Monday, July 25, 2016

Tuesday Tutorial

It's the last Tuesday of the month. What does that mean? It means we are going to have a little linky party. If you've used a tutorial from the Tuesday Tutorial we want to see what you did. This month we featured the charming quilt.
 Majestic Mountain blocks. The tutorial for this quilt is found on Moda Bakeshop.
We also did a little sun printing.  This was so easy and fun. The girls loved it at our day camp.
 Here they are sporting their sun printed neckerchiefs.
Now it's your turn. Show us what you have done. It doesn't have to be a tutorial from the last month. Just featured from our Tuesday Tutorials.

Moving It Forward

My how summer is flying by. How did it become the end of July? I better get going on my red, white and blue project. I did manage to get those pieces from last week made into stars.
 And the layer cake became majestic mountain blocks.
That's what I moved forward. 
Now it's your turn. What project were you able to move along. Looking forward to seeing your progress.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Making it Through the Pile with a Little Help

This cute little quilt was made at one of my Quilty Hug Sew Ins. It was a very simple quilt, just a layer cake (if you know the line please let me know, I can't remember I do know it's from Moda.) and some discarded triangles from this quilt. I made pinwheels out of the discarded triangles and cut the layer cake squares into fourths.
 Shelly arranged the pieces and sewed them together.
Ruth quilted it for me on her new machine. Then it came back to me to be bound. One more down in the pile of quilty hugs to be finished. Linking up with Sarah, Amanda Jean, and Cynthia.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Scrappy Bear Paw Sew Along

This weeks Scrappy Bear Paw found me a little behind. I had all the paws made but not sewn together into their four paw blocks. So this morning I've been busy them together. Here they are in all their glory. I'm loving how happy they all are.
 Not to mention how happy the baby bear paws are to have their mothers.
 Each time I finish a step I get more and more excited for this quilt. Not to much longer. Where did this summer go? Yesterday registration arrived for my daughter for school. How is that possible? It seems she just got out for the summer. But for good or bad time marches on. How are you coming on your Bear Paws? Are you getting as excited as me?

Winners for last week are Kaja and Kleine Vingers. Congrats ladies!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Tuesday Tutorial

I love to play with a block and find new and different ways to use it. Majestic Mountains is a block I have played a lot with. I like it because it is pre-cut friendly, a layer cake and some background fabric and you've got endless possibilities. Here are just a few.
For today's tutorial I thought I would share how you make the block and let you experiment to see what you come up with. Take two squares, I'm using 10" aka layer cake size. Draw a diagonal line through it. Sorry it's hard to see in the picture.
 Place it right sides together with another 10" square. Sew 1/4" on either side of the line you drew.
 Cut on diagonal line and press open.
 Cut into equal segments, for the layer cake size I use 2 3/8". The last strip is actually 2 1/2" but it's such a small difference I don't worry about it.
 Reverse the order of your strips and sew together. There you have it a Majestic Mountain block.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Moving it Forward

 July just makes me want to use patriotic colors. So even though the fourth is past I'm feeling the need to play with red, white and blue. Sweetwater's new line Freedom for Moda was just what I needed. I cut me a bunch of half square and quarter square triangles to start. I have a plan. More to come later.
Then for no apparent reason I grabbed this Haiku layer cake and cut into it. Getting that necessary evil out of the way (aka cutting) so I can have many hours of fun sewing. 
Now that you know what I'm moving forward I'd love to hear what your moving along. Link up and share.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Perks of Being A Quilter

One of the perks of being a quilter is that people know you appreciate quilts. This leads to getting to see lots of beautiful quilts. Not only that but once in awhile, when the stars align you get to be the recipient of said beautiful quilt. It happened here and here. In the past month I have acquired two more in similar fashion.  Yes, I know I'm extremely lucky.
While I was at my parents celebrating my mom's birthday and Father's day I did a trunk show. I invited my mom to come along. After all moms are usually your best fan and it's nice to know you have one fan. It's a big confidence builder. After the trunk show she showed me this quilt. She told me it was her grandmothers. Other than that she didn't know it's story. She wanted me to have it. She knew I would love it. She was so right! How great are those scrappy Dresdens!?
 Then when we went to meet my hubby's aunt, she also brought out a quilt. This quilt was made by his grandmother's quilt guild for his  birth mother. Such a treasure, and a blessing, considering he never got to meet his mother.
Each butterfly has the name of the person who made it.
It is in need of repair. His mother really loved and used this quilt. I absolutely love that about her. His aunt had started to repair it for him but while we were there she gave it to me to finish for him.
 Hoping I can do it justice.
Linking up with Sarah, Amanda Jean, and Cynthia to celebrate this little perks.