Wednesday, December 9, 2015

MIA

I am so sorry for not being able to post much if anything the past couple months. I took a part-time job for Oct. - Dec. As of last week it turned into full time. I just wanted to let my followers know that I am still here and things will pick up after Jan. 4th, when I get back from vacation.

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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Fabric Ornaments

Over the past few weeks I have been trying to make a few fabric ornaments for Christmas. Every year I try and make some kind of ornament. Last year I made a fabric folding ornament got frustrated because I was having trouble finishing it off. This year I found a pattern that was easier than the one that I had. I also found another pattern that was also fairly easy to do and that one is free. I will post the link to the patterns at the bottom of the post.

These are not great pictures, but here they are.




The one in Christmas fabric is the one that I did last year.

Here is the link to the website where I got the free pattern. 

Friday, November 6, 2015

Midnight Mystery Quilt 2015/2016 - October

Wow I have been so busy that I forgot to post my Midnight Mystery Quilt - October block. I finished it October 23rd. I only have a pictures of the finished block.



You can get all the information for this Mystery quilt a long by clicking the button.


Meadow Mist Designs Mystery Quilt

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Rachael's baby quilt - finished

Rachael's baby quilt is finished. I missed the deadline of last Friday, but it is ready to give to her. At least I finished it before the baby was born. I just love the backing fabric that my daughter picked out. It is so fun.



Showing the the light pink binding.



Almost a full view of the quilt.


The cute cupcake back of quilt.



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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Block 8 - Scrap Zig-Zag

I actually finished this block on September 25th, but I have been so busy that I forgot to post it. Here is is.




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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

WIP - Rachael's baby quilt top finished

Today I finished Rachael's baby quilt top.  My daughter found some cute cupcake fabric that she wants to use for the back. Hopefully it will still be there when we go to back to the fabric store this weekend. Anyway here are the pictures of the top and a close up of one of the corners.



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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

WIP-Rachael's Baby Quilt

My daughter's friend Rachael is going to be having a baby girl. My daughter wanted to give her a handmade baby quilt. She asked Rachael what colors she wanted and this is what she said. "I like purple, pink, zebra and cheetah prints". Here are our fabrics, we got lucky and found the pink in a cheetah print. 



My daughter is just learning to sew and has a very busy schedule between work and school. I decided to design an easy 3 fabric rail quilt. That way if she didn't have time to work on it, I could whip it out in a day. Here is the design I came up with.



I have cut the strips and sewed one together.  


I have also cut the strip into five 8½" blocks.


I will be sewing all the strips and my daughter will be assembling the quilt. She still needs to pick out a backing but she will do that when the top is done.

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Monday, September 14, 2015

Block 7 - Pinwheel

I managed to squeeze in another block. I need to schedule these blocks in on my calendar so I don't forget to do them while I am working on other projects. Here are the Pinwheel blocks.




These only took about 15 minutes per block from cut to finished. Super easy.

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Friday, September 11, 2015

Scarf Decoupage Pumpkins

I took a little break from sewing to make some decoupage pumpkins.




I was looking through Pinterest for Fall decorating ideas when I came across these cute SILK SCARF PUMPKINS. I decided to give it a try and make some for myself.




I had some pumpkins here and bought 2 more at the Dollar Tree. I bought 2 cheap scarves. One from a thrift store which was silk and another from the Dollar Tree which was polyester. I also found 2 nice picks at Michael's to use on the tops.




The trick is to make sure you cut your scarf pieces small enough. The first one that I did the pieces were a little big. I had a hard time making it smooth. I also found that the polyester fabric was trickier to apply. The silk went on nicely. I used orange pumpkins because the were cheap but if you want the scarf colors to show up better I would suggest using the more expensive white pumpkins. 





I think that they came out very nice.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Midnight Mystery Quilt 2015/2016 - September

The September mystery instructions came out September 3rd. We are making square in a square. This month we use 3 of the fabric colors. Here are mine.





All finished. Join the fun.

Meadow Mist Designs Mystery Quilt

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Product Review - Wing Clipper ruler

I recently purchased Deb Tucker's WING CLIPPER RULER from my local quilt shop. I had a lot of flying geese blocks to trim and I didn't want to mess them up. This ruler is awesome. 




The ruler has markings to trim 10 different sizes. 
It also comes with directions on how to make the no waste 
flying geese in 10 sizes.

Here are my flying geese being trimmed.




Easy peasy. If you can't find the ruler at your local quilt shop, you can order HERE.

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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Halloween Spiderweb

I know that I said my next quilt would be Staircase to the Stars, but I have not found the right fabric colors for it. Until then I have chose a cute Halloween quilt from Quilter's World Magazine's "QUILTING FOR AUTUMN" issue. The quilts name is "Halloween Spiderweb" designed by Julia Dunn. It is made from a simple block pattern but has a dramatic effect. So I pulled all my Halloween fabric, bought a nice neutral for the cream that it calls for. This quilt should go together quickly and be ready for October.




This is a picture of what the quilt will look like when finished. 
I hope mine turns out this nice.




Here are some of the fabrics that I will be using. 
I have 7 more that aren't in the picture.


Here is a completed block. It was quick to do.



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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

4-Patch 9-Patch - Finished

I finished binding the quilt yesterday. Glad it's done, now I can move onto another project or 2 or 3. I had a hard time taking pictures of it. I live in a small apartment with little natural light. Here they are.




This picture shows the back and front of the quilt.



Here is the front of quilt.
It is nice to see all the past quilts that I have made.



This photo shows the backing fabric also being used as the binding.


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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Staircase to the Stars

Here is a peek at my next project I have designed with my EQ7. I call it Staircase to the Stars. I plan on using rich burgundy and deep peacock blue with a nice cream background. This quilt will be 76" by 76". Hopefully I will be starting it in September. Right now my machine is tied up with quilting the 4-patch 9-patch quilt. I should have that done by next week.

Here is the EQ7 design picture.


I will also be squeezing in blocks for my personal challenge and a few UFO's. I think this quilt will go together quickly. This one I will be fabric shopping for. I don't think that I have the colors in my stash that I want to use.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

WIP- 4-patch 9-patch

The 4-Patch 9-Patch is a work in progress. I have been working on it off and on since the beginning of the year. This is a scrappy quilt. I made the 4-patches from some black and white fabric. I had bought the black for another project but it didn't work out. So I paired it with some white.



These 4-patch blocks are made from 3½" strips (wof) one of each color sewn together. I then cut the strips into 3½" sections which were sewn into 4-patches. I got six 4-patch blocks from each strip. You could also do the 4-patches in black and white scraps.

All the 9-patches are from my scraps. I gathered scrap fabrics and paired them up. This can be random or you can pair them up any way you like.




 My 9-patches were done with 2½" strips about 8 inches long. Three strips for each color. After sewing strips together I cut them into 2½" sections and put together my 9-patches. I got 2 blocks from each color combination.





Here is what I have done so far.  


This is a great way to use up scraps.  

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Block 6 -Double Cross

WOW I can't believe it has been a month since I did my last block. I have been busy getting some Christmas gifts done. I have also been working on some shopping bags. Here in California we have to bring our own bags to the store or buy a paper one. Any way here are the blocks. I have also picked out names for the 2 quilts. One will be called Patriotic Sample and the other is going to be Candy Skulls Sampler. Now to the blocks.




My accuracy is getting better.