Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Tuesday Tutorial ~ Star Weaver

Having a little more fun with my Accuquilt Go! This time on a fun star quilt pattern I call Star Weaver. Originally I designed this using only the quarter square die. And it can be made using only that die. But I found that I could save me matching up a lot of seams if I also used the square in a square die.  
So the stars all use the quarter square die and the chain sashing combines the two dies. You can find the pattern here. This little video shows how the star is made.

And lucky day if you don't have the quarter and square in a square dies you can get them on sale now. YEAH! Plus any other dies you might be dying to get.  Hee! Hee!
                                            Accuquilt GO! Dies

Monday, July 24, 2017

Moving It Forward

I received this pretty Wild Nectar jelly roll with coordinating Bella solids last week.  I'm loving the blend of prints and solids and can hardly wait to start playing with them.
Our personal family rodeo got us ready for the days of '47 rodeo.  We love to go every year and watch the real cowboys ride bucking broncos, and bulls. My hubby's favorite are the FMX riders they have at the end. He prefers a motorized horse. 
Saturday Anna and I did the farmer's market. It was hot but we cooled of with a yummy mint limeade from the booth just down from ours. It was a good day for us. I'll be spending the next week making Blemish Buster, Eucalyptus Mint w/ Aloe, Oatmeal Honey, Into the Woods and Sun and Sand Soap.  
I've been sneaking bits of time to play in my pile of gifted scraps. Slowly my number of scrappy log cabins is growing. 
Now it's your turn. What have you moved forward in the past week? Link up and share your progress.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Playful Finish

Monday I shared how I quilted this whimsical quilt. I had so much fun making this quilt. I'm so happy I took part in the exchange.
 Each of the ladies did a wonderful job making their owls. I just love how well they all play together.
 I think it will make great baby quilt. I might have to include the book Sam and the Firefly. It was the inspiration after all.
Then another generation can share in the happy memories I have with this book.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Gifted Scraps

 One of my quilting angels also does a lot of sewing for Days for Girls. She recently gave me a large garbage bag full of scraps from her sewing. She figured we could use them to make quilt. The other day I started sorting. I used my Go to cut a bunch of square for one project and threw any strips into another project box. I found a bunch of black with white dots I thought would make fun centers. I wanted to have a few sample blocks so I started to play. I came up with these.
I may continue to work on these in my spare time. They are so fun to make. Who knows if I'm lucky I may have enough for a quilt by our next sew in.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Tuesday Tutorial

It's no secret I love my Accuquilt Go. What you may not know is I've been designing patterns for them. Back in February I cut out and made this quilt. I call it Confetti. It uses the 12" cube parallelogram die. If you don't have the 12" cube but one of the other cube sets you could still use the parallelogram die and just make a different size quilt.  
You can find the free download pattern here. They also include a video with step by step instructions if you prefer.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Moving It Forward

I had a pile of quilts basted and just waiting for me to quilt them. I had been waiting for inspiration to hit. Sometimes figuring out how to quilt a quilt leaves me stumped. Well, I was looking through my continuous line Pinterest board and it hit me. My owl quilt needed to be quilted with fireflies. DAH!
It was perfect! It went right along with the inspiration for the quilt, the book Sam and the Firefly. So I got busy quilting fireflies all over my quilt. You can see them better on the back.  Some of my fireflies are better than others but I'm pretty pleased with the effect.
 After my owls were quilted I started on my quilt using Big Sky fabrics. I can't show you the front yet but here is the back. I quilted leaves and organic lines.  It has a lot more quilting that I usually do and took quite a while to complete but I love the results.
Now it's your turn. Please share with me your progress. I love seeing how you are moving things along.


Friday, July 14, 2017

Summertime

I just love when my flowers start blooming in front of our little shed. It makes for such a lovely place to photograph quilts. How appropriate that this one is called Summertime.  I used the beautiful line, Sugar Pie by Lella Boutique for Moda. The blues remind me of summer skies while the peaches remind me of my apricots and peaches, true symbols of summer.
 I quilted it with feathers, leaves 
 and flowers, more signs of summer.
I'm loving this summertime finish. You can find the pattern in the July/August issue of Love of Quilting, along with several other perfect for summer quilts.

Speaking of summer Anna and I will be doing the Salt Lake City Downtown Farmer's market again next week. Now that we have one under out belt we are less nervous for this one. That and we received this wonderful text from Michelle, one of our customers from the last market. She said, "I just wanted to tell you, me and two of my daughters who struggle with blemishes have been using your Blemish Buster. We LOVE it? We started seeing huge improvements within the first two days. I'm happy we found your product and I'll keep buying it as long as you keep making it."
This made me feel so good. I knew it worked for my son and daughter but it was nice to know that it worked for others as well. Michelle bought us out of our Blemish Buster soap but I've made more. You can find it and the rest of our all natural skin loving soap in our Etsy Shop.