Friday, June 23, 2017

My crazy cat’s quilt

I have a new pattern listed for sale called
“My crazy cat’s quilt”
it’s a quilt I designed for Dear Stella for this new “feline myself” line of fabrics and they sent me the fabrics to make it Smile (should be in stores in July)
I designed it to be either rotary cut or it can be made with the 12” QUBE set by Accuquilt!
feline12inqube 49x61C
Finished Size: 49” x 61”
Finished Block size: 12”
Skill Level: Beginner
Putting a star block and uneven nine patch together with this fun beginner pattern! Great as a quick gift.

Here’s my quilt all done!
I quilted pointy swirls all over it in pale pink.
I tried to “pose” it outside
Then I also tried to “pose” Swiffer on it (the original name was Swiffer’s quilt but I had to change that)
well, it’s not easy to POSE an animal on something he doesn’t want to!!
This one below is probably the best one!
I machine embroidered the label and used a cat applique design by Juju’s designs.
I have the pattern listed at quiltwoman and on craftsy and soon on Connecting threads.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Another round of pincushion swaps??

Who wants to join another 3 moth round of the pincushion swap that I’m hosting?

owl pincushion

Rules are simple!

You make and send one pincushion per month for 3 months to the person that I assign you to.

Making sure they receive it before the end of the month!

If you join, I’ll send you a little questionnaire that you fill out and reply back with, of course we need your name and mailing address, but also favorite color and quilting style, then it’s up to the maker for each month if they want to follow or make something else unique and send to you.

It’s always such fun to get a squishy package in the mail each month! it’s like Christmas!!

-Do know that there’s several internationals that have joined so if the group is small you may be assigned one twice!

(but then you just might want to make the pincushion smaller and lighter to save on postage)

Here’s a few favorites from this round!

Hope lots of people join!!

If you comment and don’t get a reply back soon after that email me, as last time I got several no reply bloggers and couldn’t email them back!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

School house quilt is done!

I’ve been on a roll, finishing up quilts lately!

This school house quilt was part of the Rainbow color of the month last year (haven’t joined this year) and I made 9 solid colored school house blocks with the Accuquilt die, then sewed them all together and added more solid and white borders!


I quilted a ribbon swirl on the white borders, then bubbles on the solid borders and an outline stitch on the school houses and outlining the blocks too!


I’m glad it’s done, not sure what my plan is for this quilt (yet)

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

EQ7 Tutorial Tuesday- deck design


I wanted to show a quick thing I used EQ7 for-

a deck design!

Hubby and I have been planning to build a new deck in the back yard and of course hubby has done most of the work of doing the foundation, the sided, cross beam supports etc. Now it’s all about the top visible part of the deck!

We’ve gone back and forth about how to lay out the boards because the deck is 17ft long and a board is 16ft! (or you can get 12ft boards too)

So we first thought of a picture frame idea, so that the middle part will be less than 16ft and then only requires one length of a board.

Here’s where I used EQ (he used his CAD program with his CNC router)

First I started with a horizontal strip layout


I made the strip style plain and had the width be 1/2” and the length be 15

(a board is a bit over 5.5” but I’m just visually playing with the “look” of it

then I “cloned” that ad added a bunch of rows (24) our deck will be 17x14, so leaving off 2” is like leaving off a 2 feet in real life, so the center is  15x12”


Now adding borders

one look is to add two horizontal borders


but then the outer horizontal board (border) is 17” (feet) and we didn’t want that unless there’s a seam

If I change that to vertical the outer board would be 16ft and work



originally we wanted mitered corners

but then it would need a seam again and don’t know how well angled borders hold up!?

here’s the foundation so far Smile

hubby has done a great job!!


Monday, June 19, 2017

QUBE sampler QAL block 23


This week’s block is easy and you may have seen it already!

It was part of a pattern I wrote for Accuquilt for a runner (and a bigger quilt too)


It’s an easy block!

You’ll need 2 colors plus white

dies #2, #4, #5

With fabric #1 cut out 4 of #2 and 4 of #4

With fabric #2 and white, cut out 2 of shape #2 and 4 of shape #5



Start of by making two sets of opposite flying geese with #4 triangles with two different #5 triangles, and a 4patch of white and fabric #2


Then sew the flying geese to the center 4patch matching up the placements of the geese with the four patch placements, add the background squares to the corners.


here’s the block all done


here’s a few pics of last week’s block

22 renie22 shayne

Saturday, June 17, 2017

2017 Project list wk24

Here’s my list for this week

  if I worked on it within the last week it’s in red


#1 (2012) giraffe wall hanging – kind of want to work on this since April the giraffe had her baby!

#2 (2012) fall leaf blocks swap- DONE

#3 (2012) hexies- 43 flowers

#4(Oct 2013) 12 days of Christmas embroidered blocks

#5 (2012?) Hidden forest Quilt

#6 (2013?) Peanut pics on fabric – no plan yet

#7(Oct 2015) Women of the bible#3 – 27 done

#8 (Jan 2016) RSC16- 12” Appliqued School house blocks – DONE!

#9(Jan 2016) RSC16- 12” Ohio Star blocks –DONE!

#10 (Jan 2016) RSC16- 12” Log Cabin blocks(2)- DONE!

#11 (Jan 2016) RSC16- 12” Hunter Star blocks- DONE!

#12 (Jan 2016) RSC16- 12” Snail Trail/ monkey wrench blocks- DONE!

#13 (Jan 2016) RSC16- 6” flying geese blocks- DONE!

#14 (Jan 2016) Quilt art mystery BOM- May printed (I may donate these?!)

#15 (April 2016) OWL rsc16 blocks-DONE!

#16 (April 2016) Sunbonnet Sue embroidered blocks RSC16- 12 done

#17 (April 2016) fleur de lis rsc16 blocks –DONE- donated

#18 (Aug 2016) Mini Ohio Star RSC16- working on a few here and there

#19 (Aug 2016) Road Home RAL-DONE!

#20 (Nov 2016) Mermaid Hexagon quilt- working on white background hexies

#21 (Dec 2016) Accuquilt QUBE 8”sampler QAL 30 blocks done

#22 (Jan 2017) Accuquilt QUBE 12” sampler(12) (same as above) – DONE!

#23 (Dec)TT underwater quilt –DONE!

#23 (Dec 2016) IB blog hop quilt for Jan it’s a HOOT-DONE!

#24 (2016) Blue broken dishes topper –DONE!

#25 (Jan 2017) Grey and Blue star Accuquilt topper- DONE!

#26 (Jan 2017) Star FQ quilt for accuquilt- DONE!

#27 (Jan 2017) Fiesta quilt for Accuquilt- DONE!

#28 (Jan 2017) white grey Hunter Star quilt- ready to quilt

#29 (Jan 2017) Log Cabin blog hop quilt- DONE!

#30 (Jan 2017) Valentine’s QUBE wall hanging- DONE!

#31(Fall 2016) Fall leaf blocks from pine tree- top done

#32 (Feb 2017) #2 fiesta/groovy quilt for Accuquilt- DONE!

#33 (March 2017) Baby quilt for Accuquilt’s blog- DONE!

#34 (March 2017) Table topper brown for Accuquilt’s blog- DONE!

#35 (March 2017) Blue QUBE runner for Quilter’s World- DONE!

#36 (March 2017) Batik QUBE star runner- DONE!

#37 (April 2017) Batik Star small quilt- DONE!

#38 (April) Batik Fall catalog quilt-DONE!

#39 (April) Baby quilt- DONE!

#40 (April) braid quilt- top done, backing arrived

#41 (April) mini braid- DONE!

#42 (April) Winter Modern Batiks- DONE!

#43 (May) mug rug- DONE

#44 (May) mini tumbler modern quilt- DONE!

#45 (May) My crazy cat’s quilt- DONE!

#46 (May) House Accuquilt- DONE!

#47 (Jan 2016?)Cupcake quilt- top done

#48 6” QUBE table topper- top done


#1and2 (Jan 2017) Mermaid dresses for Sonja and Anja- DONE!

#3 and;4 (Feb 2017) Strawberry dresses for Sonja and Anja- DONE!

#5 and 6 and 7 (April 2017) Susie sundresses (2)  and bubble shorts for girls – DONE

#8 Blue dress for me!- DONE!

#9 Tinkerbell dress 2T- DONE!


#1 Owl potholder- DONE

#2(Sept 2013) farm animal panel- don’t know what to do with it yet, if it’s a quilt or a bag/pillow?

#3,4,5 (3 owl felt pincushions) 2 blue and one pink/ purple

#6 blue owl pincushion- DONE

#7-11 (Feb 2017) 5 owl purses- DONE!

#12-13 (March 2017) two more ITH Stuffies DONE

#14-15 ( March 2017) 2 island Batik funky friends- mailed

#16-17 (march) owl pincushions done

#18 (March 2017) mini purple pincushion DONE

#19 (March) Blue Batik pillow- DONE!

#20 (March 2017) Batik challenge Applique for April- DONE!

#21 (March 2017) black owl pincushion- DONE!

#22-23 (April 2017) 2 pink owl pincushions- DONE

#24-27(Feb-April) 4 kennel quilts- 3 done in Feb, 1 in April- DONE

#28-30 (May 2017) 3 turtle pincushions- DONE!

#31-32 (May 2017) 2 fabric purses- DONE!

#33 (May 2017) Clam shell pillow- done

#34 (May) wedding ring pillow- done

#35 (May) Laptop bag- DONE

#36-39 (May) 4 owl pincushions- done

#40-42 (May) 3 ornaments Accuquilt- DONE!

#43 May- Minnie pincushion- DONE!

#44-47 (June) 4 things for July IB challenge- blocks done

Friday, June 16, 2017

More pincushions

I got a squishy package in the mail the other day from Wanda


this cute pincushion!!

Lots of details and look at that butterfly or dragonfly?? either way it’s cute!!


Since my last batch of owl pincushions, friends from church wanted some owls too and a couple (where both hubby and wife quilts) both wanted blue ones, so I whipped up a few and they can have a choice –including the blue batik one from last time.


we’ll see which two they pick, I think I have a favorite….

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Modern LeMoyne Quilt

If you haven’t seen it yet on Accuquilt’s blog, I made a modern LeMoyne star quilt with FQs and white and it’s a fun one!!


Go to their blog and find out how!!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Curvalicious pillow with Island Batik and Accuquilt

This month’s theme with Island Batik is Curved piecing!
I’m not afraid of curves Winking smile
BUT I’ve had this clam shell die from Accuquilt, sitting on the shelf just staring at me without ever being used!! so I figured it was about time to try it!!
I got out some bright batik scraps and I was just going to cut out a bunch of clam shells and sew them together and see what I’d come up with!
The die has notches on all the sides, so that helps a LOT when sewing it together!!
I downloaded a few different directions from the Accuquilt site, as one was straight up clam shells and another had them tossed like this and I liked that better!
I stuck the pieces on my design wall to make sure the same fabric wasn’t touching each other
The directions showed to sew the rows together diagonally, it was a bit tricky, as the curves are so small (this is the smallest clam shell die)
But I kept at it, in between projects Winking smile
I could work on it faster without losing track by referring back to my camera after sewing a bunch together, so I wouldn’t sew them together wrong.
And here’s the finished “top”
I had to press and fudge a few places but made it work!
Then I trimmed it!
and then I turned it into a pillow! I stuffed it with fiber fill and sewed it closed.
I used a piece of red blender batik for the back
a quick and fun project and it was fun to make a small project to try a new technique…
Curvalicious Quilts
I have another curved project coming up on Accuquilt’s blog too Smile