Sunday, August 24, 2014

Christmas Star Pillow

Welcome to August's Christmas Corner!
This Christmas pillow is constructed with an Ohio star block.  I have taken photos for a tutorial if there is any interest.

Also completed, two pot holders and some matching aprons in process (aprons not shown)

Did you see the Christmas Windows Wall hanging, I made from some scenic fabric last July?  
There's a complete tutorial for this project too.  Link here.
And here's a cute pillow tutorial from the Fort Worth Fabric Studio that's another item on my to do list:
Link is here.
I'm linking up with Sew Many Ways, Sew Darn Crafty party.

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Postage stamp quilt with red scallop border

Today I finished the quilting and binding on this postage stamp quilt I began a couple years ago. 
The blocks are made with four 9-patch blocks sewn together for a 36 patch block.  The blocks are made with 2 1/4 inch strips.

The blocks are set on point and bordered in red scallops.  The border took at least 3 times longer to bind so while I love the look, I'll definitely think twice before doing a scallop border again.

Update:  Some daytime photos:
There's a quilt show at a nursery, called Alden Lane, in Livermore, CA where beautiful quilts are hung high up in the trees each September.  It's such a lovely idea, I tried it out.  Next time I'll see if I can hang the quilt higher.

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I'm linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts
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Saturday, August 9, 2014

Sweet Little Blue and Pink Quilted Table Runner

Scrappy 9 patch Table Runner (pattern found here)

Since it's sort of sweet in pink, blue and cream, I decided to FMQ a little wild flower on a vine design.

I got the cute little castle candle holder at Yankee Candle Co. quite a few years back.

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Friday, August 8, 2014

Red, white, black, and grey quilt finished

I made this quilt top last year after seeing a pin on Pinterest and was so inspired, I pulled out fabrics similar in color and stitched up a quilt top.  Since then it's been waiting...
Until now when I quilted it up and put on the binding.
Quilted with big and little swirls-- more good practice. 

Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts
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In case you're wondering about the pin-- here it is with a link.
This modern quilt from Kimberly Jolly for It’s Sew Emma uses the Mama Said Sew collection by Sweetwater for Moda. Big enough to use on the bed, Sew Little Time is a one-block project you’ll be able to whip up with ease.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Another Bright Quilt-- with Charm Squares this time.

A few years ago, when I was a new quilter, I bought my first charm pack from Connecting Threads.
I used them as the center of these double bordered, set on point, blocks.  My Sunshine 16 and I recently got a lot of practice with feathers, figure 8's, straight lines, and all sorts of designs and finished it up.

Out in the garden-- I wanted to show the tomatoes, zucchini, flowers, etc. but can't fit it all in.  (Still need to wash out the chalk lines.)
On the bed.

I want to make some pretty white pillow cases.
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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Last Chance Triangle Quilt Along Link Up

I've been sewing like crazy (after work) the last three days to complete my Triangle Quilt that I began with the Sassy Quilter.  Nothing like a deadline for motivation
I added the borders and loaded it on the Sunshine 16 quilting machine on Tuesday night, quilted it last night (big and little swirls).

Put the binding on tonight.  As I was sewing as fast as I could, I could see the sun getting lower and lower in the sky and I felt like I was racing the sunset because I wanted an outdoor photo.

And I won the race and was able to get this outdoor photo just as the sun did set.  I was thinking of calling it Tea Rose and Lilac Sunset, but then thought maybe it should be Racing Sunset...

I'm linking up with the Sassy Quilter for the Last Chance Link up!  Triangle Quilts are one of my favorite designs now and I'm sure there will be more in my future.  I'm so thankful to Paula for having the Triangle Quilt Along!  I actually made 4 quilts using her instructions.

Here are my other triangle quilts:
Baby Quilt
The Triangler (fishing)
For a Graduate
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Friday, July 25, 2014

Christmas Corner

Welcome to the first edition of a Christmas Corner! This is a new post for the 25th of each month featuring Christmas projects and gifts.

Today I finished a table runner and a topper to add to my little pile of Christmas items.

This little table runner is fmq'd with a cloud motif.   I used the Scrappy 9 Patch Table Runner tutorial found here at A Quilting Life.

This little topper is made with traditional fabrics with a few modern whimsical fabrics thrown in for fun and some black for sophistication!  The pattern can be found here, at the Fort Worth Fabric Studio! 
 I love Paula's (from the Sassy Quilter) in Winterberry fabrics!

I cut out a bunch of red snowflake, gray, and white blocks to make hour glass blocks (see the previous post for the link to the disappearing hour glass block tutorial), but after sewing them together, I'm trying to decide whether to cut them up into 9 pieces and make the star blocks or just make an hour glass block quilt?  The star blocks are very pretty, but quite a bit more work.   Hmmmm....

So pretty star block crop
Since I finished up a few projects, I am so excited to start on this new block called the So Pretty Star.  It is so gorgeous!!!!  You can find it here at traceyjay quilts and the pattern is free for a limited time!

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Christmas in July 2 -- Cabins in the Woods

More Christmas in July exuberance! Here's some Cabin in the Woods projects.

Chill Be Gone
Here's the inspiration and link to the original pattern.  It's called Chill Be Gone and it appealed to me right away because...
This attic door leads to the un-insulated storage part of the attic and a large gap at the bottom allows super heat or cold in depending on the season
This cute little cabin in the woods pillow keeps out unwanted airflow!   Note:  I added rice into the bottom to add weight (and it could double as emergency food storage - hah!)
This little table topper is made with the same cabin and tree blocks and I added an Ohio star and log cabin blocks.
Have you seen the Disappearing Hour Glass block video, from the Missouri Star Quilt Co.?  (They use a layer cake, but I just cut some 10" squares.)

I used that to make these blocks and stars are so Christmasy!  I didn't trim anything until the end so they go together pretty quickly.  Click here for the link.

Linking up with Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts
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Also linking up with SewCal Gal's Handmade Christmas