Friday, December 6, 2013

Do you use an accuquilt die cutter?

I have an accuquilt die cutting machine with several dies.  I really have not used it much mainly because I really haven't played with it to figure it out.  Well that is all going to change.  I am determined to dust off my machine and get to cutting!

If you want to join me in learning how to use the many many dies available, head over to my other blog, where I will be trying out all of the dies I have on hand and on order!

Happy quilting!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Applique Owl Baby Quilt

I made this adorable baby quilt with applique owls and the word love across the front. It is made using Moda's Ruby fabrics. I straight line quilted across about every 1/4 inch. This is the first time that I have used straight line quilting and I absolutely love the way it turned out even though it took forever! I still have to hand stitch a binding on and wash it with a color catcher to make sure none of the fabrics will run. I pieced the backing which I must say ties it in to the front quite nicely! Next up for quilting is another applique quilt that I has been in my pile of UFO's. Time to get busy getting some of them done!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Applique Butterfly Quilt and applique owl quilt

I finished this beautiful raw edge applique quilt with purple butterflies today.

I stitched around each butterfly using a raw edge applique to allow for fraying. I put it through the wash to start the fraying process and am thrilled with how it came out. You can find it listed in my ETSY shop here.

I have already started on my next quilt using a fabric by Moda called Ruby. It is a wonderful line of reds, aquas and grays. I appliqued owls onto the front along with the word Love. I made a pieced backing to match and will be quilting it this week. Aren't these colors yummy??

Happy Quilting!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Butterfly applique baby blanket with Minky

I have my first finish for 2012! I made this adorable baby blanket with applique butterflies on the minky. It was fairly easy to make except I need to work on getting my fabric to lay flat with the Minky. I have a slight pucker with the butterfly fabric but not too bad. I will definitely be making more of these in the future!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Orca Bay Clue # 6!!

Bonnie decided to give us an early christmas present and upload step 6 of Orca Bay! I could not wait to cut my fabric and make a couple of blocks. I have all the black and all the red cut with 1/2 the neutrals. Here are two of my completed blocks. I love them!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Orca bay Step 4 and 5

Well I had a slow start on Step 4 of my Orca Bay quilt along. I finally finished approximately 20 squares but put it aside to work on step 5. I want to at least get in some of each step and in between, I can go back and work on the strings that I still have left.

I am so excited to see this quilt come together!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Orca Bay step #3 progress

I chose to use a paper piece to make my half square triangles for step 3 in Orca Bay. I tried to do it with the ruler but they just were not coming out good and it was taking forever. It took me a couple of hours to stitch all of the needed squares and I cut them all apart while watching tv.

I still have ironing to do and to peel off the paper backing, but it is going rather quickly. I will be starting on step 4, red string blocks today or tomorrow!