Monday, April 24, 2017

QUBE sampler QAL Block 15


Block #15 is EASY!


You’ll need the companion QUBE set for this one as it uses die #10 the signature block, and then #5 from the regular QUBE set

Cut out 4 signature blocks of one fabric

and 8 #5 triangles from another fabric (no need to use the solid for this block)


Then sew the corner triangles to the signature blocks.

Here my fabric for the signature blocks were not really directional but the diamonds did look different if you turned the fabric, so I made two opposite sets.


Then sew the block together like an “X”

this would be easy to make an X and O quilt with the signature die, just turn all the sections to make the “O” or like shown below, after sewing two together, swap spots and have the top be at the bottom.


Here’s the block all done! easy peasy!


You could make this block either out of HSTs and squares, or a large square with small corner squares sewn down the middle and then trim seam allowance and iron, it may not be exact and using the companion sure is easier and more accurate.

Here’s some pics of participant blocks from last week.

This is Hannah’s #13

1413 hannah

and #14


and Renie’s #14

14 renie

Here’s Patty’s #14 block

14 patty

Sorry if I missed any of them on the FB page.

If you haven’t joined yet, please do!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

2017 Project list wk16

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

#2 (2012) fall leaf blocks swap- DONE

#3 (2012) hexies- 43 flowers

#4(Oct 2013) 12 days of Christmas embroidered blocks

#5 (2012?) Hidden forest Quilt

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

#7(Oct 2015) Women of the bible#3 – 27 done

#8 (Jan 2016) RSC16- 12” Appliqued School house blocks – backing done ready to quilt

#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- top 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-top done

#16 (April 2016) Sunbonnet Sue embroidered blocks RSC16- 12 done

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

#18 (Aug 2016) Mini Ohio Star RSC16- working on red blocks

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

#20 (Nov 2016) Mermaid Hexagon quilt- all flowers are attached, now needs white background hexies

#21 (Dec 2016) Accuquilt QUBE 8”sampler QAL 21 blocks 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- ready to quilt

#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- top done

#38 (April) Batik Fall catalog quilt- top done

#39 (April) Baby quilt- sewing pieces

#40 (April) braid quilt- making blocks 

#41 (April) mini braid- DONE!

#42 (April) Winter Modern Batiks- needs binding


#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


#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

Friday, April 21, 2017

Hunter Star rainbow top

I’ve been digging thru my bins of UFOs again and I got out my rainbow hunter star blocks and realized I was missing two blocks so I made a beige one


and a black one


Then I put them on the design wall and decided to keep them in color order


and added a turquoise border (see how the turquoise block is in the middle!??- I strategically planned that


I also wanted to show my mermaid hexies that I brought with us on our little vacation, I’m almost done added the outer white hexies, then I just need to fill in the gaps and trim and add a border.


Here’s Anja in her Easter dress BTW, I had to stay home with Sonja Easter Sunday as she had a fever and sore throat, so Anja stayed home too.


Thursday, April 20, 2017

Chomping Table Topper

I have made another table topper recently that’s on Accuquilt’s blog
I made it using the 8” QUBE and companion sets
Doesn’t this block just look like it’s teeth chomping down on a cookie?
Have a look at the blog post for the tutorial

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Accuquilt QUBE star Table Topper

I finished this star table topper a few weeks ago and it’s not going on Accuquilt’s blog so I’m showing it here Smile
and it’ll be my 2nd Applique project for Island Batik this month
For this quilt I used the 6” QUBE and companion set and the serendipity set
You know me, I like to sew as much as I can in one shot before ironing, this is after maybe 3 sittings…
and I got the flower done and the blocks
You may have noticed that I changed part of the star block to the yellow batiks and here I sewed two yellow circles together and cut the center out of one and turned it inside out
Then sewed the blocks into a 12” block
and also appliqued the star down
I used a fun variegated thread for the outer tips and yellow for the middle

Here it is all done
a perfect place for a little votive candle
I quilted echo quilting around the star and curves on the blocks
The fabrics are by Island Batik called Rise and Shine
and these were scraps from “Good Morning” project I made for them for their new catalog here
(I’m in there twice, but you’ve seen my churn dash quilt there before)
Adventurous Applique

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Trying to sew

So imagine the grumbling when I told my 12yr old daughter that we’d have a sewing lesson last Friday!

I gave her the option of doing a zippered pouch, a string tie bag or something like that. She then suggested an owl bag, but I vetoed that because it’s on the embroidery machine and doesn’t have much sewing involved! Then I thought of the portfolios I’ve made in the past and Solveig looked thru the pattern and found a different portfolio thing and decided to do that.

She picked out some fabrics and then also decided to use my cat Accuquilt die and I showed her to cut it out and iron it and then gave her an option of stitching around it and she chose a satin stitch (a close zig zag)


It took us about 2 hrs to finish it- I almost lost here when she was sewing the back and front together and then the fabric got folded and I was SO terrible to actually make her rip out a few inches and start again (I actually sewed those few inches again as the fabric had gotten a bit distorted) then let her finish it


It’s a cute portfolio with pen holders and a flap going down to protect them


BUT it almost killed her!! she was SO tired and bored and UGHHH


(But she did bring it in the car last with some gel pens so I know she liked it and was proud of herself)

-I had told her too that she SHOULD do it now, otherwise when she’s an adult and doesn’t know how to sew, she’d wish that her mommy had taught her!!


Monday, April 17, 2017

QUBE sampler QAL Block 14


Time for quilt block#14


You’ll be using dies #3 and #5 an 4 fabrics including your solid.

Cut 2 each of shape #3 out of 2 fabrics (here it’s fun to use directional fabrics)

Then 8 each of shape #5 out of 2 other fabrics including the solid.


Super easy, sew together two large HSTs and 8 small HSTs


Then sew the small HSTs together into sections of 4 and have the darker of the HSTs face the middle. Notice that since I used a directional fabric on the larger HSTs I had to flip one of them, which is totally fine, I like it this way Smile


Here is the finished 8” block


and the 12” batik version, I also flipped the directional large HSTs and here I had the black small HSTs face the middle


and the two blocks side by side.


Here’s some pics of #13 that participants made

Here’s Renie’s

13 renie

and Patty’s