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11-12-2014

Finally a Finish!

Craftsy BOM 2012

Finally a finish…..well, I guess its really a flimsy finish or still a WIP since it’s not a quilt until its quilted!!!!

I am still gonna count it though:) I started this quilt in January with my guild and it has been so much fun. In the end I decided to omit four of the blocks…..hence the four solid color blocks in the corners:) A couple I never got to and a couple I just didn’t like the way they turned out(i.e. drunkard’s path blocks, dang curved seams!).

Craftsy BOM 2012

For my fabrics I used Carnaby Street by Pat Bravo for Art Gallery. I just love the bright colors in this line. I also omitted the sashing in this quilt….not sure if I was being lazy, but I really do like the way they all fit together without it.

Do you want to take this FREE class?

Well, you can! Just click on the link below and head over to Craftsy. It is free and has step by step videos for each block. This is a great quilt for beginners because you will learn so many different techniques and you can do it at your own pace.

Craftsy Block of the Month 2012

You can sign up for this free class HERE!  Craftsy has lots of other FREE classes too, so check it out.

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Don’t Forget to ENTER this weeks Sassy Saturday Giveaway HERE!

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You can win this yummy bundle of Athena by Angela Walters for Art Gallery:)

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08-14-2014

Sassy Update

Here is what I have been up too!

My Craftsy 2012 BOM quilt is coming along nicely! Here are the August blocks…

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Double Star

Double Star

I am using Carnaby Street by Pat Bravo for Art Gallery for my fabrics.

You can sign up for this free class HERE!  Craftsy has lots of other FREE classes too, so check it out.

I’ve been working on a few Log Cabin blocks with my local Richmond Modern Quilt Guild. I LOVE these blocks!!! I was just kind of free- styling with these and did solids on one side and prints on the other. I am really liking how it turned out and it has me thinking about doing a Modern Log Cabin quilt!

Modern Log Cabin

I am using Twenty Three by Cosmo Cricket for Moda.

Modern Log Cabin

 So what do you think….Modern Log Cabin Quilt Along???? I think Modern and Traditional options would be nice…Let me know if you are feeling it:)

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07-02-2014

Sassy Update…BOM’s, Scrappy Trips and QuiltCon!

Sassy Update

Well I have been super busy lately…I guess summer is just that way! So what have I been up to???

My Sassy Quilters Guild is doing the Craftsy 2012 BOM. It is a free class you can find HERE if you are interested. I am love, love loving these blocks!!! Probably my most favorite BOM yet. The blocks are not super hard and are fun and modern interpretations of traditional blocks.

Craftsy 2012 BOM May

May was the wonky Log Cabin variations. The fabrics I am using for the entire quilt are Carnaby Street by Pat Bravo for Art Gallery. Love these!

Craftsy 2012 BOM June

 

June was the Octagon and Greek Cross blocks……I would love to do an entire quilt of these greek crosses!

Scrappy Trip QAL

I signed up to do Julie@627handworks, Scrappy Trip Quilt Along. These are such fun blocks and I am loving the ones I have received so far….seriously, gorgeous! They are from all over the world…and that is just too cool! They are on Round 5 and this is my first round, but I hope to keep collecting enough of these to do an entire quilt. Make sure you head over and follow Julie so you don’t miss the next round if you are interested. It will be in the Fall.

Scrappy Trip QAL

So here are some of my strip sets I have laid out…. The people in my hive have told me some colors they like so I’m picking fabrics with some general guidelines.

I hope they like them! Anybody else feel the pressure when they are sewing for other quilters?

Scrappy Trip QAL

This block is all teal and orange, yummy!

Scrappy Trip QAL

Better get to it! These have to be shipped by July 15th!

Last, but not least….QuiltCon. Oh yes, I am all signed up and so excited I can barely stand it:) I am going to be taking a class on Ombre fabrics with Vanessa Christenson. The rest will be lectures and the quilt show……..and of course SHOPPING! Looking forward to meeting some bloggy friends and checking out Austin, Texas.

  Quilt Con Schedule

Tomorrow is the last day for my Crackerjack GIVEAWAY! So click HERE to enter a 10 FQ bundle and a Crackerjack pattern. I am giving a second one away on Instagram so hop over there for a chance at another.

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03-13-2014

Sassy Tip…removing blood stains!

Rule #1: do not bleed on the quilt!

So what do you do when you’re a rule breaker?

When removing blood stains use your own saliva….i know, i know! It is a little gross, but the enzymes in your saliva can best break down your own blood.

If that is out of the question..try dabbing hydrogen peroxide. You can use a q-tip for either method.

Want to know the other rules?

#2: Measure twice, cut once.

#3: It’s not a mistake…it’s a creative opportunity:)

#4: There are NO Quilt Police.

#5: Rules? There are Rules?

 On the quilting front…

This week I am finishing up a pair of twin quilts and just need to get some pics! Coordinating teal and orange backings with some striped binding.

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Striped Binding

Just love a stripe on the binding:) You?

Also finished up this months blocks for the Craftsy 2012 Block of the Month that my guild is doing.

String Block

String Block

This months theme is string blocks, loved these! Two different techniques were used. Great for scraps.

Broken Spider Web

Broken Spider Web

You can take this free Craftsy Class by clicking the link or pic below! The class includes free video lessons of each months block and you can watch them over and over if you like!

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02-21-2014

February Happenings…

Balkan Puzzle, 2012 Craftsy BOM

Chunky Chevron, 2012 Craftsy BOM

Recently I have done a few more informative posts and haven’t really shown what I have been working on. So here are a few pics of all the latest sassy stitchery!

At my Sassy Quilters Guild meeting we did our February blocks for the 2013 Craftsy BOM, Balkan Puzzle and Chunky Chevron. I am using Carnaby Street by Pat Bravo for Free Spirit.

Oblongagons in Cuzco

I finally got all my Oblongagons cut for the Oblongagonalong over at SewFreshQuilts! Starting to piece these together. I am using Cuzco by Kate Spain for Moda:)

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Finished up my Scrumptious Quilt Top.

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Making progress on the Star Light Star Bright quilt along @ Happy Quilting. I am doing the one block design as a baby quilt.

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I am pretty excited about getting to do some pattern testing for Susan@ Swirly Girl Designs! And I get to use her gorgeous fabric line Daydream in Jewel for Michael Miller Clubhouse.

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Don’t you love these colors!

Remember my “Feel the Love”, Valentine Wall Hanging? Look at these fabulous recreations that Norma and Leesa did using my tutorial!

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Valentine Wall Hanging by Norma Wilder

Love Norma’s quilting!

Leesa's Valentine Wall Hanging

Valentine Wall Hanging by Leesa Burr-Bates

Love Leesa’s scrappy binding addition, so cute!

Yes, February has been busy so far! All these snow days have been productive:)

If you haven’t already…check out my upcoming Triangle Quilt Along! It starts March 21st, so you have plenty of time to ponder:)


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01-10-2014

Quilt Blocks- January

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January, Block 1 – wonky pound

When it came time for come up with a project for my quilt guild for 2014 I decided we should all do the Craftsy 2012 BOM taught by Amy Gibson. Amy’s blog is Stitchery Dickory Dock and she hosts the famous Sugar Block Club. The Craftsy BOM class is free and has great videos and written instructions! This way each member can come to the meeting with their fabric cut and ready to sew. I downloaded this class actually in 2012!!!, but just never had the time to get started. I like the way Amy Gibson teaches it and the quilt itself has been a favorite of mine. The quilt blocks in this sampler are just so fresh and fun!

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January, Block 2 – asterisk

Some months, like January have 2 quilt blocks, but only because they use similar techniques.  I am using a bundle of Carnaby Street by Pat Bravo for my fabric selection for this quilt! Leah Day has a FMQ Craftsy class that I took where she teaches you how to quilt this sampler on your home machine…loved that class too!

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My Quilts…

I updated the My Quilts tab this week….so if you haven’t checked it out before you can find it here!

So, if you are not a member(free) of the Craftsy website you should totally sign up and take advantage of all their free classes, you can buy fabric there too. For those of you who have taken classes there, I would love to hear which ones and how you rated them:)

Don’t forget the Kona Solids blog hop is still in progress, here is where you can go today!  My stop will be on Mon. Jan 13th so be sure to come back and see:)

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