Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Perfect 10 Tuesday





It's Perfect 10 Tuesday people!
I get to sew along again this week

I am having serious fun with the 
Perfect 10 Sew Along blocks!
They are super fast and easy!



This one is the Coconut Block... 
which starts out like a churn dash block...
but then a fun little twist, and wha-la, you 
have a whole new block!


This little cutie pie is my youngest 
grand little! I am just adding her in new
"in the pumpkin patch" photo in
for fun!
You might already know this about me... but I 
am not a gadget kind of gal.
However... I am in love with my new ruler...
and I can't believe I have lived without this...
why didn't anyone make a Perfect 10 ruler before?!?
If you buy layer cakes... you will love it! 
I am not kidding. It's my new favorite ruler!



This is the Buttered Pecan block... see how easy it is?
(sorry for the early morning shadows)

Shop Perfect 10 Products HERE!

It's not to late to join... come sew along with us!

Each Tuesday we will be making
two new blocks.
Check out my quilty friends to see their versions of the blocks!
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

A Perfect Day... Perfect 10!

Look what was just released!
A new book by It's So Emma!

Perfect 10 Quilts Book It's Sew Emma #ISE-926

Yes, I would say this is a Perfect 10!

Full Perfect 10 Sampler Made with Guest Room by Kristyne Czepuryk

Do you have a layer cake?
Want to quilt along?

You can get the book from Fat Quarter Shop along with the ruler
and get started in no time!

There are 16 complete quilts in the book...
and this Quilt Along hosted by
Fat Quarter Shop is
designed to make a sampler 
quilt from the blocks 
of each of the 16 quilts.


Here are my 2 blocks for Week 1

 Banana Block and Birthday Cake Block
I have a few Layer Cakes that would 
work but I decided that
I would buy a LC for this project...
I am using the new line of fabrics
 by A Quilting Life,
Clover Hollow.

The Quilt Along is to start today and will run for approximately 8 weeks, ending December 4th

Here are the other Bloggers who will be Sewing along!


 Cynthia of Dream Quilt Create
Gina of Thread Grafitti
Jennie of Porch Swing Quilts
Sinta of Pink Pincushion (me)


Be sure to get your supplies so you can start HERE:

 Perfect 10 Book and Perfect 10 Ruler

I think this is such a great ruler for
 all your Layer Cake projects!

What fabric would you use to start a 
Perfect 10 quilt?




Friday, September 28, 2018

What's In Your Scrap-Basket?

If you have a scrap basket...

then I am sure you have one or two of Kim Brackett's books!

Magnolia Bay Quilts is Kim's blog and I invite you to go over 
to see what her newest and best book yet is all about!

I have a few of my favorites from Scrap-Basket Bounty
 here...
starting with the cover quilt!


This one really sends me over the moon!
Now, I have to say that Kim's instructions 
for the blocks in this book
are all about taking one block and rotating it and
getting different designs when you do that!
So, the 16 quilts you see in the book offer 2 additional
arrangements and 3 different
settings... and a bounty of options!

It's called Honeysuckle!
I think the movement and the colors are wonderful. 
(all photos are by the wonderful Brent Kane)

Here is another favorite... Dazel! 


Martingale - Scrap-Basket Bounty (Print version + eBook bundle)

and this one is such a fun rail fence style block with a plus!!!


and this is Falling Stars... I am making a wish right now!
I think this is my most favorite "favorite"!
Her book is published by Martingale Publishing and you 
can also find it at Amazon.

I really think Kim is  the go-to person for
Scrap intervention!
Really.


Thursday, September 27, 2018

Revisiting Autumn

One of the answers I have 
for a "security question" 
is FALL.
The question is...
"what is your favorite color"?

Don't you agree?


Last year I teamed up with Thelma...
to make a "Fallville" version of Summerville...
which we had both made before.
I think Thelma even made a Holiday version of the pattern too.

We had a lot of fun with the planning of the quilts...
but now 
there is an actual
 pattern for making them 
and
you don't have to over
 think the whole thing!



I used my scraps left over from the quilt 
below to make this one!

Image of Winterville - PDF pattern

This is the Winterville version...
it's really cute. I love those trees and snowflakes!

Another quilt I made a year or so ago...
 and is still in the queue
is another 
Thimble Blossoms pattern 
from 
Camille's Fresh Vintage book...
which I think everyone should have on their bookshelf!


This year I have worked
 on a couple of neglected 
fall projects from last year...

Figgy pumpkins and the one below is
from Lori Holt's Farm Girl Vintage book and
the crow was an add on pattern.



I just got Lucy back from 
my Long Arm Quilter...

and I am preparing the
 binding for it now...
here is a little peek of it.


I hope to get the binding on over the weekend...
and then I will show a full picture of the quilt!

I am so ready for fall... it remains in the 90's 
here in my area. 

I think I can slip in maybe one more small seasonal 
project  before I start thinking about ...
dare I say it?


Christmas!



Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Fresh Changes



The weather has calmed down this week.
I have to say that this was my least 
favorite summer EVER.

The temperatures were near or above 100 all
summer long!
Who can have any fun in that...
especially when fun includes quilting!
I am sure it's some kind of oxymoron.
Like golfing in the snow.
It just does not go together.

That being said...
(thank you for letting me vent)

I am putting a wrap on my summer sewing.


I finished up my Jello Squares quilt from
Sherbets & Creams booklet by Fig Tree & Co.
It's the third quilt I have made from the booklet.
I had intentions of making the Watermelon quilt...
but I guess I will be saving it 
for next years' Figgy Summer Sewing!


I used a bunch of leftover fabrics in this along
with a honey bun of Sundrops by Corey Yoder for Moda.

I really had fun with this one! 



Then I moved on to doing a little painting
with Miss Mustard Seed milk paint.
I have been collecting milk and chalk paints and pondering
what piece of my furniture will get painted in which color!
It is a dilemma! 
While I think about the other items... 
I decided that this weather vane could just be white.

My home could use a fresh look with the
 fresh change of season.

I also need to pull out an unfinished fall 
pumpkin quilt project...
That will be next on my agenda. 
Are you ready for a fall project too?

OH...
are you still wondering about that cute little puppy?
That is Max!
My SIL just got him and I am so thrilled
to have a sweet little puppy to play with!


Monday, August 13, 2018

Fig Tree Summer Projects


First of all, 
I had a little makeover here on the blog.
It was way overdue for a change... 
but it was proving to be a little over my patience level...
so I enlisted some help.
It's a bit of an
 improvement... right?





I was able to make this kit up over the past week.
I had purchased it from Fig Tree and Company
at Pacific International Quilt Show last year... 
and felt the urge to get it made!
I bought another kit from FT there also...
a Christmas quilt, so I think that one will be working it's way 
onto the agenda soon.

I have to tell you that I struggled with those two scissor blocks.
OMG I was challenged!
 But they were so worth the effort.
I want to make one more... and make it into a little supply bag.



This little one here was a complete impulse
project, which I saw on Instagram.
It was so cute... and I just happen to be working with
1 1/2" strips, so I diverted my attention
to get a little version made, but I 
totally intend on whipping up 
another larger mini of these fabric stacks!



This is my latest 
Sherbets and Creams Summer project.
I finished Popsicles and now it's 
Jello Squares! 
I had scraps left over from the quilt in
the first photo... and a honey bun of
Corey Yoder fabrics already in my stash.

I think I will be able
to squeeze in the Watermelon Quilt next before
summer ends! 

And the thought of summer being over 
makes me very happy!
I am over the heat and the smoke...
summer use to be fun...
being at the lake, having BBQ's...








Saturday, August 4, 2018

Spelling Bee Finale!


I have had such an amazing week...
but what I really want to share with you 
is... 


Wednesday, July 18, 2018

I'm Ready for Sherbet and Air Conditioning

I thought I would just pop by and say hello!
My summer has been crazy busy... 
but 
I think my summer will start to quiet down now.

I have managed to sew a little bit here and there
but as of last weekend... I had to declare my sewing
room "uninhabitable"!


Saturday, May 26, 2018

Spelling Bee Saturdays: the letter Z



I am back on the school bus
again this week for the next 
(and last) letter
in the alphabet!

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Spelling Bee Quilt Along: Uppercase "Y"


Good morning sweet people!

I always feel like jumping out of bed on
Saturday's during the 
Fat Quarter Shop
Spelling Bee Sew Along!

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Spelling Bee Sew Along: the letter X



Good morning!
Today is my stop on the
I hope you have been following along!
If you haven't,
 it's not too late to start! 
Today is week 31 and my letter is Capitol X...
like Xylophone! 
Or X marks the spot!!

Monday, April 30, 2018

Scraps

Yes, it's so true... scrap happens!

I have been up to my ears in a messy sewing room...
I was left no choice but to stop and do some deep cleaning!

In order to organize... or re-organize, I had to really 
pull everything out of the "swing closet" and 
decide what must go and what could stay.


Which, on the bright side, led to some fun discoveries.
On the not so bright side... was that those discoveries often
were unfinished projects! Ug!


Luckily this book came out in the neck of time!
Do you have a copy yet?


I love love love the cover quilt!

I was inspired to take some 
"saved scraps" of half-square-triangles
from my Lella Boutique Open Heart Quilt
and turned those quickly into a mini!



It didn't take long at all!


Here is the Open Heart quilt



These sweet little basket blocks were another "find".
I had some sashing fabrics handy and whipped 
this into a cute mini... 
it made me feel better that I didn't just toss them out.



Okay, excuse the non edited photo... 
but this is a mixture of not 1 not 2, but 3
unfinished (in various stages) projects!


Coincidentally I used Lori Holt fabric in all three projects.
It was actually a happy coincidence...
because when I put them all together and started to 
arrange them... they played well together!
I am adding a border around the smaller blocks now, then
I just need to sew the rows
 together and I have one finish! 




I hope to get back to this one soon...
I took a class from the sweetest 
blogger/Instagram friend...

This is her pattern: My Swedish X.

This is a great introduction into using solid fabrics.
And it's great to pull scraps from your stash~
I am having fun with it! I have about 68 blocks to go...
but it will come together in its own time.

Anyway... back to Lissa's book...

There are lots of super cute projects in it and I can't wait
to make them!


These will be #1 and #2!

(photos by Brent Kane)


(adorable little one here)
You can find the book at Martingale Publishers here.

Thanks for stopping by!




Thursday, March 29, 2018

I'm Thinking Cake!



I don't think I have shared this quilt yet.

I think I made it in January.

I just sent it to my LAQ  along with  
another quilt...



Both of these quilts were made using the 
tablet of specially marked papers
by Miss Rosie's Quilt Company
and 


this book by It's So Emma.

I really enjoyed making my quilt for the
 quilt along using those batik fabrics!

I'm kind of in a lull right now, deciding what 
to make next...
and I did purchase a couple of new Layer Cakes...
so I thought...
"perfect"!
There isn't a pattern in this book that I don't like...
I'm sure you have seen 
the sweetest quilt along by Fat Quarter Shop
where a dozen or more bloggers have shared their quilts...


Here are a few of my favorites!


This is one of the tablets you can choose from
to make these quilts...

You can see more of the quilts at Jolly Jabber
#cakemixquiltalong
You can find all the links at this post of mine.

If you click on the link above
you can find the fabulous blogs 
where you will see these quilts...


I couldn't even begin to put these in order of
favorites.



Do you love these as much as me?


Anyway, I was about to order another 
tablet or two and thought I would share
today's obsession with you!

Let me know if you have made one of these quilts from 
the Cake Mix Book or tell me which one you like, 
to help me decide!


Enjoy your day!