Showing posts from July, 2018

Splendid Sampler 2 Block #7 and Live Facebook event

Hi all! I hope you had a chance to tune in to Quilting in the Valley's Live Facebook post last night.  It was so much fun to talk to Lisa about Coastal Chic Batiks, my new patterns, ruler demos and how I designed Coastal Chic Batiks.  If you missed it, you can watch it here .  My parents were here for a visit but I did get a chance to work on Block #7 of the Splendid Sampler 2.  Here is my version of Sharon Burgess block For the Love. Thanks for stopping by!  See you next week! Monique

Splendid Sampler 2 Block #6 and Coastal Chic in stores!

Hi All! We are on Block #6 of The Splendid Sampler 2 Quilt Along.  Have you joined us yet?  If not, there's still plenty of time to start.  One of the many nice things about the Quilt Along is that the blocks are smaller, 6" finished so to catch up, it doesn't take long.  Also, you don't have to do all the blocks, you can pick and choose...after all there are 20 free blocks with a total of 80 blocks to choose from! Here is my version of Block my theme of Coastal Chic Batiks and the way that it feels like you are at the beach! Coastal Chic Batiks are arriving in stores!  Check with your local quilt shop for availability.  So excited!!   Thanks for stopping by! Monique

Splendid Sampler 2 Block #5

It's hard to believe we are on block #5 already!  This is designed by Susan Ache called Point Taken.  I decided to go with a dark background to make the star pop.  I think it worked!  If you want to join our Quilt Along, there's plenty of time to catch up!  You can get all the blocks up to this point on Join our Facebook group: The Splendid Sampler and make sure you follow me on OpenGateQuilts Facebook page and @OpenGateQuilts on Instagram. Thanks for stopping by and see you next week! Monique

Splendid Sampler 2 Block #4

Hi all! I've been stitching away getting ready for this week's block 4 for Splendid Sampler 2.  It is SO cute and again I got to use my embroidery and applique skills.  Here is Balance by Wenche Wolff Hatling.  You can download the first four patterns on Coastal Chic Batiks is now being shipped to stores!  Make sure that you check with your local quilt store to see if they are carrying it.  This past weekend, my friend Katie, shot a Facebook Live video of me showing you how to put the block together on the free pattern that comes with Coastal Chic Batiks.  You can see the video on my Facebook page: OpenGateQuilts.  Don't forget to follow me on Instagram where I give you updates and pictures of what I've been up to!  @opengatequilts Thanks for stopping by and see you next week! Monique