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

Jellybean Boat Bouse

Posted on November 06, 2016 by Jenn Thurston | 0 comments

I'm a little late posting... like months late.  This has been hanging in our store on display for quite some time.  It's all thanks to UFO Fridays!  This one was the second quilt I finished up on our UFO Fridays.

The pattern is called Jellybean by Thimble Blossoms.

It's such an easy and fun pattern to make, and did I mention really quick?  It's a triple win!  This is actually the second Jellybean I have made, the first was using Kate Spain's Honey Honey line (still one of my favorite soft color lines).  

I thought this one was just perfect for summer, patriotic but not too obvious patriotic.  I selected The Boat House fabric by Sweetwater (those ladies really know how to make some cute fabrics!)

Details:
Fabric:  The Boat House by Sweetwater
Pattern: Jellybean by Thimble Blossoms
Size: Approximately 60" x 68" (I made it a little smaller than what the pattern calls for)
Quilting Design: Anchors Away

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 Boat House, Jellybean, Thimble Blossoms, UFO Fridays

UFO Friday - Bonnie and Camille Sampler Quilt

Posted on April 22, 2016 by Jenn Thurston | 0 comments

I have missed doing UFO Fridays and I'm happy to be back plugging away at some half finished projects (and believe me, I have enough where I could do them every Friday for the rest of my life)!

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.  So far I have completed three UFO's, although two aren't quilted so technically I guess that isn't completely accurate.  

So what's on this week's UFO list?  My Bonnie and Camille Sampler Quilt!  I took part in a little swap on Instagram.  Each month you made two blocks and sent them out, and you received two blocks in return.  The only stipulation was a 12.5" block and it had to use Bonnie and Camille fabrics.

Look at all these beautiful blocks!  I was so excited to put them together that I even brought them to a sewing retreat a few weekends ago and got the sashing finished! 

I love every single block in here, it's so well balanced.  All of these ladies were wonderful partners, sending high quality blocks, unique designs and best of all they were all sent on time!  

So today, I started with 15 minutes and probably worked more like an hour (one of the benefits to UFO Friday is just getting the momentum to get started!) putting on my borders.  The blue with dots is the sashing and the lovely Pears in Cream print is my outer border.

On our retreat, we did a little local quilt shopping.  You really never know what kind of goodies you're going to find a small quilt stores.  I found this gem, Bliss from Bonnie and Camille in flannel.  Oh, my, gosh it is soooo soft!!  I new instantly it was to be used for my backing on this quilt, I even took it home to wash it last night.  It's all ready to be longarmed 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:  Bonnie and Camille Sampler, blocks provided from all over the world
Fabric:  Any collection from Bonnie and Camille
Size: 70" x 83"

 

Posted in Bonnie and Camille, Sampler, UFO Fridays

UFO Friday - Bonnie and Camille Scrappy Log Cabin Completed!

Posted on March 04, 2016 by Jenn Thurston | 0 comments

It's Friday and I'm back to working on my UFO's!  I do hope you join me in finishing up some projects, not only does it feel great to finish them up but I'm really enjoying using them when they're finished!

So here it is, my scrappy Bonnie and Camille Log Cabin quilt is finished!  You can look back on my progress - block progress, blocks completed and blocks in rows.

This quilt is so special to me, knowing so many women around the world have sewn a different block.  Truly is amazing how so many people can be connected by one hobby!

I sewed each block on point and did inset triangles for the border.  I used Bella Solid Ruby Ice as my background, and found it to be a nice change compared to the white that I'm typically drawn to.

I'm happy to have the top completed, now I just have to figure out what to use for my backing!  

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:  Scrappy Log Cabin
Fabric:  Every and any collection from Bonnie and Camille
Size: 88" x 100"

Posted in Bonnie and Camille, Scrappy Log Cabin, UFO Fridays