|40 squares 3-7/8" each. In my quilt I used 7 colors, and 6 squares of each color…repeating some of the same prints.|
|Background fabric |
(I used white + aqua):
|40 squares 3-7/8" each. Or use a 1/2 yard, and cut the 1/2 yard into 4 strips 3 -7/8", then sub-cut the strips each into 10 squares 3- 7/8" x 3 -7/8".|
|Inner border fabric:||1/4 yard. Cut into 4 strips 2" x width of fabric.|
|Outer border fabric:||3/4 yard. Cut 2 strips 4- 1/2", and 2 strips 7- 1/2".|
|Backing:||1 -1/2 yard, non-directional print.|
|Binding:||3/8 yard. Cut into 5 strips 2- 1/2" x width of fabric.|
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Thursday, March 21, 2013
I’m surprisingly bad at all this "techy" stuff…I still use my ugly flip phone, and if you text me I’ll probably call you back. Now that Google Reader is going away, I thought I better let you know other places you can find me and stay updated if your so inclined…
You can find me on Facebook here:
And bloglovin’ is new to me…but you can also find me there:
Up at the top right you can see these quick and easy links to Facebook, RSS feed, Bloglovin’, Pinterest, Email, and Home:
Phew…that’s way too much tech talk for one day. Now back to my un-techy life complete with my VCR, Cassette tapes, floppy discs, and flip phone. ;) To answer concerned emails….the blog will still be here and I’ll still be blogging away…nothing changes with that!
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Today I’m participating in the book tour for this cute book:
There is a step by step stitch guide for beginners like myself:
and cute cute projects like this one I’m gearing up to make for Sophie’s room:
It will be a perfect take-a-long project and a good way to use up all these beautiful threads sitting in my drawer!
The book is full of do-able designs, I think even my 6 year old would be able to learn some basic stitches with me and make these cute designs. There are designs for each letter of the alphabet.
Here are the rest of the blog tour stops with chances to win a copy of the book:
- Amanda Jean Nyberg – crazymomquilts.blogspot.com – Thursday, March 21
- Amy Sinibaldi – nanacompany.typepad.com – Friday, March 22
- Anne Sutton – bunnyhillblog.com – Monday, March 25
- Lori Holt- beeinmybonnetco.blogspot.ca – Tuesday, March 26
- Sherri McConnell – aquiltinglife.com – Wednesday, March 27
- Kristyne – prettybyhand.com – Thursday, March 28
Thursday, March 14, 2013
After hanging on the wall for a week I decided to make my colorful mini-quilt into a quilt for Sophie. My husband thought the 4 quilts she has are already enough.
Psshhh….there is no such thing as enough quilts as long as we use all of them right?
I did an off center design so the borders are smaller on the top and right side. I’ll put a bigger photo up with a quickie pattern in the next few days.
I quilted it with flowers (so fun to do!) and it took a few tries to make my flowers look like flowers….and it turned out way better than expected.
The backing and binding are from the Les Amis line for Michael Miller.
Friday, March 8, 2013
Monday, March 4, 2013
Friday, March 1, 2013
I got the word it was OK to show you a glimpse of my new fabric line. Wallflowers for Windham Fabrics will be available soon. In the meantime, I’ve got a mountain of strips to be sewn together and cut apart and sewn together again.
Luckily I had this bad boy this week:
No it’s not mine…but almost worth moving and changing my name for so it could be. I had it in preparation for my class tomorrow at the Sew Expo teaching this:
If you happen to be there I’ll be in the Bernina Classroom from 11-4:30…come say hi!