Showing posts from June, 2014

Half Square Triangles - 001

How many ways can you make aHalf Square Triangle? This is one of many methods. I am making a pink and cream quilt that is filled with HST's, mostly pink. So I decided to document the ways that I have decided to manufacture HST. This tutorial will make 8 HST out of2Squares. 
With this method your supply list is: 2 squares, I used two 6 inch squares - Pleasing sides together. A marking tool - I used a Frixion Pen A straight edge - I used a Quilters Rule, made for marking HST  A quarter inch foot (shown below) - optional Once you have all of your supplies place the 2 squares pleasing sides together.  Then place a mark from corner to corner as you can see above.
And Here We Go This is the quarter inch foot that I was talking about in the supply list. If you do not have this foot don't worry, all is good. You will just need to mark a quarter inch on each side of the center line. You should have 3 lines marked from corner to corner and the another 3 lines marked for the other 2 corners…

Hankie Pankie

I took the day off and quilted away. This is a hanciercief that has been around for as long as I can remember maybe it was my grandfathers or maybe my great grandfathers it's a shame that I do not know. Or a goodwill find but I doubt it. Oh well. What I do know is that it has been one of my favorite hankies that I have collected from different people and places. I recently went vintage hankie shopping and they wanted $15.00 for one. I couldn't pay that much when I knew there was a stash of hankies in a box somewhere in my house. 
So away I went looking through my boxes and was unable to find what I was looking for. A few days later I was cleaning and I looked over at my husbands night stand and there was a perfect hankie. This was a hankie that I could freely quilt away on no rules or guidelines just fun. 

To the left of my foot and forward a bit you can see a white arrow, there is a small hole that was starting to appear. So I knew that my quilting had to be something dense …

Teacher Quilt 2014

I took a piece of white fabric up to my son's class and had all of the kids draw a picture and sign it. 
 I had to mess around with my photo editor.  Silly boys :)
 When I saw this fabric I knew that it was the one, so bright and happy.
 Here are a few close ups There was more negative space then I had planed on so I added some applique. For the quilting I used mostly dollop echo, a few swirls and a feather. This quilt was lots of fun and came together pretty quick. My step mom and her friend Becky helped me cut out the applique. Once the applique was ironed down I did a straight stitch all around each applique piece. Maybe soon I will make a tutorial, that would be fun.
My son took this picture, I think I found a new photographer. 
Here they are my little helpers. The end of the school year is here and the beginning of summer is here, I sure do need the break. Next week we will begin our summer swim park days. We get there as soon as they open, grab a table, set up and hit the w…

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