Monday, February 20, 2017

QUBE sampler QAL block6

It's time for block #6 (The end of the first row)
QUBE Sampler QAL 2017 Block6
For this block you'll also need the companion set like last week!
You'll need shapes #5, #8 and #10
and two colors of fabrics plus white
From white cut 2 of #8
From color A cut 2 of shape #10 ( both right sides up if directional fabric- I didn't)
From color B cut 2 of #8 and 4 of #5
QUBE Sampler QAL 2017 Block6
Sew the small #5 triangles to the angled sides of the #10 signature block
and also sew pairs of rectangles together
this is where I realized that the signature fabric was flipped but I decided to keep it this way.
QUBE Sampler QAL 2017 Block6
Then sew block together
QUBE Sampler QAL 2017 Block6
and this super easy block is done!
(If you don't have the companion set, you could use a large square instead of the signature block or add small squares to opposite corners of a large square and then sew down the middle and trim)
here's a picture of the first 6 blocks = 1 row

I am not doing a batik 12" version this time again, but could possibly do it with a large square instead of the signature block, but I chose not to.
QUBE Sampler QAL 2017 Block6
at the end we'll shuffle the blocks so it's okay if some colors are touching or seem clustered together

Saturday, February 18, 2017

2017 project list wk7

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 – top done

#9(Jan 2016) RSC16- 12” Ohio Star blocks –quilting it

#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- top 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- row done

#20 (Nov 2016) Mermaid Hexagon quilt- many hexies done- I think half way done

#21 (Dec 2016) Accuquilt QUBE 8”sampler QAL 12 blocks done

#22 (Jan 2017) Accuquilt QUBE 12” sampler (same as above) – #12 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- almost done with blocks

#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


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

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


#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- almost done

Friday, February 17, 2017

Blue modern table runner

Remember at the beginning of the year I posted this picture?


It was meant to be part of a scrappy backing but I changed my mind on that, so now that this was made I decided to turn it into a table runner instead and I trimmed the sides so each was the same width.

And then I figured that I could play on my funquilter again!

I recently saw a neat feathered border on pinterest and wanted to try that, so I not only marked the top and bottom of where the feathers should be but drew the whole spine in chalk pencil and then usually when I quilt feathers I fill up the space but this time I was going for uniformed sizes of the feathers and then did a curved line as a fill in from each side.


I did ruler work on the middle and after I outlined –in the ditch on the perimeter of the blocks I then decided to go diagonally against the block triangles and I love how it turned out!!


I hand did the binding in turquoise.


Here’s the whole topper done, it’s 16 1/2” x 50”


What a fun project to play with and it was SEW each with the funquilter!

(I need to figure out how to mount my video camera on it soon)

Thursday, February 16, 2017

pine tree’s maple leaves

Remember this picture from an earlier post?
I won a bunch of maple leaf blocks from my quilt guild (pine tree) and then I’ve used scraps of batiks and my 8” QUBE set to cut out a gazillion 2 1/2” squares….
I had this layout in mind from EQ
fall leaf2
I won 34 blocks but only needed 30, so I picked out 4 that either didn’t match or just weren’t right…
And here’s the quilt top after all the squares are added!
I love how it turned out, even with some blocks being swapped or fudged to fit, it turned out great!
Here’s a close up of the border
I gave this back to pine tree for someone else to finish and then donate the quilt.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Happy Galentine’s and Valentine’s day

Happy Galentine_s Day

When I got the schedule of Events for Island Batik ambassadors I thought this was a typo, but it’s NOT….

Have a look at this video.

That each year lots of Singles feel lonely on Valentine’s because they don’t have a date so Galentine’s is for GAL pals to celebrate that they appreciate each other….

Something I never thought of, since I’m not into Valentine’s day but do buy little things for the kids.

I remember Dan and I took Bjorn out on Valentine’s day when he was a baby, I think around 2 and I was pregnant with Solveig, it was a cute little italian restaurant and OF course we got the table smack in the middle of the restaurant and OF course Bjorn was being a loud 2yr old boy!- I bet he was birth control for a lot of couples there…. ha ha

So I was thinking of Galentine’s day and my friend Laura, who is really a great friend to me over these last few years we’ve known each other!

She’s also my sewing buddy!!

So I got out my Valentine’s bundle (which I washed already)


And my original idea was a mug rug, but once I printed it I thought it was to big and odd and then thought of a 4” pincushion instead..

heart valentine's

here’s my 4” block all pieced and ready for trimming.


and now all trimmed


I then decided to quilt it a bit and found a bit of batting and a piece for the backing (I just don’t like the batting to be facing my feeddogs on the machine.


part of the goodies from island batik was this pinkish thread that was thicker and I wanted to see if it would work on my machine and it DID!


I then put regular thread in the machine and laid another backing piece on top and stitched around leaving an opening at the bottom and trimmed the corners.


then turned right side out and stuffed with crushed walnut shells and sewed it closed


She liked it! Smile


Happy Valentine_s Day


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

EQ7 Tutorial Tuesday–Fall leaf quilt

I won 34 leaf blocks at my local guild right before Christmas and decided to wait to make something until the new year.

In EQ I had to create the block from scratch as there’s no the right one in there.
Here I start off with a 10x10” block
Then because it’s a lot of squares and HSTs I decided to create a 5x5 grid using the grid button on the left and if you click on it twice the grid setup box will pop up and you change it to whatever numbers you want.
Then dragging from top left to bottom right you create a grid
Then I filled in the HST lines
Then click the color tab at the bottom and back to easy draw to then be able to remove the lines from the squares for the stem
and then draw in the lines for the stem
Even though the stem is too fat on here, the blocks are already made, I just need it for placement and ideas for a layout
then color it and add to sketchbook
Now a 5x6 layout would be 30 blocks and I got 34 and not enough fabric to make another one to make it 35 (the background fabric is all the same)
with a 2” inner border and then a 4” outer border it would be 62x72
Creating a quilt on point would use 32 blocks, so that’s IS better and then I could use two blocks for a pillow!?
This size is 68” x 82”
I like the on-point layout but it reminds me so much of the fall quilt I JUST finished here
I could do the 30 block straight layout one and then use the 4 blocks leftover for a 20” pillow?
and I can do something scrappy with the border.
with a 6” outer border it will be 66 x 76
Or NO inner border and just a bunch of fall 2” squares on the border?
I think I actually like this a lot! it goes will the whole scrappy-ness of it.

This last one I added 2” borders with blocks, 25 and 30 on the first one (plus the corner blocks) then 2 more for each of the next two rows

Monday, February 13, 2017

QUBE sampler QAL block 5

it's week 5 already!
and it's the first week that we are using the companion set too!
QUBE Sampler QAL 2017 Block
For this block you'll need two colors plus white
then die shapes#2, #5 and #9
cut out 4 of #9 in white (if you are NOT using a solid for this shape, the fabric all has to face the same direction)
with the two colors cut out 4 of shape #2 and 2 of #5 EACH (5 1/2" WOF from the Fat Quarter)
-I used a directional fabric which is really neat on this block.
QUBE Sampler QAL 2017 Block5
Because of the directional fabric the triangles are all cut the same way but on the block are going in different directions (up and down vs left and right) so with the small #2 squares I had them follow the direction of the triangles
-the green is going side to side and the blue is going vertically
QUBE Sampler QAL 2017 Block5
for this I split the block into quarters like the few before and again I sewed as much together as possible before getting up to iron
QUBE Sampler QAL 2017 Block
the I sewed the quarters together (2 of each) iron toward the squares
QUBE Sampler QAL 2017 Block5
and here is the whole block done
QUBE Sampler QAL 2017 Block
(If you don't have the companion set, I'm sure you can figure out to make the block with rectangles and squares instead, but it sure is easier and more accurate this way!) 
I'm not doing a batik 12" version as I don't have the companion set for it, but you can easily do the chisel block with a HST block and a square, I just chose not to do it.