Friday, June 22, 2018

grad present

Hooray! I followed these instructions for a fix for the blogger email problem and it worked.! cue the happy dance.

It is graduation season, and I have 3 open houses that I really want to attend. This quilt was for a cousin's daughter. It was a kit I purchased when visiting my daughter in Utah. It was called Mint Sorbet. I really like sewing quilt kits. All the leg work is done for you, and it is all contained in a little bag. It makes the mess on my cutting table look frivolous.



 At the open house, these cupcakes were served. Have you ever bitten into a cactus? even if it is made of frosting? It is a funny feeling. They looked so real.


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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Christmas snowflake assembly

And now we have come to the last of the Christmas snowflake instructions and time to start assembly.



Choose a center square in a square  from week 1

 add a set of 4 wings from week 2


 and 4 matching corners from week 3


And sew together like a 9 patch and tada it is finished. Again, there are 16 blocks. Arrange on a design wall and assemble in rows.



Intro/ templates


fabric requirements

cutting red and green fabric

cutting background

piecing the center

wings

Corners


I am linking (links in the sidebar) to:


needle and thread Thursdays
and
Oh scrap

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

square dance 4

I have been working on the mystery quilt from My Carolina Home.
I finished the May clue - allemande left- of square dance mystery quilt. The reveal has already happened, and I am really happy with the quilt. I just have not caught up yet.


I have been working on stella cyranna quilt and I have all the square in a square blocks finished.
The purple fabric is a brushed deco fabric, and the nap would make the pieces shift under the pressure foot, but I think we convinced it to cooperate.


I also tried a few triangle squares. I thought the brocade would be more difficult, but it wasn't, and it ironed nicely.



My Carolina Home

my fabrics clue 1
clue 2 dosi do
  clue 3 come down the middle

clue 4 allemande left

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WOW

midweek makers

Jo's Country Junction UFO
Bee Social
Silly Mama WIP



WIPs with friends

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

rug hooking

I am working on a rug that was a kit from w. cushing based on a watercolor by Mary Fibitch. I am not thrilled with the look of it yet. But it is coming along.
The wool in the kit was amazing.



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Free Motion by the River
to do tuesday
too cute tuesday


Monday, June 18, 2018

Time to roll roll

something went wrong with this quilt. As I was pulling the quilt from the project box to begin assembly, I realized that my string blocks were just too small, not even in the "fudge it" range. sigh....
 Time to get creative with my roll roll cotton boll quiltville mystery quilt. I have a feeling that I relied on my memory for making the string/crumb blocks and thought 6 1/2 inch squares instead of 8 1/2 inch squares. I have made all the parts and pieces for this quilt, so I am not just going to fold, as it were. I don't want to make new string blocks and I don't want to take anything apart. so ....... who knows.


This is the next quilt to be done for the mystery challenge


It is found in Bonnie Hunter's String fling book.



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Sunday, June 17, 2018

stash report June 17, 2018

There was a $2.00 bundle at goodwill this week. Some of the fabrics went right back to goodwill, but I think I got my money's worth,



I had no idea the pieced blocks were in the bundle - serendipity





I kept 5 yards which about half of the bundle.

I have a great quilt to bind today for my slow stitching that I will show next week.

Stash report

Fabric Used this Week 13 1/4 yards Christmas lights
Fabric Used year to Date: 267 yards

Fabric Added this Week: 5 yards
Fabric Added Year to Date: 136 3/4 yards

Net Fabric for 2018: 130 1/4 yards used more than purchased. 

I sewed at least 15 min 7 days this week.

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Slow Sunday Stitching link in sidebar

Oh scrap link in sidebar

sunday stash at quiltpaintcreate

15 min to stitch at life in pieces



Saturday, June 16, 2018

rainbow tokoyo subway

I added June's turquoise/teal to 5 blocks for tokoyo subway quilt for the rainbow scrap challenge.



And I finished 3 squared away blocks for May in pink


Now, I am caught up with my rainbow projects.

I am linking to
 SewCan She

rsc18 super saturday

ufo busting

Friday, June 15, 2018

Christmas lights

I have had a terrible time with my back lately. I haven't wanted to do much of anything. I visited a chiropractor and I think she was a little too rough. I am sure a little time will heal this. I have had scoliosis most of my life, but it has gotten worse.

 I did have a finish. This is my version of Christmas Lights mystery quilt from Bonnie Hunter's Quiltville. It was a 3 part series in Quiltmaker magazine January 2009. It is her 5th mystery and my 10th mystery finish. There are 5 more mysteries to go and 2 more that I started in different colors.
The next one in order is roll roll cotton boll. I have it pieced but it needs assembled.


Keeping with the Christmas theme that seems to consume my quilting year, I was gifted a bag of 4 inch Christmas squares. There were 120 of them and I cut background squares from my stash. I am sewing 9 patches with the hopes of making enough to make a disappearing 9 patch quilt.


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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Snowflake corners

This is the last part of the snowflake block.



It's time to make the corners. Here is a quick tutorial for foundation piecing. The wrong side of the fabric faces the wrong side of the paper. Each piece has been cut to size.


The piecing on the corner will use the prints in number order. #2 print is the same as # 1 on the wings. #5 on the corner is the same  #4 on the wings. # 8 on the corner is the same as # 7 on the wings.


The first set of rectangles is the smaller set. The next round will be the larger rectangle.


It is important to check against a light source that the triangles are centered.


I had the most trouble with the last pesky triangle. I am not sure why.


Each block will need four matching corners. And these corners should have the same fabric as the four matching wings. So make 64.
After this we are ready to assemble. It won't be long now.




Intro/ templates


fabric requirements

cutting red and green fabric

cutting background

piecing the center

wings

Corners


I am linking (links in the sidebar) to:
needle and thread Thursdays

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Christmas Snowflake wings

I am working on cutting and sewing this Christmas quilt. I am planning on sharing as I go along.




 Here is a quick tutorial for foundation piecing. The wrong side of the fabric faces the wrong side of the paper.
It is a bit tricky placing the print triangle. I wish it was a bit bigger with more wiggle room.



With white fabric it has to be trimmed or the dark will show through the fabric.



In my quilt I am using the same fabric in rounds around the center of each block. So the block will take 4 of the same set. There are 64 sets of the wings to do for the quilt.



 I prefer to tear off the paper before I start any quilt assembly.




Intro/ templates


fabric requirements

cutting red and green fabric

cutting background

piecing the center

wings

I am linking (links in the sidebar) to:
needle and thread Thursdays

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

square dance clue 3 finish

I have been working on the mystery quilt from My Carolina Home. I have finished  clue 3 come down the middle. It was an easy clue, sewing rectangles together in 2 different combinations. I didn't take a picture of the print with a light set. After some of the mystery quilts I have done, this is really a pleasure.




My Clue 1
My Clue 2

With my hubby home, my Nellie longarm had a much needed spa day.




Now, she purrs. I am so grateful He has been able to do this. It has been a blessing all these years that He is very talented in this way.

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midweek makers

Jo's Country Junction UFO
Bee Social
Silly Mama WIP



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Monday, June 4, 2018

My June goals

The next quiltville mystery quilt I need to finish is Christmas lights from 2009 quiltmaker magazine.
I need to add borders and quilt it to finish it. I am making this my June One monthly goal.


I think I see a border choice in the box and will know when I really dig back into the project.


I want to revisit stella Cyranna and my snow project from the first part of the year as part of my one monthly goal as well. Last month, my goal was to open stella and read about it, and that is all I did.


I know I hit a snag on this quilt, but I don't remember what it is. I will need to figure out where I was and what I still need to do.
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main Crush Monday   link in sidebar



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One monthly goal