Monday, May 22, 2017

QUBE sampler QAL wk19


This week’s block is kind of different, but still fun.


It uses shapes #5, 6,8,9

From white cut out 2 of the chisel #9 shape and pay attention to the direction of the chisel (if using a printed fabric!- if it’s a solid then the cutting doesn’t matter, then you just make sure to sew it together right)

Color A cut out 2 of shape #6

Color B cut out 8 of shape #5

Color C cut out 2 of shape #5 and 2 of shape #8

Here’s my fabrics being cut out



Then begin to sew the pieces together, paying attention to the direction of the chisel shape.


and finish 2 matching sets of the chisel block and the diamond in a square


and here’s the finished block.


(I tried to have the diamond fabric be opposite of each other in the block- you’ll notice the way the little X’s are pointing)

A fun and different block, but not hard to make Smile


Here’s a few of block #18 from the participants- AND it’s never too late to join!! (or start another one!)

18 patty

17 hannah

Saturday, May 20, 2017

2017 project list wk20

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

#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- 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- 12 done

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

#18 (Aug 2016) Mini Ohio Star RSC16- working on a few here and there

#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 24 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- DONE!

#38 (April) Batik Fall catalog quilt-quilted

#39 (April) Baby quilt- DONE!

#40 (April) braid quilt- braids done

#41 (April) mini braid- DONE!

#42 (April) Winter Modern Batiks- DONE!

#43 (May) mug rug- DONE

#44 (May) mini tumbler modern quilt- 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!


#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

Friday, May 19, 2017

Long arm quilting an old quilt

A long time ago a lady at church gave me a shoe box with an unfinished quilt in it, I put it on the shelf and honestly forgot about it for a long time, until recently I got it out and actually measured everything and noted it on my quilting board.
I then noticed that the backing was really big and I calculated that I would have enough to add a border on it from the backing fabric and still have enough for both the backing and binding as well.
So I added that and quilted it!
I quilted feathers on the border, then an outline and stitch in the dith on the floral appliqued border with dense meandering as well, then more feathers and curves on the rest
On the frame I could tell that the center and large triangles were actually a bit bigger than the appliqued flowers on the larger border so it was kind of wobbly, but I think I did fine in quilting it Smile
I plan on giving it back to the lady, even though she said she wanted it donated.
Don’t forget to look at the art with fabric blog hop!
Spring 2017 schedule
Monday, May 15th, 2017

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017
Wednesday, May 17th, 2017
Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Friday, May 19th, 2017

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Turtle pincushions

I showed on instagram and facebook already how I got this turtle pincushion pattern in the mail!
(Thanks Darlene @ quiltshopgal)
Of course I can’t just make ONE! I figured I’d make 3 and create an assembly line!
So I found 2 sets of batiks and 1 set of my favorite color – blue cotton!
and a few hours later, these little turtles were done!!
One is made with scraps of batiks from a secret project I made for Island Batik
-This one I stuffed more with crushed walnut shells than the rest
Then using some leftover beach batiks (from the churn dash quilt I designed for Island Batik) I made this one and it’s stuffed only with fiber fill.
and lastly this blue one is stuffed following the directions more closely, lightly in the limbs and half crushed walnut shells and fiber fill in the body/shell.
I did NOT use fusible fleece on any of these, as I don’t have it and figured I didn’t want to bother with batting either.
They look great as they are!
Then they started playing around!!
and almost played the kissing game!
Such fun little creatures, I’m glad I got the pattern and it was fun and easy to follow!
Have you made these?
Don’t forget the Art with fabric blog hop!
Spring 2017 schedule
Monday, May 15th, 2017

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017
Wednesday, May 17th, 2017
Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Friday, May 19th, 2017

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Art with fabric Blog hop


It’s time for Art with fabric blog hop again.

The “theme” for this time is Women in art.

That got me thinking about looking up Danish artists, which lead to my favorite painter P.S. Krøyer and he was male painter who lived near the northern tip of Denmark,-skagen

Peder Severin Krøyer (23 July 1851 – 21 November 1909), known as P. S. Krøyer, was a Danish painter. He is one of the best known and beloved, and the most colorful of the Skagen Painters, a community of Danish and Nordic artists who lived, gathered or worked in Skagen, Denmark, especially during the final decades of the 19th century. Krøyer was the unofficial leader of the group.

Now Kroyer’s WIFE Marie was also a painter but not well known and mostly she was often the subject in his now famous paintings!

This one below is called

Summer Evening at Skagen. The Artist's Wife and Dog by the Shore, 1892

copies of this and a series he painted up in Skagen is still hot sellers in Denmark.

The last time or the time before I was there I bought a set of cross stitch designs by Kroyer.

And I have this one hanging right above my ironing board


You can read about Marie here on wikipedia


check out the other participants in the blog hop and thanks to Alida for hosting it again!


Spring 2017 schedule

Monday, May 15th, 2017





Tuesday, May 16th, 2017





Wednesday, May 17th, 2017




Thursday, May 18th, 2017





Friday, May 19th, 2017




Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Have you ever done a French braid quilt

Have you ever done a French braid quilt?

I have, a long time ago and I did NOT like it, I didn’t like the process of it, BUT then lately my friend borrowed my braid book and you know as soon as that book left my house I wanted to make one!! but I remembered…..then I started thinking about the QUBE and companion sets and thought I could make one easily with the chisel die!

So I did a mini test run and then started on another.

They are both up on Accuquilt’s blog



The mini one is made with left over strips from a jelly roll and the brown one is made with FQs

(plus the fabrics for the middle squares)


I was SO much fun to make that I want to make more!

well, look at the blog post and see how I made it

and Look what new dies I got in the mail!!

Which one should I start with??

(that’s a Dresden underneath Swiffer)


Don’t forget the Art with fabric blog hop!


Spring 2017 schedule

Monday, May 15th, 2017






Tuesday, May 16th, 2017





Wednesday, May 17th, 2017




Thursday, May 18th, 2017






Friday, May 19th, 2017




Monday, May 15, 2017

QUBE sampler QAL Block 18


This week’s block is super easy, just a simple four patch!

I didn’t even bother showing step by step of this block, it’s shape #1 (2 of 2 colors) sewn into a four patch

Here are the fabrics on the die and it’s easy peasy to cut out.


I chose some of the prints that really needed to be shown off!


and here’s the 12” batik version


Because I didn’t use the companion die set with the 12” blocks, I now have 12 blocks and that’s 36x48” plus a border


And my scrap bundle of batiks was kind of running low too so I decided to sew them all together after I shuffled them around a bit


I was then playing in EQ with these blocks and came up with this border idea. It uses #8 rectangles, in this case they are 3x6”, but to have an inner border, you have to do a bit of math, you want each side to be half the size of the rectangle width, so in my case it’s 1 1/2” on each side (2” cut) this way there’s 13 rectangles on the top and 17 on the sides and #1 squares for the corners.

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I quickly cut out the rectangles and sewed them together


Here’s the top all done. I decided to make the corners black like the inner border. Now the top is 51” x 63”


and here it is, all quilted and finished


I did a ribbon swirl on the inner border and different curved designs on the blocks


qube sampler4

qube sampler5

Then this filled ribbon on the border that now looks like pea pods

qube sampler 3

I gave it to hubby to hang in his office for sound proofing or absorptions but the quilt it replaced was much bigger so it makes this one look tiny.

Here’s pics from last week’s participants!