Monday, August 31, 2015

Classic & Vintage Log Cabin

Classic & Vintage Logcabin quilt
One of my first quilts....and only hand quilted one......was a log cabin quilt. Fat Quarter Shop has created another Classic & Vintage quilt pattern. This pattern shows a neat way to make log cabin blocks. The patterns uses the Creative Grids Log Cabin ruler which I didn't have but I did have several different rulers that I was able to use.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Winter Wonderland Sew Along

Winter Wonderland Sew Along blocks
 Have you been following along with the fun during the #verysherrichristmas Winter Wonderland Sew Along with the Fat Quarter Shop. Keep reading to find out about the great giveaway I have!

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Friday, August 28, 2015

River Squares

The batiks in this quilt make me realize fall is just around the corner. Our weather has been perfect the last couple of days......it sounds like we have some 90 degree days coming up though.I just finished up this quilt for a special order. This is a lap quilt for a woman in a wheelchair. It is made with all batik fabrics and the size is 36 x 48.

Lap quilt made with batik fabrics
I used my River Squares pattern for this quilt and added one more row to make it a little longer. This pattern goes together fast and easy.....my favorite kind of quilt.
River Squares pattern
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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

American Eagle

Wood carved eagle on our deck
Look who finally made it out on to the deck! That is the wood carved eagle we bought in Minnesota in June. His perch was almost finished.
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Sunday, August 23, 2015

Giveaway and Summer in the Country

Giveaway prizes at Freemotion by the River
Welcome to my day on the Summer in the Country blog hop featuring Island Batik Ambassadors. This is my second year being an ambassador for Island Batik and I also design patterns for them. Island Batik is a wonderful company to work with! Today I have a tutorial for placemats that look great on a round table. If you don't have a round table just skip the part using the template.

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Saturday, August 22, 2015

Batik Table Topper

Island Batik table topper
I thought I would show you this table topper that I made out of Island Batik fabrics that will match the place mats I will be showing on my blog tomorrow.
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Friday, August 21, 2015

Summer Tote

my new tote bag
I finished up a new tote bag in summer colors but it will soon be time for fall colors! Our weather was absolutely beautiful yesterday, no humidity and a breeze.
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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Summer in the Country Blog Hop

Summer-in-the-Country-Participants

The Summer in the Country Blog Hop started Monday and you can see the entire list of bloggers taking part. Join us for a blog hop with the Island Batik Ambassadors! Each of our Ambassadors will be sharing a country-inspired project and a favorite summer recipe, and many will be hosting fabric and pattern giveaways too!

Island Batik has a fantastic giveaway going on with two bundles of beautiful batiks!

Here’s the schedule!
8/17 – Island Batik
8/18 – KISSed Quilts – Part 1
8/19 – Kauffman Designs
8/20 – Adele Mogavero
8/21 – MooseStash Quilting
8/22 – Pamela Quilts
8/23 – Freemotion by the River (me)
8/24 – The Patchwork Pearl
8/25 – Fun Threads Designs
8/26 – For Quilts Sake
8/27 – Lemon Tree Snippets
8/28 – Bejeweled Quilts
8/29 – Tamarinis
8/30 – KISSed Quilts – Part 2
8/31 – Beaquilter
9/1 – Purrfect Spots Designs
9/2 – Maria Michaels Designs
9/3 – Mary Mack Made Mine
9/4 – Made In Scraps
9/5 – Happy Cottage Quilter

You won't believe what I have been working on........I don't even believe it!! Lately it seems like I have been seeing tons of posts where people are......crocheting. Many, many, many year ago I crocheted all the time. My mom taught it to me before I ever learned to sew. All of my boxes of yarn and every single size of needle have been gone a long, long time......but I just couldn't resist any longer.
cotton thread for crocheting
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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Linky Tuesday

Linky Tuesday at Freemotion by the River
Today is Linky Tuesday!

Carole from From My Carolina Home has a beautiful Maple Star pattern that is a recipe on the Moda Bake Shop. Congrats Carole! Check out her blog post and get the free pattern! Thanks so much for sharing and also be sure to grab a featured button.

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Monday, August 10, 2015

Honky Tonk Table Runner

Honky Tonk Tablerunner Tutorial
Finished size - 14" x 32"

It is always fun to see what you can make with just a charm pack......do you have as many of them as I do?
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