Thursday, June 22, 2017

Cool Treats

I came across this card on Pinterest from Libby Stamps.  Love the cones and the splatters.

Stamps:  Cool Treats, Swirly Bird

CS: VV, Peekaboo Peach, Crumb Cake

Ink: Crumb Cake, Peekaboo Peach, Dapper Denim

Misc.: Frozen Treats Framelits

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Daisy Delight


Stamps: Daisy Delight

CS:  Calypso Coral, Soft Sky, WW

Ink: Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight

Misc.: Silver thread, rhinestones, crochet trim, colored pencils, piercing tool, Dimensionals
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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Daisy Delight

Stamps:  Daisy Delight, Hardwood

CS: WW, Old Olive

Ink:  Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede, Pacific Point

Misc.: Daisy Punch, Natural Chevron Ribbon

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Daisy Delight

Stamps:  Daisy Delight, Tin of Cards

CS:  WW

Ink:  Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, VersaMark

Misc.: Gold EP, Dimensionals

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Trek Quilts

Several months ago I started working on the top quilt.  Things were pretty busy around here and it took me about 2 months to complete.  Both quilts are a Missouri Star quilt.  I can't think of the name of the second quilt right now.  The top one has a video tutorial HERE.  It is called Pinwheels on Point with Fence Rail.
The center block on this "orange" quilt is from the Moda Modern Building Blocks quilt.  The block is 36" finished.  I had started the top one before I was told that the quilts should incorporate the color assigned to the trek family.  The top family had beige so I used a beige inner border to use their color.  For the orange family I was able to use it as a focus on the main block and throughout 90% of the blocks on the quilt.
Both quilts measure 105.5" x 105.5".  Trying to keep costs down on these quilts I used scrap fabric and I bought over-sized flat king sheets for $15 each for the backing.  

I'm not a scrappy quilter but I do like how these turned out.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Scratch Board

This is simply a brag on my daughter.  The image on the right is a picture.  She used scratchboard to create the cat on the left.  I think it is the spiffiest thing I've seen in a while.  She has some serious talent with drawing, painting, colors, etc.  Just wanted to share.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Valentine Wall Hanging

I took an applique class at the end of January at the local quilt shop.  I want to make wall hangings for an area of the living room that has a lot of wall space.  I decided to make a Valentine wall hanging.  Things have been busy because I've been preparing a presentation but I decided to take a break and work on this.  I spent a week on this and it moved along swiftly in the beginning.  I thought I would have it done quickly.  Then came the applique part.  Preparing the pieces and stitching.  (I did the stitching after this picture.)  I seriously entertained not bothering with the heart border.  In the end, I'm glad I did it.  The funny part is, I didn't finish it until tonight.  I sewed on the sleeve on the back and had it hanging before I made dinner.  It is done.  I appliqued!  That class was worth it!

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Saturday Sampler

The 36" block on top, that is the one that I had so much trouble with the cutting.  I was so frustrated with myself.  This is two months of blocks.  My goal is to do the month we are supposed to and one month that I'm catching up on.  I should be caught up in March.

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Saturday Sampler

 At the end of December when the rush the holidays bring was settling down I finally looked to see what stamp stores are near me.  I looked at the website of the one that is closest to me and saw that they have a Saturday Sampler.  There was 20 minutes before they closed so I rushed over and inquired about it.  It turns out that this started back in October but someone had dropped so they had room for me.  I signed up then and there and went back Dec. 30th to pick up 3 months of fabric.

Let me tell you a couple of things about this.  I had agreed to sign up before I even knew what they were doing.  Part of this was I want to meet more people in the area.  I want to know the workers at the quilt shop that will hopefully be the one I frequent most.  I asked to see what we were making after I signed up and I wasn't excited. This is a modern quilt, I tend to lean toward traditional.  It is all solid fabrics.  I like prints.  I left thinking if nothing else, my kids will have a new quilt to cuddle under while they watch TV.

The first block I tried is ginormous!  It is 36".  I cut the fabric wrong and had to go to the shop to buy more.  They were gracious enough to cut me some slack and they gave me what I needed.  I don't make measurement errors when it comes to quilting.  If I've ever had to re-cut a piece it is because my ruler slipped and I didn't get a straight line.  I've bought boo boo kits for quilts and never needed them.  I came back home and kept working and don't you know I messed up again.  Gah!  I'm going to have to buy some fabric and you'll see that block this month.

The blocks above are what I need to have done to get my next 4 blocks of fabric.


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