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Friday, July 3, 2015

My Quilting Kiddos

 
Before the end of the school year,
my kids voiced that they wanted to learn
to quilt.  How could I say no?
 
I would be teaching them a skill
that they could use for
the rest of their lives.
(Even if it is to hem a pair of pants.)
 
We first had to pick the pattern,
and this little cutie fit the part.
 
http://www.quiltcompany.com/brnegateapa.html
 
It is called Garden Tea Party
by The Quilt Company. 
You can find the pattern HERE.
 
It is a great pattern with a mix
of piecing, applique, and a little embroidery.
Of course one of my children, wants to add all kinds
of extras to the pattern to give it flair. 
To their dismay, I said,
"You can try that on the next quilt."
I just want them to get down all the
basics before adding the "FLAIR".
 
So here are the results of their very
first finished quilt blocks.
 


This one is a mix of Moda's Lucy's Crab Shack
and Noteworthy.
Such a cute fun and flirty mix of fabrics.
 
 



The second is all American.
It is an older Moda line, that
I had uncovered in my stash.
I believe it is American Banner Rose.  

We used Heat n' Bond Lite, so for
the applique they will be able to
 sew it with ease.
 
I wanted them to pick fabrics that
they would love 10 years from now.
 
I am assisting them
in their color choices and cutting.
The rest has been my kiddos.
 
 

 
I just might have a quilter or two
in the family.  (Wouldn't that be fun?)

Now, I need to find the time to make
myself one of these cuties.
 
 

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Patriotic Pinwheel Tutorial

Please go and check out my first designer tutorial at Therm-O-Web.
The Patriotic Pinwheel.
 

 
It is quick, easy, no-sew and full of sparkle.



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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Going Frog Wild

So, I finished what has to be my favorite of
 
I give you Mr. Fitzwilliam Frog

 
Isn't he just dashing? 
Love the fabulous mustache.



I also finished Mrs. Sheila the Sheep.
She was supposed to be knitting,
but since I am a crocheter. 
She had to change her hobby as well.
 
 

 
 
I also made the rest of the animals
that I had finished into ornaments.  
I used Moda Honeycomb Precuts for the
ornament and outlined the Aida fabric in
using Aurifil #2250 12 wt.  thread.
 





 
Here are the eight that I have completed
so far.  I am only  four behind now.  

 
I can't wait to see these on our tree this year.
Are you creating something special for the
holidays?
 

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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Sophie's Universe Finished

 
Guess what I finished up last week?
 


It is a little less that six feet square.
I absolutely love this afghan and
my garden in is full bloom, so it makes
the perfect picture backdrop.
 

 
 
 
 
I mostly used my scraps and
stash to work it up.
I only spent $20 on this beauty.  Very gratifying!
I have a second one already
planned. 


 You can find the pattern for this Sophie's Universe
It is free pattern and I really can't say enough
for the pattern and the pictures that accompany it. 
It is very crochet friendly. 
 
Now off to visit a few flowers in my garden.
 

I adore lots, and lots of color. 
The more the merrier. 
I have always been drawn to the old
cottage gardens that are full
of all types and colors of flowers. 
Maybe, I can get out tomorrow to catch a few
more photos of the flowers that
are loving all this rain
we have had.
 
 
 
 
 
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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Fat Quarter Shop Star Crossed

 
I have been admiring the beauty of
Fresh Cut by Basic Grey fabrics.
They have such a sweet vintage
feels to them.
 
I have been debating what to
use these beauties on.
 
Then the Fat Quarter Shop recently released a new pattern
 called Star Crossed based on an
antique quilt they loved.
 
I thought that the pattern
fit the beautiful fabrics.
 
 
I was going to make a pretty little
lap quilt to have in my
living room to cuddle up with
during the cold winter months.
 
But, I started putting the blocks
together and absolutely fell
in love with the scrappy
stars.

 
 

 
 
Now, I have plans now to make this into
a queen sized quilt. 
I would have loved to have it
all pieced together,
but life sometimes
has different plans.




 
I can't wait to have this
beauty all finished and
gracing my bed.



The Star Crossed pattern gives you the sizes to make a
Lap, Twin, Queen or King size.
 


Be sure to check out these blogger
today to see the other amazing projects
being made with the Star Crossed pattern.

Jodi of Tales of Cloth
Natalia of Piece N Quilt
Daisy of Ants to Sugar
Riane of Vessel Quilts
Angie of Gnome Angel
 
 
 
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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Getting Closer

Not a whole lot of
sewing has been going on
at my home.
 
I have been crocheting the evenings away
on my Sophie.
 
 
I just finished Part 11.
I have 6 more parts to complete
on her.
 


We had about 10 inches of snow
on Mother's Day,
(Although you would never know it now)
so the grass has really greened up
around the house.


My Sophie looks quite a bit different
now than in this picture,
so does the grass.


 


 
I'll probably show her off next
after she is all finished up.
You can find the pattern for this
 
I have to get cutting on these
beautiful fabrics
 
 
 
Just LOVE Fresh Cut. 
I have big plans for these pretty little posies.
 
 

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