Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Take Four

After making this quilt four times I think I can make it in my sleep. 

Touchdown Progress

I hate watching movies twice (Disney movies don’t count!)….but I actually don’t mind making the same quilt a couple of times because I can semi-not pay attention and just sew…and eat…and watch TV….while I sew.  It’s perfect. 

Touchdown Quilt

This time I used an unknown white fabric from my stash that was a tiny bit stretchy…it made sewing the “laces” a beast.  Starch, gentle pressing, and an accurate seam are your best friend with those suckers. 

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The back is the softest cuddle fabric….and the quilt was gifted last night to a soon-to-be born Seahawks fan.  :)  Now I’m done with football/football quilts for a looong time.

P.S.  For those that asked the brown fabric is a Kona solid in Earth…best brown ever.  Pattern is Touchdown.

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Keeping up

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Hey there!  I snapped out of my sewing-coma just long enough to pick the threads off my clothes and write a blog post!  Quilt market is about a month away and as I do every year….I wait until a month before to get everything done.  It’s kookoo and I love it.

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My second fabric line with Windham Fabrics will be showing at market, and I have new patterns, tutorials, and lots of this and that to share in this space.

In case you need a project my Button Up pattern is the pattern of the month at the Fat Quarter Shop (and on sale)!

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And shipping is free on orders over $40 through Friday…I already did some severe wallet damage.

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Some of my favorite prints from Color me Happy, April Showers, and a few basics.  Did I mention I really really love fabric?  :)  Now back to my sewing-coma I go!

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

A pretty stack

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After stealing away time here and there to sew the past week I have a pretty stack of blocks!  These will be a Twin size quilt for Sophie. 

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This quilt was a big fat pain to cut out because I wanted so many fabrics in it, but after cutting it went together quickly with chain piecing.

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This block makes a perfect Twin size quilt (66” x 88”) if you make 48 blocks, 8 rows of 6 blocks each.

Here’s a quick diagram of the sizes to cut your strips if you ever want to make it!

Print

Again these are the cut sizes…not the sizes after sewing!  The center is a 2 1/2” square and the rest of the strips are 2”.  I could get all these pieces plus some extras out of 2 strips 2” x width of fabric” (except the 2 1/2” square).

In my quilt I’m only using 3 main colors, and lots of white!  So it will probably be dirty 2 seconds after I put it on my 2 year old’s bed… but it’s worth it.  Luckily Oxi-clean and I are already BFF’s.  ;)

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Friday, March 14, 2014

Baby Wrap Measurements

I promised some of you instructions for this a few days ago…better late than never!  These are super quick instructions…once you start I’m positive you can figure this puppy out on your own, but here’s some guidance if you need it.

Baby wrap measurements

1.  Make a quilt sandwich for the front pocket, and one for the back of the wrap.  Just make sure they are bigger than your finished wrap will be (about the size of a fat quarter).

2.  Quilt the front pocket and quilt the wrap back.

3.  Cut the back piece to size in the “kite” shape.  You can either use my super high tech diagram and measurements up there or you can grab your most loved baby doll and measure it, leaving about 3” on either side of the doll. 

4.  Cut the pocket piece to size, using the cut back as a guide.  Bind the top edge of the pocket using a double fold binding and trim the edges to match the back once it’s pinned on.

5.  Pin the pocket piece to the back piece.  Bind around the entire thing and your done!  I didn’t use a bias binding because of the stripe and it was still pretty easy to bind around.

Happy baby making!  Oh wait….baby wrap making.  ;)

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