Monday, June 24, 2019

Patriotic Patterns for Celebrating

I love anything with red, white, and blue! And with July 4th just around the corner, my house is all decked out and ready to celebrate! Everyone's favorite, the Patriotic Wave runner is in the living room,

Patriotic Wave table runner by QuiltFabrication

Salute is in the dining room,

Salute table runner by QuiltFabrication

United is also in the living room,

United table runner by QuiltFabrication

and Fireworks decorates the dining room wall.

Fireworks wall hanging by QuiltFabrication

See? I really like red, white, and blue! The above patterns are available in my QuiltFabrication Etsy shop, and the patterns below are some really cute FREE ones (just follow the links) - all in time for the 4th next week! 

Stars and Stripes from A Bright Corner,

                                    Stars and Stripes free PDF pattern for a quick and easy table runner

Patriotic table runner from Or So She Says,

                                    patriotic Table-Runner-Tutorial

Patriotic Love from Make It Coats,


Firework Table Runner from Make It Do.


It's not to late to start stitching - enjoy the Fourth of July!!

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Friday, June 21, 2019

Accent on Angles Update

Phew! I've had lots of little things to share recently - how about an update on the Accent on Angles quilt? (affiliate link)

I'm currently at the angle/insert strip stage for all of the strip sets,

angled strip sets

with many more to go! I kept cutting fabric strips until the fat quarters were gone, 

strips for an Accent on Angles quilt

resulting in 7 strip sets of four. That's a lot of strips to make a lot of blocks! This quilt will be bigger than the Autumn Joys quilt in the book, hopefully a lap size.

Autumn Joys from Accent on Angles book

And I must say the instructions in the book for creating the angle blocks are top-notch! Susan Purney Mark writes full, complete instructions and provides great images - a beginner would have no trouble following along.

Right now it's fun to see the angled strip units coming together, though it does take a bit of time to create them. But once those angled units are sewn together, it's just a matter of cutting into the proper block size to place into a quilt layout. Woo-hoo! Almost there!

Happy Quilting today!

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Midweek Makers #180

Welcome to Midweek Makers! With all that's been going on in my quilting world, I'm taking the day off - and this is my dream spot to spend the day!

Doesn't that look wonderful? Just needs a book and a tall, cool drink. (And don't forget the very buff guy coming out of the water!)

With this breather from quilting for the day, there are no updates to share, and no features to highlight. Let's walk away from the computers and sewing machines for a bit, and go enjoy the sunshine!

If you do have a project to share, feel free to link up - the party is open until Friday at midnight. Updates and features will return next week!

Have fun!

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Monday, June 17, 2019

Guess Who's Off to Houston!

Yep - I'm heading to Houston this fall for the International Quilt Festival - my very first time! And guess what? Mediterranean Rose is headed there too!

Mediterranean Rose quilt by QuiltFabrication

A couple months ago, on a total whim, I entered Mediterranean Rose into the American Traditions exhibit for the Houston show. I'm usually not one to enter into a lot of shows, mainly because of shipping quilts, but for this one, I thought why not enter and see what happens.

Well, my first indication that Mediterranean Rose was juried in was a phone call from one of the show directors, asking if I had shipped my quilt.        Wait - what?? 
Turns out I hadn't received the congratulatory entry email and the quilt was supposed to be in Houston by May 31, and here it was June. Oops!

To further complicate matters, the quilt has been hanging at the local fair for the last two weeks, and it wouldn't come home until today. Fortunately, the quilt delivery delay to Houston was noted and approved. Seems pretty early to ship for a show in late October, but maybe they want to be sure all the quilts are there. 

Once I knew Mediterranean Rose was in, the hunt for flights and accommodations ensued. Most hotels were booked, but I managed to get the last room in a place close to the convention center - phew! Having my quilt in such a large, well-known quilt show requires that I attend - and so I will!

More quilt show posts to come in November!

Happy Quilting!

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