Monday, August 23, 2010

A Weekend To Play


...and play I did!
I got this pattern a few weeks ago and I have been anxious to try it out.
I saw it in the catalog at Pine Needle Quilt Shop in Lake Oswego Oregon and then
I some time back I saw Pam Kitty Morning working on one.
I thought is was to cute not to do! So here is the start of mine.
One block is 20" and you can either make six for a lap quilt or 15 for a monster size.
The pattern calls for 5/8 yd for each fabric used but I was getting away with 1/2 yd cuts. I had my fingers crossed because I don't have 5/8 yd cuts of much in my stash.


The pattern is called Victory Garden. It's by Busy Bee Quilt Designs.




But before I did that I made a small herd of turtles.
I just love these guys...
and although I am not one to do "fussy" things, I was getting a kick out of seeing how they each turned out.
Two of these guys/gals are now in the mail to my pincushion swap partner. I hope they arrive safe and sound... I included a little bit of turtle food to hold them over:) on their journey!
 It seems that I spent the whole weekend with KarrieLyne at Freckled Whimsey... first making the turtles, which were for her and

then working on my Charm Pack Quilt Along that she is hosting.
We are almost on the final part, so I got all 25 of my blocks completed! 

I loved working with these fabrics so much. That's why I picked another dozen of them
for my 200th post giveaway (along with the Lunch Bag book). It's not to late to enter!

I actually think I am about caught up! What an odd thing!?! No more swaps or anything due...
I must be missing something...

12 comments:

Thelma said...

Your blocks look perky and perfect!

Love the turtles!

PatchworkRose said...

Just love those blocks and the pincushions have personality :-)
Keep having Fun
Cheers
Lynne

Jennifer @ Stitchin' Thyme said...

Wow - you are all caught up?? I could not imagine - congratulations!!! I love the blocks!!

Stray Stitches said...

I love the Victory Garden Party pattern. And the 'turtles' are adorable.

Vesuviusmama said...

Who has 5/8 cuts laying around? That's a size you would buy with a specific purpose in mind - glad to see it is working with what you have. Love the turtles, especially the one with the ric rac. I am a new ric rac aficionado - such fun stuff!

PunkiePie said...

Loving the turtle pin cushion!! Yup. I need that pattern. Your blocks are very pretty too!

PamKittyMorning said...

Ohhh I love how your flag quilt is going. I need to get the sashing on mine and get it quilted!

RETRO-fabulous said...

Your turtles could not be cuter! Adorable!!
Love your fabric choices on EVERYTHING!

Happy Quilting,
Heather

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Cute blocks - and I love those turtles - TOO CUTE!!

Cyndy said...

Love the colors, love the piecing... love love love! Can you see the hearts and flowers floating in the around my head?? Seriously, very cute and the turtles!!! These guys are the sweetest ever!

Stina said...

So much fun.. oh how I love visiting your blog.. makes me happy all the time..:o)))

Cindy said...

How precious those pincushions are. Oh my word, Sinta, they're adorable !!!!!