Thursday, April 25, 2019

Wednesday, Quilt Day

Every Wednesday a group of quilters meet at our local Lutheran Church from 10-2 to work on projects.  Each week, I look forward to stories, laughter, words of wisdom, goodies and inspiration.  Here are a few projects from last weeks get together.

Sally's finished quilt top.  She's been working on this for a couple of sessions.  She found this kit for a great price and couldn't resist. Check out the mitered corners.  


Sally's project for the day was to arrange these half square triangle blocks.  She brought her own design wall and her goal was to get half of the blocks placed by the end of the day.  The geometric triangles were made from the True Colors Pom Poms and Stripes 10 inch Charm Pack by Tula Pink.  Don't you love the gray she found for the background.



Hurray for Sheryl, another Quilts of Valor project.  This is also a kit.  Look at all of those precise points!

Marcy says she's sworn off purchasing new fabrics and plans to use what she has.  She is making a scrappy quilt with these random blue strips.  Don't you just love it.  She did get a gift certificate to my shop for have the prize winning quilt at our last quilt show, so she'll have to do a little shopping.

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

English Countryside Bundles

Have you seen the new English Countryside collection from Maywood Studios?  The blue, navy and white color way would make a stunning quilt, wouldn't it!  You can find these bundles HERE







Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Easter Bunny

      I was digging through my quilts to find something to hang up for Easter.  Look what I found!  I made this quilt back in the ots.  I would guess this quilt is about 15 years old but it doesn't look a day over 5.  I worked on this quilt at a retreat and I was happily sewing on paper and cutting away when one of my fellow retreaters told me she just couldn't stand it anymore and she showed me how to paper piece the right way.  All of these little baskets are paper pieced.  The flowers, birds and bunny are all done with raw edge quilting.  This is on my wall for the holiday.  Happy Easter!!

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Friday, April 5, 2019

Humpback Whale Finish

Whew.... I'm finally finished.  I started this wall hanging a long time ago.  Last year I put it on my list of UFO's to finish and well, didn't finish it.  I left it out so I wouldn't forget about it and it made me feel guilty every time I walked by, so I buckled down and just put a border on it and quilted it.  This pattern is from Dana Michelle at Wildfire Designs. You can find it here. I didn't follow the color card she provides, I used what I had on hand.  It's a great raw edge pattern for your leftover batiks.


I posted about the quilting here.  I had a little fun trying a couple of quilting patterns on my Q20, that daunting machine in the corner of my sewing room.  

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Disney Princess Fabric Bundle

What little girl doesn't love the Disney Princesses?  I have 6 granddaughters and they all have gone through a stage in their young life where the stories of Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Snow White and the 7 Dwarves, and others have caught their attention and contributed to hours of dramatic play.  

If this fabric is a must-have for your stash, check out my Etsy shop HERE or my Run 'n Stitch shop HERE  to purchase a stack of princesses for your very own. 



This bundle is from Contemp Fabrics.  It is machine wash, tumble dry medium.  There are 22 fat quarters for a total of 5.5 yards of fabric.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

OMG March Finish-Citrus Cooler

I've finally finished Citrus Cooler.  It is my OMG finish for March.  

This is another of the patterns I've developed to use 10 inch squares.  It is actually just half square triangle blocks arranged in this pattern.  There are a million ways to arrange your half square triangle blocks to get a stunning result.  


I have posted the pattern for you to try too.  I used Robert Kaufman's  Kona Cotton Citrus Fruit Palette half stack and Kona Cotton yardage in white for the background.  You can use a 10 inch square pack of white Kona Cotton to make the blocks too.  The pattern lists what you need for the background fabric if you use just yardage and if you use the 10 inch squares and yardage.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Humpback Whale Wall Hanging

In October, I posted about UFO projects I wanted to finish in 6 months.  See the post HERE.  Most of the projects have been finished, but this one is still waiting to be quilted.  I purchased my new Q20 in December and had a month to play with it before leaving for 2 months.  While I was gone I picked up a couple of great quilting books.  When I returned, I had to re-learn how to use my Q20.  I sat down with the manual and figured out how to thread the machine and bobbin. After the review, I began quilting.


I decided to use a pattern in Stitching Pathways book by Wendy Sheppard. The pattern makes me think of the motion of water under the sea.  I will cover the water with this pattern, then I have to think about the mountains, the sky and the border.  This is a great project for my new Q20.


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