Friday, January 18, 2019

Genesis 9:16 pattern with CT

I don’t know if you’ve seen this yet, but I have a pattern listed with Connecting threads called Genesis 9:16

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You can buy it here

or you can buy a KIT here with all the fabrics included to make it

It measures 66” x 78”

This is the EQ sketch I made for the pattern

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and this is the original pattern (which I also have in my shopify store)

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(do you recognize it? It was actually in McCall’s a few years ago as Baha Sunset- see above “published” tab)

Such a fun pattern!

Try it out!

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Log Cabin Quilt done

When I started my new Project list for 2019, I was also looking at old bins to find projects I might have missed and this log cabin top was in a bin and I found an old blog post about the blocks here, I know that it was leftover logs from the log cabin quilt I made for Annie’s and then I added solid black to it and I guess I had planned on maybe adding a border, but never did and that’s why it ended up in a bin, but when I got it out, I saw that it was 60x72” already so that’s plenty big and enough for a good lap quilt, so I decided to just finish it!
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Of course the logs were cut out with the log cabin die from Accuquilt, which makes is SUPER easy! and even though the log cabin die is 24” long when you cut yardage with it, you DON’T fold it in half but just cut one “set” at a time- of course with 6-8 layers, then flip that fabric over and it fits perfectly! I’ve blogged about that here
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I quilted a pointy swirl in grey all over the quilt which went quickly!
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The backing is made from odd leftover yardage, those larger scraps that are still the WOF but maybe not that wide or some “ugly” ones, I tried to stick with teal/light blue this time
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and the binding is all scrappy!
I love scrappy bindings, don’t you?

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

mid month potholder LOVE

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For this month’s potholders I was thinking of LOVE!

I always try to think ahead a month when making these and this time I got a new die from Accuquilt that I was dying to use!

Here’s what you’ll need for these potholders:

The 8” QUBE set (shapes 1,2,4,5)

and queen of hearts die

And then scraps of white, white and red print and red.

I was able to cut everything out of a WOF to fit the dies (see below)

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From the white I cut a 5” WOF and cut out (4) of shape #1 the large square, I also cut 2 1/2” x 5” (x2) for hanging straps

From the white and red print I cut 3 3/4” WOF and cut out (32) of shape #5 (I had to cut 2 strips but you may be able to just use one!)

Then in red I cut a 5 3/4” WOF strip and cut out (16) of #4 and (16) of die #2

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I also cut out two small hearts after backing some scraps of the red and white print with steam a seam lite2

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Then ironing those two onto two of the white squares, holding down the iron for OVER 20 seconds! If you don’t, the glue won’t melt all the way and it might gum up your sewing machine needle. Don’t ask me how I know!! Winking smile

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While the iron was hot I ironing the hanging strips and then I sewed those together and also made 16 flying geese units and free motion appliqued the two heart blocks

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Then I sewed the flying geese to the top and bottom of all 4 white squares and also added the small squares to the rest of the flying geese like this

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and soon enough I had two sets of star blocks like this, one set of two with the heart in the middle and two that were blank

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I first laid down scraps of batting that were bigger than 8.5” then pieces of insulbright then the front star blocks with the hearts, then pinned the hanging tags at the top in the middle and then the backing star block right side down, so the two blocks are right sides together, I pinned around

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Then sewed 1/4” around with the walking foot and leaving an opening at the bottom, I trimmed the batting and the corners and then turned right side out and pressed the opening so it was easier to see how the fabric should fold/ go together.

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Then whip stitched them closed in red thread and VOILA! they’re done!

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This star block is one of my favorite blocks and it was block #1 in the QAL I’m hosting with Accuquilt dies Smile

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

EQ Tutorial Tuesday- serendipity blocks

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I saw a question somewhere a while ago (probably the FB EQ group) about if you design a quarter of a block, is there a way to quickly make the other 3 quarters so you have a full block and I had to play a little to find out but it’s very easy!

First I designed a block

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and you COULD make it a 4x4 layout or something like that and flip the blocks around

from this

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to this

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but there’s an easier way!

in the block work table at the top menu bar there’s BLOCK/ serendipity

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the first one is frame block and you have lots of options

you select the frame on the left and the block on the right and then add to sketchbook

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the next one is tilt block

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which is helpful for blocks if you want it tilted in different angles or even 45 degrees

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the next one is merge blocks

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I guess that would be fun like this

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next is clip and flip

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the little flags at the bottom tells you what way you want to clip and flip

this is like a D9P

Ummm, starting to look like a swastika! don’t want that!!

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I’ll come back to shrink and flip but the next is kaleidoscope

just a nine patch looks fun

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on the right you can pick which section of the block you want to use

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the last one is fancy star

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you can pick how many star points you want

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now back to shrink and flip!

it takes the block and duplicates it 4 times

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look what it does to the braid block!

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play around with the flags it can change the block

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Quite some different looks!

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You can play around with these serendipity options and come up with some fun new blocks!



Monday, January 14, 2019

2019 QAL BLOCK 2

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Have you enjoyed the star block from last week?
Now it’s time for block #2 (My original block#1 but it doesn’t matter)

We’re still working in yellows if you are doing the rainbow colors and just like last week, there’s 3 of this block!

For this block you’ll use dies #5 and #9 (if you don’t have die #9 you can use die #2 and #5 together to get the chisel shape)
OR you can buy it here from Accuquilt –it’d the CORNERS companion set
(if you do I get a small commission as an affiliate)

In one yellow (A) cut out (4x3=12) of shape #9 pay attention to the direction of #9. (have the fabric RIGHT side up on the die)
With yellow (B) cut out (8x3=24) of #5 triangles
and with the background fabric, cut out (12x3=36) of #5 triangles
For the 6” QUBE set I cut (2) 2 1/2” WOF strips from a FQ and placed right side up on die#9  and cut out the chisel shapes in a pale yellow.
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And with a blue fabric I cut 3” WOF strips from FQs and placed on die #5 and cut out the triangles
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With the 8” QUBE set I used scraps of blue and cut out #9 chisels (I found a solid so the right side up of the fabric didn’t matter)
and from another blue I cut out 24 triangles
and the yellow yardage I cut (2) 3 3/4 WOF strips and cut out the 36 triangles
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With the 9” QUBE set, the chisel fabric was directional so I cut a 3 1/4” WOF from a FQ, cut it in half, then laid 6 layers on the die and cut out and flipped over and cut 6 more for the 12 chisel shapes
Then I cut the rest of the triangles from 2 FQs as well
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the 10” version I cut (2) 3 3/4” WOF strips from yellow and cut out the 12 chisel shapes, then I actually chose the RED and GREEN and cut 4” WOF strips, then cut out 12 of each of #5 and then did the same with the black print but cut (2) 4” WOF strips and cut out 36 triangles
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With the 12” it’s all yellow scrappy and white on white scrappy
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Here’s my piles in a bin all ready to go!
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Now the first step is to sew the white background triangles together onto the chisel shapes, then with the remaining background triangles you sew those together with the other triangles
Here’s the 6” version
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The 8” version
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the 9” version, notice how I sorted the direction of the chisel fabrics, it was not 100% directional, but it had cats on it, so I tried to have the cats be right side up on most of them, so 3 going each way.
Then the HST sets, they were a bit directional, there was a red stripe in the plaid that just had to be turned the right way, so half go sideways, half go up and down.
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Here’s the 10” version with 12 each of the two colored HSTs
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and the 12” all scrappy, well sort of
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Then you sew the HSTs together like this paying attention to where the background fabric goes, notice my 9” versions have half going sideways and half going up and down again
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Then sew these together with the chisel units to make the quarter blocks
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and now half blocks
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And finally put the whole block together (x3)
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This is how mine look on the wall!
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Then you sew the blocks together into rows, alternating the blocks, start with 1,2,1,2,1,2 like this!
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Here’s a close up of the 6” version it now measures 6 1/2” x 36 1/2” (that’s how wide the quilt will be)
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and the 8” version, it measures 8 1/2” x 48 1/2”
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9” version, it measures 9 1/2” x 54 1/2”
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10” version, it measures 10 1/2” x 60 1/2”
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and lastly the 12” version, it measures 12 1/2” x 72 1/2”
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Have fun!

Here’s pictures of last week’s participants, they all did a GREAT job!
some followed the rainbow idea and some didn’t, so these are going to be some fun quilts!!

1 melodee QAL blocks1 kathy QAL blocks1 karen QAL blockssheryl 1 QAL blocks1 senta QAL block1 rosemary QAL blocks1 Lee Ann QAL blocks1 carol QAL block11 angela block QAL1 Lupe QAL block1 lynne QAL block1 Sue QAL block1 catherin block 1 QAL1 Joni QAL block 11 pamela block 1 QAL1 carol QAL block1 denise QAL block3 michelle block 1 QAL1 betty QAL blocks11 Anne block 1 QAL 3 blocks1 candice QAL block 11 maud block1 QAL1 sharolyn blocks QAL1 kristine QAL block1 dulca QAL1 margaret sort of1 Paris
1 edie QAL blocks
1 Renee QAL block