Tuesday, January 28, 2014

When You Wish Upon a Ribbon Star

This one was hard to choose fabric for.  I kept going to my stash favorites, but couldn't find the right compliments that would give this block that sort of 3-D look it's suppose to have.
So, this is what I settled on.  I'm not sure it's the right shade of magenta (maybe too pink?), but I hope it works for you, Emily!
All that being said, this was a fun block!  I have never been good at math or spacial reasoning, so the thought of someone coming up with a design like this, then figuring out the measurements and angles and everything amazes me. 

Enjoy, Emily!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

February's Ribbon Star

I found this ribbon star square on Pinterest and fell in love.  Fortunately, it's not as hard as it looks!  I mailed the tutorial yesterday as well as gray and white fabric.  Please make the "ribbon" in yellow, aqua, or magenta/raspberry...  

Here is a link to the original instructions.  We're using two fabrics instead of 7-8 like in the above photo.

And let me know if you need more of either fabric (like if your dog eats some of it or *gasp* you make a mistake)  :)

Can't wait to see my stars from my girls.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

A Little Blog Business

Lovely Ladies of 12 Squared,
Teriney had the idea that we have a section on the blog for finished projects, to make it easier to find pictures of our quilts.  I don't know how to do that.  So, instead, I went through each and every post (all 423) and labeled them.  
Yes, I'm OCD.  No, I won't tell you how long it took. Yes, it feels very gratifying to have all the labels matching and in order.

I also added a search bar to the left sidebar.  So, you can type in "Finished Projects" and it will pull up all the wonderful things we've finished.  Mardie, Emily and Camie win the prize for most finished projects!  You can also search by a quilter's name or pattern.  It has been so fun to see all the blocks that this group has produced over the last three years.  You should type in your name and see all the things you've made!

Now when you make a post, just be sure to add your name and the quilt pattern you're posting to the Labels section under Post Settings.  And, if you're posting a finished project, just label it as such.
For example, if I'm posting a String Diamond for Camie, I'll label it:
Becca, String Diamond

I also added an email sign-up (just there to your left).  If you'd like to get an email whenever there's a new post here, just enter your address in and you won't miss a thing!

On another note, we have a new quilter joining us!  Please Welcome CINDY!  She lives in Salt Lake City, is an ultimate crafter, designed my wedding announcements, AND she's been to the Austin Quilt Market.  So, she's pretty much amazing.  We will get her added to the schedule and email her address soon.

Can't wait to get started.  I snuck (sneaked?) a peak at Emily's pick for next month and it's very neat.


Thursday, January 16, 2014

syrup & ice cream

I procrastinated on these squares for some reason.  But inspired by Liz, Mardie, & Teriney, I hunted fussy cuts.  I couldn't decide on just one, so I did two.  I hope they're what you wanted, Becca.

now I'm in the mood for a funnel cake!

Monday, January 13, 2014

The Perfect Ewe!

And the award goes to...
Teriney for the Perfect Ewe!!

Best Flower Arranging by Mardie

Here is Mardie's blue ribbon for Best Flower Arrangement!
So cute! We are sorry it is so late! We had a fun quilting party this morning to finish up!!

Best In Show:Bolognese

The Barefoot Contessa's Bolognese would definitely win the best in show at Tobler Sunday dinners! So the tomato wins the prize!
I hope you enjoy my red and grey tomato prize! Fun square!!

Monday, January 6, 2014

Merry Christmas 2012...2013.

I started making table runners for my sisters back in 2012 and never finished them. Since I was going home this Christmas, it had to be done. Like most things I do, I forgot to take pictures of them...oops. But my sister-friend Jessi was nice enough to send me some pictures of two of them. 

This one went to Nikki. I love how it turned out. I think I did a pinwheel pattern? With a red, white and teal pattern. I even went fancy with pointed edges. ;)

This beautiful feather runner went to Jessi. She decorates her home with lots of bright, fun colors. I knew it would be right at home with her. Thank you to all the wonderful 12Squared ladies for contributing to this one. I think she likes it! I even left my silly fat feather...I kind of like the mistakes I sometimes make in quilting / sewing. It let's people know that although it's not perfect, it was stitch by a human, and probable with lots of love.
Here is to 2014! I have a few more projects near completion...maybe this will be the year they get finished?!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, all!
Hope everyone has had a great holiday and is ready to hop back into the sewing of things!
We are pleased to welcome Amy as our newest member and some of our oldies but goodies back this year. 

Holly sent me this on Pinterest and it's just too good not to share.