Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Solids Along and Quilt Along with A Quilting Life




I've been working a little on my solids quilt...this week I made my sixteenth and seventeenth blocks!

 
First up is Block 4 by Primitive Gatherings. I used Moda Bella Admiral Blue (9900 48) and Moda Bella Gray (9900 83). You can find the link to the pdf pattern here. 



Next I made Block 24 by Jan Patek. I used Moda Bella Summer House Lime (9900 173) and Moda Bella Aqua (9900 34). You can get the pdf pattern here. I'm using Moda Bella bleached white (9900 97) for my background fabrics.



Here are my blocks! I'll share 3 more with you next month on the 15th, and then it will be time to set them together! Are you making solids blocks too?


With the start of summer, things have been a little relaxed and  easy-going here. Small projects have been high on my list...I can't wait to play with some of these new Moda candy squares...



Have you made any fun projects lately with Moda Candy? (I'm sharing a few Moda Candy ideas today on the Moda Cutting Table blog).





I'd also like to take a minute to announce a new parade series I'll be having on my blog. I've been thinking about this for a little while, and I think it would be fun to have a monthly parade (with prizes of course). Each month will have a different theme. I won't specify a certain project you have to make...but I will announce a different type of quilt or project for each month's parade. Each parade will take place on the 20th of the month, and I'll announce them three months at a time...with reminders throughout the month! So...without further ado...here are the parade themes for the next three months:
  • July--Christmas in July...send me a photo of any Christmas gift or project you've worked on this summer.
  • August--Favorite Jelly Roll quilt pattern. Send a photo of your favorite jelly roll quilt.
  • September--Biggest summer quilting accomplishment--it can be a quilt or even an organizing project!
How does that sound? I think it will be pretty fun! We'll all get to be inspired by the variety of projects based on each theme.

So, this is how it works...send me a photo and link to your blog in an email by the 18th of each month to have your project appear on the 20th. It's as simple as that...and I'll round up the prizes!

Thanks so much for stopping by...


18 comments:

Lisa Marie said...

For those of us without blogs can we send a link to a flickr photo instead of a link to a blog? Or must we have a blog to participate?

Vroomans' Quilts said...

How about a button - would love to add this to my sidebar for others to take note of and participate.

Janet said...

Your solids look great! I'm doing one on black - it's the Saturday Sampler from my LQS ... I think one on white is in my near future!

Kathie said...

love the solid blocks, I have been wanting to play with solids for awhile. ok those moda candy's are adorable can't wait to see what your going to make!
hmmm new parade sounds like fun...
Kathie

Ramona said...

Sounds like fun. Christmas in July - time to pull out that Christmas fabric!

Hildy said...

Love your blocks! I've done mine in Moda Marmalde but somehow somewhere the blocks ended up in my WIP pile ... perhaps I just should sew what I have so far into a quilt and just let it be!?!
But at least now I have a reason to finish my xmas project which I started way back in january (I think?). Thanks!

CJ said...

Loving your solids blocks! So colorful! Ohhhhhhhh you have a nice batch of mini charms there - lucky girl. :)
I like the new parade idea!!

trish said...

This sounds like so much fun Sherri! :o)
Your solid quilt blocks are fabulous! I love the mixture of colors you are using.
Have a great week. Trish

~Laurie~ said...

The blocks look amazing - especially when they are put down all together - each one really pops! The parade sounds like a great idea - it will be fun to see what others are working on and it may even be a motivator for me (which I always need!!)

Cardygirl said...

Love your solid blocks!

Sinta Renee said...

I really love the look of the solid sampler. I can't believe that you have so many done already! Your sew along will be so fun.

Ava Lue said...

I have the same question as Lisa Marie.

Pauline said...

Am I missing something? I've entered one of your give aways and have yet to see you announce any winners? Now I see more give aways and no winners announced. What's up?

Ellen said...

Really pretty, clean and clear colors and so bright!

Lori Holt said...

Hi Sherri...I just wanted to tell you that I think your solid blocks are stunning!

Abby said...

I love this idea! A fun easy show and tell for everyone without the pressure of having to get x amount of blocks done! My kind of quilt along!!!!

Linda said...

I like the new parade idea and will do my best to keep up. :)

Sarah said...

I may join in your parades, since I don't blog and can send a pic in an email. Great monthly themes too, thank you.

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