Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Midweek Makers 332

Welcome to Midweek Makers! Let's do some sharing!



The red scraps from January RSC are still covering my cutting table, getting in the way of working on other projects. I figured it was time to bite the bullet and finish up the 'I (heart) U' sequence. 

white I, heart, and U set on red

For some reason, designing the 'U' was something I wasn't looking forward to. But, like I said, I bit the bullet and just did it. Then I wondered what my hesitation was cause it turned out quite well!

Now let's look at these beauties from last week:

from Grace and Peace Quilting, this striking mountain scene baby quilt,



Melva Loves Scraps finished her Pieces from the Past - Revisited quilt,



and QuiltPiecer shared this scrap busting quilt.



What's your share this week?

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Monday, May 16, 2022

New in the Shop!

Hi everyone! I'm excited to announce that I've just listed a few fan favorite blocks in my Etsy shop!

 


In case you missed them, these are previous Quilt Block Mania blocks which, after a period of time, I list in my Etsy shop. These join the other popular blocks below.
 

So many different blocks to create with!

As for other Quilt Block Mania blocks, some will eventually be turned into full quilt patterns, some will be for free, and others are just waiting a reasonable time before I decide which way they'll go. So many blocks - so hard to decide!

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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Midweek Makers 331

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While it's technically not the time of year for sunflowers, I'm going with it because of three pretty sunflower themed projects that were shown last week.

From Vicki's Crafts and Quilting, a new sunflower banner,


from Not Afraid of Color, this pretty spring flower,


and from Quiltpiecer, a lovely sunflower quilt for her granddaughter.


Though my share was made a few years ago, it goes with today's sunflower theme - my Sunflowers table runner.


As a bit of added fun to today's party, how about 25 percent off the Sunflowers pattern? That allows plenty of time to make the runner for sunflower season in late summer. Just use coupon code 'SUNFLOWERS' at checkout in my QuiltFabrication Etsy shop, now till midnight May 17 - enjoy!

Now let's get this party going!
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Friday, May 6, 2022

Chantille Quilt

Introducing my newest scrap quilt, Chantille.


This approximately 56" x 66" lap quilt is composed of 8" teal scrap blocks, appliqued pink hexie flowers, strip-set sashing pieces, and even a scrap border and binding. That's quite the use of scraps!

In case you haven't followed the progress on this quilt over the last month, I suggest reading these previous posts to see it's evolution. And you may learn a few new techniques too!

Hexie Project in the Works - the inspiration

Appliqued Hexies - an applique tutorial

Hexie Flower Quilt Idea - EQ8 quilt mock up and some cutting info

 

Now back to Chantille. Here's a few close ups, first of the scrap blocks, hexies and sashing.



Next up is the quilting, with the gorgeous Chantilly pantograph in a pale yellow-green thread.



Love it! The quilting design is just beautiful on this quilt! I like that pantograph so much on this quilt that I chose a derivative of 'Chantilly' for the quilt's name. And it shows up so well on the back too.



Notice the pink band? I felt the original backing idea needed some oomph, as it was composed of yardage in the middle and pieced parts at the top and bottom - boring! So, I cut out a 5" horizontal center strip and inserted a 6" pink strip.


So much better!! Now this quilt resides on my sofa, to snuggle under while watching some evening TV. 

teal scrap blocks with pink hexie flowers


Currently, I don't plan on writing up a pattern for Chantille. If there is enough interest, I will - just drop me a comment if you would like to also make the scrappy Chantille quilt. It's also possible there could be 1 or 2 more sizes too - just let me know.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Midweek Makers 330

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My share is that I'm almost done with my flower scrap quilt. It's quilted - I posted a sneak peek on Instagram and all that's left to do now is the binding. I'm hoping  for a Friday reveal - stay tuned!

Trying to keep that project on track, I managed to squeeze in it's quilting in between a number of client quilt projects. From Cathy, this striking Deco quilt with the Fizz pantograph,


from Chris, three runners and this black/white/grey plaid with a grey Minky backing,


and from Denise, this fun Hawaiian themed quilt, also with a Minky backing and quilted with the Banana Leaves pantograph.

Thank you to these wonderful quilters for entrusting me with their projects!


As for last week's party, there were these pretties:

from Gretchen's Little Corner, the center of a SAL Mystery,


a variety of adorable purses from Patchouli Moon Studios


and a number of mug rugs from With Strings Attached.


Now it's time for a new party - come join in!
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Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Caterpillar for Quilt Block Mania

This month for Quilt Block Mania, it's all about bugs! One of my favorites, mainly because they turn into beautiful butterflies, is the caterpillar.

green and dark blue caterpillar on a leaf

Can't you just imagine this little guy, all fuzzy and creeping along up the leaf? I made him quite colorful and hope he turns into a stunning butterfly!

Of course, my color choices were based on the provided color palette from PaperHeartDesign.com, which at first glance, seems a bit tricky. But, I managed to work the colors to my advantage for the caterpillar.


My block is just one of the many you'll find for free this month. Take a look at all of these other free bug-themed blocks.

Visit the links to the designers to collect them all!

Ladybug Quilt Block by Carolina Moore
Snail by Appliques Quilts and More
Dragonfly by Mom and Me Quilting Co.
Aragog by Inquiring Quilter
Bugs in a Jar Quilt Block by Julia of Inflorescence
Christmas Beetle by Duck Creek Mountain Quilting
Bug Jar Quilt Block
Butterfly by Penny Spool Quilts
Beetle Bug by Perkins Dry Goods
Caterpillar by QuiltFabrication
Jewel Beetle by Sugar Sand Quilt Company
Bumblebee Block by BoBerry Design Co.
Arachnid at Patti's Patchwork
Butterfly Wreath by Jessica of Blue Sky Modern Craft
Marvelous Moth by Blue Bear Quilts

caterpillar on a leaf

My Caterpillar quilt block is perfect for the beginner quilter who wants to learn fusible applique techniques. Fat quarters are that's needed for one block that measures an unfinished size of 12.5" x 12.5". When sewn into a quilt, the Caterpillar block finishes at 12" x 12".

The Caterpillar quilt block is free for download through my newsletter now until June 6. 

There are two ways to access the download link via the QFab Monthly Newsletter:

For those already subscribed - The free Caterpillar block pattern link will be included in the May 17 QFab Monthly newsletter. There is no need to sign up again - just open and view the newsletter for the download link. 

Please note: If you don't see the newsletter in your inbox, please check your spam folder and be sure to mark it as 'not spam'. If you still can't find it, consult a computer technician to adjust your email settings.

For new subscribers - sign up to receive your free Caterpillar block pattern link in a welcome email then enjoy monthly quilt inspiration and other bonuses.

Once you submit your email address, look for a welcome email from me, QuiltFabrication, containing the link to download the 'Caterpillar' block pattern. Then check your inbox toward the middle of each month for the QFab Monthly, full of highlights, quilting tips, links to free patterns, and other quilty goodness.

In downloading the pattern, you agree not to share the file with others, but direct them to the QuiltFabrication.com/Caterpillar post. Feel free to tell others about QuiltFabrication and become a follower yourself through any or all of the following: direct delivery of posts to your inbox, or by following on BloglovinPinterestInstagramFacebook, or YouTube.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Midweek Makers 329

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My share this week is on-going progress on the hexie flower quilt. Turns out, the last time I showed progress, the top was too long. I had forgotten I had extra teal blocks, which added another row. The debate was on to go with it but that meant making more hexie flowers. Hmm, no time for that. 

So, off came that last row, allowing me to proceed with the hexie flower columns and yellow borders. Currently I'm at the stage of making scrap teal border strips, another time consumer. Test widths are seen on the right side.

Now that my share is done, it's time to highlight a few pretties from last week's party.

From Quilts etc, these pretty blocks,


some fantastic quilting shown at Rebecca Grace Quilting,


and this fun primary color challenge quilt from Den syende himmel.


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