Finish Along Quarter 1 2017 Goals!

Ok, I just got a new machine, but have been sick and haven’t even gotten it out of the box! But this weekend…. I’m starting my list!! It’s pretty similar I know…. Ok so these top three are all done and basted… Just waiting to be quilted….

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And the third one that I can’t find a picture for is an old one that has been sitting on the shelf for about 3 years. Sitting there with a front and back done! So it just needs a little quilting love…

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I’m STILL working on the Technicolor Galaxy Quilt!

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I’m also inspired to finish this one using the quick curve ruler by Sew Kind of Wonderful! I have a great idea of who it is going to go to, so I’m inspired again!

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There’s a requested Christmas mini quilt using my Inside Out Pineapple block….. That I have started, but not finished… These blocks take a long time! It’s worth it in the end, but….

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And I’d love to get caught up on my Seattle Modern Quilt Guild BOM quilt by the end of the year….

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And lastly, a new one to the list, but I want to start and finish it now. It’s a Christmas quilt and I want to have it done for next year and at the rate I’m going, it won’t be done, unless I do it now!

Ok, this list is insane long… AGAIN…. But I want to get these DONE!!!!!!!! And some are almost done! I won’t finish them all, of course, but I’m hoping to make a good dent in the pile!

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Giveaway Day with It’s Just Sewing

It’s that time again!! It’s Giveaway Day AGAIN over on Sew Mama Sew. And yep!  It’s Just Sewing, who was once The West Seattle Fabric Company, is once again our lovely sponsor!

Today we have another hand picked collection, by Monica, from It’s Just Sewing! Monica has closed her online shop and has moved into the focusing on the long arm quilting and blogging about our industry!

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It’s Just Sewing is a video based blog with tutorials dedicated to the beginner! We were talking the other day about how there are a ton of sewing blogs, but not many about the basics for the beginner. And that is why she started her blog. Be sure to check it out for some really fun projects!

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 This giveaway is a fat quarter bundle of nine different fabrics and three spools of thread!

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Ready to WIN? You have FIVE ways to enter! And come back and leave a separate comment on this post for each entry!

1. Visit the It’s Just Sewing blog and let us know which is your favorite project! Leave one comment. (one entry)

2. Follow It’s Just Sewing on Instagram. Leave one comment. (one entry)

3. My blog followers get an extra entry. Leave one comment. (one entry)

4. Follow I’m Feelin’ Crafty on Instagram. Leave one comment. (one entry)

5. Share the giveaway on your blog, FB page, or tweet about. Leave one comment. (one entry)

That’s 5 possible entries! You must comment on this post to win. Open to both US and International readers. The giveaway will close on December 11th at 11 p.m. PST, and we’ll choose one winner using Random.org.

Be sure to check out the Sew Mama Sew blog for more giveaways!

And a Special Thank you to It’s Just Sewing!

Technical Difficulties

I interrupt this blog to apologize for some technical difficulties…  My computer has crashed…. And it has taken my pictures and content with it…. We, well, I will be back shortly. Not so sure about my computer.

The Weight of Love Quilt

Man, friends! I don’t know what it is, but I’ve been making a lot, but not blogging a lot. I don’t know how I used to make and blog 3 times a week and still have a life!

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Anyway, it’s finally time to show a new finish! I finished my Weight fo Love quilt! The pattern is a Libs Elliot pattern, but as far as I know, you have to take the class to purchase the pattern.

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I was in a bit of a creative slump when I signed up for her class. Actually she came to Seattle and I took two of her classes. And since I was in the slump, I thought these looked like fun quilts to learn about. And they are. But I mostly learned, that I enjoy making my own designs than someone else’s.

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For this one, it was kinda like a paint by number to get you started. Then it was all about the Hex n More ruler. I’ve wanted this ruler for a long time, but I finally ‘HAD’ to have it for class, so I bought it! Yea!

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Don’t get me wrong… I love this quilt! But I feel like I didn’t have the connection to it that I do to some of my others since it isn’t my design. But I didn’t love it as much until I quilted it. Then I fell in love all over again!

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The back even shows it better!

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I’m was asked a few times how I laid out the quilting lines. I use one of these smooth tracing wheels and a straight edge. I mark a section, quilt, mark, quilt, etc… It was worth the extra work if you ask me!

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For the back, I use a lot of left over fabric from the front. But I also couldn’t let go of a few fo thsoe extra hexagon, so I made them into the back.

The quilt is intended to be appliqued onto the quilt top. But, um, nope! Not this one. I add a row of grey on each side and sew-d them all the hexagons again! Applique is not my strong suit!

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My son always asks why I take a picture of the tag… So now I have to just to tease him!

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All in all, I’m pretty happy with it and I’m keeping it for myself. The class? I was a bit disappointed that I didn’t learn more. But I am happy I got get the pattern and make this quilt and spend time with by quilting buddies!

 

And this is also a finish on my Quarter 3 Finish Along!

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Mastermind with Factotum of Arts

 

Welcome to the last week of Sew Ready to Play! Sad, but true… BUT, WAIT! We have a new guest today. An online friend that I will get to meet very soon in real life! Michelle from Factotum of Arts is here today for her first game on Sew Ready to Play! I originally met her through our do.Good Stitches group and now through the Quilt Design a Day group on FB! She’s full of great inspiration! And is currently releasing quilting patterns developed from her QDAD drawings! If you don’t know her, you’ve got to check out her Blog!

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Can you guess her game?  Click on over to her blog to see how she made a quilted wall art version of Mastermind! One of our favorite games!!!

Thanks for playing, Michelle!

 

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Sept 9th- Liz and LiZ  from Simple Simon and Co

Sept 14th- Stacey from Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy Crafts

Sept 16th- Narelle from Threadistry

Sept 19th- Debbie from A Quilter’s Table

Sept 21st- Louise from I’m Feelin’ Crafty

Sept 23rd- Al from Shaffer Sisters

Sept 26th- Michelle from Factotum of Arts

Sept 28th- Ashley and Emily from Frances Suzanne

Sept 30th- The Recap!

Sew Ready to Play Season 6!

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It’s that time of year again! School is starting, but we’re not done playing! Are you? Are you ready to play? Are you ready for a month of sewing projects inspired by games??? I am! Every year, I get so excited to see what my awesome guests have lined up for another season of Sew Ready to Play!!

If you’re new and never played along, Sew Ready to Play is a series of sewing projects inspired by your favorite games!! It can be anything from kids clothes to adult clothes, stuffies to a handmade version of the game. I have a tendency to make handmade versions of the game, like pick up sticks and memory. I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with this year! It’s always so fun to see what games people play and what those games inspire. Be sure to check out all the tutorials from the past years here.

Here’s the list of amazing creators that are playing along this year!  Be sure to join us often!!!

Sept 9th- Liz and LiZ  from Simple Simon and Co

Sept 14th- Stacey from Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy Crafts

Sept 16th- Narelle from Cook, Clean, Craft

Sept 19th- Debbie from A Quilter’s Table

Sept 21st- Louise from I’m Feelin’ Crafty

Sept 23rd- Al from Shaffer Sisters

Sept 26th- Michelle from Factotum of Arts

Sept 28th- Ashley and Emily from Frances Suzanne

Sept 30th- The Recap!

Wild Kratts! Live in Seattle!

I’m interrupting my usual scheduled crafty and quilty posts for some local family fun!

The Wild Kratts are coming!

Live and In Person in Seattle! Yea!

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The wildly popular PBS KIDS® television show, WILD KRATTS, is coming to the live stage. Wild Kratts LIVE! will be at McCaw Hall at Seattle Center for two shows on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 1pm & 5pm. Tickets go on-sale June 17, 2016 at 10am and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000 and KeyArena Box Office.

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Animated Kratt Brothers, Martin and Chris, “come to real life” in a classically Wild Kratts story.  Off “To the Creature Rescue!” the Emmy nominated Kratt Brothers activate some fan favorite Creature Power Suits to confront a comic villain. Through hilarious pratfalls and amazing animal ‘wow facts’ the Wild Kratts team rescues their favorite invention from Zach’s clutches so the animals of the creature world are safe once again.

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I’ll never forget going on vacation with the kiddo to a zoo in Palm Springs and there was this wild cat there. My husband and I didn’t know what it was and was looking for the right sign, etc. Then the 5 year old kiddo walked up and said oh, that’s a ….. ‘ (I forget the actual name!) we finally found the sign and he was right. We were shocked! ‘ Then he told us, ‘I learned all about them on Wild Kratts!’ How cool!

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We’re super excited about it! And can’t wait to go! Woulds you like to come with us?

Tickets go on sale to the general public TODAY! Friday June 17 @ 10AM!

The show is at

McCaw Hall at Seattle Center

Sunday, September 25, 2016 • 1pm & 5PM (1PM is basically sold out so all links will be for the 5PM show going forward)

 

Would you like to go with us? I have 2 free tickets for one lucky winner! Just comment below and let me know your favorite WILD animal!

 

Everything I Made in 2015

I know I should have posted this coming series of posts back in January….

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But I didn’t. I didn’t get around to getting everything together! Until now! So technically, it’s actually everything I blogged about in 2015. But some thing were made in 2014 and not blogged about until 2015. And there are some things I made in 2015 that I still haven’t blogged about it. SO I feel like it all evens out in the end!

I do love putting a little snippet of everything I made in a years time in one place. I was pretty busy!

I did a lot of sewing. A bit of quilting! Loved crafting with the kiddo, trying out Pinterest ideas! (I need to resurrect that crafting time!) And a few printables to round everything out!

Ghost Pillow Quilt Block

I have a new pattern out there! And until Halloween, it’s free!

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Does the pillow look familiar? It should! I just posted about it with the awesome pillow cube giveaway the other day! But today it’s about the pillow cover and the ghost block!

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Last year, I made the Bat pillows with the Bat Pattern that you can purchase here. This year I felt that we needed another one! But not another bat…. And despite the fact that tonight my husband couldn’t get comfortable on the couch because of all the pillows…Oops…. Oh, well, I did it anyway! I made a ghost to go with the bats!

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Earlier this year, I saw this glow in the dark star fabric and I knew I needed it. Need is key here, right? Then came the idea of the ghost. And of course, it needs to in glow in the dark fabric too! A solid glow in the dark would have been best, but I couldn’t find it.

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The pattern is a pretty quick sew! The head is a bunch of little pieces and can be a little bit slower, but once you get that done, you’re home free! Easy!

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The block is 6.6×8.5. I then added a bit more stars and the banding. The pattern does not include paper piecing instructions, but you can find the directions here. This could be an easy intro for the newbie to paper piecing!

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The pattern can be found in my craftsy shop and it’s free to you! But only until Halloween! So be sure to swing by and check out the shop and download your ghost pattern!

 

 

 

 

Sew Ready to Play Season 5!

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Are you ready to play? Are you ready for a month of sewing projects inspired by games??? I am! I’m so excited to see what my awesome guests have lined up for this years season of Sew Ready to Play!! This is the fifth season! I can’t believe how much fun every year has been and that this is my fifth anniversary of games!

If you’re new and never played along, Sew Ready to Play is a series of sewing projects inspired by your favorite games!! It can be anything from kids clothes to adult clothes, stuffies to a handmade version of the game. I have a tendency to make handmade versions of the game, like pick up sticks and memory. I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with this year! It’s always so fun to see what games people play and what those games inspire. Be sure to check out all the tutorials from the past years here.

Here’s the list of amazing creators that are playing along this year!  Be sure to join us often!!!

Sept 7th- Debbie from A Quilter’s Table

Sept 9th- Jennifer from Busy Being Jennifer

Sept 11th- Ari from Max California

Sept 16th- Stacey from Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy Crafts

Sept 18th- Karly from Paisley Roots

Sept 21st- Louise from I’m Feelin’ Crafty

Sept 23rd- Narelle from Cook, Clean, Craft

Sept 25th- Al from Shaffer Sisters

Sept 28th- Rachel from Let’s Begin Sewing

Sept 30th- Marci from Marci Girl Designs