Friday, February 24, 2023

Just a Quilting Along

Fabrics are pulled !!! I have been pulling some fabrics for Barbara Brackman's QAL. 


Welcome, ya'll. Is this pink as pretty as a posy?  I sure think so. 

 I pulled it  to use in Barbara's Atlanta Garden Quilt. Block # 2 Grandmother's Choice  was posted on Feb. 8, 2023 .  Barbara gives you the measurements to make the choice of 2 sizes. I am creating 10" blocks. 


Such a lovely block. 

 Block #1  in the Atlanta Garden Quilt is called  Garden of Eden. 

       

Earlier this month, Kathleen Tracy of  A Sentimental Quilter hosted a free Valentine's QAL in 3 easy steps. The end result was a darling quilt called Love Letters

I am quite smitten over the sweet envelopes.  It was such a joy that Kathleen broke  down the steps over a few days; it felt like I was piecing along with her. πŸ€—  As of right now , it is still available on her blog , the final step was posted in her Feb. 6, 2023 post.  This will be going in the hoop soon. 

I have a few farm doodles for you. 



Luv Ewe , Luv Chick,  and Luv Moo were stitched in  2021. I usually pull them out in February and leave them out as little bowl fillers until Fall. Some new additions will be quite nice. I will be working on them today. 

 

Though it is not Thursday, I am still working on a bit of embroidery

I am dreaming of a new Embroidery Stitch Along. Last year I shared the Summer Days embroidered blocks over several weeks.

 It was a slow paced enjoyable stitch for me .

 I bought a couple of yards of white fabric for embroidery with some ideas in mind. Are you game for another one. 

Let me give you a hint as to what I am thinking of embroidering.πŸ‘‡πŸ”

That's my Friday ramble! May your day be filled with blessings, love and all of the stitching and quilting your heart desires. Hugs and love and 


As always...

Happy  Stitching and Quilting, ya'll

Melisa

Try to be a rainbow in someone else's cloud. 

Hugs and Stitches!!!!πŸ€—πŸ§΅❤

Dedicated to my dear baby sister, Amy. I love and miss you, Amo. 

I finished my Shamrock Mini Sampler that I shared Wednesday. 

 Smores and Campfire!!!  Eeeh! Mr. Pinker and I are headed out on our 1st camping adventure of year. 

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. 

Pat at  Life in  the Scrapatch for Stitch , Sew and Show- Wednesday

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

TGIFF at Melva Loves Scraps for Thank Goodness Its Finished Friday- Friday

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

42 comments:

  1. Yay! Great Doodles! I'm game for another QAL, but I'm still working on Frosty, too. Thanks for these great free patterns that make it possible to share so much with others, and not spend money my doctors want. LOL Chickens are always good stitching.

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    1. I am so happy that you like them ,Susan. I have been working on my snowman quilt today, the Flurry & Flakes one. I am down to quilting the border. I have been dreaming of a new chicken quilt for awhile. Have a great weekend and thank you for the sweet visit.

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  2. I'm ready for another embroidery SAL/QAL. You continue to amaze me every day, Melisa! I could stitch just your designs and be a happy stitcher. LOL Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Aaaah you have me beaming, Darlene. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart. I truly enjoy the embroidery SAL/ QAL's ; they keep me motivated. I hope your weekend is fabulous one. Hugs.

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  3. So much stitchery fun and then you find time to go camping too! Life is GOOD!

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    1. Lol it is Susie. I am so excited to be on the 1st camping trip of the year. It does my heart and soul good and I feel so refreshed afterwards. Have a great weekend.

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  4. Your embroidery pieces and quilting are lovely, Melisa! Enjoy your first campling trip of the season.

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Robin. I know it will be a good one - I always enjoy the peace and relaxation. Hugs.

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  5. Your blocks are great, Melisa. I guess I really need to learn to hand embroider! I have a book of stitches, but haven't yet put it to good use! LOL Have a great weekend, my friend!

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    1. I bet you would enjoy embroidery, Brenda if you like handwork. It is very relaxing and a great take along project for car trips. I am sure you will break that book open for use when the mood strikes. Have an awesome weekend.

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  6. You are such a sweet enabler to me!!! I am heading over to Barbara's to stitch the next block, I have blocks everywhere in my sewing room, lol. What is 1 or 2 or 12 more?? I am jealous of your camping trip, mine was push back because Arizona weather is being a little strange. Love your sweet farm doodles, my daughter has claimed those for a project she is working on for her cousin in N Dakota.. Sending you warm hugs and have a great camping adventure, Arizona is bright and sunny today, such a welcomed sight.

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    1. Aawww I love to enable , dear Mary and I agree what's one more project. Lol. I hope you are able to hit the trails and camp very soon. Was today as blustery as it was yesterday? I sure hope not. Rain is expected here in the morning, but that is ok. I still can find something to do at camp. Have a blessed and wonderful weekend. Hugs.

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  7. PS, I would love a stitch along with you and I will love whatever you decide to do that your heart tells you is right!! Mary from Arizona.

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    1. Yah! I have so many ideas floating in my head right now.I am so excited you will be joining me. Hugs.

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  8. Are you not already doing a monthly embroidery design for each month--with the name of the month on a flower pot???? I have January and February done--I am doing mine in pinks and greens--enjoy all your work--have an awesome day--hugs, di

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    1. Oh yes, Di. I already have March's block ready to share on the 1st of the month. I hope to work on April's this weekend. Your colors are amazing and so sweet. I can not wait to see how you set your blocks. Have a blessed and fabulous weekend Hugs.

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  9. Loving everything you show us Melisa! Especially that mini cross stitch sampler cushion - is it your pattern? And I the little quilt - “love letters” too. Oooh, I just noticed another cross stitch I don’t remember seeing before - “give love”! All just too sweet!
    I hope you have a great camping trip! Barbara xxx (The Flashing Scissors) πŸ™‹‍♀️πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Barbara for the sweet Friday visit. I shared the little sampler design on my Wednesday post , but I didn't have it all stitched then. I am dreaming of a dough bowl of mini seasonal samplers. Lol. I will have to look up who "Give Love" was by. I know it was a freebie that I stitched years ago. Have an awesome weekend.

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  10. Lovely little stitcheries. It must be chickens for next time, I think! Enjoy your first camping trip of the season.

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    1. I do believe so too, Jenny. I have been dreaming of another chicken quilt for quite sometime and have some ideas in my head. I am so excited to camp even if it is just for a few days. Have a great weekend. Hugs.

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  11. I always enjoy your embroidery designs, Melisa! I might not stitch them all, but you know I will stitch some. Your QAL blocks are pretty, and the Love Letters mini, too. So many fun things to make, aren't there?!

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    1. I appreciate that so much, Diann. Embroidery is very relaxing and I do enjoy working on a variety of projects. I agree there is so many things to create and I want to do them all. Have a great weekend and stay warm.

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  12. Oh, yes, please let's do a chicken SAL. I love chicken designs (even though I don't have any real chickens). Melisa, thank you so much for all you do for us. As someone else said, I could just stitch your designs and no one else's and be happy! Your designs are just the kinds of stitching I enjoy. Have a wonderful camping trip!

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    1. Aaah you brightened my day, Sharon. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You are the sweetest. I no longer have chickens either , but still love them so. I do have some ideas floating around in my head . Lol. Have a great week.

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  13. OMGosh! So much to see! The Summer Days quilt is just wonderful! The 3 new Luv Critters are so cute! Your Love Letters fabric choices are so romantic & sweet. Great job! A Chicken SAL would be a fun one, for sure. I hope the weather stays nice for your first outing. Have fun!

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Ginny. I finally found the border fabric that I want to add to Summer Days and soon I hope to put it in the quilt. I was over the moon with Love Letters . It was so nice to use what I had in my stash. Hugs.

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  14. OH BOY a Chicken SAL! Thx for the animal embroidery! Pretty 2022 quilt! Hugs

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    1. Aaah thank you so much , Nanette. I enjoy having an embroidery project to work on here and there and chickens have been calling my name. Have a great week. Hugs.

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  15. Love Letters is very pretty, and I love the new blocks too! Pretty stitched farm animals, cute February decoration!
    Thank you for sharing and linking up!

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    1. Oh thank you so much, dear. I had such a great time working on Love Letters and it pieced up quickly. I am looking forward to quilting it soon. Have a very lovely week.

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  16. Thank you for your lovely patterns Melisa! Your new blocks look awesome! And your Love Letters Mini quilt looks beautiful. I will head down to Sentimental Quilter blog to have a closer look.
    Hugs

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    1. Aah thank you so much, Diana. It was such a delight to work on Love Letters. Kathleen always has such lovely quilt designs and so much inspiration on her blog. I hope you are having a wonderful week.

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  17. Your latest luv doodles are so charming, just like the doodles that proceeded them.

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    1. Oh thank you so much Gwyned. I enjoy quick little projects to work on especially when I am riding in the vehicle or when the grandbabies are here. These do not take much time at all. Thank you for the sweet visit.

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    1. You are so very kind, Nancy . Thank you so very much. They are fun little bowl fillers to have out come spring time. Have a great week.

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  19. Such adorableness! Those bowl fillers are so cute. I enjoyed watching your sal last year and this one looks to be fun too! Thanks for sharing on my weekly show and tell link up, Wednesday Wait Loss.

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Jennifer, I really enjoyed working on the embroidery SAL last week. I find embroidery very relaxing and look forward to another project. Have a great week and thank you for dropping by.

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  20. Those are great fabrics for your 10 inch blocks!!!

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Alycia. I am really enjoying working on the blocks . I have already chosen the fabrics for the next blocks. Thank you for the sweet visit.

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  21. Luv the blocks,I don't think I've ever seen the envelope block before,the sticheries are just the cutest!

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    1. Aaah thank you very much, Helen. I have never seen envelope blocks before this quilt either. I did not realize that was what I was making until my friend said they were envelopes and lol then I saw it. It was a fun project to work on. Thank you for the sweet visit

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