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Feb 15, 2012

Baby's Quilt: Charm Pack Wonky Stars Finish

Feb 15, 2012
Pin It Hold the phone.  Say what?  Yes, you heard that right folks.  Today I am posting a second quilt finish for the week.  That is insane if you ask me..... but we're getting down to the wire, so I gotta get my sewing time in before the babymoon begins.


Here it is.  Love!  HideAway is the perfect choice in my mind for a gender neutral quilt.  I was short just a couple charms, so I supplemented with 2 prints from my stash.  All on Kona White of course.  It's about 36" x 36".


I used the Wonky Star tutorial found in the Block Library.  It was perfect for using a charm pack.  Oh, and did I mention everything came from my stash?  Boy, does that feel good.


Some DS Picnics and Fairground prints for the backing and binding.  That little green gingham is so sweet.


I can't wait to use it!  Both my other kids used the baby quilts I made them heavily.... tummy time, diaper blowouts, reflux and all.  I expect this quilt will absolutely take a beating.  But that's exactly why  I made it this way.  The wonky stars look eye catching, yet are a snap to whip up, so this quilt came together very quickly.  I'd recommend it if you're looking for a quick gift.

I even (gasp) pre-washed and dried this one.  Those quilty friends who have been to my house notice that the majority of my quilts have not been washed.  I am secretly afraid something really bad will happen, so I avoid it if I can.  But with a baby quilt, there's no denying it's gonna need washed.  A lot.

Finished before the big day.  Mama's happy.  :)  *sigh of relief* Pin It

Feb 13, 2012

Citrus Burst: Supernova QAL Finish.

Feb 13, 2012
Pin It So finally!  Here it is... My Supernova QAL finish.  This has been in my UFO pile since last spring and sometime this fall I decided I wanted to finish it up so I could enter it in the NQA Show here in Columbus.

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Feb 8, 2012

wip wednesday - 02/07/12

Feb 8, 2012
Pin It There is not much wip-ping over here... but I thought I'd still write what I've been up to...

Here's how my sewing time has been spent the past week:
Supernova quilt.  My 5 yr old snapped this pic of me binding my Supernova quilt.  Almost there.  I was pleasantly surprised when my longarm quilter called me a mere 2 weeks after dropping it off.  I couldn't believe it was done!  I think she must have taken one look at me and thought there was no way I was making it to my due date.  And since I want to get this quilt finished, photographed and submitted to NQA before baby comes, quite frankly...I'm in a bit of a rush.

       Sidenote:  I happened to be at the hospital where I will deliver late last week for an appointment.     While walking through the corridors, several people stopped me to tell me I was heading the wrong way.  "Labor and delivery is that  way."  Groan.....  still 6 weeks people!

{Sew} Beautiful Bee Block.  I finished up January's bee block for Cherie by the skin of my teeth.  It's a Carpenter Star.  Isn't the fabric selection lovely?  I can't wait to see all of these blocks put together - the Secret Garden fabric is gorgeous.
Cherie's Carpenter Star

Hop over to Lee's to see what everyone else is up to!
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
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Feb 6, 2012

GXQ's Quilt Block Library: 120+ Links to Free Tutorials

Feb 6, 2012
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The new year has brought a wealth of quilt block tutorials!  For those who haven't checked out Gen X Quilters' Quilt Block Library, it's a linky list hosted here on my blog that shows photos of quilt blocks linked directly to the free tutorials.  I regularly troll quilty blogs for any tutes that catch my eye.

The Quilt Block Library now has 120+ quilt blocks!

If you've written a free tutorial for a modern quilt block and I've missed it, feel free to add your link.  I love being able to scan the list for ideas for my next quilt...

Also, don't forget to PIN the Quilt Block Library on Pinterest, so you remember where to go next time you need an idea! Pin It

Feb 2, 2012

So Soft Washcloths Tutorial

Feb 2, 2012
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Are you looking for a quick and easy project to whip up as a gift?  Or maybe freshen up your own bathroom?  Or replace those ratty washcloths the kids have been using forever?

Head over to the Moda Bake Shop today to check out my tutorial on these quilted washcloths made using layer cake squares.  It's a great project that takes just a little time and can make a fun baby or housewarming gift.  They are easily customized with monograms or names too...
I used the new line Ten Little Things from Jenn Ski and some coordinating minky.  It's great for making some "boy" gifts.  But really any leftover layer cake squares you have from old projects would work wonderfully!

Check out the Tutorial here. Pin It
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