Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas Everyone

I hope everyone has a safe and happy Christmas day.

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Friday, December 23, 2016

Sports themed quilt

I just finished a sports themed  quilt for one of my husband's coworkers. I am so loving the way it turned out that I might make a pattern for it but using a focal fabric instead. I would love to hear your thoughts.

The quilting was done by Anneke Wheaton from The Last Stitch longarm quilting.

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Mocha Joe

Here is another quilt pattern that I tested for TQPM . I really recommend getting a subscription to this online quilt magazine if you haven't already. 

Mocha Joe is designed by Isobel Meekins. This is a great project for beginners. Check it out in the December 2016 issue.

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Monday, November 21, 2016

Sorry I haven't posted

Wow November has just flown by. I have been busy, busy, busy. My husband who I love dearly, has a friend who asked about commissioning a quilt. He told him upfront what the fabric and quilting would cost and on top of that price would be the labor. This guy didn't blink an eye at the cost, he handed my husband $200.00 deposit for fabric to get started. The quilt has 4 different sports teams in it so I did a simple pattern. It is now at the quilters. As soon as it returns and I get the binding on, I will post a picture.

Everyone have a great holiday.

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Spooling Around

This quilt pattern I tested for TQPM. When I was picking my fabrics I had a little person already in mind. The pattern is available in this month's (November 2016) issue of The Quilt Pattern Magazine. I did the binding in yellow and it has tractors on the back. Sorry I don't have a picture of it completed.

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Friday, October 28, 2016

Purple Sage block 9

So far I have been able to do one block a month. I only have 4 more blocks left before I can start putting the quilt top together. Here is block 9.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Retreat Top Reveal

I finished my retreat top on Friday. I am so in love with this quilt. I have planned on getting it quilted by a professional longarm quilter. I'm thinking a falling snowflake pattern. Here it is, the picture doesn't do it justice.

Here is a close up of the middle.

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Thursday, October 6, 2016

This is "Jacks"

I am a tester for The Quilt Pattern Magazine. I tested this pattern for them. This nice lap quilt has been published in this month's magazine (Oct. 2016 issue). It is a fairly easy pattern beginner/intermediate level. 

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Another sneak peek

Here are blocks B and C. I hope to get all the blocks finished today. Tomorrow is the last day of the virtual retreat. It has been a lot of fun. I should have the rows done tomorrow. Hopefully I can finish by this weekend.

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Monday, October 3, 2016

Sneak Peek - Virtual Retreat

I thought I would share my focal fabric for this retreat. It is pinecones.

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Sunday, October 2, 2016

Virtual Quilting Retreat

I will be attending a virtual quilting retreat this week. It is being put on by TQPM. This is my first retreat of any kind. I cannot post any pictures until the finished product. To all my quilty blog followers - check out The Quilt Pattern magazine. It is a great online magazine. If you like the magazine then you will love Pattern Pastiche. It is an online community of quilters. Great bunch of people. 

Until I can reveal my finished top, 
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Purple Sage block 8

I had a little time to squeeze in block 8 for the Purple Sage quilt. Here it is.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

I have been so busy

I know that I haven't been posting much. I have been creating a pattern for a magazine. It has been taking up so much of my time. After today it will be ready for quilting. I am so happy. I will try and squeeze a couple posts in for this month.

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Purple Sage block 7

So far my goal to make at least one of these blocks a month is staying on schedule. I have been very busy designing a new quilt pattern, but I still had a chance to squeeze one in for this month. 

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Scrap Basket

I was getting scraps sorted to cut and put in their proper bin when I got side tracked. I ended up pulling a few scraps to make this 6 inch flower basket block.

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Friday, August 5, 2016

Aussie Mates quilt top

The Aussie Mates baby quilt top is finished. I am pinning and getting it ready to quilt. I hope to have it finished by the weekend.

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Thursday, August 4, 2016

4 Patch borders on Aussie Mates baby quilt

Last night I finished putting the 4 patch border on the Aussie Mates baby quilt. Somewhere in the design process I didn't get measurements correct. So the border is a little off. I'm ok with that. Designing is new to me and there is a learning curve. Chalk this up to learning. Here is the picture.

Today I will try and get the other border put on.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Aussie Mates baby quilt

I am making another baby quilt. This one is for a really good friend of my son and daughter. I decided to do another panel quilt. Here is the panel that I chose.

Aussie Mates Panel  You can find the whole collection of Henry Glass Fabrics Aussie Mates at Craft Town Fabrics.

Here are the coordinating fabrics that I picked.

I haven't decided on the back yet.

More to come thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

I WON !!!!

I am so excited. My Halloween version of the QAL Chocolate Stars quilt won a prize from a link up at The Crafty Quilter. Here is a link to the page. 

Please go over and check out the blog.

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Monday, June 27, 2016

Purple Sage - Block 5

I wanted to squeeze in a Purple Sage block before the end of the month. I go on vacation in a few days and will not be doing any sewing while I am gone. Here is block #5.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Chocolate Stars - Quilt top finish

Monday I finished my scrappy Halloween version of Chocolate Stars quilt. It is still in flimsy form but it is done. I have several quilts ahead of it for quilting. I also still have to get a back for it. 

You can still join the fun and make your own Chocolate Stars Quilt. Click on picture below.

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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Chocolate Stars - Inner border

Wednesday I finished sewing and putting the inner borders and corner stones on my Chocolate Stars quilt. All I have left to do is the outer borders and I am hoping to get that done on Friday.

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Link to Chocolate Stars pattern click on button.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Purple Sage BOM - Block 4

I planned on getting two blocks done this month, but life happens. Here is block #4. I am just trying to squeeze these blocks into my schedule when I can. I am really liking the scrappy look.

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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Chocolate Stars - QAL- Block 12

Block 12 is finished. It is the last of the blocks. Next up are the borders. Here is my block. After making this block I realized that I had another block made with the same fabrics. So much for making them all different. I guess I should have looked at the others before making fabric choices.

You can still get in on the fun. Head over to TQPM and check it out.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Purple Sage BOM - Block 3

I was able to squeeze block #3 into my busy schedule. I hope to be able to make at least 2 blocks a month.

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Saturday, April 23, 2016

Midnight Mystery Quilt finished

Friday evening I finally finished my Midnight Mystery quilt. It now has a home on the bed in the spare room.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Purple Sage BOM - Block 2

I finished block #2 of the Purple Sage BOM last Friday. I haven't been able to get a good photo so here is the one that I have.

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Friday, April 8, 2016

Purple Sage BOM

The Purple Sage BOM (2013/2014) was offered by Persimmon Quilts. I am finally getting around to making it. I have had the material for awhile I just haven't had the time. 

Here is block #1.

I will post my progress after each block is finished.

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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Chocolate Stars - QAL- Block 11

Block 11 is finished for the Chocolate Star BOM. Easy block I am very happy the way it turned out.

You can find out how to participate in the Chocolate Stars BOM 
by clicking ↓

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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Playing with Scraps - border done

I finished the inside border for my Playing with Scraps quilt. I still have to make an outside border. I am thinking about using a navy blue for the fabric.

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Friday, March 25, 2016

What I have been up to

Hello everyone, I know it has been awhile since my last post. I thought I would touch base to let you know what I have been up to.                                           
                                             Here we go.

First I put the borders on the Halloween Spiderweb quilt. I found a small tear in one of the blocks, so I will need to fix that before I send it off to the quilter's to have spiderwebs quilted all over it.

Secondly, I participated in another Mystery quilt. This one was hosted by TQPM. I finish putting the boarders on last night. This one is made from  Breast Cancer pink ribbon fabric and lots of pink scraps. It is called Scrap Dance. I will be giving this one to my mom. She is a Breast Cancer Survivor.

I have making lots of small 4 patches. I need 96 for the borders for my Playing with Scraps quilt. I have about a third of them done.

Lastly, I did a test pattern quilt for TQPM. I can't say any more until after it appears in the August 2016 magazine edition. I will post more about that after August.

Thank you for stopping by. Until next time, you all have a great day.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Chocolate Stars - QAL- Block 10

Block #10 came out on Tuesday March 1st. I was busy with another project so all I did was pick out my fabric. On Wednesday morning I whipped up block #10. It was fairly easy.

You can find the information on how to participate in the 
Chocolate Stars QAL HERE

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Playing with scraps-border progress

I have been slowly working on the border. At the moment I have a deadline quilt that I am working on. I will post about that when I can. I am trying to do the border 4-patches as leaders and enders. So, I am making some progress.

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Saturday, February 13, 2016

Playing with scraps - middle done

Today I finished the middle portion of the scrap quilt. It measures 42½" x 56½".  I plan on doing a 4-patch border. Here is the progress of the quilt top.

I have to put it away for the moment. I have a big project that I will be working on.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Minnie Mouse - Baby Quilt

Today I finished the last of the 3 baby quilts on my list. Minnie Mouse is the little girl quilt that I had to make before May.

Here is the panel getting ready to be pressed. Isn't she cute.

This is the fabric that I am using for the back. The mom-to-be is totally nuts over camo. I chose a pink woodland themed print.

Here is the finished quilt.

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Saturday, February 6, 2016

Chocolate Stars - QAL

I have been participating in TQPM's Chocolate Stars QAL. I just finished blocks 1-9 out of 12. I was indecisive on what fabrics I wanted to use. I decided to make this a scrappy quilt. I am using the left over fabric from my Halloween Spiderweb quilt. Here are the pictures of blocks 1-9.

You can find the information here about the Chocolate Stars  QAL.

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