Wednesday, February 15, 2017

1/2 Rectangle Triangle - B Unit! Tutorial :)

Shortcuts, Tips, and Tools!!
for making your ½ RectangleTriangles.
You will use the B Unit if making my 
Breezy Point Star #BPS
You will also want to check out the 1/2 Square Triangles Tutorial here!

Using Bloc_Loc Rulers allows you to be consistently accurate which will save you time and energy.  
You do need to add a little extra fabric to your estimates but it is worth the time you save!







Hope this helps you with your 1/2 Rectangle Triangles - To make the A block you just place the pieces opposite  in the first step.  I'm working on that tutorial now..

Enjoy!   Marie






Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Sharing a few updates!

Mini Cosmic Waves - is a paper piecing pattern.
Here's Susie's beautiful 9" block sample!!


Pattern comes with SEVEN Block Sizes Included: 9", 12", 15", 18", 20", 24", 30"
The pattern is available here on 



and here on


Huge thank you to The Modern Quilt Guild for the mention in their newsletter!!
Thank you Susie!!
I'm working on this one's BIG sister!!!
Cosmic Waves - the Quilt will be appearing soon!!
Thanks for stopping by!!
Marie


Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Getting Started is the Hardest Part!!

Don't you think so?

I recently had an opportunity to spend the day with one of my favorite people, Karen.

As I had her for a whole day I set out to find a project that she would enjoy that could be completed in One Day!!  


It's always hardest to Start a Project 
BUT if someone else...
Shows up with the project 
AND 
The supplies 
AND 
Says PICK.... 

I found it wasn't so hard at all!!


I happened to find the perfect project in a recent email from "Sew She Can" - "Quilting UnPlugged: design-your-own MINI QUILT" and thought this would be a perfect - One-day project!


I had recently worked on a Charity Quilt with some friends using our scraps.  I hadn't unpacked the leftovers and it just happened to be a happy 'little' container of lovely blue and aqua's that would be just the combination to get Karen's creativity going!




From this stash she picked a large flower (left fabric) as her focus piece and placed it in the large square where it would stand out. Next she grabbed a few coordinating pieces plus a background and set to work. 



Here is Karen with the beauty she created!




Fabric selected, cut, pieced, machine quilted, bound, and 
hanging pockets in the corners.


ALL done in One Day!!!  
Success! 

Now if only I could apply some of this to my WIPs!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Sewing
Marie

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Fun belated baby quilt!

Our friends had a baby a year ago and I finally got a quilt done for them.

This was made with the cutest Crayon fabric using the DNP block.

 I added borders of the primary Red, Blue, Green, and Yellow.
 Found this fun matching Stripe fabric for the back. 
Lisa @ Garden Gate Quilting machine quilted this fun pattern.
Love how it looks like a scribble ;)

One more item off the WIP list! Of course I added 2!
Thanks for stopping by :)
Marie


Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Dresden plate and DHG chair pad - pillow!

Did you ever just 'need' a finish?!

Well I did!
I grabbed a couple of favorite blocks...
Some beautiful batik fabric that I would enjoy playing with...
And this is what was created!

Pillow Front & Back.

Didn't realize how dark it was in the room until I looked at the pictures below.  Still, love the way the quilting shows above ;)


I've always loved the look of the traditional Dresden Plate block and the Disappearing Hourglass is fast becoming a favorite of mine.

Here's a quick run through of my process:
Dresden Plate

Disappearing Hourglass:

Hope you are all enjoying your summer!
Thanks for stopping by!

I'm heading over to link up with Lee's WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced!, Let's Bee Social over at Sew Fresh Quilts! & My Quilt Infatuation!  Hop over to see all the creative going ons....

Marie

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

iHeart for Mom ;)

Here's a very traditional look made from my iHeart Quilt pattern.  
I made this for my Mom.  
She LOVES pink and flowers so this fabric was just right for her.



The machine quilting was lovingly done by my dear friend 

 
Lisa filled my Mom's quilt with even more love with all to the free hand hearts!!  Beautiful, just beautiful! 


I handed this quilt over to Lisa and said 'do what you think' 
and the quilt was returned to me with the beautiful quilting. 
(Unfortunately I washed the quilt before taking pictures)
Thank you, thank you, thank you!! Lisa
I LOVE the quilting and so does Mom!



This quilt measures 72"x72" - the largest size for the pattern.
I used cotton for the front and flannel for the backing as Mom's always cold and I wanted the quilt to be a BIG surrounding HUG!  

If you are interested this pattern is available:
iHeart Chevron Quilt Pattern available on Craftsy
iHeart Chevron Quilt Pattern available on Etsy

Thanks for stopping by!
Marie

Linking up with Lee over at WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced!, Let's Bee Social over at Sew Fresh Quilts! & My Quilt Infatuation!  Hop over to take a look at all the creative going ons....


Thursday, April 9, 2015

60 down & a change of plans....


As the title says....  

This is an update on My Freemotion Quilting Sampler Quilt(ssss).

Now that I have completed the first 6 blocks I am rethinking the project.  Here are the first blocks laid out.




This measures 51" across and my new plan is to make it 3x3 which will finish 51" square and be perfect for the end of the beds at camp.  As the original layout of 10 fabrics stacked and cut = 10 fabrics per blocks/10 blocks, the orphan block will be made into a pillow!  

This is the current thought on using binding to connect the blocks and around the outside.

  
Once this quilt and pillow are complete it will be on to the next 100 of Leah Day's Freemotion Designs - just beginning to formulate my next project using 101-200!!

Visit my My Freemotion Quilting Sampler Quilt page for links to each block.
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a quilty day!
Marie