Tuesday, June 29, 2010

giveaways going on in blogland... wk26

Tuesday, June 29, 2010
do you read this list all the time & wonder how to get your giveaway listed?
it's easy!!
send me and e-mail... it's best if you send it to me over the weekend or monday... so i have time to get it into tuesday's post when it posts.  i can't promise all giveaways sent to me will be listed... but i try & list as many as i can each week!
-julie


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Monday, June 28, 2010

potholders & more

Monday, June 28, 2010
tonight is our next meeting of the philadelphia modern quilt guild
we will be having a potholder swap at the meeting tonight... and each member that wants to participate is making 2 potholders and bringing them wrapped up so that it's a surprise what you end up with!

i've had a month to work on mine... but surprise surprise i was working on them yesterday!
they feel very dharma initiative ish to me...

i still need to finish the binding on the one


also i finally got around to posting our logo on our blog..


exciting news...
mark & jodie from quilt out loud contacted me and asked if they could film a segment about the guild!!
of course!!
candi agreed to be filmed with me and we had a blast 
thank you johanna for letting us film at cloth & bobbin!!
it'll be airing in september!

i also finished my siggy blocks over the weekend!

here is the invasion so far... 58 people's blocks


and july is natalie's month in bee beautiful
and since her fabric came early... i got started right away and got 2 done for her!

and a siggy block!

phew.
busy {but productive} weekend!!

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Sunday, June 27, 2010

sunday stash..wk26

Sunday, June 27, 2010
some in..
some out..
you know... the usual kinda week!


IN

some new fabric from natalie

half yards of lizzy dish by lizzy house!
 this fabric is from a year ago & hard to get your hands on...
so i was super excited to find a few skinny bolts still around at cloth & bobbin!
if you have been looking for this you are in luck... i didn't buy it all... give johanna a call & she'll ship it to you!

some anna maria horner voile to make this shirt
 {inspired by this post by ashley}

and 2 yards of meadowsweet to make a bag


i also got some tufted tweets!
but for some reason forgot to take a photo.. crazy me..


OUT


5.85 for this surprise quilt
i'll show it to you in a few days once the recipient has it


2.25 yds for this bag... which should be done in a day or two


1/2yd of backing for pillow talk swap pillow
which was just received by Heather { A La Mode fabric }
it was a lot of pressure to have the swap mama herself as my partner...
but she loves her pillow!! which makes me so happy!


and 3 more yards on things in progress
that i'll show you soon!


so this week
11.25 in
11.6 out


YTD totals
purchased: 460.27 yds
busted: 299.13 yds
net: -161.14 yds

almost 300 yards busted!!
not bad for the 1/2 way point of the year... even if i still am in the negative overall.
go check out how everyone else is doing

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

castle peeps new wave quilt

Thursday, June 24, 2010
some fabric... you get it & you look at it for a while
afraid to cut into it... so it just sits on the shelf...
and then other fabric... just screams to be cut into

for me..
that was castle peeps
by lizzy house for andover

a few months back elizabeth @ oh fransson posted her new wave pattern
and i wanted to make it...
but no fabric yelled out to me {plus i didn't want to make the template}
then monica aka happy zombie made a smaller one with a dresden ruler
hmm i thought.
still i didn't make one..
i was inspired again...
{ it also didn't hurt that elizabeth posted this addition to the pattern }


so castle peeps + new wave = this!

blocks all on the floor... i decided on a "color wave"


it's amazing how much length you loose one the seams are sewn


and like that i was done!


close up of the quilt... since my toes aren't that exciting

most of my seams line up

a few didn't.. but not enough to take them out

oh... and i didn't have the "fat cats" ruler by Darlene Zimmerman..
but i do have her 30 degree triangle ruler..
and that's what i used to make my quilt...
it's a bit more of an angle... but i like it!

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

giveaways going on in blogland... wk25 {ended}

Tuesday, June 22, 2010
do you read this list all the time & wonder how to get your giveaway listed?
it's easy!!
send me and e-mail... it's best if you send it to me over the weekend or monday... so i have time to get it into tuesday's post when it posts.  i can't promise all giveaways sent to me will be listed... but i try & list as many as i can each week!
-julie

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Monday, June 21, 2010

sponsored giveaway: featuring Piece N Quilt {ended}

Monday, June 21, 2010
natalia of piece n quilt
is sponsoring a giveaway for you!

natalia & crew run a fun shop
and natalia always has great tutorials & photos of quilts she has quilted on her blog!

and she does some amazing quilting with her long arm!
remember this quilt she did for me...

all the giveaway details are here!!



giveaway now closed!


and the winner is...
Jorie!




Jorie said...



My favorite fabrics on sale at Piece N quilt would have to be ALL of the "Half Moon" line! The hubby wants me to make him a black, white, and wonky quilt (so it won't be too girly!) that he can take with him when he has to go away overnight for the Army.
June 23, 2010 12:48 AM 

Jorie send me your info! 

Sunday, June 20, 2010

sunday stash..wk25

Sunday, June 20, 2010
crazy week with technology
if you follow me on twitter you already know this
and we have had phone issues
fax issues.
and so on.
one of those weeks...

so this will be a quick report..
with no photos of mine!

IN

5 yards of navy neptune under the sea


and 5 yards of flutterby fat quarters
{ one of theses bundles }
OUT


charm pack & FQ to kelby
{ photo from kelby}


fat eight bundle to tricia
4 hunky dory FQs

my modern siggy blocks
grey for 2 pillows
castle peeps for new wave
white for new wave


so this week
10 in
11.26 out


YTD totals
purchased: 449.02 yds
busted: 287.53 yds
net: -161.49 yds

hey.. more out than in!

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

weave some magic

Wednesday, June 16, 2010
aka... julie's snuggler!
{ names are a funny thing! }

this is a fun & easy quilt to make... {and very fast!}

 & i designed a bag to match!


details
fabric is fresh cottons by fig tree for moda
pattern - julie's snuggler
designed by me
quilted by me
started on 2/22/10
finished on 2/24/10
quilt measures - 50.5" square


featured in
august/september issue of McCall's Quick Quilts!!
the kit includes one jelly roll... and all the other fabric needed for the quilt top, binding, and the entire bag!


edit... i don't know the young girl in the photo... but they picked a good model... and that could have been me when i was a kid!

if you subscribe to McCall's Quick Quilts.. the issue should be in your mailbox any day... and if not... i'll have copies available soon for sale in the shop!


also...
i had the pleasure of speaking at the county line quilter's guild on monday evening
and i took my original woven quilt to show them
{ fabric = blush by basic grey }
thanks to the guild for having me!

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

giveaways going on in blogland... wk24 {ended}

Tuesday, June 15, 2010
do you read this list all the time & wonder how to get your giveaway listed?
it's easy!!
send me and e-mail... it's best if you send it to me over the weekend or monday... so i have time to get it into tuesday's post when it posts.  i can't promise all giveaways sent to me will be listed... but i try & list as many as i can each week!
-julie

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Sunday, June 13, 2010

hexagon quilt along... finishing directions

Sunday, June 13, 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


finishing directions!
 { the hexagon quilt a long is over... but you can always look at the tutorials & make a hexagon quilt! }


General Hexagon Sewing Tips

1. Line up triangles and sew an accurate 1/4"

2. Press seams open when sewing units together

3. Pin!  I'm not usually a big on pinning... but it really helps when working with the bias and this many seams.  Also I suggest you don't cut off the "dog ears" along the way as they will actually help you line up pieces.

4. Don't obsess!  Many of my seams within blocks aren't perfect... but often you can't tell because the same fabric is meeting up with itself.  I focus on seams where blocks meet & there is a lot of contrast.

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 Quilt Layout #1
details
fabric is wonderland by momo for moda & bella solids
designed by me
will be quilted by me
started on 3/29/10
top done on 4/28/10
finished on ...
measures - 40.5" w x 51.5" h


blocks needed for layout #1

1. I started by laying out all my blocks.  I considered adding white at the top and bottom... to make the quilt have 4 straight sides... but eventually decided against it.  But you can do this if you like.  {See top left of photo below}

2. In addition to the 32 blocks you'll need 6 "fillers" for the sides.  They can be made by cutting two 4.5" strips x WOF of your solid.  Then subcut these strips using the template from block 7.

3.  You'll be sewing the quilt together in vertical columns.  

4. I suggest sewing one column at a time so that you don't mix up your pieces.  This layout will have 10 columns.

5. Continue sewing until you have all 10 columns together.

6. Then begin to sew the columns together.  Continue until you have the entire quilt top done.


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Quilt Layout #2
details
fabric is remix by ann kelle for robert kaufman & quilter's linen
pattern - hexagon quilt a long
designed by me
will be quilted by me
started on 5/28/10
top done on 6/8/10
finished on ...
measures - 40.5" w x 45.5" h  {22.75" per side}



blocks needed for layout #2



1. Again I started by laying out all my blocks.  I decided on having the final shape of my layout to be one giant hexagon.

2. In addition to the 19 blocks you'll need 36 "fillers" for the setting.  They can be made by cutting three 4.5" strips x WOF of your solid.  Then subcut these strips using your ruler as shown below.

3. You'll be sewing the quilt together in vertical columns similarly to layout #1.


4. Start with one column.  Make sure that this column does not have a solid hexagon block in it.  {you'll see why}

5. Repeat for the next column.

6. Sew the 2 columns together.

7.  Things are a bit different when sewing columns with solid hexagon blocks.  You'll be working with 2 columns at a time as shown below.  Attach the setting triangles to the hexagon blocks as shown.

8.  You should end up with four units as shown below.

9. Sew these units together to finish a wide column of hexagons.

10. Continue this until you have 5 wide columns put together.

11. Sew these columns together to finish your quilt top!


the options really are endless!
don't forget as you finish your blocks.. and your quilts...
to please post photos in the quilt a long flickr pool
and in the jaybirdquilts flickr pool

thanks for joining me on this hexagon journey!!!


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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
block 7

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