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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.

Online Quilting Class

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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08-23-2014

Free Quilting Classes and a Winner!

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In case you guys have missed it Craftsy has added some amazing  FREE mini-classes!

Here are a few FREE quilting classes I have checked out that have lots of great info in them for beginners and a few reminders you may have forgotten about!

Sometimes being able to watch is better than someone just telling you. This is a great one for beginners!

How To Piece, Patch, Quilt: Basic Quiltmaking Skills – FREE!

All these crazy feet come with your sewing machine….here’s where you’ll find out what to do with them:)

Sewing Machine Feet from A to Z – FREE!

Broken needles and skipped stitches driving you crazy?? This is a great class for figuring  out common sewing machine problems. A beginner must!

Sew Ready: Machine Basics

Want to improve your longarm quilting? or thinking about getting one, check it out!

A New Look at Longarm Quilting – FREE!

There are lots of non-quilty classes too that might just float your boat! Click the link below to see the full list.

Free Craftsy Mini-Classes!

        

Now what you really want to know…..

Odds and Ends by Julie Comstock, The Sassy Quilter

and the winner of the 20 jelly roll strips for a Jelly Roll Jam II quilt

is….

Sally Heise

Congratulations Sally! and thanks to everyone who signed up and entered the giveaway:)

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07-19-2014

Craftsy Flash Sale

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Craftsy’s Creative Escape Flash Sale: Save Up to 50%!

Don’t miss out on Craftsy’s Creative Escape Flash Sale! Save up to 50%  for this weekend only, sale is only today and tomorrow and expires July 20th at 11:59pm MT.

They have 26 quilting classes on sale and over 100 others to choose from like photography, cake decorating, knitting, and just about anything you can think of!

Here are some I have taken….

Design It, Quilt It! This one really helped me decide how I want to quilt my quilts and improved my free motion quilting skills.

Design It, Quilt It

Design It, Quilt It- Online Quilting Class

Machine Quilting with Wendy Butler Burns was another great class. I learned a new basting technique in this one!

Machine Quilting

Machine Quilting Techniques

I think we all want to learn how to free motion quilt….. but, we are kind of scared to get started. Right?

I learned by taking several classes like these until I was ready to just jump in. Something about  watching the videos was more helpful that just reading about it.

I recommend watching as many different approaches to FMQ as you can get. I learn some thing new from each and every one! Then you finally have to just jump in and give it a go…and give yourself a break while learning and remember it’s okay to make mistakes:)

Hope you guys enjoy some of these classes!

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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.

TangoBinding

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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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!

Quilts on a fence...

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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