Showing posts with label QuiltCon. Show all posts
Showing posts with label QuiltCon. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

ARGH! The Case of the Missing Foot Petal!

When I inherited my mom's sewing/quilting stuff, I brought numerous TRUCK loads of stuff to my house. It has taken over the upstairs of my house and it has taking many months, but I have gone through all of it. I have duplicates of many things, but what I don't have is two foot control petals (you know the petal that runs your machine). Both Babylocks will run with the same foot control petal and my mom only used the Ellegante for embroidery (you don't use a foot petal to embroider). So I'm sure she packed the additional petal into a box and put it in the barn at my brother's house. ARGH!!!! Normally this is not a problem, but I had to send the foot petal into the repair shop with my Ellegante. Do you know how hard it is to sew with just the start/stop button??!!
Sewing with the start/stop button!
lots of little pieces

Second row completed!
 Well, I was able to get my second row of my Urban Nine Patch completed (after a bit of cursing). Would it be rude to call the repair shop and ask how/when my machine will be done??!! I want Miss Ellie back!

I did receive something fun in the mail....
...another pack of QuiltCon fat quarters to play with from the Fat Quarter Shop. I feel another challenge block coming on!

Today I'm linking up with A Quilt Story's Fabric Tuesday!

Fresh Poppy Design


Color Me Quilty!

Pat

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Goin' Fribbon Egg-Shaped Tutorial


Okay, raise your hand if you struggle with letting go of your ruler and control to go wonky?? I know that there are a few of you. I love wonky/improvisational blocks, but I struggle doing it. I mean, in my day job, I'm a Quality Engineer! So I guess, wonky should be my therapy - let go, be free! Most people who do wonky, just tell you to do it, but don't usually show you their process. Well, right or wrong, here's how I made my block "Goin' Fribbon Egg-Shaped"!

Scraps from my Rose Window block

I just started sewing them together

I trimmed them up as I went, so that I could add more scraps
I tried to visually keep in balanced, but not necessarily symmetrical

I used my Quick Curve Ruler to cut out the curves

I made to half "egg-shapes"

I cut the reverse out of the grey
To sew the curves, put the convex piece on top. No pins needed.

Because this block is for QuiltCon and needed to be 12.5" in one direction, I added the strips of white, green and light grey. I don't know if I would have done that without the measurement requirement, but I like the affect.
Sew there you have my version of Goin' Fribbon Egg-Shaped!

Today I'm linking up with the fabulous Melissa at Happy Quilting for TNT Thursday!
 
Color Me Quilty!

Pat

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

All WIPped Up!

If you're looking for my Sew, Mama, Sew giveaway, click here! You can still enter daily through Friday (May 25th)!

WOW! What a whirlwind week!  TGIFF, Bloggers' Quilt Festival and Sew, Mama, Sew's giveaway day - CRAZY!

Sew what did I work on....

I finished my Storybook Quilt - Yippee Skippee! I entered it in the Spring 2012 Bloggers' Quilt Festival - its number 263.
Storybook Quilt  - # 263 at the Bloggers' Quilt Festival
There's a whole lot of nominating and voting going on over at the quilt festival. I would like to ask that you consider nominating and voting for my quilt for favorite bed quilt. Here is the nomination form, you will need to enter my quilt number 263

Look through all of the quilts they are pretty amazing.  As a matter of fact you should consider my friend (and FLMQG member) Julie's quilt (number 449) for favorite applique quilt. The quilt has quite an amazing story, check out her blog - Julie's Quilts!

I also created another block for QuiltCon - Goin' Fribbon Egg-Shaped!
I'm really working on wonky! I love the look of wonky/improvisational block, but struggle letting go of my ruler. So the only ruler I used on this block was my Quick Curve Ruler (LOVE that ruler)!

So does two finishes make up for not working on a lot of projects??? I hope so!

Stats for the week:
In-process: (8)
FLMQG solids challenge crib quilt (2 out of 9 Urban Nine Patch blocks done)
Purple heart wall hanging ( needs borders, backing, quilting and binding)
Expanding Possibilities quilt (basted, now to be quilted)
Storybook quilt # 2 - All embroidery is done
Quokka Quilts QAYGFMQQAL quilt (All 30 blocks are quilted, need to join and bind)
Geneva Public Library quilt - join and quilt (maybe make a block or two to even it out)
Sew Cal Gal's March FMQ Challenge - Need to bind.
Sew Cal Gal's April FMQ Challenge - Need to make into a pillow.
 
New projects: (0)

Finished (2)
Storybook quilt # 1 -   DONE!!!!!
QuiltCon Challenge block # 2 - Done
 
I'm linking up with Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday and The Free Motion Quilting Project for QAL Wednesday



WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
Free Motion Quilt Along

Color Me Quilty!

Pat

Thursday, May 17, 2012

TGIFF - Thank Goodness It's Finish Friday!!!

Woohoo, I'm hosting TGIFF this week! How cool is that??!! And I even have some finishes - I love it when I plan comes together.




Sometimes I pick projects that push me out of my comfort zone and this one has me "goin' fribbon egg-shaped". I loved that saying. A gentleman I worked with years ago, used to use that phrase when his machine was running a little wonky (I was the quality manager and he didn't like to swear). Sew when I made up this block for the QuiltCon block challenge, I thought Goin' Fribbon Egg-Shaped was the perfect name. What do you think?
Goin' Fribbon Egg-Shaped block
Most of the block was done improv style, but I did use my Quick Curve Ruler for the "egg-shapes". Is it too much grey? Does it need something more?


I also got my storybook quilt finished, ready for Spring 2012 Blogger's Quilt Festival. Want to see a sneak peak?
This quilt is Librarian approved!

Sew, what have you finished this week???? Inquiring minds want to see! Let's get this party started by linking up. I know I can't wait to see what you have all been up to! Link up, tour, comment and enjoy! Please remember to link back to this TGIFF post, so your readers can see some other great finishes.




Color Me Quilty!

Pat

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

WIPping Along!

If you are looking for my hand-dyed fabric giveaway, click here (enter daily until Sunday, May 13th)!
Giving away three 1/2 yard pieces of hand-dyed fabric


I finished FMQ the last four blocks on Quokka Quilts QAYGFMQQAL, YAHOO!
Except for the Corgi (in honor of my dog Humphrey), all of the other FMQ designs are from Leah Day's Free Motion Quilting Project.


I also finished FMQ the border on my Storybook Quilt! I'm hoping to have that done in time for the Spring 2012 Quilt Bloggers Festival.


Not like I don't have enough projects started, I decided I really want to create 3 blocks for the Modern Quilt Guild's QuiltCon block challenge.  Part of the challenge is to use a specific set of colors.
Fat Quarters from Che' FAB - a division of Cherrywood Fabrics.

So this is my first block, I'm calling it Rose Window.
Rose Window, a variation on my Gothic Window block. The block was created with 3.5" strips - 12.5" x 12.5" block
I plan I sharing a tutorial on how to make this block, tomorrow on TNT Thursday.

Other exciting news, I have Jenny Pedigo from Sew Kind of Wonderful (and Jenny's Doodling Needle) as my guest blogger for Quilty Embellishment Day (QED on the 15th)! Jenny is incredibly talented long arm quilter and quilt designer. She is the one that invented the quick curve ruler!
Photo from Sew Kind of Wonderful
My stats this week are:
In-process: (9)
FLMQG solids challenge crib quilt (2 out of 9 Urban Nine Patch blocks done)
Purple heart wall hanging ( needs borders, backing, quilting and binding)
Expanding Possibilities quilt (basted, now to be quilted)
Storybook quilt # 1 -   border quilted, now on to bind it
Storybook quilt # 2 - All embroidery is done
Quokka Quilts QAYGFMQQAL quilt (All 30 blocks are quilted, need to join and bind)
Geneva Public Library quilt - join and quilt (maybe make a block or two to even it out)
Sew Cal Gal's March FMQ Challenge - Need to bind.
Sew Cal Gal's April FMQ Challenge - Need to make into a pillow.
 
New projects: (1)
QuiltCon Challenge block - Tutorial for TNT Thursday.

Finished (0)

 
I'm linking up with Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday and The Free Motion Quilting Project for QAL Wednesday




WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
Free Motion Quilt Along

Color Me Quilty!

Pat

Sunday, May 6, 2012

QuiltCon Block Challenge Sneak Peak!

QuiltCon, presented by the Modern Quilt Guild (MQG), is having a block challenge. Somehow I just can't pass up a good challenge. Make and submit up to three "modern" quilt blocks using the colors in the QuiltCon logo.
Che' Fab, part of Cherrywood Fabrics, has made up special fat quarter bundles just for this challenge.

Isn't this just scrumptious??!!

This block is going to be a new twist....
...on my Gothic Windows block...the Rose Window
Original Gothic Windows Block
I will be sharing the new "Rose Window" block on Thursday with a tutorial.

Also, I will be participating in round two of Charm About You's Fugly Fabric Giveaway starting Tuesday, with what I think is some Not so fugly hand dyed fabric. So please stay tuned...fun stuff a coming!

Color Me Quilty!

Pat