Friday, July 15, 2016

A gift for my Pokémon Go guys. Am I the only one not playing this game?

This was in my head this week and I decided to put it to fabric.


If you play the game, you know what this is.
I only know because I've seen people wandering around aimlessly with their phones
as I'm looking out the window at work
AND
my husband and son seem to have caught this bug.


Last weekend my hubby spent the weekend with our son in Northeast Kansas playing in a disc golf tournament and I had a weekend of catching up on sewing, reading, and cleaning.
When it took him an extra couple hours to get home from the trip, I was a little concerned.
Then I found out why....  
I guess there were things to capture and collect on the way home.


He showed me a little about the game and I now understand kind of get it.
I've decided NOT to download the app, but I can certainly participate in my own way.
Sewing up a Poké Ball.

I started on EQ7 by drawing the ball above, then gathered my materials, fused the fabrics with Heat-n-Bond lite, cut them out, and fused them on a manicured lawn background. 
 A little royal blue faux piping and yellow binding complete the color scheme of 



Are you playing this game? 
If you are, here is a 16" x 16" pillow to rest your head when you're at PokéStops.



Happy weekend
and 
good luck catching wild Pokémon.


Friday, July 8, 2016

In Our Garden Blocks for July

It's hard to believe the 
In Our Garden BOM blog hop
Hosted by Amy over at Sew Incredibly Crazy
is half over.

Joan at Moosestash Quilting has shared her July blocks #11 and #12.

This is my appliqued block #11.
Funky Flower Pot


Here is my pieced block #12
The "Not" so Tricky Garden


I didn't take a shot of all the blocks so far this month, 
but I can't wait to put them all together.   
There is too much cuteness.

 I was lucky enough to receive Riley Blake fabrics for this quilt.


Here is the list of bloggers and the months:

February - Blocks 1 and 2

March - Blocks 3 and 4
Carol – Just Let Me Quilt 

April -  Blocks 4 and 5

Bonus Block

May - Blocks 7 and 8
Bonus Block

June - Blocks 9 and 10

July- Blocks 11 and 12

Still to Come:

August


September


October


November


December

January
Amy – Sew Incredibly Crazy– Final Blocks and wrap up

There's a group Facebook page HERE 
 and a Flickr Group 

where everyone has been sharing garden blocks.





Participants are able to win quilty prizes too!!

Join in on the fun!



Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Schoolhouse Sticky Note Holder - Are you ready for back-to-school?

It always seems like the minute 4th of July is over it's time to get ready to go back to school.


Today, you can find me over on the Therm-O-Web blog sharing how to put this sweet 
back to school teacher gift 
together using
to keep the walls of the schoolhouse box nice and firm.


Yep, you read me right...lol

I'm jumping for joy today!
Please go check out my first tutorial and pattern for Therm-O-Web.



It's so exciting to join this team of talented designers
and the best part
is creating fabric goodies with all my favorite 
Therm-O-Web products.




Check out the Therm-O-Web blog
and
send a school full of hugs 
on that first day of school.


The PDF instructions are on my Craftsy page HERE.

Yeeeehaaaaw!!

Saturday, July 2, 2016

My Dear- Oh Deer Collage Quilt

Over a year ago I started this quilt and it has been sitting in a corner of my studio.
I'm excited to show her off as a finish!

My Dear
"Oh Deer" collage quilt


This quilt started when my friend Vickie over at More Stars in Comanche caught my eye with her "Oh Deer" quilt.  I was in love and was thrilled when she posted the link to order the pattern and kit to make it.  Like her, my heart was singing about this form of quilting. 
Right away I ordered my first quilt kit EVER!  I wanted to learn how to do this.
 I ordered the pattern and kit by Laura Heine  of Fiberworks in Billings, Montana. 
In no time at all I was putting my quilt together.


I love the process.  


I happened upon Tula Pink's Moonshine fabric 
at my LQS (2 1/2 hours away) 
one day and knew it was the perfect backing fabric for for the quilt.  
Then life happened and for some reason my little deer hung out in the corner for a year.
This week she came out of the corner.


Because you just don't sit Baby in the corner...

Matchstick quilting to hold all those raw edges down.


Now I just don't look at fabric the same. 
 I'm always thinking, "I wonder if I could use that in a collage quilt?". 
 I have more floral fabrics in my stash than ever before. 



 But not just floral - bugs and birds too.


 I really love the fabrics in the kit and added a few of my own to make the quilt one of a kind.

This form of quilting has opened new ideas in my head.  
Maybe that's why My Dear - Oh Deer sat in the corner for so long.
Remember Sparkle?  Remember Seasons of Love?
Both were inspired by My Dear - Oh Deer.



Have a super weekend!!



Thursday, June 30, 2016

Play with Me Quilt Along Skill Builder - June

I've been playing along with 
Alida (TweloQ) Designs
in the "Play with Me" quilt along.

This month the skill builder is traditional piecing and the block is Ludo.


It was fun to do some simple piecing.
Making the quarter triangle square (hour glass block) in the middle was my favorite part.

There are a lot of ways to make hour glass blocks, but my favorite is to make 2 half square triangles and then put them together to make 2 quarter triangle squares.


Here are all my 
Play with Me Quilt Along blocks so far.


I'm having fun making this quilt.  It's going to be a Christmas exchange gift.
I still haven't made any game pieces, (I say this every month) but I have 6 more months.  lol

I can't believe it's the last day of June...