Isabella's Whimsy

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Public Voting Open for Project QUILTING


This is the 7th Season of Project QUILTING hosted by Kim of Persimon Dreams. Biweekly challenges for the first 3 or 4 months of the year are presented to quilters.  Kim’s mother-in-law, Diane, creates the challenges.  Both Kim and Diane participate, but they exclude themselves from winning any of the sponsor-donated prizes.

The theme of this week’s challenge was “I Need a Vacation”.  All finished quilt entries were welcomed by noon today.  Then Public Voting begins and runs for several days. So, today is the start of Public Voting for the Vacation challenge.

Here is my entry, please excuse the poor lighting.

IsabellasWhimsy PQ7Ch4 Vacation

Here is a link to the Voting Page. This week everyone is given 4 votes to use on their 4 favorite quilts. There are some really clever quilts that you are sure to enjoy!

Please leave a comment and let me know where you would go for a great vacation.





Just popping in for a quick hello.

What’s been happening?

I’ve been making little mats to add to the Etsy shop, babysitting sweet grandson, reading books for the 2016 Reading Challenge, daily stuff, and making an entry for Project QUILTING Challenge 4: I Need a Vacation (more about that soon).

Hoping you are also doing what you love and loving what you do.



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PQ Season 7, Challenge 3 – Thread

The challenge for Project Quilting hosted by Persimon Dreams is to make a quilt of any size, in any manner, so long as it is a finished project completed within the week and contains one or more of these:

  1. Include patchwork.
  2. Include appliqué.
  3. Have 3 layers stitched together by hand or machine.

The 3rd Challenge topic for this week is Thread.

As soon as I read ‘Thread’ I knew I wanted to make some Spool Blocks.  The spool block is an old-fashioned blocked that is pieced.  I also knew I wanted to make a mug rug because, well, because it’s small; I was confident I could complete a mug rug in a week.

Here is the thread mug rug.  Titled: Spools. Size 8.5″ X 6.5″. Made by me in my home in San Antonio, TX.

IsabellasWhimsy Thread 1

First I made the two larger spool blocks in the traditional way, but I used my own dimensions to cut the pieces.  I quilted the mug rug and added the binding, but there was too much white space left, so I made three little spools and appliqued them.  I like their wonkiness. I think they add some motion to the mat.


IsabellasWhimsy Thread 2.JPG

If you are interested in how to make the spools, just let me know and I’ll share what I used and what I have access to.

You can vote on the Thread entries starting tomorrow afternoon/evening by going here: Viewer’s Choice Voting from February 7th – 12th  You will need to scroll down a ways to find it, but it’s worth the effort!

Is there a quilt block that you like a lot? Don’t be shy…just tell us which one!




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