Saturday, March 24, 2018

2018 project list wk12

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


#1 (2012) giraffe wall hanging – finishing up applique

#2 (2012) hexies- 43 flowers

#3 (2012?) Hidden forest Quilt

#4 (2013?) Peanut pics on fabric – no plan yet

#5(Oct 2015) Women of the bible#3 – DONE!

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

#7 (April 2016) Sunbonnet Sue embroidered blocks RSC16- top done, ready to quilt!

#8 (Aug 2016) Mini Ohio Star RSC16- DONE!

#9 (August 2017) EPP Milifori- top done

#10 (July 2017) Round Robin- mailed last round

#11 (Nov 2017) Binding strip quilt – DONE!

#12-15 (Nov 2017) QUBE 2018 QAL- working on #21

#16 (Dec2017) Batik Qube scrappy angles blocks “circles”- DONE!

#17 (Dec 2017) Jelly roll puzzle batik quilt- DONE!

#18 (Dec 2017) Patriotic QUBE quilt for Mccall’s- DONE and mailed

#19 (Jan 2018) Accuquilt Colorado Block quilt- DONE

#20 (Jan 2018) Cardtrick quilt – DONE

#21 (Jan 2018) Friendship star table topper- DONE

#22 (Jan 2018) Prarie Queen pillow- DONE

#23 (Jan 2018) Grunge Love quilt- DONE and mailed

#24 (Feb 2018) New technique for IB- DONE!

#25 (Feb) Mini Love IB- DONE

#26 (Feb) maple Leaf quilt- DONE

#27 (Feb) scrappy Qube quilt- DONE!

#28 (Feb)- April blog hop 30 blocks- top done

#29 (Mar) IB April Vintage quilt- DONE!

#30 (Mar) Heart picnic quilt- DONE

#31 (Jan) US Bea top- need to quilt it

#32 (Mar) scrappy QUBE quilt- top done

#33-? (rainbow blocks) working on several ideas



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

#2 (August 2017) Birthday pillow- front done need to quilt

#3 (Sept 2017) #5 Kennel batik quilt- DONE!

#4-5 (Jan) 2 funky friends for Island Batik- DONE!

#5 (Feb 2018) LOVE pillow for Accuquilt- DONE!

#6 (Feb) heart potholders- DONE!

#7 and 8 (Feb) 2 more Kennel quilts- DONE!

#9 (March) Potholder April- DONE

#10 (Mar) Craft is art bag- DONE!

Friday, March 23, 2018

Starting rainbow blocks and more

I must be bored, as I decided to re-join the rainbow color of the month

March’s color is green, so I got out my green scraps and ironed and cut

I used my QUBE sets and I also printed some FPP patterns


I managed to make a few blocks

and I don’t like the elephant, and the LeMoyne star I cut wrong I folded each fabric when I cut it out, but I kind of like this look so we’ll see…

then a leaf block is pretty plain.


This week’s QAL block is sister’s choice and I really like that block, so I made another block in green and I might keep this one


I also finished this mosaic block, I like it better in person… I kept one part grey and will try in the other colors too and see before I decide.

Now I might take some of my scraps still and cut out shapes with GO dies, for just scrappy projects like a tumbler or wedge, or something simple like that! we’ll see

I also decided to use up my log cabin scraps from the magazine quilt I made recently and I got 3yds of black from Connecting threads in my last order. And cut out the pieces using the Log Cabin die from Accuquilt of course Smile


and I realized how it doesn’t waste much at all! if you lay the fabrics down without folding it and cut out, then the left over fabric you flip and it fits perfectly!


no waste!!


and here’s my bin with the left over strips and the black ones!

I was able to cut out 30 sets (for half the blocks)


Here’s my idea so far with the log cabin blocks

(the border might change, I’ll figure it out when the top is done)

log cabin black

I’m getting on the way with the blocks Smile


This week Dan has been moving his parents into independent living in our town, it’s 8min away from us, and pretty much between the elementary and middle schools, so easy to get to!

Don’t my in-laws look young?? Winking smile


Thursday, March 22, 2018

Throw back Thursday

I was washing the Valentine’s fabrics I got from Island Batik (late) so I never used them and then decided to do a little throwback!

I haven’t made this pattern in years!! it was my first pattern I think I bought after learning to quilt and I made a lot of these quilts!

it’s Yellow brick road!!


The blocks are so easy to make and this time I didn’t worry too much about fabrics touching each other.


The blocks were quickly made


and the top was completed in a few hours


I already made the backing and binding and once I finish it, I’ll decide if it’s a little girl quilt or a donation quilt…

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

When an idea turns bad then good again.

I had this great idea for a new leader and ender project…. I have lots of white/beige fabrics and had this idea in EQ
triangle scraps
So I got out my 8” QUBE and lots of scraps, at first I cut the large white triangles, then the small triangles in white and solid brown and then lots of other scraps, but after cutting the other small triangles I didn’t think it would look good, so I put them aside and instead cut them out of scraps of black
at first I cut the small HST blocks
and then added the small black triangles
and then added the large white triangles, and when I ironed them I sorted them so show the right side up and some on the left that didn’t matter.
Then I put them on the board like this and really liked it!
and as you can see it never became a leader and ender project, I just kept going!
here’s the top sewn together
I was then playing with different border ideas in EQ but didn’t have enough of the brown left and didn’t want a white border, so I had enough of a black print for a solid border and actually since I made the black 3 1/2” the top is now 42x50 so the same black is 46” wide and I had 56” left so perfect for the backing! (and I planned the brown for binding too which is already cut out and made)
I think it was a fun top! but hardly put a dent in my scraps!! ha ha. oh well…
So still on the search for a leader and ender project! Now I might join the rainbow color of the month, like I did two years ago, we’ll see…

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

another round of the pincushion swap?

Who wants to (re)join a round of the pincushion swap?
The swap lasts 3 months at a time.
Each month you are assigned a person (could be international) and you have to make and mail out a pincushion to that person by the end of the month. And you’ll get one in return as well of course!
It’s like Christmas every time you get a squishy package in the mail!!
a lot of fun!!
Here’s some pincushion from the last round
There’s more on the swap page
If you want to join, please comment (with an email address) or just email me Smile and I’ll send you a few questions to answer and also ask for your contact info.
Easy peasy!!

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Monday, March 19, 2018

2018 QUBE QAL Block 12


This week’s block is a 1 1/4 block or 5/4 block (Ha! I’m good at math huh??)

It’s called Sister’s choice and is easy to make with just 2 dies from the regular qube set

#2 and #5 dies

and you’ll use all 5 fabrics!

-if you’re using scraps, then using directional fabrics for any of the #2 shapes would work great!!

with fabric A cut (1) of #2

with fabric B cut (8) of #5

with fabric C cut out (8) of #2

with fabric D cut out (4) of #2

with fabric E cut out (4) of #2 AND (8) of #5

I started with the fabric for die #2 and laid them on the die at the same time and cut out as much as possible at one time


Then cut out the #5 pieces at once as well


Then sew the #5 triangles together (B and E fabrics) iron the seams OPEN


at this point I laid out the pieces how the block should look before sewing pieces together


Then I sewed the rows together


and then the rows together to complete the block like this


Here’s my 4 versions together

the 8” version is FUNKY with these Tula pink FQ fabrics!

and the 12” batik version I used some great directional fabrics too!


Have fun!

Happy National Quilting day!


Here’s block 11 from last week’s participants


They are all great and people are scratching their heads trying to figure out HOW it’ll go together…. he he, not giving anything away yet, there’s 40 blocks including the border blocks, so a long way to go still!