Thursday, March 23, 2017
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
I have a new quilt on Accuquilt’s blog here
It was easy! as it used the first 9 QUBE blocks from my QAL and since it’s baby quilt sized, it worked out that I used 2 different 1yd fabrics and white.
Not a high contrast, but it’s soft and sweet like a little baby
Looks great on Anja’s crib
and there’s a few sketches with optional color ideas
Monday, March 20, 2017
This week’s blocks is super duper easy!
From white, cut out 2 of #3
From fabric A cut out 2 of #3 shape
From fabric B cut out 2 of square #1
sew together the two sets of #3 triangles
Then arrange how you want them in the block and sew the block together
Here’s the 12” batik version
notice that the trees are right side up - and the fish and the swirls on the other triangles…
So, a super easy block for block #10
Here’s a pic from facebook of block #9 that Patty made
Saturday, March 18, 2017
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 – 24 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- 4 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- many hexies done
#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- blocks 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 17, 2017
Who wants to (re)join the pincushion swap I’m hosting?
It will run 3 months as usual and it’s fun and the rules are simple!
RULES: Make ONE pin cushion to the person you are assigned to each person mail it out so they receive it before the end of the month! If you are late, let me know… I know life happens, but if it keeps repeating it gets frustrating for the recipient and they may not want to send out their pin cushion in time either, so it just starts a bad circle… After 2 months of being late, I have to ban you from the swap (unless you have an exception, again just email me and keep the communication open). It’s really fun to get a squishy package in the mail every month and there have been some really talented participants.
Here’s my pincushion I sent to Ariane this month.
and another owl
If you want to join, comment below or email me and I’ll add you to the list for April-June
Thursday, March 16, 2017
About Mona (from her website)
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
I have released a new pattern!
Trip around the rainbow BL136
You can find it here on craftsy
and of you recognize it, you’re right, it was published in 2013 in McCall’s I just finally got around to turning it into a pattern
It’s fun and easy!! all nine patches!!
Here’s a picture from one of my testers (casualquilter)
and you don’t have to do it in rainbow colors! here’s a few ideas for other colors
it’s a fun pattern!!
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Monday, March 13, 2017
It’s time for block #9!
This is not a tricky one, but it’s a slow one, as you have to iron after every single piece, so doing it as an “in-between” block is good this week
For White you’ll cut out 1 of shape #6
from Fabric A cut out 4 of shape #3
and 4 of shape #5
From fabric B cut out 4 of shape #4
First sew the 4 #5 shapes to the sides of the white center shape#6
Then add the fabric B shape #4 (notice my stripes are going the same way, that’s easy because the die cut out all 4 at once)
Then add the remaining #3 triangles
and the block is done!
Here’s my batik 12” version, which I only used 2 colors for.
also since I skipped some blocks that used the companion set for some blocks, I now have 6 blocks in batiks!
They look great in black, browns and blues
Are you keeping up with the blocks?
Here’s pictures from the QUBE Facebook group, where several ladies SURE are keeping up and having fun!!
MaryJo finished the first 7 blocks
Here’s #8 from Kaye in 6”
and her 8” version
Here’s Patty’s first 8 blocks
SEW much fun and great to see all these different versions!
Now I played in EQ and with 9 blocks done you could possibly stop and make a baby quilt with sashing
Or you can finish all 48 blocks
hope you are having fun!!