Tuesday, February 5, 2019

The Shortest Month. And the Pinkest . . .

February is the shortest month so if you have quilting goals, you'd better get cracking. Here's Block #2 of my Mystery Quilt for 2019. Have you joined in yet? It's free and the patterns for the blocks are posted monthly. We're moving right along. The mystery will be revealed in July.


You can download the monthly patterns from Files in my Facebook small quilt lovers group or the Mystery page on my website. I love this block! It's called "Louisiana" and it's fast becoming one of my favorites. Very simple and yet if you use some pretty fabric combinations with nice contrast it looks more complicated than it really is.

I had pink and brown on my brain as we went into this month. The February small quilt challenge is a free little nine-patch quilt because I was playing around with some pink and brown nine-patch blocks  one evening and said What the heck, this might be perfect for the February challenge quilt - 



Quick and easy. Pattern is in Files in the groups. 




Here's a little more inspiration for February. If you haven't made the Be My Little Valentine quilt from my Small & Scrappy book yet, this may be a good month to get that one finished. Also simple and cute. Doesn't get much easier than four patches. 



More pink and brown - Last February, I started this sweet little hearts quilt and was finally able to finish it last week. I created some kits and also put a pattern up on my website. The kits have already sold out but if anyone would really, really like to purchase one, you may be able to twist my arm to make up a few more so please e-mail me (click on my blog profile for e-mail). I will do this if there's any interest. But I'd have to buy more fabric and you probably won't get them before Valentine's Day. So, let me know. You can also purchase the pattern alone and use your own scraps. 






If you follow along with our monthly challenges, we've still got a few more quilts to make from my Prairie Journey book this year. Last month, some of us made the little log cabin quilt. I forgot to post the pic of mine here. Of course it's not quilted yet because I got sidetracked by a few other things. (More pink and red. I was in antique mode.) 


I chose my colors and fabrics based on an antique doll quilt I saw on eBay. This one was so much fun and it really does stitch up rather easily. (FYI - Needle case was a gift made by a friend. Don't know the pattern.)


These little blocks really make my heart sing.  Make something with pink in it to perk yourself up and get over the gloomy winter doldrums. It won't be spring for awhile. Snow is gone and we have promises of ice and rain here this week. Yep, it's February. But, hey, at least it's the shortest month.





16 comments:

Sue Bennett said...

All gorgeous Kathy. The fabrics you choose play well with each other, Love the little hearts quilt. One that I need to make.

Kathleen Tracy said...

Sue - I know you have the scraps, LOL.

Ann in PA said...

Kathy, I love all your little quilts! That log cabin in pinks & browns is adorable! I never heard of the Louisiana quilt block but I do like it and can't wait to get that far in the Mystery Quilt.

Krissy B. said...

Love them all. What is the stitched sampler pillow you have in the photo? Would love to make it too. You have such fun props. Thank you for sharing.

Kathleen Tracy said...

Krissy - Not stitched - it's just some old fabric designed by Blackbird Designs I think. Looks real if you're not up close!

---"Love" said...

All of your little quilts are adorable! I especially love those log cabin blocks! ---"Love"

cityquilter grace said...

never tire of seeing all your beautiful little quilts!

Jennifer M said...

Beautiful little quilts. I also adore the little Sampler pillow. I was about to ask about it, looks like it was already asked. Thank you Kathy

Granny's Button Box said...

Your fabrics are adorable, just love the colours especially the pinks and browns together. The hearts look lovely as well.

Melinda mwcapozza@gmail.com said...

Kathleen: I have a tremendous stash of 19th C. reproduction fabrics in pinks and browns--running out of storage space, actually--I've decided to make a Log Cabin (love that block) 1/2pink 1/2 brown, small blocks, in wall hanging/child size. But I also have a Broken Dishes in mind....Goodness knows, there are enough fabrics to make queen or king size quilts easily.
Love your little quilts.--Melinda

Frankie Brown said...

I love all that pink and brown. And your needle case is beautiful, I'm assuming you made it?

Sue McQ said...

Sweet, as you are! Blessings.

Lynn S said...

Kathleen,
On your little heart quilt featured pattern, does the pattern also include instructions for making the little sewing kit that is beside the quilt and scissors?

Kathleen Tracy said...

Lynn - No. That is the Housewife needle case pattern from my book Remembering Adelia.

Tammy said...

Hi, are the monthly small quilt challenges only available if you are on Facebook? I don't see them in your free pattern section of your website. I don't have FB. Thanks for hosting the 2019 mystery!

Kathleen Tracy said...

Tammy - You can download the Mystery patterns from my website every month - www.countrylanequilts.com There is a link in the blog post or on the sidebar

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