Monday, July 31, 2017

August Sun, Sand, and Sea Block

We are over half way complete with
our block of the month.
The last few month we have put your skills
to the test.
This month is a small and sweet
little fella.

It shouldn't take you
any time to get this one completed.
You can find the pattern for
him - HERE.
It is available for no charge until the
end of the August

If you haven't joined us,
I am sure you can catch up with the
Sun, Sand, and Sea BOM.

Here are the previous months

July's Border Block

You can find it Here.

June's Block

You can find the pattern HERE.

May's Block

You can find the pattern HERE.

April's Block

You can find April's HERE.

March's Block

You can find March's HERE.

February's Block

And our first block can be found  HERE.

The whole quilt is done in
Timeless Treasure Batik fabrics.

I really like all the fun pattern and
interesting design that the batiks add to the quilt.

If you are on Facebook, we would
love to have you join our group
you can find it HERE.  

Can't wait to see what your blocks
look like at our Link Party
starting the 10th right
here on my blog.
By joining August's Link party, you have a chance
at winning a prize
from our sponsor

Congratulations to July's winner
Maree Rogers!!
Here is her adorable block.

Maree will be receiving a prize
from our sponsor

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Saturday, July 29, 2017

My Blue Jeans Rag Quilt

Well, I can't actually call
this one,

"My Blue Jeans" because
there is not one pair of my jeans
in this quilt.
They do, however, have my dads,
husbands, and my sons jeans
all in there.

There are
195 denim circles in the quilt I created.
Cut using my
(Yes, 195!!)
15 x 13
I honestly would not have even attempted to
complete it without that handy little tool.
It cuts the circle shape and edges of the circle have tiny cuts
that will fray after you rough it up or wash the quilt.
No more using scissors that end up killing you.
It made such a stunning and fun quilt, EASY!!

This is just most of it while I was working on it.
It took me 4 days to complete it from start to finish.
I did have all of the circles cut out before I began,
but not the batting or the fabric squares.

I used an older line from
Sweetwater for Moda called
Boat House.  It was sitting in
my sewing room begging to be used.
Plus, all my honeys who the jeans came from
love to wear Red, White and Blue,
so this was an appropriate fabric line
to use with their jeans.  

I used a soft green Aurifil #2835
to topstitch on the jeans
and a darker blue in the bobbin, Aurifil #2745

And it matches the pillow that I created a couple months back.
If you are interested in the pattern
you can find it, here.

After removing the piles of "Denim Glitter"
that appeared during the construction of this quilt,
(Let's just say be prepared to be covered in it)
it is now going to find it's way to the back of the couch
to cover up cold toes during the cold months
that are soon approaching.

As heavy as it is, it should keep them nice
and toasty warm.

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

July Sun, Sand, and Sea Link Party

Here we are to our July
Link Party!!

We are halfway through our Block of the Month,
and I know that I have been having
so much fun looking at
all the pretty blocks.

This month's block is designed by

It is the fun outer fish edge that goes
around June's block.

You can pick up the pattern for
it HERE.
It is free until the end of the month.

If you need to do a bit of
catching up,
here are the other blocks.

June's Block

 You can find it HERE.

May's Block

You can find it HERE.

April's Block

You can find it HERE

March's Block

You can find it HERE.

February's Block

You can find it HERE.

We would love for you to join us.

Now on the link party,
by linking up your block
you have a chance to win
a prize.

Provided by our fabulous sponsor
They will be sending one lucky
person, who links their block,
a wonderful prize.
Please link your block below.
One link per person. 
We would love for you to join our Facebook Group

A winner will be drawn on the first of August,
when our seventh block in released.

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Christmas in July with Blend Fabrics and Thermoweb

What better way to start to get the jump
on Christmas than to start in July.
Well, at least that is what my
plans were for this year.

I received so Merry Christmas mail
with this beautiful bunch of
fabrics, Snowflake Waltz by Blend.

They were full of all these cute little characters.
That were just waiting to find there way to
my dining room table in the form of
placemats for Christmas.

I spent a little extra time fussy cutting
each of the character, but it was so worth it.

If you would like the complete instructions,
please visit Thermoweb for the free pattern.

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