Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Rain Down Pattern Release

First I want to thank Lindsey at Fort Worth Fabric for featuring my quilt on her blog!  Thanks so much!  It's always a pleasure to visit the Fabric Friday Frenzy linky party.
Fort Worth Fabric Studio

And today I am releasing a pattern for this very quilt.  It is a paper-pieced quilt and you can find the PDF download right here on Craftsy today! The download includes:
6" and 7" foundation
A full color layout of the quilt and the blocks
Download does not include paper piecing instructions.

Sometimes paper piecing seems like a lot of work, but I do like the accuracy.  Once I get into the rhythm, it seems to flow and become a type of meditation for me....soul-work!
If you have a Pineapple ruler, you may want to make this quilt with it.  I do love my Pineapple Tool by Gyleen Fitzgerald.  Just use the diagram and the block diagrams and make the blocks any size you wish. 

Hope you are enjoying some beautiful fall weather is raining on and off, but when the sun peeks out the colors are glorious!  My favorite time of year!

grace and peace....Sharon

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Friday, October 21, 2016

Rain Down

Today my quilt, Rain Down is featured on the RJR blog as part of the What Shade Are You? challenge.  This was great fun, as it pushed me out of my comfort zone.  It has been fun experimenting with solid colors.

So this is what I came up with.....

"Rain Down" is one of my favorite hymns.  My thought process for the layout of the blocks was to make it have a motion of moving ....raining, washing, soothing.  These are 8" pineapple blocks in a 6x6 setting.  

Rain down Rain down Rain down your love on your people
Rain down Rain down Rain down your love, God of life.

Thanks for stopping by!
grace and peace....Sharon

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Winter Migration

McCall's Quilting has featured one of my quilts in the November/December issue.  I am excited about it and in love with the beautiful fabric from MODA.  This is Barbara Brackman's newest collection, Baltimore Blues.

Winter Migration

I had to laugh at my husband...he never used to look at my quilt magazines.  But now that I have had a few published, he looks through them when they come in the mail.  I came home the other day, and he had the McCall's Quilting magazine open on his desk..."Look! You are on page 10!"  He is my biggest supporter!  

Last Thursday, was my turn to be a guest blogger on McCall's blog, so if you want to check that out just follow this link.  This is a method that I really like to use...especially with Deb Tuckers Square Trimmer ruler! 

Hope you are having a great week!  and thank you for stopping by!

grace and peace....Sharon

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Love Halloween!

 It's that time of year to dig out all the fall and Halloween favorite time of year!  Every year we have a Trunk or Treat at our church.  My husband dresses up like the Headless Horseman, and kids and adults alike are fascinated by this guy.  He never says a word. I love watching the kids cautiously walk up to him to get some candy...would you?

Some of my favorite decorations...

Last year I made this little quilt...but did not have it quilted and bound in time for Halloween.  It's now a finish, and I love him!

Needle and Foot is having a Halloween Linky Party starting today....go check out all the talented bloggers who have linked up.  

It's a beautiful fall day...hope you enjoy your day wherever you are!  

grace and peace....Sharon

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Quilting Mod Challenge

Earlier in the summer,  Afton at QuiltingMod threw out a call for a challenge she was hosting.  We each received a package of Art Gallery Fabrics Round Elements. The rules were quite simple: Those accepting the challenge must include Art Gallery Round Elements in a finished project of their choice. Additional fabrics from any manufacturer or collection are allowed. This is the first time working with fabric from AGF and it is a great fabric to sew with!

I actually started three different projects before I decided on the one that I wanted to use.  I will finish the others, but this is the one I have ready for today.  Some of you have heard of the #100Day100Block challenge that is going on.  I had started this, and loved working on the 6" blocks from Tula Pinks book....100 Modern Blocks.  So I veered off from the path I was on and made nine of the blocks, then set them in the shadow block setting.  I really like the way this has turned out!  The idea for the setting came from a previous sew along with Jen @A Dream and a Stitch and Janice @Color, Creating and Quilting and I just adjusted the measurements to my 6" blocks.  The pattern we used can be found here, just changed the measurements to fit my block.  The finished quilt is 31" x 31".  You will find all the block patterns in Tula Pink's book. My quilting was inspired by the photos in her book.

Here is the finished project!  Hope you like it!
Thank you, Afton for such a fun challenge!

Afton is having a linky part to all the challenges.  Run on over and check out the entries!

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