Monday, March 31, 2014

Bright Wonky Scrappy Birch Strips

This is my quilt from last year and I REALLY love it.  I had it quilted and then I bound it in the same fun fabric as the backing.  It's so cheery and fun to study.  

Can you find your squares? 

Looking forward to the picnics we'll have on it and the movies we'll watch under it. I'm pretty sure Anna Claire wants me to kick the bucket soon so she can have it.  Thanks, ladies!


Friday, March 28, 2014

There is an Owl with a cupcake on it's head in the Hedgerow!

I Love this Fussy Cut!
I Love the colors in this square. 
The quilt will be so bright and cheerful. 
The girls will LOVE it!

I may have to make another one! or 2...
Have fun, Elizabeth.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Ooh lala!

I really struggled with what to put in the center of this block, but finally decided on the Eiffel tower, even if it isn't as cartoony and cute as most of the other blocks.  Picking out the different colored scraps, however, was way too much fun.  And hmm, my photo is sideways, it seems. Sorry about that! The block, however, is right side up! :)


Thursday, March 20, 2014

I spy a snail in the grass!

I had a lot of fun with this block- I love color!!

So- if you can't tell, those are giraffe heads on the top row. I didn't intentionally make it this way but when I was taking the pictures I noticed it. The giraffes kinda look like they're the ones spying :)

Hope you like it!!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

I Spy With My Little Eye - An Owl!

Here's my little owl guy, Liz! This was fun to put together and to figure out which scraps to use.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

I Spy a Goose

What a fun idea, Liz!
This is not as crooked as it looks,
but it is a little crooked. :)

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Special Delivery from Mardie, Liz and Teriney! (Watch for a package on Sunday)

Here are Mardie and Teriney's Ribbon Squares from our Friday afternoon
"Get Rid of Our Guilt" session with Liz. 
We Are Done! Woo Hoo!

Here is Teriney's square

Here is Mardie's square

Here are the "triplets" all together.
(Sorry we are late.)

Hope you like them, Emily. It was a challenging, but great square. I loved how it came together with wonderful colors and a really nice contrast with the grey. 

(I also think there may be a great sermon here. Something about "following directions (obeying) with exactness will get you to the desired final product (end place)". What do you think?)

Friday, March 14, 2014

Blue ribbon Friday!

Mom and Teriney and I got together to reconcile our guilt!

Here is my aqua ribbon.
I enjoyed learning something new and what fun colors to work with!
I hope you like it, Emily!

a new dress for liz

I already want this quilt!  I hope you like it, Liz!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

mermaids for Liz

These fussy cut mermaids remind me of Liz's daughters.  I put them sideways so one wouldn't be upside down.  I hope you like it, Liz.

It's amazing what you can get done when you're procrastinating preparing a talk for church.

Monday, March 10, 2014

March of the Scrappy Hedgerow

It's here!  Sorry to be so tardy! Meet the Scrappy Hedgerow!

My sweet mother made me a quilt for my birthday and it has become a favorite couch snuggling quilt.  However I have TWO girls.  So I would like this quilt for my girls.  It starts with a fussy cut in the center.  I would like it to be like an "I spy" quilt. For example, my square has a big item, a cupcake that fills the square.  But it could totally be a medium print, for example one filled with bicycles, that would become a bicycle square.  Please try and keep with the color scheme (red, pink, peachy-orangey-yellowy, minty-olivey-greeny, and aqua).
It's basically a modified log cabin.  Start with a 4.5"x 4.5" fussy cut.
Then we add a border, with four different fabrics, but from one color family.  If you need scraps, please let me know.   I started with peach. You can go in any order you would like. There are four borders, but my palette includes five colors, so have fun and be creative! My square shown doesn't have a pink border. I chose to use red to emphasize the red frosting on my cupcake. 

The measurements for the first border, going clockwise, are (starting from the right side-sorry my photo isn't oriented correctly!)
2)1.5"x 5.5"
4)1.5"x 6.5"

This is the overall diagram that my lovely mother helped me with when I couldn't do my math correctly!

As you attach the borders, press seams outward.

For the next border, going clockwise, (starting at the top this time :) the measurements are:
Press each seam again outward as you attach them. 
For the next border, going clockwise, starting at the top again, the measurements are:

For the final border, going clockwise, the measurements, from the top are:

Press all seams out and you're done!  Please don't trim the squares at the end. I will take care of that.  
Thank you my friends! I hope you enjoy and please let me know if you need scraps or have questions!

It's coming!

Sorry for my tardiness, friends! My tutorial is on its way!  Just having a little trouble with quilting math...

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Kickin' Threads and Taking Names

At the end of my life I'm sure I won't say, "I wish I spent more time cleaning the bathrooms."  But, I will say, "I wish I spent more time sewing."
See all that fabric stacked up to the left of the picture?  Potential projects, that just cry for attention.

I did get to spend a little time in my sewing room this weekend and made progress on a couple of projects.  I got the top to my 2012 12squared sampler quilt finished.  And my Blue Ribbon Quilt is coming along.  Rethinking the name.  Any suggestions?