Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Color it Red Blog Hop

Welcome to my day of the Color It Red Blog Hop!  Hosted by Carol of Just Let Me Quilt.

All we had to do to play along was make a project that had red in it.
Today I am showing off what I made with some of my favorite shades from my stash.

I call it Diamond Bars.

There are twelve different red fabrics in this one.
I used my 9 inch Creative Grid equilateral ruler to cut out all my triangles and angled strips.

The quilt has two different type triangles, one with a small inner white triangle and one with a large inner red triangle.  There are 36 of each.  I came up with 36  because that is exactly how many small white triangles I got from two 2.5 inch strips.  These are surrounded by 2 inch red strips.

I used yardage and fat quarters for the inner red triangles and cut four inch strips to cut the larger red triangles.  They are surrounded by 1.5 inch white strips.

They layout came about because of my need to have things be symmetrical.  I originally had all the outer red stripped triangles facing up, but that left a red bar at the bottom and not one at the top, so I started flipping rows around and came up with this layout.

I was fun to fiddle around with different triangle sizes and the layout to come up with this design.
This would be cool in scraps or rainbow color as well.  

The top was pretty quick to sew up once everything was cut out.
It Measures approximately 44 x 60.

I also played around with more red fabric and used the Pixie Basket Tutorial by Fabric Mutt.  
These are super cute and the perfect size to hold a bag of Valentine Chocolates.
These sew together lickety split!

Thanks for stopping by to check out my creations.

Make sure to check out all the other red creations today!

February 19th

Happy Quilting!

Monday, February 10, 2020

Island Batik Log Cabin Blog Hop

Hey all Welcome to the first day of the Island Batik Blog hop!

This week is all about log Cabins and I get to show of the Ancient Etchings fabric line by Jackie Kunkel of Canton Village Quilt Works for Island Batik.

I am usually one of the ambassadors who post my creations near the end of the month, but now you get to see me at the beginning!  Which means I do have a couple more seams to sew together before I quilt it this one, but it is still looking good!

I went with two different log cabins and mixed them together.  
The courthouse steps and the twisted log cabin.  

These colors are perfect for log cabins and are right up my ally with colorfulness!  And I really love the black turtle etchings in this line.  The extra two yards sent to me in my January box was perfect for the sashing and the borders.

I sewed these lovely fabrics together Schmetz Needles.  One of Island Batik Partners this year. 
I love these Needles. They are fantastic and I have been using them for years.

These fabrics are hitting your shops now so go check them out!  And check out Sharon Riley today.  She too is also showing off some Ancient Etchings!

If you need to find a shop in your area that carries Island Batik, check out the Store Locator at the Island Batik website.  

I am giving away some of my left over Ancient Etchings!  If you want a chance to win some 5 inch strips left over from my project leave a comment below and tell me what log cabin block is your favorite.

Update - I added another strip of the black fabrics for a total of 12 strips and rolled them up all Island Batik Stash Builder style.

Don't they look spiffy! I'll draw a random winner when the blog hop ends!

Also check out the Island Batik blog, they are giving a way some 
some precuts of Ancient Etchings as well.

Happy Quilting!