Tuesday, March 28, 2017

EQ7 Tutorial Tuesday


Last tutorial I showed you how I downloaded the newest STASH from Electric Quilt’s website


Now it’s time to PLAY with the fabrics!!

Here I have a QUBE sampler I designed for Accuquilt’s blog and made a yellow baby version

qube baby yellow


But Let’s see what different fabrics will look like!

Once you’re in the fabric library and scroll down and find your stash and click on it, there’s lots of different companies listed!


Let’s try a few

Andover outlander is very grown up



Andover 76 quite groovy!



If I added that outer fabric into a block, it’s a large print and here’s what it looks like in an 8” block


Now look how different it is, when I change the block size to 12”


That’s one thing I really love about this, the fabrics are TRUE to scale and when you change the size of the blocks in EQ, it keeps the fabric to scale so you can see what it would look like in real life!

and if you right click and unclick outline patches you’ll see what it REALLY looks like sew together without the black lines



You can unclick all of them, but I tend to keep them selected and then uncheck the outline boxes when I export/print the quilt or block


I couldn’t help but play with this block and these groovy fabrics, here’s the same block repeated and a new fabric in each block


Far out!- until next time Winking smile

Monday, March 27, 2017

QUBE sampler QAL block 11


Here is the block of the week, block #11


This block is kind of funky and modern, don’t you think?

It’s a rather easy block to make and uses two fabrics, this time I did NOT use the white that I try to put in all the blocks, but every once in a while it’s ok NOT to use it Smile

The first color A, cut out (4) of shape #4 and (4) of shape #5

Then color B, cut out (4) of shape #3 and (4) of shape #5


Then start by making 2 flying geese from shape #4 and shape #5


Then add the remaining shape #4 above and shape #5 to the sides


and lastly add the larger #3 triangles to the sides to make two large geese (so I guess these blocks are geese inside geese!)

I love how the triangles match up perfectly!


And sew the block together.

Here’s the 8” block


and the 12” batik version


How are you doing on the blocks?

Here’s Patty’s block from last week #10


Saturday, March 25, 2017

2017 project list wk12

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

#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 – 25 done

#8 (Jan 2016) RSC16- 12” Appliqued School house blocks – backing done ready to quilt

#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- yellow 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-12done

#16 (April 2016) Sunbonnet Sue embroidered blocks RSC16- 11 done

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

#18 (Aug 2016) Mini Ohio Star RSC16- working on red blocks

#19 (Aug 2016) Road Home RAL- backing done, ready to quilt

#20 (Nov 2016) Mermaid Hexagon quilt- all flowers are attached, now needs white background hexies

#21 (Dec 2016) Accuquilt QUBE 8”sampler QAL 17 blocks done

#22 (Jan 2017) Accuquilt QUBE 12” sampler (same as above) – #17 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- top done, need border

#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!


#1&2 (Jan 2017) Mermaid dresses for Sonja and Anja- DONE!

#3 &4 (Feb 2017) Strawberry dresses for Sonja and Anja- 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

#11 (March) Blue Batik pillow- DONE!

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

Friday, March 24, 2017

Remember the swoon swap?

Do you remember in 2014 I had a swoon block swap?

2014-06-16 008

Each person made two blocks for each of the other participants and we each had specific color requests!

2014-06-28 001

2014-07-12 001

2014-07-15 002

2014-07-15 003

2014-07-16 004

2014-07-18 002

2014-07-20 068

everyone sent me the blocks and I divided them and mailed them out

2014-09-16 001

Now the reason for this post is that Becky emailed me this week that she just finally finished hers!

hers were halloween!

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How fun! she did a spider web panto on it too

(I spot my block with ghosts on the top left)


Do you remember mine?


My friend Laura also finished hers a while ago


I can’t remember if I’ve seen anyone else’s quilts that are finished?

But this was fun to go down memory lane and to see Becky’s quilt finally done as well! Thanks for sending me the pics Smile

Now it totally makes me want to do a similar swap again!!

anyone want to join? any suggestions? I’ll be happy to be the hostess again. We could all do one block design and then choose our own colors? OR have it be a virtual sampler where we each come up with a block and blog about it and we link up with different versions (though often people get lax about it and don’t do it) Or it could be that we each choose a block, send the directions to everyone with fabrics or just a pdf? and everyone has to make a block each and either send to me or the person of the month? there’s many different ways to do it.

Let me know what you think, if you want to join

Thursday, March 23, 2017

long arm quilting donation quilt

Last month at my quilt guild I grabbed a quilt top “kit” with batting and backing, just needing to be quilted and I was drawn to the fish fabric as I used this for my EPP quilt and then I figured I could practice some FMQ and ruler work
I had all good intensions to try something NEW but once I got the quilt on the frame, I knew what to do and used a lot of the same ol’ designs I often do. On the cat, I did SITD and outlined the cat and it looked like a shelf on the left, not sure what the brown thing is in the middle, maybe a ball of yarn? anyway I treated it like a shelf and just did a straight line vertically next to it.
Then I did a loopy design, bubbles and straight lines
and a large wave on the outer border and the smaller border
It was part of an orphan block and someone grabbed the block and kept adding borders to it, love how it turned out!
It’s about 42” x 42”

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Making stuffies

I’ve been busy making stuffed Animals lately

Here’s two for my neighbor who had a baby in February (a homebirth in 3hrs!! brave awesome woman!!)

This is a sheep by dolls and daydreams and it’s ITH


and a bear for her other son also ITH


I used Island Batik fabrics that had bears and moose and stuff on it.


The girls got the owl zippered purses I’ve shown recently

I now need to make mommy some nursing pads- I totally forgot!


I’m getting ahead on my EPP hexagon quilt too, it’s nice to once in a while plop on the couch and sew while Sonja watches TV or bring it in the car, I already planned where the rest of the hexagons go and snapped a picture with my phone, so I can refer to that picture when I add a new flower


Last week I took the girls to a local park that we love and they got some new trash cans up but read the sign…… how sad, no one used spell check! I took a picture of it, because it looked wrong then check dictionary.com when I got home and sure enough…


So next time, spell check is highly RECOMMENDED!! sigh


I’ve also made two stuffies for Island Batik’s booth- secret for now