Sunday, July 27, 2014

This week in my quilting life …

Finished up the piecing on my Candy Coated quilt top.  Work on this had kind of stalled while I decided exactly how big I wanted to make it.  It’s a modern quilt, but I did it in reproduction fabrics.  The colors are mostly purples, blues and creams.  I decided to make it about 40” x 60”.

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I loaded one of the mystery quilts that I did a few months ago onto the longarm this week too.  Lots of continuous curve ruler work, and some fun flowers with the Pro-Stitcher.

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Friday, July 4, 2014

Block-of-the-Month Blocks - Update

Globetrotting Block #7 … Sydney, Australia
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Aurifil BOM – Block #7
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Ooh-Rah BOM – Block 7
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Threads of Memory BOM – Block #6
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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Disappearing Four-Patch

Guess I haven’t posted any pictures of this quilt yet … It started out as a disappearing 4-patch kit from a store in Georgia called Little Quilts and I added a couple of borders using fabrics that I had in my stash.  It’s a strange combination of colors, but it really works for some reason.

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The quilting design is a pattern called Rhapsody from urbanelementz.com.  They have some of my FAVORITE designs.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Pheasant Run Charm Star Pinwheel Quilt – Day 4

I added a triple border to this today. 

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Pheasant Run Charm Star Pinwheel Quilt – Day 3

Worked on my pinwheel blocks during some of the storms yesterday.  I’ve got all 12 blocks done.

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Friday, June 13, 2014

Aurifil BOM - Block 6

Yes, running behind this month.

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Friday, June 6, 2014

Ooh-Rah BOM - Block 6

Finished up this block Wednesday night.

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

BOM blocks for May

Well, there’s still one that hasn’t been released yet – but here are the other three.

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Globetrotting BOM – London

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Monday, May 19, 2014

Design Wall Monday – Mystery Quilt

I’m a couple of weeks behind in getting this mystery quilt top put together.  As you can tell – it’s scrappy!  (done in Civil War repros)  The pattern is from the mystery quilt done by the Just Us Quilters group on Facebook.

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A new mystery quilt is getting ready to start on that group – so if you’re interested, look up the Just Us Quilters group on Facebook and click to join.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Pie Carrier – Gift For Mom

I found the pattern for this on-line at a blog, and decided to make it for Mom as part of her Mother’s Day present.

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I used a couple of fat quarters that I had in my stash, and some thin Warm & White batting.  All I had to do is buy the D-rings.  I quilted the fabric with concentric squares.

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Saturday, April 26, 2014

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Doll Quilt Swap at Humble Quilts

My doll quilt swap partner sent my little doll quilt and it arrived from Maryland yesterday!

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What a cute little quilt.  Taryn told me that it was machine quilted and hand quilted. 

I should probably show some photos of the one that I made for my swap partner … I sent mine off on April 9th.  My partner Martha lived in Washington state. 

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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Ooh Rah BOM – Blocks 3 & 4

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Aurifil BOM – Block 4

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Bright Blue Crayon Roll

Just finished up this crayon roll for my nephew for his birthday.  I hope he likes it!

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I found the tutorial at http://thepleatedpoppy.com/2010/05/crayon-roll-tutorial/

Monday, March 17, 2014

Vintage Postcard Little Quilt 3/16/2014

Finished up this little quilt Sunday night.

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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Vintage Postcard Little Quilt

Finally had a chance to quilt on National Quilting Day!  Worked on this little kit from Little Quilts in Marietta, GA.  Maybe I can get it quilted tomorrow.

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Friday, March 7, 2014

Homemade Laundry Detergent & Fabric Softener

Okay, I’ve had the recipe for a couple of weeks now, but with being busy and being sick I’m just now able to put it together.  I got my ingredients at Walmart on Wednesday while we did some grocery shopping.  I got the “recipe” at the Liz Marie blog, where she gave her review after having used it for the past year.  I put a portion of the detergent in this clear plastic container  - but I’d like to find something different.  They say that it makes enough to last the whole year.   I also made the homemade fabric softener but I didn’t take a picture of that.

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Monday, March 3, 2014

Design Wall Monday 3/3/2014

Okay, I’ve been down with a flu bug for the last couple of days … didn’t get much accomplished.  Here’s what’s on my design wall.

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