Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Mischief Quilt from DIY addict. English Paper Piecing


Heather here. I have started my Mischief quilt. Its an English paper piecing kit, I got from The DIY Addict . I love the kit, templates, paper pieces, and pattern. I am pretty sure I will never cut my own paper pieces. Here are the six I have finished. 


So, fussy cutting takes significantly longer, but I think my blocks are significantly cuter, so I will keep at it. It also wastes A LOT of fabric, but as long as I am resourceful with my scraps, I don't think this will be a big issue...


Seeing all the cute bears and fish and animals makes me happy everytime I look at these!




So now I am deciding on a background, I think it needs to be black or navy, thoughts?



Alright, hopefully in a few weeks I have several more to share!


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Bella Skill Builder Pt 2

Bella Skills Builder Part 2, Orange Peels! I tried really hard to place these perfectly on each square, even so they are definitely not perfect.

(Fat Quarter Shop is hosting a monthly skill building pattern. You'll finish a few blocks per month of a certain skill, see the bottom for the full quilt)

I used Fat Quarter Shop's template and they are raw edge, using a temporary iron-on adhesive and stitched down.

It's really hard to get a good pic of the colors. The pink is so soft and the darker color is a fuchsia/wine and not as bright as it appears. It was really hard to choose a solids color palette with no print to base it on. I went with a winter berry theme.

Bella Skill Builder, Part 1:

And a wrinkly one of them all together.


Here's the full quilt, I'm excited! I think pineapple blocks are next, which is new for me!


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Monday, March 6, 2017

Sweet Strawberries

 It's been a long time since we blogged to blog! We've talked, as sisters, and we're ready to remedy that! So don't give up on us! We're excited to elaborate more on our Instagram projects.

First up, my Strawberry quilt!!! How can these sweet quilt not take center stage?!


I used the pattern Strawberry Social from Pattern Basket. If you google that it will come right up.

I used a larger variety of prints than the pattern suggests and didn't add a border since I wanted mine a little smaller. I used the dot from the line "Hello Bear" by Bonnie Christine for Art Gallery Fabrics, I think it's the perfect background for a strawberry quilt!


This quilt was made for my sweet Lucy girl! (Do you just love her strawberry sheets?! I HAD to buy them right?!)

I've got myself into a tradition of making my babies 4 year old quilts. Nothing specific, just a reason to make them a quilt! I add an embroidered message to the back too.


I added the SOFTEST minky to the back, I've been hanging onto it for a while and it is seriously incredibly cozy.


I asked my very talented friend, Rhonda who owns Olie and Evie, if she would quilt this for me. Maybe it's cheesy but I found a design with bees, flowers and leaves and thought it was too cute to pass up on.  She also wrote "Lucia" on one of the strawberries and I just love that.


Thanks friends for stopping by!! Hope to see and hear more from you! :)

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Bella Skils Builder

Welcome!!


Over the next few months, until November exactly, I'll be participating in the Bella Skill Builder QAL with Fat Quarter Shop! And you should too!!

It's a block (or two or three) per month, basically however many blocks using the same skill.

Here are my blocks for this month. I'll share my colors shortly, it's blues, greys and berries!


So I totally need to work on my basic skills LOL! After doing these last night I thought this is a good QAL for me! :)

Here is the finished sampler quilt and you can find more info at Fat Quarter Shop, including kits, free patterns, etc.

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