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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Farm House Lane Quilt from Farm Girl Vintage Book

"Farm House Lane" 

Love, love love this house quilt!
So much fun to make each house
Polka dot background! of course...

Love the orange, turquoise, yellow, green combo...
Such fun little blocks to make...
Just the right green for the border...
You can see a little how I machine quilted my house quilt here...
(Thx hubby for holding it up the picture! :D)

Friday, December 11, 2015

Hexie Quilt

Large Hexagon Quilt!
My tips on how to do a hexie quilt.
I lay the hexies out on a bed sheet so I can organize the whole thing. Then I can roll it up in between sewing sessions. That way I don't have to rearrange every time I get it out.
Sew together first in rows, then sew the columns together. Those pesky Y seams aren't so bad when the blocks are big.
I sew them together slightly differently than the tutorials I've seen. I sew all the way across the side when sewing the columns together. No back stitch or stopping 1/4" away from the corners. Then, when I'm sewing the Y seams, I leave my needle down in at the corner and just pull the next two sides flat and then sew. I find I don't need to draw dots. I can stop at the seam and eyeball where the 1/4" seam allowance would be. It works so much better for me.

Pretty machine quilting done on my juki TL2000


Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Chubby Chicks Quilt

Here is my Chubby Chicks quilt.
I changed it just a little from original pattern. Colored triangles and no green border.

the little birds are so cute!
Polka dots!


"Flower Girl" by Thimbleblossoms Quilt with a stem!

Finished the Flower Girl quilt that I made with Cathy and Brittany.
It's a Thimbleblossoms pattern but we added a stem.
We started with these fabrics...
and added some reds and bright pinks...
Almost went with the large brown dots. I still like this....a lot.
so hard to decide.
Agonized over or brown....maybe both?
Echo quilting around the stem.

there's the polka dots...


 I thought this was a cute way to machine quilt the flowers in "Flower Girl"
You can see it best on the white...



Monday, October 26, 2015

Sewing Machine Bag

I made a bag to hold my sewing machine when I travel to sew.
It's out of "Social Club" fabric by Moda
the cherries are "Avant Garden"
the flower is out of jumbo ric rac 

I just appliqued the baskets on. Way easier than piecing.

Double pocket on this side.. 
full size pocket on this side to hold rulers. I put some card board in there to protect them.
pockets on the sides to hold lunch and water!
I even put a pocket behind one of the baskets on the outside.