Upcoming Blog Hops

I am participating in two upcoming blog hops. 

Black & White in January 

Dust of a Quilt Book in February 

I am busy working on the projects.

Black & White (hosted by Carla of Creatin' in the Sticks) starts on January 21. I have a woven basket filled with black and white printed fabrics I have collected over many years. 

When I saw Carla's post asking for participants, I knew this was the time to dig into that basket! I wanted to start using my AccuQuilt dies more and thought this was a good place to start. I choose the Go! Triangle die #55002  for this project. It is designed for 6" quarter squares, but I chose to sew two triangles into 4" half triangle squares. 

Cutting the triangles with the GO! Fabric Cutter was so quick! I had 160 triangles cut in no time. But I still have lots of black and white fabric in the basket!

This is where I will leave you until I reveal my project on the Black & White Blog Hop. I've added some more interest to the quilt. (We're waiting on the final schedule before posting; but my day is tentatively set for January 23.) 

I have a left-over project I made with the black and white scraps. MUG RUGS, of course! 

The mug rug on the left is finished. The other two need the binding and I hand sew it to the back while "watching TV" in the evenings. 

The Dust Off a Quilt Book blog hop is hosted by Bea of Beaquilter. The idea is to make a project from an old quilting book or magazine that we have never made a project from, or one we haven't gotten back to in years! I chose one off my books that has a publication year of 1977-one year after I started quilting! Yep, it's been a long love of mine!

This book was on the freebie table at the quilt guild meeting quite a few years back, I liked the nostalgia of the patterns. I won't tell you what my project is just yet, but I am using some of the Island Batiks I have left from when I was an Island Batik Ambassador. That will be one twist in the pattern. My scheduled post day is February 20. 

Thanks for visiting today and I hope to have you visit during the blog hops.


beaquilter said...

Oh imI sure you'll win for having the oldest book! Love the retro!

Danice G said...

Looking forward to the Black and White Hop also. My day is also on the 23rd. What a fabulous stash of black and white fabrics!