Oct 16, 2018

Perfect 10 quilt along, Week 2

Welcome to Week 2 of the Perfect 10 Sampler QAL!
This week, I made two Buttered Pecan blocks, 
doesn't that sound scrumptious?
This brown print from Autumn Love is one of my favorite prints from the fabric line.
The directions are great in the Perfect 10 quilt book.
I made two of these blocks, they're exactly the same!

I was a little more creative in taking this photo, 
it's the Coconut block.
My favorite color is red!

These blocks can be found in the Perfect 10 Quilts book at the Fat Quarter shop.
Their Perfect 10 Creative Grids ruler is "perfect" for cutting the layer cakes too!

Please take a look at these bloggers and see what their 
Buttered Pecan and Coconut blocks look like :)

Gina of Thread Grafitti
Greg of Grey Dogwood Studio
Heidi of Buttons and Butterflies
Jennie of Porch Swing Quilts
Kim of Persimon Dreams
Melanie of A Bit of Scrap Stuff
Pam of Pam Kitty Morning
Sinta of Pink Pincushion
Sondra of Out of the Blue Quilts

Oct 9, 2018

Perfect 10 Quilt Along, week 1

I'm sewing this Perfect 10 quilt for the 
Perfect 10 Fat Quarter Shop quilt along.
This is the first block, it's called "banana" block.
I thought it would be appropriate to use yellow fabric :)

I'm using Lori Holt's Autumn Love by Riley Blake.
The quilt is made using a layer cake.
I'll be using Cream Gunny Sack for the background 
and the red fabric from the same line, for the binding.
Of course, I'll be sewing with white Aurifil thread, my favorite.

This is the Birthday Cake block.
I decided to use pink, which is what I like my birthday cakes to be.
These are really easy blocks to sew.

This is the Perfect 10 quilt, pretty cute!
The blocks all have dessert names, which makes them very yummy.

You can follow my awesome fellow bloggers as they participate 
in the Perfect 10 quilt along :)

Gina of Thread Grafitti
Greg of Grey Dogwood Studio
Heidi of Buttons and Butterflies
Jennie of Porch Swing Quilts
Kim of Persimon Dreams
Melanie of A Bit of Scrap Stuff
Pam of Pam Kitty Morning
Sinta of Pink Pincushion
Sondra of Out of the Blue Quilts

 See you next Tuesday, Perfect 10 Tuesday!

Oct 8, 2018

Perfect 10 Sampler

I'm joining with the Fat Quarter Shop, 
with their Perfect 10 Sampler Quilt Along.
The Perfect 10 Book is available at Fat Quarter Shop!
It's Sew Emma has created 16 fabulous quilts featuring Fat Quarter Shop's Perfect 10 ruler from Creative Grids and a Layer Cake.

This is the Perfect 10 Sampler quilt, it's made with "Guest room" by Kristyne Czepuryk for Moda fabrics.

I will be making two blocks every Tuesday 
from October 9 to December 4.

If you want to quilt along, 
you can find the fabric requirements here.

See you on Tuesday!

Oct 1, 2018

Ayumi's lunch bag tutorial

My grand daughter Maisie, asked me if I would make her a "scripture bag".
I think she saw that some of her cousins had them 
and really wanted one :)

Maisie loves animals, so I made a bag 
with this very cute turtle fabric.

I didn't mean to make it as pink as it turned out, but out of all the fabrics in my stash, these ones looked the best together!

 I really love the text on the handles :)

Luckily I was able to give the bag to Maisie in person, I think she liked it!
Doesn't she have the cutest face and the best laugh?

Ayumi from Pink Penguin, has an easy tutorial for making these bags. 
You can see it here.
I have made so many of these bags, they're great!!!

Sep 24, 2018

Moroccan Lullaby

I belong to the Bees Knees, a quilting bee.
We've had and still have some pretty famous quilt fabric and pattern designers in our group.
I was so fortunate to be asked to join, this is my 5th year, I think :)
We took a little break and started off our new year this month.
It was Melissa Corry's turn, from the blog Happy Quilting Melissa.
She designed a quilt named Moroccan Lullaby.

I photography my unfinished 20 l/2" block in our new backyard in Arizona with the desert scape in the background.

This is a photo of Moroccan Lullaby, 
with all the blocks sewn together.
It can be made in many sizes and so many different 
fabric combinations.

Sep 17, 2018

Aprons for little girls!

 When your grand daughter asks you to make her an apron, you make her an apron.
But when you make her an apron, her sisters wants an apron.
So, I made all 3 of them an apron :)
I gave them some choices of fabric, and they were able to choose their own prints.

I measured them when they visited, but when I cut out the pieces, they looked way too tiny!
This is Neo's apron, she wanted the owls.

Neo is the one who asked me to make her an apron :)

Kylie chose the kitty cat fabric.

I think she likes it!
Kylie made the best smoothie I've ever had, on my birthday :)

This is Izzy's apron.
When I first made it, I thought it would fit on my 18" doll, 
but it was a little big for Red Rose.

Here's Izzy in her apron!!!

I didn't use a pattern, because aprons are easy.
I only gathered the skirt l l/2 times to the waistband.
If I were to make another, I would make the skirt wider on the waistband and make it more gathered.
I love sewing for those I love!!!

Sep 10, 2018

Pinwheel Baby Quilt

I made the Pinwheel baby quilt from a "Sweet" charm pack, by Urban Chiks for Moda fabrics.
There is a tutorial for this cute little quilt here, at Moda Bake Shop.
Jodi Nelson designed the quilt, it's one of my favorites.
All it takes is 1 l/4 yd of white and one charm pack.
I took a photo of the quilt (thanks to my husband) in Southern Utah, with the red rock mountain in the background.

I'm thrilled with my machine quilting!
I quilted swirls over the pinwheels and feathers in the border.

Prairie points are awesome too, giving the quilt added texture.

 I used a pink dot Riley Blake fabric for the background.

 My grandchildren love it when I back their quilts with soft minky.

I made this quilt for my newest grand daughter, Riley Jordan.

She is the cutest, especially when she smiles :)

This is a fast and fun quilt to make, and it's one of the most popular posts on my blog and on Pinterest.
I'm going to make some more and put them in my Etsy shop!