Saturday, May 6, 2017

Good Morning, Saturday!  Today's block is #13 in the Sewcial Bee Sampler Quilt Sewalong.  And it is a doozie!  Flying geese everywhere!  I think my skills at this particular kind of piece are getting better-- Look at those points.  It's not perfect but it is the best I've ever done.  Thank you Maureen and Sharon for challenging me to do this.  I must say I had misgivings when I first saw the block.  I'll be posting Block 14 on Monday in conjunction with my week on the 2017 New Quilt Blogger Blog Hop! (More info later!)  You can sign up for some great Omnigrid prizes at Maureen's blog until Monday.  Don't miss the opportunity.

This week's project came from Blue Calla Creations and is a free pattern!  It is called The Clematis Wristlet.  The directions are quite specific and there are lots of pictures so it's just follow and sew.

Here are the pieces all cut out.  I hadn't actually used pattern pieces lately as most of my little projects have been made with squares or rectangles.  So, for me, cutting them out was a little challenging.  But I soon got the hang of it - okay, scissors are a great invention.

Here's the wrist strap all complete

And here's the completed little bag!  I finished it off with a piece of Riley Blake selvage from another scrap.  The blue chevron is one of hers and I thought the flowers were cute.  I may make it shorter though.  The wristlet is really just the right size for my wallet, keys, and lipstick for a fast getaway. (About 10" x 6.5")

You may have noticed this button on my sidebar:

It is the logo of a great session of conversations, tutorial information, and critiques in which I have been participating in since late February.  The sessions were leading up to a series of blog hops hosted by Yvonne @QuiltingJetgirl, Leanne @she can quilt and Beth @Cooking Up Quilts.  It has been a joy to learn some of the better techniques and disciplines to use as we blog. They have answered a million questions and gave me the courage to try new things and improve the look and feel of my blog.

Monday starts the last blog hop of this session and it is the one in which I get to participate.  I am a member of the Blooming Quilters "hive" (you can see our Button on the Sidebar, too) and Yvonne is my leader.  She'll post a list of all the bloggers for the week, as will I so that you can link up with all the new bloggers.  BYW, there will be prizes!!  I'll post early on Monday morning and give you all the information to join in the party.  Hope you enjoy.  Have a great weekend.  See you Monday, May 8th for the "Hop".


  1. I can't believe it is almost the last week of the blog hop. I look forward to reading your post!

  2. Great job on those flying geese. I look forward to your entry on Monday. Hard to believe it is nearly done!