Friday, November 27, 2015

MODA Sampler Block Shuffle - Week 4

Turkey Day is over and some of us have an extra day off.  Me, I have an extra day to sew.  My blocks are coming along and I am going to concentrate on getting some of my flying geese units done.  At least eight units per week and I think I will have enough by the middle of January.  I have you all to keep me honest and I will try to get them done.  I promise.  Sometimes I have to be accountable to someone.   I can't wait for more blocks.  Enjoy!!

Block 10

Block 11

Block 12

Friday, November 20, 2015

MODA Sampler Block Shuffle - Week 3

It's Week 3 and I'm getting a nice little stack of blocks.  Three weeks, nine blocks.  I'm enjoying the 6" finished size.  Are you?  I have one of the staff doing them in a 9" finished size.  They are looking good also.  My ol' saying "Quilter's Choice".  I would love to see some in a 3" finished size.  A challenge for someone maybe?  Leave me a comment on the size that you are doing and the staff will pick a random winner for a stack of fat quarters.  Posts need to be done before next Friday.  Links for Blocks 7 through 9 are below.

Remember the "no-waste flying geese method" that I talked about last week?  It's time to start on your borders.  One of the borders will be flying geese, SURPRISE!!  Below is the link for your flying geese border units.  You will need 44 each of these four geese units.  If you work on them as you go, you will be ready in January to put your quilt together. 

I'm going to do mine all scrappy with the same background.  Sometimes "scrappy" isn't for everyone.  Or you don't have enough different backgrounds.  (I know a Quilt Shop were you might find some.)  To make it simple, choose one fabric in a scrappy quilt and make it the same.  Example:  In a scrappy star quilt, make all the star centers the same fabric.  In a log cabin quilt, make the light side all the same fabric.  Sometimes doing this will tie the whole quilt together.  It will still look scrappy but the decision is easier.
        Remember "Quilter's Choice".

Block 7

Block 8

Block 9

Flying Geese Border

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Book Signing

Michael McCormick will be here on Saturday for a book signing with his latest book "Gabby's Winter Jammies". Come by and meet Michael and pickup a copy of his second book in a series. 

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Another Scrappy Quilt

This is another great scrappy quilt by Linda Peck. Two great quilts in my favorite.

Friday, November 13, 2015

MODA Sampler Block Shuffle - Week 2

Do you have Blocks 1-3 done yet?  What colors did you choose?  Are they going to be my favorite, Scrappy, or a controlled group?  I'm enjoying mine.  As you know I love to work small with lots of fabric.  If you can use 10 fabrics, 100 is better.  Block 4 thru 6 are just as cute as the first three.

Do you have problems with the flying geese unit?  There are many different ways in making flying geese units.  We like to use the "No-Waste Flying Geese Method".  Stop by and ask for a handout on how to do them.  It goes fast with no-waste.  Next week I'll be giving you your weekly blocks AND the Inner Border units.  Hummm!  Could it be flying geese units?

I'm tending to use my light fabrics for backgrounds.  This would look awesome with dark backgrounds.  Maybe a black or navy?  Step outside your box and do something different.

MODA Sampler Block 4

MODA Sampler Block 5

MODA Sampler Block 6

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Bertie's Autumn

It's time to head for bed. Great evening watching the Oregon Ducks win at home and working on Bertie's Autumn. 

Look for others on the way. 

Friday, November 6, 2015

Sampler Block Shuffle - Week 1

What a great idea!!  And I'm going to start blogging also.  Life couldn't be any better.  Now lets get started.  The Sampler Block Shuffle is sponsored by Moda and it is going to be fabulous!!  Beginning today and ending in January, I will provide two to three blocks each week on Fridays.  You will be able to download the blocks from this blog or come into the shop to receive the patterns.  They will only be available for two weeks.  Thye are 6" finished blocks with the patterns in grayscale to allow for greater variety in fabric choice and color palette.  I've done mine in the new group by Primitive Gatherings called Miniature Gatherings.  I love doing small blocks.

Tips and Tricks:

Block 1 - Different ways of doing Half Square Triangles

Block 2 - Accurate Cutting and Accurate Sewing

Block 3 - Sewing on the diagonal and Easy Corner Triangles

Come into the store and we would love to help with these tips and tricks to help you with your blocks. 

Bring your blocks in and let me photograph them and you might find them on this blog.  What colors are your favorite?  Let's show off your work.

Block 1

Block 2

Block 3

Hopefully this works.  You know me.  Always pushing the envelope.  Talk to you next week,

Kennette and The Crow Girls
Something To Crow About
and Tall Trees Quilting