Friday, December 24, 2010

Test2 copy
Happy Holidays from my Family to Yours!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Solid Cooperation

    Solid Cooperation, when the solids complement the prints. This table runner really is square, bad photograph(er). Overall size is 16 x 72.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Solids Challenge

PMQG members were given 4 fat quarters of Kona Solids in the colors, Snow, Ruby,Chocolate and Holly.  We can add up to 1 yard total of additional fabric, and the project is due at our December meeting. I decided I was going to add 1/8 of yard of 8 different fabric, these solids need a little help.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

New Stash Storage

I have had this storage unit for several years. It had a broken shelf on the left from the beginning, but adding the wire rack units made up for it. I kept my library of quilting books on the top, then the shelf at the top right broke off.
I found this storage unit at Ikea. After Dan and I assembled it, he took the parts that weren’t broken and created the section that sits upon the top.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Project Pure

The Philly Modern Quilt Guild held a challenge. We started with a charm pack of Pure by Sweetwater for Moda, and we could add 1/2 yard of another fabric. This is my quilt, I named this "Spike Dance", it was drafted using EQ7, and measures 17" x 30"

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Ready, Set, Sew...add a Twist of Lime

We laid all the blocks on the floor to rearrange the colors, using the wall would have been more tedious because it would require going up and down the step ladder too many times.

Here's the challenge, for each X shown below, all 8 fabrics have to be different.

 In addition to that, for every set of "spokes", there must also be 8 different fabrics. Mission accomplished!

 The blocks were sewed together in rows.
A twist of lime was added for the inner border.

Sunday, September 05, 2010

100 Pigs in Love

100 squares are sewn, now the task is to rearrange the squares to mix up the prints. I sewed them in groups of ten, and placed them on the wall that way. The goal is to not have the same fabrics next to each other.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

In Love...

30 more square to sew...

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Go Cutter Giveaway

Jackie is giving away, yes giving away a GO Cutter! This giveaway is open till midnight EST on Aug 26.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Oz Bound

"Where Blue Birds Fly"
81" x 81"
2010 Machine Pieced and Quilted

30 Love

Sew Organized

I've been sewing the blocks in groups of 10. Using the fabric for the #2 position, and completing each block until all 10 are done. Here I've stacked them together so they are all ready to go. Each pile has the 10 fabrics in the #2 position, one of each fabric for the #3 position, and all the white on whites need to complete each set of blocks.   

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Love Sewing

 The pieces are all cut, now lets begin. There will be 10 squares with the same color in the #2 position. So I chain sewed them in groups of 10.

 I like using the clear foot, mine is a Bernina # 34, it makes seeing the lines easier.

Here's a preview of 8 blocks.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

I changed my mind

It's ok, I looked over my stash and I think I will use 11 white on whites, one for every print.

Monday, July 05, 2010

Sewing Pigs with Love

Danielle asked, "where did you get that pig fabric" is an original design by pygletwhispers on her Etsy shop. However pyglet whispers is currently closed as she is having soon or had a baby.

Sew what am I doing with all these strips? Well, from Quilt Magazine, online, under "Sewing Projects" here you will find QUILT # 108 - Kaleidoscope Pillow, Select the orange button to Download the PDF, it is complete with the pattern, cutting and sewing directions with pictures. Did I mention it is a free pattern? I am going to make this into a quilt. Here is my EQ drawing of the finished project, it will not be in these colors.

Sew how big will the quilt be? Really it can be what ever size you want it to be, but this is what I will do. Knowing that each square is going to be a 7 1/2" unfinished block, sewing 4 together, will give me a 14" finished square block. If I make 25 of these 14 inch units, the size is now 70 inches square. Then I will add a 1 inch inner border, now we're up to 72 inches, then an outer border maybe 5 or 6 inches, not sure yet, bringing the grand total to an 82 or 84 inch square quilt. Making 25 units mean sewing 100 of the 7 1/2 in blocks.
I am going to use 11 different print fabrics, 10 are from the Amy Butler Love line, 1 is the pigs. I have 11 because I didn't want to have exact repeats of the 7 inch block. There are 2 colors in each block, reading the graph across each row AB, AC, AD, ect and will be no AA, BB, CC ect. where the blue color is. The prints are in the #2 and #3 position on the pattern, so while I will have an AB and a BA they will reside in a different location. If I use 10 fabrics, I would only have 90 blocks, now I have 110, which will give me 10 extra to make pillows. Any questions?
Keeping with the scrappy-ness of this I am also going to use 7 different white on whites, 6 for the inside and a different one for the outer border.
Let the sewing begin!

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Love Pigs

220 -3 1/2 strips... Don't you just Love those pigs!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Even More OZ

My wall is just a bit too narrow for this top, it is 82 in. square. The corners have 2 inch squares like the in the center, I just LOVE how the borders turned out. The back will be pieced with left over fabric from the top, hopefully there will be enough.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Garage Sale Find

I purchased this lovely Singer model 66 Red Eye made in 1911, at a garage sale. The asking price was $50, I gave the man 2 twenty's and we had a deal. I should mention it was one of those small town front porch "perpetual garage sales."

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Giveaways are Sew Much Fun

Julie does weekly giveaway updates on her blog, that's where I found this one. Thursday at 10am MST is the deadline!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Center OZ

This is the center for my OZ quilt, measuring 60 inches square. I forgot to mention when completed, this will contain 712 - 2 1/2 inch squares all sewed together individually (not sewn in strips, then cut up) I wanted the square placement to be sort of random.

Monday, April 26, 2010

AQS Blog of the Week

The American Quilter's Society on Facebook awarded this Blog the Distinction of being "Blog of the Week" Thanks AQS! Woot-Woo

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

More OZ

Scarecrow: "The sum of the square roots of any two sides of an isosceles triangle is equal to the square root of the remaining side." I bet he was a quilter! 12 of 25 blocks for the center.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Sewing Oz

I cut most of the strips from the Oz jelly rolls into 2 1/2 inch squares. I sewed them together randomly, as well as alternating blocks of squares and triangles.
I saw this quilt by Sarah Fielke in the book Material Obsession Two, it's a wonderful scrappy quilt, mine will be from one fabric line.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Kaffe Fassett Book Signing

Kaffe Fassett and Liza Prior Lucy, at their book "Simple Shapes Spectacular Quilts" signing event on April 11th, at Pennington Quilt Works in NJ.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

"There's No Place Like Home"

Moda Sanae OZ, the sewing begins....

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Garden Fairy Sees her Shadow

The melting snow has uncovered my garden fairy, and her shadow. Do you think there will be more or less winter now?

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Americas Cup Comes Home Finally

Photo:©2010 Gulain Grenier/BMW Oracle Racing

Americas Cup Comes Home Finally. BMW Oracle Racing team defeats Alinghi 2-0 today in the 33rd America's Cup Match, sailed off the coast of Valencia, Spain.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

QAWM Week 2

51 x 47 Cotton, Machine Pieced unquilted

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Week 1 QAWM Sewn Together

Sewn together, ready to quilt, finished size is 28 x 41 inches....I must say this has been a great sew day!

QAWM Week 1

One Block, Un-Cut
Nine Blocks, However I actually Made 10.

Cut-UP, Un-sewn....I love what everyone else has done, making it sort of scrappy. This Jane Sassaman, from Jane's Hothouse Garden, is a recent addition to my stash, I think I am more fond of the older ones, they've been around longer, but I do LOVE this fabric, besides I wanted to see the effect of using the same fabric in each block.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Quilt Along with Melody...or QAWM*

Here's a great stash buster fellow quilters. Melody Johnson is hosting a Use-It-All-Up-Quilt-Project. "I am going to make a very simple quilt block that has lots of possibilities." Email her if you are interested.