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Saturday, January 21, 2023

Piecing Along on Quilt Alongs-

Hello there , Sunshine!!!! It is another beautiful winter's day. 

      

Earlier this week , I rummaged through my fabrics and found 4 lovely fabrics to use for Block #1  in the Atlanta Garden Quilt which is a free QAL with Barbara Brackman of Civil War Quilts blog. 


She posted this block called "Garden of Eden in her Wednesday Jan. 11, 2023 post along with the story of Carrie Mabry Berry who lived in Atlanta during the Civil War and kept a diary- very interesting. I hope you will drop by Barbara's blog to read more about Carrie and to see different versions of the block. 

 This block was a super easy one to piece and so enjoyable. 

Barbara gave an "Introduction to  the Atlanta Garden BOM" in her December 21, 2022 post along with information on the alternate blocks and yardage.  Each month on the 2nd Wednesday, Barbara will release a new block and in March she will begin a applique BOM. How exciting!!!

 My shoo fly blocks have increased by 21 blocks.  These are for Kathleen Tracy's Shoo Fly Quilt Along

 I think I have enough to create a mini quilt for the month , but I will be making more this next week. 

There is always something fun going on in the quilting and stitching communities. Isn't there? 

          

Yesterday was Farmhouse Friday and I failed to show you what I was working on .  

This is my Granny's log cabin . She didn't live on a farm , but it was more like a little mountain homestead with an apple orchard and lots of grape vines . 


Well , sweeties,  I have the grandbabies' ball games to head to and then a bit of shopping will round out my day. Hopefully, by the evening I will be able to sit down and sew a bit. I hope you have the chance to do something you enjoy today. Have a fabulous weekend and... 


 As Always...

Happy quilting and stitching, ya'll

Melisa

Be happy with the beautiful things that make you you! - Beyonce

Hugs and Stitches and Warm Winter Wishes !!!🤗❤🧵

Dedicated to my dear sister, Amy  . Love and miss you., Amo ❤❤

Ya'll come back now, ya hear !

 I am joining these lovely ladies' link parties. I hope you check them out; they always have so many wonderful projects going on and provide the opportunity for other needleworkers to meet. 

Jennifer at Inquiring Quilter for Wednesday  Wait Loss- Wednesday

Denise at For the Love of Geese for Put Your Foot Down- Thursday

Kelly at My Quilt Infatuation for Needle and Thread Thursday- Thursday

Nina at Creations, Quilts, Art , Whatever by Nina for Off the Wall Friday

Alycia's of Alycia's Quilts for Finished of Not Friday

Michelle  at From Bolt to Beauty for Beauty Pageant - Friday

Wendy at Wendy's Quilts for Peacock Party - Friday

Sarah at  Confessions of a Fabric Addict  for Whoop! Whoop! - Friday

Frederique at   Quilting Patchwork Applique for Patchwork & Quilts - Saturday

Angela of  So Scrappy  for Scrap Happy Saturday

33 comments:

  1. What wonderful blocks, Melisa!
    Have a happy sewing weekend.
    Hugs

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Isabel and they were quick to stitch up as well. Enjoy the last week of January.

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  2. Love your shoo fly blocks - goodness, they are little! I may need to join in... not that I need more distractions.... haha! xx

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    1. They were a lot of fun , Joy. I draw my lines for the HST at night and then piece them the next day which made it a bit faster. I hope you join in.  What's one more project. Lol. Have a great week. Hugs. 

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  3. Your quilt blocks are looking fabulous along with your Granny's Log Cabin, Melisa!

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Robin. They are all working up quickly too. I hope to make a lot more shoo fly blocks this week.

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  4. I do love quilts. Too bad I can't sew; and am definitely no good at precision. Everything you've created is lovely. I enjoyed reading Barbara's post.

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Tammy. It has been a very relaxing and enjoyable hobby for me over the years, but I must confess I am not too precise either. Lol., but I do enjoy it. Have a wonderful week, dear and thank you for the sweet visit.

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  5. Those Shoo Fly blocks are just so pretty, I love the blue one with the colors reversed. It looks like an entirely new block!

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    1. Isn't it amazing how the blocks look different by just changing where the colors are? I hope to add to my shoo fly collection this week with more blocks. They are so quick to piece up and look so stinking cute. Have a great week and thank you for the kind words and sweet visit, dear.

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  6. Barbara is such a wonderful person and quilter, and shares so much. Your shoo-fly blocks are so cute!!

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    1. I agree she is amazing. I have admired her blog and work for years. This is the 1st year I am joining her for a QAL . I sure hope I can keep up. Happy quilting, Brenda

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  7. That is a pretty fabric pull for your Barbara Brackman blocks, Melisa! I love how the first one turned out. And such a fun collection of shoofly blocks, too!

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Diann. I have ordered some fabric for the alternate blocks so I hope it comes soon so I can complete those. I have my fingers crossed that I can keep up with the QAL. Lol

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  8. Some quilters know how to have fun. You definitely do. I even detected some dark blue in you various QALs.

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    1. Aaah thank you so much , dear. I was lucky enough to pull in the blues as well. I hope to be more active of staying on top of the Rainbow Scrap challenge this year as well. Lol. Thank you for the sweet visit.

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  9. Lovely shoo fly blocks, and lovely fabrics!
    Thank you for sharing, and linking up ;)

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    1. Oh thank you so much Frederique. They are so quick and fun to stitch up. I hope to add more this week, maybe in some different colors. Happy quilting.

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  10. The first BB block is beautiful, love the fabric you have chosen. Pretty Shoo Fly blocks, they are so small and cute!

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    1. Aah thank you so much, Astrid. It was nice to find something in my stash to be able to use. I have ordered some fabric for the alternate blocks ; I am looking forward to working on them soon. Happy quilting.

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  11. Beautiful Garden of Eden block. I sewed along with Barbara Brackman during her Hospital Sketches. Made a beautiful quilt and I'm sure this one will be just as pretty. What a lot of sweet Shoo Fly blocks you've got there too. Your fabric selections are gorgeous!

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    1. I have admired Barbara's work for years. This will be the 1st QAL of hers that I have participated in. Fingers crossed I can keep up. Lol. Thank you for the sweet visit, Susie

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  12. another fun post!! I love the shoo fly blocks too! I might join in on those!

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Teresa. I love the slow pace of both of these so I think I can stay on task. I hope you join in. Have a great week.

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  13. Adorable shoo fly blocks! Have fun with the Barbara Brackman quilt along. I have done a few of them, I always learn a lot.

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Sylvia. I had a great week working on these projects. This is my 1st time working on one of Barbara's QAL . I think it will be loads of fun. Happy quilting.

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  14. Boy, you have been a busy gal! I sure don't need more projects to start but the BB BOM is very tempting! Your block is lovely. The Shoo Fly blocks are so cute and at the rate you are making them, you will have a good size quilt in no time. The Granny log cabin stitch coming along very nicely and I look forward to the finish! You are so good to share your talents with us.

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    1. Aaah thank you so much, Ginny. I am like you - I do not need another project, but Lol I keep piling them on. I just have a hard time resisting. Have a great week, dear.

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  15. Oh, so many little blocks already, Melisa! You are one quick seamstress! Those are so cute and will make a perfect mini-quilt. Love the little log cabin piece you are creating, too. I'm sure I would have loved your Granny's home--I always wanted to live on top of a mountain :) Enjoy your day ♥

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    1. Aaah thank you so much, Carol. The shoo fly blocks are piecing up quickly and are such a relaxing project. I am in high hopes to complete more this week. Granny's home was indeed very special . Happy stitching.

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  16. I LOVE your log cabin stitch! Can’t wait to see it finished. I’ll have to stitch it. I just finished your Winter Saltbox, your sweet Valentines stamp freebie and started Dot’s Saltbox last night for my Valentines display. And the shoo fly blocks make me want to start another quilt!!

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  17. The Atlanta Garden QAL looks very interesting. Love the fabrics you're using. Those shoo fly blocks are so adorable! Best of all though is your cabin log cabin stitching. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

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  18. Your shoofly blocks look great, of course! I love Barbara Brackman's QALs, but this year, I don't know if I'll join in. I still haven't put my Civil War blocks together, and how many years has that been? LOL Always a good bit of history to read on her posts, and that's worth the price of admission!

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