You may remember the picture of my quilt in a previous post.The June quilt was aptly named "Leap Year" by designer Carrie Nelson. I first blogged about it in a previous post here. Because of the colors that remind me of watermelons, I call my quilt "Watermelon Summer". This is the picture that made the parade.
And guess what? I was a big winner! A random drawing of participants of the Schnibbles parade was made by Sinta and Sherri and I will be receiving a Tradewinds Layer Cake by Lily Ashbury and a box of Wonder Clips from Miss Schnibbles herself, Carrie Nelson. Wouldn't you say I have the makings for another Schnibble? And good news...the July Schnibbles will be "our choice" so I already have the Roadshow pattern purchased and I'm all set to get started. Thanks so much to Sinta, Sherri, and Carrie for this Quilt Along and my generous prize.
I was so happy to get my "Watermelon Summer" pieced that I just had to get the quilting done quickly.
I chose two colors of perle cotton, a shade of green and a shade of coral, to compliment the colors of the quilt and I used my favorite "utility " stitches ( ie. long stitches!). I alternated the color of thread from one block to the next. Can you see the little boxes formed by the quilting?
And of course a little label that just screams summer is surrounded by a bright green and white polka dot binding. A little cuddle quilt all ready to be cuddled up in!
I'm definitely in vacation mode these days with the family, but still try to peek in to the Celebrate Red, White and Blue Blog Hop going on right now, created by our very own Madame Samm at Sew We Quilt and hosted by lovely Jane of Jane's Fabrics and Quilts.
Every day through and including July 16, bloggers from across the globe are scheduled to post a picture (or two or more!) of a red, white and blue block on their post. I was one of the first group of bloggers who posted on July 1 and what a blast it was! Every day, two of the blocks are featured as the favorites and I was soooo fortunate to receive that recognition for my Pinwheel block. You can see my July 1 post and my blocks here.
It has only been 5 days and already over 92 blocks have been featured, with all blocks posted on Madame Samm's Pinterest site right here. So, if you haven't started hopping from blog to blog to see all these creations, what are you waiting for? There are giveaways, there are tutorials, there are blocks to inspire! Here is the schedule for today.
The complete blog hop schedule is right here.
Now, you know what I'm going to tell you next...you've got to Think Christmas!
We have over 50 people registered for the Think Christmas blog hop from July 30-August 3. As you probably know by now, yours truly (me) is hosting this blog hop with lots of help from creator Madame Samm. So I'm hoping that the Think Christmas participants are now immersed in their sewing rooms creating some Christmas magic! I sent an email to all participants a couple of weeks ago. If you are registered and didn't get the email from me, please send me an email to connect at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I've made just a bit of a start on my own Think Christmas block, so here is just a little peek, and I just bet you know what it is!
It's a great day for quilting!