Thursday, July 30, 2015

July's Finish for ALYoF....

I did it...July's goal accomplished!!!
This month has gone by so quickly...
on Tuesday I started my July goal...whew...got it done!!

My July goal was to make a quilt top for my great nephew.
The baby's name was going to be Charles or Cameron...

I already had the medium quatrefoil in navy and
the white background fabric with the letters of the alphabet.
Early in the month I decided to order a FQ bundle
of Riley Blake's mini Quatrefoil for the front.
The FQ bundle had six great colors for a 'boy' quilt.

I had a few designs in mind but kept changing the design.
I wanted it to have a modern feel and keep it simple.
I think we accomplished it...DH played with EQ7 
and this is what we both liked best.
 The quilt back will be the larger navy Quatrefoil.  
The binding will be scrappy, using the 6 different colors.
I'm anxious to quilt and bind it...
but it will have to wait...

We are having family visiting from Canada for the weekend,
so the quilting and binding will get done in August.

I'm linking to
alyof2015
 July's Finishing Party hosted by Shanna and Melissa #42

Happy stitching...have a wonderful weekend!!

Friday, July 10, 2015

A quick post....some finishes and a Christmas in July Sale...

at Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor Michigan
is just two weeks away...
there are still openings in some classes...
if you want to see what classes are still available
This past week I was able to finish a few more 
quilted roll up bags...only 12 more to go to get to 60.
I'm pretty sure we will have a few extras.
Here are the 48 finished ones...

...are you thinking of Christmas in July??
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at 
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Christmas in July Sale at Crazy Quilt Girl Fabric Shop

I'm linking up to Finish it Up Friday 
with Amanda Jean at crazy mom quilts

Have a wonderful weekend!!



Wednesday, July 8, 2015

A Lovely Year of Finishes July goal setting party...

I'll be working on a baby quilt this month...
using the navy and white fabric. 
The white fabric has little letters...I think it will be perfect for a baby quilt.
I'm thinking of adding a touch of lime...
My July goal is to have the top finished...but I sure would like
to have it quilted and bound too....Baby C is due next week!!
I will fit as much sewing as I can into the month of July...
it will be a busy one.

...on another note...
I am working frantically on getting the house on the market!!
I just want to get back to Canada...get this move behind us
...we had another major set back...more on that in another post.

I'm having therapy every day this month...sewing therapy.

I have samples to make for a class I am teaching on July 26
at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor Michigan. 
(there are still classes with openings)
I have the table favors to finish...for the Saturday dinner 
and trunk show with Susan Clevelend.
Forty five are finished 15 to go.
They are roll up bags large enough to hold 8 spools of Aurfil threads.

Every year the guild members make a quilt that will be won by 
one of the volunteers of GAAQG...the more you volunteer
the more chances you have to win.
They will have it on display at Quilt University July 24, 25 and 26th. 
The piecing of the top is almost finished and there is the back to piece yet.
Soon it will be in my hands...to quilt and bind it.

A busy month for sure!!!


I'm linking to

alyof2015


Happy stitching...have a wonderful week!!



Friday, June 26, 2015

ALYoF June finish...

...another quilt finished.
I used Moda's El Gallo designed by Deb Strain.
I wanted the black binding on the front but not on the back.
I decided on the 2-fabric binding and it's perfect.
My 2-fabric binding tutorial is HERE.
 ...just love the blacks, greys and reds...
and those dots!!

To make this 48" x 56" quilt you need
42 - 10" squares and 42 - 5" squares.

I saw this Fold and Sew techique on a You Tube video...
by Peg Spradlin
View the video HERE.
Under my header you can also find the video in the tab
Tutorials by Other Designers
Peg used sashing to separate the blocks and 
she centered all the 5" squares.
I chose to make my quilt without the sashing and off set the 5" squares.
I love them both...
I have made this quilt 3 times...and I know I will make many more
...it is fast and simple...perfect for a lap quilt!!
There are so many Christmas collections I love 
and I can see me making some as Christmas gifts...or
how about a Halloween quilt?
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Have a wonderful weekend...