Friday, June 02, 2017

Jelly Roll Railway Quilt along....


The Fat Quarter Shop has created another awesome pattern
that can be done with a Jelly Roll or scrap strips. 
Jelly Roll Railway


The kit can be found HERE

I decided to raid my 2.5" strip stash to make this quilt.
I could have easily used a Jelly roll but I wanted to use my colorful stash.



I paired those happy colors with a bunch of low volume light background prints that I have been collecting. I think there are at least 48 prints in the quilt.


Now I have to choose a border.
I'm tempted to use the royal blue or the lilac with the flowers and bees...

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Bella Skill Builder Block 5 - Half Square Triangles

Bella Skill Builder Block 5
Half Square Triangles

Sorry for the dark picture this time. The true colors show up in the group photo.
I used the recommended triangles on a roll to make these blocks.
It was very easy to follow and made trimming a breeze.

The Fat Quarter Shop has a tutorial for this block on You-tube.



Adding the Avocado Bella solid is going to really spice up this quilt :)

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Memorial Day Weekend..... what are your plans?

If you follow me on Instagram then you know that lately I have been digging into ALL of my UFO's.
I have lists and lists. It's embarrassing enough that I won't tell you the grand total.


I've cataloged all kits, unfinished projects,
quilt tops that need quilting (Flimsy's),
Quilts that need binding and
items I am donating.
I was determined NOT to start another project until I got a handle on the UFO's.
Well that lasted about a week.
I did bind 2 quilts on my list BEFORE I started this new little mini...
but I really should stay focused on my UFO's for a little while longer.


While I was sorting scraps (part of this whole organizing thing) I noticed a fabric that I had with all 50 states on it.
Inspiration struck.
I decided to make another Temecula quilt Welcome Spring mini in red, white and blue.
This is the third welcome spring mini that I have made.
I did one in spring colors and one in Halloween/fall inspired colors last year.
They are small, quick,use only scraps and are totally addicting.
I EVEN hand quilted it!
I love to decorate for the season.
I always have and so with Memorial Day and soon after Fourth of July...
well why not look for some more holiday d├ęcor?


Target Dollar spot for the win...
love this wooden flag with all 50 states that I picked up just the other day.

So here's my patriotic mini again. I chose states with specific meaning.
Where we have lived and all close relatives.
This little project was just what I needed to stay on track on my organizing and UFO's.
I'm heading in to do some more sorting this weekend.
What are your memorial day plans?
I hope it involves a little making.


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Mother's Day Sale!

As a thank you to all Mother's
my entire etsy shop Spun Sugar Quilts


is 30% off ( no coupon required )


until May 14th at Midnight CST.

Monday, May 01, 2017

Bella Skill Builder Block 4 - Flying Geese

Bella Skill builder Block 4!
Flying Geese

Flying Geese....
super simple with the Quilt in a Day Flying Geese ruler.
Truth:
I have literally had the Flying Geese Ruler for over 10 years....
never used it once until I made these blocks...
seriously.
Now after making these, I can not figure out why I waited so long.
I love that ruler because the geese turned out perfect.
The Fat Quarter Shop has created a video tutorial on how to use the Flying Geese ruler here:





Blocks 1-4 all together. It's going to look amazing when it's done.