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.
I have literally had the Flying Geese Ruler for over 10 years....
never used it once until I made these blocks...
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.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Jelly Roll Check Quilt Along - A Short Cut Quilt

I love Jelly Rolls.
I am so excited for today's quilt, Jelly Roll Check which is part of the Fat Quarter Shop's Shortcut Quilt Series!
I chose Alpine by Erin Michael from my stash.

This quilt is a fun and fresh design, and you are going to love making it!
All you need is two Jelly Rolls (which are on sale at the Fat Quarter Shop today!) a background fabric and an accent fabric!
The best ruler to use is the Creative Grids 6.5" Square because the non slip keeps the ruler in place when you make your cuts as I have shown here >>

Here is the Short Cut Video available on You-Tube where you can see how it's done >>

This is a super easy to assemble quilt....strips, cuts and sew rows of squares.
My kind of awesome!

Did I mention that there is a Jelly Roll Sale?

Now I NEED to either get this quilted OR do it myself.
I have plans for this one.
You can check out some other color options for this quilt by some of my quilty friends:

Cheryl from Quilter Chic
Kristen from Three in the Nest
Melanie from Mostly Crafty
Tina from Emily Ann's Kloset
Tricia from Notes of Sincerity

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Bella Skill Builder Block 3 - The Pineapple

Yes it's the first of the month and
I'm ready to show you my Bella Skill builder blocks for April,
the Pineapple blocks!

The Fat Quarter Shop has created a video to demonstrate how easy this block can be.

I used the Creative Grids Pineapple ruler for my blocks.
Here is just one of the steps in the block.

You line up the 45 degree angle and cut off the excess.
I'll admit, it creates a lot of scraps and trimmings but the result is awesome.

Blocks 1,2 and 3 all together.
I'm loving it. I can't wait for next month's flying geese.