Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Black and White Flower #14

I am so enjoying this series.  There are 18 in total and I can't wait to show you what I did with them!  Here's number 14:

Layer One.  Isn't the fussy cut dots fun!?

And the back.

Layer Two

Layer Three

The back of layer three

Layer Four....this one had lots of layers!

Layer four backside

Layer Five

The back.

And done!

The back.

I hope you get to quilt today!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Lego Inspiration

My darling eight year old announced that I should make this as a quilt yesterday morning.  I have to agree it would be cute!

And I saw this on a water bottle.  Love the pattern.

I hope you get to quilt today!

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Black and White Flower #13

It's time for lucky Black and White Flower #13!  I love this one.  It started with the fun orange batik you see below.  It has these great purple swirls in it.  If you've been reading my blog for awhile you know that I LOVE orange.  And batiks with orange and another color are totally irresistible for me.

Here you can see layer one.

And the back.

With the purple for layer two added.  I love how it makes the purple swirls sparkle.

And the back.

All done!  I LOVE how I fussy cut this white print.  Fussy cutting is so much fun!

I hope you get to quilt today!

Friday, December 2, 2016

Free Motion Friday - Hazelnuts

I love this design!  I had a stitching time with my mom over Thanksgiving weekend and she decided this design should be called Hazelnuts.  I had to agree and I do happen to really like Hazelnuts.

You can find the written directions here.

First stitch in the ditch around the block.  Then make a circle about 1 to 1 1/2 inches in diameter. (No idea why this picture is wonky....sorry!)

Then go back and stitch an arch in the circle.

Backtrack to the bottom of the hazelnut and stitch three lines as shown below backtracking over each one.

Now backtrack to where you want to start your next nut.  If you look at the picture below you can see that I had a very tiny space that needed to be filled.  I could've done a large circle, but instead I decided to do a tiny hazelnut.  It's so cute!

Here I've stitched out just over half my block.  You can see that the Hazelnuts vary in size and shape, but when they're all put together they look great!

And the final block!  I love this one and can't wait to use it on a quilt.

I hope you get to quilt today!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Black and White Flower #12

It's time to get back to the Black and White Flowers series.  I had so much fun making all of these!  For this particular flower I used a big white "coloring" fabric for the background.  Here you can see the started block.  I was so excited I forgot to take pictures at the very beginning!

Here's the back of the of the first layer.

And the block all done.  I love the way the orange/coral/pinks play together.

And the back all done.

I hope you get to quilt today!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Household Decor Inspiration

We were at a relative's house for Thanksgiving and I had to take a few pictures that I found inspiring.  I hope you do to!

I hope you get to quilt today!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Island Batik Ambassadors Winter Wonderland - Part 3

Being an Ambassador for Island Batik is such fun!  I was staring at a set of red, gold, and green fabrics Island Batiks sent to me trying to decide what to do with them.  A little later I was ironing in my sewing room and there on my bulletin board was the answer.  I had a tiny picture of this tree that I'd cut out of something many years ago and there it was.  Perfect!  All those lovely green would make a fabulous tree!

I cut out the pieces and found a gold snowflake on one of the gold prints that made a fabulous tree topper.  I had to use a really, really tiny blanket stitch to stitch around that snowflake, but it worked beautifully.

For the quilting I decided to stitch around all the leaves on the tree and then do a random feather all over the background fabric.

Here's the back.  It was so much fun to make and I can't wait to put it on my table for Christmas!

I hope you get to quilt today!