Saturday, April 29, 2017

2017 Project list wk17

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

#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-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- DONE!

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

#39 (April) Baby quilt- sewing pieces

#40 (April) braid quilt- braids done

#41 (April) mini braid- DONE!

#42 (April) Winter Modern Batiks- 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

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

Friday, April 28, 2017

QUBE runner was secret until now

I don’t know if you LIKE/follow Accuquilt’s facebook page

lately they are showing pictures of a class that Pam heller is teaching, making a table runner.

A guess what??

I designed it for them and wrote the pattern and powerpoint for the class.

Here’s my runner

(and I spotted it on one of the pictures)

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grey blue topper

Here’s one of the pics from FB, I cropped out the person’s face as I don’t know if I have permission to show her, but all the runners look like this and I think that border fabric is awesome for it!!

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How fun Smile

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Road to Home row is done

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I finally quilted and finished my Road to Home row and turned it into a little runner/wall hanging. (Denmark)
Hard to tell but I just quilted in the ditch with matching colored threads on my long arm.
Then I was thinking about what to do with it and decided to hang it under my TV behind the long arm in my room.
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It’s kind of symbolic because several weeks ago I actually printed out the application to become a US citizen and I filled it out but it just sat on the shelf for a while and now finally I have SENT it off!!
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Did you not know that I wasn’t a US citizen? and why NOW?
Well as you may know, I moved here in 96 to go to college and then met my husband and we got married in 98. I was under student visa for 3 years, then changed over to a green card, which is a few years at first then 10 years at a time, after 10 years you can apply for citizenship, but I DIDN’T…. BECAUSE I’s lose my Danish one… UNTIL fall of 2015! Denmark allows dual now. And I used to say, that all I’d gain was jury duty and voting and I could have cared less about that until this presidential election last year! I do wish I could have voted!! (there was plenty of illegal voting going on around here, but NO, I didn’t do it) I’d voice my opinion about it especially on facebook, and for years I kept out of politics but not this time around….I’m also starting to feel weird when we do school functions where students and parents stand and say the pledge of allegiance. I stand up out of respect, but I don’t say anything, because I’m not American, now I want to! So it’s a bunch of different reasons rolled into one and soon I can say I’m a proud American too (like my husband)!
-now the waiting begins, about 4 months, interview, then ceremony and swearing in.,,,
I’ll still be Danish and have my Danish roots and now I can be reminded of that with the row staring at me every day Smile
-BTW the back fabric on the runner is all American flags LOL

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Cobble Hill and Connecting Threads

If you follow me on instagram or FB, you’ll know that I was working on a quilt puzzle recently, but just in case you didn’t see it, I figured I’d post here.

I got this quilt puzzle at the NC mountains while we were there before Easter- but I did find it on amazon for a bit cheaper.

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Once I started the puzzle I was SOLD on the brand “Cobble Hill”

The pieces are well made, thick, nice texture and all funky shapes!

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Solveig helped sort the pieces and we managed to do most of the border

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I had Sonja help with the last few pieces.

Such a fun puzzle and the kids commented too that it’s so realistic looking!

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This week I got another order from Connecting threads, the two left fabrics are for backings for two quilts and the right was a FQ bundle that just looked fun- now I might split it up into black/ white and then a turquoise one, we’ll see…

And then this quilted bag book looked fun!

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Tutorial Tuesday- Fussy cut hexagons

 

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I was working on a hexagon quilt this weekend and thought about the amazing fussy cut hexagon quilts I’ve seen online lately and thought I’d come up with a simple tutorial on how you can design your own!

First you need to create a one patch layout

Quilt-new quilt- one patch layout

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Then I created mine to be 2”, just so you can see the fussy cutting easier

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Then I looked at the recent fabric STASH download

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and Art gallery- in blue has some fun fabrics, I like the bicycle one, so I imported all the fabrics in the line

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Now picking one of the bicycle fabrics I created a hexagon flower (just the surroundings, not the center)

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But they are all right side up. so let’s fix that!

on the right there’s the rotate fabric tool (if you don’t have it, just add it by clicking the dashed line at the bottom of the row)

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once you click that, click advanced and type in 60

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and the click on the upper right and bottom left hexagons

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then change to 120 degrees and click the top left and bottom right hexagons

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and lastly I click back to simple 90 degrees and rotate the bottom hexagon

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Then click the fussy cut tool on the right column

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and move the fabrics around

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look how the fabric fabric looks just moved to a different spot

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here I changed the hexagon size to 1” and moved the fabrics around

(again it’s the same fabric, just fussy cut)

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So it’s fun to audition fabrics and see if they work well for fussy cutting and what size!?

Hope you’ll try it out!

Monday, April 24, 2017

QUBE sampler QAL Block 15

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Block #15 is EASY!

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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)

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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.

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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.

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Here’s the block all done! easy peasy!

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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

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and #14

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and Renie’s #14

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Here’s Patty’s #14 block

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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

QUILTS

#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

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

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

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

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and a black one

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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
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Doesn’t this block just look like it’s teeth chomping down on a cookie?
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Have a look at the blog post for the tutorial