Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Mid Month Potholders owls

midmonth potholders

This month’s potholders are my “oldie but goodie” owl potholders!

I actually made this as a block for a quilt for the FIRST quilt I was ever published with in Mccall’s and the potholders were a bonus pattern on Mccall’s website for a while (might still be?)


Anyways, they are fun and easy to make especially with Accuquilt circle dies!

I used the 2,3,5” circle die

and then I also used the 1” circle off of their new small circle die

I first picked some fabrics (I busted into a FQ bundle I had but scraps are just fine, you really only need 1 FQ for the background and the rest are scraps


I also used lite Steam a seam 2

I cut (2) 5 1/2” squares, (4) 3 1/2” squares, (4) 2 1/2” squares and 1 to cover (4) of the 1” circles so a 2 1/2” square or so


From the background fabric I cut (4) 7 1/2” squares and then some leftover scraps 2 1/2” wide for hanging straps, maybe around 5” or so long, it really doesn’t matter.


The 5” circle is for wings, I cut (2) in yellow, the 2” is for the eyeballs, I cut (4) in white (after I added the steam a seam to the back of everything)


then I cut (4) 3” circles in blue and the (4) 1” in black, I also hand cut out 2 beaks in yellow, it’s up to you how pointy you want them to be


the 2 5” circles I cut in half


then ironed them to the sides of the blue background squares, about 3/4” from the bottom, after the first one is added I overlap with another background block and just leave a bit showing from the block with the wing piece on it already so I can line up another one


Then I line up two of them next to each other and one with already have a wing attached so it’s easy to line up the other one too


I folded the block in half a bit and ironed just to mark a crease at the top, then I lined up the blue eyes and have them overlap a bit and inserted the beak underneath too and ironed it flat


then added the white eyeballs


and lastly the pupils, it’s up to you how you want them to look, I like to have it close to the edge, one is looking down right and another down left


I also ironed the hanging straps, I’ve shown it before how I iron in half then open up and fold in the raw edges to the middle and iron again, then fold in half on the original fold


Then I appliqued everything in blue thread, pivoting around the circles when the needle is down makes it easier to get smooth curves


then I added batting and insulbright (I’ve shown that before too) and stitched them together right sides together first with an opening at the bottom, then turned right side out and I whip stitched them closed.

It really took me less than 2hrs!

owl potholder

Monday, July 16, 2018

2018 QUBE QAL block 29

qube qal29
This week’s block is SUPER easy, it’s called a “double irish chain” and it’s 1 1/4 sized
and it uses just die #2 and 3 fabrics, A, D and E
Cut out (8) with A
(9) with D
and (8) with E
(Or you can use the center square from a leftover square if you have that from an earlier block?
I used a leftover square for the center, then laid out the squares how I wanted them in the block, since the other fabrics now each have 8 squares, plus the center block, or you could be a total rebel and have 4 of one fabric and then add in a 5th fabric too if the center is another fabric too, then you’d use all 5 fabrics! Winking smile
If you want to, take a picture with your phone for reference before sewing it together.
I started sewing everything together by twos like this.
Iron the seams open!
then sew together into rows like this (or columns)
Then sew the block together like this!
qube QAL block 29
and here’s all 4 together, I used directional fabrics on the 8 and 12” qube versions, so I had to make sure the fabrics were turning the right way, but that’s no problem with simple squares like this!
qube QAL block 29 all
Have fun!

Here’s the blocks from last week

Saturday, July 14, 2018

2018 project list wk28

I worked in it within the last week it’s in red


#1 (2012) giraffe wall hanging – finishing up applique

#2 (2012) hexies- 43 flowers

#3 (2012?) Hidden forest Quilt

#4 (2013?) Peanut pics on fabric – no plan yet

#5(Oct 2015) Women of the bible#3 – DONE!

#6 (Jan 2016) Quilt art mystery BOM- May printed (I may donate these?!)

#7 (April 2016) Sunbonnet Sue embroidered blocks RSC16- DONE!

#8 (Aug 2016) Mini Ohio Star RSC16- DONE!

#9 (August 2017) EPP Milifori- DONE!

#10 (July 2017) Round Robin- top done

#11 (Nov 2017) Binding strip quilt – DONE!

#12 (Nov 2017) QUBE 2018 QAL 6” QUBE  blue -DONE!

#13 (Nov 2017) QUBE 2018 QAL 8” TULA PINK- top done

#14 (Nov 2017) QUBE 2018 QAL 9” QUBE red black- top done

#15 (Nov 2017) QUBE 2018 QAL 12” QUBE BATIK- top and border done

#16 (Dec2017) Batik Qube scrappy angles blocks “circles”- DONE!

#17 (Dec 2017) Jelly roll puzzle batik quilt- DONE!

#18 (Dec 2017) Patriotic QUBE quilt for Mccall’s- DONE and mailed

#19 (Jan 2018) Accuquilt Colorado Block quilt- DONE

#20 (Jan 2018) Cardtrick quilt – DONE

#21 (Jan 2018) Friendship star table topper- DONE

#22 (Jan 2018) Prarie Queen pillow- DONE

#23 (Jan 2018) Grunge Love quilt- DONE and mailed

#24 (Feb 2018) New technique for IB- DONE!

#25 (Feb) Mini Love IB- DONE

#26 (Feb) maple Leaf quilt- DONE

#27 (Feb) scrappy Qube quilt- DONE!

#28 (Feb)- April blog hop 30 blocks- DONE!

#29 (Mar) IB April Vintage quilt- DONE!

#30 (Mar) Heart picnic quilt- DONE

#31 (Jan) US Bea top- DONE!

#32 (Mar) scrappy QUBE quilt brown black – DONE!

#33 (rainbow blocks) sister’s choice- #7 done

#34 (March) Baby yellow brick road batiks– DONE!

#35 (April) April Accuquilt blog post- project done

#36 (Apr) X and + runner IB qube- DONE!

#37 (Apr) pink batik quilt- DONE!

#38 (rainbow blocks) bear claw- #7 done

#39 (Apr) phone book quilt- DONE!

#40 (May) Frog quilt- DONE!

#41 (May) Star quilt for hop- DONE

#42 (May) Outer space quilt for hop- DONE

#43 (rainbow blocks) Mosaic blocks –#7 done

#44 (May)1 1/2” squares and snowball quilt- DONE!

#45 (May) isosceles triangle rainbow quilt- lots cut out

#46 (May) small tumbler rainbow quilt- lots cut out

#47 (May) large half hexie rainbow quilt- lots cut out

#48 (May) tiny half hexie rainbow quilt- lots cut out

#49 (May) Northwood quilt- DONE and mailed

#50 (June) Bargello Jelly roll quilt- DONE!

#51 (June) Patriotic Chain Quilt- DONE and mailed

#52 (June) charm hexies quilt- sewing pieces together

#53 (June) – IB secondary design quilt- DONE!

#54 (June) mini Batik Table topper winter blue- DONE!

#55 (June) Batik table runner brown-quilted

#56 (June) Elephant runner- DONE!

#57 (July) elephant quilt- top done

#58 (July) Tula table topper- top almost done

#59 (June) Owl quilt- DONE and mailed

#60 (June) rainbow Geese blocks (x2)- #7 done

#61-62 (July)Round Robin –got one, needs to add border #1

#63-64(July)b/w and patriotic runners AQ- DONE!

#65 (July) IB Blog hop quilt- top done

#66 (July)Christmas blog hop- project planned


#1 (May)6T Primrose dress Sonja- pieces cut out


#1(Sept 2013) farm animal panel- don’t know what to do with it yet, if it’s a quilt or a bag/pillow?

#2 (August 2017) Birthday pillow- quilted, need to add backing and stuff it

#3 (Sept 2017) #5 Kennel batik quilt- DONE!

#4-5 (Jan) 2 funky friends for Island Batik- DONE!

#5 (Feb 2018) LOVE pillow for Accuquilt- DONE!

#6 (Feb) heart potholders- DONE!

#7 and 8 (Feb) 2 more Kennel quilts- DONE!

#9 (March) Potholder April- DONE

#10 (Mar) Craft is art bag- DONE!

#11 (Apr) multi+ purse pincushion- DONE

#12-13 two batik embroidered pincushions- DONE

#14 (May) pentagon fabric ball- DONE

#15 (May) EPP pincushion- DONE

#16-17 (June) 2 sets of potholders – DONE!

#18-19 (June) 2 more pincushions DONE!

Friday, July 13, 2018

Island Batik table topper is finished

I finished the winter batik table topper that I showed here

I made it with the 6” QUBE set and leftover 10” squares from a stack from Island Batik!


On the borders I quilted straight lines, on the blocks I did curves from corner to corner


It can kind of go for the secondary design “theme” that Island Batik has in July Winking smile

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Patriotic Quilt with QUBE set

Did you see this quilt I made in patriotic colors for Accuquilt’s blog?
It’s made with scraps of red, white and blue fabrics and the 8” QUBE and companion angles sets!
It’s set on point but that’s still super easy!
it measures 34” x 45”
Have a look with the above link and see how I made it!

Did you also see the Christmas in July sale on Accuquilt’s site?
Christmas in July
Here’s some things I’ve made with some of the sale dies Smile
felt ornaments made with the holiday accessories and circles dies
how to make Christmas ornaments
LeMoyne quilt
wonky heart
spool die
serendipity qube set with ohio star block
and star table runner
holiday medley
Embroidery Design
flying geese
churn dash
fall medley
2014-10-13 028

flowering snowball
2014-05-17 002
9” wedge
2014-04-12 011
small tumbler
big snail trail
2015-05-13 002
I think that’s enough inspiration for you Winking smile
If you click thru the links on my site and order anything, I get a small commission- anything helps Smile