Friday, September 4, 2015

Photo Friday - Nature - Circle of Life

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I'm going to be 100% honest, 
Nature is Soooo... out of my comfort zone. 
I have to force myself sometimes. And then BIRDS, I'm scared to death of them ??? But, here's my nature picture. 

He ate the fish, WHOLE and I missed the shot, probably a really good thing?  

Nature's -  Circle of Life 

Nature's - Circle of Life Photo by Beth Ann Strub, a bird and fish


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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Quilt Block of the Month - September - The Quilt Ladies

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September Quilt Pattern Block of the MONTH

HOW to Make the Triangle for both sizes out of one fabric square - HERE

Complete Pattern NOW in SALE at The Quilt Ladies STORE

This is a pattern you can have a lot of fun with fabric colors, jump and enjoy !

Block Nine

Shoofly

Free Shoofly quilt pattern tutorial
 Larger Block
4 Triangles
5 Squares 5” x 5”
Sew as shown

shoofly quilt pattern block tutorial



Shoofly quilt pattern tutorial


Smaller Block
4 Triangles
5 Squares 4”’ x 4”

Sew as shown


Shoofly quilt pattern book

Complete Pattern NOW in SALE at The Quilt Ladies STORE

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Monday, August 31, 2015

Make a Quilt Triangle with The Quilt Ladies

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How to Make a Quilt Triangle

Just like the square if you are not ready to purchase a rotary cutter and mat. You will need to make a freezer paper pattern.  How to do Square's HERE

Take the FINISHED size of the square you want and add 7/8 of an inch.
example:
for a finished size 2 inch square you will cut your fabric 2 7/8" x 2 7/8"
for a finished size 3 inch square you will cut your fabric 3 7/8" x 3 7/8"

for a finished size 4 inch square you will cut your fabric 4 7/8" x 4 7/8"

And so on, either make you freezer paper pattern or up with a rotary cutter and ruler.


Tutorial to make a quilt triangle


I've used a 3 inch FINISHED Square cut 3 7/8" x 3 7/8"

A light and a dark.






How to make a quilt triangle
On the Wrong side of the light fabric draw a line from corner to corner.


This is the cutting line NOT sewing line




How to make a quilt triangle

On your sewing machine sew a straight seam, 1/4" from the line.







How to make a quilt triangleTurn and do the same thing on the other side.

(when I have many to sew, I do chain piecing, one right after another, not stopping the machine until all finished and then turn and do the other side)

If NEW do them one at a time.


Tutorial to make a quilt triangle
Cut on the drawn Cutting line.



You have 2 triangles







Open them up and 2 triangles






How to make a quilt triangle


Press your seam to the dark fabric and trim the end tail off.







How to make a quilt triangle
This is your finished triangle


GIVE IT A TRY.... IT'S NOT HARD.





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I recently posted a block on Facebook and there was a lot of take about points.

Here's how I do it.

how to not cut off triangle points in quilting

Pieced together a triangle to a block


how to not cut off triangle points in quilting

Added this as a strip to another piece.  Pin as much as you need, check as you pin to make sure
you have the 1/4 seam allowance. 


how to not cut off triangle points in quilting

On this seam I had to move the needle in just 2 threads to make the point perfect.

Press the fabric 


how to not cut off triangle points in quilting

The point. 



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I make/design all the quilt blocks on this site


Saturday, August 29, 2015

Blue and White Hand Quilted Quilt

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I've learned through the years that the way to a Quilter's heart is through hand quilting. 

This is my, "I can talk the talk, quilt the quilt," quilt. 

I've seen grown woman, sigh, giggle and try to hold their fingers back from touching this quilt.

blue and white quilt in squares

It started out as a baby quilt, but it has been put to work as my opening for most speaking.
I can HAND quilt the quilt ! !


blue and white quilt in squares





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Friday, August 28, 2015

Photo Friday - Rain Drops on Roses

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I'm having a ball doing a 52 Weeks Photo Challenge. My Challenge site is,  HERE  follow along if you like,
but, I've worked so hard on The Quilt Ladies site, I'm going to add the photo's here too !
Assignment - Part of a Whole

I've listed the challenges HERE, right side, if you'd like to try, it gets me out and shooting pictures. It's the getting out I like the most. 

Rain Drops on Roses

I can be a bit flower NUTS. I love them and now living in a condo I really miss them. Always before in every home I've had a rose garden, totally crazy I know. 
I've asked our association here to add 3 rose bushes at the front of our condo,(my expense) but....
that's how they work, decisions, decisions. 

Had to do it again, would had NEVER asked !

Photo, just after rain, 
these drops are real 
no spray bottle needed.

Rain drops on Roses (c) Beth Ann Strub

This is the original Photo

Rain drops on Roses (c) Beth Ann Strub

Played with Black and White

Rain drops on Roses (c) Beth Ann Strub

This is Sepia

Rain drops on Roses (c) Beth Ann Strub

I love the Color with this Rose, it's all about the Rain Drops.


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Thursday, August 27, 2015

How to Quilt, Freezer Paper Quilt Patterns, How to Piece a Quilt Square

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How to start quilting


Always remember that quilting has been done for hundreds of years and all the new gadgets are great.

You can still do things very simply and fill your sewing closet with new innovations as your talent grows.

No need to purchase a rotary cutter and mat your first time out. Take your time and enjoy.
Things needed to start a quilt project:


A sewing machine that sews a straight line, borrow one or purchase one at a large chain store. No need to spend hundreds on a machine to straight stitch. OR
Hand piecing can be done too. Everything is the same as a machine, but you hand stitch using the same ¼" seam allowance.


How to Start Quilting with The Quilt Ladies 1)Graph Paper
2)Freezer Paper – Plastic coated paper, like the butcher’s wrap meat in. You can purchase it at your local store or if you ask they may give you some at your butcher counter
3)Glue stick
4)Iron
5)Gray thread
6)Ruler
7)Pencil
8)Basic sewing supplies, Scissors, thimble, sew riper, etc.
9)Needles – for hand piecing Sharps size 7-12, for quilting Between needles size 10-12
10)Sewing Pins
11) Fabric and Batting


Fabric – The best rule of thumb is to purchase the best fabric you can afford. Always 100% cotton. Avoid loose woven fabrics. Wash cotton to check for color fast and iron if needed. If new to quilting it is always best to start with a light and dark color.

How to Start Quilting with The Quilt Ladies Cutting – Rotary cutter, mat and ruler can be used if you have them. If you are new to quilting and are not sure you want to buy all these supplies try Freezer paper. It may be purchased at any grocery store. You will notice that one side is shiny, one not.
Draw the pattern pieces on to graph paper, the finished
size, the - - - line. The - - - - will be the sewing line


Add a ¼ inch seam allowance around the entire outside edge –the cutting line
(example – 2 inch finished size cut square 2 ½" x 2 ½") Cut pattern out
With a glue stick. Paste the pieces to How to Start Quilting with The Quilt Ladies the NON-shiny side of the freezer paper.

Cut the pattern out.




You can now iron the pattern to your fabric, shiny side down.
This pattern can be used over and over. It will leave no film on your How to Start Quilting with The Quilt Ladies fabric.



Square -
Cut 2 squares the same size (finished size of square plus 1/2 inch) example cut 2 ½ x 2 Good to good Fabric
¼ inch seam allowance, sew
Trim threads
Open and Press to the dark

How to Start Quilting with The Quilt Ladies


1)sew seam with a 1/4 inch seam allowance,
you may need to mark your machine with this measurement.




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2) You can chain piece a few at a time


Cut thread and open














How to Start Quilting with The Quilt Ladies










3)sew these together
How to Start Quilting with The Quilt Ladies
Watch your color placement, sew good side to good side.



4) A 4-patch quilt square
How to Start Quilting with The Quilt Ladies



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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Quilt Pattern Block Tutorial for You !

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Finished Quilt Block size 6" x 6"

Quilt Pattern Nine Patch Tutorial and Pattern from The Quilt Ladies

Cut 4 Gray – 1 ½” x 2 ½”
Cut 4 Lt. Gray – 1 ½” x 2 ½”
Sew gray to lt. gray

Cut 2 Lt. Gray – 2 ½” x 2 ½”
Cut 1 Med. Gray – 2 ½” x 2 ½”
Cut 2 Gray – 2 ½” x 2 ½”
Sew as shown


Quilt Pattern Nine Patch Tutorial and Pattern
Sew into rows and rows into block



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