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03-01-2019

Threadology…Block 3

 

This month I am continuing in the quilt along with Fat Quarter Shop called…

Threadology

This quilt is super cute and I love the fabric line they are using, Little Snippets by Bonnie and Camille for MODA.

It’s not too late to join in if you are interested… just head on over to The Jolly Jabber blog by Fat Quarter Shop. The pattern is free, but proceeds are going to the Make a Wish Foundation, so donations are encouraged.

You can find the quilt kit HERE and info on the fabric requirements HERE.

Here is my Shooting Squares blocks… Block 3. A big 12.5″ block.

And my cute little Shooting Squares blocks… Block 3 minis. These finish at 6.5″.

Please join in and quilt along!

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02-27-2019

Scrappy Trip Around the World…

Scrappy Trip Around the World

I started this quilt a couple years ago when I participated in 627Handwork’s Scrappy Trip Along. I only had a few blocks….. so to finish I asked the ladies in my guild if they wanted to join in and make one themselves.

This is a pretty good size quilt, 60 x 72.

I used a larger all over stipple to quilt this. Because of the larger design it has more of a soft and fluffy feel.

I absolutely love how much variety you get in scraps when you quilt with a group!

So if you ever want to do a quilt along with some friends, this is a great pick!

You can find some great directions HERE at Quiltville.

 

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02-22-2019

QuiltCon 2019-Day 1

 

I am so excited to be at QuiltCon!

 

We are in Nashville this year… I love the exciting cities they pick for us to visit! I am with two of my quilt besties. I love a good quilty road trip!

It is such a huge show! You definitely need a few days to soak it all in.

Day 1

First stop for us was a couple of lectures…. Building Your Quilt Practice and Free Motion Impact. Building Your Quilt Practice was not what we thought it was about, but turned out to be surprisingly inspirational. It focused more on how you practice your craft. How to make time, how to find what you love and what you don’t, and how to make your quilting your own. My favorite quote from the lecture was….

The first thing we hit after the lectures was the VENDORS! We just couldn’t wait to get our hands on some fabric. They have so much to look at we could barely make it through the first day…. we definitely saved some booths to go back to again.

Here is what I scored the first day…

 

Ahhhh…… in love<3

 

I got some great deals! 6.00 a yard and fat quarters for around 2.00. I definitely had to restrain myself!!! I also got some cork because I’m dying to try it on a zipper pouch.

Tomorrow we will check out all the rest of the show quilts and hit up some local quilt shops… Can’t wait.

 

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02-20-2019

Threadology…Block 1 and 2

Hola quilty people!

This month I am starting a new quilt along with Fat Quarter Shop called…

Threadology

2019 threadology quilt along quilt

This quilt is super cute and I love the fabric line they are using, Little Snippets by Bonnie and Camille for MODA.

It’s not too late to join in if you are interested… just head on over to The Jolly Jabber blog by Fat Quarter Shop. The pattern is free, but proceeds are going to the Make a Wish Foundation, so donations are encouraged.

You can find the quilt kit HERE and info on the fabric requirements HERE.

Here is my cute little Ohio Star blocks… Block 1.

And my lovely little Nine Patch blocks… Block 2.

Please join in and quilt along!

These blocks are fun and not too overwhelming.

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01-10-2019

Sassy Tip- 107

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Sassy tip #107:

Bias or Curved Binding

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Use binding cut on the bias when your quilt borders are curved, this has a stretch to it. Otherwise, use straight of grain.

Binding can be a little tricky sometimes. I know you have probably seen some pics of people cutting their binding on the diagonal….why go through all that trouble if you can just cut it straight???

Welllllll………

Fabric has a grain to it. When you cut binding for the straight edges of a quilt, you cut from the fold to the selvedge, you are then cutting on the straight grain. This type of binding is perfect for your general binding on your quilts. It is sturdy and if you pull on it you can feel that it has no stretch.

Butttt……

When you are working with a curved border you need a little stretch or bend to get it to fit around your quilts edges. This is called bias binding because the strips are cut on the bias and give it lots of stretch and movement.

Here are a few examples of what I mean…

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A beautiful scalloped edge adds a unique touch to a quilts edges.

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The wedding ring quilt is full of curves!

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Bias or curved binding is also used as the main design in some quilts and needs lots of stretch to do what the designer wants it to do.

Gorgeous don’t you think!

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CLICK HERE for a tutorial by Amy Smart of Diary of a Quilter to show you how to whip some of both types of binding whenever you need it.

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01-06-2019

Churn Dash

Churn Dash Quilt Block

These Churndash blocks are one of my latest projects that I have started. I love this traditional pattern and it has been on my to do list for a long time!

The Churn Dash block is also known by several other names:

  • Monkey Wrench
  • Hens and Chickens
  • Lincoln’s Platform
  • Shoo Fly
  • Hole in the Barn Door
  • Fisherman’s Reel
  • Broken Plate
  • Love Knot
  • Ludlow’s Favorite
  • Quail’s Nest

 

My original plan was to make all the blocks the same, that seemed a little boring so I decided to do a reverse block and still keep it a two color quilt.

This is actually a very easy pattern, just some half square triangles and some strips.

I loved this fabric design! It is Add it Up by Cotton and Steel.

I pressed most of the seams to the side, but the two larger seams when finishing the block I pressed open just to reduce some of the bulk. This will help when you get to quilting this quilt. The needle doesn’t love super bulky seams.

CLICK HERE is a link to a FREE Churn Dash pattern.

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01-03-2019

Layer Cake Quilts-A Piece of Cake

Wanna make a quick quilt?

Grab a layer cake and some background fabric…. and here you go!

Quilt Pattern: A Piece of Cake

A quilt top finish!

This pattern was super easy and so fun to make. I was hesitant about the background fabric I picked… but I think it came out great! The colors really pop.

This is another quilt is from a book dedicated to all things layer cake! I’m slightly obsessed, lol.

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A Piece of Cake

Sweet and Simple Quilts from Layer Cake Squares

by Peta Peace

While trying to get a good pic of this top I took this one and thought it was so pretty because it looked like Stained glass.

Hope you guys are up to something crafty!

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12-25-2018

Christmas Lights!

Christmas lights

Merry Christmas everyone!

Here is a Christmas project I have been working on…. sort of last minute and will be finished for next Christmas!

I just fell in love with these Christmas light bulbs!

The pattern is by Burlap and Blossom Patterns. She specializes in pieced patterns… no paper piecing!!!

She has lots of cute Christmas blocks!!!

I used my trimmings to make these Sawtooth Stars. I will make those the center.

Then I will add a border… maybe Christmas trees or candy canes…. and then have a large border of these cute Christmas lights. I am sort of making it up as I go. The original pattern in just for the block.

So even though you don’t have time to finish… let Christmas inspire you for next year!

Have a wonderful Christmas Day you guys!

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12-10-2018

10 FREE and EASY Handmade Christmas Ornament Tutorials

Don’t you just love Christmas!

I love decorating the tree and all the handmade Christmas ornaments are extra special to me. Giving handmade Christmas ornaments is always fun too….. but why do I wait to the last minute to make those handmade Christmas ornaments!!!! I know I’m not the only one so here are a few suggestions so you can get some super cute handmade Christmas ornaments knocked out ASAP!

Here are 10 FREE and EASY Handmade Christmas Ornament Tutorials!

The first few on my list(1-5) are by Mr. Domestic. I like his approach to these ornaments. There are many versions of some of these ornaments.

1. Woven Hexie

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2. Quilted Balls

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3. Scandanavian Folded Fabric Star

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4. Fabric Swedish Star

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5. Fabric Pinecone

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6. Folded Christmas Tree

Christmas in July- Christmas Tree Ornament Tutorial from LifeAferLaundry.com

7. Fabric Styrafoam Ball

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8. Primitive Scrap Fabric Tree

Green and Brown Scrap Ribbon Christmas Tree Ornament

9. Scrappy Quilt As You Go Ornaments

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10. Button Wreath

Happy Ornamenting!

Would love to see some pics if you make some of these:)

 

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12-03-2018

I wanna be where the Quilts are…

Mermaid Quilts

I want to be where the Quilts are…

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Well that’s not quite how the line goes… but we all know that is definitely what she was thinking:)

I have a couple of mermaid finishes for you guys today!

Mermaid Quilts!!!

I so enjoyed making this set of twin mermaid quilts…. well they are not exactly twins, but close.

They are for two sisters that I love dearly and have yet to make them a quilt.

Their names are Zoe and Khloe and they also go by the “Think So Twins”…check out their you tube channel!

One reason I picked this fabric for these little girls is that they are African American and I wanted them to see a beautiful mermaid that looks just like them.

I absolutely loved this fabric line…. The castle blueprints!!!

Mermaids, Unicorns, Norwals, Castles…. the cutest!

This fabric line in Magic by Sarah Jane for Michael Miller Fabrics.

I uses one layer cake to make both of these quilts. I just divided the pinks and blues and addes some of my own for borders.

My piecing was simple because I really wanted the fabrics to show.

I just loved the sayings tossed in there.

So grab those Layer Cakes and just start cutting them up!

You might just make something extra special:

Quilt on my friends!

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