Saturday, January 10, 2015

QAYG Travel Pouch




For my upcoming trip to HAITI~

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Peace. Love. Quilt

Another charity quilt~



Sunday, January 4, 2015

Polaroids #2

First quilt finish of 2015 !

For my niece's new bundle of joy:  SIMON !









Friday, January 2, 2015

Happy New Year!


Here's to a creative 2015~

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Bright Polaroid Blocks

I’m so excited to be hosting another month for My Very Own Blanket~ for the believe @ do.good stitches group on flickr.

We will be fussy cutting and making Polaroid blocks this month!  Yeah!






I have revised the tutorial for these blocks, it is based on THIS original tutorial at capital quilter.

The basics: 

-fussy cut 4 2.5” squares with interesting fabrics
-use quality white fabric to create the polaroids
-strips are 1.25" for 3 sides and top, 1.75" for bottom
-trim to 3 x 3.5”
-use bright, monochromatic or solid fabric 2” strips to surround the Polaroid
-trim to  5.5 x 6"
-sew the four blocks together: block size:  10.5 x 11.5"
-repeat

Try to use fun, kids prints for the ‘photos’ and brights for the surround.

Let me know if you have any questions.


Fussy cut (4) 2.5” squares from some fun fabric.



Cut a strip of white 1.25” wide and 1.75” wide.

Sew the skinnier strip to each side of your square.


Press toward the white.


Trim with ruler.


Sew another skinny strip to the top of your square and press to the white.


Sew the wider strip to the bottom of your square and press to the white.

Create 4 different polaroids.


Trim these to 3" x 3.5"


Cut 2” strips of a bright, monochromatic or solid color.




Add to your Polaroid as you would a log cabin block and press to the strip.



Trim blocks to 5.5 x 6”.  
  

Sew four together – Voila! Block is 10.5 x 11.5”



Now do it all one more time!!








Saturday, November 8, 2014

Little finishes~

{Warning: Picture Heavy}

Most of the blog focus of the past six month was the Row by Row Cabin Quilt Along, however, I did have the chance to complete some smaller projects in between working on my fabulous Cabin Quilt.  I'm posting the projects now, so I can clean up my computer docs!


Mug Rug


Daisy Afghan


241 Tote - SOLD



Friendship Bag Swap and Goodies



Two more Daisy Afghans


do. good stitches 


Pincushion swap



A couple more little afghans


Halloween Mug Rug


Halloween Mini Quilt


Little Quilt Sew Vote Swap #13 Entry

Whew.  I feel tons better  :)


Sunday, October 12, 2014

believe@do.goodstiches: 1st charity quilt finished


About a year ago, I became a stitcher in the BELIEVE group of do.goodstitches over at flickr. 

In July, I became a quilter.  I chose the Square in a Square block for my bee mates to do in the color theme of purple, blue and aqua.


I think they nailed it!



The quilt is now finished and will be shipped to 'My Very Own Blanket,' an organization that provides a handmade quilt to children in foster care.  Very good cause.


I'm the quilter host again in December....I'm already thinking of ideas for my next {charity quilt}