Friday, June 19, 2015

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Starry Polka Dots

Here's my square for Amy G...

that was fun!

Finishing it up...from 2013!!!

A dear friend is moving and I hope she snuggles this blanket in her new home in Washington. I hope someday it snuggles her baby. Thank you, my friends for helping me make it!
I stitched on the diagonal to quilt it and it went so quickly!
With such a colorful top, I could choose anything to back and bind it so I went with something that reminded me of her.
I love how it turned out. Just in time!

Monday, June 15, 2015

polka dots and stars

I hope you like it, Amy!  It was a great block to make.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Summer Snowballs

I am indebted to Teriney for helping me with this square for Kristin! I found plenty of grey but could find no mustard and she saved the day!

This is another quilt I cannot wait to see finished! I imagine all these grays and yellows will form awesome patterns that we can't see yet!

Friday, June 5, 2015

Scrappy cabin

This was a fun square! I'm catching up!! I have to admit that some of the instructions didn't seem to quite match the picture. I would get confused whether it was supposed to be 1.5 or two. Oh and the dark orange is orange, not red!

This will be a fun quilt!

whistle while you work...

here are my squares for Jen!

I hope my stripes aren't too narrow!


Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Polka Dots and Stars

I have a slight love affair with polka dots! I'm naturally attracted to them. So I'm using them in this pattern.

Here's what you need: 
Kona white fabric
Polka dot fabric. Please have the base color and white dots, or white base and single color dots. Stay away from multi color dots. Thanks. Here's some examples. Most colors are welcome, just stay away from dark jewel tones. I do like navy, black and gray for dark colors,

Cut 8, 5 inch squares of Kona white
Pick 4 colors and cut 2, 5 inch squares of each. 

Pair up a white and a color right sides together. Draw a diagonal line from top left to bottom right.

Using the line as your 1/4 guide sew on both sides of the line and cut in half on the line.

Open the two squares and iron seam to the colored side.
Trim the corners

Once all the corners are trimmed, arrange the set of 4 like this. Sew together.

Square it off.  Repeat 3 more times.

Once all 4 color squares are done arrange the blocks like this
Now you can sew them together, iron it flat, and be done!
This should be quick and easy.
Thanks ladies. Let me know if you are in need of fabric, I'm happy to send some.

Kristen and Jen

We moved again in May. I think we are finally in our "forever" home. It's perfect and lovely, but I totally got behind on my squares!
For Kristen 
For Jen 
I will get them in the mail this afternoon!

Also, I will be getting a tutorial up for my block in the next few days. Think polka dots!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Paper Piecing Paralysis (PPP)

I am convinced this is a real diagnosis. The last time I was this behind we were working on shari's paper piecing square. Apparently I have issues with paper piecing.

Mom and I  thought we were being so smart to do this together, however the result was we ran out of mom's fabric. That was the first time we discovered our colors were slightly different!!!! So I had half a square that I couldn't finish and had to start over. We sent back the pieces I had made with my square and the fabric in case you want to make another out of that color scheme, Nicole. It's halfway done! 😉
I could blame the whole thing i pregnant brain and newborn brain but I apologize for getting so behind. 

I also want to thank you sweet friends for helping to make this darling blanket for my new babe! It's beautiful and it is our special work blanket where she rests and plays when she goes to work with me! I love it and I am so touched that you took the time to do this!!