Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Christmas dress for Sonja

I recently bought this ENCHANTED pattern on craftsy at Lilac Lanes

Lilac Lane Patterns

I wanted to use this Christmas owl fabric for a dress for Sonja, so I printed out the patters and cut out the pieces- how come it’s SO nerve wrecking to do it, when I have no problem cutting up yardage for quilting? maybe because it’s usually strips and I can re-cut if I make a mistake, here there’s not enough fabric to re-do it….

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Here’s the finished front- I used some chevron fabric left over from the swoon quilt

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and here’s the back

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not the most attractive pictures of Sonja, but it’s still cute on her!

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Love the back of it with the big bow

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It was a fun pattern to make and very detailed directions, I’ll be keeping my eye out for more sales and new patterns!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Block Base winner

I posted about the block base here

BlockBase

there were 39 comments

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random.org picked 32

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and that was Dawn

cool she actually roasts chestnuts!!

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an email has been sent.

with Dawn’s comment I HAD to find this song on youtube!

Pin cushion swap 2014 link up

The pincushion swap for 2014 is almost over.
It’s been a BLAST! You can click here and see them all
I wanted to have a link up so everyone who participated could show what they got/made.
Here’s what I made


And here’s what I received
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If you’ve been part of the swap, link up below


Are you inspired yet? Want to join in 2015?
I will do 3 months at a time in 2015. You just send out ONE pin cushion per month for 3 months, then you can drop off or add to the swap and we’ll continue in chunks of 3 months at a time.
Let me know if you want to join- some of us have done it since last year and it’s a blast! (not mentioning names TURID!!?LOL)

Monday, December 15, 2014

Accuquilt GO! Challenge 2014

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This is the last Accuquilt GO! Challenge post for 2014.

Below I will show different things I’ve used my GO cutter and dies for during the year.

I’m torn about if I should continue next year or not, part of me have lots of things planned, but I can still show inspiration projects and small things…

Also, I think I got spoiled by Accuquilt this year and the end of last year, as twice, I’ve gotten a big box of dies with their newest releases, and didn’t get one this fall, I know that’s also because they released the BIG GO cutter and some dies and also my contact at Accuquilt has changed, so I don’t know if they even WANT to sponsor me anymore.

I’m very grateful for all the dies I’ve gotten in the past and haven’t worked thru them all yet! they’ve been VERY generous and I guess I got “used” to it, that I expected it to continue, maybe not so BIG, but something smaller maybe? I DO want to THANK them for what they’ve done already!

So I don’t know if I should continue in 2015 to feature something on the 15th of every month or just do something when I feel like it?

What do you think?

Anyways, I’ll share a review of what projects I did in 2014

January

Hunter star quilt

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and half hexies from scraps

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and hexagon pincushion

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February

Apple Core die

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March

Bow tie

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mini hexagons

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April

Equilateral Triangle Quilt

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wedge quilt

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May

square die turned into signature quilt

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June

cupcake pillow

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July

Kite die quilt

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August

Feathers on a pillow

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BOB Blog hop

log cabin quilt

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September

Blazing star quilt

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October

Fall die pin cushion

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November

Isosceles die

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So what do you think?

I did 17 GO! projects this year (not counting this last one that was older)

Should I continue it on a scheduled time or just do them whenever?

So you like link ups and should I feature someone the following month, and issue a challenge for old and new dies each month?

Let me know!

THANKS again to Accuquilt for being my sponsor in 2014, I do hope you want to do it again in 2015 Smile