UFO Friday - Block of the Month Houses

Posted on May 05, 2017 by Jenn Thurston | 1 comment

Our store offered a block of the month a little while ago, and while I was really good at completing the monthly blocks, I never did anything with them!  I'm not sure why, as they are so cute!  

So I decided to go ahead and finish this one up using my UFO Fridays!   

It literally took me 15 minutes to get it all pieced together, I'm not sure why I procrastinated so long!  It was so easy going together, I already did most of the work by paper piecing the blocks, so sewing the blocks together was a breeze.

Every block is so unique, I was able to choose a little bit of every color group making the end result such a vibrant look.

This little house is one of my favorites (although it is hard to choose!), I think the midcentury modern look is what gets my attention, nice clean lines and of course those are my favorite.

So here it is, all finished up!  

We still have a few kits remaining, once they're gone they're gone... a lot of this fabric has been sold out for months.  The kit comes with the pattern, fabric for the whole top and the border of your choice.

Next up on my UFO list, a Chantilly quilt I started about three years ago.  I had finished the blocks at a retreat I went to recently, and need to finish piecing the top.  

It feels so great getting some of these projects wrapped up.  Are you working on any UFO's?

Don't forget, you can join in on the fun!  Post your photos on Instagram or on our Facebook page, use hashtag #UFOFridays

Project details:
Pattern:  Houses by Johanna Masko
Fabric:  Favorites we hand selected from the store
A few Houses kits are still available!
Status: Finished!

Posted in Houses, Johanna Masko, Kit, UFO Fridays

UFO Friday - Tinker Tote Finish

Posted on April 28, 2017 by Jenn Thurston | 0 comments

Guess what?!  I finished up my Tinker Tote!  What a great feeling to get another project off the list, and I actually brought it and used it while shopping at the Farmers Market already!  

If you're new here, UFO Fridays are where you carve out 15 minutes of your day to work on a UFO (Unfinished Object), with the objective of finishing it up!  I work on the same UFO every Friday until it's finished.  

You can find all the previous details to my Tinker Tote here: The Start of the Tinker Tote and Tinker Tote Continuation.  

 

Besides the quilt as you go technique, the rest of the bag went together pretty quick!  It would be a great scrap buster project!

I used leather for the bottom of my bag, I actually bought it from Ebay.  I'm not a pro on purchasing leather, I'm not even sure I got a good deal on mine but I sure do love it!  It has a nice soft feel, and more importantly is a light weight leather so it wasn't hard for my machine to sew through!  I have enough little scraps that you'll probably be seeing accents on my next zippy pouches.  

I really did enjoy the project, so much so that I'm not denying the fact I'll probably be making another one soon.

My next UFO will be the Block of the Month Houses we did some time back.  While I finished all the blocks, I never sewed them together!

Don't forget, you can join in on the fun!  Post your photos on Instagram or on our Facebook page, use hashtag #UFOFridays

Project details:
Pattern:  Tinker Tote
Fabric:  Ruby (original) and Vintage Modern by Bonnie and Camille
Status: Completely finished!

Posted in Tinker Tote, UFO Fridays

UFO Friday - Tinker Tote Continuation

Posted on April 14, 2017 by Jenn Thurston | 0 comments

I got to put a little time in and work on my tinker tote today!  I didn't get too far, but progress is progress, am I right??

If you're new here, UFO Fridays are where you carve out 15 minutes of your day to work on a UFO (Unfinished Object), with the objective of finishing it up!  I work on the same UFO every Friday until it's finished.  

This is my second week working on the tinker tote, you can view the previous post The Start of the Tinker Tote to get caught up on the details.  

I was able to cut out and interface my lining (I just love this print by the way!!), and sew on my inside pocket.  I actually had just the perfect sized scrap to use as my pocket, it happened to be flannel.  It's sooooo soft!

I also was able to install the zippered pocket and install the magnetic snap on the flap.  I should be able to get the whole tinker tote completed next Friday!  

Next up, sewing on the leather bottom, inserting the lining, putting on the flap and stitching on the binding.  I can hardly wait for next Friday!

Don't forget, you can join in on the fun!  Post your photos on Instagram or on our Facebook page, use hashtag #UFOFridays

Project details:
Pattern:  Tinker Tote
Fabric:  Ruby (original) and Vintage Modern by Bonnie and Camille
Status: Quilt as you go process completed, lining cut and interfaced, pockets sewn, magnetic closure sewin on flap 

Posted in Tinker Tote

UFO Friday - The Start of the Tinker Tote

Posted on April 07, 2017 by Jenn Thurston | 0 comments

So it's been entirely too long since I have worked on UFO Friday!  Today it changes, I'm back at it.  I haven't been completely neglecting my UFO's (unfinished object) I did actually finish one, but since I didn't show you the before, there's no point in posting the after right?  I may show you just for fun after it's quilted!  

If you're new here, UFO Fridays are where you carve out 15 minutes of your day to work on a UFO (Unfinished Object), with the objective of finishing it up!  I work on the same UFO every Friday until it's finished.  

The next designated UFO is my Tinker Tote.  I'm afraid to tell you how long ago I started it, you could figure it out if you look at the two fabric lines I chose from Bonnie and Camille back in the day.  

So I just finished the quilt as you go process.  A cool technique, easy for anyone to do... it does take some time and a little bit of effort though.  The smaller the pieces, the more scrappy it looks; also the more time consuming it is to do (I also used 1/4" quilting so that doesn't help my case).

Next up, inserting lining, sewing on the leather bottom and putting in a magnetic snap... then just like that I'm done, in a snap (or knowing me, a few UFO Friday's from now).

Don't forget, you can join in on the fun!  Post your photos on Instagram or on our Facebook page, use hashtag #UFOFridays

Project details:
Pattern:  Tinker Tote
Fabric:  Ruby (original) and Vintage Modern by Bonnie and Camille
Status: Quilt as you go process completed

Posted in Tinker Tote

Allie Owl

Posted on April 07, 2017 by Jenn Thurston | 0 comments

We made the cutest quilt a few weeks ago and I had to share!  This little sweetie is called Allie Owl, the pattern is by Elizabeth Hartman.  I was so pleased with how fast it came together.  I would certainly make more of them!

I love how the eyes have that strong frown like owls do, and the "feathers" on the breast are in different colors.  It's an understatement to say it's a favorite of mine!

The quilting design we chose is called "Pinwheel 4", I love that the simplicity of the quilting shows up in all the negative space but doesn't detract from the quilt. 

Did I mention we have kits?  I just couldn't help myself, I want everyone to join in the fun with me!  Did you know that when you purchase a quilt kit from us, and return the top to be longarmed that we give you 10% off your quilting?

Here are the quilt stats:
Pattern: Allie Owl by Elzabeth Hartman
Size: "Baby Quilt" 32" x 44"
Fabric: Assortment of Bella Solids
Quilting Desig: Pinwheels 4
Kit: Allie Owl Kit

Want us to longarm a quilt for you?  Here are just some of the quilts we have longarmed, and we have an easy estimate form to give you an idea on pricing.   

Posted in Allie Owl, Pinwheels 4

Cake Mix Tutorial

Posted on February 01, 2017 by Jenn Thurston | 0 comments

It's been a while since I've done a tutorial, and when our Moda rep showed us this awesome new product they were releasing I just knew that this was the perfect tutorial post!  She was even kind enough to leave a sheet behind for me to try, and it worked beautifully!  

It's called a Cake Mix Recipe Pad, and it's a pad of these printed pages.  This technique is almost like paper piecing / foundation piecing but much easier to understand and follow, so if you've never paper pieced before there is nothing to worry about (I know you can do this!)

1. Pick out two 10" x 10" blocks, I used what we had on hand and made sure there was enough contrast between the two

2. Place the fabric right sides together, the paper on top with the print facing up (you'll stitch on this), and pin in place  

3. Look for the star that says "start", this will be where you start stitching on the dotted lines
** TIP: you can shorten your stitch, or you can stitch on the dotted lines with no top thread and no bobbin to make them perforated so they are easier to tear the paper off **

4. Can you believe that's basically it?  Just keep stitching on the dotted lines until you have no more dotted lines unstitched  

5. Once you have followed the stitching line all the way around (making sure you have no dotted lines unstitched)

6. Cut on the solid lines 

7. You will have small two large squares and ten small squares.  Peel off all the paper (this is where either pre-stitching or using a smaller seam allowance is very helpful!)

8. Tear off the paper and press (no squaring up necessary!!)

9. Decide on the layout you would like to use (they have plenty of examples in the Cake Mix pattern)

10. Sew your blocks together

11. That's it!  One Cake Mix Recipe page, two 10" x 10" blocks of fabric made two of these blocks measuring 7 1/4" x 7 1/4" 

 Can you imagine how fast a quilt would go together using this technique?  

Details:
Cake Mix - Each Cake Mix Pad with 45 recipe cards will make 450, 2-1/4" x 2-1/4" finished half square triangles and 90 4-1/2" x 4-1/2" finished half square triangles.

Check out our assortment of Layer Cakes to make this fun project! 

 

Posted in Cake Mix Recipes, Miss Rosie's Quilt Co, Tutorial

Jack Quilt

Posted on January 20, 2017 by Jenn Thurston | 0 comments

I was lucky enough to be able to pattern test for the amazing Amber of Gigi's Thimble!  I chose Jack as my first choice and boy am I glad I did!  I love how this quilt turned out! 

It's great for beginners since there are no crazy things like y-seams, applique or other advanced quilting shenanigans.  In fact, it's even great for advanced sewers when we all need a little "mindless" sewing sometime, am I right?  (maybe that's just me...)

I went with the new line by One Canoe Two called Hazelwood, and I absolutely love it!  It's so colorful, and the prints are so nice!  The background is Modern Background Paper by Zen Chic, it's awesome too.  It has subtle background prints like newspaper clippings, geometric designs and of course dots! 

For the quilting I went with Crop Circles.  I love how the circles lighten those sharp, square lines.  I think it's the perfect quilting to really make the quilt flow!

These prints I thought were just perfect for pattern, I had a few layouts I was playing with but in the end I left all the color groups together instead of making it random layout.  The random made it look too scrappy and I already accomplished that with all those different backgrounds!

One of my favorite blocks, something about this print I think would make the perfect baby quilt sheet!  I suppose my house will have to settle for a pillow!

Of course for the backing print I had to use my favorite geometric print!  Hmmmm, that backing is so pretty i may just put the back on display for a while.  I'm sure both sides will get their chance in the sun.  

DId I mention we will have kits available?  I only cut a few kits and some of the background prints are already out of stock!  Sign up for our newsletter to be notified when the kits are available (you can do this by going to our home page and scrolling all the way to the bottom).

Details:
Fabric:  Hazelwood by One Canoe Two, background fabric Modern Background Paper by Zen Chic
Pattern: Jack by Gigi's Thimble
Size: Approximately 60" x 60"
Quilting Design: Crop Circles

*Updated: KITS AVAILABLE*

Want us to longarm a quilt for you?  Here are just some of the quilts we have longarmed, and we have an easy estimate form to give you an idea on pricing.   

Posted in Gigi's Thimble, Hazelwood, Jack, One Caone Two

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