Thursday, July 27, 2017

Long arm quilting french braid quilt

I finally started quilting the french braid QUBE quilt I made.

I’m doing feathers on the outer border

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bubbles on the black sashing strips and a fun design on the braids

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hopefully you can see the youtube video I made too

(I know it doesn’t show here, but click on it to view on youtube)

I’m trying to figure out a good way of filming it on my new machine, this was my 3rd attempt and I actually stuck my phone in my shirt and pulled it out so the camera was leaning down, but I know at some point you can’t see the top of the quilt, so I need to figure out how to attach it to the machine! I used to have it attached to the handles on my old machine, but I can’t do that on my new funquilter!

any ideas?

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Girly owl dress

I recently finished this owl dress for Anja.

I had it cut out for a while, then just sewed a bit of it together and then put it back in the box and forgot about it, then busted it out again this weekend and finished it.

It’s a pattern by simplicity 5118

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I was going to do a red flounce on the bottom but then decided against it and instead stitched the hem with a fancy stitch!

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Here’s Anja in it

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after I take one picture she wants to get really close or on my side of the camera and see it, like a phone, but then I can’t take a picture of her!!

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I also got this in the mail from amazon, white signature thread and a clamshell template/ruler for quilting Smile

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Quilt Expo in Raleigh

This weekend I went with my friend Laura to the Quilt and Sewing Expo in Raleigh

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On the left and way back there were quilts on display, the rest were vendors!

Laura needs a new sewing table so we went to see if anyone had anything like that on display, they didn’t but there were a lot of long arm machines!! probably 10 different companies and of course sewing machines too!

Here’s some eye candy

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I’m always interested in the long arm quilting part of the quilts, this was a dresden but it looked very rounded and then great background filler!

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Lots of dense quilting on this one, those hearts look computerized, don’t they!?

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I’m working on 5” ohio star blocks from the serendipity qube set, so I liked the setting here

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and here was a large loopy meandering but it was all echoed again, thought that was pretty neat

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I believe this one was made by Ebony Love, wonder if she used the GO cutter for any of these?

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Double wedding ring but that was repeated in the quilting

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These two quilts were the same “pattern” but totally different looks!

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There was a section that was all black and white (plus another color often)

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I really liked this star one!

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and a baptist fan quilt

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and more gorgeous quilting

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I thought this one had an interesting border

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Then on to vendors!

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I was really drawn to these baskets (actually thought they were coiled)

I went back later and got their pattern

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and Wish upon a quilt was the only ones featuring Accuquilt there!

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I also talked to one shop about Island Batik, as he had another Rayon batik hanging and I was actually wearing my blue rayon dress, so the employee and owner got to feel the difference, of course mine was washed, theirs wasn’t…

After a fun trip I came home with just ONE pattern and a free sewing kit and I dropped off business cards several places Smile

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I got home to a box from Connecting threads, I had ordered 4yds of white, a pink and grey FQ bundle, some threads and a charm pack in fall colors

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Monday, July 24, 2017

QUBE sampler QAL block 28

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Block # 28 is pretty easy

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For this one you’ll use the companion set too

(or you can use small HST and squares to create that but it would have seams)

The dies you’ll need are #3, #5 and #10

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You’ll need 3 fabrics plus white

Cut out 2 EACH of one fabric and white of #3 (here it’s fine to use directional fabric)

Cut out 4 of #5 of another fabric

and cut out 2 of #10 of another fabric- again you can use a directional fabric, but then cut out squares first and lay both right side up on the die)

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sew the large triangles together and sew the small triangles to angled sides of the signature shapes

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Then sew signature squares to HST squares, but pay attention to the fabric directions

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here’s the completed block.

If you want to, you can turn the HST section of more to make it more symmetrical, but I didn’t Winking smile so that’s up to you

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As I mentioned on last week’s post, I have a giveaway this week!

a circle die

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I think I’ll give you all a week to still upload pics to the Accuquilt QUBE group of a block you’ve made for the QAL

There were several newbies that joined last week, so I’ll give you until next Sunday to make one (or more)

Here’s what I have so far from last week!

1 Mary

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2 Ramona

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3 Michelle

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4 Patty

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5 Sandy W (this is actually block #3)

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6 Sandy caught up really quickly! (a different Sandy, right?)

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7 Hannah

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8 Renie

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I also have previous participants ( maybe I didn’t see their blocks this week, but I’ll still count them from week’s past)

9 Kaye

10 Shayne

11 Betty

I think that’s it, if you don’t see your name on there and you’ve made a block or more in the past, let me know!!

I’ll draw a winner next Sunday the 30th