Nov 6, 2018

Perfect 10 Sampler quilt along, week 5

Hello and welcome to Week 5 of the Perfect 10 Sampler QAL, sponsored by Fat Quarter Shop.
This is the Dutch Chocolate block.

It's big, it measures 18"X18", all made with half square triangles.

 Next up is the French Vanilla block, the quilt calls for 4 of them.

I love the floral print from Lori Holt's Autumn Love line.

There are four blocks which call for four 10" squares.

The French Vanilla block measures 10 l/2" square.

 It's going to be fun to incorporate these blocks into the Perfect 10 Sampler quilt, figuring out which color goes where!

To make this quilt, you will need the Perfect 10 quilt book, and the Perfect 10 ruler, 
which makes cutting the blocks so easy and effortless.
You can find these supplies at Fat Quarter Shop here and here.

This is the schedule for the quilt along.
When you go to Fat Quarter Shop's blog, there will be a link each week that takes you to a pdf like this and it will tell you how many pieces of the week's block you need to make, etc.
You will still need the Perfect 10 book though.

 Please check out all the other quilters who are quilting along :)

Nov 2, 2018

Maple Leaf quilt block

Welcome to the Maple Leaf block quilt along!

You can get the block pattern free from the Fat Quarter shop here.
The block was really easy, just half square triangles sewn together.
It sewed together pretty quickly, which is always a good thing!

I wanted to sew four blocks, each in a vivid fall color.

I haven't enjoyed a beautiful fall season since I left Canada.

My favorite fall leaf color is red, Canada's national symbol.

My blocks are all sewn, I just need to sew them together.

Now I have a cute little table topper, it's all machine quilted.

Here's the fabric I chose for the back.
This was one of the first fabrics I bought when I began quilting, before I even had a fabric stash.

My little queen squirrel looks cute on my Maple Leaf table topper.

There's a fat quarter shop video tutorial on you tube for the block.
If you would like to purchase the quilt pattern, it's only $5.95 and you can buy it here at the Fat Quarter Shop.
Hope you enjoyed seeing my photos of the Maple Leaf block and thanks for visiting my blog :)

A Very Vintage Christmas Sew Along

I absolutely love this book!!!
It's like all of my childhood memories came alive!
Yes, I'm vintage, and all the blocks in this quilt remind me of my childhood :)

Here's my little dolly, isn't she lovely?

She was so easy to put together.

I couldn't decide which photo to use!

I sewed little Dolly in a 12" size and turned her into a placemat for one of my grand daughters :)

I embroidered a little face on her and she came alive :)

I just love my new dolly placemat!

Oct 30, 2018

Perfect 10 Sampler quilt along, week 4

Welcome to our Perfect 10 Sampler Quilt Along!
 I will be quilting along to make the Perfect 10 Sampler Quilt! This sampler quilt really is a taste of all the quilts, as blocks from all 16 quilts are included, so you’ll get to try them all.  

This is what the Perfect 10 quilt book looks like.
It's awesome, with layouts for 16 quilts!
Week 4 brings you the "Cookies 'n Cream" block.

Next, we have the "cotton candy" block.
I didn't have any cotton candy for my photo shoot, so I used some of my favorite pink dishes :)

Here are the full fabric requirements to make 
the Perfect 10 Sampler quilt.
You will need both the Perfect 10 Book and Ruler to make this sampler so grab yours at the Fat Quarter Shop!

Every week of our Perfect 10 Sampler quilt along 
on the Jolly Jabber
there is a link to the "guide" that tells you how many blocks you need of each ice cream flavor, and how many pieces to cut.
You also need the Perfect 10 book, along with the Perfect 10 ruler.
Please check out everyone else's blocks :)

Oct 23, 2018

Perfect 10 Sampler quilt along, week 3

Welcome back to the Perfect 10 quilt along with 
the Fat Quarter Shop.
These blocks are made with 10" layer cakes, from the book Perfect 10 and the Creative Grids Perfect 10 ruler.
They are quick and fun to make!

Week number 3 is brought to you by the "coffee" block.

The block takes two 10" squares and makes 
two mirror image blocks.

I'm using Lori Holt's Autumn Love fabric line for my blocks.

Next, we have the "cookie dough" block.
Cookie dough ice cream is one of my favorites,
 especially if it's Blue Bell ice cream!

Are you quilting along?
I hope so, these weekly blocks are very doable :)
All the information you need is on Fat Quarter Shop's blog,

Follow these quilters and see what their cute blocks look like :)

Oct 16, 2018

Perfect 10 Sampler 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 Sampler 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!!!