Wednesday, August 27, 2014

WIP Wednesday - Swirling Star Blocks

I'm squeezing in time to work on the baby quilt I started earlier this month, but I needed to make a few new half square triangles.  I needed a total of eight HSTs for each star block, so I made eight at a time using a square of background fabric and the same sized square of contrast fabric.  This method is so quick and easy!  You save time sewing only two seam lines (diagonally - to make an "X" - across those 2 squares which are placed right sides together) and then you can cut 8 finished HSTs from it.  Simple, right? All that's needed after that, is a bit of trimming and you end up with 8 sets of matching HSTs!
Trimming my newest HSTs to the finished size - each set of 8 started as 2 squares of fabric!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Just a hint

I'm celebrating a bit, as I have finally finished stitching up the last of the birthday gifts for the younger members of my extended family.  Whew. Once again, I drafted up a design of my own.  Makes the sewing extra fun, but of course it also takes longer than just using a pre-made pattern.  Good news is, that the prototypes are behind me and it came together better than I had hoped. Yay!
As excited as I am with this finish, I've learned my lesson about sharing things on my blog BEFORE the recipient receives them.  Instead of a full reveal, I can share that I had a theme for this gift.
This bit of fabric may be from Fabricland
  (can't rightly remember- I've had it so long now, I believe it's old enough to vote. ;o)

Thursday, August 21, 2014

You could win a Quilt Kit!

It seems that in the midst of all the canning I've been doing, I missed passing this information on to you.  I wouldn't want you to miss out on your chance, if you're interested so check this out... (excuse me, while I go back to my canning... tomatoes canned yesterday - now must check to make sure they've sealed, get them labelled and prep for the next round of canning...peaches are on today's to-do list). ;o)

Did you know that Craftsy has quilt kits?
I love the idea of having the fabric and pattern I need, all gathered together in a kit, so I can get down to sewing that much quicker.  Check out the colours in the Notting Hill Quilt Kit or the clever use of stripes in the Kaffe Fassett Crazy Square Table Runner Kit. 

 Did you know Craftsy is giving you a chance to win a quilt kit?
One randomly selected (lucky and very happy) quilter will get to choose their prize, whether it's the starry True Blue Quilt Kit OR the elegant Blue Garden Quilt Kit. (Hey, the prize even comes with the coordinated backing fabric for the quilt!)  Which one would you choose?

What are you waiting for?   Go enter....

You can enter to win from August 15-27, 2014 here:
 Enter to Win a Quilt Kit from Craftsy**

**Only residents of the U.S. and Canada are eligible to enter.**

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