Monday, December 11, 2017

QUBE sampler QAL block 48

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the final block is here!!

and it’s simple!!

just rectangles

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It uses just shape #8 and it’s your choice if you want to use 2 fabrics or 4!

I was scrambling to have enough scraps so I used 4 colors and cut out 2 of each!

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Then I laid them out in a step layout and sewed them together, first into quarter blocks

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and here’s the block!

you can sew it together any way you want of course, you can turn a quarter of the blocks or keep them straight like this.

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That’s it!! the blocks are done!!

I won’t show the layout until next week, as I have several suggestions Smile

So have fun making these and play with the blocks and think about how you want to finish the quilt!!

Here’s block 47 from participants from last week

47shayne

47Donna47michelle47 hannah47 Lorri

Great job everyone!

Saturday, December 9, 2017

2017 Project list wk 49

Here’s my list for this week

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

QUILTS

#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 DONE!

#5 (2012?) Hidden forest Quilt

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

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

#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- top done, ready to quilt!

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

#18 (Aug 2016) Mini Ohio Star RSC16- lots more done- have a plan and all pieces are CUT!

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

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

#21 (Dec 2016) Accuquilt QUBE 8”sampler- 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- adding to background

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

#61 (July) Round Robin- round 4 done and mailed

#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- top done, backing is here

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

#67 (Sept) Batik Oct challenge- DONE!

#68 (Oct) QUBE Nov quilt- DONE!

#69 (Nov) Dec Accuquilt Angles project- DONE!

#70 (Nov) Dec IB project runner- DONE!

#71 (Nov) One Block Wonder- quilted, needs binding and label

#72 (Nov) Binding strip project – top done

#73 (Nov) Dec IB project #2- DONE!

#74-77 (Nov) QUBE 2018 QAL- 4 done EACH

#78 (Dec) Batik Qube scrappy angles blocks- sewing together

#79 (Dec) Batik January Blog hop quilt- top done


CLOTHES

#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, DONE!


CRAFTS

#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!

#52 rainbow pincushion purse- DONE

#53-80 (28 eyeglass cases) DONE

#81-86- (6) owl bags DONE

#82 American pincushion DONE!

#83-86 Embroidered pincushions – DONE!

CROCHET

#1 (Oct) Crocheted sweater for Solveig- working on front sides

Friday, December 8, 2017

A Christmas Table topper for Accuquilt

I did another table topper recently for Accuquilt’s blog

It measures approx 15" x 15"

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I used 4 Fat Quarters from Island Batik (red, tan and two greens- tan and one green for the backgrounds as lighter fabrics and red and dark green to match as darker fabrics) for the top and matching yardage for the back and binding.

This was the bundle I got in my ambassador box

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I used the 6” QUBE and 6” companion angles set

Look at the blog post for more detailed pics and the tutorial on how I did it!


It went together in a few hours, I think I cut out the fabrics one night and finished the next morning!

Super quick to make and great to keep for Christmas/ Fall or to give away, maybe as a hostess gift?

Let me know how you like it!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

spool table topper

Did you see the table topper I made for Accuquilt’s blog last month?

I have written a tutorial on how I put it together there!

It measures 9” x 21”

I made it using 3 FQs

and the new spool die

and rectangles and squares from the 6” QUBE set

I made this a few months ago when the weather was still nice in NC and took this picture outside

a great little gift for a sewer/quilter in your life and quick so you can make it before Christmas!!


I’m an affiliate for Accuquilt, so if you purchase thru my site I get a small commission, which I of course appreciate and will use to buy more fabrics for more quilts and tutorials Winking smile


Wednesday, December 6, 2017

secret long arm quilting

I can finally show this quilt that I quilted in early November!

A local church has a quilt guild and they made this cross quilt for one of their members in secret and asked me to long arm quilt it.

(and to not blog about it until after Mid November)

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a local printed even printed a picture of the church and they added that to the quilt.

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This was a tricky one as I had to change thread colors and do a light brown on the browns and a light grey on the grey background

- after taking this picture I found that I forgot to quilt the bottom of the center brown part, so I put it back on the frame and did that!

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On the brows I did a tight tree vein sort of quilting design, more like a flame actually but it works!

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I really like how lots of people signed these signature blocks!

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The recipient is the church’s pianist if I remember correctly, so the backing was all sheet music!

I did leaves around the border.

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I met a few ladies when I did the craft show and they said they liked my work, I was hesitant to say anything because I didn’t know if it would be the recipient standing right there, so didn’t want to reveal the secret!

I’m sure it’s safe to blog about it now Winking smile

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

EQ8 Tutorial Tuesday- writing patterns

I made another tutorial in EQ8 showing briefly how to write patterns using meta files and MS word.

I made this simple runner and show you how to look at yardage/ cutting directions and then export meta files and write the directions.

(Basic ideas)

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Monday, December 4, 2017

QUBE sampler QAL block 47

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two more blocks to go!

here’s block 47, such a simple and easy block!

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You’ll use dies #1 and #2

two fabrics plus white

here directional fabrics will work great too

cut out 2 of shape #1 of fabric A

then 4 EACH of shape#2 with fabric B and white

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since my B fabric was directional as I sewed the four patches together I had two sets with the “V”s pointing up and two pointing down

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Sew the four patches together and add #1 large squares to the top of them (again one set is pointing down)

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Then sew the block together like this

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Here’s pictures of block #46 from the participants

Shayne’s

46 shayne

Lorri’s

46 lorri

Hannah’s

46 hannah

Michelle’s

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and Donna’s

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Great job everyone!

Saturday, December 2, 2017

2017 project list wk 48

Here’s my list for this week

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

QUILTS

#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 DONE!

#5 (2012?) Hidden forest Quilt

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

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

#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- top done, ready to quilt!

#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- 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- adding to background

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

#61 (July) Round Robin- round 4 done and mailed

#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- cutting fabrics and sewing starting blocks

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

#67 (Sept) Batik Oct challenge- DONE!

#68 (Oct) QUBE Nov quilt- DONE!

#69 (Nov) Dec Accuquilt Angles project- DONE!

#70 (Nov) Dec IB project runner- DONE!

#71 (Nov) One Block Wonder- top done

#72 (Nov) Binding strip project – top done

#73 (Nov) Dec IB project #2- DONE!

#74-77 (Nov) QUBE 2018 QAL- 2 done

CLOTHES

#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, DONE!


CRAFTS

#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!

#52 rainbow pincushion purse- DONE

#53-80 (28 eyeglass cases) DONE

#81-86- (6) owl bags DONE

#82 American pincushion DONE!

CROCHET

#1 (Oct) Crocheted sweater for Solveig- working on back

Friday, December 1, 2017

a fun block and a pincushion

I applied to be an Island Batik ambassador again for 2018!

part of the application you have to make a 12” block (12 1/2”)- I totally missed that if it wasn’t for the group on FB!

I came up with a block in EQ using the new QUBE angles set and regular QUBE set and of course I wanted to make it out of batiks!

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So I found this 5” roll from my previous box

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and I picked 3 fabrics

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and I had my note with piece #s and colors and I cut them all out

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Then sewed the block sections together

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and then made the quarter blocks (6 1/2”)

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and then the whole block!

what a fun block!!

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I’ve also made a small FPP pincushion for my swap partner

I was given this mini kit and finally decided to make something with it! the kit showed 2 Christmas blocks that finish 3”

I decided to just make one and these pieces are TINY!!

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Then I added a small border

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and turned it into a pincushion

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Hope my swap partner likes it!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

November in review

Here’s my review of November’s finished projects

Quilts

12 da12 days of Christmas Quilt

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That’s it! I only finished ONE quilt!!-well what I can show at least, I have several things done that I can’t show yet, so….