Sunday, November 22, 2015

Bag It Pouch

Batik Pouch
Have you ever started working on one project and then.....switch to another? That is what I did yesterday. Actually, I seem to do that quite a bit.
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Saturday, November 21, 2015

Desert Path Table Runner Tutorial

Desert Path Table Runner Tutorial
Last week.....before I got sick, I made a beautiful batik table runner and liked it so much....I had to make another one! I'm still not sure which one I like the best.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Flu Bug

I had planned on having a post up with the tutorial for this little wall hanging on Monday didn't happen
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Friday, November 13, 2015

Fall Drunkard's Path Table Runner Tutorial

Fall Drunkards Path table runner
Today I am doing a guest post on AccuQuilt's blog and sharing a tutorial for this fun table runner that would be perfect for Thanksgiving.

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Saturday, November 7, 2015

Fast and Easy Table Topper

I thought I would share a table topper with you that I just finished. Either that is a giant candle........or a teeny tiny table topper!!! The actual size is 10" x 18".
Pinwheel table topper tutorial
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Friday, November 6, 2015

Desert Rock Blocks

Drunkards Path in Batik
I've been making all kinds of Drunkard's Path blocks with a new group of batiks from Island Batik and the AccuQuilt GO! 4" Drunkard's Path die.

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Monday, November 2, 2015

October Review

October was a busy, busy month!!!

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Saturday, October 31, 2015

Trick or Treat

Closeup of quilting at Freemotion by the River
Happy Halloween and are you ready for the trick or treaters??
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Friday, October 30, 2015

Taking Classes

I just finished watching a Craftsy class by Joan Hawley called Zip It Up. I have made lots of bags but she has techniques and tips that make it unbelievably easy to make her bags. She makes it very easy to put in a zipper and......doesn't use a zipper foot!! I did learn that one of the things I don't do correctly is the pressing which gives it the professional look.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Nite Owls Blog Hop

Nite Owls Pillow Tutorial by Connie Kresin Campbell
I was tickled when asked if I would like to take part and work with a cute bundle of Nite Owls fabric by Judy Hansen. I don't know about you but.....I love owls.....especially cute ones!
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Monday, October 26, 2015

Candy Corn Tutorial

Since Halloween is almost here I thought I would share this table topper tutorial that I made a couple Halloweens back. Candy corn and scary black cats......perfect! My granddaughters love to put this out for Halloween.
Tutorial for a Candy Corn Centerpiece at Freemotion by the River
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Saturday, October 24, 2015

Stash Additions

Clear Lake Iowa a little windy
The day before we came home from our trip to Minnesota, we stayed in Clear Lake, Iowa.This picture was taken along the lake. We would have loved to go out on the ferry but it was closed.

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Friday, October 23, 2015

Halloween Haunts 2015

Today I am taking part in the Halloween Haunts 2015 blog hop that is hosted by Marian Pena from Seems to be Sew.
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Thursday, October 22, 2015

Feathered Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope Quilted Wall Hanging outside with pumpkins
I finished up my Kaleidoscope wall hanging.
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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

SR Harris in Minnesota

Rayon embroidery thread
Last week we headed to Elk River, Minnesota to spend time with Builder Bob's mother and celebrate her 95th birthday with family. Everyone said to make sure we stopped at SR Harris Fabric in Burnsville, MN so of course we did.
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Saturday, October 17, 2015

Halloween Haunts 2015

Looking for a Halloween wall hanging? You might enjoy my Kitty Kitty pattern.
Halloween Kitty Kitty
Which is also a Christmas wall hanging. This pattern has a full size applique pattern 
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Friday, October 16, 2015

One more Tuscany Table Runner

Here is one more table runner made using the Tuscany Sun batiks which are part of Island Batik's new Fall/Winter collection.

Tuscany Sun Table Runner out on the deck
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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Tuscany Sun Table Runner

table runner made with Island Batik fabrics
Here is the table runner that I made using the Island Batik Tuscany Sun collection that is part of Island Batik's new Fall/Winter collection.
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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

You Can Quilt It Blog Hop

Quarter Square Triangle blocks made with Tuscany Sun by Island Batik
Welcome to my day on the You Can Quilt! Building Skills For Beginners Blog Hop.
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Monday, October 12, 2015

Halloween Quilt

Several years ago I made the cutest little Halloween quilt from fabrics my daughter had bought. I thought there might be some of you who never saw it and would enjoy a fast and easy quilt to make. You can find the tutorial here.
Eerie Alley quilt at Freemotion by the River
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Saturday, October 10, 2015

Quilting Flower Fields Kaleidoscope

I am quilting my Flower Fields Kaleidoscope wall hanging that I showed you here and I can't wait to get it finished. This was made using Kaleidoscope Kreator 3 and Island Batik fabrics.

Kaleidoscope Kreator 3 with Island Batik fabrics in quilt
I washed the fabrics to remove some of the sizing that was on the fabric sheets..
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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Leaf Pattern

Patterns by Judy Niemeyer
Yesterday I spent some time going through my patterns. I have several of Judy Niemeyer's beautiful paper piecing patterns, I have watched her video and I have no idea why I haven't made at least one.

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Monday, September 28, 2015

Red Moon

My design wall is behind my door in my quilt room and since the door is always open......I forget what is back there. This is a batik flower I made some time ago using leftover Budding Blooms batiks from Island Batik, the yellow turned out to be too pale so I never finished it. Now I am thinking about either thread painting it or maybe painting with my Inktense pencils. Or maybe I should do a color wash on the background. What do you think? The flower on the right was enhanced in Photoshop.

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Friday, September 25, 2015

Medallion or Mandala

I should have had this post up about two hours ago but.......I got distracted......does that happen to you?? I'm going to blame it on Debbie from Stitchin' Therapy as she does a blog post on Friday called Friday Finds and what caught my eye was the link to Hammered Leaves Art by Bloom, Bake & Create. I somehow missed the link to the Hammered Leaves but........I had so much fun reading Lynda's blog and time just flew by!
Medallion designs with stencils
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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Celestial Star in Batiks

Celestial Star in batiks from Island Batik
Well I finished up my block and just made it into a small wallhanging that is about 18 inches square.

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Monday, September 21, 2015

Flower Fields Kaleidoscope

sewing the four sections together
I worked on the Kaleidoscope design that I showed you the other day. I had printed it out on four different pieces of fabric and now it was time to sew them together.

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Friday, September 18, 2015

Lots of projects

This week I have worked on several different things but nothing is finished that I can show. I printed out something new with Kaleidoscope Kreator 3, if you missed my first post about it you can find it here. I wanted to create a design that was larger than 8.5 x 11 inches so I printed it as a poster design. For some reason I had a little trouble with this and wrecked 2 prints but finally I have the 4 prints that I need. Now to just put them together!

working with Kaleidoscope Kreator 3
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Monday, September 14, 2015

Scattered Origins

Scattered made with Origins by BasicGrey
The other day I received a email from someone asking if a Layer Cake could be used with my Scattered pattern. I emailed back and said I thought so, it would just have a different look with all of the different fabrics.

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Friday, September 11, 2015

Modern Trees

Pine Trees runner
This design makes me think of some kind of modern pine trees covered in snow. If you look at the green just looks like something abstract. It makes a fun design for a table runner out on the deck. The size is 15 x 25.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Trail Marker

Iggy with Trail Marker runner
It was a little chilly this morning but I can keep Iggy warm. Time really seems to fly by.....I say that all the time! Last January I did a review of a Fons & Porter book called Scrappy Fat Quarter Quilts for Martingale and started two different quilts. The quilts I started were Barbed Wire and Trail Marker. You can read my post about them here.

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