Monday, April 30, 2018

Kokeshi Doll Pattern - A Blossom Heart Quilts Pattern

Hi Peeps!

This is a quick in and out and a Howdy Doody post to let you know about an awesome pattern being released by my friend Alyce ( Ah - lease ) of Blossom Heart Quilts aka EQ8 Ninja ;)

Edit * release date is this week Wednesday 2nd May

Kokeshi Dolls! Totally cute!

These are photos of the dolls and the hair do's I was not supposed to be testing but couldn't stop!...also can't find the pics of my pigtail girls duh!

There's so much room for playing, and fabric choosing....and did I mention playing?

Like I said on Instagram this pattern is absolutely the quilters version of paper dolls LOL

Mine to test was the top and bottom far left....Pippy Starch Pigtails I've nicknamed her

But there's also Helen Clark ( google her if you're unfamiliar, amazing woman with bad hairdo )

Aaaand Princess Leia ;)

The pattern is expertly written, as per usual and such a great in betweener, one doll only took half an hour!
But don't take my word for it, stand by for the pattern release and try one for yourself :)

Talk soon xx

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Clementine Quilt A Long - Month #4 Coconut Cross

Hi Peeps!

I'm back again with your monthly Clementine QAL Block.

The Coconut Cross is another cute cute block which I thoroughly enjoyed...still some point matching but not as many as last month.

Fat Quarter shop releases these patterns every month on the 25th and for a small donation to St Judes Research Hospital you get to support a worthy cause and make something win!

The smaller block always needs a bit of encouragement from the iron and starch but now we're into the 4th month and there's only 2 to go I can't wait to put it all together. I'm not a sampler quilt girl by any stretch of the imagination but this quilt is definitely a gorgeous one with the layout FQS has chosen. For extra help here's the video tutorial with Kimberly.

Yes that is a water spot on the large soon as I lay these down the cat wants to sit on them?? and he's just walked through the wet grass...sigh

Here's the linky list of the other quilters sewing along in case you'd like to check out some other fabric choices...have fun peeps, talk soon xx

*April of April Rosenthal (@amrosenthal)
Bonnie of Sunset Family Living (@sunsetfamilyliving)
Cara of That Crafty Cara (@thatcraftycara)
Carrie of Moda Cutting Table (@modafabrics)
Denise of Pieced Brain (@piecedbrain)
Elise of Elise and Emelie (@eliseandemelie)
Gina of Carpe Quiltin (@gina_tell_carpequiltin)
Heather of A Creative Pursuit (@acreativepursuit)
Hilary of By Hilary Jordan (@byhilaryjordan)
Jan of Cocoa Quilts (@cocoaquilts)
Jen of Heritage Threads (@heritage.threads)
Joanne of Quilts by Joanne (@turtlequilterjo)
Kairle of Kairle Oaks Handcrafted Goodness (@kairleoaks)
Kendra of Good Starter (@good_starter)
Kristen of 3 in the Nest (@threeinthenestraleigh)
Kristina of Center Street Quilts (@centerstreetquilts)
Leah of Ponderings from My Heart (@ponderingsfrommyheart)
Melanie of A Bit of Scrap Stuff (@mellierc)
Melissa of Happy Quilting (@happyquiltingmc)
Michelle of Creative Blonde (@creativeblonde66)
Pat of Pat Sloan (@quilterpatsloan)
Pat B. of Life in the Scrapatch (@scrapatches)
Patty of Elm Street Quilts (@elmstreetquilts)
Rebecca of One Wee Bird (@oneweebird)
Sarah of 123 Quilt (@123quilt)
Seema of SSK Craft Shop (@sskcraftshop)
Sherri of A Quilting Life (@aquiltinglife)
Sondra of Out of the Blue Quilts (@sondradavison)
Stephanie of Quilt 'n Party (@quiltnparty)
Tanya of Tanya Quilts in CO (@tanyaquiltsinco)
Teresa of Aurea's Kitchen (@aureaskitchen)
Vickie of Crocheting Vixen (@crochetingvixen)

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Some Finishes - From The Basted Pile

Hi Peeps

So I don't know about you but I have piles in my sewing room.........

Piles like "the pretty together fabric pile" and the " fabric on top of a pattern pile" which I think will make me get to it quicker LOL and "the new fabric waiting to be housed pile" 

 Then there's the real serious piles....

"flimsy finished waiting for backing pile"
"quilt sandwich waiting to be basted pile"
"basted quilt waiting to be quilted pile"

This post is brought to you from the last pile and in the scheme of things pretty recent since it's only been basted for about 2 months ....sheeesh

This quilt actually came about because I was trying to tidy up a "pile" of Denyse Schmidt Shelburne Falls and I couldn't find space to fit them I made a quilt top

Now I know this is totally normal behavior for a I right? But I also happened to be tidying some printed patterns and this pile and the Trellis Quilt pattern by Aneela Hoey just seemed perfect for each otherf

I added a couple of other fabrics from Cotton & Steel and Alison Glass....designers that just seem to go with everything!!

And I'm absolutely thrilled with the crinkly goodness post washer and dryer spa treatment

Such a great pattern to showcase your favourite prints and easily adaptable for fat quarters.

I popped a vintage floral sheet on the back and although I now think a purpley fabric would have been better for the strip instead of pink I'm still pleased that I'm continuing to use up long hoarded stash fabrics that I just don't love anymore.

I used the same DS floral for the binding that I used on my Ripples Quilt and now that's dwindling a bit I'm resisting the urge to freak out and hoard it....what is up with that response we have when you get to the last bit??

That's it for today but I have several other finishes to show you this week, get ready for the invasion of your inbox MWAHAHAHA

Talk soon xx