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MAKING HOUR GLASS BLOCKS
Thursday, 05 July 2018 08:50

chain piecing blocks

Moving forward with my current Baby Quilt Project...I have decided on the Hour Glass Block...

Simply because I have not made one in a SCRAPPY version and why not make it a Baby Quilt...

You know...

just in case the whole thing bores me to death and I just want to get it done!

Does this happen to YOU...or am I the ONLY one who faces this delimna?

I digress.

Never mind the fact that Kathleen has a bazillion projects in various stages of progress in the Studio to date...

It's how I ROLL!

At this point I have a Bucket List of projects that I want to do and what better way to attack the list but by making them into smaller projects...

like Baby Quilts...

Now...there's a PLAN!

Here's the skinny of what I did today...

-Cut 5.5" squares from your Print Fabrics AND your Background Fabric...to make the quilt the same size I am (36" X 44" Finished) you will need a total of 50 print squares and 50 background squares.

-Draw a line Corner to Corner on the WRONG side of all your background squares.

-RST one background square with one printed square and pin to hold in place...do this with all 50.

-Using the line as you guide...sew a 1/4" seam allowance from BOTH sides of the line...this is what I am doing today (in the picture above...be sure to double click the picture to enlarge it for better visual abiltiy)

I like to chain piece...feeding one block in right after the other...it makes for a quicker turn around!

I also like to binge watch something on Netflix and sip on copious amounts of COFFEE...so I can escape reality and live vicariously through a fictional character!

LOL!

Stay tuned...

Quilt on!

Kathleen


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A SNEAK PEEK...
Monday, 02 July 2018 08:11

fabrics

It's Sneak Peek Monday...

My cast of "Characters" have been pre-washed and pressed real nice.

I may or may not have removed ALL the Selvages for my Candy Jars...

Read about them HERE!

 I picked up this beautiful array of fabrics from my local Hobby Lobby...

just because I could.

Now...

It's time to cut them up...

Sew them back together...

and call it a QUILT!

Stay tuned!

Quilt on!

Kathleen


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CHRISTMAS STAR QUILT COMPLETED!
Friday, 29 June 2018 07:19

finished quilt top

Gracious Be...

I just LOVE the way this Paper Pieced Christmas Star Wall Quilt turned out...

and lookey me...

a bit ahead of schedule!

832 pieces help make this scrappy star quilt provide a statement and I couldn't be happier!

I am leaving her borderless...

because...

that's how I roll!

 Now...onto the next quilt project while I figure out how I want to finish it...

there are a couple options...

Quilt her in a traditional method...

OR

Frame it like I did with my Stars over Burberry Quilt...read about it HERE.

Which idea would YOU choose?

Quilt On!

Kathleen

 

 


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ALMOST HALF WAY!
Sunday, 24 June 2018 09:25

progress

 

Woohoo...I am so excited to get to this point with my Christmas Star Wallhanging.  She is turning out to be a Beauty...at least in my eyes! 

Here's the skinny details of my plan...

-Block size is 4 inches square FINISHED

-Each Black has 13 Pieces

-Total of 64 Blocks in my Quilt

-Total Piece Count for completed quilt is 832

-Quilt Block Set at 8X8

-8 Rows of 8 Blocks

If you click on the picture to make it larger...you will find that the ONLY fabric I used that is constant is the background white tone on tone.  I simply like the way it gives 'definition" to the center of the block...seperating the RED side from the SILVER side helps make the stars stand out as individuals.

It's a WIN WIN situation!

Quilt on!

Kathleen


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CHRISTMAS BLOCK PROGRESS!
Thursday, 21 June 2018 08:21

one block 52 pieces

I'm in  LOVE!

Progress on my Christmas Star Wallhanging Quilt is being made here at The Quilted Story...and I cannot believe how striking the RED fabrics are against the SILVER ones!  I'm thinking I made the right choice.

These little gems work up fairly quick...using a standard paper piecing method...

-Prepare

-Sew

-Press

You simply can't go wrong with these three simple steps...repeating them over and over again.

Pretty much until you can do it in your sleep.

Pictured above are 4 blocks together to form the center red star and the outside silver corners will line up with more blocks to form alternating silver star blocks.  There are 13 pieces in EACH block that "finish" at 4 inches square...so here you see a total of 54 pieces that make up this completed block. 

Let's make MORE!

Quilt On!

Kathleen


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