Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Happy July 4th and BLOCKHEADS2 - week 5

My problem today is to decide which set of pictures to show you first?  How about some red, white and blue quilts for the 4th of July!



I asked for help from Bill to get out the red, white, and blue quilts I had on hand.   It also doesn't include blue and white quilts or red and white quilts.   It is my favorite color palette. 





It's also hand quilting Wednesday around here and quite a few of these quilts are hand quilted. Most are the smaller traditional stitch and some are big stitch.  I prefer these type of "fireworks" as opposed to the booming kind.  Gibby agrees. He really hates when the neighborhood erupts in fireworks in the evening. Enjoy the municipal displays everyone, but your dogs and kitties - and your neighbor's dogs and kitties will appreciate it if you don't set them off in your yard. //steps off my soapbox//

AND...... It's week 5 of BLOCKHEADS2!

This week was a delight.  Nice big pieces in a very, very pleasing block.
This is week 5 with my Bella Solids

This is week 5 with Minick and Simpson scraps.

 And here they are all together - so far :)
This week's block is brought to you by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique.  The link to her blog and this week's pattern is HERE

Have a great holiday!

Laters,

Laurie

9 comments:

scottylover said...

Happy 4th to you, too! Love seeing all your quilts. And the blockheads blocks are wonderful!

Sandy

Jayna Raymond said...

LOVE your quilts. I want to start doing some hand quilting but not sure how to do it properly. How do you mark your quilt tops? I’m nervous about using the different pens out there and the chalk doesn’t last.

Jan Taylor said...

Love your collection of red, white & blue quilts. And I like how that color scheme is working in the Blockheads program. Usually the bright plain colors are not my favorite but seeing your finished blocks together have me appreciating them.

moosecraft said...

I do love the pics with your collection of RWB quilts! And, your blockheads are coming along nicely....tho I'm still partial to the Minick & Simpson color pallet! ;-) Happy 4th!

Laurie said...

@Jayna Raymond

No, chalk doesn't last very long. When I use it, I only mark sections at a time. I mark what I believe I can get done in a few days. If you want straight lines marked - a hera marker is a great way to go. It only leaves a sharp crease. No pencil or chalk marks. I have used the blue washout markers too, but I have tested it on fabric first. I also try to use those sparingly.

Laurie Simpson

Patcon said...

Laurie can you tell me how to contact you to get permission to use one of your patterns for a guild raffle quilt?

Phyllis said...

Had seen the quilts on IG, oh my, I do love them. Great to see them on the blog, you see them so much better, a blog it is a different medium to IG and I am glad you still use it.

farmhousequilter8 said...

Gorgeous quilts on the line!!!! Love them all!!!! Minick and Simpson fabric is my favorite and has been for many years. Love seeing what you have to say. Paula in KY

Laurie said...

@Patcon

Go to our Etsy shop - the link is on the left hand side of the blog. On the top right of our Etsy page is "contact owner" - you can email me there.

Thanks

Laurie

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