Thursday, March 30, 2017

March OMG Goal Complete

My one monthly goal this month was to put the Aurifil blocks together to complete the quilt top. I was determined to complete my goal so I just stayed up and sewed away while the house is nice and quiet. It also helps that I don't have to worry about homework this week. Thank goodness for Spring Break.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Purple Quilt WIP

I am plugging away at my one monthly goal to finish by the end of this month. This OMG has really helped me to get my UFOs under control. I didn't realize that the Aurifil BOM that I completed was three years ago. Time sure flies. 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Wishes and Dreams

Happy Tuesday! Today I made this card for Tuesday Throwdown's challenge using this adorable image from All Dressed Up Stamps called Little Birdie. The theme for this challenge is "Sparkle."

Friday, March 24, 2017

A New Zip Pouch

I have some projects that I've been wanting to finish but quilts take a bit longer to complete and I can only get the quilting done when I can stay home for the entire day. I can't keep the quilt on the longarm so I took the time to get my quilt blocks put together. 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

WIP Wednesday

It's been a while since I've done a work in progress on Wednesday. Since I had to throw all the fabrics I had already cut away because of a mishap in the middle of the night. I bought some new Kona Cotton solids and started cutting into it so I can get started on my Postcard From Sweden QAL. 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

A Little Detour

I posted about the Postcard from Sweden quilt along that I was going to participate in and was using the solid fabrics from my stash. I had it all cut out and had sewn half of the blocks then put it away because it was late.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Precision Piecing Churn Dash Block

 The churndash block is another one of my favorite traditional blocks to make. I've never pieced anything so small before. It was a bit different trying to press the seams to get it to lay flat.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Mini Bolt Binding Tutorial

While I was videotaping the machine quilting on my mini bolt quilt I also went ahead and videotaped how I put on my binding. You can download the full printable version here. I only needed to cut one strip to fit this quilt. To watch the video click here.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Hands 2 Help Plus HST SAL

I had thought I posted this already but I didn't see the post live so I went to check and somewhere along the way all the content was gone and the post was in draft. That's what I get for rushing. In my defense I had homework deadlines to finish and a high schooler to pick up. Ok, this year I am going to join Sarah and make a quilt for charity. I had a quilt kit that I was going to use but in the process of "cleaning and organizing" I can't find it.

I am going to use these prints if that quilt kit doesn't show up. I bought these prints years ago when my children were little and along the way they received many quilts from me but not in these prints. I don't know what I was saving them for but they really need to be used up.

Precision Piecing

 When I was cutting out the solid squares for the Sweden QAL I had some tiny pieces of fabric leftover that I was going to throw away. I thought it would be fun to join QuiltShopGal and make some tiny blocks so I went and downloaded Hope's Quilt Designs' mini blocks to make. I love traditional blocks and have made quite a few regular size ones.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Sending You Smiles

Happy Tuesday! Today's tag is made for Tuesday Throwdown's challenge using JoyClair stamps and the theme is tags/bookmarks. I am using Uh-Oh Ink SplatterHugs and Smiles, and a mini little bird stamp set.

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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Talltales Quilt Blocks

I rarely paper-piece but I couldn't help it when I saw this cute Talltales block from Kate Basti for Stash Builder Box's March Ambassador in Waiting challenge. The fabrics are pretty cute and the blocks go towards making quilts for kids in need.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Mini Bolt Quilt

I recently saw a fun tutorial over at Caroline's blog called Mini Bolt by Down Grapevine Lane and figured it would be fun to make. I pulled out some really vintage Robyn Pandolph fabrics to use. These were leftover scraps that I had when my girls and I made our Memory Quilt many years ago.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Fun Changes

I've been thinking a lot about the direction my blog needed to go. This blog was once a stamping and sewing/quilting blog where I share pretty much all the fun things I make all in one place and I named it Kim Sherrod Studio after moi. After some time I separated it into a quilting blog and moved my stamping to another blog. Over time life became busier than usual especially the last couple of years. Hubby and I decided to go back to school. Trying to juggle school and family in addition to me trying to get my business going it's been quite challenging to jump from here to there and keeping my blogs updated so with that, I felt the best way to continue to blog and share what I make is to keep my blog posts all in one place.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

OMG March Goal

It's time to make my one monthly goal for March. I am really liking this goal setting. It's just one thing each month so it's not as daunting to complete although my February goal was right down to the wire. When Aurifil started their monthly block challenge/qal a couple of years back I made two of each block using mainly purple fabrics. Somewhere along the way I put them away and didn't get to put the quilt top together.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Red and White Scrap Quilt

This red and white scrap is definitely a labor of love. My DD started out just making a small panel for  her class project Fall semester of last year using just my red and white scraps. She ended up not wanting to cut it up after the panel was pieced together. I suggested that she continue and make three more panels to form a large quilt top for her bed.