Wednesday, July 30, 2014

I was SO nervous!–and giveaway

Did any of you watch the webinar that I taught last night?


I was SO nervous!

and at the beginning my slide show was going too slow but later it fixed itself and worked fine.

I feel bad that I only talked for 30 min, I was supposed to talk for 40-45 and then 15 for questions, but it ended up being more like 20 min of questions so we finished at 7.50pm

If any of you attended/watched it, I’d like some feedback.

Let me know how you liked it

what was your favorite part

your least favorite/what I can improve on?

Comment below in ONE comment and let me know and I’ll do a giveaway of this lovely pack of Tonga batiks from Timeless Treasures

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US only please.

and make sure there’s a way to contact you back?

I’ll pick a winner August 6th Smile

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Webinar winner for Tonight!


The webinar is tonight!!

There’s still time to get tickets here and you don’t have to be present. You can download and view the webinar session up to a year from now.

But I’d love for you to join tonight from 7-8pm


Time to pick the winner from Saturday’s post

There were 29 comments

image picked #12


which is Nancy


an email has been sent!


Monday, July 28, 2014

New retro dress

When I got the new shipment of fabrics I just loved the one with the retro cameras on it and thought it would make a cute dress for Sonja
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So I found Simplicity 5118 and went to work!
I only had 1yd of the camera fabric so dress B (the white one) was the only one that would fit, but I chose to do the tie and the sleeves in the grey anyways so maybe the others would have worked too, but still I liked this one. – made a size 2- can’t believe she’s almost 2!
It went together pretty quickly- a few hrs with swoon blocks in between Smile
I LOVE it!!
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love the back too.
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I made my own “bias” tape for the sleeve but made it kind of skinny and not on the bias, but it worked out fine.
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What do you think?

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Webinar session giveaway


Improvisational Bowl of Candy Hexagons!

I know it’s short notice, but I have 1 session to give away for the webinar on Tuesday the 29th from 7-8pm EST

You don’t HAVE to be present, but can access the webinar session up to a year later Smile

Click here for more info and to purchase tickets!


The only requirement for the giveaway is that you are a follower of my blog.

Comment below which way you read my blog posts – email/ feedly/ blogloving/facebook etc.

I’ll pick a winner early Tuesday morning, be sure to have your post link to your email or write an email you’ll use to access the webinar.

Good luck!

I’m super excited!!

Friday, July 25, 2014

swooning in the kitchen

I finished the Kitschy BOM, it’s a radio Smile
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on the kitschy blog, she talks about how BETTY is the perfect housewife and loves cooking etc. So when I saw this block I started thinking about WHAT songs BETTY would be listening to and I think she’s dancing around the kitchen listening to “Frankie Valli” –Can’t take my eyes off you
(My husband actually SANG this song to me on our wedding day! – in 1998)

Meanwhile I’ve been swooning, had a swoon party with Laura last week and we made swoon blocks together for the swap I’m hosting.
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This one was the ONLY one who did NOT request a white/beige background so it was fun to make one that was different than the rest.
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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Swoon and bible blocks

I finished another swoon block.
A low volume back (I used white and grey)
with red “houses” and black dotted diamonds and star
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I also finished another 2 Women of the bible Blocks
This is “Abigail” bread basket
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and Woman of endor
(I know the center is a little off, but it’s a 3 1/2” block- kind of TRICKY!
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Here’s a comparison with the 16” swoon block!
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

More fabrics and goodies

When we got home from vacation, there was a box of goodies for me from Ozark fabrics!
I haven’t been buying as much lately, so it was a surprise when I opened it up.
I forgot I had bought this Riley Blake bundle.
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Here they are all washed and ready… uhhh I want to cut into them right away!
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I also got some “goodies”
Some zippers, glue stick refills, some stuffie patterns, a deck of cards and some fun scissors and pins.
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Here’s some stack and whack fabrics- oops forgot I wasn’t supposed to wash those, oh well, I think I bought them for fussy cutting anyways.
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Then some red rooster fabrics, they would make some cute dresses for Sonja or a sweet baby quilt.
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And this retro camera fabric was just too fun to pass up, it’s from Riley Blake also, the grey is not but I think it goes well together.
Again I’m thinking a cute dress OR a skirt for me, but I don’t think there’s enough for one for me Sad smile
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Some other fun fabrics- these quilting and antique sewing fabrics are both from timeless treasures.
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And I forgot to show how my hexies are going, I didn’t work THAT much on them in the car, but did do SOME….better than nothing Winking smile
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

EQ7 Tutorial Tuesday–Go! Value die

I was looking at my booklet from accuquilt and thought about dies I haven’t tried in a while or not at all.

Then I came across the Value die that you get with the Go! cutter when you buy it and I don’t think I ever designed a quilt around it, so why not!?

It makes a 4” and 2” finished square and 2” finished half square triangles

So immediately I thought of a 8” block.

I started with an 8” block in EQ and made the grid and snaps at 16

and started playing.

Now this would JUST include the squares, no triangles


but still a fun block


and fun quilt


Let’s go back to the block

how about a simple star block



and a quilt with this block


I would probably make it scrappy then


going back to the original block and adding triangles in just the corners



and a quilt with the block again


how about a mix of blocks


or this one


Let’s go back and do another block that’s not symmetrical.

Start by splitting the block into a four patch


Easy to make a simple double four patch block


Can’t remember what this block is called


in a quilt layout


and every other block rotated


and having the four patch alternating with the block


After downloading some monthly fabrics from DOyouEQ

I colored this in with April 2014’s fabrics.


And this one using the July 2014 Tonga batiks


(If you don’t know how to download fabrics into EQ, I did this tutorial on it)

Have you tried to make a quilt or designed a quilt using the Value die?

Link up either a quilt made or an EQ sketch.