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.

Start 


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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Friday, August 21, 2015

Come Sew With Me in January!!!!

So, January just happens to be the month for retreats here in Utah.   I will be teaching 3 weekends at 3 separate retreats and I am so very excited!!!!  So if you happen to be in the utah area come January, maybe you want to come sew with me and some awesome quilting friends as well!!!

First up, January 6-9th is the Quilt St. George Retreat in beautiful (and still nice and warm in January) St. George!!!  I will be teaching 3 classes as well as doing a dinner Trunk Show all on friday the 8th ;)  It is going to be a super fun filled quilting day for sure !!!   Friday morning  I will be teaching my String of Pearls quilt from Irish Chain Quilts.   Then in the afternoon it's Two Paths Crossed, also from Irish Chain Quilts.   At dinner time, I will be doing an Irish Chain Quilts Trunk Show sharing all of the quilts from the book and having a super yummy dinner as well.  And finally, that evening I will be teaching my Summer Breeze quilt ;)  

        

         

Next, two weeks later, January 21-23  is Winter Quiltfest in Logan, Utah!!   This is my first time teaching at Quiltfest and I am so excited!!!!!!   Not only do I absolutely love teaching, but Jen Kingwell is one of their national teachers and I am hoping to squeeze in a class from her as well.  So fun!!!   On Friday, January 22nd I will be teaching 2 classes.  In the morning I will be teaching my Braided Irish Chain Quilt and in the afternoon I will be teaching my Petal Pop Quilt.   Both have lots of size options so you can totally make the project that fits you.



And finally, January 27-30th is the Cedar Chest Quilters Retreat in my home town of Cedar City!!!  I always love teaching, but there is something a little extra special about teaching at home ;)    I will be teaching 2 classes at this retreat.  On Thursday morning I will be teaching The Village Square from Irish Chain Quilts.   And then on Saturday afternoon, I will be teaching my In Your Neighborhood Quilt.   And I am so looking forward to the all-night sew, it is my favorite part of this retreat!!!



So ya, a whole lot of sewing fun come January!!!   Registration has just opened for all three of these retreats, so if you are interested, pop on over and check them out.  Ya, I am so looking forward to January!!!!


Have a Happy Quilting Weekend!!!

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