Friday, May 18, 2018

Happy Graduation Quilty Gift

It's graduation season!

We have been busy celebrating a bunch of very smart loved ones lately
and
I managed to finish a quilt for one sweet high school graduate.


This is my finish for block 30 in the 

I hadn't quilted it for the hop, but now it's finished and gifted to my niece for her graduation.


I don't have a picture of her with the quilt, but this is even better.
She took time to pose with me after the big ceremony.


We are so proud of her and can't wait to watch her cheer next year in college!
She is so brave to be way up in the air when they make cheerleading pyramids.
I'll take this time to show off a picture of my brother (Madie's dad) too.
I'm so proud of him.  He's such a great dad to 5 kids.


This quilt was made with Tula Pink's All Stars - fitting for our cheerleader don't you think?
The finished size is 55" x 65"

I hope the quilt wraps her in comfort while she is off on her college adventure.


For me, this is another quilt finished for my aunt challenge that was started 
6 years and 5 quilts ago.
I'm really behind on this personal challenge.  I guess I'll aim for graduation quilts for the rest.  That gives me a few years to finish the next one.  lol


Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Sweet Summertime Door Hanger

Are you ready for summer?

I am a summertime girl and love it so much I'm ready to break out the summer decor.

Be “ice cream social” this summer with this fun door hanger.


I'm over on the Thermoweb Blog today
with the full free tutorial to make your own.

The writing is so easy to stitch with  StitchnSew EZ Quilt Block Sheets • 8.5 in x 11 in


Let sweet summertime begin!
This door hanger finishes at 9 1/2" x 15" without the ribbon hanger.

Speaking of ribbon, this was the first time I used the 
and I never want to use another ribbon.
It's so different and easy to use.
I made a bow so easily.


This little applique door hanger is fun to make with HeatnBond EZ Print Lite and it's very dimensional with HeatnBond Fleece Fusible High Loft.

Go to Thermoweb and see.



Wednesday, May 9, 2018

X-Block Blog Hop


I'm so happy you stopped by for my day in the 
X-Block Blog Hop.  


Amy at Sew Incredibly Crazy invited me to join this hop to celebrate our friend 
purchase of 

Congratulations Doris on your new acquisition!

What are X-Blocks?
X-Blocks are acrylic rulers designed to transform simple pieced quilt blocks or pieced strips into new designs by just a little rotation.



I started playing with the 7 1/2" X-Block ruler
 and 
strip sets of grey and white fabrics.



I put the blocks together into a table runner, quilted it, and decided to add some color to the design with 


The Kanzashi flower tutorial can be found by clicking HERE and I used 6 - 4" squares for each flower.

Here is my Kanzashi Flower Table Runner made with 12 - 7 1/2" X-Blocks from strip sets.


As I was looking at the table runner, I could see cubes like baby blocks
 and 
wanted to explore that idea a little more.  

So I made more strip sets and got to work on a new project.


I had a lot of fun playing with light and dark fabric strips and the reverse of the blocks.
I love the geometrical look and I'm calling it Blue Qubert.
Blue Qubert is 55" x 55".

It's even better blowing in the wind...


I made this quilt by stitching strips together, cutting them into blocks with the 7 1/2" X-Block tool,
and stitching the blocks together.
I didn't have to measure or worry about angles - that's my kind of quilt project.

Be sure and check out the other X-Block designs in the hop:

May 7th

May 10th


Thank you, Amy and Doris, for a fun Blog Hop.

Giveaway time!!


You can win this wonderful prize package worth over $175!!






Friday, May 4, 2018

Quick and Easy Essentials Wristlet Clutch Tutorial with HeatnBond Interfacing

It's Fashion Friday again
and
this wristlet clutch is the perfect size to carry all a girl's essentials.



I’m thrilled to be over at Thermoweb today to show how to make this little-zippered clutch that will make a great gift for anyone. 

I made this one with Windham Fabric’s Hand Picked and HeatnBond fusible interfacing – medium weight, for an end of year gift for my favorite teacher.  
It takes no time at all to make this Easy HeatnBond Essentials Wristlet Clutch.  By using an oversized zipper, stitching the zippered bag is a piece of cake.

Please jump on over to the Thermoweb blog and check it out.


Tuesday, May 1, 2018

It's a "Wild" Life BOM - May Block - Bear Paw

It's May Day
and
another month for the 
It's a "Wild" Life Block of the Month!

Joan at MooseStash Quilting has the block design this month.


Bear Paw
A perfect block for the busy month of May.

You can find the pattern information over
at
Thanks Joan!!



Did you miss the first three months?

Here are my versions:

February-
Maple Leaves - Block #1 Click HERE for the pattern.


March-
Deer Meadow - Block #2 click HERE for the pattern


April
The Big Tree and The Little Tree Stand Tall Blocks - Blocks #3 click HERE. for the pattern.


I'm using fabric from my stash this year.
These blocks are perfect for extra fabric laying around.
(who has extra?  lol)

This is the layout for the blocks.


Here is the list of designers 
participating in 
this year's hop:







All the blocks are free
for the month that they 
have been released.
After that, there
will be a small fee.

Come
quilt along with us.

There will be a 
monthly prize drawing 
for those
who finish the blocks
from great sponsors!
Make a block and link it up over at Amy's blog to enter.




Join us for a "Wild" Life!
And 
if you haven't already,
 join the
Facebook group

you can find it HERE.  

Let's get a little "WILD" together!