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Tula Tuesdays – Cutting the fabric

Here we go!!!  It’s time to cut into all that delicious fabric!  But first, let’s organize it because there are 26 different prints to work with. I received Alpha Bitties in my Sew Sampler box a while back so I brought those out along with clips to attach them with.  I labelled each fabric piece and then grouped them according to cutting directions. I love how organized this looks. Ready to go?  I am.  I used my trusty 6×24 cutting ruler. I also have a 6 1/2 inch square that gets used quite a bit and some larger squares that get used from time to time.  For this project I…

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Tula Tuesday – Prep Work

Here we go!  Getting all ready to make the beautiful Fandango quilt by Stacey in Stitches featuring the Slow and Steady fabric line by Tula Pink First we have to get the templates together.  I took the pattern to a copy place and enlarged the pieces 200% In the upper right corner of each template page you are copying is a small square.  This square should measure 2 inches by 2 inches after you enlarge the pattern.  It is REALLY, REALLY important to check and double check this before you continue copying. Also, Templates 2, 3 and 4 have a 6 inch measurement guide that should measure 12 inches after copying. This…

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Tula Tuesdays

Have you seen the Fandango quilt kit using Tula Pink’s newest line, Slow and Steady? It is breathtaking.  Mine arrived in the mail today. If the picture of the finished quilt isn’t tempting enough, look at these fabrics My word, I’m just drooling.  Look at these two pieces!  I think I may need some yards of these. Let’s take a moment just to admire all of the above. Done?  Good…down to business. (Don’t worry, you can always scroll back up to admire some more) I’ve been looking over the directions and here are some things I want to share. Techniques for piecing this include Foundation and Curved piecing and y-seams.…

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Where I’ve Been and Where I’m Going

Hello Everyone!  Long time no see.  The summer went by swiftly and we sure kept busy! There were fairy gardens made   Wizarding wands magicked I attended the Art Quilt Symposium in Columbus, OH I also attended SewPro in Chicago and met Tula Pink and Pat Sloan and many other wonderful members of the quilting industry. Lucas took a whirl at the sewing machine for the first time and made himself a pillow. And he picked out fabrics for me to make him his own quilt.  The first of my three children to receive a handmade quilt from me.  I also made a matching toothfairy pillow that also works as…

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love is…Orlando Strong

I have been very busy since the end of school.  Many things I have planned on sharing with you, but haven’t had time to post anything. This is important though.  This was something I HAD to do, had to create, and have to share.   This is called love is…Orlando Strong.  The background colors are…

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A double post

Two fantastic things to show you all this post. First, my second ever Sew Sampler box from Fat Quarter Shop has arrived. Once again, Kimberly Jolly has read my mind on things I need or want to try.  I’ve been looking at different ways to store bobbins and can’t wait to try the Bobbini out.…

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May Crossroads

It’s time for the May Crossroads Quilt Along!  I have been having so much fun with Kimberly Jolly’s quilt along, I am so glad my friend invited me on this journey.  In fact we sewed along together via phone this month and it was wonderful. Here are my Family Blocks; The Fat Quarter Shop’s Crossroad…

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My April Mini

Yes, I am aware it is May now, but the measurements for the April mini Crossroads just went up two days ago as Sondra Davison of Out of the Blue Quilts has been very busy.  I am so glad they were up and I got it done. The Crossroads block only had two colors to…

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A Story to Share

Every year there is a huge fundraiser for the local education foundation.  Included is a silent auction featuring art work done by a classroom.  I’ve seen chess sets, board games, lemonade stands, a whole motley of items that the children participate in creating. This year I helped out with both of my boys’ classrooms.  The…

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Derby Challenge

The Splendid Sampler had a Bonus Block and Challenge this week.  The block is a cute derby hat and I had just finished sorting scrap fabric and figured I should use some of it up. I tried the freezer paper technique for the applique of the hat and hat band and machine appliqued the heart.  Of all the applique techniques I’ve tried so far, the backbasting method has been my favorite.

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