Tuesday, August 20, 2019

The Ultimate Beginner Quilt

Good morning! 
Chelsea ( my daughter) and I are participating in the Ultimate Beginner Quilt with the Fat Quarter Shop ! 
It started 2 weeks ago and we finally got caught up and even did block 3!
 The stitched piece is Queen Bee Flower Farm 

Block 1 is this stripe block .. very easy 
Block 2 was the 9 patch shown above ..
and this is block 3 Picture Window .. I thought this one would be hard but it was very easy !  The stitched piece is Chalkfull Harvest 
We are using fabrics from the kit at Fat Quarter shop plus some checks and dots from Moda .. you can find the kit here 
also there is a blog post every week with a You tube video teaching you how to make each block on the Fat Quarter Shop channel ... so if you always wanted to make a quilt this would be the perfect time to start! 

these were the first quilts Chelsea and I made back in 2017 ... since then we have made quite a few quilts but we still have a lot to learn ! 
All colored text is clickable ...to find out more details
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Monday, August 19, 2019

Yardsauce!

Happy Monday !
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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Boo!

Good morning!
I am so excited to share the next mason  jar in the Chalkfull series! This is a chalkboard to cross stitch collaboration with Cathy at Hands On Design ..

Boo is a vintage blue mason jar filled with Jack O Lanterns!
The small  piece is Boo with the cutest Jack O Lantern 


Harvest was the first in the series and I have seen so many of you stitching and finishing it!
Mine is stitched on 28 count black evenweave .. with the called for floss colors
Ti finish the small I used the same enamel bucket from Hobby Lobby .. Mounted it an oval on sticky board with 2 layers pf batting underneath . I added Vintage trim ( ric rac ) from Lori Holt /Riley Blake . I ripped 2 pieces of Halloween plaid homespun and gathered them and glued around the edge. I added a buffalo check Halloween bow using a pipe cleaner to attach to the handle with a rusty Jack o Lantern jingle bell for an extra little added touch ..

For the jar finishing .. I used the enamel stand from Hobby Lobby .. I mounted it on sticky board ,, and then also mounted orange and black checks and black gingham on pieces of sticky board . 
For the topper I used 2 ribbons .. One black ticking stripe and the Halloween buffalo check . To the center of that I added a circle that I cut from sticky board and added 2 layers of batting , and gathered  orange and black check fabric to make a cute stand up ruffle around the edge .I then added a wooden Jack O Lantern that I chalk painted off white and distressed with glaze...

Here is the chalkboard that hung in my home last Halloween ..It's amazing the transformation from chalk to stitching isn't it ?
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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

August Garden Tour


Come take a walk through our gardens! 



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Monday, August 5, 2019

August Squaredance

Good morning!
This is August Square Dance from Heart In Hand Needleart ..

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I had stitched the June Square dance and used this Buffalo check tin from Hobby Lobby and all of the square dance charts will be attached to this tin ..

I made some color changes .. I used all Classic Colorworks floss in the colors of .. RainShower , Black Coffee, Muddy Puddle , Queen Bee, Bamboo.. I mounted it on sticky board with batting underneath then mounted yellow plaid fabric to sticky board .. Glued the two pieces together and added a buffalo check bow .. a sunflower with a covered button and a Little bee..magnets and washers attach it to the tin..
I didn't use the buttons that come in the chart but instead made little bees .. I also changed the shape of the 2nd from the right bee skep .. this only took a couple hours to stitch ..and is so cute!

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Monday, July 22, 2019

Jolly July Week 3


Good morning!
These are our starts for Jolly July Week 3 !
First up Heart In Hand Wee Santa 2017 ..
 I am stitching it on 28 count evenweave that I Rit dyed .. then coffee tea dyed .


Next Lizzie Kate Tiny Tidings .. I changed the colors to be more buffalo check

and I finished this one up  .. you can read more about it here 

Next up .. All is Calm .. Heart In Hand . I changed this one a lot 

and also finished it and you can read more about it here 

 Next .. Wee Santa 2013 Heart In Hand 
A Christmas Visit .. Prairie Schooler .. stitching the ornament on the bottom left 
Through The Woods Barn Barbara Ana Designs

Prairie Schooler Farmhouse Christmas .. I am stitching the Rooster on Fabric Flair Wood 
Chelsea's starts were .. Jack Frost's Tree Farm Little house Needleworks
Glitter Village 7 Country Cottage Needleworks
Little House Needleworks Daisy Darlin
Glitter Village 1 Country Cottage Needleworks 
and 2 starts that were finishes ... both from Heart In Hand Christmas Cheer and you can read more about those here 

Chelsea's 3 Jolly July finishes 

and my 11 Jolly July finishes



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