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Put your foot down – 156

Show us your WIPS

I had a finish!  The log cabin blocks I shared last week turned into this ombre star:

True Blue Quilts mini log cabin star

You can get all the project details on this post – and be sure to leave a comment there to be entered in the fabric giveaway.

I just love putting together a gradient selection of fabric and these blues, teals and yellows from Island Batik were lovely to work with. I am going to continue the star theme for my September quilt also. Do you find yourself making similar patterns over and over?

What’s next?

Before moving on to the quilt for Island Batik’s September Ambassador Challenge, I have some other priority tasks. I have to balance my personal projects with customer work for my longarm business. It is always a joy to work on the art quilts that my friend Jo brings me. She never uses a pattern and she likes lots of different filler designs. So, I need to come up with some fun stitching for this field of flowers. Do you have any suggestions?

Hexagon Flowers by Jo

Speaking of free motion quilting, I am making lists of inspiring prompts so I can practice during Sketch-tember. What, you’ve never heard of it?!? Probably because I just made it up, LOL. But I would love to have company as we sketch and stitch our way through the month of September. You can see my previous sketch challenge on YouTube and follow along with the Classic Blocks and FMQ workbook.

floral motif quilting design

Put Your Foot Down Linky Party

Put your foot down graphic

This is the place to drop those links. I want to see what YOU have been creating when you put your foot down – the sewing machine’s presser foot, that is. 

Of course, feel free to share any other craft or creative endeavor. I have several knitting projects in the works, and I am tempted to start cross stitching again. It’s fun to work with fiber in any form!

Thanks again to Denise for letting me take over as guest host for the month of August. It has been fun to meet new quilters. Be sure to leave comments on everyone’s blog and invite all your friends to join us.

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  1. Your blue and yellow quilt is gorgeous… so refreshing. The arrangement is perfect. Showcasing light to dark of both colors. Looking forward to seeing your next Island Batik challenge.

  2. I love your quilt. I’m always drawn to really simple quilts for large ones, but try the more complicated things on small pieces.

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