Busy….but not blogging so much

Secret Sewing:
I have been busy – my top, backing and binding are ready for the Island Batik Getaway blog hop – they await a quilting plan. Meanwhile, the above is a glimpse of the fabrics – aren’t they delicious.  I am in love with the dragonflies and leaves that are featured in this collection.  The purples and green/blue fabrics are right in my favorite colorway scheme.    Please take a look at what the other ambassadors have created this week – giveaways and eye candy are abundant!

Monday, January 14 – Fortune Teller
Sarah Goer Sarah Goer Quilts
Sherry Shish Powered by Quilting 
Jennifer Fulton The Inquiring Quilter 

Tuesday, January 15  – Gypsy Rose 
Jen Strauser  Dizzy Quilter 
Janet Yamamoto Whispers of Yore 

Wednesday, January 16 – Paisley Park
Dione Gardner-Stephen Clever Chameleon 
Nancy Scott Masterpiece Quilting 

Thursday, January 17 – Soul Song
Carole Lyles Shaw Carol Lyles Shaw
Toby Lischko  Gateway Quilts & Stuff 

Friday, January 18 – Twilight Chic
Jackie OBrien  If These Threads Could Talk 
Tina Dillard Quilting Affection

The Black & White Blog Hop is in one more week!  For my part, most of the top of the quilt is made; a small border is to be added.  I am so in love with it. I am using Island Batik fabric for this, too. Yes, they have solids (grey, black and white).  We could add a hint of color and I went with a batik that is close to the Pantone color of the year – living coral.  If I am right, I think it is called Tangy.

I ran across some old notes. I never told you about my experiment with EPP on the machine – it is worth discussing – so you will see that some time this week. In order to test this technique and tool out, I did a nearly identical piece as the Lucy Boston in island batiks, too.  It definitely worked and will be considered again – for a quick win!

I need to also make a list of my Q1FAL2019 projects – they do include 3 Island batik projects, three hop quilts (Black and white, wings and an old book), and TBD ufos from my pile.

All of this should keep me out of trouble – or in the kind of trouble I really love – quilting.

Linking up with:
Pieceful Sunday @ Janda Bend Quilts
Main Crush Monday @ Cooking Up Quilts
What I Made Monday @ Pretty Piney

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  1. January 14, 2019 / 10:37 am

    Hi Kathleen! Lots of goodness of the quilty kind in this post. I had to sit down and make my Q1 list yesterday. At first I thought that would be so difficult, to plan three months out. But, um, no it was not. Not hard at all! I look forward to your IBA day as well as the black and white hop. AND machine EPP – that sounds like it needs a new name then like MPP or something. I look forward to reading that post as well. Get writing, girl. ~smile~ Roseanne

  2. January 14, 2019 / 11:02 am

    I hope the perfect quilting plan strikes you for your project and I look forward to seeing what you’ve made!

  3. January 16, 2019 / 9:17 am

    Those batiks ARE fantastic! I can’t wait to see your project. I’m looking forward to seeing the Black and White blog hop, too. Thanks for linking up to What I Made Monday!

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