Showing posts from October, 2016

Knitty Sheep Quilt Finally Finished!

Congratulations to Cheri S. of Washington who is the winner of the fat quarter bundle of the Wings Collection (from last week). Thanks to everyone who chimed in to let me know what you drink in the mornings! Below is a post I did for Benartex this time 2 years ago. The fabrics are so cute and I pulled out a tried and true technique for making Hourglass Blocks. I quilted it this past week and used the gray flannel for the back. I sent it to my 2-1/2 year old granddaughter for a cozy, snuggle-worthy winter blanket. I share the pics of this FINISHED at the end. Hope you enjoy the tutorial! It's natural for sheep to want to knit or crochet, right? Knitty Sheep, Knitty Sheep: can you knit with wool? No, ma'am. No, ma'am. I never learned in school! What! That sounds so crazy. Did you skip classes just to play? No, ma'am, I took a class to learn how to crochet! Whew! Now that's what I'm talking about! I can't knit and can only crochet. It

Taking Flight with Wings by Benartex and Giveaway!

We have a winner of the fat quarter bundle of Wings. Congratulations to Cheri S. of Washington! Wings Collection by Jennifer Young for Benartex Today I am the guest blogger at the Sew in Love with Fabric blog (Benartex) and I selected this gorgeous collection. Just to give you a sneak peek, here is something I used to fussy cut some of the bird fabric: What's that freezer paper doing over that bird? There is a fat quarter giveaway. Go take a visit to Sew in Love with Fabric and see what's happening with this collection. Then come back here and tell me what you put in your mug each morning: coffee, tea, Coke? The GIVEAWAY is open until midnight Saturday, October 22. Then I'll pick my winner (and if I don't have a valid email address for you "no-reply comment" bloggers, I go immediately to another blogger). I only give you 24 hours to reply and then I go on to pick another person. Sorry, but we can't let these drag on for a week (and they have

Sneak Peek for a Wednesday Tutorial

Wings Collection by Benartex Come back on Wednesday (after 9:30 am Eastern time) and see what I did with this delightful collection. There will be a tutorial at the Benartex blog, Sew in Love with Fabric . But in the meantime, this is what I did with some of the leftovers. This traditional block is a Pinwheel and the inspiration came from The New Hexagon book by Katja Marek. I decided I didn't want to English Paper Piece this, but upsized it for rotary cutting. The block is 9" high and with the borders it finishes to 11-1/2". This will become a Mug Rug. Pinwheel block, rotary cut and strip-pieced Pinwheel with 1-1/2" borders See you on Wednesday!