Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Completed Projects

Although I haven't had my longarm machine turned on the past few weeks, I have a few that I didn't list on the blog.

This first quilt I organized through my Teaquilts Facebook group.  It's part of the Quilts for Pulse charity event.  I know I'm going to miss some names, but the following folks made the blocks:  Carol Peck, Sandy Panagos (x2), Connie Barnett (x2), Becky Galambos, Kathy Parks, Sandy Lopane, Namcy James, Susanne Randall, and Tea.  This quilt is finished even though you are seeing only a quilt top.  I seem to have a problem photographing completed charity projects.  I pieced the top together, quilted it with a feather panto, made and added binding, and made and added a label.  The quilt was mailed yesterday.

This quilt, I call Rainbow Double Wedding Ring, is actually a pattern by Judy Martin.  It's called Fabrics of My Life.  It's also remade by her from a quilt called Monet Wedding Ring in her Scraps book.  I could tell you more about my quilt, but I want you to go to Judy's site to learn more.  In addition, this is the Scrap Quilting Club's 2016 yearlong project.  Each member had to purchase the Scraps book, or be a member of AQS and download their own pattern.  Let's just say I love, love, love this quilt.

Up next is Scrappy 3-D stars.  This has been a work in progress for many year, only needing to be quilted.  I tried my hand at some free motion quilted feathers.  It's not perfect, but it's done!

This Blue Explosion is another WIP that only needed quilting.  I used an all over panto just to get it completed.

And my final quilt is another WIP that only needed quilting.  Star Explosion had an all over panto quilting design too.  I love the yellow and red contrast.

I'll see you in my  next post, hopefully showing some of my current works in progress.  Until next time, happy quilting!
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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

New Videos Uploaded and Scrap Quilting Club Show-n-Tell

While I haven't been posting on the blog, I have been uploading videos on my YouTube channel.  These are the videos since my last post:

Scrappy Nine Patches
Accuquilt GO! 6" finished HSTs - Why?
Welcome to Teaquilts - an introduction video I needed to upload for new subscribers
How to Piece Apple Core Units
My Attempt at Creating a Vlog: Sewing Machine Pick Up and Lecture Prep

The Scrap Quilting Club has been meeting monthly.  However, I've been so busy that I haven't had time to edit and upload the photos.  Here are the items shown this month:

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Tri Recs Ruler: How to Make, Cut, and Sew - Optional Ideas for Use

My new video this week details the Tri-Recs tool. I love the one by EZ. Watch until the end for other uses with these tools. Enjoy your Sunday quilters.


Sunday, August 14, 2016

Excel: Works In Progress List

The video this weeks shows how I track my works in progress; I always know what status they are in when I choose to work on them again.  If you like to know to to make this sheet from scratch, leave comment on the video.  If I get enough interest, I'll do a live workshop.


Sunday, August 7, 2016

How to Make and Apply a Quilt Hanging Sleeve by Machine

In this week's video I show how to make and apply a hanging sleeve by machine.  There is optional hand sewing along the sides.  I hope you enjoy the video.


Sunday, July 31, 2016

Stashbuster: Take 5 Sashed

New video; Take 5 Sashed.  Note, I forgot to change my blue title within the video.


Thursday, July 28, 2016

Rotary Cutters: Supplies, Types, Cleaning and Replacing Blades


Sunday, July 24, 2016

How to Make Scrappy Binding and Apply By Machine


Sunday, July 17, 2016

Accuquilt Studio: Cutting Fabric Scraps Into Squares With A Strip Die

We all have lots of scraps that seems to never get used!  My new video this week shows how to cut fabric scraps into squares using a die cutter.  While you're there, like the video and subscribe to my channel.


Thursday, July 14, 2016

Six 2016 Finishes

As I'm uploading, I'm checking my projects list and see that I'm missing photos of four quilts that I gave away.  I'm hoping that I come across something on a flash drive so I can document my work.

I still had the following items in my possession, so here is another show-n-tell!  First up is Disappearing Nine Patch that was pieced by Drew Benage.  Drew was downsizing so I quilted this one to keep for my lectures, donating the one that I was using.  Drew's quilt was much prettier and I love the yellow silk accent fabric.

Stacks was a free pattern I found and pieced years ago.  It was in my to-be-quilted pile.  I used leftover bindings for this project, even using them in the binding; scrappy quilt with scrappy binding.

I made two Modified Bento Box quilt tops years ago and just got them quilted this year.  The first one is made from scraps and set with thin sashing and corner stones.

The second Modified Bento Box quilt is made with batik scraps.

This one is a very old WIP of a Chevron quilt.

I made this Rag Wreath and love the outcome.  You can use some of your ugly fabrics for this one!  I added the bow as I felt the ties made the wreath more dramatic.

I hope you enjoyed the projects.  Next up are my current WIPs.
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