Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Bella Skill Builders Part 3

Are you following along Fat Quarter Shop's Bella Skill Builders?

This month was PINEAPPLE BLOCKS! I was so excited to try pineapple blocks!


And now I want to make an entire quilt with them.


Pinks and blues and grays for this quilt. I'm really excited to see how this quilt will come together, so different than anything I've ever done.


It is rotary cut (no paper piecing) but I did use a special Pineapple Block ruler that I got from FQS. It's the only way I've made it but it wasn't hard so I'm saying it's the way to go!


You can look at the past few posts to see part 1 and 2. And check out Fat Quarter Shop to make your own!



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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

A little Coney Island/new pattern sneak peak...

 Oh how I love this new Fig Tree and Co fabric line, Coney Island. The prints are just so pretty. Darling florals. And the colors, navy, coral, yellow, soft apple green, just go so well together!


I will not ever square up half square triangles without Bloc-loc rulers, and a rotary mat, a good spinning one like this, its called Matilda (no endorsements, just LOVE these products)


Don't you love these fabric combinations? And the pretty pretty flowers?



I should have a pattern ready at the end of April, I am really happy with this one!


Hope you like the sneak peak!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Bountiful blog tour 2 new bags!


Welcome! Today is my stop on the Bountiful Fabric blog tour. The designer is Sharon Holland, and I LOVE this new line for Art Gallery Fabrics. I love her description of this line "Bountiful celebrates the beauty and natural resources of the Midwest America countryside through the use of soft brush strokes and fresh tones such as celery, sienna, teal, and slate gray."
I am was so excited to participate in this tour. I chose to work with this beautiful canvas fabric, and created 2 new bags.  My daughters have already claimed both of them!

 This first one is actually a bag upcycle. I purchased this black bag (it was all black at the time) it was on clearance for $10. I figured half the work was done for me, and I would pay that much for the zipper and straps anyway. I think it looks pretty great!

 Plus it looks like it took a lot of work/skill, but it didn't. I just unpicked that main panel and pinned everything back. I am going to keep an eye out for clearance bags in the future.

 The second is a quick tote I created. I combined a couple pinterest tutorials, and came up with this pattern and design.
 This was simple too, because the straps were just cotton webbing. (I think that is what it is called) and then I added this charcoal panel.  A pretty lace embellishment and it was done. It looks the same on both sides. The pockets are nice for phones, or little notepads or books.

A little close up on the detail.

Make sure you visit all the other stops, there are some cute projects going on in blog land. Thanks for stopping by, I hope you like my bags. I hope you love this new fabric line, Bountiful, as much as I do! 

Monday, April 3 
Heidi Staples 
Blog: fabricmutt
Instagram: @fabricmutt

Tuesday, April 4 
Emily Dennis 
Blog: quiltylove
Instagram: emily_dennis_

Wednesday, April 5 
Minki Kim 
Blog: Minikim
Instagram:@zeriano

Thursday, April 6 
Heather Andrus 
Blog: quiltstory
Instagram: quiltstory 

Friday, April 7 
Sharon McConnell 
Instagram: @colorgirlquilts 

Monday, April 10 
Silvia Sutters 
Instagram: @astrangerview 

Tuesday, April 11 
Elina Temmes 
Instagram: @elinatemmes 

Wednesday, April 12 
Kim Niedzwiecki 
Blog: gogokim
Instagram:gogokim

Thursday, April 13 
Katie Skoog 
Instagram: @SimpleLifePatterns 

Friday, April 14 
Cindy Wiens 
Instagram: @liveacolorfullife 

Monday, April 17 
Maureen Cracknell 
Instagram: @maureencracknell 

Tuesday, April 18 
Name: Lynn Harris 
Instagram: @LynnCarsonHarris 

Wednesday, April 19 
Anjeanette Klinder 
Blog : anjeanettek
Instagram: @anjeanetteklinder

Thursday, April 20 
Mathew Boudreaux 
Instagram: @MisterDomestic 

Friday, April 21 
Alexis Wright 
Instagram: @myysweetsunshine 

Sue Stone 
Instagram: @needleinafabricstash



Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Mischief Quilt from DIY addict. English Paper Piecing


Heather here. I have started my Mischief quilt. Its an English paper piecing kit, I got from The DIY Addict . I love the kit, templates, paper pieces, and pattern. I am pretty sure I will never cut my own paper pieces. Here are the six I have finished. 


So, fussy cutting takes significantly longer, but I think my blocks are significantly cuter, so I will keep at it. It also wastes A LOT of fabric, but as long as I am resourceful with my scraps, I don't think this will be a big issue...


Seeing all the cute bears and fish and animals makes me happy everytime I look at these!




So now I am deciding on a background, I think it needs to be black or navy, thoughts?



Alright, hopefully in a few weeks I have several more to share!