Friday, June 28, 2013

Made an Ikea Trip

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I've had over 4 years of dreaming and decorating our home, I have a notebook full of ideas, Pinterest pages of nothing but decoration and I knew just what I wanted. 
And yes, this book unit is ALL about ME !
We made an Ikea trip to Tampa, FL. and had a BALL !


After taking the dresser away, this is how the wall looked.


Bookcase and Husband


They went together very well and we didn't have too many ???? 


Just about done

Ikea white bookcase

I'm still moving things around a bit, but it's just as I planned.

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and Little Quilt Ladies Quilt Patterns


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Putting our Home Together

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The Dining Room
We purchased our condo over 4 years ago and it was a rental all that time and we have just moved into it and we are making it home !


This is the dining room before


All cleaned out, we cleaned all the grout and re-sealed the floors


This is my after. I love it, it's me !  Paint colors are next !


But....then you look up (I NEVER look up) Seriously, NEVER
It's the man cave shelf !   HA, HA!


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and Little Quilt Ladies Quilt Patterns




Monday, June 24, 2013

Friday Free Quilt Pattern from The Quilt Ladies

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King's Highway Quilt Pattern

24" x 24"
how to piece a quilt block

I used scraps from my fabric closet for this block, 
the placement of color was random

Finished Block





Finished Block

Cut 48 Assorted Colors – 2 ½” x 2 ½”

Cut 4 Lt. Blue – 4 ½” x 6 ½”

Cut 8 Black – 4 ½” x 2 ½”
Cut 16 Black – 6 ½” x 2 ½”






 Breaking the quilt block down

Make 4 of this block
9 squares per block
Cut 28 Assorted Colors – 2 ½” x 2 ½”


The block center row

Cut 4 Assorted Colors – 2 ½” x 2 ½”

Cut 4 Black – 4 ½” x 2 ½”

Cut 2 Lt. Blue – 4 ½” x 6 ½”



Top and Bottom row – Do 2 Rows

Cut 8 Black – 6 ½” x 2 ½”

Cut 2 Lt. Blue – 4 ½” x 6 ½”


Border Rows – Do 4

Cut 16 Assorted Colors – 2 ½” x 2 ½”

Cut 4 Black – 4 ½” x 2 ½”
Cut 8 Black – 6 ½” x 2 ½”


Sew rows together as shown


Finished Quilt Block

how to piece a quilt block


Free Quilt Block Pattern for YOU

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This is Number Sixteen
And the final one
Each block has a finished size of 
Six Inches by Six Inches


How to make a simple quilt block

how to make a simple triangle quilt pattern

Cut 1 Yellow – 4 7/8” x 4 7/8”
Cut 1 Blue – 4 7/8” x 4 7/8”
Make Triangle – will have one left over

Cut 2 Pink – 2 7/8” x 2 7/8”
Cut 2 Yellow - 2 7/8” x 2 7/8”
Make Triangles

Cut 1 Yellow – 2 ½” x 2 ½”









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Friday, June 21, 2013

Free Star Quilt Pattern - Block Twelve

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Block Twelve of 
The Quilt Ladies
2013 Block of the MONTH
From my book "The Ladies"

how to make a star quilt block

how to make a star of the month quilt
Cut 3 Lt. Blue – 3 7/8” x 3 7/8”
Cut 3 White - 3 7/8” x 3 7/8”
Make Triangles – will have one extra

Cut 3 Green – 3 7/8” x 3 7/8”
Cut 3 White - 3 7/8” x 3 7/8”
Make Triangles – will have one extra

Cut 1 Green – 3 7/8” x 3 7/8”
Cut 1 Lt. Blue - 3 7/8” x 3 7/8”
Make Triangles

Cut 1 Lt. Blue – 3 ½” x 3 ½”
Cut 1 Green – 3 ½” x 3 ½”
Cut 2 White – 3 ½” x 3 ½”

Sew as shown




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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Simple Star Quilt Pattern for YOU

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Six inch by six inch finished quilt block

Move colors around and the quilt block changes before your eyes


how to make a simple quilt




Cut 2 Pink – 2 7/8” x 2 7/8”
Cut 2 Yellow - 2 7/8” x 2 7/8”
Make Triangles

Cut 5 Blue – 2 ½” x 2 ½”
Cut 2 Yellow – 2 7/8" x 2 7/8"
Cut corner to corner, 
block may need trimmed to 2 1/2" 2 1/2"



















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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Painted Dresser - Furniture Project

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We had almost 3 weeks before our things arrived, so we had time to get things moved out, floors cleaned and new carpet down. Just making it ours, not a rental unit.

I had NOT done a paint project in MONTHS and I jumped in to do this one. 


painting an old dresser
This is the dresser before, it was in the living room.

It is a solid piece of furniture and it's been painted before, was 
in Grand #3's nursery. 


Just did a light sanding.


Used the same hardware, painted


The drawers are a black satin enamel


The body is a white OIL. I love oil, it has just a bit of a shine


Hardware and fronts




Now it's my dresser in our bedroom



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Monday, June 17, 2013

Friday Free Quilt Pattern Block

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Quilt Pattern, "Rolling Star"

Finished Block Size is 10" x 10"

Cutting for entire block

Cut 1 White – 2 ½” x 2 ½”
Cut 2 Blue – 2 ½” x 1 ½”
Cut 2 Blue – 4 ½” x 1 ½”

Cut 4 White – 2 ½” x 4 ½”

Cut 8 Pink – 2 ½” x 2 ½”
Draw line on back corner to corner
 this is your sewing line

Cut 4 White – 2 ½” x 2 ½”

Cut 16 Blue – 1 7/8” x 1 7/8”
Cut 16 White – 1 7/8” x 1 7/8”
Make Triangles


Cut 4 Blue – 1 ½” x 1 ½”




Breaking down the piecing

Cutting here is for each unit as we go


Cut 4 White – 2 ½” x 2 ½”

Cut 8 Blue – 2 7/8” x 2 7/8”
Cut 8 White – 2 7/8” x 2 7/8”
Make Triangles

Cut 4 Blue – 1 ½” x 1 ½”

Sew as shown – 4 times

Cut 8 Blue – 2 7/8” x 2 7/8”
Cut 8 White – 2 7/8” x 2 7/8”
Make Triangles

Cut 4 White – 2 ½” x 4 ½”
Cut 4 Pink – 2 7//8” x 2 7/8”
Cut corner to corner

Sew as shown – 4 times

Cut 1 White – 2 ½” x 2 ½”

Cut 2 Blue – 2 ½” x 1 ½”
Cut 2 Blue – 4 ½” x 1 ½”

Sew as shown

Sew units together to form rows

Sew top and bottom units into 2 rows
Sew row together to form the quilt block






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