Friday, November 29, 2013

A little holly jolly

Pretty Christmas Quilt scraps

Last week I got a jump start on Christmas and started a new quilt (Bizzy kid pattern) This one will be a kid sized couch quilt.

The start of a bizzy kid Christmas quilt

Most of these fabrics are the Cherry Christmas line by Aneela from summer of 2012…which means these have been sitting on my shelf for a bit.  They are my favorite holiday prints ever.  Cute and delicate and not too in-your-face Christmas. 

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I almost have this one finished…it’s 90% quilted and waiting for me to git-r-done.

Christmas Bizzy Kid Top, Cluck Cluck Sew 

And by the way…I’m thankful for all of you, and that you take time out of your busy days to visit this space…THANK YOU!!!   OK enough with my cheesiness…I’ve got 10% of a quilt to finish quilting before my "helpers" wake up!  ;)

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Oink Oink Quilt

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I’ve had this layer cake on my shelf for over a year…it’s so cute I kept waiting for a special project or a special person to give it to.  Then I scrapped that idea and whipped up a couple of small quilts to donate…this fabric could work for a boy or a girl so it’s perfect.  The pattern is my Suburbs pattern…with one or two alterations and made a crib size.

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The fabric is Oink-a-Doodle-Moo by Moda.  You can still find some here. I especially heart the chicken wire prints.  :)

And just for eye candy…how pretty is this rainbow bundle of tiny confetti dots?

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I’m never opening it…like maybe never. 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Love Patchwork and Quilting

Sprocket Pillows, Cluck Cluck Sew Tutorial

I had jumped at the chance to make some projects for Love Patchwork and Quilting a couple of months ago.  This magazine is out of the UK and is now a monthly publication that is really fun and modern. 

 

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They included a pattern for my Sprocket Pillows in 2 sizes…

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..and my Baby Blocks Quilt (aka Road Trip Quilt).  I made the quilt in this boy version and a low volume (or low value??) girl version.

Baby Blocks Boy Version, Cluck Cluck Sew

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I quilted the boy version (for sale here)  with straight lines about 1/2" apart and the girl quilt with organic wavy-ish straight lines.  I love the result of the slightly wavy lines.

Organic Lines Quilting, Cluck Cluck Sew

Straight Line Quilting, Cluck Cluck Sew

There’s also a fantastic article and look into Kathy’s shop Pink Chalk Fabrics in the magazine…which happens to be just down the road from me.

Blocks Quilt, Girl Version

Love Patchwork and Quilting has a UK trial offer and a US trial offer going right now…or I think in the US you can get it at Joann’s, Barnes and Noble, and if you know if anywhere else leave it in the comments!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Layer Cake Lemonade

Layer Cake Lemonade Quilt

Today I’m sharing my Lemonade Layer Cake Quilt…from a free pattern at the Fat Quarter Shop.

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I used that cute layer cake up there…the colors are so soft and pretty.  Not that you can see them with this dark winter weather outside…bleh.    Last week we were here…

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…but they dragged me back to reality yesterday. :)

Aaaaand back to the quilt…

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This is a free pattern the Fat Quarter Shop put together…you can find a video for it here (love that Kimberly!).

Download the free pattern here.  Also Layer Cakes at the Fat Quarter Shop are 20% off this week…find those here!

Hope I remembered to tell you everything…cause I have heaps of post-vacation laundry to do, (or maybe I’ll throw in the woods behind my house when nobody’s looking). 

Monday, November 11, 2013

Finished Fall Churn Dash

Cluck Cluck Sew Churn Dash

I finished this quilt a couple of weeks ago but with all the stormy weather we’ve had I haven’t been outside to get pictures!

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The back is a Denyse Schmidt print from Joann’s.  The binding is my favorite shade of teal Bella Solid (but I can’t remember the color name!). 

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I quilted it with loopty loops and stuck it in the wash…it’s soft and crinkly and getting lots of use!

Cluck Cluck Sew, Churn Dash

Monday, November 4, 2013

Duck Egg Blue

Thank you so much for all the fabric love.  I’m so grateful to have such wonderful friends (even if you’re online!).  I’ve always felt such love and encouragement from you in this online space and I hope you know how much I appreciate it!

The winners of the Wallflowers giveaway are:

Jeannie Gan, Katie Ellis, Sarah Dull, and Robin…I emailed you ladies!! 

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I bought this little dresser at Goodwill downtown Seattle a few weeks ago.  I actually liked the way it looked before but it needed some sprucing up.

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This was my first time using Annie Sloan chalk paint.  There is a lot of info on the internet about Chalk Paint…but basically you don’t have to sand or prime and it leaves a matte almost chalk-like finish.

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I love almost everything about this paint.  I love the colors it comes in, love that you don’t have to sand, love that there was almost no odor so I could paint inside, love that it went along way…I used maybe 1/4 of the quart on this dresser, and love that it dried fast!

I don’t love the price (it’s almost $40 for that quart!), it’s only in boutique stores, and it really should have a topcoat over it to prevent watermarks/chips.  I put a water based polycrylic over the paint to seal it and make it durable…or wax works well too but is more labor intensive. 

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All in all I’m really happy with the result and I’m sure I’ll be using chalk paint a lot more…if only because I don’t have to haul the furniture into the garage and sand/clean/prime it before hand!

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Hope you all had a nice Halloween! 

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