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Despite a couple more weeks of school, June 1 always feels like the turning point into Summer for me. The 90 degree weather yesterday didn't hurt. It's time for the June Show Me Something challenge and linkup. I hope you'll share your finished quilts out in the wild. Please share up to 3 new or old quilt finishes for Show Me Something Outdoors. You have until June 30 to linkup, plenty of time to make something new if you'd like.

Is the outdoors featured in the design of your quilt or the fabric you chose? Maybe you use the quilt as a picnic blanket or to cuddle up with on a breezy evening in the backyard. Perhaps your quilt has been to a park or a beach. Personally, most of my finished quilt photo shoots happen in my backyard. Here are a few photos of my quilts away from home. (Click on photos to read more about these projects.)

 

I enjoyed the architecture of this sidewalk overpass, not far from home.

 

This bench is outside the building where my small quilt group used to meet.

 

My guild has done quilt retreats to the Marin headlands. We stay and sew in those buildings in the back, steps from the beach.

 

This was in my in-law's backyard. I photographed numerous quilts in their backyard while we lived there during a remodel at our house.

 

I look forward to seeing your finished quilts and where you've taken them!

Here are the linkup details:

  • The monthly Show Me Something quilt linkup will start on the first of the month and continue until midnight (PST) on the last day of the month.
  • You may linkup a maximum of 3 new or old finished projects that fit the theme.
  • You may linkup a blog post or Instagram post.
  • Participation in the linkup grants me permission to use an image of your project in a future blog post, with credit and a link back to your post.
  • If you linkup from a blog post, please link back to this post in your post. If you post from Instagram, you can tag me @sarahgoerquilts.
  • Visit others in the community who share their projects... and leave comments. :-)

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Hey, it's April! I didn't want to post on the 1st, lest you think this is all a foolish joke. I want you to seriously Show Me Something Orange!!

Your interpretation of orange is up to you... light, dark, vibrant, earthy. Anything goes! Your project might be all orange, orange may be the feature, or maybe orange is a supporting character.

Let this peek at the orange wall from The Color Factory (when it was in San Francisco) give you some inspiration. Your project can be something new you make this month or something you've finished previously.

 

This is one of my favorite uses or orange. I chose to work from stash on this project and chose enough fat quarters and half yard cuts for each color in the quilt to make it scrappy.

This one uses scrappy slabs, one of my favorite techniques to teach. The pattern is Beach Retreat from Kelly Young's book, Stash Statement.

And how can we talk about orange quilts without a pumpkin!?

 

This one isn't a quilt, but isn't the actual size orange Lego couch (from the Friends Experience life-sized Lego Central Perk in Las Vegas) awesome!?

 

Here are the linkup details:

  • The monthly Show Me Something quilt linkup will start on the first of the month and continue until midnight (PST) on the last day of the month.
  • You may linkup a maximum of 3 new or old finished projects that fit the theme.
  • You may linkup a blog post or Instagram post.
  • Participation in the linkup grants me permission to use an image of your project in a future blog post, with credit and a link back to your post.
  • If you linkup from a blog post, please link back to this post in your post. If you post from Instagram, you can tag me @sarahgoerquilts.
  • Visit others in the community who share their projects... and leave comments. :-)

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


 

 

Tons of fabulous solids quilts were linked up last month. Thank you to everyone who linkup or visited others. If you haven't had a chance to check them out, hop over to see what folks shared.

And without further ado (especially since I'm late and backdating this to the 1st!) this month's challenge is to Show Me Something with Squares! This feels almost too easy, but came to me through an idea that I'm wanting to work on (though will certainly not finish this month).

Maybe your quilt is a square. Maybe there are squares on your fabrics. Maybe you pieced some squares. Or in the case of improv piecing, maybe they are approximately squares.

Squares within another design: churn dash, nine patch, four patches in the borders, etc.

Almost all squares.

Perfectly cut AccuQuilt squares (for the 4-patches and the background).

I look forward to seeing how you've used squares in your quilts in the past as well as any new quilts with squares you finish this month!

Here are the linkup details:

  • The monthly Show Me Something quilt linkup will start on the first of the month and continue until midnight (PST) on the last day of the month.
  • You may linkup a maximum of 3 new or old finished projects that fit the theme.
  • You may linkup a blog post or Instagram post.
  • Participation in the linkup grants me permission to use an image of your project in a future blog post, with credit and a link back to your post.
  • If you linkup from a blog post, please link back to this post in your post. If you post from Instagram, you can tag me @sarahgoerquilts.
  • Visit others in the community who share their projects... and leave comments. :-)

 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter