Quilt Qwazy Queens Blog Hop of Laughs
Joan at Moosestash Quilting is hosting this Quilt Qwazy Queens blog hop that runs from March 18th through March 24th. Celebrating Worldwide Quilting Day on March 21st, this hop is a festival of quilting projects that will make you smile. This year’s theme calls us to focus on “making us laugh.” Sue and I so very often share many laughs over our quilting. Whether it be from a multitude of mistakes or other “what were we thinking” moments, we are often chuckling in our sewing room.
Qwazy Quilt Farming
Look at the widdle duck face, all happy and smiling. Is it working? Are you smiling yet? No?? By the time you get to see the final reveal, you will be. I guar-roan-tee. This is the first post I’ve actually felt like writing since the pandemic began and this is the first project that called. At first, I forced myself to drag into the sewing room. Once I was there, and Sue handed me this sweet duckie . . . well, he started chatting to me while buttonholing began. You’re fine; everything’s going to be okay; we’ll get through this together. Quackers is right – we are fine, and we hope you are as well.
Qwazy Placemat Beginning
We had some leftover fabric from this Icon Elements bundle we used for a baby quilt last year, and a March OMG goal of making a placemat. A, as in one single, solitary placemat and that goal was chosen before the pandemic. I carefully went through the Icon colors to ensure we had most of the colors we needed covered and tally forth we went. First up, a sweet friendly duck.
Qwazy Lamb Added
Before we could name Quackers, Baaaddi was in the works as well. Fabrics were carefully selected for both farm animals before I started buttonholing each one.
Both placemats went together really quickly – I was able to hand sew the binding on Baaaddi Saturday afternoon and share as a vibrant and vivacious entry for Project Quilting 11.6 (the last challenge for Season 11) via Instagram. Apparently, I didn’t take too many photos during the process other than this one showing the bias binding selection.
There was a brief period of searching Google on how to make your own bias binding but I quickly came to my senses. Especially when we found this pretty pink bias tape in our stash – it was serendipity. The only thing left to do now is to share the finished photos!
Now you may determine if Baaaddi and Quackers made you smile and tell us in the comments. They’ve been quilted with my walking foot in a one-inch grid, gray Aurifil on top and white on the bottom. I was pleased to see my tension was spot-on!
As for the back story on the names and why these two placemats were selected, there is a cute story. Dominic says, “quack, quack” when asked what sound a duck makes. It sounds more like “quaw, quaw” – shades of caw, caw but it always makes us smile. Hence the Quackers inspiration! Addison pats her chest and announces her name, “Oddi, Oddi” while she happily shares the sound a sheep makes, “baa, baa.” The mashup led directly to our little lamb’s name of Baaaddi.
Here’s the whole roundup of participants in this laugh-inspired hop:
Qwazy Wednesday, March 18
Qwazy Thursday, March 19
Qwazy Friday, March 20
- If These Threads Could Talk
- Kathleen McMusing
- Samelia’s Mum
- Seams To Be Sew
- Quilt Fabrication
- Ms P Designs USA
Qwazy Monday, March 23
- One Quilting Circle
- Quilt Schmilt
- Devoted Quilter
- Tuning My Heart Quilts
- Home Sewn By Us – you are here!
- Farm Quilter
Qwazy Tuesday, March 24
Thank you, Joan, for this fun-filled blog hop! These two placemats also represent our March OMG project and will be sharing it on Patty’s Elm Street Quilts linkup shortly.
Join us each Tuesday for our hosted linky party called To-Do Tuesday. Our other Linky Parties can be found by clicking the link above or along the sidebar on our website for more quilting fun – check out what our friends are up to. Like/follow us on our Facebook page and you can share your photos of what you’re working on. We would love to see them!