Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Perfect 10 Again!

Good morning! Hope you're well! We're here again for another week of the Perfect 10 Quilts book quilt along!  I hope you're sewing along with us.  First up with this weeks triangle fun is Lemon Sorbet.   True story I tend to shy away from triangles but I'm having so much fun.  This block is fast and fun!

LemonSorbet
 
Mint Chocolate Chip is another great block.  I am in love with that white print, my favorite of these Flower Sack prints by Me and My Sister.  I love that this particular block can be made in two layouts, one looking like and 'x' and one like an 'o'.  It makes a great quilt!
 
mintchocochip
 
I'm really enjoying this solid Robin's Egg blue background.  (Bella solid 9900 85 ) The Flower Sack quilts that Barb and Mary made are really great. Flora Fae is my favorite and you can see it here!
 
Ok hope you're off to a good start this week! xo

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Movie Popcorn

Good morning!  How's your week going so far?  We're at the midpoint, it's down hill from here!

I had a lot of fun making this movie popcorn pillow for Bret's birthday this past Monday.  I  had finished the whole pillow top  over the weekend but, naturally, I  left the finishing up part to the last minute.  Honestly I'm the worst.  I just want to start projects then hand them off for finishing by a devoted assistant.   But I don't have a devoted assistant, so I put it off to the last minute and was practically stuffing the pillow form in to the pillow as Bret pulled in from work Monday night!

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Finally a pillow that won't go into the pillow vault! Its on the sofa right now!  Bret is a huge fan of movie popcorn and we often drive down to the Vine for a bag. 

IGpopcorn
 
When I saw Gracey's block  pattern I knew it would be the perfect thing to make for Bret.  I pulled out some PKM favorites and it took no time to whip up.  I added borders making this 20 inches square and did some simple quilting in the ditch and there you go, done.  Well, almost.  This pillow has a simple envelope back, no fancy buttons to make it uncomfortable and regular binding to finish it off.  Easy.
 
You can find Gracey on Instagram here.  She's got lots of fun patterns.
 
Ok friends that's it for me! Hope you're having a good week! xo

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Perfect 10 Week 5


Good morning friends!  It's another sweet treat for us this week on our Perfect 10 Quilts book blocks!  Yum!  First up is Dutch Chocolate! I love this block so much.  First off love that the half square triangles are  to be trimmed to the perfect size.  Triangles are often a challenge to me, especially now that my sewing room has transformed into the sewing dungeon with the seasonal change in light.  I feel like I need one of those old fashioned miners helmets. (sure I know, dramatic!) 

DutchChocolate
 
Might as well confess, I did face little challenge in one of the corners.  I don't know why  really, it's pretty straight forward, but first I thought it was one triangle then when I got that one out it was another and then pretty soon a quarter of the block was apart.  My brain just couldn't seem to get those all going in the right direction.  And there's nothing like picking out seams of blocks that went together  perfectly.  THE WORST.


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French vanilla was a breeze after that.  This is a fun block, actually you make 4 for the sampler, all out of 4 prints.  Perfect block for a baby quilt or a quick make as a gift.  Or a gift for yourself.  I know how these things work! You can see the quilts made with these blocks here, lots of cute ideas! 
 
Ok, hope you're having a good week! xop


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