Monday, May 31, 2010

red white & bold

Monday, May 31, 2010
since it's memorial day
i thought it was only fitting to show a set of patriotic quilts
{ from 2008 & 2009 }

it all started with this bundle...

and turned into this quilt!

i quilted the top in light blue
the middle in navy
and the bottom in red
and i did loops and stars!

my mom made this label on her embroidery machine
and i added the details by hand

 details
fabric is Red White & Bold by Sandy Gervais for Moda
pattern - Triple Play
quilted by me
started on 5/2/09
finished on 5/14/09
measures - 54" X 60"
quilt made just because



i also made the matching table runner

 details
fabric is Red White & Bold by Sandy Gervais for Moda
quilted by me
started on 5/25/08
finished on 7/5/08
measures - 15" X 39"
quilt made just because


have a happy & safe holiday!


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Sunday, May 30, 2010

sunday stash..wks 21 & 22

Sunday, May 30, 2010
two week summary!
because i was at market last week & didn't get a chance to post..
and well quilt market = lots added to the stash!!


IN

a giant neptune score!!
via kelby30 on flickr .. thanks ryan for the heads up!


full moon forest from john {aka quilt dad!}
john surprised me with this bundle of pure joy at quilt market... i've been picking on him for some time about his full moon forest quilt... and when he plans on finishing it ... and if he has scraps to share... and so on...
but i never expected this bundle!!!  thank you so much john!!

moda bundles from sample spree!
bliss fat quarters.. regular & flannel by bonnie & camille
pure fat quarters by sweetwater
it's a hoot fat quarters by momo
lollipop jelly roll by sandy gervais

breakfast at tiffany's fat eighths by fig tree

remix by ann kelle for robert kaufman fat quarter bundles

...more remix by ann kelle for robert kaufman


i did get more at market
but i didn't list gifts on the stash..
monica's holiday happy
lizzy's castle peeps
some bundles from freespirit


OUT
a bag i made for market {and need to take pics of!}

ipad case for mom
{with john's tutorial from the moda bake shop }

outside fabric is remix by ann kelle for robert kaufman
inside fabric is teal snuggles by moda

i used 6 strips.. and had enough for the body of the sleeve..
two ties.. and binding for the top!

it's a perfect fit!
great job with the tutorial john!!

2nd hexagon quilt
here is a sneak peek!


 & some more stuff i can't show yet!


so this week
61.81 in
14 out


YTD totals
purchased: 411.77 yds
busted: 264.9 yds
net: -146.87 yds

yes.
lots in.
but so worth it!

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hexagon quilt along... block #7

jaybirdquilts
The Hexagon Quilt-A-Long Posts
flickr pool block 1 & layouts   block 5
supply list & faq block 2 block 6
button & participants   block 3 block 7
cutting instructions block 4 finishing directions


block 7
 { fyi...you can join the hexagon quilt a long at any time }

block 7
solid hexagon

i didn't use this block in for layout #1 {you'll see why}
and i used 4 of them in layout #2



follow the directions below to make a template that is the perfect size for your hexagons... as i've mentioned before hexagons will vary based on which ruler you use... and based off of your seam allowance!


you'll need a piece of paper to make a template from
{ or template plastic.. but i just used computer paper }
draw a straight line across the page.. about 6" down
and then draw a line up the left at a 60 degree angle as shown below

place a sewn 1/2 block on the lines like this
and mark where the top and right side are

you should end up with this...
check your angels and complete the lines.

cut out your 1/2 hexagon...
and add your 1/4" seam allowance on the bottom with a dashed line

take a fat quarter and fold it so that you can place your template as shown
if you are using 10" squares fold them in half
line up the fold with the dashed line... and cut the 3 sides.

the result will be a solid hexagon...
in a perfect size to fit with your blocks!!


we only have 1 more post in the quilt-a-long!
finishing directions!

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other posts for the quilt-a-long
flickr pool - don't forget to add pictures along the way!
block 5
block 6

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Saturday, May 29, 2010

hexagon quilt along... block #6

Saturday, May 29, 2010
jaybirdquilts
The Hexagon Quilt-A-Long Posts
flickr pool block 1 & layouts   block 5
supply list & faq block 2 block 6
button & participants   block 3 block 7
cutting instructions block 4 finishing directions


block 6
 { fyi...you can join the hexagon quilt a long at any time }

block 6
Y knot!


i made 5 of these blocks for layout #1
and i didn't use this block in layout #2... but you can!


sew another 3 sets of strips together
and
follow the cutting instructions to make your pieced triangles

then take 6 from one strip.
and lay them out like this.

and then sew them together as we have been doing each week


here are some Y knots.. along with some floating hexagons and kaleidescope blocks



we only have 2 more posts in the quilt-a-long!
block #7
and finishing directions!


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other posts for the quilt-a-long
flickr pool - don't forget to add pictures along the way!
block 5

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Friday, May 28, 2010

late to the party... my quilt for the festival

Friday, May 28, 2010
better late than never!

so i didn't want to just show you something for the festival that you have already seen...  so i went digging through old quilt photos... till i came upon one with a "story" worth telling.

my mom's teapot quilt
made in 2004-2005



you see my mom loves teapots.
and collects them...
and had been asking for a quilt...

so i went searching on google and found this image
{ i apologize that i don't know the source.. i found the image 5+ years ago }

but it wasn't the right colors for my mom...
and didn't showcase "her" teapots.

so i photographed a bunch of her teapots...
more than 15 of them.


one of the many i've given her...

gotta love the pepper!

my favorite set.
mrs. potts & chip... gotta love it!

and through the magic of photoshop i came up with this plan.

my mom likes batiks...
and when i found this one i knew it was perfect for her...

i also wanted the teapots to "pop"  so i added an extra 2 layers of batting on the back before i did a satin stitch around each teapot...  i then cut away the excess as shown below
then layer.. quilt.. and bind.

this was the 8th quilt i finished.. and i still had a lot to learn!
it isn't flat.. or square...
but my mom loves it.
and it hung in her kitchen for 4+ years 



details



fabric is assorted stash

no pattern.. quilt inspired by image found online



quilted by me



started on 11/27/04



finished on 7/11/05



measures.. ?  i need to check!



quilt for my mom



check out the other 650+ quilts!

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market post #3 ...some modern!

and now..
some photos of modern fabrics 
quilts.. and things..
from spring quilt market!

and lots of kona solids


a close up...



with mingle & groove for robert kaufman
{ pattern is new wave by elizabeth }


a rug by the fresh picked fabrics crew.
who said quilts can't go on the floor!

castle peeps by lizzy house for andover

close up of her quilting...



love these bags... and water bottle holders!

and it comes in laminated too!

and makes for great pillows..
i was so in need of a nap when i snapped this photo!

far far away 2 by heather ross

cute little bags...

and cute big bags!

more market to come.
and the last few posts in the hexagon quilt a long!
{ don't think i forgot.. things have just been crazy busy! }

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