When the October Queen picked her block fear came over me.  This Bee has pushed me into new things.  In the Spring it was paper piecing.  This month was curved seams.  This was our Queen’s version.

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I printed out the pattern and looked at it for several days.  I read and re-read the instructions that Alyce at Blossom Heart Quilts detailed.  I read the link she shared for doing curves without pins,  She Can Quilt.  It looked so easy, I went and tried.  I think it worked.

 

 

This Bee has taken me to paper piecing, it wasn’t bad, but I can’t imagine doing an entire quilt.  The paper piles would be overwhelming.

Now I have done curved seams.  I find it hard to say seams, there were only 4 for this block, but it puts me on my way to more new things.

I am linking up on the gorgeous Friday with some friends, stop over and check their parties out today.

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It has been a busy month, but not too much sewing going on.  After having foot surgery I have been sitting way too much.    I need to set my monthly goal for October and get busy sewing.

I started my quilt #41 last month and want to get it finished before the holidays.

 

I have the top pieced, but need to get busy on the sandwich and quilting.

 

The quilt top is on the left, Warm and White batting in the middle and a light flannel for the backing.  Need to get the iron going and finish this quilt.

Linking up with Elm Street Quilts – OMG October

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I can not tell a lie.  I finished my September goal, mid month.

My goal was to make one block a day for #BlueRKBlocks.  A total of 30 to send off to Jessica @craftycop.  She started in July 5th asking her quilting friends to make some blocks that she could them put into a quilt for fallen officers families.

As of yesterday she has received 3,390 blocks.  Enough to make 80 quilts.  Her quilting friends have come through, many are taking blocks and piecing the quilts, others are quilting, more are binding.  Some are doing it all.  She has received backing fabric, binding, thread and much support from individuals in the quilting community.  As well, many companies are also providing her with support.  No surprise, her day is an officer.

 

 

I finished my blocks early, since I was having foot surgery and knew I had to keep it up for many days.

Didn’t want to miss my monthly goal.

 

I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts – OMG September Finish

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I chose to make On a “Jelly” Roll baby quilt for 2017 National Jelly Roll day.

 

 

I had a junior jelly roll of Simply Colorful II for Moda by V and Co.

I cut the pieces and put some together before Saturday’s National Jelly Roll Day.

 

With leftovers from the jelly roll and some solid Moda I had in my stash, I pieced a back together.

I think it turned out cute.  Give this quilt a twofer, two quilts in one sandwich.

 

 

I used my new favorite stitch, wavy, in a crosshatch to quilt and went with my usual white thread.

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Amy’s Creative Side – Bloggers Quilt Festival

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Last fall I really enjoyed the Blogger Quilt Festival, so when I got the notice Amy’s Creative Side – Bloggers Quilt Festival  for Fall 2017 was starting, I was thrilled.  I love to look at the quilts that have been made by others throughout 2017.  I have found several new bloggers to start to follow.

 

I thought about what to submit and decided on my Cookie Exchange.  I started and finished this quilt in April of this year.  This was one of those fabrics I must have really liked.  I had bought a layer cake and a frivol tin of The Cookie Exchange by Sweetwater for Moda.  I came up with the pattern to use the majority of the fabric and measures 64″ x 64″.

I had a bit of fabric left and used it to piece a back, along with buying some of the Concrete All Wrapped Up yardage at Fat Quarter Shop.

This was my first try at crosshatch quilting on my Janome.  I even ventured into a red thread, not white!!  I enjoyed it, other than the sore butt from sitting.

 

If you are stopping by from Amy’s Blogger’s Quilt Fall 2017 Festival, thanks for stopping.  I look forward to seeing more of each of you posting at Amy’s site.



Linking up with Amy’s Creative Side – Bloggers Quilt Festival

 

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