Monday, September 1, 2014

7 wishes Ahhh block swap

The 7 wishes Ahhhh block swap has started

I ordered the “kit” at Hillbilly Quiltshop

The pack arrives with a BIG print out and also a “blank” one inside for you to color! VERY CLEVER!!

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With each participant, we all chose what colors we wanted for the hexagons/diamonds and triangles and we each make 7 for the other participants, so I sorted my shapes and named them, so I could find fabrics to match!

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Here’s the piles!

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And for small pieces like these, I like to glue baste! and it’s very fast too

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Now I got 2 of them done!

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Can’t wait for the blocks to be all done and get mine in return!

Friday, August 29, 2014

donation quilts and batiks!

When I went to my quilt guild and met about our BOM’s for next year, they were talking about donation quilts and how they need more quilters.

I used to grab some once in a while, but it had been a long time- or so I thought, so I grabbed 4, here’s the first 2 Smile

A fun pinwheel quilt

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I did some long drops –sort of, design.

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This one was FPPed, do you see how the blocks are placed on the quilt?

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I tried to do lines WITHOUT a ruler on the blocks and meandering on the green and lines and a vine on the borders
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Last week I also got another shipment of fabrics from Island batiks!

DROOL!! now I need to “think” about WHAT to make with them.

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I’m working on 3 secret quilts for them and I named one “Let’s dance” and then I found this dancing bear on my computer and embroidered it on the quilt label.

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Boy batik bundle winner

It’s been a week since my son turned 12!

(still can’t believe it)

On his birthday he got presents from us, and then Saturday we had a party for him.

Of course he’s still majorly into minecraft

He got a minecraft book

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a minecraft shirt

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and an electronics set (which is basically also what they do in minecraft!)

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I made another “small” cake – STEVE!

(The main character you play in minecraft)

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He liked it Smile

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Okay, time to pick the winner of this yummy bundle of boy batiks from Island batiks

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I had 42 comments on the post

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There were some GREAT tips about raising teenager boys btw!!

random.org picked #6

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which is vrooman’s quilt

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an email has been sent!

Congrats!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

BOB–accuquilt blog hop–log cabin die

 

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I’m thrilled to be part of another Accuquilt Go! die blog hop.

When I received the “list” of BOB dies, I narrowed down to a few dies and then finally selected the log cabin die by Leslie Main.

Normally I don’t pick a die that’s just squares or rectangles, but I must say I was thrilled how easy and FAST it went!

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It’s always like Christmas when I get a box from accuquilt and this was a BIG one!

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YAY! a new die I’d get to play with.

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And Sonja played with the box! Smile

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I had this cute girly FQ bundle I won a few weeks ago and wanted to use them with the die.

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I ironed it in half

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and half again the other way so approx 10 1/2” x 9”

(these FQs were small, so I had to be VERY careful)

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It fit perfectly over the right side of the die, which would cut up to 8 1/2” logs.

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and VOILA! I had 4 layers of 8 pieces cut out in a snap!

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I cut out all 9 FQs this way

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and stacked them in a bin

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Then I started playing in EQ and came up with this.

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I had enough solid white and after ironing it, I cut out 36 sets of the logs and it only took 10 min!!

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again stacking them in the bin

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Then I started sewing them together

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first I added the smaller white log to the sides and kept going.

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8” (8 1/2”) blocks were done! – the white on the outside.

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I had a bit left over of the FQs so I laid them on the 9” side of the die and cut out 4 pieces of each.

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then sewed the last row onto the blocks and stuck them on my design wall.

LOVE it!

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and quickly sewed the blocks together into a quilt top!

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Then I began quilting it, feathers on the colored parts and swirls on the white part.

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Here the quilt is DONE!!

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More close ups of the quilting

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I pieced the backing from two fabrics

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and embroidered a cute label Smile

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Here’s another quilt layout and free pattern

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Here’s the schedule for the BOB blog hop

August 18th  Samplings from a Blue Ribbon GirlGO! Flowering Snowball
August 19th – Strip QuilterGO! Ohio Star
August 20th – Freemotion by the RiverGO! Log Cabin
August 21st – A Quilting LifeGO! Dresden Plates
August 22nd – Pleasant HomeGO! Blazing Star
August 23rd – Living Water QuilterGO! Hunter Star
August 24th – Ray’s Sew CraftyGO! Double Wedding Ring
August 25th – Blue Feather Quilt StudioGO! Rob Peter to Pay Paul
August 26th – One Stitch at a TimeGO! Double Wedding Ring
August 27th – BeaquilterGO! Log Cabin
August 28th – Sew Incredibly CrazyGO! Rob Peter to Pay Paul
August 29th – Sew Fresh QuiltsGO! Ohio Star