Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Sunday, September 18, 2016
It was a very simple pattern that I designed as I went. Take 27 five inch squares and sew them together into 3 nine patches and then cut them though the middle both ways (disappearing nine patch, there are tutorials on you tube). Arrange them into two rows with a black strip through the middle. Iron fusible onto enough 5 inch squares to cut out leaves. I used my GO cutter. Iron them onto the runner. Then I did the easy technique for putting the backing on where it ends up on the front for the outside border (self binding baby blanket, Missouri Star quilt co has a tutorial). I love this technique and use it for small projects when I don't want to have to fool with a binding.
Batiks make for wonderful projects and I love accenting them with black because it makes them pop.
Fall is a busy time if you are into canning and gardening beside all the other day to day to day stuff like work, school, kids, grand-kids and so on. But on the brighter side it will all wind down and there will be a small window of time that sewing can be done without feeling guilty and then.... the holidays hit and life gets hectic. I think maybe I need to start on my Christmas presents now. I have good intentions but you know what they say the path to ...... is paved with good intentions.
Posted by JJ at 8:12 PM
Sunday, August 28, 2016
It is a great pattern for a focus fabric, 8 1/2 inch squares surrounded by 2 1/2 in squares with strips of black in between.I have memories of the going to the beach and Coney Island
when I was a child and we lived in New Jersey. My favorite treat was a coney island dog. A hot dog on a bun with chili and cheese on top. I still love eating them even now. If you have never had one you should try it.
Don't forget to check out Moose Stash today, she also had the same fabric. Island Batik has a giveaway for this blog hop that you should check out also.
Posted by JJ at 8:45 PM
Sunday, August 21, 2016
I have had Grandkids at my house for a week but I did manage to get my blog hop project done. My daughter and son (yes I said son, he supervised so that there weren't any blocks the same.) helped with some of the sewing.Come back on the 29th to see my awesome project.
We also have some special things for you.
We'll have something to giveaway.
You'll see a seaside recipe on each Ambassador's post. And from some posts, you will find a Rafflecopter Giveaway entry.
HERE’S THE SCHEDULE FOR THE BLOG HOP.
Posted by JJ at 7:40 PM
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
I have a surprise box that will have of course Island Batiks and other goodies so Gene email me and let me know your address and I will send your prize right out. Thanks so much for everyone that entered. If you would like a bargain on Island Batik 10" stackers check out my InchwormFabric store.
I also just got in some lovely Riley Blake fabrics. I needed some small prints for a project I am working on and I thought these were pretty and would be perfect for vintage quilts.
I try to buy fabric at discounted prices so that I can pass the savings on to you. It is all top quality quilting fabric from top name manufacturers. I am a small store and depend on your patronage to buy new stock. Thank you for supporting my store.
Posted by JJ at 7:43 PM
Thursday, August 4, 2016
Did I make an order, I didn't, honest. Surprise it was my Ambassador box for the second half of the year. Oh it has some gorgeous Christmas fabric and some luscious purples. I can't wait for the new challenge projects. Right now I am working on my Island Batik Summer blog hop project using the Tide Pools Collection (Aug 29). I am calling it Seaside Arcade. Aren't those lovely fabrics for a Seaside quilt and the rest of the line is just as pretty. I am so excited to show everyone.
Peaches are early this year and our tree at our house in Mose Lake yielded 7 boxes. I talked 2 of the daughters into taking 2 boxes and you guessed I am doing the other 3 boxes when I get home after work.
Posted by JJ at 10:29 PM
Saturday, July 23, 2016
It has been awesome weather here in eastern Washington for most of the month. Temperatures in the 70's, a little rain, a little wind, and lots of sunshine. I have been enjoying the weather and I feel for everyone that has been warm warm and warmer. It is a little hard to think of Christmas when the weather is warm but it doesn't hurt to plan ahead. I made a reversible table runner with Island Batiks Holiday Happenings.
Posted by JJ at 7:18 PM