Monday, April 24, 2017

Design Wall Monday–April 24, 2017

I’m back to plugging along on my Scrappy Sassy Log Cabin quilt.  I am working in quadrants.  So far the top half is done.  Now I’m back to making more blocks and assembling the bottom left section. I’m really starting to like it and it’s fun to make. 

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As a reminder, this is what the planned layout is.

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As I get closer I’ll decide if I want to add borders or possibly another row at the top and bottom to make it a rectangle instead of a square.  Time will tell.

In the mean time, why not check out what others have on their design wall.  Head on over to Judy’s blog.

Enjoy,

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Design Wall Monday – April 17, 2017

I am fortunate to belong to two quilt guilds, Orange Grove Quilters Guild and Quilters by the Sea.  They both had their meetings last week.  Tina Curran was the speaker at QBS and she taught a fun workshop on Saturday.  Here’s is my project that I worked on.

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It still needs the flowers fussy cut, fused and stems added, but you can kind of get the idea.

Here is a picture of one of Tina’s samples.

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I think I’m going to like it and it will be a nice addition to my front door quilt collection.

To see what others are working on, head on over to Judy’s Patchwork Times blog.

Enjoy,

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Design Wall Monday–April 10, 2017

I’m making progress on my Scrappy Sassy Stash Log Cabin quilt.  Here it is on my design wall, the upper left quadrant is sewn together and I’m working on the upper right quadrant. 

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I’m loving it.  As a reminder, here’s the finally layout I’m going for.

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To see what others are working on, head on over to Judy’s Patchwork Times Blog.

Enjoy,

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Monday, April 3, 2017

Design Wall Monday–April 3, 2017

My design wall is actually packed and in the back of my car this morning.  But this is what I hope it will look like in a few days.

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This is just the EQ7 version but I already have several blocks made and the remainder of the strips cut and ready to sew. 

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These are just a few of the blocks I already have but hopefully I’ll have a whole lot more within the next several days. 

I’m headed to a Wacko Retreat in Temecula, CA.  What is a Wacko Retreat you ask?  I’ve been in the same friendship group for many, many years.  We used to meet every single Wednesday and we became known as the Wednesday Wacko’s.  Most of the group that started together are still together and we’ve been fortunate to add a few additional members over the years.  A few years ago we started having our own retreat, just the 12 of us.  Unfortunately this year there will only be 9.  We will miss the 3 that have other commitments but hopefully they’ll be able to join us again next year.

Here is the back of my car, all packed and ready to head out. 

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That white bag on the left……………….that’s my Wacko Christmas gifts.  You read correctly, in typical Wacko fashion we are having our Christmas in April celebration.  We weren’t able to get everyone together in December for our annual Christmas party so here we are in April ready to say “Merry Christmas”.  I told you we are Wacko.

To see what others are working on, check out Judy’s Patchwork Times Blog

I’ll be posting my progress while at the retreat.  Wish me luck. 

Enjoy,

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Design Wall Monday–March 27, 2017

Just one block but it’s what’s on my design wall this morning. 

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I need to make a wedding quilt and thought I’d make a Double Wedding Ring Quilt.  It seemed like a good idea.  I even borrowed a friends Accucut Go and bought the Double Wedding Ring dies.  I cut a whole bunch of different pieces and started making my first block.  It’s not as easy as I thought it would be.  I don’t mean that I really think it should be easy but with the fabric cut with a die, I expected it to go together a little easier than it did.  Here’s part of the block that I assembled.

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After I perfected (I thought) my 1/4” seam it was still a challenge and this is the easy part.  I want to make a bed size quilt so I quickly decided to shelve this idea.  Bye-bye double wedding ring quilt and hello great-granny quilt. 

I’m planning on using a variety of light gray’s and beiges for the background and a huge variety of Kaffe fabrics for the “rounds”.  This will not be the first time I’ve made this quilt but this time will be a little different. 

Here’s a picture of my first one.  You’ll see it’s on my bed right now.

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Oops, I see that one of the shams is missing.  It was in my sewing room so I could jog my memory of how I made it the first time.  I’ve gathered up all the fat quarters for the background and 2 1/2” strips of Kaffe fabrics.  I’m hoping to start working on it while I’m at a retreat next week. 

To see what others have on their design wall, check out Judy’s Patchwork Times blog.

Enjoy,

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Design Wall Monday–March 20, 2017

Another front door quilt.  I actually made this a couple of weeks ago but I’m just now getting around to sharing it on my blog.  My friend Nancy Post shared a picture of a quilt on Facebook that I used as the inspiration for this cutie.  I think the quilt she showed was 12 blocks and probably lap size.  I thought it would make a perfect front door quilt for Easter.

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It went together very quickly since it’s made using simple machine applique with a little meandering for the quilting.  I finished it off with a machine sewn faux flange binding and WAA-LAA a new front door quilt is born.  If you’d like a tutorial on how I do my binding, check out my free tutorial over there ----> on the right.

To see what others are working on, visit Judy’s Patchwork Times blog.

Enjoy,

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Design Wall Monday–March 13, 2017

Last Wednesday I had the opportunity to speak at the Orange Grove Quilt Guild meeting.  My topic was “Borders, Setings and Bindings”.  I was able to share a wide variety of quilts including some from others in my friendship group, The Wednesday Wackos. 

Would you like to know the easy, simple way to turn a quilt/block on-point?  Well one of the things I shared and demoed was how to do easy peasy.  Here are just a few of the examples I used. 

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Here is the simple block that I used for my demo.

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If you’d like to see how easy it is, head on over to my website, go to tutorials, and select the one that looks like this.  Or just click here

To see what others are working on, check out Judy’s blog.

Enjoy,

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