Wednesday, June 21, 2017

HAVE THIS PATRIOTIC RUNNER CUT AND READY BEFORE THE NIGHT IS OVER USING YOUR ACCUQUILT GO!

This runner is so easy you can make this in one afternoon or evening after work.



Here is what you will need.

Accuquilt Go Rick Rack Die #55056
Star Die #55028
Strip Die 2 1/2" # 55017
Frixon pin
Fabric adhesive of choice - Heat N Bond was used here.
(always follow the directions on your fabric adhesive of choice)
Island Batik Fabrics were used on this runner

Background fabric (white) 12"x 36"
Red fabric for rickrack 11-1/2" x 21"
Blue fabric for stars 6" x 14"
1" strip 24" long (cut in half)
Binding - 2 1/2 strips 2 1/2" by width of fabric




  •  Cut out your background fabric 12" x 36".  Section off the runner 7 1/2" from each end. 
  •  Draw a line.  I don't know if you can see the grid I have drawn here?  Might have to zoom in
  • So you have sectioned off both ends 7 1'2" from the ends.  then draw a line down the middle of the middle section (6" should be the center)
  • Next draw 2" line on both sides of the middle line.
  • Then draw 2" from those lines.  You should have five lines for the rickrack.


           
Prepare both red and blue fabric by ironing your fabric adhesive of choice to the wrong side of fabric.
.Using your Accuquilt Go cutter, cut the rick rick out of the red.  
 Next cut your Stars out.
                         Place your rick rack down each line you have drawn.  Iron down.    
Next place your 1" strips 12 inches long across the raw edge ends of the rick rack (covering the raw edges)
Place your stars and iron down ( large star in the middle with the smaller ones to the side and up a little).
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You can either sandwich your runner (top, batting, backing) pin and then blanket stitch around all of the raw edges ( your quilting will be done at this point)  or you can blanket stitch the raw edges and then sandwich  and quilt as desired.
Binding and you are done.  All ready for Independence day!!       

Hope you enjoy this!                   



Tuesday, June 20, 2017

BUTTERFLIES IN MY ATTIC




If you saw the post below, you will know that these butterfly squares were found in my attic.


At first I thought they were raw edge applique but on closer inspection the person turned under the edges and did a zig zag stitch over the edges. 

Now just to quilt it?  

Thanks for all of your comments as to what I should do,  As you can see, I decided to just use the same fabrics.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

WHAT'S IN YOUR ATTIC? You show me yours and I will show you mine!!

If you have been reading my post, you will know that when we moved here we found a bunch of antique quilt squares in my attic.  

Here are some butterflies.  Whoever did this used the zigzag stitch.

......not that I don't have enough projects going on but I decided to put these together.



Here are the pink butterflies, there are five in each color.


The question is, do I do them all with the pink corners or do I use fabric that matches each butterfly.  I have 17 different color variation of the pink flower fabric.  

Do I stick with the pink only or try to match up the butterflies to the fabric?

Then....

Here is my finished "Accuquilt Go" doggie top.  


I am really amazed at how fast this went even with my grandson romping around my sewing room.

As mentioned before, the doggie squares are all Island Batik fabric.  I purchased this "Woof Woof" fabric a while back so I can't tell you where I brought it...sorry.

 I used Aurifil Thread #2318  2EQ......  I have to tell you that I am getting spoiled with this Aurifil thread, very little lint and I love the look of the blocks with the blanket stitch.  I also just sewed the squares together with the same thread.


Cute little doggie?

Speaking of Threads, did you get the notice that Superior Threads is getting rid of their Rainbow line  in favor of their Fantastico line?  I told you how much I love Fantastic threads.  Anyways they have discounted the Rainbow line....

Happy Father's Day to all of you Dad's out there!!!


Thursday, June 15, 2017

SHHHH!!!! IT IS A SECRET!!!!

I am pretty sure that the two people I am making these for do not read my blog but to be safe I am not naming who the first quilt is for.

Using my Accuquilt go doggie die and Island Batik Fabric  I am making a doggie quilt.






Now I know that my husband does not read my blog so I am making him a chicken quilt.

I got these from FAT Cat patterns, love love Sindy's patterns, using Island Batik Fabrics except for the background fabric.  I had purchased this fabric a long time ago with the intention of making another Chicken quilt.  


This is such a small picture but here is a chicken quilt I did in Amerika Samoa.


The hard part about this is I have to hide what I am doing from my husband.  He is always interested in what I am doing so when he slips off to bed I pull his quilt out.  I only have two ready to stitch so who know how long this will take.

Once again I have my grandson.  He really is pretty good about staying out of things.  I showed him the iron and said HOT HOT and ironed something and then after it cooled a second, still wanted it warm, put it up to his cheek so he would understand.  So while he was playing I got the doggie squares ready.



Monday, June 12, 2017

"MAKING HAY WHILE THE SUNSHINES" WINNER OF THE ISLAND BATIK CHARM PACK AND SUPERIOR THREAD.

Have you ever heard the saying "Making Hay While the Sunshines?" It means that you take advantage of the chance to do something while conditions are good.!

Conditions are good at Bejeweled's house so I am taking advantage of every spare minute.

Who knows what can happen tomorrow.

I finished my July Project for Island Batik!!

Yea Me!!

Here is a sneak peak.....(smiling here)




To be honest I had this project started a few months ago but was not intended for my July project but an ideal for Island Batik Quilt Market....hummmmm

I was a desperate gal...I had no more fabric from my 2017 box because

I used all of my Solstic Island Batik Fabric on my September project for Island Batik.

Yes, I planned ahead but not well enough....my September project just kept growing and growing.

Here is a sneak peak (laughing this time)



                         Here is another sneak peak of my september project... Beautiful fabrics.
                   Both projects I used my Accuquilt Go, sure makes light work especially for someone like                                               me who loves doing blanket stitch applique.


We keep our little grandson at least a week out of every month....

Here he is playing while I am trying to sew.



Life just does not get any better than that does it???

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The winner of the Island Batik Charm Pack and Superior Thread is:

Pamela and she said:
Your tuffets are absolutely delightful! I appreciated your engaging blog post too. Thanks for the fun!


Saturday, June 3, 2017

CURVALICIOUS QUILTS - ISLAND BATIK CHARM PACK AND SUPERIOR THREAD GIVEAWAY


The month of June is Curvavalicious Quilts for the Island Batik Ambassadors.


We were told we could do anything with curves so here goes.

For those of you that don't know, Jeanette, from Inchworm Fabrics is my sister.

Recently we moved our mother into a little trailer right off my carport so Jeanette came for a visit.

Glad she did because she was able to go through and get rid of a lot of clothes that my mother had collected through the years.

Anyways.....

We had discussed making something together for our June Island Batik project.

You know...two minds, twice the smoke.

She came up with the idea of tuffets.

How exciting....

for me it was...

So we scoured the internet and settled upon "Mini Tuffet Pinchsion" by Sew Colorful LLC, Sylvi Sealy.   just click on that link and it will take you to her craftsy site.





Oh yessssssssssssss


One evening Jeanette came in from my mother's and said...you wanna go to walmart and get supplies for the tuffets?  I said, sure...what time is it.  She said 7:30....why not, it is early still.

We got home at 11:30.....hummmmm  I said...Jeanette, thought it was 7:30 when we left...she looked at her watch and said...yes, 7:30 my time (Washington State time).  Needlesss to say we got a laugh out of that one.

  So we took off with our supply list.

We were able to get everything we wanted at Walmart to make small and larger tuffets.

 

Here is a larger one.  Jeanette is so smart...she just whipped up another pattern larger than the one given to us that enabled us to make us a larger tuffet.  Worked out great.




Don't you just love the tuffets???

We made the larger ones the next day while my grandson was running around the sewing room getting into stuff.  Were we crazy or what?

My mother did entertain the little buggar for us so we could finish up a few more.

Every so often he would come and go UP...Up...so of course, up he came and the work stopped.



                                                     Have you ever seen such a fun sight?


                                       She did the sewing and I did the stuffing, cutting, and gluing.

One thing that worked out good was making cardboard round pieces that matched the wooden pieces for the bottom.  We glued the fabric to the cardboard round piece, put the button on and and pulled it through,  then glued the wood circle over that so we could glue on the legs.  Worked perfect!


   I can only say how fun this was working with my sister and how clear the pattern was to follow.



                                   We gave one large one to our sister Beverly, it was her birthday.
                          Gave one small one to my mother and then we both got a large and small one.






                           This is what mine looks like right now..... No losing this pin cushion.


           If you want, go check out my sister's blog, she is having a giveaway and so I am.

Here is what I want to give away:



One Superior Threads Fantastico #5084 

One Island Batik Charm pack "BluShing Blooms"

It truly hurts to give these items away but why not share the fun  RIGHT????

I do love Superior Threads, I have used them numerous times and have even ordered from them, I just happen to have duplicate of the orange thread because I loved the Fantastico line so much that I ordered me some and then Island Batik sent me some of the same not knowing.

Now the Charm pack is loaded with vibrant delicious colors, if you can put delicious onto a charm pack?  Only a quilter will know and understand that comment.

Just leave a comment and do go and visit my sister.











Wednesday, May 31, 2017

MODERN QUILT FROM A YOUNG GIRLS PICTURE





                                                   This month with Island Batik 
                                                                      IS

                                           Modern Batik

                                                                  I already posted mine

                                                                   Here it is again.

               
                                                 


                                I actually had the design all laid out and blanket stitched on before I saw this cute                                                            young lady with her amazing picture.  (friends of the family)



I said to myself that I wish I had seen this before I did my design for the month.  Then.....I thought

                                                                 Why can't you do two?

                                                                  Life began to happen
                                                                   so I gave up on the idea....

                                                              Until a little window opened up

                                                              and gave me time.



                                         Here is my interpretation of her picture. (sorry about the upside down
                                                       Picture).



I am just waiting to put the binding on but can't decide what color.

Now you can not appreciate this picture unless you see it up close because
it is just a fun fun little quilt. 41" x 41".

I do hope that she will like it.


BELOW ARE THE ISLAND BATIK AMBASSADORS IF YOU WANT TO CHECK OUT THEIR MODERN QUILTS......these are some amazing ladies, very talented.

Desert Bloom Quilting
Freemotion by the River
Seams Like a Dream
Yellow Cat Quilt Designs
Quilting Affection Designs
Inquiring Quilter
Bejeweled Quilts
Sally's Quilting Corner
Inch Worm Fabrics
Kauffman Designs
Moosestash Quilting
Needle & Foot
Beaquilter
Cheryl Lynch Quilts
MaryMack's Blog
heARTs Creations
Kissed Quilts
The Quilt Rambler
Seams To Be Sew
Inspired Layers
Vicki's Crafts and Quilting
Masterpiece Quilting
Fun Threads
Meanderings Along Lizard Creek
Little Bunny Quilts
Webster Quilt
Sophie Junction
Kathy Kwilts and More
Slice of Pi Quilts