Tuesday, March 24, 2015

On a Tuesday

Blue and Green Scraps

Tuesday is my favorite day of the week…it’s my husband day off, my to-do list is empty (but the honey-do list is a mile long!), and I usually have some time to sneak off into the sewing room before the kids notice.

I’ve been meaning to tell you where I’ll be in a year…on a cruise with Amy and Amanda and other quilters!  For more information on these awesome cruises visit Stitchin’ Heaven’s website here.  Can’t wait! 

Cruise Postcard

I’ll leave you with a peek at my new fabric line, Hazel for Windham Fabrics.  I’ll show you more in the next week or so.  The colors in this line are so fresh and happy.  I’ve sewn 6 quilts with it and I’m still in love with it.  :)

Hazel fabric

Happy Tuesday! 

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Nautical, Lucky, and Frolic

I’m basically running a day (or two) behind in all things.  I meant to do a nice post for each of these and now I’m going to mash them all together in one big long post and call it good!  :)

First up my Nautical quilt:

Nautical Quilt Pattern

Nautical Quilt, cluckclucksew

I live in by the ocean…so the Nautical/boating theme is everywhere.  This quilt has been on my mind for a year or more, so I’m relieved to get it out of my brain and onto paper!  It’s easy enough for a beginner, and even though I used very nautical looking fabrics, it would be lovely in anything.

Nautical Fabrics

Most of that stack up there came from Hawthorne Threads.

 Kathy did the quilting…perfect waves.

Nautical Quilt, Cluck Cluck Sew

Next up is Lucky.  Lucky is jelly roll friendly, and the crib size blocks are scaled smaller so the quilt layout still has the same effect.

Lucky Quilt, Cluck Cluck Sew

I had a few people ask me if Lucky is an “on point” quilt.  It’s not, the blocks are made and set horizontal, the blocks are made with corner triangles.  I wouldn’t call it a beginner quilt, more like for an advanced beginner or intermediate quilter.

Lucky Quilt Closeup

This one was sent out to Crinklelove for quilting.  It’s the Modern Loops design.

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Last up (you still with me?) is Frolic.  Frolic is a little pattern and fun to make…I actually made this one again yesterday with my own fabrics.

Frolic Quilt

Cover

This one actually is on point, but a baby size…so it goes together in a jiffy.  It measures 36” x 48”, and uses 5” squares or 2 1/2” strips. I used a lot of the new Cotton and Steel Cookie Book prints for this one…that pink floral is so cute. I quilted this following the zig zags.

Frolic closeup

Ok I think that’s all…if you made it through this mega post you can pat yourself on the back now.  Patterns are all in my shop.

I have another birthday party to get ready for today…and a lego/minecraft/bionicle/ninja turtle cake to make.  It’s going to be a hot mess.  ;)  Happy Tuesday!

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Hoopla

Hoopla Quilt, Cluck Cluck Sew

Hoopla is made from yardage or pre-cut strips, and is actually much easier than it looks to put together.  I used a bright mix of prints from my stash for this one…it’s very “spring-y”.

Hoopla Quilt, Sewing the rows

You can use the template provided, or a triangle ruler or Hex N’ More ruler like I did to make cutting quick.

Using a Hex n' More ruler

Kathy did the amazing quilting…one of my favorite quilting designs (thank you Kathy you’re the best!).

Hoopla Quilt, closeup

I used this pretty Juliana Horner print for the backing…I love that blue color.  The pattern for Hoopla is in my shop.

Hoopla

Thank you for the birthday wishes for Sophie…there is an EXPLOSION of pink and glitter downstairs…and one very happy 3 year old tucked in bed. 

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One birthday down this month…2 more to go!