Tuesday, June 30, 2015

June in Review

I can’t believe that June is almost over and tomorrow is July 1st, time flies!

Here’s a review of what I made in June

a Jelly roll quilt top

a fun ornament

a Peasant dress for Sonja

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two owl hipster purses

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Sunbonnet Sue pillow

Sunbonnet Sue baby quilt

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eyeglass cases

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already have a few things planned for July already…

what have you done in June and any big plans for July?

Monday, June 29, 2015

More eyeglass cases

Last week my neighbor came over and ordered some personalized eyeglass cases and wanted 5!

Then picked the different animals for each name and I got free reign about the fabrics.

This is the result

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I had never done names on them before and the owl I knew would be tricky because there isn’t much space on there, but that one I moved the name to the bottom, the cat and dog have them on the belly.

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They are just fun and funky!!

Below is a re-gifting sort of a father’s day gift.

I actually bought this for hubby when he turned 40 (a few years ago…) then about a year or so later we had some visitors and wasn’t watching a little boy and suddenly I heard a crash and the Eiffel tower was in a gazillion pieces again.

we put all the pieces in bins and kept them for later, but time went by and we never put it back together, until NOW….

Before school ended for the summer, I told the kids that once school was out they would have about 2 weeks to put this thing back together for Father’s day, so we all worked on it in secret, I only helped sort the pieces :)

-yeah we SOMEHOW had a few pieces left over, and were missing some pieces that sort of look like a ticket booth for the very bottom, but those were pretty generic pieces, so we can always steal them from the kids loose legos.

Daddy LOVED it btw.

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Saturday, June 27, 2015

2015 Project list wk 26

It’s been a while since I posted my list…


Here’s an update on my 2015 list

Things in red are projects I’ve worked on this week

items in red, I worked on recently

#1 (2012) giraffe wall hanging –working on the baby giraffe now

#2 (2012) fall leaf blocks swap- ready to quilt

#3 (2012) bubble gum quilt kit won at quilt show –DONE Feb 2015!

#4 (2012) hexies- 43 flowers

#5 (2013)- roman holiday kit 

#6 (April 2013) – blue/ yellow kaleidoscope blocks, have 5 done.

#7 (Sept 2013) farm animal panel – embroidery panel just done, can’t remember if I gave it away

#8 (Oct 2013) 12 days of Christmas embroidered blocks done

#9 (Jan 2014) Quilted Jacket wonky logs – DONE!

#10 (Jan 2014) Women of the bible BOW 3” –top done

#11 (January 2014) Kitschy BOM- DONE! Jan 2015

#12 (2012?) Hidden forest Quilt- working on blocks

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

#14 (June 2014) Swoon block swap – all 16 done and mailed out to everybody top done

#15(June 2014) Pine Tree BOMs-DONE Jan 2015!

#16 (September) Winter mystery QAL- made #1 SNOW ROW

#17 (December) Grand illusion mystery QAL –top done,DONE! Jan 2015

#18 (December) purple and red Island batiks sock hop- DONE! Jan 2015

#19 (January 2015) Covering America-page block 30 of 50 done

#20 (January) Peanuts BOM- block 7 done working on 8 and 9 

#21 (January) Island batik market quilt- DONE! Jan 2015

#22 GO BIG project- DONE for blog hop Jan 2015

#23 BOXED IN- DONE Jan 2015

#24 (January 2015) Be attitudes BOM –working on block 5 and 6

#25 (Feb 2015) Secret bird project- DONE

#26(Feb 2015) Mini tumbler GO quilt- DONE

#27 (Feb 2015) Scrappy blue QST quilt- DONE

#28 (Feb 2015) Scrappy Drunkard’s quilts-DONE! ready to ship

#29 (Feb 2015) Birdie FPP pillow- DONE!

#30 (Feb 2015) Apples FPP- top done

#31 (Oct 2014-April 2015) Round robin- DONE!

#32 (Feb 2015) Funky sundress Sonja- DONE!

#33 (Feb 2015) owl felt pincushions- 4 done

#34 (Feb 2015) turtle felt pincushion – 2 done

#35 (March 2015) My little pony quilt- top done

#36 (April 2015) My little pony dress 3T- DONE April

#37 (April 2015) Bird pincushion- done

#38 (March 2015) Apple bunch test quilt – DONE

#39 (March 2015) Birds in trees pillow- DONE

#40 (March 2015) Little Gems blog hop quilt- DONE

#41 (April 2015) GO Project for April-bowties- top done

#42 (May 2015) Hello Kitty outfit for Sonja- pieces cut and sewing together

#43 (May 2015) snail trail quilt- DONE 5/27

#44 (May 2015) GO June project Sunbonnet Sue- DONE

#45 (May 2015) Jelly roll quilt- top done

#46 (June 2015) Blue and white Peasant girl dress – DONE

#47 (June 2015) Sunbonnet Sue baby quilt- DONE!

#48 (June 2015) 2 BOMs for Pine tree- 1 done.

D&D Dolls- 8 done

D&D owls- lots done

D&D mice- 5 done

D&D lambs – 4 done

eyeglass cases- lots done

Owl Hipster purse – 2 done

Friday, June 26, 2015

Covering America – Block 26 Montana

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This week’s block is Montana

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Here’s some info about the Treasure State

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  • Admission to Statehood:

    November 8,1889 (41st State)

    Montana's name comes from the Spanish word mountain.

    Montana has the largest migratory elk herd in the nation.

    The average square mile of land contains 1.4 elk, 1.4 pronghorn antelope, and 3.3 deer.

    The Montana Yogo Sapphire is the only North American gem to be included in the Crown Jewels of England.

    In 1888 Helena had more millionaires per capita than any other city in the world.

    46 out of Montana's 56 counties are considered "frontier counties" with an average population of 6 or fewer people per square mile.

    No state has as many different species of mammals as Montana.

    The moose, now numbering over 8,000 in Montana, was thought to be extinct in the Rockies south of Canada in the 1900s.

    Yellowstone National Park in southern Montana and northern Wyoming was the first national park in the nation.

    Montana has the largest grizzly bear population in the lower 48 states.

    Montana is home to seven Indian reservations.


    and some silly laws

    Ladies, make sure your clothing weighs in at more than 3 pounds and 2 ounces when you climb up on the table in Helena. Saloon table dancers are only legal with that amount of clothing.

    Ladies, while you are weighing your dancing clothes do not peek at your husband's mail. It is forbidden in this state for wives to view their husband’s mail.

    If you see a group of at least seven Indians, feel free to shoot. A group of seven or more is considered a war party in Montana.

    Keep your lips shut and your glance straight ahead. Laughing in public could cost you more than a thousand bucks.

    When you settle down for a movie in Montana, be careful what you choose to watch. If felonious crimes are in the movie, you are committing a misdemeanor crime just by watching.

    If you are single in Montana you cannot go fishing alone. Once you marry, it will remain illegal for you to fish alone.


    If you’ve made the block, link up below

    Thursday, June 25, 2015

    Starlight Starbright pattern for sale

    I have another pattern listed with connecting threads called Starlight Starbright


    It’s all foundation pieced, but NOT hard :)

    Cover front template copy 

    Here’s some pics from my testers

    This one is from Diane- love how her center star stands out.




    And this one is from Joan at moosestash love the contrast on this.

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    Thanks again to my testers and if you’d like to purchase the pattern look here

    Wednesday, June 24, 2015

    Swimming Dolphins pattern for sale


    I “finally” have a new pattern listed for sale at connecting threads here.

    it’s called Swimming Dolphins and is great for using a big focal print fabric.

    Level: Beginner

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    I quilted a wavy swirl all over it.



    and Thanks to my testers (and for being patient with me listing it for sale)

    Here’s the first one from ?? (sorry I didn’t write down the name with the pictures) but it’s a cute girly version



    and here’s another one again I don’t have the picture labeled

    a cute spring version

    Bea Spring Test (1)

    Bea Spring Test (2) 

    and this one is Karyn’s version, a fun “travel” version




    and Joan from moosestash made this Orca version, love the red accent.

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    and this one is from Nancy, a nice summer version too

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    Thanks again to my testers and to connecting threads for listing it

    Tuesday, June 23, 2015

    EQ7 Tutorial Tuesday – Sunbonnet Sue layouts


    This week’s tutorial is more of a block inspiration post.

    As you can tell, I’ve had a “thing” for sunbonnet sue lately, so here’s some layouts I’ve made.

    First, if you search for Sunbonnet under the block search you’ll see these


    the ones with a stippled/dashed line around them are actually MOTIFS (applique)

    so the purple one in the middle I’ve used a lot and also the block above it.

    Here’s some other blocks I added


    and under motifs I have these (I was also working with other accuquilt dies for this file)


    I started off with this layout and made the blocks 9” to fit the GO dies


    Then on layer 2 I added the sunbonnet sue motif by holding down shift and dragging a square over the center of the block (here I flipped her too) then copied and pasted her to fill the other blocks



    I have also played with it in EQ stitch and turned her into a small embroidery and you can only add that as an embellishment on layer 3



    here the block size is set to 4” with a 1” sashing


    then I created a 1” x 4” block with 4 squares and added to the sashing


    and my latest quilt is this design layout with an alternate ohio star block


    Have you made any sunbonnet sue quilts?

    link up below if you have