Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Row by Row Week #6: Quilting as you go~


 Welcome back to my Cabin Row by Row Quilt Along!  Today's post marks the half way point!  Yippee!

I thought I’d take this week to show how I’m putting the rows together and quilting them. 



As stated earlier, I put my 8 12" blocks together in a row.


Next I cut my batting, 15"x WOF, then sewed them together for the backing.


I cut my batting 17" X 100" and layered the three fabrics on my counter to create the sandwich.


Changed my #14 needle to a #18 for the quilting.


Rolled the edges.  Yes, it was a bit bulky at first :)




I kept the quilting simple, basic in the ditch quilting.





There are several QAYG tutorials on the internet.  I’ve used this one for years:



It’s fun, easy to understand and a great tutorial~I'll be trying it out again this week, only putting a couple of really long rows together!  Fingers crossed!!!

Next week, block #5…half way there, folks!

Have fun~



Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Row by Row Week #5: Maple Leaf


Welcome back to my Cabin Row by Row Quilt Along!

Remember, all comments will get their name into a drawing at the end of this QAL~

Back to easy, peasy.  A 12” Maple Leaf block:






The tutorial for this block is HERE.  This is a super easy way to put together a 12" maple leaf!  In fact, I did up all 8 that I needed for this row!


I also found time this past week to put together my two house/pine tree rows.  I'm super pleased with how they turned out!!


The Sawtooth Star row from week #2 is all quilted!  I'm looking forward to quilting these houses and trees this weekend!

Next week, I plan on sharing pictures of my quilting on this project and my quilt as you go method.  I'm hoping to start putting this together~

In the meantime, have fun~



Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Row by Row Week #4: Houses

Row by Row Week #4:  Houses

Welcome back to my Cabin Row by Row Quilt Along!  Remember, all commenters will get their name into a drawing at the end of this QAL~

This week I’ll be putting together this House block in a variety of fabrics:




This is a bit more timely and difficult…but I’m loving how it’s coming out!!  Unfortunately, I was not able to find a 12" house block that I liked for this quilt, so I decided to draw my own up on graph paper.

No tutorial, but here's how I put the block together:




I've decided I’ll mix the House and the Pine Tree blocks together for two rows.  In all honesty, I started putting the row of trees together and they were not working for me.  Once I mixed them up with a couple of houses I finished, it looked much more pleasing to the eye!  



 So, this week I'll be creating two rows of houses and trees for the quilt~


Have fun~

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Row by Row Week #3: Pine Tree Block

Welcome back to my Cabin Row by Row Quilt Along! 

The second block I’ve chosen to tackle for this project is this 12” Pine Tree Block:



It went together pretty easy…basically sewing the strips together without too much trouble.

The tutorial for this block is HERE.



This week I also had the time to put my Sawtooth Star row together.  I discovered that 9 blocks is just going to be too wide for my bed (what was I thinking??)  So, I've adjusted my quilt pattern to be 8 blocks by 8 blocks.


Remember, all commenters will get their name into a drawing at the end of this QAL~


Have fun~

Monday, July 7, 2014

Beejeebers~ June & July 2014


for Lindsay~


for Jan~

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Row by Row Week #2: Sawtooth Star


 Welcome back to my Cabin Row by Row Quilt Along!  Thanks for all the wonderful comments from last week!  Remember, all commenters will get their name into a drawing at the end of this QAL~

I’m starting out easy J  The first block for this project is the Sawtooth Star:




This, of course, this goes together quickly and looks great!!

The tutorial for this block is HERE.

One down…eight to go!  I'm hoping to complete all the blocks this week.

I picked up my sweet sewing machine Saturday...all tuned up and ready to go on this project!


Have a fun and safe Independence Day~

Sunday, June 29, 2014

believe @ do. good stitches

I am quite excited that it is my turn to create a fabulous charity quilt over at believe @ do.good stitches group over on flickr!  Each month I make 2 blocks for the charity quilt of the hostess' choice.  July 2014 it's my turn!

I’ve decided on a relatively simple block, Square in a square, done in purple, blues and aqua! I’ve made up a couple of samples based on this tutorial:

http://www.thesometimescrafter.com/free-tutorials/PatchworkSquareinaSquare.pdf

This tutorial makes a standard 12.5" block.  The scrappy squares are 2.5”.  This is super easy, super scrappy and super fun to make!

I'm asking members to make two 12.5" blocks in purple, blue and aqua. I’m using Kona white for my center block and the inside border, because that is what I have on hand, however, any nice white fabric will be fine.

Here's my inspiration mosaic:



And here are my blocks:




So, go forth and do good!! Let me know if you have any questions.



Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Week #1: Rustic Cabin Row by Row Quilt~and a giveaway

Hello and welcome to my very own little quilt along~

Today marks the day I begin my husband's birthday present {he turns the big 50}  He wants a rustic, cabin like feel quilt for our bed.  Our room is the final room in our little cabin to get renovated.  Currently, he's building me a huge (14 x 8) walk in closet!  He'd like a quilt without all the bright flowers and bright colors that I like.  Something more 'manly'.  {He actually showed me pictures. lol}


My hubby and I on a cruise last winter~

Okay.  It's the least I can do!  So...his birthday is September 5th....that's 12 weeks away.  A little bit of a crunch, for sure.  I look at it as a challenge!  And why not make it fun.  I'll be posting my progress each Wednesday on this soon to be fabulous quilt.  I plan on including links to the blocks, processes, etc....that I choose to include in this quilt.

So...Week #1 begins with the planning, since you have to begin somewhere {and I took my sewing machine in for a tune up on Monday - won't be ready for a week}

Here's some of the idea's I've jotted down:


I want the blocks to be 12" or 6", so I've decided on 8 rows of 9 blocks.
The quilt will be approximately 96" x 108"  King Size~

And some fabric.
{I've been collecting it for some time, as I knew this was coming}


Some other row quilts:





A little inspiration:






The Giveaway:  Leave a comment on a post and your name will go into a bucket for a drawing at the end of the quilt along! {September 2014}  Leave a comment each week....12 chances to win.  What you ask?  Hmmm....that's in the works but I guarantee it will include fabric!

This is quite a challenge...I'm up for it!  Afterall, I've been training for over 30 years!  lol

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Olivia's Graduation Quilt

A few years ago, I started a tradition....Niece #1 graduated from
high school and I made her this:
 

A Musical Rainbow {for Celeste}

Niece #2 wanted school colors...she's now a tar heel:


Hannah's Stars

This year it's Niece #3's turn.  She is also my Goddaughter~
She wanted a quilt made out of her t-shirts:









T-Shirt Love for Niece #3.
She gets it today~