Friday, May 30, 2014

I'm now on Etsy!


I has been a long time coming.  I mentioned the idea quite a while ago and never got around to it.

"Tile" is my first offering.  It is an expanded version of the quilt that was published on Moda Bake Shop in February.  This version has directions and requirements for 4 different sizes - Crib, Twin, Queen, and King.

All proceeds from sales of this pattern will go to the Frisco Quilt Guild as part of their annual fund raiser.

The actual quilt is being raffled off - 1 ticket for $1 or 6 for $5.  Leave me a comment if you would like to purchase a chance to win the quilt.  The winner will be drawn next May.

Friday, May 16, 2014

S'more Rows.9 Applique

(row 10 )


This quilt has a large section set aside just for applique embellishment.  I chose to put one big car and r.v. on mine.  The drawings are available for you to copy...and are based on the images in the Smore Love fabric line.

It would also be adorable to applique some words here. 

On the road again....
California or bust!
"Go west young man..."
The bear climbed over the mountain....
I'd have to add a bear silhouette if I used that last one.  This is the perfect place to make this quilt your own.  No one else will have a quilt just like it.   What ever you decide to do have fun and be sure to let me know....I'd love to have a picture of it in my Flickr group, Tops to Treasures.

Fabric Requirements:
  • 1/2 yard background
    • I used Green blocks from S'more Love SKU#37076-15
  • Various scraps for applique
  • Paper to print pattern on
  • Buttons - about 1" in diameter for wheels 
    • I used La Mode #20465 - they look like big tacky white walls.  (The are not the buttons in the picture above.  Those were photo shopped on PicMonkey.)
  • Fusible web
Print pattern for applique pieces here.

Cutting Directions:
  • Cut 2, 8 1/2" x wof from background fabric
  • Cut pieces for applique x 2 (you need a set for row #11)
Sewing Directions:
  • Background (row #10)
    • Sew background pieces together along short edge to make one 8 1/2" x 84-ish" strip
    • Iron seam allowance open
    • Trim strip to 8 1/2" x 60 1/2"
  • Applique
    • Ya, no.  I am not going to tell you how to do applique.  Sorry.  If you fuse yours, like I did, follow the instructions on the package.
    • My drawing (get a copy of it here) is facing the way I wanted it to go.  I had to trace it onto my fusible web using the back side of the pattern  to get it going in the right direction on my quilt.
    • You can use the doors and window shapes for pattern pieces too....add a small "seam allowance" to your pieces so that they fall behind the vehicles when you fuse them.  You will be happier with the results...don't ask me how I know.
    • I recommend that you do NOT attach your button wheels until after the quilt is quilted.  They don't agree with sewing machine needles.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Time flies....

That is just to make you laugh.  No one is upset in my corner of the least if they are they haven't told me.  Maybe they know that I'd have to sit on their heads.....

Camera Roll-73
Noah modeling his graduation clothes.

It wasn't too long ago that I was sending this boy off to college.  I can't believe it was three years ago that graduated from high can read about my thoughts then here.

This weekend he graduates from Howard College with an associates degree.

I will be out of pocket for a little while.  We are driving out to watch him walk across the stage and help him pack for the next leg of his adventures.  

Wahoo!!  So proud of my Noah. @g00s33gg

Funny how quickly time flies...whether your having fun or not.

Monday, May 12, 2014

It's Christmas?!

It is not exactly Christmas, but it feels like it.

Today my quilt pattern, "Peaks & Paddocks" has made it's appearance on Moda Bake Shop

 If you haven't been there before I highly recommend that you go check it out.  You can find free patterns for just about anything from diaper bags to bed quilts.  All nicely sorted and arranged for easy access, and beautifully modeled with Moda fabrics.

To celebrate my 19th pattern I am giving away a panel from the fabric line,
 Winter Wonderland by Bunny Hill Designs.

The panel measures 24" wide and has 12 of these delightful illustrations on it, as well as two larger rectangular ones.

All you need to do is leave me a note telling me which background you would like.  Your choices are red (like the pictures above), or natural (same pictures but the red borders are the same color as the rest of the background.)

Mr. Random Number Generator will help me select a winner on June 12, 2014.