Friday, April 29, 2011

Awesome Quilt Along Week Three

Hey ya'll....sorry for the late post...I just got back home from Paducah...ugh no more driving!  Ok let's get to the next steps!! Don't forget to post photos in the Flickr group!!
10. Sew three completed blocks together. Make sure the long 7 1/4” sides on top and bottom. See photo:

11. Repeat until you have nine complete rows.  Press.

1. Choose 18 JR strips and set aside the remaining JR strips for binding. (We chose all the strips that had patterns and set aside the solid strips for binding).

2. Cut the following from each of the 18 JR strips:
one- 14.5” piece
one- 28” piece

-You should have 18- 14.5” pieces and 18- 28” pieces.

Again, sorry it's late today!  See ya'll next week!  Can't wait to see more photos!


My Mom and I went to the Quilt Show in Paducah, KY the last two days. We had a lot of fun and got some really good deals!  This was our first time attending the Paducah Quilt Show and we're beat!  The show still went on even though there had been a TON of rain....the sun came out just in time for the show!  I'm super tired but wanted to share a photo of the fabrics I got!  Enjoy the eye candy!
Why not have a little game just for fun...can you name some of the fabrics??  I'm interested to see what ya'll can pick out! :)

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

MMM Swap

I'm finally home from my two weeks in Houston!  Mom and I drove yesterday and could now be considered storm chasers!  We drove from Houston, TX through east Texas, Arkansas and southeast Missouri....yeah if you haven't been watching the was horrible!! Tornados ALL around us!  God was definitely with us on our journey and we made it to my house safely and at 4 in the morning!  My normal 11 hour drive turned into a stormy 15 hour drive UGH!! 
On the brighter side when I got home I got to see my Make Mine Modern swap package in person!  My hubby Skyped me so I could see all the goodies when they arrived but today I got to see them in person and touch them!! WOO HOO!!  If you don't know what Make Mine Modern definitely go check out the Flickr's pretty much the most fun swap ever!  I was just asked to be a swap mama for the next round and I'm super excited to get started....go sign up for all the fun!! 
First, I'll show you what I sent to my partner Megan of Canoe Ridge Creations...check out her cute blog!

I know that she loves Denyse Schmidt's Katie Jump Rope fabric so I made her this pillow!

I made this cathedral windows pincushion made with Amy Butler's Love line.

Yummy metallic thread and a thread catcher/needle holder

The fabric I sent!

Now, this is what I got from my awesome partner Sylvia!!  I'm not sure if she blogs so if you do let me know!  Here is a link to her flickr!! She has a bunch of cute stuff there check her out too!  She read that I love Amy Butler's Soul Blossoms and ran with it!! Sylvia, I LOVE're awesome!!
Here are all the goodies she sent!! :)

yummy fabric all Amy Butler Soul Blossoms

Awesome fabric pin with zippers!  Are you kidding?? This is so cool!

Look at all the places to hold stuff like pencils and scissors this is the coolest thing ever!

Cute hoop to decorate my sewing room with!  Those flowers are too pretty!

How cool is this?  It's Denyse Schmidt Hope Valley stationary!

Thanks so much for everything're an awesome swap partner!

Tomorrow my mom and I are off to Paducah, KY for the quilt excited!   Don't worry I'll take lots of photos to share with ya'll!

Friday, April 22, 2011

The Awesome Quilt Along Week 2!

Hey ya'll welcome to week 2 of The Awesome Quilt Along!  I can't wait to start seeing your blocks!  Don't forget to join my Flickr Group and upload photos of your progress!!  If you're just joining us go to the Awesome Quilt Along page at the top of my blog under my header for all the previous posts like the supply list and week 1!  This is a join anytime quilt along, so join in on the fun!!  Here we go!
7. Sew one 2 ½” square in the middle of two matching 3” pieces along the 2 ½” side. Press.

8. Next, sew two matching 7 1/2” pieces on both long sides to make a block.

9. Repeat steps 6-8 until you have 27 completed blocks. Press all blocks. Square up/trim all blocks to 6 1/2" X 7 1/4".

If you're joining along grab a button for your blog it's on my right side bar of my blog!  Can't wait to see ya'lls blocks!  Have a blessed Easter!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Amy Butler's New Pattern The Charm Clutch

Today I made two of Amy Butler's new Charm Clutches!! I love this bag and this pattern was great! I made one as a shop sample and one as my new bag!! It's hard to choose but I think I'll use the mustard one for myself! I made them in the NEW Sewing Lounge at SunFlower Quilts today!! I love having a large, quiet space to sew in!! 
In case you're wondering the fabrics I used are as follows:
First Bag: Outside- Anna Maria's Innocent Crush
Inside: Tula Pink Hushabye
Second Bag: Outside: Amy Butler Midwest Modern

Don't forget to check out the Awesome Quilt Along!!

The Awesome Quilt Along Week One

Hey ya'll!!!
Do you have your Jelly Roll ready?? Good! Here are the steps for week one, we're going to start with the blocks!  I can't wait to see everyone's fabric choices!  Don't forget to upload any photos of your progress to the Flickr Group!!
My mom and I are making NEW Awesome Quilts in for the quilt along too!! I'm using a Laurel Jelly Roll from Moda.  You may remember the quilt I made for my dad for Christmas using Laurel fabric...if not read HERE from my previous post.

1. Choose 16 JR strips

2. Take 13 JR strips and cut each as follows:
four- 7 1/2” pieces
four- 3” pieces

3. Take the 14th JR strip and cut as follows:
two- 7 1/2” pieces
two-3” pieces

4. Cut the 15th JR strip as follows:
14- 2 ½” pieces

5. Cut the 16th JR strip as follows:
13- 2 1/2" pieces

6. Mix & Match the 2 ½” middle squares with two each of the larger pieces (same fabric). You should have 27 ready to go to start sewing.  We will start sewing them next week, but you're more than welcome to jump ahead and sew them!

Okay, those are the steps for this week!!  Come back next Friday for the next steps!  This is so much fun already!  Don't forget to join the Flickr Group and if you don't have a Flickr, check out my tutorial on how to start a Flickr Account at the top of my page!

Friday, April 8, 2011

The Awesome Quilt Along Supply List


I am so excited about this Quilt Along!! If you're participating please join my Flickr Group and you can post photos of your process and final quilt photos.  If you already have your jelly roll take a photo and post that on Flickr!!!  If you have no idea what Flickr is go to my Tutorial HERE for starting a blog/flickr!!  This is going to be so much fun!

Supplies you'll need:
1 Jelly Roll (or 40 different 2 1/2 X WOF strips)
3 yards for backing fabric
Batting at least 55 X 60 (I used Warm & Natural)
Binding fabric is included in the Jelly Roll!!
Basic Sewing Supplies:
Rotary cutter, mat and ruler
Basting Pins or Spray Adhesive
Thread for piecing and thread for quilting
Sewing Machine
Iron and Ironing Board
Simple enough right?  The entire quilt top uses Jelly Roll strips and that even includes the binding! WOO HOO!!  This is going to be so much fun!!  Remember this is a join at your own pace quilt along.  I will be posting every Friday with the next steps for the next few weeks.  So next Friday I will post cutting instructions! That will give everyone plenty of time to work!  Does that work for everyone; give ya'll enough time to get fabrics??  Sound good??  See ya'll Friday and I can't wait to see what Jelly Rolls ya'll are using!!
Don't forget to grab a button for your blog (it's on the top right of my blog) and join my Flickr Group!

If you want to see a finished photo of the quilt check out my last Quilt Along Post.
If you have any questions...please feel free to ask!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Happy Birthday Jon!!

Today is my husband's 26th Birthday!!  So I just wanted to say Happy Birthday Jon, thanks for all that you do and I love you!!!  (Hopefully he actually reads this at work today)

As for all of my quilt friends:
I will be posting supplies tomorrow for The Awesome Quilt Along so ya'll can get your materials this weekend (or whenever)!!  Remember, this is a join anytime quilt along so if you're too busy can join later!!  Come back tomorrow and check for the supply list!! 

Happy Thursday/ Birthday of my husband!! Go ahead have a cold one on Jon today; it can be your excuse :)

Monday, April 4, 2011

New Quilt Blog Giveaway

KoolBeenz is a new crafty blog and the blog owner @pril emailed me and asked me to share with ya'll that she is having a giveaway!!!!  The Fat Quarter Shop is sponsering her giveaway and ya'll need to check it out! She's got some pretty cool stuff going on with her blog! Here is the link

Be sure to check out my Awesome Quilt Along post below!!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Coming Soon: The Awesome Quilt Along

Ok ya'll, whose interested in a quilt along?? 
I've received a bunch of emails from people who have made my Awesome Quilt from Moda Bake Shop (and they look amazing!) and also some emails from people with questions!  I've spent all weekend fixing the pattern and I'm finally done with only a couple slight changes to make it even better!!  When I originally wrote the pattern it was around the time of The International Quilt Festival in Houston and needless to say it was a super busy time.  I'm sorry if anyone has had any problems with it and the new/slightly different tutorial will be better!
I figured to celebrate we should have a quilt along!! Whose in??  I want to see who is interested and will be making a Flickr Group for people to join in on too! This will be a join anytime quilt along and hopefully really fun!!  We can post photos along the way in the Flickr group to see everyone's progress and finished Awesome Quilt!! If you're interested leave me a comment letting me know and start spreading the word!!

I will be posting a materials list by the end of the week so you know what you'll need! I will say for the top you will only need one Jelly Roll!!  Then with a series of posts I will post the new tutorial for The Awesome Quilt!  Let's do it!!!

Here is the most recent one I made! Not the best hanging job or photo...but I was in a hurry :)

Grab a Button on the right side of my blog for your blog and tell all of your friends!!
For the Supply List go HERE!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Gumdrop Pillows and a NEW Shelf!

First up, a local video store was closing and I saw a sign on the window saying shelves for sale.  I called them this afternoon and picked one up!! For $15 I got this awesome 7 X 4 foot shelf!! It used to hold DVDs on it and now it's my fabric storage!!! SCORE!!!  After spending all day organizing my sewing room I still have lots to do!  I will post photos soon after I'm done re-organizing that room!

Yesterday, I made a couple of Amy Butler's Gumdrop Pillows!! I've had this pattern for a few years and finally got around to making them!  I absolutely love this pattern; it was super easy and a quick project! I see many more of these in my future!  (Maybe even a few for a certain photographer that I know) ;) 
 I made these Gumdrop Pillows from Amy Butler's recent Soul Blossoms line!  Let me know what ya'll think!