December 30, 2015

GRAVITY Stellar Wall Hanging {A Finish!}

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I finally completed my GRAVITY Stellar Pillow, just one day before the link-up ends tomorrow!  There's still time to enter your pillow or wall hanging.  All entries receive a free PDF quilt pattern from my pattern shop.

I finished my Stellar as a wall hanging rather than a pillow and even remembered to put a rod pocket on the back!  I plan to hang it in my dining room with a thin wooden rod and Command hooks.  These hooks are a great way to hang small quilts without damaging the wall and to make it simple to change decorations.

The layout of my quilt is similar to the original but different.  Not because I wanted it different, but do you have any idea how hard it is to match 100 different colors and get them in the same position?  I did place a primary color hexagon a bit off center, like the pattern, and worked out from that.

To quilt it, I used zigzags with the original pillow by Julie as a guide.  For the backing I used the same rainbow petal fabric that I used on the back of my GRAVITY quilt.  The binding is Kona Royal.  Pretty much any Kona color would work for the binding!

The first two rows I assembled went really slowly without chain piecing.  UGG. So with the book handy, I arranged the triangles in stacks and used a hair clip to remember which pile to take from next and chain pieced them!  Much faster!  I finger pressed the triangles open before adding the next triangle and did an official ironing when the rows were completed.

I have a second pile of triangles cut (100+) and would like to offer them to a reader.  Also included are all of the white triangles and diamonds needed to complete the quilt as shown in the book.  I will not be including directions to complete the quilt because that is copyright, but I know you can figure out how to put it together from pictures you find online.  The price is $25, including shipping, to the US only.  It may seem a bit high, but please remember they took a long time to cut.  The first one to request 'em gets 'em.  If no one here wants them, I'll list the set in my Etsy shop in one week.

You can add your Stellar Pillow to the link-up below and get a free PDF quilt pattern from my pattern shop.

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Let's Bee SocialNeedle and Thread ThursdayTGIFFWIPs Be GoneOff the Wall FridayFabric Frenzy FridayCan I Get a Whoop Whoop?!?Podunk PickinsMain Crush MondayFabric TuesdayLinky TuesdayFiber TuesdayYou're Gonna Love ItSew Cute TuesdayCrazy Mom Quilts ♥ 

December 29, 2015

Best of 2015!

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It was amazing to review the stats for my blog this year!  Here are the details:

You can see all of my projects for 2015 HERE.  In 2015 I completed 33 quilts {of which 11 were custom}!!
  • 3 Tutorials
  • 5 New Patterns
  • 1 Button Art Canvas
  • 1 Set of Curtains
  • 1 Table Runner
  • 2 Pillows
  • 1 Wall Hanging
  • 6 Baby Quilts
  • 7 Lap Quilts
  • 8 Twin Quilts
  • 3 Queen Quilts
  • 1 King Quilt
  • 1 quilt custom quilted for a client.
My Best of 2015 include:

Number 5
Grand Illusion Mystery Quilt approx 95" square

Number 4

Number 3

Number 2

Number 1 - My 2015 Favorite!


December 28, 2015

Little House on the Prairie Quilt Kit Giveaway!

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Find yourself transported to simpler times with the Ma and Pa Quilt Kit from Andover! This kit includes a pattern and fabric from the Little House on the Prairie collection, to sew a 64″ x 64″ design. 

Simply click here to enter Craftsy's Little House on the Prairie Quilt Kit Giveaway by January 3, 2016. A winner will be selected at random and notified via email from Craftsy on January 4, 2016. 


December 26, 2015

Love Multiplied {an X Quilt Tutorial!}

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I'm really excited to share this fun modern quilt tutorial with you today! Introducing Love Multiplied!  Over the past few months I've been playing around with the idea of an X quilt, and this month during my Sewing For Me time, I finally had the opportunity to develop the idea.  The layout wasn't as easy as I thought it should be, so I made a tutorial for the pattern in baby size. You'll find the FREE tutorial in my pattern shop on Craftsy.   Pattern #BHQ1215006

My first Love Multiplied quilt is a RAINBOW, of course!

Love Multiplied in Hello Darling

Craftsy classes are up to up to 50% off through today only!

Craftsy's end-of-year sale starts today!  Save up to 75% off supplies and kits!

And Accuquilt's Holiday sale continues!  Buying an Accuquilt Go! this year is the best quilting investment I have ever made!  I only wish I had done it sooner! The cutter drastically cuts cutting time, and the perfect pieces result in quicker piecing time since many blocks do not need trimmed.

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December 16, 2015

Midnight Mystery Quilt Along {Aug/Sept Progress}

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Some of my Sewing For Me time this month is getting caught up on quilt alongs I began in 2015.  I've finished August and September clues for the Midnight Mystery Quilt Along.  Those flying geese were nearly the death of me!  They are made with a scant 1/4" seam, and I made them twice with what I thought was a scant seam, and they are still a bit small.  Nope, not making 'em again; I will be able to fudge them in.  Fortunately the square-in-a-square blocks were simple and trimmed up perfectly.

And in case you're a new reader and don't know what Sewing For Me is - I make a lot of custom quilts and don't quilt for myself very often.  I'm taking the month of December to sew for me! 

Mystery QAL

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December 15, 2015

3 Accuquilt Deals - Free Shipping, $10 Off + A Bonus!

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I'll say it again - I ♥ my Accuquilt Go! - and again - I ♥ my Accuquilt Go!!  It not only makes the cutting process much quicker; it also speeds up or eliminates the need to trim segments and blocks because the pieces cut with the Accuquilt Go! are so accurate!  

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This queen-size Postcard From Sweden was cut with my Accuquilt Go! which made it super fast to put together - ZERO of the 256 HSTs were trimmed! Seriously!  With the Accuquilt Go! half-square triangle quilts aren't so overwhelming!

Use coupon code DECSHIP for free shipping through December 18th.

December 14, 2015

Winners of 3 PDF Quilt Patterns and Tulip Table Runner Quilt Kit!

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The winner of her choice of 3 PDF files from my pattern line is ...



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December 11, 2015

Key to My Heart {A New Quilt Pattern!}

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Key to My Heart - a PDF file in 7 sizes from wall to king.  The pattern includes fabric requirements using layer cakes as well as yardage.  It's available at an introductory price through December 15th and is available for purchase in my Craftsy shop.  Pattern #BHQ1215005

This twin-sized quilt is made from Lili-Fied by Kanvas for Benartex and Kona White.  This quilt is for sale.

Shannon of The Fleming's Nine tested the pattern using red and black on white.

Here's the pattern cover!  I'm going to go back and re-do all my pattern covers soon since this look is much cleaner.

If you're reading this in a reader or email, be sure to stop by the blog to enter the two giveaways I have running this weekend.  You could win this pattern!

You could win this bundle of 100 fat quarters at Craftsy's Free Fabric Friday giveaway!  Enter through Monday, 12/14/2015.

GRAVITY Quilt Along {Pillows!}

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   Cheers  erupt,  confetti  falls,  and  happy  dance  begins!!  

This is the final post in the GRAVITY Quilt Along!  Bring on the pillows or small quilts!  I haven't finished mine, so here's the original pillow by Julie.  It's truly drool-worthy!  I'll share my wall hanging when I finish it.

Link up your finished GRAVITY pillow, table topper, or wall hanging made from your GRAVITY scraps for a chance to win a PDF pattern from my shop, Busy Hands Quilts!  Link-up closes on December 31st.

December 10, 2015

Allietare Mystery Quilt Along {Parts 1 & 2}

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This is the second Bonnie Hunter Mystery QAL I've participated in {Grand Illusion being the first}, and once again it will be a dot version!  I've changed my mind for colors in the Allietare Mystery Quilt Along! They are now Kona Snow along with dotted and solid reds, royal blues/navys, grays, and AQUAS!  Yellow has been replaced with aqua to blend more with the Miss Kate dining room curtains I recently made.  I don't have a picture to show you because the aquas haven't been purchased yet - which makes this quilt no longer 100% from the stash, but still 80% stash.

Whoops, I pictured the "Santa hats" upside down!

I'm mostly current with Parts 1 & 2.  Making about 2/3 to 3/4 of the recommended number of pieces to make a smaller quilt is speeding the process.  The tiny half-square triangles went together in a snap with my new Accuquilt Go! HST cutter!  I wouldn't have begun this QAL without it after I saw how many HSTs were in the first step, and since we're not supposed to give details, I'll just say - there are LOADS.  Anyway, the HSTs need pressed open, and the miscellaneous squares for step 2 need cut - nothing major left.  I've a project that is due tomorrow that must be finished today, so that's the priority!

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December 9, 2015

Giveaway Day - Enter to Win 3 PDF Files From My Pattern Shop!

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Enter to win your choice of 3 PDF files from my pattern line!  I'm releasing a new pattern on Friday that is not shown here!


This giveaway is open internationally!

Giveaway ends Sunday, December 13th, 2015.

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