Friday, August 12, 2016

Quilt Along Blocks

I started the year with several hops
and
have only really kept up with two.

I have fallen a touch behind in 
Alida (TweloQ) Designs "Play with Me" quilt along.

Here is the block for July:
" Hex game"
with a focus on English Paper Piecing.


This is my favorite block yet in this quilt along, but July was just too busy.
I'll catch up in August (at least that is what I keep telling myself).
After all, I have until Christmas.  :)



My next blocks are the August blocks for 
In Our Garden BOM blog hop
Hosted by Amy over at Sew Incredibly Crazy



These super cute blocks were designed by 
Kris over at Kris Loves Fabric.


Kris has the free tutorial and pattern over on her blog HERE.

I didn't take a shot of all the blocks so far this month, 
but I can't wait to put them all together.   
There is too much cuteness.

 I was lucky enough to receive Riley Blake fabrics for this quilt.


Here is the list of bloggers and the months:

February - Blocks 1 and 2

March - Blocks 3 and 4
Carol – Just Let Me Quilt 

April -  Blocks 4 and 5

Bonus Block

May - Blocks 7 and 8
Bonus Block

June - Blocks 9 and 10

July- Blocks 11 and 12


August - Blocks 13 and 14

Still to come:

September


October


November


December

January
Amy – Sew Incredibly Crazy– Final Blocks and wrap up

There's a group Facebook page HERE 
 and a Flickr Group 

where everyone has been sharing garden blocks.



You can still join in on all this fun!!!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Interfacing - The Perfect Foundation for Buttons

While every talks about fabric addiction I'm afraid I have another one.
BUTTONS!



I love to embellish my projects with buttons and today I am over at the 
to show how to use Heat-n-Bond interfacing as a foundation for button art
and
Heat-n-Bond Fleece to make this tote to show off that art.


My daughter grabbed this tote right up!  


Deco Foil added the perfect touch to the apple.


If you are into buttons, need a lunch tote, or a teacher gift bag 
check this project out HERE.
It's a super fun way to spend an afternoon.


Thursday, July 28, 2016

Travel Gifts

My friend Sheri and I have worked together as hairstylists, side by side, for over 26 years.
(We started when we were born)  ;)


We've just returned from Las Vegas, Nevada where we attended 
NAHA and the Aquage Master Class.

Here we are on our first red carpet.


We try to travel for education at least once a year.

I don't know about you, but I am a little squeamish when it comes to hotel linens. 
 I don't know why it bothers me, but I usually take my own pillow on car trips and when I fly and can't fit my pillow in, I take a pillow case.  

With this in mind, I decided to make my friend a pillowcase of her own and a lingerie  bag.


The lingerie bag front is the  "We Support You" Friendship Quilt Pattern from Madame Samm at Sew We Quilt
and
 the bag was made by following Jen's Pants Bag Tutorial over at Glinda Quilts.
The fabrics are Tula Pink's Moonshine and Kona cotton - silver for the background.

There are hundreds of pillow case tutorials online.
  I made this one with the 
Magic Pillowcase Tutorial over at Lovely Little Handmades.

These pillowcases are so much fun to make and I decided to make myself one too.


The fabrics for my pillowcase are from the She Who Sews collection
by Janet Wecker Frisch.  Take my advice -I love the design on my pillow but try to find soft fabric for your pillowcases.  

One more picture to show from our trip.
This is Sheri and I with our fellow Kansas hair stylist, Eric Fisher.
He didn't win this year at NAHA, but he's a master for sure.
We learned so much and had a very nice trip.
Now, back to work.



Friday, July 15, 2016

A gift for my Pokémon Go guys. Am I the only one not playing this game?

This was in my head this week and I decided to put it to fabric.


If you play the game, you know what this is.
I only know because I've seen people wandering around aimlessly with their phones
as I'm looking out the window at work
AND
my husband and son seem to have caught this bug.


Last weekend my hubby spent the weekend with our son in Northeast Kansas playing in a disc golf tournament and I had a weekend of catching up on sewing, reading, and cleaning.
When it took him an extra couple hours to get home from the trip, I was a little concerned.
Then I found out why....  
I guess there were things to capture and collect on the way home.


He showed me a little about the game and I now understand kind of get it.
I've decided NOT to download the app, but I can certainly participate in my own way.
Sewing up a Poké Ball.

I started on EQ7 by drawing the ball above, then gathered my materials, fused the fabrics with Heat-n-Bond lite, cut them out, and fused them on a manicured lawn background. 
 A little royal blue faux piping and yellow binding complete the color scheme of 



Are you playing this game? 
If you are, here is a 16" x 16" pillow to rest your head when you're at PokéStops.



Happy weekend
and 
good luck catching wild Pokémon.


Friday, July 8, 2016

In Our Garden Blocks for July

It's hard to believe the 
In Our Garden BOM blog hop
Hosted by Amy over at Sew Incredibly Crazy
is half over.

Joan at Moosestash Quilting has shared her July blocks #11 and #12.

This is my appliqued block #11.
Funky Flower Pot


Here is my pieced block #12
The "Not" so Tricky Garden


I didn't take a shot of all the blocks so far this month, 
but I can't wait to put them all together.   
There is too much cuteness.

 I was lucky enough to receive Riley Blake fabrics for this quilt.


Here is the list of bloggers and the months:

February - Blocks 1 and 2

March - Blocks 3 and 4
Carol – Just Let Me Quilt 

April -  Blocks 4 and 5

Bonus Block

May - Blocks 7 and 8
Bonus Block

June - Blocks 9 and 10

July- Blocks 11 and 12

Still to Come:

August


September


October


November


December

January
Amy – Sew Incredibly Crazy– Final Blocks and wrap up

There's a group Facebook page HERE 
 and a Flickr Group 

where everyone has been sharing garden blocks.





Participants are able to win quilty prizes too!!

Join in on the fun!