Monday, June 28, 2010

A Gathered Clutch

I am part of a swap for   this tutorial , and so today I tried my first attempt at making one of them.

This is the result. I even put in a divider  and a card pocket inside.  

Now to make one for my swap partner......./ Jeri 

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Summertime Mystery Challenge Part 3

Okay so now you should have 24 A blocks.......

The B blocks will be simple. They are the same as the A except you use the black 2.5 inch patches in place of the cream ones. You also need 24 of the B blocks.......

Here is one of mine....

and a few more.......

Have you figured out the Mystery yet? Next time the Mystery will be revealed....

Until then / Jeri

Monday, June 21, 2010

Finishing a quilt or two.....

Tonight is Guild night and I am finished with this charity quilt to take.

It was another scrap quilt made with 2.5 inch squares. Simple, but I do silll love the repro fabrics.

But, my challenge today is to finish this quilt for my sister. I am almost done, just have to quilt the outer border. Here is a picture of it under my machinel.

 and another a little bit closer.......

stipple, stipple, stipple......

and a little straight line sewing too!

I sure hope she likes it...... :)   Jeri

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Summertime Mystery Challenge Part 2

Okay ready to make some blocks?

Let's start with the A block.........

Make one of these units , and press toward the colored parts....


and two of these.... press toward the colored rectangles.

Now put the three units together and press toward the outer units.

These are the A blocks.... You need 24
Have fun sewing...Jeri

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


I have been wanting to make something with the selvedges from some of my stash. Today I made this:

using this tutorial............

I was patiently waiting for something to put into it....and look what arrived!

I have been wanting one of these Kindles for quite a while now. Look how happy it looks in its' new sleeve.

 I'm going to go get a new book to read...... Jeri

Monday, June 7, 2010

Summertime Mystery Challenge Part 1

Okay are you ready to get started................ I hope this will all make sense, as this is my first attempt at posting a tutorial on my blog. Let me know if you need clarification on anything. 

This will be a quilt that will finish approximately 50'' by 62''.

      I use this term loosely as I hope you will be pulling from fabric you already have.

You need 72 - 2 .5 inch black squares ...and 72 - 2.5 inch cream squares.
  These are mine, you can see I pulled an assortment from my stash. If you want to stick with one cream fabric and one black fabric throughout , you can. Just cut strips of 2.5 inches and subcut them into 2.5 inch squares. So for 72 squares you need 5 strips cut the width of fabric at 2.5 inches for each color.

Some of mine have pattern in them and some don't.

From your scraps of medium color fabrics you need the following to make 48 blocks....

You need 48 sets. I cut 2 sets out of each of my scraps and so have some duplicates in my quilts. You can easily use charm squares and jellyroll strips for these blocks. Each charm square will make one block and out of a jelly roll you could get 2 blocks. Cut these as follows.

For each block you need ....
2 / 2.5 inch squares
2 / rectangles cut  2.5 inches by 4.5 inches

This is one set.....

and here are four more......
Janet do these fabrics look familiar? Thanks for your scraps!

Alright there you go for now. Get cutting and next time we will get to sewing! Jeri

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Charity Potluck

Yay! Today I finished two more baby quilt tops at a Charity Potluck the Guild I belong to held. I forgot my camera, so no pictures, but I had a successful day. Good food, good company, and lots of sewing.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Favorite in progress.......

I was recently going through some "flimsies"  and came across this.....

I started it last summer as a quilt along. I just love the owl fabric in it and the blocks were fun and fast to make. Very contemporary and it was the start of a new direction of quilting for me. More modern, fresh,scrappy, and improvisational. Lately my other quilts have gone this directiton, whereas before I was a traditional gal. Follow a particular pattern. Buy only a certain kind of fabric specifically for one project.

Well now it's time to get this one quilted. I have the backing all ready and I have thought about how to quilt it for long enough.................................

Just love those owls!