Thursday, May 26, 2016

pincushions

The pincushion swap is still well under way and this month, I didn’t notice that I assigned the same person for me to send and receive from.

This month I sent these two to Margaret in the UK

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and I received this cute blue one from her

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Love this cute card too!

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Thanks Margaret!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

New shirt

I got this shirt from FB yesterday in the mail!

It was on my feed and it was “free” just had to pay shipping which was not much.

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Otherwise I’m busy working on secret projects that I can’t show you, so I’ll show some sister love pics Smile

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

EQ Tutorial Tuesday–Double Wedding Ring DoYouEQ challenge

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This month’s DOYOUEQ challenge is making some with the double wedding ring blocks.

If you search under blocks for double wedding

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You’ll get 13 blocks, each with different number segments in the rings and side blocks.

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I added some to the sketchbook with the regular block and the side block.

(Plain, 5 and 7)

If you fill out a regular quilt layout with one block it looks like this

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Or if you just fill in the middle blocks but leave the outsides it looks like this

(leaving the corners blank

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Here’s an on-point layout without the blocks on the edges.

You COULD just click the regular block and fill it in, but technically half or a quarter of the block is hidden and sometimes EQ still counts that with yardage or cutting directions.

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it’s each to make a half block!

Go and work on block and edit the side block (Or you can choose the regular block and just start deleting lines)

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using the PICK arrow/tool on the left

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drag a box around the whole wedding ring arch.

and the pieces will be selected

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then copy and paste it CTRL+C and CTRL+V

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while having the new arch selected, right click and select rotate

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type in 90 degrees and OK

then it’s turned and you can move it into place

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then color it and add to sketchbook

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Then add them to sketchbook (it’d okay that the colors don’t match)

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Now something COOL I just re-learned the other day in EQ

using the swap all colors tool

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click a fabric and a spot on the quilt you want to replace

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with just a few clicks it’s super easy to color the whole quilt

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you can also random recolor it and select randomize

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Now the result can be ugly or pretty depending on what you like, but it’s fun to just get inspired by!

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This one looks like a Christmas quilt!

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In the fabric library there’s a Holiday-Christmas section

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I added all to the library then recolored to match fabrics

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I don’t like the pinkish color in the background, so I can change that with the swap color tool!

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Then I added a border and chose half drop box to have the blocks line up with the on point setting

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using the auto border you can play around with different ideas quickly. here I chose a keyboard border.

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Here it’s colored with a simple outer border

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try playing with this block and to EQ!

Monday, May 23, 2016

DP top done and another project started

I finished the top with the DP blocks, I chose a white sashing with a border that’s a cream/beige with green and blue flowers on it (one that I thought I would have liked when I bought it, but didn’t too much when I got it) I thought it would fit well with these brown, green and blue blocks and I used the white to separate the blocks then used corner stones of the border fabric too.

I have enough leftover for at least most of the backing too!

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Here Anja was HELPING me pull the fabric off the table while I was cutting it for the border- such a GREAT help…

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I then started two more dresses for Sonja and Anja using connecting threads fabrics and a peek a boo pattern.

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And we’re getting more friendly with the chicks!

Does anyone know if it’s normal that the one chick is loosing feathers on her wings? and how/when can we find out the gender?

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Saturday, May 21, 2016

2016 project list wk20

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- added border

#14 (Oct 2015) Bargello Quilt –DONE!

#15 (Oct 2015) Women of the bible#3 – Naomi 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 – finished orange

#19 (Jan 2016) RSC16- 12” Ohio Star blocks – 3 done

#20 (Jan 2016) RSC16- 12” Log Cabin blocks- 10 done

#21 (Jan 2016) RSC16- 12” Hunter Star blocks- 3 done

#22 (Jan 2016) RSC16- 12” Flowering snowball blocks- 1 Blue done

#23 (Jan 2016) RSC16- 12” Snail Trail/ monkey wrench blocks- 2 done

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

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

#26 (Jan 2016) RSC16- 6” Appliqued cupcake blocks- 5 done

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

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

#29 (Jan 2016) RSC16- 8” drunkard’s path blocks- 12 done

#30 (Jan 2016) RSC16- 8” Winding ways blocks- 6 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 – top done and ready to quilt

#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- made a test block

#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- 4 done

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

#54 (April 2016) fleur de lis rsc16 blocks – 4 done  5th fused down

#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 dress for Sonja- needs button holes

#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

Friday, May 20, 2016

Birds of a feather BL120 pattern listed

I have another pattern listed for sale

Birds of a feather

Finished Size: 34” x 34”

Block size: 6”

Skill Level: Confident Beginner

A fun Foundation Pieced pattern with a stunning result.

Dark Blue #1

Outer Border & Background

1yd

Dark Blue #2

Darkest Blue for block

1/2yd

Blue #3

Lightest blue, 1st border & blocks

1yd

Orange

Blocks & 2nd border

3/4yd

Yellow

Blocks & diamonds in border

3/4yd

Binding

 

1/3yd

Batting

 

38” x 38”

Backing

 

1 1/4yd

Quilt made with fabrics from Timeless Treasures

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blue orange quilt

Sharon Vrooman tested this for me

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I have it listed with Quiltwoman and connectingthreads

and craftsy and etsy

Thursday, May 19, 2016

RSC16 blocks

In between projects I’ve been working on RSC16 blocks.

I ironed down a school house in orange and appliqued it.

I also ironed down a green one but noticed I didn’t have any bright green threads, so that will have to wait.

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I only had some light green thread and that worked just fine with this cupcake block!

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Then I finished 4 DP blocks and I must say, I’m not totally loving them, don’t think it’s just because of the curves, I think I should have made them differently or had more rules about the colors. I don’t know…

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Here’s 12 blocks I have so far

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So while I had these 12 on the wall I shuffled them up and thought I could just add sashing and border on these and be done and then donate the quilt!

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So that’s what I’m doing Smile

wait and see…..