Month: September 2016

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City Sampler Quilt Blocks 11 thru 15

Look… more progress on the #100Blocks100Days quilt block challenge.  Blocks 1-15 Crosses are complete of the 100 Modern Quilt Blocks to make Tula Pink’s City Sampler Quilt.  These are in Tula Pink’s Chipper fabrics, mixed with a few of her other collections, and True Colors collection.  Do you see Elizabeth in there?

The #100Blocks100Days challenge is hosted by Gnome Angel HERE.  It is run on Instagram, so I will post my blocks there and also here on my blog.  You can see my first 10 blocks HERE.

As I work more quilt blocks, I can tell that my skills are improving.  And I am figuring out what works best for me.  For example, the ironing board that I use for garments doesn’t work as well for quilt blocks.  So, I pulled out my small portable board that has very little cushioning in the pad, and it works to press out the block seams MUCH better.  I also found out that less pins are better.  I am an admitted pinner – I will pin a seam excessively and then I sew over pins.  Yep.  I’m one of those people.  Well, on garments, sure this works, but on quilt blocks, it doesn’t work.  I am only pinning when I need to match a seam between two pieces.  Otherwise, I’m going commando with the pins.

With blocks 11-15 complete, I have completed the first group called Crosses in Tula Pink’s book……

 

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And here is one last picture of all the Crosses Block.

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City Sampler Quilt Blocks 1 thru 10

My talented friend inspired me to join in the #100Blocks100Days quilt block challenge.  While she does absolutely beautiful work with quilts, I am a beginner with quilts.  But with her encouragement, and my desire to have lovely quilts in my house like hers, I started the 100 Modern Quilt Blocks to make Tula Pink’s City Sampler Quilt.

I pulled Tula Pink’s Chipper fabrics, mixed with a few of her other collections, and a fat quarter bundle of her True Colors.  Using these fabrics, I mixed and matched to make such unique quilt blocks – and with Tricia’s continued encouragement, plus seeing her beautiful blocks posted every day, I am slowly catching up with the #100Blocks100Days challenge.

The #100Blocks100Days challenge is hosted by Gnome Angel HERE.  It is run on Instagram, which is a new medium for me, so I will post my blocks there and also here on my blog.

See my friend Tricia’s amazing work on her Instagram at MyRainyDaysDesign and on her Etsy site HERE.

And now, here are my first 10 blocks…

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Haunting Halloween Apron

{Whimsical Fabric Wacky Wednesday Bundle}

It’s Wednesday again, and there’s another perfectly timed fabric bundle deal from Whimsical Fabric.  The Wacky Wednesday deal can be purchased HERE on the Whimsical Fabric Facebook Group.

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Halloween is only a few weeks away.  Make a Halloween Apron using fabrics from Whimsical Fabric online store.  Order today for this fabric bundle deal of Happy Haunting fabrics by Riley Blake.

To show off the Wacky Wednesday fabric bundle, I stitched up this reversible apron using the Happy Haunting fabric collection.  The collection includes novelty prints in the traditional Halloween colors of orange and black.  The reversible apron features the orange haunted houses, owls, witches, and moons print on one side, and the reverse side is a mix of stripes on the bodice and hexie print on the bottom.

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This reversible apron pattern is one of my favorites – my serious favorite considering it is a frequently featured pattern on my blog – HERE, HERE, and HERE!  It’s the Jezebelle Reversible Apron PDF Pattern by Handmaiden’s Cottage.  It is a flirty full circle skirt on an hourglass shaped bodice.  For me, the apron is a canvas to show off lovely & fun fabrics.

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The Wacky Wednesday Deal is offered at 12 noon central on the Whimsical Fabric & me Facebook group.  It is only offered until it sells out which is usually in the first 24 hours.  This bundle includes the 5 fabric prints, and you can buy a Full Yard bundle (5 total yards) or a Half Yard bundle (2.45 total yards).  Of course, multiple bundles will be cut in continuous yardage.

And while you at Whimsical Fabric & me Facebook group, look around, make some friends, and find so much inspiration.