Wednesday, April 13, 2011
We had quilt class at church a few weeks back, and I took some photos of what my friends are making, because they make some awesome stuff, and more people need to see their hard work. They inspire me to keep trying new things, and to keep sharing what I love.
Karen has been working on this quilt for a few years, I was with her on multiple shopping trips when she was collecting all of those blue fabrics. The pattern is American Pie by Miss Rosie's Quilt Company (I made the same quilt in Red and White) I love it with blue too, now I may have to make it again LOL!
Karin loves to make her own patterns, these fabrics are Bliss fat quarters, she cut them wonky and sewed them back together. I love it!
Karen is getting hooked on cross stitching, and is making this adorable bib for her nephew.
Victory has had fun putting this quilt together, it's very scrappy and gorgeous. Wait until you see the pinwheel quilt she is making right now, it's going to be awesome.
Victory brought a design wall with her to the class, so we could hang our blocks up and check them out. These are Karen's blocks, in black and white.
These are my blocks in orange and aqua, it's been fun so far.
Sunday, April 10, 2011
All charts listed will have notes whether they were used, or not! They come from a smoke free home and have been taken care of! Shipping will be determined upon sale, and will be very inexpensive. Please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested, or leave a comment.
Little House Needleworks:
Faith Kit: with 5 Crescent Colour Threads $10.00
Garden Pleasures $3.50
Apples with Crescent Colour Threads $10.00
Blessed are the Peacemakers with Crescent Colour Threads $10.00
Pineapples with Crescent Colour Threads $10.00
Colonial Homes $3.50
Quilt Time Sampler SOLD!
Starlight Sampler $3.50
The Bookshelf $3.50
#F21 February Flipit with Charm $3.50
Country Cottage Needleworks
Forest Snowfall $3.50
French Country Apple SOLD
Heart in Hand
Star Spangles Summer Chart $1.00
ABC Complete Kit: Threads and Linen $8.00
Bee Scissor Fob Kit: Scissors, Threads, Linen etc. $20.00
I stitched this kit, only threads leftover remain, which is enough to stitch again
Long May She Wave Needleroll: Complete Kit $9.00
Apple Harvest: No Buttons $3.00
Holiday Weathervanes: Gingerbread House Kit $5.00
The Victoria Sampler
Satin Hearts: Complete Kit $5.00
Friday, April 08, 2011
Stella Blue construction has begun! I am starting with the many flying geese, there are three different versions of them, so I starched and ironed my fabric (for the first time!) and am getting the squares and all cut out.
I had to try out the "Fit to Be Geese" Ruler too, it does work nicely! Carrie has a tutorial of how to use the ruler. I had to sit down and re-figure the pattern to cut the flying geese out, because using the ruler requires different sizes of squares.
While cutting out strips to cut into squares, I took some photos of how I speed up the process, I am sure it's nothing new to many of you, but I found it helpful. I learned it while making a pattern by Eleanor Burns.
First you cut your strips, then lay them evenly out on your cutting mat.
Lay down your ruler and cut off the selvages. Line up your ruler to the size of square needed and cut through all of the strips. Repeat until the strips are used up.
And Viola! A nice stack of squares that were made quick!
Today is my son Curren's birthday, I can't believe he is 10 years old!! Tomorrow is my daughter Jessie's birthday, she is 9! Life is sure going fast, but we are having a lot of fun :)
Sunday, April 03, 2011
Over the weekend I got a lot done due to having all day Saturday to MYSELF. What?! How do the stars align so this happens? My husband went to some car swap meet thing downtown and took the kids with him! Thank you Mark, you rock.
In between loads of laundry I sewed, went to lunch, sewed, etc. Mostly I just sewed! I started a quilt a few weeks ago using the fat quarter bundle I've had forever by Bonnie and Camille called Simple Abundance. It's so beautiful! I chose the pattern from the book Fat Quarter Five by Heather Mulder Peterson, because the patterns are obviously fat quarter friendly :) I have lots of white yardage too, so no need to buy anything.
The pattern is called Gypsy Girl. You like my design wall? I lay it out in my living room then go up on the landing and look down at it, it works okay if the kids aren't running around too much. This quilt was fun to make, and came together easily. I still have the border to add, but it'll get there. This quilt is going to a teacher...
AND I got another quilt top together from the book Jelly Roll Quilts. The pattern is Garden Trellis. I used the Jelly roll Martinique by 3 Sisters. Oh man, when I laid it out on the couch, it just matched my house so perfectly (except the pink).... and I am in love with this fabric. This still needs borders as well.
I just had to share, I was so excited to have a productive sewing weekend.