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charm pack cherry

sorry for blurry picture on a windy day

 I love love love this new fabric from Me and My Sister. I don’t know why I love it but I just do. Maybe because it was so different for them. Is it retro, is it modern? Some of the prints look like vintage sheets, some are graphic, but each of the prints are down right adorable. I knew I wanted to play with these fabrics but had to no idea what to make. So when the Charm Pack Cherry project came along, I took it as my challenge. I have a niece that is studying graphic design at Texas Tech University, so I thought this would be a prefect quilt for me to make for her. Their school colors and red and black. Of course having a deadline did not hurt either, so here are the details.

 Download your copy of the Charm Pack Cherry pattern, here.
All it takes is 2 print charm packs and 2 solids to make this fun project.

I decided to make my version as a picnic blanket or a throw that my niece can keep bundled up in the car. I used flannel instead of batting.Windy windy day!

 I did some straight line quilting with Aurifil wool thread. This thread works great on my machine. All I had to do was use a size a top-stitching needle. I love the simple added texture the thicker thread gives to this project.

How I thought of picnic I knew that I had to use big jumbo ric rac instead of binding.
Here is the video showing how quick and easy this project is to put together.

No matter how you lay out the charms the project turns out different each time. It is like one of those slice and dice type projects.That is what makes the project so interesting.
by the way, the fabric line is Weeds and it will be in stores in May.


Quilting, sewing blog hops about to start.

has always been my favorite month. 
 Our family is full of September birthdays and anniversaries.
 Every day is a party! 
 I can also celebrate National Sewing Month. 
So much fun. 
So much to see and learn.
 First of all, the crew at United Notions is celebrating with 
Measure Twice, Cut Once.
 You will want to join them for daily posts, giveaways and more.
National Sewing Month 2013
Then the much anticipated Moda designer blog hop, 
SIZE MATTERS takes place, Sept. 4-16. 

Visit as many of the designers share their wit, wisdom and creativity. 
YES of course there will be chances at giveaways.
 YES there will be patterns you will want to collect and make.
To read all about it, click here
 Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend. 
Hope you get lots of rest to start the 
 month of 
September Sewing Celebrations.

Ombre Jelly Roll quilt

Have you fallen in love with Vanessa’s Simply Color fabric line?
I know I have.
Vanessa has ombre mini jelly rolls that include only her ombre fabrics.
The jelly rolls are a little misleading because at first glance they look like a nice
little set of spring colors. Once the jelly roll is opened, the colors burst as the
ombre colors flow creating a full pop of color. The quilt shown below
was made from 1 ombre jelly roll and a bella solid background.

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 Look how cool the binding and border is using a ombre fabric also.


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Now for the backing…
Just as colorful as the front.

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Of course I had to use fat quarters from the Simply color  collections  for my quilt back.
Are you nervouse about just chopping up a bunch of fabrics to piece your backings?
Lynne Wilson has come up with patterns to help you through the process.
Each of the patterns will make a backing up to a certain size.
What a great way to use up your stash! OR use new fabrics like I did!! Ha ha!
I have a reversible quilt that is full of color!
The pattern line is BACK IT UP.


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 For the pattern to make the quilt top, click HERE.
I also made a version with grey solid as the background. These fabrics are so addictive
 that I couldn’t make just one!!

Berenstain Bears star quilt

Bear Country School
 Are you looking for something fun and quick to make?
All you need is
 1 charm pack, 
3/4 yd background fabric,
1/3 yd inner border,
 1 1/2 yds for border and binding
The entire pattern is listed below but the following pics are some 
step by steps so you can see how easy this ruler makes sewing “off” corners. 
Blocks like snowballs etc are perfect to use this technique
 and there is no marking involved.
Quilt measures 48″ x 48″
Folded Corner Clipper, Stock #502
Prairie Sky Quilting

 With fabrics right side together, place the ruler on the fabric and trim. 
(the EXTRA trimmed triangles can be sewn together and used for another project.)
see how the ruler lines up at the point and includes the seam allowance
sew 1/4″
this method can also be done on pieces that are already sewn together such as the two squares above.
add the bella solid square
I also sewed all my “extra” triangles together as shown in the background.
To download the pattern to make this quilt, click HERE.
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Welcome to Bear Country
by Berenstain Bears is in stores now.
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 This is a great pattern to make using any charm pack!!

Have fun.