Saturday, June 16, 2018

Island Batik Ambassador's Modern Batik Challenge Part 2

I am still having a blast playing with scraps from my Island Batik bins!  This one was a bit of a challenge as it has partial seams all over the place.  I didn't plan on that when I decided to make it.  Oh well, live and learn!  Island Batik Ambassador challenges always get me outside my comfort zone and obviously this quilt was no exception.



I so love playing with color.

I hope you get to quilt today!
Suzy

Friday, June 15, 2018

Free Motion Friday - Stitching on Paint Block 9

Stitching on paint is such fun!  I started with the green quilting it in spirals.



Then I worked on the blue. 



I love how this turned out.  the circles sort of look like a spider web in the blue.


I hope you get to quilt today!
Suzy

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Island Batik Ambassador's Modern Batik Challenge - Part 1

It's time for a modern quilt as part of the Island Batik Ambassador's Modern Batik Challenge!



I love the look of modern quilting.  It's simplistic, but fun.  I decided I wanted to play with some Island Batik scraps I had for this challenge.  I pulled out all my green and purples.  I then cut a LOT of little squares...


Then I assembled them into blocks and arranged them as shown below.  It almost makes a perfect x, but not quite, which is why I like it!


I decided to do swirls on a line for the quilting  I decided to do them all the way across the entire quilt.


I'm very happy with the final results.


I hope you get to quilt today!
Suzy

Monday, June 11, 2018

Flower Inspiration

We went on a family hike yesterday and there were tons of wildflowers in bloom!  


Hearts...






I hope you get to quilt today!
Suzy

Friday, June 8, 2018

Free Motion Friday - Stitching on Paint Block 8

This block is my favorite!  I had fun adding diamonds to the corners.






And I did diamonds in the flowers to match


Some straight line action



I hope you get to quilt today!
Suzy

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

100 Things I Love

I originally found this end of the school year project on Pinterest a few years ago.  It's super fun to watch the kids list 100 things they love in a creative way.  This year, I made one too.  Here's my 100 Favorite Things.  Unlike the kids, I didn't have trouble coming up with 100 and could easily have done 100 more!  

You'll notice some quilting motifs made their way into my artwork....go figure.  Duh.





Two more days of busy fun with students and then one more to finish up everything.  Then it's SUMMER.........

I hope you get to quilt today!
Suzy

Monday, June 4, 2018

Wildflower Inspiration

We went to our lake lot over Memorial Day weekend.  Such amazing wildflowers in bloom.  Columbine, Yellow Ladyslipper, and Trillium.  Oh!  And a dragonfly!





I love the contrast between the tress and flowers.


I hope you get to quilt today!
Suzy

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Stitching on Paint Block 7

This block is all about triangles in the quilting!  I started with the center and decided triangles would be perfect for it.


Then in the green I quilted random triangles to continue the theme.







Last, in the blue I added triangles to finish it off.  I love the way it turned out!



Here's the back so far.


 And the front!


I hope you get to quilt today!
Suzy

Friday, June 1, 2018

Free Motion Friday - Stitching on Paint Block 6

I love the way this block turned out!


I did long bubbles with a line of bubbles in the middle down the pink.


In the blue I did a design I call light bulbs.  And in the center I did a circle motif.



Here's the back.


I hope you get to quilt today!
Suzy