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Welcome back, ya’ll!! The end of the school year is RIGHT around the corner here in SWLA. We have had a lot of activity with last minute field trips, awards ceremonies, and (gasp) a graduation. Yes, my 3rd baby is headed to kindergarten next year. sigh
SO I’m sorry this post is a tad late. Dot is just as busy, but she still managed to squeak out the sample block for us. THANK YOU DOT! And as always, the cutest darn applique embellishments! The flower stems are intended to be embroidered. The 2nd applique is a basket with ...read more
But onto the news of what It’s Sew Emma will be bringing to the Market offerings... you saw it here first! Eight new patterns from It’s Sew Emma have been on our Coming Soon pages the past few weeks, but now the quilts are done and we get to show you pics! Two quilt patterns, one king-sized block of the month, and five new Little P’s are now available for purchase ... read more
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I did complete block 8 from WebFabric's Scrappy Organized Block of the Month for March.
This quilt block also belongs to Moda's Friendship and Signature Quilt Alongs.
Click here for the pattern for Block #8, which is by Lily Ashbury.
|Pieces all cut.|
|Some pieces assembled.|
|Rows put together,|
Happy Funday Monday! I got block #7 done from WebFabric's Scrappy Organized Block of the Month. These quilt patterns also belong to Moda's Friendship and Signature Quilt Alongs.
This is Block #7 by Barbara Brackman.
|My dark, medium and light fabrics are cut and ready!|
|First step - sew light and dark rectangles.|
I love surprises when they are like this email from Zoe:
I have just finished a new block of the month quilt comprising stitchery blocks. The quilt has been made using Aurifil Mako 12 threads. I thought you might like to see a photograph.
This delightful quilt is a clever mix of pieced & embroidered blocks and is now available as a “Block of the Month” project directly from The Blanket Box .
The embroidery has been stitched with Cotton Mako’ 12, simplifying ...read more
The first Thursday of the month is the San Antonio Modern Quilt Guild meeting. I always leave quite inspired. This month was no different. We saw a movie on Gees Bend and got to flip through some of the members’ books on Gees Bend. Of course, the block above is NOT Gees, but it is our challenge block.
Challenge block? Well, that isn’t modern at all. I know- that IS the challenge. 3 coverlets (quilted bed covers) were donated to our guild after being found. A friend of our guild gave these to us with the express purpose of ...read more
I told my hubby how much knowledge was gained from start to finish on this quilt and he suggested I name her Athena, the goddess of knowledge. Pretty clever, I think. So here she is.
Today I am so thrilled to be able to show you our new BOM (block of the month) quilt created by Emma and Sarah (Treehouse Textiles) and me (Cabbage Quilts)!!
Introducing Citrus Sweet Love...
Our BOM design is made up of 12 on-point blocks, created using hand piecing and machine sewing methods...
Added to that are the 6 beautifully organic applique blocks (we have stitched them using needleturn method, though they would be just as gorgeous using any method of applique).
Then the lovely grey sashings with their salmony cornerstones, as well as the triangle borders with their striking pinwheels ... read more
|Craftsy BOM 2012|
She's ready for snuggling..
Guess what I did last night? Yep! I stayed up and did some sewing! Whoo-hoo! It's about time. You were probably starting to ask yourself.."Does this girl ever sew or just blog about stuff she's bought?" Haha...yes I really do sew. To be honest though, I have to be in the mood because having an 8-month old really makes it difficult. I usually wait until she goes down for bedtime. If my husband, baby & dog are asleep...there's no distractions and I can sew sew sew! Anyways, last post I mentioned quilting bees. I decided ...read more
Well my goal for this month was to finish my Sisters' Ten blocks early in the month to avoid the scramble of the last week...oh well. At least it's not the very, very last days of the month, right? The block for April is Lady of the Lake and to be honest, I was not all that jazzed about this one.
I found this star over at Fresh Lemons Quilts under Faith’s Solstice Star Series blocks. Faith states that the star is from Barbara Brackman’s book The Encyclopedia Of Pieced Quilt Patterns, page 347 and is attributed to Beth Gutcheon’s Perfect Patchwork Primer.
And this is the inside:
Here is the one by Faith and her tutorial.
And this is Faith from Fresh Lemons Quilts Solstice Star Quilt:read more
Well I went from a whopping 3/3 for the first couple months of the year to 2/3 last month…and the trend continues but with a few very good reasons!
So my plans were to:
1. Complete the Sisters' Ten blocks for March - check!
2. Start up the Anna Maria Horner feather blocks at the BMQG Retrest - check!
3. Hexies - Nope. Not even a little bit. But I definitely wasn't slacking or anything. Instead I completed my Asbury Challenge mini, On the Boardwalk. And on top of that, I started a custom quilt too! So I think ... read more
I have been a little absent lately furiously getting ready for some busy times… The first is a trip to the Australian Quilt Convention in Melbourne this week. This is Australia’s largest quilting specific show and is accompanied by lots of classes with world reknowned quilters, great quilt displays and competitions and of course our best vendors.
I have been invited to demonstrate on two vendor booths
I have a ...read more
The class was a great experience for me with Amy Gibson as the instructor. I even signed up for the Craftsy Class, Free Motion Quilting a Sampler by Leah Day to fmq this particular quilt. It is time to finish.
Past 2012 BOM posts:
July, August, September, October Blocks
This is the second month in a row that I've waited to finish my Sisters' Ten blocks until the very end of the month...maybe one of my goals should be to flip it and reverse that trend! Any who...the block for March is School Girl's Puzzle. My fabrics were all lined up and ready to go...
...and then they just sat there for a while. Sorry guys.
|Thankfully octopi can't judge...|
But once the last week (or rather, the last few days) of the month were looming, I got into gear and hammered out both ... read more