Monday, March 23, 2015

Scraps Monday

Happy Monday! It's been a little while since I did a Scraps Monday post, so I thought today would be a good day for that...especially since I've basically been sewing everything with scraps lately!

 I'm still working on my "Go Four It" American Patchwork and Quilting quilt along blocks. I now have 142 of the 9 patch blocks finished with just 100 more blocks to go. They really do go together quickly now since I have all of the four-patches finished.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

AccuQuilt 2015 Block Design Contest

Have you heard about the 2015 AccuQuilt Quilt Block Design Contest?

Entries must be designed with AccuQuilt shapes. As always, it must be an original design, which means no copyrighted designs may be used. The contest kicks off Friday, March 20th (yesterday) and runs through April 19th

The Grand Prize Winner gets an all-expenses paid trip to AccuQuilt + a $1,000 shopping spree and 2 tickets to the Let’s GO! Quiltling Retreat in Fremont, NE. They will be featured in the Jan/Feb 2016 of Quiltmaker, plus your block will be prominently displayed on a 17 ft. sign outside of AccuQuilt. There are also more fabulous prizes from Aurifil, The Quilt Show, Mountain Mist, P & B Textiles and more.

- Enter & Vote for your favorite quilt block March 20th – April 19th
-        At the end of voting, the field will be narrowed down to the top 30 designs, 15 will be selected by popular vote and 15 will be selected by the AccuQuilt team. A panel of guest judges will then select the Top 10. AccuQuilt management makes the final decision on the selection of the grand prize winner and runner up prize winner.

For more details go here.

Since this contest has so many great prizes, I thought I should definitely share! Thanks so much for stopping by...see you Monday with a Scraps Monday post!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Behind the Scenes

I know things have been a little quiet here on the blog...I've been organizing and doing a lot of spring cleaning over the last ten days. I normally do this at about this time every year, but this year was a little different.

 I had to make a new ironing board cover for the old one was getting pretty beat up. This Miss Kate floral on navy was the perfect "pick me up" choice!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Snapshots: Tea Kettle Quilt Block

Hello! It's time for block 3 in the Snapshots quilt along from Fat Quarter Shop--it seems like the days have flown by this month. Today's block is an adorable tea kettle block--a nostalgic block for me since I always remember a tea kettle on the stove at our house and at my grandmother's house.

Actually, every block in the Snapshots quilt has been a little nostalgic for me--I am absolutely loving these blocks!