Thursday, November 15, 2018

Mid Month Christmas Potholders

midmonth potholders

It’s that time again!

I was actually just finishing these up YESTERDAY! I’m never down to the wire like this,but I’ve been busy with other projects/ deadlines

Here’s what I came up with! simple pinwheels with applique/ embroidery on top!


I picked these two fun modern Christmas fabrics that were leftovers from another project for Accuquilt, you’ll see soon enough Winking smile

For these potholders I used die #3 from the 8” QUBE set so the potholders finish around 8” x 8”

I cut out 16 large triangles in each color


and quickly sewed them together into pinwheel blocks!


Then I got out the Holiday accessories die and 2,3,5” circle die.

Lite Steam a seam 2

and some off white matching fabrics


I prepped the fabrics and cut out 2 each of the ornament toppers in off white, then with two different off white prints I cut out 2 sets of the 2” and 3” circles

I also added stabilizer to the back of 2 pinwheel blocks


Then I got Marjorie’s embroidery files and I chose the file with the two ornaments.

It’s hard to see but I stitched the outline already on my embroidery machine in the 5” x 7” hoop


and in 14 min the ornaments were done!


Un-hooped and stabilizers removed


the details on these are just exquisite!

two different filler designs on the ornaments and a nice filler on the topper and then the hanging “hook”


Then I layered two on batting and two on insul-bright and did a tiny bit of quilting on it with a walking foot and also adding a hanger


then layered these right sides together and sewed a bit more than 1/4” all the way around leaving an opening at the bottom


then cut the corners, turned it right side out and top stitched around the edges all the way around.

christmas potholders accuquilt embroidery

a quick Christmas gift!

BTW Accuquilt has free shipping now with NO minimum order amount!


If you order a die thru my links I get a small commission Winking smile

Oh, and look what I did Tuesday!!

Yeah I think I drove over my phone!!

I found it after dropping off the kids at school, at first I couldn’t find it, then went to look in my car and saw it under my car face down! the OTTER BOX didn’t get damaged one bit but my big SUV smashed it against the driveway and the concrete smashed the screen I guess.




TODAY is Anja’s 3rd birthday!

I’ll show pics tomorrow!

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Fall table runner

I have another table runner to show, which I made with Accuquilt dies!


I made this with the 10” QUBE and companion angles set

and the new Spring medley die (where I just used the basket)

and the fall medley die (where I used the acorn)

I used approx.

½ yard dark brown print fabric

½ yard medium brown fabric

⅛ yard light brown fabric

⅜ yard white fabric

Scraps for the acorns and fabric for binding and backing (¼ yard for binding and ½ yard for backing) and steam a seam lite2

Here’s what I cut out

1 of shape 1 with dark brown print

(4) of shape 2 of light brown

(8) of shape 4 of medium brown

(8) of shape 5 of both the dark brown print and light brown

(2) of shape 6 of white

(4) of shape 8 of white

(8) of shape 16 of white


Then I sewed together the uneven nine patch


And started on the mosaic blocks (2) by sewing #5 dark brown triangles to center #6 white squares and #5 light brown triangles to white trapezoids


Then added #4 brown triangles


and soon the 2 mosaic and 1 uneven nine patch blocks where done


Then I prepped scraps of brown with steam a seam lite2 and cut out 1 basket from the spring medley die


and two sets of acorns from the fall medley die


and I ironed them onto the uneven nine patch (yeah it’s a tiny basket that can only fit one or two acorns! but it looks cute!!)


and I applique stitched around the shapes


then sewed the blocks together


and then added a 1 1/2” border and 2 1/2” outer border


I meandered all over in a light brown thread


The table runner measures 16” x 36”

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

long arm quilting a vintage quilt and more

I finished quilting two quilts for a client/customer (do you call them customers or clients?)


she was putting together or fixing this vintage top that one of her clients/customer’s mom or grandmother had made back in the day..

long arm quilting meandering vintage quilt

It was really delicate and she just wanted a gentle meandering allover

It was hard to keep it flat as the fabrics had stretched over time, seams were un-done and there were a few holes.

long arm quilting meandering vintage quilt

It was a big one and it’s done!

long arm quilting meandering vintage quilt

Next was a bed runner that she made for a class (I need to start classes too! ha ha)

long arm quilting meandering

she just wanted a smaller meandering allover this one as well

long arm quilting meandering

long arm quilting meandering

hopefully she likes them

Monday, November 12, 2018

A Groovy batik pillow

I’m sure you saw it already on accuquilt’s blog

I made this groovy star pillow (cover) in batik scraps from Island baitk!


I made it using the 10” QUBE set so the pillow is 20” x 20” finished

You may think that LeMoyne star blocks are hard, but they are not and ESPECIALLY easy with a QUBE set!

I show more details in the blog post, but you use the paralellogram die and cut out the pieces and then the large triangle and sew together the block pieces into large triangles (half being mirror image of each other)


and soon you have this star block!


I made this blue pillow a while ago with Island Batik scraps as well!


Here’s the block from EQ!

feathered star2

It’s easy enough to make it bigger and just add more triangles and squares!

feathered star3feathered star1

Try it out!

Saturday, November 10, 2018

2018 list wk 45

Here’s my project list again,

If I worked on it within the last week, it’s in red.

and now I have PICTURES!!

(I’ll add more pictures later as I figure out what goes where)


#1 (2012) giraffe wall hanging – TOP IS DONE!

#2 (2012) hexies- 43 flowers

#3 (2012?) Hidden forest Quilt

#4 (2013?) Peanut pics on fabric – no plan yet

#5(Oct 2015) Women of the bible#3 – DONE! here


#6 (Jan 2016) Quilt art mystery BOM- May printed (I may donate these?!)

#7 (April 2016) Sunbonnet Sue embroidered blocks RSC16- DONE! here

sunbonnet Sue Accuquilt quilt long arm quilting

#8 (Aug 2016) Mini Ohio Star RSC16- DONE! here


#9 (August 2017) EPP Milifori- DONE!

#10 (July 2017) Round Robin- DONE! here

round robin

#11 (Nov 2017) Binding strip quilt – DONE!

#12 (Nov 2017) QUBE 2018 QAL 6” QUBE  blue -DONE! here

long arm quilting qube sampler quilt

#13 (Nov 2017) QUBE 2018 QAL 8” TULA PINK- DONE! here

QAL final 9" qube

#14 (Nov 2017) QUBE 2018 QAL 9” QUBE red black- DONE! here

final QAL 2018

#15 (Nov 2017) QUBE 2018 QAL 12” QUBE BATIK- DONE! here


#16 (Dec2017) Batik Qube scrappy angles blocks “circles”- DONE!

#17 (Dec 2017) Jelly roll puzzle batik quilt- DONE! here


#18 (Dec 2017) Patriotic QUBE quilt for Mccall’s- DONE here


#19 (Jan 2018) Accuquilt Colorado Block quilt- DONE here

#20 (Jan 2018) Cardtrick quilt – DONE

#21 (Jan 2018) Friendship star table topper- DONE here

#22 (Jan 2018) Prarie Queen pillow- DONE here

#23 (Jan 2018) Grunge Love quilt- DONE and mailed

#24 (Feb 2018) New technique for IB- DONE! here


#25 (Feb) Mini Love IB- DONE here or here

quilted heart mini quilt

#26 (Feb) maple Leaf quilt- DONE here


#27 (Feb) scrappy Qube quilt- DONE!

#28 (Feb)- April blog hop 30 blocks- DONE! here


#29 (Mar) IB April Vintage quilt- DONE! here


#30 (Mar) Heart picnic quilt- DONE here

#31 (Jan) US Bea top- DONE! here

patriotic wall hanging

#32 (Mar) scrappy QUBE quilt brown black – DONE! here


#33 (rainbow blocks) sister’s choice- green done

#34 (March) Baby yellow brick road batiks– DONE! here

yellow brick road quilt island batik clamshell quilting

#35 (April) April Accuquilt blog post- project done

#36 (Apr) X and + runner IB qube- DONE!

#37 (Apr) pink batik quilt- DONE!

#38 (rainbow blocks) bear claw- green done

#39 (Apr) phone book quilt- DONE! here

strip quilt blue grey

#40 (May) Frog quilt- DONE! here


#41 (May) Star quilt for hop- DONE here

nighttime by the river quilt pattern

#42 (May) Outer space quilt for hop- DONE here


#43 (rainbow blocks) Mosaic blocks – green done

#44 (May)1 1/2” squares and snowball quilt- DONE!

#45 (May) isosceles triangle rainbow quilt- lots cut out

#46 (May) small tumbler rainbow quilt- lots cut out

#47 (May) large half hexie rainbow quilt- lots cut out

#48 (May) tiny half hexie rainbow quilt- lots cut out

#49 (May) Northwood quilt- DONE here

#50 (June) Bargello Jelly roll quilt- DONE!

#51 (June) Patriotic Chain Quilt- DONE here

#52 (June) charm hexies quilt- ready to quilt

#53 (June) – IB secondary design quilt- DONE! here

#54 (June) mini Batik Table topper winter blue- DONE! here


#55 (June) Batik table runner brown-DONE! here or here

#56 (June) Elephant runner- DONE! here

elephants and bowties table topper

#57 (July) elephant quilt- DONE! here


#58 (July) Tula table topper- DONE! and mailed

#59 (June) Owl quilt- DONE and mailed

#60 (June) rainbow Geese blocks (x2)- green done

#61-62 (July)Round Robin –working on Nov for 1

#63-64(July)b/w and patriotic runners AQ- DONE! here

#65 (July) IB Blog hop quilt- DONE! here


#66 (July)Christmas blog hop- DONE! here

Molly mine christmas machine embroidery

#67 (July) Accuquilt Blog post- DONE!

#68 (August)Pineapple Accuquilt- DONE

#69 (Aug) Canoe Accuquilt- DONE here

rainbow canoe Bea accuquilt11

#70 (Aug) Batik QUBE runner- DONE!

#71 (Aug) QUBE10 #3 table topper Christmas- DONE! here


#72 (Aug) House quilt- DONE! here


#73 (Aug) Row along- DONE! here

my sewing room row along

#74 (Aug) Mini patriotic table topper- DONE! here


#75 (sept) spiderweb quilt- DONE!

#76 (sept) Fall runner Accuquilt- DONE!

#77 (Sept)Florence quilt-DONE and mailed

#78 (Sept) 2019 Row Along 6” QUBE- working on row 3

#79 (Sept) 2019 Row Along 8” QUBE- working on row 3

#80 (Sept) 2019 Row Along 9” QUBE- working on row 3

#81 (Sept) 2019 Row Along 10” QUBE- working on row 3

#82 (Sept) 2019 Row Along 12” QUBE- working on row 3

#83 (Sept) QUBE rainbow quilt- DONE! here


#84 (Sept) Star batik quilt DONE! here

Island Batik quilt star quilt

#85 (Oct) Pumpkin fall table runner DONE Here

pumpkin batik table topper

#86 (Oct) Log Cabin batik quilt- DONE here

log cabin batik quilt

#87(Oct) QUBE fall table runner acorn- DONE

#88 (Oct) Boo table runner- DONE here

boo bearunner12

#89 (Oct) embroidery blue frames- DONE here

embroidery frames quilt blue

#90 (Oct) House quilt for McCalls- fabrics here

#91 (Nov) Christmas crazy quilt Accuquilt- pieces cut

#92 (Sept) FPP table runner in batiks DONE! here



#1 (May)6T Primrose dress Sonja- sewing some pieces together



#1(Sept 2013) farm animal panel- don’t know what to do with it yet, if it’s a quilt or a bag/pillow?

#2 (August 2017) Birthday pillow- quilted, need to add backing and stuff it

#3 (Sept 2017) #5 Kennel batik quilt- DONE! here


#4-5 (Jan) 2 funky friends for Island Batik- DONE!

#5 (Feb 2018) LOVE pillow for Accuquilt- DONE!

#6 (Feb) heart potholders- DONE! here

heart potholders

#7 and 8 (Feb) 2 more Kennel quilts- DONE!

#9 (March) Potholder April- DONE shower here


#10 (Mar) Craft is art bag- DONE! here


#11 (Apr) multi+ purse pincushion- DONE

#12-13 two batik embroidered pincushions- DONE

#14 (May) pentagon fabric ball- DONE

#15 (May) EPP pincushion- DONE

#16-17 (June) 2 sets of potholders – DONE! Frog here owls here black here bowtie here flowers here

potholders accuquilt flowers

#18-19 (June) 2 more pincushions DONE! here


#19-20 (July)Frozen Panels- 2 pillows done

#21 (July) qube star pillow- DONE! here


#22 (Aug) tulip FPP pincushion- DONE! here

tulip pincushion

#23 (Aug) Pin it, pincushion- DONE!

#24 (Aug) mini owl- DONE!

#25 (Sept) Lots of eyeglass cases –DONE! here


#26 (Sept) Midmonth potholder strips- DONE! here


#27 (Sept) Jelly roll rug- DONE! here


#28 (Sept) Mini purses ITH- 3 done

#29 (sept) Mouse- ITH DONE! here

#30-31 (Sept) ITH dolls- DONE here

machine embroidered doll ITH

#32 (sept) needle case EPP-DONE here

batik needle case with EPP flower

#33-34 (Sept) Owl purses DONE here

zippered bag ITH

#35 (Oct) Mid month potholders fall- DONE! here


#36 (Oct) ABC QUBE pillow- DONE here

ABC pillow30

#37 (Oct) circle felt biscornu pincushion- DONE here


#38 (Oct) Wool mug rug for accuquilt- wool here

#39?(Oct) LOTS of eyeglass cases- DONE