Thursday, March 5, 2015

bubblegum pattern winner

Last week I posted about the bubblegum and daydreams pattern and quilt I made with it, and since I am done with it, I’m giving it away.

I had 14 comments

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random.org picked #1

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that’s Michele

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I sent an email.

Congrats

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

a grandmother quilt

A friend from church gave me a quilt to FIX. One that her grandmother had made and now it had become really worn and wanted me to fix it, it wasn’t in too bad shape actually, the quilting was pretty much gone though, so it was easy to take the 3 layers apart.

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The white floral fabric is VERY thin and delicate. It also had lots of seams that had come undone, so I sewed those by hand.

It seemed like the outer row was very skewed and maybe added later or measured off, it wasn’t lying flat, maybe just from time and stretching and pulling?

I ordered a light blue solid fabric for the backing and binding, it needed 8 yrs, this thing is HUGE, it’s about 92” by 78”

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I told her that an allover design would help keep everything together better, instead of straight lines (stitch in the ditch) and I didn’t want to go on top of the seams too much.

I did the best I could and tried not to have any folds, I think I only got a few near the edges.

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I added a chunky binding to match what was there before and also because the quilt was not straight or square anymore, so it covered up the unevenness.

I do think it turned out fine, at least now it’s usable again :)

 

 

Have a look at more Accuquilt GO! BIG blog hop fun today – it’s the last day!

Monday Feb. 23rd: Bea Lee - http://www.beaquilter.com/

GO! Big Snails Trail – 12” Finished

Tuesday Feb. 24th – Haley Pierson Cox – The Zen of Making - http://www.thezenofmaking.com/

GO! Big Circle – 4”, 6”, 7”, 8”

Wednesday Feb. 25th – Lee Monroe - http://www.maychappell.com/

GO! Big Double Wedding Ring – 12 ½” Finished

Thursday Feb. 26th – Angela Pingel – Cut To Pieces - http://cuttopieces.blogspot.com/

GO! Big Churn Dash – 12” Finished

Friday Feb. 27th – Jodi Nelson – Pleasant Home - http://www.pleasant-home.com/

GO! Big Square – 10” (9 ½” Finished)

Saturday Feb. 28th – Connie Campbell – Free Motion by the River - http://www.conniekresin.com/

GO! Big Snails Trail – 12” Finished

Sunday March 1st – Sherri McConnell – A Quilting Life - http://www.aquiltinglife.com/

GO! Big Churn Dash – 12” Finished

Monday March 2nd – Belinda Karls-Nace – Blue Ribbon Designs - http://blueribbondesigns.blogspot.com/

GO! Big Square – 10” (9 ½” Finished)

Tuesday March 3rd - Karen Way – Sew Many Ways - http://sewmanyways.blogspot.com/

GO! Big Double Wedding Ring – 12 ½” Finished

Wednesday March 4th – Elizabeth Evans – Simple Simon and Co. - http://www.simplesimonandco.com/

GO! Big Churn Dash – 12” Finished

And if you want to read a little bio about the designers, look here

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

EQ7 Stitch Tutorial Tuesday Sunbonnet Sue

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Today’s tutorial is using EQ Stitch!

I’ve always loved Sunbonnet Sue, but never made a quilt with her nor do I have the GO! die- one day I want to make one!

In the block library I searched for Sunbonnet and this is what came up

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For stitching you want a block that’s appliquéd so the middle block is best for that (there’s no background or box outlining it)

I added that to the sketchbook and it’s under MOTIF now

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You then select the block and click edit below

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I removed the hat band

then selected all and copied it, then pasted onto an embroidery block

and centered it

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by clicking the little CENTER button

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If you then click the stitch tab at the bottom you’ll see this,

If you want sunbonnet to be all stitched then this is where you’d start changing the stitches and angles of the threads etc.

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I wanted to have mine appliqued so I selected sunbonnet again and copied it and did a new stitching project, this time applique

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Then pasted her again, now there’s a fabric TAB at the bottom

then fill in the fabrics anyway you want

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and now the stitch button tab looks like this

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I don’t like how the feet look, so I want to change the stitches.

click the set appliqué edge button on the right side

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Now the top bar shows different options

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If you change to E stitch she looks like this

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Here I did the bonnet, hand and feet in the zig zag 2.3mm and density 0.3

and the dress and sleeve in the E-stitch 3mm and density 0.3

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The I simulate the stitching (the little sewing machine in upper right)

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and then save to sketchbook and export the emb file

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If you wanted to do it all as embroidery, go back to the previous sunbonnet and maybe shrink it a bit

(it’s cuter small when it’s all embroidered)

First I select a fill stitch (the green butterfly on the right)

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I liked the brick wall for the bonnet

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I then adjusted the angle to 45 degrees

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I then played around with the different filler stitches and angles

The dress and sleeve are the shingle (sleeve is 45 degrees)

the hand is smooth at 45 degrees

the foot is wide wale at 90 degrees

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I then adjust the edge stitches to Steil stitch 2mm and the hand is double run

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and colored it

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and test stitched in and exported again as before

If you want to see what it would look like in a quilt, create the quilt and be on layer 3 and set embellishment

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then pick you design and using SHIFT and dragging with the mouse, insert the block somewhere on the quilt

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You can then select it and adjust the size to 4” or 5” whatever size you exported it as.

I found that I needed my blocks to be 6” finished to look good with a 4” sunbonnet, then copy and paste it into other blocks in the row

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Before making a whole quilt like this, I would probably embroider ONE block and finish one block and see how it looks before making the rest. :)

 

If you have EQ stitch, try this tutorial and link up, I’ll feature it next time.

HAVE FUN!

 

Have a look at more Accuquilt GO! BIG blog hop fun today

Monday Feb. 23rd: Bea Lee - http://www.beaquilter.com/

GO! Big Snails Trail – 12” Finished

Tuesday Feb. 24th – Haley Pierson Cox – The Zen of Making - http://www.thezenofmaking.com/

GO! Big Circle – 4”, 6”, 7”, 8”

Wednesday Feb. 25th – Lee Monroe - http://www.maychappell.com/

GO! Big Double Wedding Ring – 12 ½” Finished

Thursday Feb. 26th – Angela Pingel – Cut To Pieces - http://cuttopieces.blogspot.com/

GO! Big Churn Dash – 12” Finished

Friday Feb. 27th – Jodi Nelson – Pleasant Home - http://www.pleasant-home.com/

GO! Big Square – 10” (9 ½” Finished)

Saturday Feb. 28th – Connie Campbell – Free Motion by the River - http://www.conniekresin.com/

GO! Big Snails Trail – 12” Finished

Sunday March 1st – Sherri McConnell – A Quilting Life - http://www.aquiltinglife.com/

GO! Big Churn Dash – 12” Finished

Monday March 2nd – Belinda Karls-Nace – Blue Ribbon Designs - http://blueribbondesigns.blogspot.com/

GO! Big Square – 10” (9 ½” Finished)

Tuesday March 3rd - Karen Way – Sew Many Ways - http://sewmanyways.blogspot.com/

GO! Big Double Wedding Ring – 12 ½” Finished

Wednesday March 4th – Elizabeth Evans – Simple Simon and Co. - http://www.simplesimonandco.com/

GO! Big Churn Dash – 12” Finished

And if you want to read a little bio about the designers, look here

Monday, March 2, 2015

Snow and sewing

WE got more snow last week and the kids were out of school from Tuesday-Friday the 2nd week in a row!

Predictions said 8-12” but we got 4”

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It was good to sled in and build snowmen in!

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Meanwhile I did some cutting with my 3” finished HST GO! die for the last round of the Round Robin I hosted, it’s been SEW much fun to work on!

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I also got a pincushion in the mail this weekend that’s part of the pincushion swap I’m also hosting.

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and I finished a women of the bible block –Herodias, again it’s 3” finished, the block was supposed to have the pieces be curved and appliquéd, but I changed it to straight lines and did FPP again.

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Bjorn finished his wrestling season and got a medal and group picture, we all met at a local restaurant and at the end got a huge banana split!

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Have a look at more Accuquilt GO! BIG blog hop fun today

Monday Feb. 23rd: Bea Lee - http://www.beaquilter.com/

GO! Big Snails Trail – 12” Finished

Tuesday Feb. 24th – Haley Pierson Cox – The Zen of Making - http://www.thezenofmaking.com/

GO! Big Circle – 4”, 6”, 7”, 8”

Wednesday Feb. 25th – Lee Monroe - http://www.maychappell.com/

GO! Big Double Wedding Ring – 12 ½” Finished

Thursday Feb. 26th – Angela Pingel – Cut To Pieces - http://cuttopieces.blogspot.com/

GO! Big Churn Dash – 12” Finished

Friday Feb. 27th – Jodi Nelson – Pleasant Home - http://www.pleasant-home.com/

GO! Big Square – 10” (9 ½” Finished)

Saturday Feb. 28th – Connie Campbell – Free Motion by the River - http://www.conniekresin.com/

GO! Big Snails Trail – 12” Finished

Sunday March 1st – Sherri McConnell – A Quilting Life - http://www.aquiltinglife.com/

GO! Big Churn Dash – 12” Finished

Monday March 2nd – Belinda Karls-Nace – Blue Ribbon Designs - http://blueribbondesigns.blogspot.com/

GO! Big Square – 10” (9 ½” Finished)

Tuesday March 3rd - Karen Way – Sew Many Ways - http://sewmanyways.blogspot.com/

GO! Big Double Wedding Ring – 12 ½” Finished

Wednesday March 4th – Elizabeth Evans – Simple Simon and Co. - http://www.simplesimonandco.com/

GO! Big Churn Dash – 12” Finished

And if you want to read a little bio about the designers, look here

Sunday, March 1, 2015

More GO BIG blog hopping

Have a look at more Accuquilt GO! BIG blog hop fun today

Monday Feb. 23rd: Bea Lee - http://www.beaquilter.com/

GO! Big Snails Trail – 12” Finished

Tuesday Feb. 24th – Haley Pierson Cox – The Zen of Making - http://www.thezenofmaking.com/

GO! Big Circle – 4”, 6”, 7”, 8”

Wednesday Feb. 25th – Lee Monroe - http://www.maychappell.com/

GO! Big Double Wedding Ring – 12 ½” Finished

Thursday Feb. 26th – Angela Pingel – Cut To Pieces - http://cuttopieces.blogspot.com/

GO! Big Churn Dash – 12” Finished

Friday Feb. 27th – Jodi Nelson – Pleasant Home - http://www.pleasant-home.com/

GO! Big Square – 10” (9 ½” Finished)

Saturday Feb. 28th – Connie Campbell – Free Motion by the River - http://www.conniekresin.com/

GO! Big Snails Trail – 12” Finished

Sunday March 1st – Sherri McConnell – A Quilting Life - http://www.aquiltinglife.com/

GO! Big Churn Dash – 12” Finished

Monday March 2nd – Belinda Karls-Nace – Blue Ribbon Designs - http://blueribbondesigns.blogspot.com/

GO! Big Square – 10” (9 ½” Finished)

Tuesday March 3rd - Karen Way – Sew Many Ways - http://sewmanyways.blogspot.com/

GO! Big Double Wedding Ring – 12 ½” Finished

Wednesday March 4th – Elizabeth Evans – Simple Simon and Co. - http://www.simplesimonandco.com/

GO! Big Churn Dash – 12” Finished

And if you want to read a little bio about the designers, look here

February in Review

Here’s a quick review of completed items in February

A few felt pincushions

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Several dolls

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a GO BIG sewing bag

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and leftover tumbler mini quilt

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Embroidered eyeglass cases

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bubblegum daydream quilt

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and some cake making :)

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Have a look at more Accuquilt GO! BIG blog hop fun today

Monday Feb. 23rd: Bea Lee - http://www.beaquilter.com/

GO! Big Snails Trail – 12” Finished

Tuesday Feb. 24th – Haley Pierson Cox – The Zen of Making - http://www.thezenofmaking.com/

GO! Big Circle – 4”, 6”, 7”, 8”

Wednesday Feb. 25th – Lee Monroe - http://www.maychappell.com/

GO! Big Double Wedding Ring – 12 ½” Finished

Thursday Feb. 26th – Angela Pingel – Cut To Pieces - http://cuttopieces.blogspot.com/

GO! Big Churn Dash – 12” Finished

Friday Feb. 27th – Jodi Nelson – Pleasant Home - http://www.pleasant-home.com/

GO! Big Square – 10” (9 ½” Finished)

Saturday Feb. 28th – Connie Campbell – Free Motion by the River - http://www.conniekresin.com/

GO! Big Snails Trail – 12” Finished

Sunday March 1st – Sherri McConnell – A Quilting Life - http://www.aquiltinglife.com/

GO! Big Churn Dash – 12” Finished

Monday March 2nd – Belinda Karls-Nace – Blue Ribbon Designs - http://blueribbondesigns.blogspot.com/

GO! Big Square – 10” (9 ½” Finished)

Tuesday March 3rd - Karen Way – Sew Many Ways - http://sewmanyways.blogspot.com/

GO! Big Double Wedding Ring – 12 ½” Finished

Wednesday March 4th – Elizabeth Evans – Simple Simon and Co. - http://www.simplesimonandco.com/

GO! Big Churn Dash – 12” Finished

And if you want to read a little bio about the designers, look here