Thursday, July 11, 2019

Our Final Post Here...

The hum of my sewing machines seem to almost echo in the empty house as the final quilt got quilted....
 ...and another got binding sewn on.

I thought Jackson looked a little sad until I realized while I was ironing that he in fact just couldn't find a comfy place to rest! Poor guy! I felt so bad. With no dog bed of his own nor couch to rest upon...
he finally found a cozy spot in the quilt I was binding. Smart puppy. 

As many of you know, hubby and I have been downsizing this year and as we all know, 
as one door closes, another one opens. We may not always know what lies in the horizon.... 
...but I actually find inspiration in the unknown right now and even took time to make a list of all 
the things I want to do MORE. I'm filled with curiosity as this new life chapter begins. 
 My little creative brain is turning as I find myself with new creative spaces awaiting....both indoor and out!

With that said, this is my last post here at Val's Quilting Studio. I have so enjoyed blogging over the past six years as it allowed me to document my journey into quilting. So know, I have no plans of removing this blog.  I've enjoyed our community and quilting for so many of you and just want to take advantage of this transition to create a new blog that is not limited to quilting. Time will tell when that will evolve as these new spaces offer a blank canvas of exploration and a period of time where I can allow myself a sabbatical of sorts.
(I'll be sure to announce and link it here when I do!)
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Until then, thank you for following. Thank you for your inspiration. Thank you for your friendships. If you just found my blog, you can take a look around by clicking on my tabs at the top of the page and my post labels at the bottom of the page. With six years of quilting documented here...there's plenty of inspiration to be found and friends to meet by following the blog links on my sidebar.

Saturday, July 6, 2019

LINKY: 6th Annual Piggy Bank Challenge!!

It's that time of year when we finally empty our piggy banks and splurge on something quilty!Click the picture to read more!
We'll be bringing out change to the coin counter on Monday... 
...but I'm already thinking of using my savings to build some shelves for my 
new sewing room. How about YOU? Now it's your turn to share!
Last July  a dozen of you signed for this year's challenge and even more joined through email after the linky closed. This week, empty those piggy banks my friends and create a post to link here with us exclaiming your total amount saved and share what quilty purchase you're going to make! 
(FYI: The linky will be open for a week) 
You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

One More Charity Finish...

One more finish for the Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project.
 This quilt top was sent to me from a fellow quilter to finish for the project.  
I love the rainbow of Kaffe fabrics against the crisp white background don't you! 

I found a purple patterned backing and had enough left over to use it for the binding too.
The rainbow of happy colors reminded me of a flower garden so I used a pantograph of butterflies fluttering along for the quilting pattern using a white King Tut Superior thread: 
I plan to machine sew the binding down tonight, pop the quilt into the wash, then it's on it's way to: .
Carolina Hurricane Project
c/o Catholic Charities
20 N. 4th Street, Suite 300
Wilmington, NC 28401
What is the deadline for shipping quilts?   The shipping address in Wilmington will take completed quilts into 2020. So it's NOT too late to help. Click HERE to check out the details of Carole's Project and hopefully I've inspired you to contribute too.

Also....for all of us "penny pinchers" come back July 6th to share your savings!
Click the picture to read more!
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