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MATERIALS:10" x 10" orange fabric for pumpkins11" x 11" background fabricHeat N Bond or fabric adhesive of choice 11" x 11" Insul-brite or batting. 11" x 11" backingAccuquilt Go cutter and fall medley dieBinding fabric 2 1/2" X 46" str...
MATERIALS:10" x 10" orange fabric for pumpkins11" x 11" background fabricHeat N Bond or fabric adhesive of choice 11" x 11" Insul-brite or batting. 11" x 11" backingAccuquilt Go cutter and fall medley dieBinding fabric 2 1/2" X 46" stripINSTRUCTIONS:Take your orange fabric and fold in half 2. Fold in half again like you see here. You have it in fourths. 3. Place on the die as you see here with the corner fold at the top lined with the stem and leaving a little peek of the die pumpkin uncovered as you see in the right side of the fabric.Look closely. You do not want to cut the pumpkins out all of the way, you want to leave a little sliver showing. 4. Here you have your pumpkins. You can draw you a pumpkin and do the same thing with scissors. 5. Center your pumpkins on your background fabric and iron on.6. Sandwich your candle mat by having the background fabric, batting or insul-brite, and then your backing fabric.7. Blanket stitch or just take a running stitch around the pumpkins.8.. Cut your project down to 10" x 10". 9. Bind and you are done.EASY EASY!!!! Now you have a fun pumpkin decoration. jewels of advice
about 5 hours ago
Just about lunch break here in Bryan Texas! Sisters Choice is in full swing! We have made our center nine patches and have moved on to star points and bonus triangles! Spirits are high and fabric is flying through our machines. Chec...
Just about lunch break here in Bryan Texas! Sisters Choice is in full swing! We have made our center nine patches and have moved on to star points and bonus triangles! Spirits are high and fabric is flying through our machines. Check out these cute featherweights-- the black one is the earliest I have seen in class. This machine was gifted to Carolyn's mother, Esther the year of her
about 6 hours ago
Here's my Schnibbles "Good Fortune" quilted with feathered roses and bound. It's a finish and a happy finish too because a few times I was ready to toss this one in the trash bin due to some really stupid cutting errors I made.Being a l...
Here's my Schnibbles "Good Fortune" quilted with feathered roses and bound. It's a finish and a happy finish too because a few times I was ready to toss this one in the trash bin due to some really stupid cutting errors I made.Being a longarm quilter allows me to really see how others piece their quilt tops. It is always fun to find "make-do" piecing. So what if a piece doesn't fit just right because of a wrong cut or lack of fabric...just make do! While I love this quilt, my version is not exactly the same. You see, I didn't care for "grading" the pink inside border but did on the first border to get the smaller stars to fit correctly. In my version the two outside borders or a bit wider making my quilt top 35" square vs. pattern's 32" square.If you would like to win this slightly used pattern leave a comment with something you've "made-do" in piecing your quilt tops or what fabrics would you choose to make this one? The winner will be chosen Sunday.
about 6 hours ago
The parade of those who love hand embroidery is still going on. I am still working on my project for the parade. My date to share is November 18,Be sure to check out these dates over at Jane's Fabrics and Quilts.OCTOBER7th---SharonK.14th...
The parade of those who love hand embroidery is still going on. I am still working on my project for the parade. My date to share is November 18,Be sure to check out these dates over at Jane's Fabrics and Quilts.OCTOBER7th---SharonK.14th---DebraL.14th---Ingrid21st---AngelaN.28th---RosemaryD.With Passion,Carrie P.
about 6 hours ago
Whoa-ho!! What is this box sitting at my front door??The label is clearly marked who sent it.Clearing off my cutting table, I proceed to open this very large box.YES!! It is a Sew Easy Ruler Cutter that was a prize during the recent Uni...
Whoa-ho!! What is this box sitting at my front door??The label is clearly marked who sent it.Clearing off my cutting table, I proceed to open this very large box.YES!! It is a Sew Easy Ruler Cutter that was a prize during the recent United Notions Measure Twice, Cut Once giveaway.I had to give this a try, but found the directions were not very clear.Lots of instructions on how to change the blade, but not too much on how to use the cutter.But success prevailed, and I was able to cut a very nice 4" wof strip with no problem. Which is wonderful as I have been limited cutting with my rotary cutter since my wrist surgery.I'll keep you posted how this little gem works for cutting long strips. I think this will be great for cutting borders without having the wave in the center Happy Quilting!
about 6 hours ago
As usual there was lots of activity at Heritage this week!  Check it out… Hazel finished her star quilt…and it was lovely!! As you can see all that quilting practice has paid off…her FMQ is gorgeous! Hazel is now open for qui...
As usual there was lots of activity at Heritage this week!  Check it out… Hazel finished her star quilt…and it was lovely!! As you can see all that quilting practice has paid off…her FMQ is gorgeous! Hazel is now open for quilting business…and she is VERY reasonable! This beauty is going on Hazel’s bed! Delores’ grandson, Mason is going to flip when she gives him this wonderful I SPY quilt!!  Love the way she put pictures of the whole family here and there!  Dang cute! I also like the way the colour goes from light to dark…very effective! Vickie finished her ‘Dress Me Up Frosty” wool mat! Dang cute!! Vickie’s stitches are outstanding!  Just LOOK at those adorable clothes pegs! Love this charity quilt…sorry that it is a bit blurry but you get the idea!  Over thirty of these quilts have been made so far! A beautiful cross stitch stocking was on display.  Just lovely! A Yellow Brick Road quilt…love the colours!! Oh…Man…I love this quilt!!  Doesn’t that yellow border make this quilt sing! Love it!! Now check out this WIP…it’s a Christmas Shirt…this is the back… …and this is the front!!  It’s going to Australia!  How perfect… Here’s the other side…incredible!! A tumbler quilt made out of the cutest fabrics… And this wall hanging is being donated to the SPCA!  Lots of generous quilters in our group! And here is the bathing beauty hippo… That’s better…bring on those rays! Tracy brought in her Christmas Row quilt… Love it!!  It’s a counting Christmas Quilt…at the top is One Santa, then two candy canes, three presents, four angels and so on! SEW sweet!! Myrna finished this cozy sweater… …and these festive Halloween runners…gifts to her family! And SEW concludes another week at Heritage!  These women are such an inspiration…makes you want to fire up that ol’sewing machine!!  Or at least dust it off! Yesterday a new Quilt Shop opened up in my neck of the woods… I think I’ll go and check it out…I’ll take my camera and give you a full report tomorrow!  In my dream last night, it was stocked with Civil War Fabrics , homespun and wool…and looked an awful lot like The Country Loft…! :o)  Fingers crossed… Have a wonderful Wednesday…Hope to see you tomorrow!!  Same time, same place? ~P
about 7 hours ago
I did manage to get the little Halloween quilt done yesterday. It looks crooked in this picture but it's really not. Now I need to get out the rest of my Halloween decorations so this little quilt isn't so lonely.And this is my second fa...
I did manage to get the little Halloween quilt done yesterday. It looks crooked in this picture but it's really not. Now I need to get out the rest of my Halloween decorations so this little quilt isn't so lonely.And this is my second fall project to work on this month. I've had the printed strips for quite some time, and decided to just add some little squares to them. Between the squares and the border I've used up three more pieces of fabric from my stash. I'm not sure if I have backing for this or not. If not I'll get something next time I'm in town.
about 8 hours ago
The little scraps are working into fun collages!
The little scraps are working into fun collages!
about 9 hours ago
If you ever want an extremely hyper dog,May I suggest to you achihuahua terrier mix?I know she looks peaceful here,but curled up next to me as we speak,is a little girl having some fantastic dreamas she is running, barking and growlingin...
If you ever want an extremely hyper dog,May I suggest to you achihuahua terrier mix?I know she looks peaceful here,but curled up next to me as we speak,is a little girl having some fantastic dreamas she is running, barking and growlingin her sleep. Daphne is quite the little character,and as hyper as she is,yes trust me,she brings us more laughs andenjoyment with her antics.
about 10 hours ago
I am in Connecticut,arrived safely on Monday eve .....after driving through horrific rainstorms and many accidents along the I-287 corridor in New Jersey. Yesterday, I woke up in my old bedroom at my Mom's house ~to a chilly morning full...
I am in Connecticut,arrived safely on Monday eve .....after driving through horrific rainstorms and many accidents along the I-287 corridor in New Jersey. Yesterday, I woke up in my old bedroom at my Mom's house ~to a chilly morning full of sunshine. I headed down to the kitchen to have a bit of tea and noticed one of Mom & Pop's cats, "Petey" in the small kitchen window ~obviously intent on watching something or someone.... "Petey" is a Russian Blue (one of two that live here with them, the other guy is "Timmy") This is what he was watching: a beautiful white squirrel sitting on Mom's deckrail Our small hometown of Stratford, CT is known for it's abundance of white squirrels such as he... ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~nibbling on toast crust that Mom feeds them... Mom has fed the squirrel here for years,and they know they will always get something good from her....stale cakeraisin breadand cookies. ~::~ needless to say,squirrels from far & wide know about'Mom's Diner'~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ These are not Albino Squirrels ~ they are a small band of true White Squirrel with black eyes ...that have bred to greater, stronger numbers here in Stratfordundoubtedly with the help of Mom. Growing up here,I was so used to seeing them, but now I must admitseeing this one yesterday took my breath away ~ Taking a short walk out to Mom's backyard to get a closer look at Mr. White,I snapped a few photos of the beautiful AUTUMN day: reflections of my memoriesin the backyard birdbath...~::~::~::~::~ the air smells just like I remember...damp, clean & fresh~ the colors just as vivid: inspirational colors^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Old stone walls,laid years ago ~ confine the backyard and make me feel safe... ................................................................................~ a carpet of maple leaves beneath my feet ~ ?my color paletteIt's no wonder that when I create & designmy mind wanders here, to this place...my pencil sketches tidbits of memories....my needle and thread captures the surroundings of my youth.... Have a Beautiful Autumn day where ever you are!! *Blessed be, my Friends*~ Lori ~
about 10 hours ago