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"

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}

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Giveaway Winner!

As promised.....*drum roll*.....Pat V.!  You are the winner!  Email me your mailing address and your special little package will be on it's way!!!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Week#13: Row by Row ~ It's done!!!

Wow.  It is done.
I've learned a lot from this experience.
First of all, it's easier following someone else patterns and tutorials, 
rather than trying to figure it out myself~

Second ~ this quilt is far from perfect (only God is perfect, right?)

Third ~  I love the QAYG method, but on a smaller scale.  I don't think
I would do it again on such a large scale.

However, I am very please with the result and I've begun making 
some pillow shams out of the scraps.

I've decided it is also OKAY to change your mind while in mid-project!  

Thanks to everyone who was following, and especially those who left such kind comments.

This weekend, my husband and I are 
going to 
Mackinac Island to stay at the Grand Hotel
(very ritzy!)
That is what he wanted to do for his 50th birthday.

I will draw a winner from all of the week's comments when I return 
and post the winner on Wednesday.
Good Luck~

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Week #12 postponed until next week!

My apologies!  The quilt is not quite ready for this post, due to a family emergency!  All is okay for now and I'll have the pics of the finished quilt up next week~

In the meantime, here's a laugh for you:

Thank you!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Row by Row Week #11: Putting it all together!

Welcome back to my Cabin Row by Row Quilt Along!  Thanks for all the wonderful comments from all of the weeks!  Remember, all commenters will get their name into a drawing at the end of this QAL~ only 1 more chance to get your name in!

Boy, how these weeks have flown by!  I’ve continued to piece the blocks into rows and put them together as described in WEEK #6.  This has been quite an undertaking over these past 10 weeks!  

Some pics....

Stan thinks he's helping...hee hee hee.

And it’s going together nicely! Hoping to have it all together for next week~

Next week…wrapping it up~

Have fun~