Monday, August 25, 2014

Design Wall Monday–August 25, 2014

Not exactly my design wall but all layered, pin basted and ready to go under the needle and be quilted.  This is a 4 patch kaleidoscope set in a shadow box.  The fabric I used is an Alexander Henry called El Burrito.


I wanted to showcase the leftover fabric on the back so I made a giant 4 patch kaleidoscope so that you get a better appreciation of what the fabric looks like.


I’m teaching today and then I have to finish up some round robins that are due next week but hopefully I’ll get to start quilting this by the end of the week.

To see what others are up to, check out Judy’s Patchwork Time blog.


Thursday, August 21, 2014

The Blocks Are Made

I finally finished my log cabin blocks. 


I ended up making 39 (I think) log cabin blocks and plus who knows how many others blocks throughout the year for my Amish With A Twist block of the month.


All the blocks are now made and it’s time to move on to Month 13 which is the borders.


I need to cut up a whole bunch of 2 1/2” squares and start sewing them together but I think the end is in sight. 



Wednesday, August 20, 2014

An Itty Bitty Pincushion

While my sister was visiting we made Hexagon Travel Bags.  The closure is a magnetic snap.  My sister made us cute little hexi pincushions that have a magnetic snap on the back.  When you have the travel bag open you can snap the pin cushion right in place.



You can find the Hexagon Travel Bag tutorial here

A big thank you to my sister Melinda for making me the pincushion and helping me make my bag. 



Monday, August 18, 2014

Design Wall Monday–August 18, 2018

A while back, I saw a picture of a quilt top that inspired me to make this.

El Burrito

I’m calling in El Burrito, named after the fabric which is an Alexander Henry fabric from a few years ago. 

I love how it turned out.  Now it moves to the “to be quilted” pile.

To see what others are working on, check out Judy’s Patchwork Times blog.



Monday, July 28, 2014

Design Wall Monday–July 28, 2014

Back up on my design wall is this Mexican Star that I made while I was in Las Vegas.  It’s now time to finish folding back the curves and quilting it. 


I’ve been working on two round robins that are due next week and since they are “secret” I can’t show them.  But now that the round robins are completed I can get back to finishing this. 

To see what others are working on, check out Judy’s Patchwork Times blog.



Thursday, July 24, 2014

Hexie Travel Kit

Last night I finished the hand sewing on my Hexie Travel Kit.  I made it while my sister Melinda was visiting.  I did the sewing on the machine but before she left she did most of the other hand sewing with the exception of what I did last night. 


Here’s a link to the tutorial we used.  Hexie Travel Kit



Monday, July 21, 2014

Design Wall Monday–July 21, 2014

Last week I was in Las Vegas for my annual quilting retreat with friends from around the country.  This was my 15th year and for many years I have taught on one of the days.  This year I taught the Mexican Star that I’ve shown here many times.  But this is a new one that I made and used as a step-by-step sample for the class. 


Some of the curves haven’t been turned back and sewn yet but I’s coming right along. 

To see what others are up to, check out Judy’s Patchwork Times blog



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