Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Midweek Makers #48

Welcome to another edition of Midweek Makers, the place to show your creations!

Being that it's the end of fall, there were two beauties last week, full of color. Lee Anna of Not Afraid of Color brought out 'Fall' in this incredible tree.

                                                   

And Maggie at Making a Lather brought out her vibrant Cathedral Stars that she's trying to finish.

                                                       

Both just rock with color! Ladies, be sure to grab a 'Featured' button!

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I've hit the Christmas fabric stash again, hoping to clear out a bit more to make room for other fabric. The recent pull is mostly dark reds and creams,



and will be turned into the Half Log Cabin blocks below.



Did you get to create over the holiday? If so, show us what you're working on!
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Monday, November 28, 2016

Time to Get Back to Quilting

Nothing like a holiday to break up the schedule. No quilting, no computer, and no phone. Pretty much complete withdrawal since last Tuesday. But it was worth it to spend time with family!

Now that Thanksgiving is over, it's time to celebrate Christmas. Wall hangings and table runners were changed out yesterday so that now the house is decorated with these:

O Tannenbaum



Peppermint Candy



Interlude



Holly Jolly





Simply Woven Version




And White Birches on the wall (from the book Quilting in Black and White).



Once it's officially December, I"ll have a few more Christmas quilts to reveal. Stay tuned!



Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Midweek Makers #47

Hmm, quilting or prepping for Thanksgiving dinner? Such a hard decision! If it's the first choice, show it off here at Midweek Makers!



Otherwise, enjoy the eye candy!

Because tomorrow is Thanksgiving, the featured artists are those that created items in autumn colors. Two entries last week are the honorees.

Donnalee at DonnaleeQ celebrates with these pretty pumpkins.

                                   

And Patty at Elm Street Quilts made this improv quilt with a gorgeous autumn palette.

                                   

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As for me, no new autumn creations this year, but two table runners are out, Pumpkat Patch,



and a diamond runner,



plus on the wall, these pumpkins, 




and Seed Mix,


and in the living room, Falling Leaves.



Lots of autumn to enjoy right now, but next week it will all be red and green!

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Monday, November 21, 2016

Hanging Towels for the Holidays

Now that Blossoms is done, I feel it's time to clean up the studio and finish up other projects that are lying around. One of those is making more hanging towels, 


Autumn hanging towels

just in time for Thanksgiving. 


Autumn towels backside


Not that winter or any time of year were forgotten.


Blue Hanging Towels

Using one towel in each color and my Hanging Towels tutorial, these four stitched up quickly. Why did I put it off for so long? But I'm happy to have new towels, and to have them off the Featherweight case.

One project down, more to go!





Friday, November 18, 2016

Blossoms

Here it is - Blossoms!

Blossoms quilt


Another quilt created from leftovers from Jeweled Flower Garden and Saw Tooth Flowers, with petals from solids added in.

The blossoms use the Crafted Applique technique, a new non-traditional applique method. 



So how did these blossoms happen? After prepping the fabric according to the directions in the book, and with six triangles from each fabric, a hexagon center was created, 




highlighted by a yellow frame. 



Using a longarm ruler as a template, 



the first row of petals are cut and placed.




Two circle rulers provide the templates for row 2 and 3.



Then the process begins to add them on to the first row.





Row 3 is added in the same way.




The blossom creation was carried out on a pressing sheet in order to adhere the petals to each other for transfer to the background.



After cutting a few leaves, everything was pinned and then fused to the background.



For this quilt, I decided to use the straight line of the quilting to hold down the applique instead of zig zagging around the edges then quilting over that. 



Background on this is a freehand meander. No need for something fancy as it would be hard to see.






Though I'm not concerned about the applique coming up, I don't know how the edge will hold up in the wash. Lara claims the edges don't fray, but I'll check that out on another project.  For now, this one is a wall hanging.


Almost forgot! The background is a D9P (disappearing 9-patch), done all in greens. Check out the D9P tutorial to make your own.

Have a great weekend quilting!



Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Midweek Makers #46

Welcome to Midweek Makers, the place to show off!



Today's features are fast, fun projects created from existing products. First up is the Wonky Sleigh Ride by Vicki at Vicki's Crafts and Quilting.

                                              

Though she struggled with this beauty, it turned out gorgeous!

Donnalee at DonnaleeQ invented her own version of the Craftsy block of the Month quilt, to much success!

                                         

And Jen at deJong Dream House used a wallpaper design to create Orla Take 2Nice job Jen!

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My project this week is the Crafted Applique flowers. 


I'm thinking to use the quilting to stitch down the applique, as this technique has less edge fraying, and I'm not thrilled about doing all that stitching twice. There's just too many quilts left to make!

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