Sunday, August 31, 2014

september- scrapbuster block!


When I saw this block at littlemissshabby@blogspot.com I fell in love and couldn't get it off my mind so that's why I chose it.  Thank you for helping me with my quilt!
It's an easy block, just lots of little squares!!  (I'll be sending some fabric in the mail.)



Here's what you'll need:
3.5" center square, kona white (provided)    *see note below
16--1.5" colorful squares for the first colorful border (at least 16 colorful squares are provided for you to scatter throughout the block)
1.5" strips of kona white for the first white border
32--1.5" colorful squares for the second colorful border
2.5 to 3" strip of kona white for the second white border (you just want to make sure the final block measures 12 to 12.5" unfinished
PLEASE no purple or red fabrics. :)
Sew together the following sets of colorful squares using a 1/4" seam allowance:
2 strips 3 squares long
2 strips 5 squares log
2 strips 7 squares long
2 strips 9 squares long

1.  Sew 2 strips of 3 squares along each side of the big white square.  Iron toward the dark fabrics.
2.  Sew 2 strips of 5 squares along the opposite sides of the square.  Iron toward the dark fabrics.
*NOTE:  After I had sewn my little squares together I realized I had to trim my 3.5" square down to 3.25" to make it work.  Makes me wonder if my 1/4-inch quilting foot is really 1/4-inch!  If you need to do the same, go for it.

3.  Add borders of white 1.5" strips of kona fabric along the sides of the square.  Trim.  Iron toward the kona white.  Add borders of white 1.5" strips along the top and bottom of the square.  Trim.  Iron toward the kona white.

4.  Sew strips of  7 squares along the sides of the square.  Iron toward the dark fabrics.
5.  Sew strips of 9 squares along the top and bottom of the square.  Iron toward the dark fabrics.
At this point my square was 8 1/2 inches which is different from the pattern I was following online.  No problem!  All I really care about is that the finished block is 12 to 12.5" unfinished.  You can adjust the width of the final white border to achieve that.

6.  Sew strips of kona white to the square sewing the sides first then iron and trim.  Sew the top and bottom.  Iron and trim.

 THANK YOU!!



Thursday, August 28, 2014

Tri-Bex!

These were fun! I hope you approve of these fabric choices. I'll include more triangles, I know you need extra for a queen sized masterpiece! 
Love and miss!!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

12 Squared Sampler Quilt from 2012 Blocks


I just got my sampler back from the quilter and I'm so happy it's done!
I've never used a professional quilter before, as I'm kind of a stitch in the ditch sorta gal, but I have to say I'm loving how smooth and straight the layers are and how EASY it is to have someone with a long arm do the dirty work.


This quilt is made up of all the block patterns chosen in 2012. 
Apparently, I have a lot of red and blue fabric.



Monday, August 18, 2014

Missing Corners for Teriney

Our Primary colors are 1-2-3, Red, Yellow, and Blue.
Each one has a message for you and me, each has a symbol true.
Here you are, T-Money.  Hope your little man will enjoy his new quilt.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

August PSA

I hope Holly won't mind me posting a little update for her.  Since it has been a crazier than normal summer for some of us, Holly has graciously gifted the month of August as an extra catch up month and won't be posting a block for us to do.  Thanks, Holly!  And here's to getting all caught up as fall and school and routine roll in over the next couple of weeks.  Cheers!

Becca

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

july's square with missing corners

This was a GREAT block and super easy.  So quick and easy I felt I should make another!  I hope you like them.


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

JULY"S SQUARE...with missing corners.

Okay here it is. Super Easy!

The supply list and what the two little squares will look like...
You need to provide fabric A & B.
(see this post for color & style: http://12squared.blogspot.com/2014/07/coming-soon.html)

I will be sending the Kona white out today.

 
Sew the  1 1/2" x 6 1/2" strips to the sides of the Fabric A & B sides.
Press seams out.
*if the pre-cut strips seem a little short, don't worry about it. Later the corners are cut off.

Sew the 1 1/2" x 8 1/2" strips to the opposite sides of Fabric A & B.
Press seams out.
 
Next place the 3/1/4" squares, right side down at the corners.
Matching up.

Stitch diagonally across each 3 1/4" square.
corner to corner (needs to be accurate)
It might help to pencil a line from corner to corner to get a straight stitch.
(see left corner)
 
Next trim each seam down to 1/4".
(see right corner)
 
Finally press out all seams.
(see bottom corners)

This is what the final square will look like except there will be two.
You do not sew them together.
Also, don't trim the square, I will do that if needed.
 
Thank you wonderful lady friends!
Now off to mail some fabric!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Triangles for Becca!

Becca, I love the colors and the patterns of your fabric choices. 
I hope you like my additions to it!
Mardie

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Coming Soon

Hello Ladies! With a certain friend in from Germany (you know who you are) and a family vacation to AZ, I have not had time to post my tutorial. I will have it up hopefully in the next week. Until then, here is a sneak peak at the colors to start collecting, pick two: red, deeper yellows, navy ish blue & gray. Think masculine, non juvenile fabric. It will be for my son's bed.


We will be doing something like this. I will be sending you Kona white :) 

(picture from pinterest: http://amyscreativeside.com/2014/05/12/new-quilt-patterns/)

Friday, July 4, 2014

triangles for Becca

Here ya go, Becca!  I hope the colors are okay. My seam ripper got a good workout on these.  :)  I'll mail them Monday.

emily