Thursday, April 3, 2014

Tutorial For Newbee quilt bee hive #8 April

The block I've chosen is called "Road to Oklahoma" this one will be done in 4 colours and be a 12" finished block size:

The first step is to gather the fabrics,

please use 1 white or white on white fabric (A) and 3 "rainbow" coloured fabrics (B,C, and D)

Secondly cut your fabrics

From fabric A cut a strip 3.5" x 15"

From Fabric B cut another 3.5" x 15" strip

From fabric B cut (2) 3.5" squares

Also from fabric B cut (2) 4.5" squares

From fabrics C and D cut (1) 4.5" square each

Also from fabrics C and D cut (1) 3.5" square each

You should have these pieces now

Sew the 2 strips together and then sub-cut into (4) 3.5" sections

Sew the sections together into (2)           4-patch units and set 

Next sew your half square triangles
Place one of your larger squares of fabric B on top of the larger square fabric C and mark a diagonal line from corner to corner. Sew 1/4" on either side of the line cut down the center, on the marked line. then press and trim down to 3.5" the HSTs and repeat with the other square and fabric D

Sew these together with the 3.5" squares to form the star points

Join the 4 sections making sure the white chain runs along the block

Admire your work! You did an awesome job!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Time for a bucket list

Quite a few people are posting quilty bucket lists over at the tilted quilt and i thought i'd join in and think about what quilts i'd really love to make.

first is Jen Kingwell's "gypsy wife" quilt

secondly is a McKenna Ryan quilt. I absolutely love "dog park"

third I'd love to make a road to Oklahoma quilt but have it be very colourful almost a rainbow version

Head on over and see what's on other people's lists and maybe plan you own!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Teal triangles

This week I was working on HSTs for my "love is like a butterfly" quilt for the rainbow scrap challenge at the so scrappy blog

Here they are in the middle of being pressed but not yet trimmed. 

I was also working on some teal triangles this week for a center for a round robin quilt. I made mine using a paper piecing pattern.

Happy quilting!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

A pair of blocks and a pair of labs

Thought I'd start out showing the quilt I made for Doll Quilters Monthly for February as it was received by my partner. It's called "All you need is..."

I had a really hard time with the theme which was love letters until my dad came up with using this statue. See it helps to surround yourself with clever people. ;)

This week So Scrapy  unvailed March's colour for the rainbow scrap challenge. Much to my excitement because it's teal/ aqua!   I got started straight away on this one because I've tons of it (no real surprise to me).

I got some charms together for my "charming rainbow" quilt and discovered some charms reading more blue and some more green so I split them up and made 2 blocks

And here they are together as they will be in the quilt

And today my sewing room is filled with lazy dogs… it's a cold and gloomy day here in Omaha


 And Buttermilk

Happy quilting!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

What a long strange trip it's been

This week for the rainbow scrap challange at so scrappy 
I made a pink scrappy trip block

Well I must have liked it cause I made 3 more
All featuring at least a little pink

I also squared up my HSTs for my" love is like a butterfly" quilt

And here they are all packed up with their blue brothers 

Happy quilting!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Yep, more pink

This week for the rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy I worked on a block for my "charming rainbow" quilt this time with dark pinks

And here it is sewn to the light pink block from last week

And for those who liked my carousel horse  here she is all completed and on her frame

Happy quilting!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Top most spoiled cat ever

Last night I finished up "Jack's Jack" a Union Jack quilt for Jack the Lad, our cat.

And being put to use

Boy does he have me trained :)