Sunday, September 15, 2019

QOV for my cousin

Loved creating this for my cousin - my closest relative to have served our country.

Thank you cuz!

Started as a class from the Republic Quilt Guild, taught by Rae Salkeld. I went into the 'advanced' class which was taught up in Canada and enjoyed a couple of days working over the President's Day Weekend several years ago while my husband and I also celebrated our wedding anniversary, staying at the Noble House B&B which was a fantastic geothermal home. While I didn't exactly have a pattern, but a general principles to follow, I did have a few books to consider. I had my own opinions of course on how the braid should track around the panel and the panel starts at a particular size. Once I made a braid I then had a better idea of exactly how long it was going to be and how many colors would be needed for the lengths necessary. The large outer border fabric has eagles and images of Half Dome from Yosemite National Park. My cousin is definitely an 'outdoorsy' kind of guy and I thought this was just the right touch for his personal QOV.

Flannel back, wool batting. Soaring - Grande panto.
He seemed very pleased. ;-)

Monday, September 9, 2019

Once Upon a Story ...Humpty Dumpty's Wall

Hard to believe 5 years! But here we are again, participating in Marian Pena's RAL, this year called "Once Upon a Story"

We've come a long way from sharing patterns on craftsy, to payhip and now I have my own website so you can check out a lot of the products I have in my brick and mortar store (via the website). Here is a link directly to the pattern and Northcott fabrics. I've also included previous RAL patterns. Northcott has been a great sponsor through the years and I'm excited to have the actual fabrics this year available for you to purchase directly.

When I think of childhood stories, several come to mind, but the first image that came to mind that I'd want to put a pattern together for was Humpty Dumpty's wall. This design can be used as filler elements or as its own block. The pattern includes all of the sizes suggested for this RAL.

18" vertical x 9"

9" x 18"

12" x 30"

30" vertical x 12"

 30" x 30"

There are many other ways you could use this design, here is an example (inspired by a design from Ann Kelly) using old jeans and a fabric for the 'mortar'.

I actually have several 'brick' like fabrics ...make your own or pre-printed bricks.
 Free shipping when total order is at least $75.

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Tuesday, 9/3/2019

Just Let Me Quilt

Pamela Quilts


Thursday, 9/5/2019

Made By Marney

Pretty Piney Quilts

Renee's Quilting Addiction

Tuesday, 9/10/2019

Linda B Creative

Patchwork Breeze

KISSed Quilts

Thursday, 9/12/2019

Bobbin In Quilts Blog

Clever Chameleon

Mountain Meadow Designs

Tuesday, 9/17/2019

Barbara Dieges

Miss P Designs

Seams To Be Sew

Thursday, 9/19/2019

Duck Creek Mountain Quilting

Cynthia's Creating Ark

Elizabeth Coughlin Designs

Tuesday, 9/24/2019

Pumpkin Patch BC

Stitchin at Home

Thursday, 9/26/2019

From My Carolina Home

Words & Stitches
Tuning My Heart Quilts

Tuesday, October 01, 2019

Quilt Schmilt

Charlie's Daughter

Mountain Meadow Designs

Thursday, October 03, 2019

Clever Chameleon

Sew Incredibly Crazy

Miss Loreen’s Schoolhouse   

Seams To Be Sew

Tuesday, October 08, 2019 - SNT

Beth Strand
Carol Andrews
Carol Swift
Cindy Pieters
Debra Davis
Dione Gardner-Stephen
Elizabeth Coughlin
Linda Bratten
Lydia Midday
Marian Pena
Nancy Myers
Pamela Boatright
Paula Gilmore
Ursula Prandtstetter

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