four April blocks playing together!
 This is my favorite part: showing the quilting on the back.  It is miles from perfect, but I'm getting better every day.  When this project is complete, it'll resemble a wholecloth quilt from the back!  But I'm getting ahead of myself--I'm only a third of the way done!
Lots of walking foot love this month!
Well, it feels good to have another month's worth of blocks under my belt.  I've already gotten May's blocks pieced, so I've got some quilting to do!

The stack is growing!

This time, I'm linking up to Linky Tuesday and Let's Bee Social for the very first time, so hopefully I'll make some new quilty friends!  Until next time, God Bless!