Thursday, July 23, 2015

Foot pedal riser

I tried to share this before, but the mobile blogger app didn't work.  Trying again!

I built this quick riser for my Pfaff foot pedal.  It is amazing the difference in made!  It is so much more comfortable to use this way.  I am going to make a better, more attractive one now that I know it works!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Tiles quilt along progress

Well, I have steadily been working on my 100 patch blocks - and have them all finished!  Yay!  

Now, onto my 25 patch blocks!  That will take half the time even though there is twice as many!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Lattice and Chains - Moda Bake Shop quilt

Well, I can finally share my latest Moda Bake Shop project!  Introducing ''Lattice and Chains''

I chose mainly the red/white/blue prints from the line ''Varsity'' - but there is plenty of gray and even a bit of black in there too (with hints of green and yellow).  It reads mainly red/white/blue though, which I love!

I cannot keep them all - as much as I'd like to - so this one is available for sale in my Etsy Shop.


Monday, July 6, 2015

Tiles - assembly

Well, the 4th part to the quilt along is posted on Bear Creek Quilting blog.  I am SO far behind on my own quilt along, it isn't even funny!  How embarassing is that?!  No fears if you are behind, we can keep this going throughout the summer, and maybe longer - the flickr page to share will still be there :)  I have NOTHING to share since I just finished another quilt project and then went on a camping vacation for my 24th wedding anniversary!  Here is my anniversary present from hubby:

I need to get a hanger for this for the porch today so I can hang it well enough out of the direct sun.  It is HEAVY (I am guessing close to 50 pounds!), so it will have to be more than a nail to hang it on!  I have never had a red begonia - isn't it gorgeous?!  Love love love.  Now if I can keep it alive (I have a brown thumb!)

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Christmas Ribbons homecoming

Christmas Ribbons finally came home (and will be returned to my nephew today) - it went to several quilt shows for Moda Bake Shops booth.  They sent a couple pics from the booth as well :)

(these are scanned pics from a computer printed pic, so they aren't the greatest quality pic - but doesn't it look great in the booth?!)


Monday, June 29, 2015

a patriotic finish

I finished my latest Moda Bake Shop project today - I am not going to show the front just yet, but here is the backing!

I just did random FMQ loops and stars for the quilting.

This is the bundle of fabric I used for this quilt:

''Varsity'' by Sweetwater for Moda :)  And 'Porcelain' Moda Bella Solid for the background.


Sunday, June 28, 2015

Tiles quilt-along part 3

Be sure to check out Bear Creek Quilting Co for the previous instructions if you are just joining us :)

I will be making one of the alternate layouts:

I meant to share with you last week pics of the alternate assembly 2'' strip sets - I have been very busy with another secret project, so it just didn't happen.

So, half of your 2.5'' strips will be sewn into strips like this (shown un-pressed because it's too hot here to turn on an iron!):

And, the other half of the strip sets are sewn like this:
Press your seams toward the prints.  I think I will get up early early before it gets hot to press mine!

Then, when you assemble the blocks (today's instructions on Bear Creek Quilting Co.), you will make 28 A blocks (with prints in corners) and 29 B blocks (with solids in corners).

The 1'' square blocks will be assembled the same as for the original:
I am behind and haven't even started assembly of my 1.5'' strips, hopefully I can catch up :)