Sunday, July 24, 2016

Winner has been picked

The winner has been picked for the monogram thread rack giveaway



I bet she’ll pick “K” which is a cool BIG letter!


Saturday, July 23, 2016

2016 project list wk29

Here’s my 2016 project list, items in red are ones I have worked on recently.

Items crossed out are completed

#1 (2012) giraffe wall hanging –started stitching down more

#2 (2012) fall leaf blocks swap- ready to quilt

#3 (2012) hexies- 43 flowers

#4 (2013)- roman holiday kit 

#5 (April 2013) – blue/ yellow kaleidoscope blocks, giving these to pine tree

#6 (Sept 2013) farm animal panel – embroidery panel just done, can’t remember if I gave it away

#7 (Oct 2013) 12 days of Christmas embroidered blocks done – found blocks!

#8 (2012?) Hidden forest Quilt- working on blocks

#9 (2013?) Peanut pics on fabric – no plan yet

#10 (September 2015) Winter mystery QAL- Table topper DONE! Feb

#11 (August 2015) Tumbler Christmas GO! DONE!

#12 (summer 2015) Round Robin quilt- DONE!

#13 (September 2015) Ahhhh EPP mystery- adding binding

#14 (Oct 2015) Bargello Quilt –DONE!

#15 (Oct 2015) Women of the bible#3 – hannah done

#16 (Nov 2015) Allietare BH mystery Hello kitty – DONE! Jan 2016

#17 (Dec 2015) Planes quilt- DONE!

#18 (Jan 2016) RSC16- 12” Appliqued School house blocks – pink fused

#19 (Jan 2016) RSC16- 12” Ohio Star blocks – pink done (14)

#20 (Jan 2016) RSC16- 12” Log Cabin blocks(2)- pink done

#21 (Jan 2016) RSC16- 12” Hunter Star blocks- pink done (7)

#22 (Jan 2016) RSC16- 12” Flowering snowball blocks- scrapped!

#23 (Jan 2016) RSC16- 12” Snail Trail/ monkey wrench blocks- pink done

#24 (Jan 2016) RSC16- 6” Snowball and 9patch blocks- pink done

#25 (Jan 2016) RSC16- 8” Kite blocks- DONE! secret

#26 (Jan 2016) RSC16- 6” Appliqued cupcake blocks- pink done

#27 (Jan 2016) RSC16- 6” triangle in square blocks- pink done

#28 (Jan 2016) RSC16- 6” flying geese blocks- pink done

#29 (Jan 2016) RSC16- 8” drunkard’s path blocks- top done

#30 (Jan 2016) RSC16- 8” Winding ways blocks- top done

#31 (Jan 2016) CT Diaper bag- DONE!

#32 (Dec 2015?) Mini hexies basket – DONE!

#33 (Jan 2016) Quilt art mystery BOM- May printed

#34 (Jan 2016) Green/Grey GO quilt-  DONE!

#35 (Jan 2016) Go QUBE feb project Valentine’s gift bag- DONE!

#36 (Jan 2016) Go Qube + DP March quilt- DONE!

#37 (Feb 2016) 1Block Wonder quilt – DONE!

#38 (2016) Monthly purse pincushions- 5 done

#39 (Feb 2016) QUBE Batik quilt- DONE! will be on their blog

#40 (Feb 2016) Blazing star Batik quilt- DONE!

#41 (Feb 2016) Baby embroidered quilt- more than half done

#42 (Feb 2016) Tumbler Batik quilt- top done

#43(Mar 2016) Solveig’s PJ’s DONE!

#44(Feb 2016) Ribbon quilt- DONE!

#45 (Mar 2016) Rayon Blue dress and hat – DONE!

#46 (Mar 2016) Funky flower pillow – DONE!

#47 (March 2016) Tumbler Batik #2 quilt- DONE

#48 (March 2016) two matching spring dresses blue teal- DONE!

#49-51 (March 2016) 3 mini batik projects –DONE

# 52 (April 2016) OWL rsc16 blocks- pink done

#53 (April 2016) Sunbonnet Sue embroidered blocks RSC16- 4 done

#54 (April 2016) fleur de lis rsc16 blocks – pink done

#55 (April 2016) 2 matching peasant dresses – DONE!

#56 (April 2016) Jelly roll Batik quilt- top done added border

#57 (April 2016) QUBE May Project (4) – DONE!

#58 (April 2016) LeMoyne quilt- top done

#59 (March 2016) red pink nightgown for Sonja-DONE!

#60 (April 2016) Island Batik April project- DONE!

#61 (April 2016) owl purse green grey – DONE

# 62 (May 2016) mini cat block – pincushion

#63 (May 2016) Quiltmaker fall quilt- mailed

#63 (May 2016) large cat block pillow- done

#64(May 2016) Fleur de lis pot holders for accuquilt- done

#65 (May 2016) IB Fall Market River quilt- DONE!

#66 (May 2016) IB Fall Market box quilt- DONE!

#67-68 (May 2016) CT purple teal dresses Sonja and Anja- DONE!

#69 (May 2016) Star batik block pillow- DONE!

#70 (June 2016) secret quilt- top done and mailed

#71 (June 2016) IB Christmas in July- 2 done

#72 (June 2016) QUBE July quilt- DONE!

#73 (June 2016) QUBE August project- DONE

#74 (July 2016) PIne Tree BOM- my two done, testing the rest

Friday, July 22, 2016

Quilting a military quilt

I recently finished long arm quilting a military quilt for a customer.

The lady herself was retired from the military (I forgot her rank- but high up!)

She had made these blocks from old uniforms and added black around them.


I quilted a large circuit board pattern all over, it seemed to fit and I did it a big larger to prevent too many folds and buckling on the top, there was actually NO batting in between…


But instead a minky blanket on the back that I believe she had with her when she was deployed. Love the look of the back!


She also dropped off two tops to quilt that her mom had made Smile

When she dropped off the quilt to be quilted she told my kids to wait and see the 3rd world’s ugliest dog for 2014- YODA! and it’s true, I had to google it and saw the picture later, but we got to meet this little guy

Yoda - World’s Ugliest Dog Contest 2014 Contestant

(photo from online)

Don’t forget the thread rack giveaway I have going on this week, it ends soon!


Thursday, July 21, 2016

More RSC blocks

I have started tackling the RSC16 appliqued blocks

Here’ a pink Fleur de lis I finished


and a pink owl


LOVE these owls together!


and a cupcake


and 7 together


I didn’t do any EQ sketch ideas for these appliqued blocks, so we’ll see what I come up with at the end.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Nightgown for Sonja

Last week I got around to finishing this nightgown for Sonja by peekaboo patterns.


Here she tried it on and is posing with it


She liked it, but it’s hard for her to put on herself as it has to go over the head and it’s cotton that doesn’t stretch like knit does.


Anja also turned 8months old this weekend or rather Friday


She’s army crawling all over the place and the other day went to the laundry room and I sat her in front of the dryer and she thought it was so exciting she just stared at it and was almost shaking!


We’re still in shock that all but 1 of the chickens are gone and that a fox could get in that small hole/window on the coop.

Hubby has added wire there now but the one remaining chick –Cheddar did NOT want to go into the coop at night anymore, so I put it in a blue bin with food and water like we did when they were tiny chicks (with a mesh lid outside on the porch)


Hubby bought 6 more tiny chicks!


Rhode island red and 3 black ones (don’t know what breed)

Sonja named two Peppy and Kimchi

Solveig named two Smoke and Nutmeg


Here they got introduced to Cheddar


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

EQ7 Tutorial Tuesday–Triangle in a square blocks and quilts


Today’s post is about the triangle in a square block.

If you follow me regularly you’ll know what I’m participating in the RSC16 Challenge and came up with this block and quilt layout using my GO cutter and die.


This was my main idea in EQ but you’ll notice that I flipped the triangles in the blocks.


First let’s design the block(s)

I started with a 2x2 grid or a 4 patch


Then using the line tool I drew a line from the middle and up to the half way point of the top right square.

(with a 6” block it was at the 4 1/2” mark)


and then finish the triangle and do the same in the other quadrants


then color it and add to sketchbook


Now if you want to create my block just start with the 4 patch again and start at the middle top and go down to the mid point on the middle right line


and finish the block and color it


then add it into a layout and here’s a copy of the blocks I already made



here’s other layouts I’ve created in EQ with this block






Hope you try to make this block and maybe you have the GO die or a special ruler to create these blocks!

Monday, July 18, 2016

bibs, blocks and a back

The other day I whipped up 3 more bibs for Anja, I sure LOVE snaps compared to velcro, the velcro just doesn’t last!

Here’s one in a mottled print, a batik and a hello kitty version Smile


I also finished 6 more monkey wrench blocks for the RSC16 challenge, I had to remake the blue and only had brown made, so made these 6!

I think it’s funny how the pink and teal are so mottled together and the others stand out a lot, we’ll see how they all go together at the end Smile


I have also long arm quilted a personal quilt, here’s a peek at the back of it as I still need to add binding to it, can you guess what it is?

(hint-look at my 2016 list and see what’s crossed off)


Sunday, July 17, 2016

MONOGRAM Thread Rack Giveaway

My husband and I came up with this idea of a Monogrammed thread rack to sell.
Of course I picked the letter B for Bea-quilter Smile
I have it listed on etsy here
Here it is “naked” 35 pegs on the letter “B”
his is a CUSTOM Monogram Letter Thread Rack for your embroidery, sewing or quilting thread spools AND Bobbins!
Each Thread Rack is custom made with whatever letter YOU PICK!
Each letter is 22 1/2" tall and vary in widths depending on what letter you pick, which also determines how many dowels are on the letter.
The Letter is cut out on .71" thick plywood and the dowels are 1/4" and protrude 3 1/4" when inserted into letters, they are also slightly rounded at the ends to be able to hold bobbins! Each letter is also sanded on the edges and there's a picture hanger attached to the back for easy hanging.
Each dowel is spaced apart approx. 1 3/4" following the curve of the letter.
Dowels come in a baggie and you insert them into the holes and fit snuggly.
FREE US SHIPPING!! (lower 48)
Email if you have any questions or want to know how many dowels will fit on YOUR letter.
Also see the listing for getting a set of 2 letters! -First and Last name or maybe one for Embroidery and one for Quilting!
Or you can get two- one for Embroidery and one for Quilting!
Or your first and last name
I have a double set listed on etsy here
EQ rack1
Here’s just a sample of what some of the letters look like
Now for the giveaway!
TO KICK off this NEW business venture.
We’re giving away ONE CUSTOM letter thread rack (US only)
There’s different ways to enter:
Visit/like my facebook page
Comment below
follow on instagram
and SHARE!
giveaway closes next Sunday at 12am
Hoping it will be a success- Hubby and I saying that whatever we earn with this will be our vacation fund
(we rarely go anywhere and if we do it’s on the cheap!)