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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Shelby's grad quilt pt 2

So last night hubby and I watched a movie and I die cut the diamonds for Shelby grad quilt.  The inspiration piece had a more random layout but b/c I am leaning towards scrappy, I am going to do an alternate placement.


The star blade will be orange and greys and radiate out from an orange center

totally from stash, proud to say- I was busting it!

Showing off the rest of the 'collection'  lol  Dark grey for the background, the grey strip for accent

I love the way this will come together.  Can't wait to get sewing.

I did the siggy area as strips so I can splice them into an inner border-  I meant to write-- "Shelby's grad. quilt from Auntie cheryl"  This piece isn't going to make it in the top--lolOh well, better to be an example then nothing at all-  right?

This is going to be a cute keepsake!  Love it when the recipients help with the planning.


Thursday, March 20, 2014

Shelby's Grad quilt 2014

It is that time of year to think of making quilts for the HS Graduates in the family.  My niece, Shelby came up with the inspiration piece.
Her colors are Dark Oranges and Greys.





I will tweak the layout a bit so I can get some strips for signatures from teachers and friends. 

Possible fabric for the back of the quilt.  Subject to her approval of course!
Good friend, Dawn stopped by and helped me pull fabrics to play with.  Not everything will make it into the quilt but it is always fun to make a pile or two.

I have searched my dies for a diamond shape and can't find one.  So....I either never had one or I have misplaced mine.  Lucky for me Pam has one at her shop I can get tomorrow afternoon.  Fingers crossed this future snuggle under gets cut out while I get caught up on my recorded shows. 

Tonight I will audition fabrics and pick one to strip cut for signatures.  Shelby, expect a package in the mail next week.    I can get the star done while you are gathering well wishes from your classmates.

Of course I will show off progress if/when I make any-  be good  cw

Thursday, November 7, 2013

New Yahoo Group--Invite die user friends/family

I have been wanting to start a 'group' for quilters that use die cuts.  I know this is going to be way more time consuming then I think it will be. lol!   I have been in several groups that revolve around the Accuquilt dies and as a lurker, I get frustrated at not being able to find/see what inspiration I need at the moment.

My specific grip was not finding albums by die.  Sounds silly b/c one can always Google the die name and view multiple beautiful quilts.  That is all well and good but it didn't allow for questions and comments.  So to make a short story long,  I am starting yet another group, this one specifically for BABY and GO die users who would be willing to share their work, comments, words of encouragement, etc....

My plan is to be fully up and running by Christmas.  If you can stand a 'little' under construction mess, please drop by and join me before then.  Here is the Link to the GROUP

I am not a Shop Owner/Employee but I do have access to some pretty good items that I can use for 'give-a-ways' and other challenges.

First Challenge is going to be get the first 25 groups members.  Prize is going to be a set of 12 die cut calico cats- for each new member (I will pay postage)    Group is Invitation only, send me a request and say "I was invited from your Blog"  of course if someone forwarded you my post, you would say I was invited by ..............who saw your invite.
I will let you know if you are in the top 25!
Clear as mud?   If you are not in the top 25, don't worry, I will be doing drawings for other 'to be announced later' challenges.

Be good-  cw

All good groups have a set of support people to help the founder.  I will be giving shouts out to the membership as we grow and needs arise.  If you are interested in being support staff, let me know.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Squedge 18 phillipsfiberart.com table runner

Pam asked me if I thought I could use a jelly roll and make a table runner using the squedge tool she has in the shop.

The answer is YES, I can, But I don't know that anyone else would want too.

Short story long.....jelly rolls are 2 1/2" strips, the instructions for this pattern called for various widths from 1 1/2" to 4 1/4.  I chose to stick to the 2 1/2" I had on hand.
This roll did not have any duplicate strips so I had to piece some of the larger lengths.

 The pattern was fairly easy to follow once I got my strips into sets.  There is a bit of waste cutting the odd angle but I have an on going crumb project these will be added too, so all is good.





Thursday, October 3, 2013

Trunk Show at P-Dubs

I am probably the only gal that does a 'trunk' show sitting down--lol

Thanks, Pam for asking me to show off a few of the scrap quilts I have made using my GO and/or BABY and the DIES.

Both shows were a lot of fun for me.  I like asking/answering questions.  I love sharing/teaching new to you ideas/concepts. 

Special THANKS to Pat for lending me her apron so I could look/feel like a shop worker.  Now of course I am working on making my own to wear when I am feeling creative!

Friends and Family all know that I wear several hats.  It was a blast for me to get to keep my 'creative' one on for a full day.  Fun enough that I agreed to hang out at Pam's shop again this Friday & Saturday for the Shop HOP.

I don't know what she is going to be having me work on/with but I bet I have fun doing so.

Check out the Trunk Show post and join us this weekend!

If you want to see my 'other hat' give me a call if you are looking to buy or sell a home or farm in SW MO.
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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Coffee Table quilt?


I was sorting through some gifted scraps from a friend.  I came across a partial strip and some geese in progress.  I am assuming these didn't make it into a beautiful heirloom keepsake at her house.
Well, not enough for a top but more then a table runner.

What's a gal to do?

Compromise.  I nice size for the top of the living room coffee table.  Maybe someday this will get a little bit of applique, maybe not- we will just have to wait and see.

I do claim two points for cleaning off the table to lay out the top!!
Needs to spend time with the iron and get trimmed up to quilt.  If one of the grand daughters call 'dibs' for a doll quilt, we may have a fight on our hands.  This may have to be added to my 'collection'--lol
G-pa and boys at Bikes and Blues in Fayettville.
Can't run to AR and not go out to the lake for a bit.  Short trip but wonderful time together.

We didn't get to take the boat out but we did get to see a few fish.


Unkel Tom's fish pond.  Made out the parts from an old satellite dish.  

The gazebo is fenced to keep Critters from dinning on the gold fish.





Sunday, September 29, 2013

Trunk Show at P-Dubs

Don't get excited, I don't have photos (yet).  Pam had asked me to do a trunk show at her place and show off some of the quilts I have made using my Go and BABY dies.

When she asked I thought -sure, I love to show off!

When I figured out that trunk shows were of quilts, I got a bit worried.  Lucky for me I didn't plan for the 'show' till the day before.  I make a lot of quilts I just don't keep a lot of quilts.

I do however, have more then a few 'tops' , kits and UFO's to show off.

If you -search- my posts for GO, BABY, dies etc.... I think you can find past projects to see my progress.

I wear a lot of hats,  Bible Teacher,Wife, MOM, G-ma, quilter, REALTOR (RE/MAX Solutions) Blogger.
Sometimes I get busy and forget to share my Creative Side. 
Evidenced by no new entries for awhile-  ok blame that on finding and playing face book games--lol

Happy to say both shows Saturday were sold out  (OK, there was no door charge But people actually came and stayed!)  The afternoon show was standing room only (all the seats were filled and one gal brought her girls, they had to stand to help hold up tops)

The experience was very fun for me (no paper work, or washing dishes!).  Pam is doing a Shop Hop next Friday and Saturday, she has asked me to help her by being on hand to demo the GO, dies and answer questions.  I can't wait-  I hope to dust off my machine and cut and sew a few new 'show offs'.

No photos today, but check past posts for eye candy so you don't feel left out.
I will get back to throwing up a little -look what I am working on-'s as soon as I can.

sew-on and sew-on,  Cheryl