QUILTMAKERS 100 BLKS VOL 10 – WHO KNEW WE’D COME THIS FAR!

16 Nov

WELCOME TO ALL! ESPECIALLY QUILTMAKER’S 100 BLOCKS VOL 10 BLOG TOURISTS!

Copy of 2014 BUNNY-GO-ROUND VOL 10

      BLOCK #957  /  PAGE 47

       BUNNY-GO-ROUND

        Being a sampler geek, I love looking through stacks of block books, and dissecting the blocks.   I was doing just that when part of a block reached right off the page and this fun ditty is the result.

       I particularly like that bunnies can be made without the use of applique.   (Note:  if block used for baby quilt, please stitch the eyes instead of using buttons)

P- 1 BLOCK

 

    ONE-BLOCK HOORAH

      I heard a quilter say they wanted a wall hanging for t-shirts. And voila’ !   This is a BONUS pattern.  The 12″ finished block is just right for one t-shirt (for your office or a college dorm room) AND for any block from QUILTMAKERS 100 BLOCKS issues! What a party!

2014 MAYFLWER 1 BLOCK

 

 

 

   Here is my MAYWOOD BLOSSOM   (Block #137   Vol 2) dropped into the ONE BLOCK HOORAH setting.   I love it!

 

 

 

Copy of 2014 NEXT EXIT

 

      NEXT EXIT

   QUILTMAKER  / SEPT-OCT 2014   issue

       And once again, I was dissecting a sampler block that I designed, and the corner of the block “reached out”.  After several doodles on the graph paper, this quilt was born.  Promptly went out and bought new fabrics and made a quilt top, photographed it, and submitted to Quiltmaker.

       They accepted the design, sent me lovely new batiks and here’s the prize!    Quiltmaker also teamed up with the  ACCUQUILT die numbers for Accuquilt users.  Fabrics are beautiful batiks Bali Handpaints and Striped Blender both from Hoffman California Fabrics.

     I’m sure you can still run right out and get your very own copy of this issue.

NEW PATTERNS – Scroll down to previous posts and check out new patterns fresh from market !

Be sure to continue the QUILTMAKERS 100 BLOCKS VOL 10 blog tour this week, and check out news from the other block designers. 

Thank you Quiltmaker – I’m so very blessed to have blocks in Vol’s 2-3-5-8-9-10 !!!

Leave a comment, and win your very own copy of QUILTMAKERS 100 BLOCKS VOL 10.

Blessed Thanksgiving to all,    and Joyful Stitching!

 

 

QUICK BABY QUILT, AND A LOOK TOWARDS SPRING………….

15 Nov

P-SPRING 2

        SPRING 2   (spring squared)

             You might  recognize this block as #744 in QUILTMAKERS VOL 8.

             This quick project is 22″x22″, and is a “mini-pattern”.

            At some point when the muse strikes, there will be a larger quilt project made with this block.

            Very easy applique for beginners, or anyone.

 

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         4-PATCH SLIDER

              This 44″x60″ is an optimum use of a novelty print, and large enough to go from “baby” to “toddler” quilt.    It’s also a “mini-pattern”.

             Pattern includes instructions for scrappy 4-patches, or 2-color layout.

 

 

 

NEW PATTERNS! OCTOBER SHOP HOP AND HOUSTON MARKET

15 Nov

P-CENTER STAGE

    I found this yummy soft green/tan batik and had to design a way to show it off.   Large squares are cut at 10″, so a “layer cake” could be used also.

     Great for any style fabrics, and novelty prints.  So very adaptable for any print, for your favorite guy or college student.

      CENTER STAGE  was actually “center stage” at local shop hop (pictured below)  I was honored when Lisa displayed the quilt on the bed at Picket Fence Quilt Co.

       NEW LOCATION:   Be sure to visit PICKET FENCE  at their new location in Wichita, at Central and Ridge Road.   Loads of parking makes it a breeze to come in and find more fabric goodies!

 

2014 CTR STG DISPLAY

      P-ZIP LINE

    ZIP LINE  is just right for a Jelly Roll or a Bali Pop.  It actually uses 38 (2-1/2″) strips.   The set I used for this model is “Tidepool”.  

      I’ve seen this week some new strip sets in lovely colors called by the names of birds:   Lorikeet, Hummingbird, and Cockatiel.   My, they’re so pretty and just waiting to “fly” into this quilt!

       And don’t forget it would make a great scrappy quilt from your stash.

 

 

P-CTR STAGE TPR

 

 

         CENTER STAGE TOPPER is the same concept as above CENTER STAGE quilt, but is 31″x31″, making a jiffy quick holiday topper or wall hanging with a great print.

          For shop hop, Lisa at PICKET FENCE chose some lovely fall prints for their model.

 

 

P-SPLIT LOG CABIN

 

 

        SPLIT LOG CABIN is my take on the log cabin block, use 1/3 yard cuts.  Strip piecing the print and the background make a very quick job of the “logs” for these approx 18″ blocks. 

       Again, adaptable for shades of your favorite color, or seasonal colors.   A stash-buster too.

        And it gets better!   With left-overs from log-cuts, YOU can design your own projects (placemats, a tablerunner, etc)    I chose to assemble them in one project (approx  42″ x 43″)SPLIT LOG 034

 

 

 

 

 

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     HOUSTON 2014 

         Here’s a peek at my booth at market.  My, my!   That 10′x10′ space gets small really quickly.

 

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      Celebrating a 40th market, there was a special red and white display for the “40th Jubilee”  Was quite a stunning display of large and small red/white projects.   

     And all the other quilts displayed from quilters world-wide are mind-boggling works of art.

      If you’ve never been, you need to put the Houston Festival on your bucket list!

Oh My! Lots to Catch up!

24 Jul

WHEAT FIELD 2014

 

   Hello All!   So much to catch up on and such a busy spring I hardly know where to start! 

    But will start with a greatful heart for bountiful rains in June/July.  It’s end of July and flowerbed bursting like spring.  This is view of field to the north, out my kitchen window.  Between the rain and rain barrels, have not had to use “paid for” water!

 

 

 

SUNFLWR 2

 

  Surprise!   Have several “volunteer” sunflowers from the winter bird seed.  HA!  The sunflowers have had visits from butterflies, sphinx moths, and a seed-eating goldfinch who resembled Cookie Monster the way he went after that flower.

 

 

 

PROMISE BANNER 2014

 

   This beautiful photo comes from Miss Sherry right here in Kansas.  She enlarged my “PROMISE ETERNAL” pattern to banner size for her church, and her quilt group hand quilted it.  What a precious gift to the church.

        Thanks again to Miss Sherry for the pic – I LOVE to see your creations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ZIP LINE

 

   Am working like crazy on new patterns for Houston Quilt Market, the end for October.  This is:   ZIP LINE

      ZIP LINE is made from a Bali Pop package (TidePool) of 2-1/2″ strips from Hoffman.  I liked the design on graph paper, but am thrilled at how photogenic it is!

      So much more to share about historic family reunion, a wedding in Florida, and more pattern news!

      More to come…………..

 

 

 

 

 

T-SHIRT QUILT – GO SHOCKERS !!!

7 May

SHOCKER 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quilt buddy Carol made this fabulous Shocker t-shirt quilt.  

     This quilt has even made a road trip – to St Louis when the Shockers won the 2014 Missouri Valley Tournament!

      If I remember correctly (? – HA!) she uses my T-SHIRT STAX pattern to make custom quilts also.

P-TSHIRT STAX

TURN-A-BOUT FROGGY FUN

1 May

TURNABOUT A

      SO FUN!         

   Miss Kelly shared pics of her version of “TURN-A-BOUT OR NOT” pattern, with really cute froggy fabric.  She also added a couple borders so quilt is toddler to lap size. 

 

 

 

 

TURNABOUT B

 

 

      This quilt design was inspired at the time by a logo on a credit card commercial.  Do you recognize it?

        Thanks again for sharing, Kelly!   Adorable!      Visit Kelly at TBQSCreations  – a one-stop baby boutique specializing in custom creating the perfect baby shower gift – baby’s first quilt!  From crib to king and every size in-between…  custom orders welcome.

 

 

 

 

 

 

WELCOME !!! QUILTMAKER VOL 9 TOURISTS

27 Apr

    WELCOME !!!!    I’m so  honored and blessed to have a block in QUILTMAKER’S 100 BLOCKS VOL 9.  Be sure to follow the blog tour this week April 28 – May 2, and see what the many block designers have created for you!

 

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CHRY STAR 1

 

     Here is CHERRY STARBURST.   Block #874 in Vol #9.  I LOVE (!) designing sampler blocks.  When I worked at a quilt shop, I taught many sampler block classes and have been a block fanatic since.

 

 

 

                I am almost finished making this quilt for PRAIRIE QUILT GUILD SHOW in June 2014.  This is actually a  computer-generated photo.  The nearly finished product is even more beautiful!

CHERRIES JUBILEE

CHERRY SCRAP BLOCK

 

        EXTRA BONUS!   With the “stitch and flip” construction, there are these wonderful pieces left, just waiting to make something fab!

 

 

 

CHERRY SCRAP PROJECT

 

        I started laying out some of these, playing with a design.  I plan to make a small wall hanging for our PRAIRIE QUILT GUILD  MINI – AUCTION.   Have plenty to make one for myself too.

     JUST FOR YOU -   leave a comment and be eligible for a drawing for your very own copy of QUILTMAKER 100 BLOCKS VOL 9.

 

 

      Thank you,   and Joyful Stitching to you all!

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