Thursday, August 17, 2017

Blazing Star QUBE quilt for Accuquilt

Did you see this quilt I did for Accuquilt?

Blazing Star Quilt

I used the blazing star die and the 12” QUBE set to make the quilt


12" GO! Qube

I first sketched it out in EQ

Blazing Star Quilt

Here my quilt “melted” as it crawled up onto the deck in this summer heat!

Blazing Star Quilt

For more details about how I made it, look at the blog post

I do believe they still have a sale going on with $10 off of GO dies (or $5 for the smaller ones)

Try it out! the Blazing star die is fun!!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Birthday party for Sonja

The 14th Sonja turned 5!

we had a party for her on Saturday

I made her this cake Smile


Here’s the princess


The kids painted some fun figurines (of course I had to plan a craft!)


We had burgers and cake and kids also played in the pool


She got some great gifts!


Since Monday was her actual birthday we waited to give her OUR gifts until then.


She got a new backpack (and lunch box and pencil case) since she’s starting school on the 28th!!


She also got a Lego Frozen set


Bjorn and Solveig took turns sitting down and helping her build it, it probably took them 3 hours!!


While they were putting it together we all listened to Christmas music!! ha ha


I love all the little details on Legos.


Next week is Bjorn’s birthday- on the 21st- eclipse day!!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

EQ7 Tutorial Tuesday–blocks in borders

Last week I got an email from Electric Quilt about the Dear Jane CD set being on sale, I’ve always admired it and I’m tempted to get it as I love QALs and BOMs etc.
I was looking at the border and wondered how they did the blocks in the triangles and then I started playing around in EQ and it’s actually EASY!!
Here’s a basic quilt layout that’s 5x6 blocks
and on the border I chose POINTS OUT and then did 5 x 6 as well
The dear Jane set has some pretty complicated blocks and border blocks but any of them work on the border!
I added a bunch of complex blocks and also some from the two patch section that’s sort of “half” blocks
here I inserted them into the border triangles
Then you  can print foundation pieces and it removes the hidden half of the block in the print out
You have to click the options tab before printing and even though it says the size it just helps with the printing, you can then flip the numbers if you want
this one is 4x3
and this is 3x4”

Monday, August 14, 2017

QUBE sampler QAL Block 31


Block 31 is a fun and easy block and all about fabric placement


It uses 2 dies, #2 and #3

and 3 fabrics plus white

Cut out 2 EACH of two fabrics of die #3

Then cut out just 2 of one of these fabrics of die #2 plus 2 of another fabric and 4 in white


Sew four patches and HST blocks



then sew these together as shown, having the duplicate fabrics touch at the center


and quickly the block is done!


Here’s last week’s blocks from the participants

Renie’s block






and here are a bunch from Angela who’s been playing catch up!!


Saturday, August 12, 2017

2017 project list wk 32

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 – 28 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- more done

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

#20 (Nov 2016) Mermaid Hexagon quilt- top done ready to quilt

#21 (Dec 2016) Accuquilt QUBE 8”sampler QAL 42 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- DONE!

#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- needs binding

#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- DONE!

#48 6” QUBE table topper- DONE!

#49 9” QUBE table topper- DONE!

#50 (July) QUBE Blazing star quilt for August- DONE!

#51 (June-July) Christmas Row- row done, not quilted

#52 (July) QAYG quilt IB- DONE!

#53 (July) Sept IB quilt- top done!

#54 (July) Dresden quilt- needs binding

#55 (July) Sept IB table topper- DONE!

#56-57 (July) Sept IB 2 mug rugs- DONE!

#58 (July) FPP fall topper- sewing parts to papers

#59 (August) EPP Milifori- center plus 2 rounds done

#60 (August) BL118 Night sky Blue/white- top done

#61 (July) Round Robin- Round 1 done and mailed


#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!

#10 Owl 2T dress- DONE!

#11 & 12 – 2 Liberty dresses, 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 QUBE pillows for July IB challenge- DONE!

#45 (July) biscornu pincushions for Annie’s- DONE!

#46 (August) Birthday pillow- front done, need to stitch down applique

Friday, August 11, 2017

More progress than I showed on EPP

I know I just showed the prep work for the patriotic EPP project, but I actually had that prepped before Sunday, so on the way to and from church I managed to sew the center and two rounds of the project already!


You may have already seen it on FB or instagram as I’ll post the progress on there as soon as I come home!

here on my blog, I schedule things ahead of time.


I’ve also finished a few more Ohio star blocks


and several secret things Smile

Thursday, August 10, 2017

GO Round Robin

The GO Round Robin has started!

round robin 2017

I sent off this one to the next person to add a 3” border


and last week I got a thick package with this block and matching fabrics!


a fun appliqued block with flowers and a butterfly


so I had to add a 3” border and this is all I’m going to show for now as we want to keep it mostly secret!

I already shipped it to the next person Smile


I’ve also decided to remake my Night sky BL118 pattern, here I did a small blue version and used the QUBE set for it too and 1 1/2” strip die, so I need to change the pattern when the quilt is done.

(I just realized the left column was supposed to be on the right side! don’t really feel like ripping it out though)


I was organizing my fabric shelves and came across this pillow birthday kit and figured I’d start it


here’s the pieces all appliqued, well ironed down.DSCF8754

Solveig has been making paper cranes and stuck them to the ceiling in her room.


Bjorn had his first day of school on Tuesday!