Blog Hop 2016

I am happy to join this Blog Hop and want to thank Stephanie Palmer for coordinating this fun.  Also, I received the most detailed blog critique from one of the members.  I left my lap top open and my husband saw it and asked me in all seriousness,  if I paid to have my blog critiqued.  (Thank you Jennifer F. for your valuable and "free" advise).  My husband is good at getting his digs in when he adds up fabric charges for the month.  He spouts that a crack addiction would be cheaper than my fabric one. I counter argue that quilting is less expensive than golf.

I started my blog as a way to archive my work and meet other quilters.  I've achieved these objectives.  When I began quilting, I started with jelly rolls, so hence, the name, StripQuilts. The pass it on, part comes from family who pass on treasured quilts and for those who pass on the love of quilts and share their ideas online.   

I live in Chicago area and have 3 grown children.  I'm a 5th grade teacher and talk to students about how quilts play a part in our American heritage.  My other interest include computers, gardening, and elegantly sipping wine. 

Here are pictures of my most recent finish called Sugar Almond.  I used jelly roll by Moda, "Flow Zen Chic."  I recalculated the tutorial to make a baby sized quilt.  The tutorial is found at Samelias Mum at this link:  http://www.sameliasmum.com/2012/07/sugar-almonds-quilt-pattern-tutorial.html#.V1tJI_krKM-

This quilt measures 28 x 42.

This quilt measures 28 x 42.

22 rows

22 rows

Back side is a panel,

Back side is a panel,

I used the typical meandering free motion pattern.

I used the typical meandering free motion pattern.

I recently traveled to my niece's beautiful Teluride wedding and stayed over in her hometown, Montrose, Colorado.  I had some time to kill while my husband rested from our long drive. I decided to take a walk and walked smack dab into a quilt shop, Ladybugz in Montrose.  Check out my purchase!  

I recently traveled to my niece's beautiful Teluride wedding and stayed over in her hometown, Montrose, Colorado.  I had some time to kill while my husband rested from our long drive. I decided to take a walk and walked smack dab into a quilt shop, Ladybugz in Montrose.  Check out my purchase!

 

These bags contain 1/2 LB of WOF strips from the end of the bolt.  They are at least 2 1/2 inch strips and perfect for more projects like Sugar Almond quilt from Samilia's Mum. I've never seen this product in the Midwest.  Am I missing something?  Are there any other top secret products out there in other areas of the country?  Let me know what you can find in your local quilt shops. Check out a gallery of my other finishes.  Thank you for visiting!!! Best, Mary 

These bags contain 1/2 LB of WOF strips from the end of the bolt.  They are at least 2 1/2 inch strips and perfect for more projects like Sugar Almond quilt from Samilia's Mum. I've never seen this product in the Midwest.  Am I missing something?  Are there any other top secret products out there in other areas of the country?  Let me know what you can find in your local quilt shops.

Check out a gallery of my other finishes.  Thank you for visiting!!! Best, Mary 

Log Cabin

Flannel

Charm packs

Bargello