Thursday, March 21, 2019

RSC blocks and stuff

I can only show a few things.

I realized I only showed these on instagram and not on my blog.
Here's March's green blocks for my RSC19 blocks, both blocks are from Bonnie Hunter's String frenzy book, and in March the color was green, I decided to do both a dark and light version.

and speaking of green, I made these sesame seed cookies and added green color for St Patricks day :)

And I got this box from Island Batik yesterday, it's fabrics for 5 secret projects!!

Oh and I've been working slowly on more hexagon EPP flowers. 
though now I'm tired of them and put them back in a bin.

Again OLW is acting up with blogger, so it's a PAIN!

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Giraffe quilt is finally done

I finally have my giraffe quilt done!
That ONLY took about 7 years to complete!!
Well it's because I did needle turn applique and I didn't like it, then put it away and have slowly done progress.
It's an adorable pattern by hissyfitz called my favorite earrings
It's just adorable!
(Even though I flipped it by accident)

Now look at the difference between these two pictures
I recently got these camera gadgets, umbrellas and lights! I'm still thinking about what kind of backsplash thing to get

Here's some closeups from the quilting
I did a dense meandering on the background, then bubbles on the inner border and feathers on the outer border

 And I quilted a bit on the giraffes too in light brown thread

I used a Hobbs wool batting which is super lofty so it was very different to work with and ended with a beautiful result!
Now I did end up with some wavy binding, don't know how that happened, but oh well!
I'm so happy to have this giraffe quilt done!!

(oh and blogger and OLW writer are not talking nice again, sigh!)

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

New Pincushion Swap Round Signup

It's that time again!
time to start another round of the pincushion swap that I'm hosting!
A Round runs 3 months and each month you make and send out a pincushion to another swap person which I assign to each one and in return you get a pincushion in the mail too from someone!
It's a lot of fun!

This time you MUST be on FB so I can join you to the pincushion swap group and you have to pinkie swear that you'll send out a pincushion by mid month so it'll get to the recipient before the end of the month!! There's nothing worse than sending out a lovely pincushion and NOT getting one in return.... I recommend that you maybe make the 3 after it starts so you have them ready to mail out any time. I know life happens, so just email me or post in the group and we can work something out, but NOT communicating and not doing your part will get you kicked off of the swap and banned, sorry....

It really IS a lot of fun and there's some AMAZING talent out there!

Here's what I got so far in the swap this round
pincushion swap

pincushion swap
and some I sent out!

pincushion swap

Please comment or email me if you want to join (if you comment make sure your email address is there) I'll assign partners around April 1st, be prepared to be matched up with one international during the swap (so international postage which should be less than $5 or around there)
Let the fun begin!

Monday, March 18, 2019

QUBE QAL block 12

 It's time for block #12 which is also turquoise and a full sized block 1:1

It's made with dies #4,5,11.1, 12,1 and #16 

You'll also be making 3 of these
(I know it's similar to block 11 but the colors are different and the center is different, if you don't have the companion set with dies 11 and 12.1 then just add a large #1 square in the middle)

From background (white) cut out 12 of 11.1 and 12 of #16
From color A cut 12 of #4
From color B cut 12 of #5
From color C cut 12 of #12.1

Here's my 6" version

 and 8" qube version

and 9" version

and 10" version

and 12" version

First sew 11.1 and 12.1 together and then the #5 triangles to #16 trapezoids

Here's all of mine, some of mine were directional so I paid attention to that for the 3 blocks.

Then sew the bowtie 11.1 and 12.1 blocks together

iron the seams open

then add #4 triangles to the sides like this

then add the trapezoid sections to sides and here you'll see how I changed last week's 12" blocks!

Here's the 3 of each block in each qube size

Then sew these together with last week's blocks, alternating block 12,11,12,11,12,11

Then sew these below your quilt top

Here's my 6" qube version

Here's the  8" blue and yellow version

and the 9" bunny version

and the 10" qube version

and the 12" version

I forgot to add pictures from last week's participants, so here they are (now OLW is acting up again! GRR)