Friday, August 28, 2015

Farm Girl Vintage Sew Along!!!

Yup, today is my day to share my block from the Farm Girl Vintage Sew Along hosted by Fat Quarter Shop!!  But you know I couldn't stop at just one block, right!!  All that adorable scrappy goodness just had to be made into this adorable Scrappy Strawberry Table Topper!!

I just love this fabulous Farm Girl Vintage book by Lori Holt!!!   The blocks are so much fun to make and how totally cute are they!!!  I love all of the fabulous layouts that Lori came up with too for all of these adorable blocks!!   Seriously, check out the Sew Along and see all of the fun blocks!!

Seriously, like I said, the blocks are so much fun to make!!  And I just loved using up some of my fabulous "candy" squares that I had from Market to make these strawberries super scrappy!!  There are so many fun lines represented in these 4 strawberries ;)

When it came time to quilt this I decided I wanted to do something fun in the middle of the table topper.  I used a compass to draw this fun little flower design and then filled in the rest of the background with cute Curly Q's.  I think they look like the vines that strawberries grow on.  So fun!!

And then to bind it, I used some binding bits left over from other projects.  I had never done binding on an angle that wasn't 90 degrees before so I was kind of making it up as I went, but it actually came out great, and I only had one corner that gave me a little issue.  Not to shabby ;)

And so now I can just enjoy this adorable Scrappy Strawberry Table Topper on my table.  I need to find a cute pink and green bowl to put in the center of it and fill it with fruits and berries ;)  Adorable!!

So, if you haven't checked out Farm Girl Vintage yet, go for it!!!.   It is 45 blocks of so, so, so much fun!!!!    And when you make your blocks, be sure to share them on social media with #farmgirlfridays.  I can't wait to see what you make up ;)

Have a Happy Quilting Weekend!!

Linking up this super fun Scrappy Strawberry Table Topper to Amanda's and Sarah's ;)
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Thursday, August 27, 2015

I'm Happy Quilting Today!

This morning I have been quilting away, and I probably will be this afternoon as well.   I just love days of quilting, quilting, and then some more quilting!!!  (although, I do admit, my wrists get sore, but it is worth it ;)  I started off with some Curly Q's this morning.  These are such a fun little design to do.  And they make a great little background filler.  So cute!!!

I finished up this little project this morning and I now I just need to add this adorable scrappy binding!!!  These are all leftover bits from binding other quilts.  They just make the cutests bindings for scrappy quilts ;)   I will be sharing this finished project tomorrow.  So excited!!!  Think Farm Girl Fun ;)

And then, it is off to do more quilting!!   I am thinking some straight lines for the next quilt.   Lots and lots and lots of straight lines.  Thank heavens for the Channel Locks on the Long Arm ;)

Have a Happy Quilting Day!!!
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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Scrappy Log Cabin Quilt Top

First off, a huge thank you to everyone that weighed in on their favorite layout for the 4th of July Scrappy Log Cabin Quilt.  The Stacked Squares was the overall favorite!!!  Isn't it just so much fun!!!  

After taking all of the original layout pics, I had to clean these blocks off the floor and finish up another project (more on that soon).  I always worry when I have to set something aside that doesn't have a deadline because I know that is how my WIP get numbered up.   So as soon as I finished the other mentioned  project done, I quickly laid these back out and got them all sewed up into a quilt top!!!

Don't you just love the way it looks from the angles.  So cool!!!  Now I just need to make up a quilt back and decide on some binding.   I am pretty sure I want to quilt it in wavy lines, so that it has kind of a "flat blowing in the breeze" kind of effect to it.   But, I have another project that has to be quilted first (deadlines) so this one will have to wait until next week.  But I am so gonna make sure it gets squeezed back in soon.

I can't wait to see it all done!!!   This has just been such a super fun swap!!!  I totally want to do another one now ;)
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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day!!!

It's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day . . . let's have some fun :)

First, we need to announce the winner from last weeks Terrific Tuesday Giveaway!!   The winner of the Farmer's Wife 1930s book  from  Bear Creek Quilting Company is . . .   Number #175 . . . Congrats Tammy Hutchinson!!!   I have emailed you :) 


And on to today's

Today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is being sponsored by Green Fairy Quilts.  Along with sponsoring the giveaway, Green Fairy Quilts has just celebrated 7 Years of being in business !!!  Huge congrats to Judi and Clint!!!  As part of the celebration, they are having a Huge Anniversary Sale off their already low prices.   Just enter the coupon code 7YEARS and check out to get even greater deals!!!!    And Green Fairy Quilts ships free in the US and discounted to international.  Sweet!!!

And today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is for a $50.00 Gift Certificate to Green Fairy Quilts!!!!! One lucky winner is going to have a fun shopping spree with that!!!!  

You have two entry chances, the second being optional, and please leave a separate comment for each.  All Entries are welcome, including International Entries.  Please just be sure to leave an email address if you are a no-reply blogger ;)  

ENTRY 1 - Simply leave a comment that tells me your favorite Fairy Tale??

 ENTRY 2 - Show your Green Fairy Quilts love.   You can follow them on BloglovinTwitterPinterestFacebook, or Instagram.  You can Sign up for their Newsletter which will ensure you catch all of their amazing sales, or you can visit the Shop and then share a favorite item ;)   Just be sure to leave a comment of how you showed your Green Fairy Quilt Love!!!

And that's it ;)  The giveaway will be open until next Tuesday, September 1st  when I will announce a winner at the beginning of next weeks Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Post :)
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Monday, August 24, 2015

Give It A Spin

One of my favorite things about designing quilts is seeing how little tiny changes can create an entirely new design.   This morning I was playing with some Half Rectangle Triangles in EQ7.  I started out with just putting them all in a line like this.


And then, I clicked on the Spin Tool (aka rotate tool, but I think spin sounds like more fun) and started to see what I could come up with.   And with just changing the orientation of the blocks, I found all these fun variation designs.

Variation 1

Variation 2

Variation 3

Variation 4

And of course, there are still a ton more designs that I could make!!  Isn't it just so amazing though how totally different they can look simply from spinning!!!  I always am just blown away how shapes work out that way.  So fun!!!  I could play for hours, but I really should start the laundry at some point, tee hee hee ;)

Incidentally, do you have a favorite layout from the options above??  It just might end up as a tutorial coming soon ;)
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