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!


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

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

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!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Bella Skill Builder Pt 2

Bella Skills Builder Part 2, Orange Peels! I tried really hard to place these perfectly on each square, even so they are definitely not perfect.

(Fat Quarter Shop is hosting a monthly skill building pattern. You'll finish a few blocks per month of a certain skill, see the bottom for the full quilt)

I used Fat Quarter Shop's template and they are raw edge, using a temporary iron-on adhesive and stitched down.

It's really hard to get a good pic of the colors. The pink is so soft and the darker color is a fuchsia/wine and not as bright as it appears. It was really hard to choose a solids color palette with no print to base it on. I went with a winter berry theme.

Bella Skill Builder, Part 1:

And a wrinkly one of them all together.

Here's the full quilt, I'm excited! I think pineapple blocks are next, which is new for me!


Monday, March 6, 2017

Sweet Strawberries

 It's been a long time since we blogged to blog! We've talked, as sisters, and we're ready to remedy that! So don't give up on us! We're excited to elaborate more on our Instagram projects.

First up, my Strawberry quilt!!! How can these sweet quilt not take center stage?!

I used the pattern Strawberry Social from Pattern Basket. If you google that it will come right up.

I used a larger variety of prints than the pattern suggests and didn't add a border since I wanted mine a little smaller. I used the dot from the line "Hello Bear" by Bonnie Christine for Art Gallery Fabrics, I think it's the perfect background for a strawberry quilt!

This quilt was made for my sweet Lucy girl! (Do you just love her strawberry sheets?! I HAD to buy them right?!)

I've got myself into a tradition of making my babies 4 year old quilts. Nothing specific, just a reason to make them a quilt! I add an embroidered message to the back too.

I added the SOFTEST minky to the back, I've been hanging onto it for a while and it is seriously incredibly cozy.

I asked my very talented friend, Rhonda who owns Olie and Evie, if she would quilt this for me. Maybe it's cheesy but I found a design with bees, flowers and leaves and thought it was too cute to pass up on.  She also wrote "Lucia" on one of the strawberries and I just love that.

Thanks friends for stopping by!! Hope to see and hear more from you! :)


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Bella Skils Builder


Over the next few months, until November exactly, I'll be participating in the Bella Skill Builder QAL with Fat Quarter Shop! And you should too!!

It's a block (or two or three) per month, basically however many blocks using the same skill.

Here are my blocks for this month. I'll share my colors shortly, it's blues, greys and berries!

So I totally need to work on my basic skills LOL! After doing these last night I thought this is a good QAL for me! :)

Here is the finished sampler quilt and you can find more info at Fat Quarter Shop, including kits, free patterns, etc.