WELCOME QM 100 BLOCKS VOL 11 TOURISTS !!!

6 May

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   “THERE AND BACK AGAIN”

           Welcome to all!  Once again I’m blessed to have a block in a Quiltmaker 100 Blocks issue, Pg 44.  I find this block exciting because it offers so very many different opportunities for different looks with fabric choices.   Wow – the possibilities!

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         I particularly like this black and red sample I made.  I named it “Blood Moon” because the early morning after I assembled it, I saw my first actual “blood moon” – quite an amazing sight.

 

 

 

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    Was recently at Picket Fence Quilts in Wichita, Ks.  Lisa, the owner, got out a mirror.  I am now so inspired to create a quilt with 4 of these blocks as a center medalion, layout would be on point. 

 

     P.S.  If you’ve never been on a quilt shop bus tour, put it on your bucket list!   Last weekend in April I went with some friends (and new friends) to quilt shops in Kansas, Nebr, Iowa, and Missouri.  Had great fun – and oh my – so many beautiful fabrics. 

(To return to Quiltmaker click on “my block is in” button on right side of page)

CHARMED, I’M SURE

24 Apr

CHARMED

 

    Have gotten on a kick designing with charm squares – something I haven’t gotten into before.

    I dove into my scraps and designed this 66×75 lap quilt with 189 charm squares and some fun spring applique.  I like!

BLESSED EASTER – Colors coming alive

20 Apr

2015 EASTER BOUQ

     Blessed Easter to you all………..  as we are reminded of new life, so the colors of spring start popping here on this acre.

      Family gathering here was great.  Tried something new instead of coloring eggs – we colored butterflies on fabric for either a family quilt or a charity quilt.   They are lovely!

 

 

2015 YLW IRIS

2015 REDBUD

2015 CRYON BUTTERFLY

 

 

 

YAY! MORE SAMPLERS…………..

20 Apr

Copy of 2015 TERI SAMPLER

      Had a FABULOUS time as usual at annual retreat sponsered by Picket Fence Quilts (Wichita) 

       Here are more of my sampler pattern completed by these lovely “fellow-retreaters”.

       This pattern was such a success at a quilt shop in Texas, they are using it for a beginner class.  

 

 

2015 SAMPLER

 

2015 JUNE SAMPLER

 

 

 

 

 

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!

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