Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Midweek Makers #126

                          Welcome - Welcome - Welcome!!! 
It's another week to share your projects - come link up!

My share, as if the Hunter's Star, the 5th Grade quilt, and Hold It Together over 5 days wasn't enough, are more scrap blocks for Regatta from Stash Statement.



I'll have more to share on this quilt on Friday, as my Book of the Month feature.

There were a lot of stars last week, as the Wish Upon a Star Blog Hop appeared to be a popular one. There was my Hunter's Star,



plus all of these starry beauties:

from That Fabric Feeling,

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from JBigg's Scrap Pieces

                                                   

from For the Love of Geese,

                                       nostalgia twist quilt, paper pieced compass, paperpieced medallion quilt, two color quilts

from The Syende Sky,

                             

and from Melva Loves Scraps.

                                       

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Now let's see what everyone is up to this week! Link up, keeping the following in mind:
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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Hold It Together

Happy National Paperclip Day!


Hold It Together paperclip wall hanging


Yes, today, May 29, celebrates the humble paperclip, that indispensable office supply! 

Silly, I know, but I was truly inspired to make these fun, colorful paperclips. And you can take this wall hanging as seriously as you want!!

Maybe you see the humor in the statement, or maybe it really represents our busy lives - either way, Hold It Together is entertaining! If you totally relate, there's a pattern so you make your own, available at Craftsy and Etsy.


Hold It Together wall hanging



Made with applique paperclips and lettering, the arrangement can be however you want. I chose to link the paperclips around in a circle, but they could be formed into a chain, or even a heap - the possibilities are endless!

And now for some closeups. Yes, I went hog wild on the quilting - it was so liberating to just doodle all sorts of designs.


Hold It Together closeup 4

More closeups to show cause the areas are so different!



Hold It Together closeup 2



Hold It Together closeup 1


Here's a super close-up shot.


Hold It Together closeup 3

BTW, I used a 14 stitches per inch setting, and probably could have gone smaller. For reference, all of my other quilts use 10 stitches per inch.

The border has simple piano keys, whose lines are duplicated on each side. This allows for all of the attention to be on the pretty quilting in the center.


Hold It Together border quilting

And don't you just love how black attracts all sorts of fuzz? 

So if your feeling the love for all that paperclips represent, head on over to Craftsy and Etsy to get started on your own!

Happy National Paperclip Day!



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Monday, May 28, 2018

5th Grade Quilt Revealed!

Here it is - a smaller version of the 5th Grade Quilt from the Precut Primer book (affiliate link), my May Book of the Month choice.


5th Grade Quilt, small version, from a Precut Primer





5th Grade Quilt from a Precut Primer

My version features hand picked/hand cut 2 1/2" strips, and a very soft, buttery yellow background.


hand picked fabric to cut into strips



The initial 10 blocks were cut for chain piecing,


fabric organized for chain piecing


and assembled in around 3 hours. 


5th Grade quilt blocks from the Precut Primer


With the addition of big yellow background squares, I had a 44" x 44" quilt top in no time!


5th Grade Quilt, small version, from Precut Primer

And the quilting - gorgeous! Using rulers and my freehand skills, the quilting design complements the geometric lines of the piecing beautifully.


quilting on the 5th Grade quilt

A few more closeups.


star in a block




side setting triangle quilting




5th Grade quilting

I must admit I feel I didn't do the Precut Primer book (affiliate link) justice this month -




there are other 'grades' I'd like to be in. So look for this book to be featured again later in the year - when school will be back in session!!

Happy Quilting!



PS - Feel free to use the quilting designs on your quilt!

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Friday, May 25, 2018

Hunter's Star Revealed!

Welcome! My day has finally arrived in the Wish Upon a Star Blog Hop hosted by Carol at Just Let Me Quilt. Everyone has been incredibly patient waiting for the big reveal of my Hunter's Star - and here it is:


Hunter's Star by QuiltFabrication

Pretty gorgeous, if I do say so myself! I just love the blue and white contrast, and the layout of a center star with others forming an on-point square - all quite striking!

Ready for closeups? 


Hunter's Star Feather/Teardrop Motif Quilting

A very easy feather/teardrop design fits in each triangular shape, with SID around the stars. Here's the design drawn out on vinyl.


Hunter's Star Feather/Teardrop Motif on vinyl

It's a very simple freehand motif to stitch out, and perfect for this funny shaped space in the Hunter's Star. And it can be done with either a domestic or longarm machine. Watch how to stitch it out in the Hunter's Star Feather/Teardrop Motif video:



 
Make sure to add the little scoops to the feathers to bring them to life!


Hunter's Star Feather/Teardrop Motif

The border quilting is simple piano keys, with a repeated and mirrored feather motif in the corner.


Hunter's Star corner motif

Hard to see, isn't it? No fear - it shows up better on the backside.


Hunter's Star corner motif on the backside

The piano keys are also easier to see on the back.


Hunter's Star quilt backside

If you're just finding the Wish Upon a Star Blog Hop, be sure to check out all of the participants.

                                                                May 21

May 22

May 23

May 24

May 25

Maybe you'll want to make your own Hunter's Star - here's more posts about this creation.
Hunter's Star 
Starting a Hunter's Star Quilt 
Hunter's Star Progress Report 
Wish Upon a Star Hop Starts Today 

And hubby quickly claimed this quilt to hand in his home office - good choice hubby!

Enjoy the rest of the hop!



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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Midweek Makers #125

Welcome to Midweek Makers! I've got a lot to share today - how about you? First up, is a quilting sneak peek on my Hunter's Star quilt for the currently running Wish Upon a Star Blog Hop.


Hunter's Star backside quilting

Oh so mean, only giving you the backside!! But trust me, on Friday, May 25, you'll see the whole quilt, plus there will be a quilting video on the pretty motif, suitable for domestic or longarm machines. It will be worth it!
   
I've also gotten a start on the 5th Grade Quilt from the book Precut Primer (affiliate link).


5th Grade quilt blocks from the Precut Primer book

I put out my "DO NOT DISTURB" sign, and cut and chain pieced 10 blocks in around 3 hours.

And last week, I made the trip to Portland, OR for Quilt Market.


Quilt Market Portland OR 2018


I sat in on Schoolhouse, a full day of different 30 minute classes, and met Kelly Young of My Quilt Infatuation plus saw all of her quilts from her new book, Stash Statement (affiliate link). This is her version of Regatta, which I'm making from my scraps, to be revealed June 18.


Regatta from Stash Statement by Kelly Young


And to add to all this busi-ness, my oldest kitty, Roscoe, wasn't eating. He's since had a shot to help his inflamed insides, and he's eating better now. But Saturday, he needed his mommy!


Roscoe


To show more love for Roscoe, the features this week are all about critters!
There's bunnies at Quilts Etc,

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kitties at Hearts Creation,

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birds at Not Afraid of Color,

                                            

barn animals at Made by Marney,

                                            

and a hedgehog at Tu-Na Quilts.

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