Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Spring Fling Blog Hop

     Welcome to the Spring Fling Blog Hop that Soma of Whims and Fancies is hosting for all of us !!
     Today is my day !!
     I decided to share with you a block that I made for some of my friends and I call it 'Spring Night'. I've never tried it in day colors and can't wait to see you interpretations !!

     Here's 'Spring Night' with a little birdie peeking out of his flower house.


     You can download the templates for FREE HERE. This block is 10" finished, 10.5" unfinished.
     And here's the design for placement.
     NOTE: there's an error on template C, it should only read C1 and C2 [instead of C3]. I couldn't erase the C2 line, and the valid line for sewing is the one next to the C3 piece.




Sewing order:

A
B - C
F - G
FG - D
H - E

FGD - HE

FGDHE - A

FGDHEA - BC

And your done ! Enjoy the FREE pattern !!

     There are lots of weekly prizes for taking part in the Spring Blog Hop. Remember to upload your blocks to this Flickr Group for a chance to win. Soma and other designers are giving away fantastic prizes !!!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Lots to share...

So, I have lots of things to shar with you and I'll begin with the FLIQS 2 quiltie I received from Melissa@HappyQuilting . I just LOVE it !!! It has all my favorite things, bright colors, rainbows and busy quilting !!! She did an amazing job and I'll treasure it !!! I'm sure this happy quiltie will bring a smile to my face every time I look at it, and that's priceless !!!


Melissa also included a cute note and fabric. Thank you sooo much for making me so happy !!!


Also you know I LOVE to play every month at the Bitty Block Committee and I LOVE the bitties I receive from talented quilters around the world. Last month the theme was circles and these are the bitties i made for my group.


And here's a close-up of one of them, that's going to live with Ruth.


They were first pieced and then needle-turn appliquéd in a circle shape.

And last, but not least, these are the coasters I made for my partner in the Potholder Pass12 Swap on Flickr . I made them following my partners color choices, and hope she likes them.


I love how they turned out, and think the color combination is really cute !

I hope you enjoyed my works !!!
Have a great day !!

xoxo
Sandy-


Saturday, October 6, 2012

Halloween Blog Hop, Day 6

Today's my day on the Halloween Blog Hop 'Something Whicked This Way Comes' hosted by Soma . Thank you sooo much, Soma, I couldn't have done this without your incredible help !!!

You probably know I LOVE Halloween and I LOVE Jack-o-lanterns, they are so fun !!! I've never carved one myself but love all the different interpretations that could be brought to life on them !!! Look at only a few...




Aren't they GORGEOUS ??!!!!! The last one with the kitty is my favorite !!!

Now you know where I'm going with this, right ?? Yes, my 10" x 10" block for the Halloween Blog Hop is a Jack-o-lantern, and here it is Happy Jack-O !!!


When I drew the pattern I thought it was complicated, but after making it I realised it's not ! 

I made a pattern with a white background, so you can print it and won't waste in printer ink ! The 10" size is wider than a A4 sheet so you'll have to attach the 2 parts. It's here

There's also the pattern with the color scheme and numbered pieces. It's here.

And then you have the pattern pieces with 1/4 seam allowance, as seen on the design. They are here.
When made, Happy Jack-O will look to the left.

And the pattern pieces with 1/4 seam allowance, mirrored placement. They are here.
When made, Happy Jack-O will look to the right, like mine.

I think I have a problem as I like things to the right, but for design purposes, you could like him looking to the left.

EDITED: the problem is fixed now, you can download the patterns. I'm so sorry for the problem, it was my first time uploading a file to Google Docs and I didn't know I had to click on the Share button for everyone to see the patterns.

Piecing instructions:

Attach parts A to E and set aside.
Attach parts I to J, and then attach part F to the top of them. 
Then attach part G and H [in this order] to the right [to the left if you're making the mirrored version]. 
Attach part D to the left [to the right if you're making the mirrored version] touching parts F,I,J,G. Set Aside.
Now attach the part above formed by pieces D,F,G,H to part B. Set Aside.
Attach this whole part with B, D, F, G, H, I, J pieces to part C. Set Aside.
Finally attach this whole part with pieces A+E you set aside in the beginning.
And you're done !

Hope you enjoyed it and if you make it, please share it at the Halloween Blog Hop Flickr Group. We'd LOVE to see our creations made by you !!!

And don't forget to visit all the other blogs that participate in this Blog Hop !!! You can find them here !!!

Have a great day !!! And I hope I didn't bore you !!! LOL 

xoxo
Sandy-

Monday, September 17, 2012

My Finished FLIQS Quiltie

Here it is, finally finished and ready to be mailed as soon as I gather some extras for my partner. I enjoyed a lot making it and, although I've already made other quilts with this technique, I had never used a sewing machine, I always hand sittched the windows and that took ages !!! I'd highly recommend using the sewing machine, it was so much funn !!! And I still have my fingers on !!! LOL That is the best !!!


I LOVE how it turned out and would LOVE to keep it, but I'll honor my word 
and will send it to its new owner.


Maybe I'll make one for me as my wall will miss it !!!
Have a great day !!
xoxo

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Bitty Side Swap with Sil

I must confess I'm obssessed with bitties (3.5" quilt blocks, unfinished) and I've been swapping them since the Flickr Group was created back in June 2010, I think. Sometimes I love a bitty and I'm not part of the group so we also arrange side swaps for those special bitties we love and wouldn't get otherwise. This time I'm side swapping Tree bitties with Sil, and these are the trees I made for her. Hope she likes them !

A Summer Tree.

A Cherry Blossom Tree.

A Rainbow Tree.

And a Winter Tree.

Here they are together !

Have a great day!
xoxo
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