Wonton Quilt Pattern by Jaybird Quilts using the Hex N More Ruler. Julie of Jaybird Quilts has at least 9 patterns and a book designed to use with the ruler. It is a wonderful tool, and her patterns are fun, fresh, and well written!
Saturday, February 9, 2013. The demo will be all about using the fast2cut® Dresden Plate Template. We will discuss traditional Dresden Plate designs as well as some other uses for the template. Here is a teaser for you!
20% off all Dresden Plate Templates, Flannel Fabric, and Quilt Kits, Feb 9th only.
Fabrics and Friends Quilt Shoppe 126 West Second Street, Roanoke, IN 260-676-2149
January! Two blocks complete!
These are paper pieced. Busting my fabric stash! I’m doing a rainbow of brights on a batik background. And I’m using a variety of whites. I have run out of the batik, so I’ll have to purchase another in the same color way. This is Amy’s Creative Side Dancing Star Quilt Along.
Here we are at the end of January. How well have I done on my self imposed ‘to do’ list?
Work on Monkey Baby Quilt (applique monkeys in place) I was pinning applique in place when I realized I had skipped the outer border. oops! But I did work on it!
Work on Dr. Seuss Baby Quilt (sandwich & start quilting) Top and back complete! I’ve decided to send it to a longarm quilter.
Start a new baby quilt (could be the train, or the polar bear) I’ve started the polar bear quilt. Fabric pulled and zig zag pieces sewn.
4. Pick any WIP and proceed with it! (Oh! there are so many to pick from! Could be applique, piecing, crochet, I’m leaving this one wide open so I can work as the mood hits me!)
I guess that means it was not a perfect month by this list. But when I look at all the other quilting and sewing accomplished, I am still feeling pretty good! If you have been reading my posts, you know I took on a project (20 panel quilts for a school donation) this month. That not so little project took up an entire week!
For February, here are my four to do:
1. Monkey baby quilt, finish top and back.
2. Polar bear quilt, finish top and back.
3. Denim quilt, work on star blocks.
4. Pick any WIP and proceed with it! (maybe I’ll get to one this month!)
The past 8 days have been very busy. Here are 9 of 20 small panel quilts my daughter and I assembled. Someone else cut the fabric, we sewed, and others are going to tie the quilts. They are all to be donated to a local school group.
Next up, Texture Magic. Fabric on the right has been textured. Hard to see in the photo, sorry.
I’m thinking Valentines Day and used the textured fabric for an applique heart.
Another way to construct a heart is with the Lil’ Twister Template. Start with 5″ squares and put a 3 1/2″ border around them. Use the template to cut and then twist. Follow the directions, super easy!
And you end up with this!
The date on the Lil’ Twister package says 2008, although it is new to me. But, here is a Twister made without the template, probably 10 or more years ago! I made it back in the day when we cut out our own cardboard templates, and marked the diagonal lines on them. I’m sure my homemade template is around here somewhere!
I made several of these for Christmas gifts for relatives way back then and one for myself. I am still using mine as a table topper.
I heard yesterday was Ditch News Years Resolutions Day. Ha! How about that!? We have had 17 days to make good on those resolutions, and if some aren’t going to work out, ditch them without any guilt. That has to make you chuckle, right!?
In my quilting life, I’ve been thinking about some of my goals and am realizing they are too big for this month. So instead of ditching, I’ll revise them. One yearly challenge that I’m thinking of ditching is Back to Square One Mystery Quilt. I really thought I’d follow along with it, printed out instructions & started to pull fabric, but then I came across a few other challenges and quilt alongs and am drawn to them. I have already started the Scrappy Swoon Quilt Along so that is now on the front burner.
I think I’ll keep Judy’s Back to Square One Mystery on a back burner and perhaps get to it – but if not, no biggie for me this year. I’m also doing Amy’s Dancing Stars.
Along with all my other plans and ‘work’ & family life, I think I have a full year ahead of me! I say ‘work’ because as many of you know, I work for a quilt shop! Fabrics and Friends Quilt Shoppe, Roanoke, IN. Best job ever! Paid to play with fabric!