Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Quilter’s World Winter 2017

I have a quilt in the current issue of Quilter’s World magazine


I made this table topper



It combined two of my favorites:

Fabrics from Island Batik

“Zen” collection can be found here

it’s a collection of these awesome BLUES (you know I love blue!)


and the 6” QUBE set by Accuquilt!

GO! Qube Mix & Match 6" Block (55775)

and companion set (which is on sale BTW)

GO! Qube Mix & Match 6" Block (55775)

If you’d like to see more about this issue of Quilter’s world, or buy it, click here

Monday, October 16, 2017

QUBE sampler QAL Block 40


Block 40!


I think it’s called broken dishes. and it uses 1 die!! #4

often I use it for flying geese, but here I’m using it for what it’s meant for- A Quarter Square triangle!

So pick out two fabrics and cut out 8 of each (so 2 layers of each fabric) and directional fabrics will work just fine!


Sew the triangles together.

One tip I found, was that I lay the darker on top of the light and match up all edges, then I start at the tip and sew down (so the right side of the triangle) ending at the bottom right of the block section.


then when you iron toward dark and have to sew the QST block together and place them right sides together, the seams nestle together and you have the darker first on the seam so it’s pushing against each other instead of possibly pulling apart! –hard to explain but try it!!


Here’s the block together


Here’s the participant’s blocks from last week

Donna has really caught up!

39donnaall qube blocks

Renie did the last two blocks

3839renie qal blocks

and Shayne’s fun block with cherries Smile

39shayneQUBE sampler

Saturday, October 14, 2017

2017 Project list wk 41

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 – kind of want to work on this since April the giraffe had her baby!

#2 (2012) fall leaf blocks swap- DONE

#3 (2012) hexies- 43 flowers

#4(Oct 2013) 12 days of Christmas embroidered blocks, Quilted, needs binding

#5 (2012?) Hidden forest Quilt

#6 (2013?) Peanut pics on fabric – no plan yet

#7(Oct 2015) Women of the bible#3 – working on more

#8 (Jan 2016) RSC16- 12” Appliqued School house blocks – DONE!

#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- 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-DONE!

#16 (April 2016) Sunbonnet Sue embroidered blocks RSC16- borders done, need more fabric

#17 (April 2016) fleur de lis rsc16 blocks –DONE- donated

#18 (Aug 2016) Mini Ohio Star RSC16- lots more done

#19 (Aug 2016) Road Home RAL-DONE!

#20 (Nov 2016) Mermaid Hexagon quilt- DONE!

#21 (Dec 2016) Accuquilt QUBE 8”sampler top done!

#22 (Jan 2017) Accuquilt QUBE 12” sampler(12) (same as above) – 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- DONE!

#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- DONE!

#35 (March 2017) Blue QUBE runner for Quilter’s World- DONE!

#36 (March 2017) Batik QUBE star runner- DONE!

#37 (April 2017) Batik Star small quilt- DONE!

#38 (April) Batik Fall catalog quilt-DONE!

#39 (April) Baby quilt- DONE!

#40 (April) braid quilt- DONE!

#41 (April) mini braid- DONE!

#42 (April) Winter Modern Batiks- DONE!

#43 (May) mug rug- DONE

#44 (May) mini tumbler modern quilt- DONE!

#45 (May) My crazy cat’s quilt- DONE!

#46 (May) House Accuquilt- DONE!

#47 (Jan 2016?)Cupcake quilt- DONE!

#48 6” QUBE table topper- DONE!

#49 9” QUBE table topper- DONE!

#50 (July) QUBE Blazing star quilt for August- DONE!

#51 (June-July) Christmas Row- DONE!

#52 (July) QAYG quilt IB- DONE!

#53 (July) Sept IB quilt- DONE!

#54 (July) Dresden quilt- DONE!

#55 (July) Sept IB table topper- DONE!

#56-57 (July) Sept IB 2 mug rugs- DONE!

#58 (July) FPP fall topper- DONE!

#59 (August) EPP Milifori- working on last round

#60 (August) BL118 Night sky Blue/white-DONE!

#61 (July) Round Robin- round 3 done and ready to mail

#62 (August) 6” QUBE black and white quilt- DONE!

#63 (August) circle quilt- DONE!

#64 (September) pink girl quilt- DONE!

#65(Sept) Blue batik Market quilt- fabrics here

#66 (Sept)McCall’s QQ rainbow quilt- top done

#67 (Sept) Batik Oct challenge- DONE!


#1and2 (Jan 2017) Mermaid dresses for Sonja and Anja- DONE!

#3 and;4 (Feb 2017) Strawberry dresses for Sonja and Anja- DONE!

#5 and 6 and 7 (April 2017) Susie sundresses (2)  and bubble shorts for girls – DONE

#8 Blue dress for me!- DONE!

#9 Tinkerbell dress 2T- DONE!

#10 Owl 2T dress- DONE!

#11 & 12 – 2 Liberty dresses, DONE!

#13, size 5 owl dress, pieces cut


#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

#19 (March) Blue Batik pillow- DONE!

#20 (March 2017) Batik challenge Applique for April- DONE!

#21 (March 2017) black owl pincushion- DONE!

#22-23 (April 2017) 2 pink owl pincushions- DONE

#24-27(Feb-April) 4 kennel quilts- 3 done in Feb, 1 in April- DONE

#28-30 (May 2017) 3 turtle pincushions- DONE!

#31-32 (May 2017) 2 fabric purses- DONE!

#33 (May 2017) Clam shell pillow- done

#34 (May) wedding ring pillow- done

#35 (May) Laptop bag- DONE

#36-39 (May) 4 owl pincushions- done

#40-42 (May) 3 ornaments Accuquilt- DONE!

#43 May- Minnie pincushion- DONE!

#44-47 (June) 4 QUBE pillows for July IB challenge- DONE!

#45 (July) biscornu pincushions for Annie’s- DONE!

#46 (August) Birthday pillow- front done, need to stitch down applique

#47 (August) 2 fabric bowls- DONE!

#48 black batik purse pincushion, Done and mailed

#49 (Sept) #5 Kennel batik quilt- top done

#50-52(Sept) 3 heart pincushions DONE

#51 Heart tote- DONE!

Friday, October 13, 2017

pink girly quilt with QUBE

I started making this quilt in August and submitted it to a few places for publication but it wasn’t what they were looking for (though someone DID pick another one) so oh well, no big deal.
I still decided to make it with some pink FQs I had and solid white
I cut out the pieces with the 6” QUBE and a large triangle from the 12” QUBE set!
pink girl QUBE quilt1pink girl QUBE quilt2
and I quickly put the blocks together!
pink girl QUBE quilt3pink girl QUBE quilt blocks
Then I was playing around with layout ideas
I picked layout #1 and then added two borders
I actually quilted it soon after I finished the top too, but then it was put aside and I just finished the binding this weekend
pink girl QUBE quilt
I quilted a feather swirl all over, to kind of mimic one of the prints, a design I’ve done many times!
pink girl QUBE quilt long arm quiltingDSCF9052
Along with the QUBE sampler quilt from Monday and two other baby quilts, I had 2 girl and 2 boy quilts and I brought these to church for a lady to bring to a pregnancy support center!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

a fun snowflake pincushion

I made this cute snowflake pincushion recently for Accuquilt’s blog here
Embroidery Design
I show step by step how I cut the snowflake out of felt with the Holiday medley die
GO! Holiday Medley (55043)
and the 6” QUBE set

and companion sets (which is on SALE btw!)
GO! Qube Mix & Match 6

Embroidery Design
I did machine embroidery to stitch down the snowflake, but you can button hole stitch it too.
Embroidery Design
a fun little pincushion!
Check out the link for more detailed step by step
-BTW I’m an affiliate now (not just a promoter/ambassador) which means that if you click on my Accuquilt banners/links and buy something I get a small percentage Smile

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Log Cabin quilt book

I’m in my first quilt book!!
-it’s a compilation of other artists, but still…. YAY!!
it’s called “Log Cabin Variations”
by Annie’s Quilting
there’s 9 log cabin quilts in there, mine is the last one, but is also show by the index-first page and the back!
it’s a rainbow log cabin and a mix of modern and traditional I think and all scrappy!
I made it using my log cabin die from accuquilt!
GO! Log Cabin-12" Finshed by Leslie Main (55349)
and I just had a lot of fun cutting out scraps with this die and it was always accurate when I sewed it together, all the way to the end!
Annie’s has been great to offer an E-book of the log cabin book.
Enter the rafflecopter below
The giveaway ends a week from now
Good luck!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

EQ7 Tutorial Tuesday- BYE EQ7!


Have you seen the NEWS?? Electric Quilt is releasing EQ8 soon!!!

-I’ve been fortunate to Beta test for them and EQ8 is SOO different vs version 7! As you may know I started with version 6 and then upgraded to 7 and later EQ stitch, but I remember hearing how 6 was so different from version 5, so don’t know if it’s the same “jump” from 7 to 8, as it was from 5 to 6?

So I will of course start a new EQ8 tutorial series and I’m actually thinking about doing video tutorials instead! Do you like that or no? (I know with limited internet some may not be able to), but I feel I have LOTS of EQ7 tutorials here already, that if you get EQ8 you’ll just need to get used to it vs version 7 and the same tutorials should work too.

What do you think?

So as a little goodbye to EQ7 I’ll do a final tutorial here….

I started off with a horizontal strip layout and picked 3 rows that are 48” long and row 1 and 3 are 6” tall with 8 blocks in each, row 2 is 2” (for now)


I then started looking for simple blocks in the block library and added a few


I tried Attic window and flipped the bottom row


Then on layer 2 there’s an applique text button on the right


once you click it, you select the font and the size of the font


and then holding down SHIFT, draw a little box over one of the blocks and write “B”


after playing with the placement and size I found that 4” is good and the placement guide is at 8” x 0”


Then write each letter in each block and copy and paste where letters are duplicates


it’s looks kind of odd with the Hello and EQ8 having no space between, so let’s fix that.

Change it to 9 blocks and 54” wide now, but then that’s HUGE,


so I’d rather stack them up, so 5 blocks in 4 rows with space in between

by changing that and cloning every other row it’s easy to change

now it’s 30” wide with 5 blocks and if there’s 2” between, it’s a perfect square! (30” x 30”) plus borders


once I moved the letters back in place, it looked like this


and after coloring it and adding mitered corners it looks like this


Have a look at the EQ website to see the features of the new EQ8!