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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Patchwork Squared P2 Block Four

Block 4
Here is my fourth block called Fourth Inning. This is the fourth block quilting along with Patchwork Squared.

This is my first actual patchwork quilt a long, similar to what I think a Block of the Month club would be like. Since I live in Canada, participating in one is just cost prohibitive. But I really like the modern squares we are making and the interaction within the Flickr group. It's really tons of fun.

I didn't purchase any material specifically for this QAL but I did use fat quarters from my stash. So far with these four blocks I've used 5 fat quarters with lots of fabric still left over.

So if you have some time please join the fun and make sure to upload your photos to the Flickr group and enter to win some cool prizes!!! (There are two drawings for this round so if you do start, start with Blocks 3 and 4, Diamond Mine and Fourth Inning...if you post by April 24th and let the guys know on the giveaway thread, you will be entered to win!)

P2 Modern Solids Quilt Along

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Patchwork Squared Progress

Week 1
Here is week one of the Patchwork Squared P2 Modern Solids Quilt Along... this block was super easy to make.

Week 2
Block two...

Week 3
Block three...

Week 4
Block four...

I made all of these today in about 3 hours. Visit the P2 QAL Flickr group for more inspiration!

New Projects Finished!

Summer weight minky
On our spring break vacation my sister Starr bought this Michael Miller deer print and lavender minky for my daughter Marisol. She wanted  me to make her a minky of her own. I think it turned out super cute! I didn't add any batting since it's almost summer and I don't want to over heat her if she naps with it.


Then I took a little time and made a "Magic Pillowcase" for my son. The magic is in the technique which makes this pillow assembly so easy. I sewed with with french seams on the inside.

Monday, April 18, 2011

QAL Block finished and now a pillow

Lily's QAL Pillow
I have been quilting along with Lily's Quilts and made this super cute block from some of my Amy Butler scraps. This was going to be a wall hanging then I decided to make it into a pillow. With just a little trimming, I ended up with a pillow top and stuffed it with a 26x26" pillow form.
Lily's QAL Pillow
I decided to quilt the front and back with small and larger loops. I used Kona Koal for the back and framing on the front circle. I can't wait to give it to the person I made it for!!!

Mini Quilts Just For Me!

Mini Quilts
I finally finished these two mini quilts I made for myself. They will hang on my sewing room wall and hopefully give me inspiration when I really need it. I am a Neptune and Tula Pink lover and these are some of my very favorite prints.
Mini Quilts
Mini Quilts

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Lily's Quilts Quilt-a-long started!

Lily's Quilts QAL

Here is my finished block for Lily's Quilts QAL... now into week four. I missed the first four weeks so I'm just going to tackle this one block and use it as a pillow or wall hanging.

I really like the scrappiness, I just used scraps from my bin and I think it turned out really springy. I'm really into Kona greys right now so this suits my mood!

Minky Blanket finished

Here is the blanket I finished for my sister Starr. We have been visiting together the last three weeks over our spring break vacation and she even helped me travel with the kids back to Canada and stayed a week cleaning my house! So here is the blanket I made for her....

Minky Blanket finished

I really love the way the top came together with the blue/grey flannel. We used packaged satin binding from Joann's for the edging and a grey minky for the back. We sandwiched the layers with warm n natural and it's not too weighty for summer and soooo soft and cuddly!

Sew Mama Sew Blog prize

Yesterday I was nicely surprised when my prize from Sew Mama Sew arrived! It will be such a huge help because I have to do 99% of my fabric shopping online....

Sew Mama Sew Blog prize