Sew Fun 2 Quilt

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Another BOM??

 

As if I needed another project!?  But when I saw this pattern I couldn't resist signing up for the Block of the Month with My Girlfriend's Quilt Shoppe.  It comes with the Sew Kind of Wonderful Ruler and a video lesson each month, to watch at your convenience!

Block one, we made this angel ❤️



The ruler and the instructions make the curved piecing oh so much easier!  The blocks are sewn a little larger than need and trimmed down, so when they get wonky, as they tend to do with curved piecing, it's OK, because they will be trimmed to perfection!



I did have to do some "un-sewing" because I sewed the wing piece on upside down - but all is well, easily fixed.  A little un-sewing every now and then never hurts, right?

Have a great day!! 😊



Saturday, February 27, 2021

More Odds and Ends...

Today I'm just sharing a few fun things I've seen online, in newsletters, Instagram or from family 😊


I thought the embroidered Bug Book cover above was sure cute. What a fun cover for his sketchbook!  Pretty talented Grandma!



A Toned Down Sampler finish I saw on Instagram, with amazing quilting!

We have a friend in Connecticut who is an incredible photographer.  For the second year in a row he sent us a beautiful calendar!  I have admit, I was hoping he'd send another one this year!  It's hanging right here by my desk and I get to see his beautiful photos everyday. 😊

Speaking of photography... My online challenge this week was TILTED.  What I was going for is not what I ended up with, as is usually the case for me!  I wanted to blur the background, as John did in the photo on the front of the calendar above, but I ended up blurring the image of the stop sign.  Clearly I need more lessons!  I do kind of like how it says STOP twice now though. 😂



Basketball anyone?  My creative son-in-law and granddaughter built a basketball playing snowman!  So clever and cute! ❤️


The groundhog saw his shadow and much of the country has seen more winter.  It's starting to look very Spring-like here though. Our Holland tulips are even starting to burst forth.

I'm still quilting though!  How about you??






Thursday, February 25, 2021

Finished!

After Christmas I pinned six quilts to get them ready for machine quilting.  Two were small, two were wall hanging size and the other two were bed size.  I just finished quilting #6!  Woohoo!  Now I can go make some more! 😂. I don't like getting too big of a back-log on quilts to quilt, so it feels nice to be all caught up.  I made myself use rulers on this one too - for more practice.  I really love the way it turned out.  I saw this quilt on The Midnight Quilt Show (YouTube) with Angela Walters, and ended up liking it so much I bought the kit.  The backing fabric (below) was picked out by Lorraine at Hi Fashion.  She is SO good at helping me pick backing fabric.  I don't know what I'd do without her expertise!



This quilt is 6 feet by 6 feet.



I used the straight ruler and the clam shell ruler.


 

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Odds and Ends

My photo challenge for last week was UPSIDE DOWN.  I struggled and finally at the very last minute, took a photo, flipped it upside and made it black and white! Not super artistic but oh well.  This week's challenge is TILTED.  I think I need to go for a walk or a drive tomorrow and see what I can find.


My Polish Pottery, oops I mean my Liberty of London fabric arrived from Duckadilly!  Oh so, so, so pretty!  Look at the two Christmas fabrics lower right. ❤️❤️

https://www.duckadilly.com


If you're in need of a chocolate fix, check out these Key Lime Pie M&Ms!! 😋❤️🤗



For Valentine's Day we sent our granddaughter a gift card from Target, so she could go pick out something.  When she opened the card with us via FaceTime, she got SO excited and said, "My very own Costco Credit card!!" 😂. I think she had fun picking out something, even though it was from Target...  She picked a Mermaid Barbie and named her Sequin Sparkle. 😁. Here she is scanning and paying with her "credit card".  Good thing Target takes Costco credit cards!

Happy Quilting!!



 

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

QuiltCon 2021

Hole Punch Hoop by Jenny Haynes


Dresden Plate Revisited by Mary Hogan


Repelling Radial by Audrey Esarey


Jawbreakers by AnnMarie C. Cowley


Moving in the Best Circles by Barbara Cain


Effervescence by Susan Santistevan


Modern Blossoms by Julie Wright


Mad, Mad, Mid-Mod World by Julie Limbach Jones


Ribbons by Sarah Ruiz


Neon Radial by Audrey Esarey


Pastel Modern by Susan Slusser Clay


 

Monday, February 22, 2021

QuiltCon Quilts

My Big Face by Cindy Stohn

I thought I better share the rest of the QuiltCon quilts that really stood out to me before the show closes and I can't get the maker information anymore.  So here are a few today, and there will be a few more tomorrow.  The closing ceremony is tonight and I'll see who wins the Viewer's Choice award.

I did peruse the vendor mall ... There was a shop that sells Liberty of London fabric. Kind of dangerous looking - it's like buying Polish Pottery to me, so many beautiful and unique prints!

https://www.duckadilly.com

The other one I liked was the Fish Museum & Circus.  She makes adorable ceramic and wool pin cushions!  She would post a few at a time and they would sell out in like two minutes!

https://fishmuseumandcircus.com


Modern Signals 2.0 by Stephanie Ruyle


Broken Clock by Annie H. Hudnut

(I voted for this one for Viewer's Choice - can't say why exactly, I just like it!!)


Down and All aRound by Rachaeldaisy Dodd

(How did she get those perfectly half-colored yo-yos?  That's what I want to know!)


Boomerang by Patty Dudek


Carnival by Patty Dudek


Glow by Annie H. Hudnut


Apacheta by Carolina Oneto


What the Hex! by Jodi Robinson

(Both of these quilts - amazing quilting, or what?!)


Three Sheets to the Wind by Jodi Robinson


Bright Blooms on a Lattice by Charles Cameron


Inspired by the 70's by Claudia Scheja


 

Friday, February 19, 2021

Feeling Inspired!

Q is for Quarantine by Renee Tallman (Really like the quilting!)

Today at QuiltCon I attended two events and viewed 100 more quilts.  The lecture this morning was very inspiring and interactive called "Design a Quilt in 5 Steps" by Latifah Saafir:

https://www.latifahsaafirstudios.com

She taught us the principles which she said we all do, probably without even realizing it, then she shared her screen and we designed a quilt, with a lot of input from the attendees!  It was amazing, really, to see it come together in 30 minutes!

Trellis Pop by Susan Braverman

The second event was a Q&A with Jen Kingwell, zooming in all the way from Australia.  What a fun, talented, creative quilter!  I had such a good time learning more about her. I even had to go purchase a couple of her patterns afterward.  I already have some of her fabric, of which I'm a huge fan, so I can hardly wait to get started on something!

https://www.jenkingwelldesigns.com


Balancing Act by Jeanne Treleaven


Garden Party by Tricia Young 

(The quilting REALLY becomes part of the design in this quilt.  She said she used a 28 weight thread for quilting.)


Rings by Debbie Jeske


Downstream by Yvonne Fuchs


Blue Wave by Lorraine Woodruff-Long

(I think I mostly like this one because of the quilted waves!)


Revolution by Geraldine M. Warner


Loom by Melissa de Leon Mason


Venice by Pia Tønneson


Heatwave by Linda Schmidt


Aerobics by Pat Forster


That's a Peel Breaker by Ben Millett


Bokeh by Yvonne Fuchs