Friday, May 27, 2011

Cutting off Points - Quilt Tips from The Quilt Ladies

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When sewing a quilt block row together there is nothing worse than opening it up and seeing that you chopped off the points of your triangles, make sure to pin your rows and sew on the side that you can see the most points, if you need to fudge your 1/4” seam allowance, now is the time to do it, and when I say fudge I mean by 1/32 or 1/16, just a bit !

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Quilt Ladies 52 Weeks - Week 31

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52 Weeks of Quilt Block Patterns
Week 31
"Path and Stiles" is the name of this weeks pattern. It's a traditional pattern, I used a very busy background fabric and the pattern is a bit lost. Looking at is now, I would have used one of the soft backgrounds.
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Finished Quilt Block Size 9” x 9”

Cut 2 White        2 7/8” x 2 7/8”
Cut 2 Green        2 7/8” x 2 7/8”
Make Triangles

Cut 5 Green        2 ½” x 2 ½”
Cut 4 White        2 ½” x 2 ½”

Cut 8 White        2 ½” x 3 ½”
Cut 4 Blue            2 ½” x 3 ½”


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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Quilt Show Saturday From the Box

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Welcome to Quilt Show Saturday



I was looking for a very old quilt that was in the things from Husband's grandmother.



And I didn't find what I was looking for, I'm sure I will, but did find this.



I did this long ago, I had won the little quilt fabric squares at a quilt guild meeting.



Be Kind to All,

Beth

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Friday, May 20, 2011

Seam Allowance Quilting Tips from The Quilt Ladies

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Use a ¼” seam allowance, this will make your blocks uniform from block to block.

You will need to get to know your machine. Place a ruler under the presser foot, move the needle to the ruler and check your seam allowance. If your presser foot does not have a ¼” mark, place a small piece of masking tape on the plate of your machine to use as your ¼” seam guide.



Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Quilt Ladies 52 Weeks - Week 30

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52 Weeks of Quilt Block Patterns
Week 30

This weeks block is called "Baton Rouge Square" In piecing it I used 2 different background colors giving the block a different dimension.


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Finished Quilt Block Size 10” x 10”

Cut 4 Purple       2 7/8” x 2 7/8”
Cut 4 White        2 7/8” x 2 7/8”
Make Triangles

Cut 8 White        2 ½” x 2 ½”
Cut 4 Gray           2 ½” x 2 ½”

Cut 5 Red             2 ½” x 2 ½”


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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Quilt Stash - Quilting Tips from The Quilt Ladies

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All the fabrics that are purchased and not used, is your stash. I’ve been using my stash more this past year. I purchased these fabrics because I liked them and I still love them today.  I keep all large scrap pieces from quilts I’ve made in the past, say 10” x 10” and larger. I keep nothing smaller, I don’t have the storage space needed

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Friday, May 13, 2011

Quilt Ladies and Bloggers Quilt Festival

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Amy's Creative Side | Bloggers' Quilt Festival


It's that time of the year again, stop over at Amy's Creative Side (click logo)  and see all the wonderful quilts. The Quilt Ladies are a sponsor this year, so make sure to sign up for that too.  I'm doing a bit larger Quilt Show Saturday this week !


The Quilt Ladies Book Collection is a story that follows five friends through The Quilt Ladies 12 books and ebooks.   Each book continues the story and has the pattern/instructions for the quilt the Ladies are making in that book.

I wrote the stories first, designed the quilts and made them all.


Book One "Mary Alice and Emily Brown"



When the books went off to the book designer a few years ago, the quilt design ready for print.


This is "Square Star"  done in a manageable size to take with me.



Being self-published and a solo-business has opened up a whole new way for a quilt book to be presented. You purchase the books and have the patterns all at the same time. No waiting for the pattern release, months or years later.


Book Seven - "Love at Any Age"

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Beth is the Author of The Quilt Ladies Book Collection, See her books, eBooks and quilt pattern series, Little Quilt Ladies - HERE       Printed Book Sale - HERE
Quilt Show Saturday is a weekly event, if you'd like to be included, just email and I'll add a link, anything made with your hands can be included.  Beth's email
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Thursday, May 12, 2011

Applique Plan for Paisley

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 I draw out a plan when I do an applique, this is the 3rd or 4th draft.



I use the cut pieces on the quilt and play with the design.




This blue is PURPLE and I just can't get it to photo right???

Already for the vines, here I go !
Be Kind to All,
Beth

Beth is the Author of The Quilt Ladies Book Collection, See her books, eBooks and quilt pattern series, Little Quilt Ladies - HERE
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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Tell a Quilt Story - Quilting Tips from The Quilt Ladies

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Every quilt has a story, take a notebook or journal,  a few moments and record your quilts as you make them, photo’s are wonderful, a fabric scrap, why the quilt was made, and always how you felt about the process. I can't tell you the joy is gives me to look through mine.


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Monday, May 9, 2011

Quilt Ladies 52 Weeks - Week 29

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52 Weeks of Quilt Block Patterns
Week 29
This is one of the patterns that I call a calming pattern. When you use crazy fabric in a sampler quilt, (Like I like) your eye needs a rest and this block is perfect for that. The pattern is called "Becky's Nine-Patch".


Finished Quilt Block Size 12” x 12”

Cut 1 White        2 ½” x 2 ½”
Cut 1 Yellow       2 ½” x 2 ½”
Cut 1 White        2 ½” x 4 ½”


Cut 1 Dk. Red     4 ½” x 6 ½”

Cut 1 White        4 ½” x 4 ½”
Cut 1 Red             4 ½” x 6 ½”

Cut 1 Gray           2 ½” x 8 ½”

Cut 1 Green        4 ½” x 12 ½”


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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Quilt Show Saturday Afternoon Project

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Welcome to Quilt Show Saturday
To all Mother's Enjoy your Day !
eBooks available in time for Tomorrow 
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Sometimes, I need just a little project.


This is put together with little squares cut 3/4" x 3/4"  I know a bit crazy !




 


Just an Afternoon Project,

Beth



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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Quilt Ladies, 52 Weeks - Week 28

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52 Weeks of Quilt Block Patterns, Week 28
This patterns name is, "Whirling Square"  it's fun to piece and the color combinations are endless.



Finished Quilt Block Size 9” x 9”

Cut 4 Blue            2 7/8” x 2 7/8”
Cut 4 Gray           2 7/8” x 2 7/8”
Make Triangles

Cut 4 White        2 ½” x 5 ½”
Cut 4 White        2 ½” x 1 ½”

Cut 1 Red             1 ½” x 1 ½”






Be Kind to All,
Beth

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

B...B....Benny !

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He went to a royal wedding, I watching it on television. He flew in, we drove to Sioux City, Iowa. He parked at the back door, we walked blocks.  
He was on the stage, I was in row 20. He had on a blue shirt, I was in coral plaid. He started to play, I started to cry.  He played for 3 hour and I'm still amazed.
He was on my bucket list and I crossed him off.  I saw Elton John !
Thank you, Sir Elton, what a pleasure.
 Husband, we keep Living the Dream. What a ride !
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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Fabric Sizes - Quilt Tips from The Quilt Ladies

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The standard width of cotton is 40” to 44” if you purchase fabric that is not this wide, remember to purchase additional if you are doing a pre-designed quilt.

Standard cuts:1 Yard is 36”
Fat quarter cut is 18” x 22”Fat eighth is 9” x 22”Charm pack is 5” squaresJelly roll is 2 1/2" by the number of cut fabrics




Monday, May 2, 2011

Applique Fix

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 I've started the applique and had to change one of the fabric's.


The one of the left is the original, and the right is what is going to be one of the flowers.




I couldn't get the fabric to turn, as it turned it frayed.



Yellow flowers center's finished.



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