Friday, June 29, 2018

Salute the Fourth of July

The Fourth of July is just around the corner! I'm decorating with my newest runner pattern, Salute, available at both Craftsy and Etsy.


Salute Fourth of July runner by QuiltFabrication

Made with my favorite colors - red, white, and blue - this one sews up quickly and easily. Simple paper piecing keeps those stripes in line, making for perfect blocks. Add a few applique stars, and ta-dah! A runner for the Fourth of July is born!


Salute Fourth of July table runner by QuiltFabrication

Measuring approximately 15" x 51", this one adorns the counter by my dining room table, surrounded by other patriotic decorations, including the flag outside. 


Salute runner for the Fourth of July

This way, it doesn't compete with the Patriotic Wave.

Patriotic Wave runner by QuiltFabrication

How about some closeups on Salute? The blue background has an echoed triangle fill, 


Echoed triangle fill on Salute

which is deserving of it's own post, complete with video, coming Monday. (Update - check out Echoed Triangle Fill).

And because the stripes are so bold, there's no need to go overboard with the quilting there. Stitch-in-the-ditch and a line down the middle complete the runner.


Salute stripes quilting

The stars are the same way - simple lines from point to center.


Salute runner star quilting

The Salute pattern is now available on Craftsy and Etsy, just in time for the Fourth of July. All templates are included: two for the stars, and full size paper piecing patterns for the blocks. Plus, I include an introduction to paper piecing and fusible applique, and tips on seam matching, techniques a confident beginner will be able to manage.

Don't feel like another runner? Do like this quilter did with the Patriotic Wave - turn it and hang it!


hanging Patriotic Wave


Have a wonderful Fourth of July!



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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Midweek Makers #130

Hello, and welcome to Midweek Makers for another week of sharing. 
Fourth of July is just around the corner, and once again, I'm working on a red/white/blue project,


red white and blue project

with precision stars for applique. Tracing and cutting with a ruler really makes them crisp!


crisp stars copied by ruler

Some of you got to see this at the guild meeting the other night - the rest of you have to wait till Friday. And, yes, there will be a pattern, as this is really quick and easy to put together.

Now for last week! Once again, there were a bunch of cute animals shown - let's recap.

From Laughing Gas Quilts, there's Shoo Fly Rosie,

                                                  35357405_10214464518061295_8757808194832564224_n

from Skalabara Quilts, this unicorn,

                                            rainbow unicorn 1 - skalabara quilts

and from Made by Marney, this fawn,

                                            

and who can't resist this cute dog fabric jumper from Sticking and Stitching?

                                            

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Monday, June 25, 2018

Blogger Comments, Patterns and Quilts

I want to send out huge thank you's to the following people:

Sarah @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Jeanna @ Slammin' the Screen Door, and
Jen @ Patterns by Jen

First, Sarah. On Friday's Whoop Whoop, she posted a link to Jeanna's blog, who had (hopefully) found a way to restore Blogger comments coming to the blogger's inbox.

All bloggers have been in a tizzy the last few weeks because we lost the feature of comments coming to our inboxes. Many of us were at a loss as to how to respond to comments, hoping that you knew we read them. I know I've missed those emails, and without them, it's been hard keeping in touch, to say the least!

Enter Jeanna (and her friend, Sheryl @ I am - Blog). Both describe how to restore Blogger comment emails - thank you! In a nutshell: 

  • in Settings, under Email, delete the email in 'comment notification email'. 
  • Save settings. 
  • Go back to 'comment notification email', and add the email back in. 
  • Save settings. 
  • A 'comment subscription' email will arrive in your inbox - answer subscribe. 

And hopefully, comments will be flowing back to the blogger inbox. Check out Jeanna's and Sheryl's pages to double check the steps.

The third thank you goes to Jen @ Patterns by Jen. Given her blog name, you can guess she designs and sells patterns. She wrote a post Pattern Design - The Real Cost, which breaks down the time and cost to produce a pattern, from concept to quilt to completed pattern. And it's as much of an eye-opener as the article Why Do Quilts Cost So Much by Gail @ I Think Sew.

As for me, I love creating and making quilts, writing an occasional pattern for an item others love too. But above all, I want to inspire you to expand your quilting skills, and create items that you love. And a huge thank you to everyone for your support!!

Feel free to comment - may they flow into my inbox again!!






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Friday, June 22, 2018

Sunflowers Runner Pattern Release!

It's here - the much anticipated Sunflowers Runner pattern release!


Sunflowers Runner pattern by QuiltFabrication



I don't know about you, but I'm just in love with these sunflowers for the summer! 


Sunflowers by QuiltFabrication


And oh, the ladybugs too - how cute are they???


ladybugs by QuiltFabrication

The Sunflowers Runner pattern has something for everyone - piecing, Dresden plates, and applique - techniques a very confident beginner or intermediate quilter can handle. Of course, my detailed instructions are there to guide you every step of the way!


Sunflowers runner by QuiltFabrication pattern snippet
                                     Sunflowers pattern snippet




Sunflowers Runner full view by QuiltFabrication

Finishing at 41 1/2" x 16", with simple stippling and straight line quilting, the flowers and ladybugs just shine!

Sunflowers Runner closeup by QuiltFabrication

The Sunflowers Runner pattern is offered both at Craftsy and Etsy. For this pattern launch, an invitation only coupon discount was sent by email. So, those of you who have opted in to receive email discounts - thank you and check your inbox for a coupon code. Those of you who have purchased patterns from QuiltFabrication in the past also received an email coupon, though it's your last one unless you opt-in to receive future discount emails. If you're concerned about GDPR, read my privacy policy regarding email addresses. 

For those of you just finding this page, and wish to sign up for coupons via email, use the following button:

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For signing up during the pattern promotion, June 21-24, you'll receive a coupon valid for 25% off any item in my shop. Just be patient for me to verify your email. Sound good?

With that, may your summer be sunny and bright, and full of sunflowers!

Happy Quilting!

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Midweek Makers #129

I have no idea where the week has gone, but it's time again for another Midweek Makers! Come share what you're working on!

My news this week is the results from the local fair. I'm happy to report that Strawberry Splendor was the big winner, with a 1st Place, and Best Quilting ribbon.


Strawberry Splendor quilt by QuiltFabrication

Slots,
Slots by QuiltFabrication

and Serendipity Mini both took a 1st,


Serendipity Mini quilt by QuiltFabrication

while Joy (on top) placed 2nd.


Joy and Jess quilts

This fair is always fun to enter, with many beautiful quilts, and I can't wait to enter next year!

Now, let's look at last week's projects - I'm choosing an animal theme today. From Lisa Marie's Flickr page, this beautiful dragonfly;



from Mary at Made by Marney, this adorable hedge hog;

                                         

from Rebecca Grace at the Cheeky Cognoscenti, these beautiful birds;

                                        

and from Dione at the Clever Chameleon, this adorable bear.

                                                Purple Bear of a Little Bit Silly by Clever Chameleon

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Regatta Quilt

Here it is - the Regatta quilt from Kelly Young's Stash Statement (affiliate link), my June Book of the Month!

Regatta Quilt by QuiltFabrication





Using Kelly's system of block creation with scraps, this quilt was a great way to use up all of my blues. Here's Kelly's version that I saw at Quilt Market:


Kelly Young's Regatta quilt

and here's my version, a bit bluer and bigger.


Regatta Quilt full on

Of course, what sailboat quilt wouldn't be complete without some water in the background? And it was ready to sail away with all the wind as I was taking pictures!


Regatta Quilt water side

My Regatta is three rows longer than the one in the book, so it fits on a twin size bed. No more sails were added - they were just shifted around a bit to create my version.

And about those sails. Each one is quilted differently with straight lines - no two match. Here's a sample of some:


Regatta sails 1



Regatta sails 2



Regatta sails 3



Regatta sails 4

Notice all that wave quilting? Makes me want to spend a lazy day on a sailboat!

Almost forgot the back - it has sailboats too!


Regatta quilt backing


Be sure to check out the other Regatta quilt made by Debbie at A Quilter's Table. And maybe you want to see all the scrap quilts form this book? Kelly's Stash Statement (affiliate link) has been on a blog tour since April. Here's the list of all the other quilters who have made Kelly's creations from the book.


4/16- Grand Bazaar    Shelley @ Cora's Quilts
                                    Connie @ Freemotion by the River

                           Diann @ Little Penguin Quilts

4/30- Precarious  Jess @ Quilty Habit                       
                             Myra @ Busy Hands Quilts
                                                            
5/7- Beach Retreat  Sarah @ Sarah Goer Quilts                               
                                 Liz @ Savor Every Stitch 
                                                           
5/14- Fire Pit   Alison @ Little Bunny Quilts                                          
                         Preeti @ Sew Preeti Quilts
                                                            
5/21- Detour    Laura @ Slice of Pi Quilts                         
                         Shelley @ The Carpenter's Daughter Who Quilts
                                                            
5/28- Murrina    Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl             
                            Leanne @ Devoted Quilter
                                                            
6/4- Scattered    Jayne @ Twiggy and Opal                      
                           Christine @ Triangles and Squares 
                                                            
6/11- Bloom Chicka Boom   Chris @ made by ChrissieD            
                                               Michelle @ From Bolt to Beauty
                                                            
6/18- Regatta   Susan @ Quilt Fabrication                             
                          Debbie @ A Quilter's Table    
                                                                                     
6/25- Catch a Falling Star  Cynthia @ Quilting is More Fun Than Housework        
                                              Anja @ Anja Quilts
                                                            
7/2- College Prep   Hilary @ by Hilary Jordan                 
                                Lori @ Crossquilt
                                                            
7/9- Take Flight (bonus digital pattern)  Kelli @ Seriously, I Think It Needs Stitches 
                                                                 Paula @ The Sassy Quilter


Hope you become inspired to use your scraps!

Happy Quilting!



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