Saturday, September 29, 2012
...clean the inside of my sewing machine?
Obviously not often enough.
Yup, that all came out of that tiny hole!
I entered the Geese in the Forest quilt in our local quilt show.
The perfect incentive to finish it, right?
Figured I should clean the sewing maching before I start quilting...
posted at 8:47 AM
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
What have I been doing the last couple of days? Writing a Sand & Surf pattern.
It can be downloaded over here.
I've also added kits to the store, so if you want to make your own little Sand & Surf quilt, you don't have to think too hard.
posted at 1:34 PM
Friday, September 21, 2012
(If you want to make your own, the Bella colors I used are: 201, 68, 104, 85, 216, 107, and 97 for the white.)
posted at 8:14 AM
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Sand & Surf is done. I love it and I'll share tomorrow. And I'm working on a free pattern.
Since most zig zag quilts are made up of flying geese units, I thought I'd share the method I used. There are tutorials for this all over blogland, but I figured one more couldn't hurt.
This makes 4 identical flying geese, without any fabric wasted.
First off, you need to determine what size you wish your flying geese to be.
Flying geese units are always twice as wide as they are tall.
For Sand & Surf, I made 4" x 8" (finished) units, but this formula works for any size.
Add ⅞" to the finished height. (4 ⅞") - A
Add 1 ¼" to the finished width. (9 ¼") - B
Out of the fabric you wish to use for the side triangles of your flying geese, cut 4 squares A x A.
Out of the fabric you wish to use for the center of your flying geese, cut 1 square B x B.
Draw a diagonal line corner to corner on the WRONG side of each of the smaller squares.
I like to use a pencil because it won't bleed when washed, but you can also use a disappearing or washable marker.
(I have created a PDF version of this tutorial, which you can view here.)
posted at 12:07 PM
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
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Tuesday, September 4, 2012
I have SO many other projects going, but this looks like fun.
Michele from Quilting Gallery is hosting an Autumn Block Party.
Over 15 weeks there will be instructions for 45 blocks designed by guest designers.
The blocks will be designed as 12" finished but I decided to reduce them to 9". We'll see if it works.
The first block is appliqué, so reducing the size was fairly simple. Not sure about the pieced blocks but I'll cross that bridge when I get to it.
posted at 10:54 AM