Sunday, September 25, 2016

Dinosaur Quilt Part 2

My grandson's birthday quilt has gone from this... this! Cute huh! This was the perfect sewing today after last week's long work days. I had originally envisioned the dinosaurs with more details, but then settled on the "silhouettes" as I know this quilt is going to be well loved and washed often once our three year old grand guy sees it.
To create the dinosaurs, I simple used my light-box to trace the dinosaurs from 
the Jurassic Jamboree fabric (by Moda) that I used for the four patches. 

I then enlarged the drawings to fit into the 9" blocks.
I created the applique dinosaurs and...

...used a large zig-zag stitch to sew each dinosaur on. 
I bought some soft, cuddly red minky fabric for the backing and will next look forward to sharing part 3: the quilting, with ya next weekend. In the meantime, my hexi's are keeping me busy and my daily walks continue to be enjoyable now that Fall has arrived in our little part of the world.
Hope all is well for each of you and thanks for stopping by!

Val's Quilting Studio

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

WIP Wednesday: Heart Quilting

As I find myself  facing two twelve hour days of  parent teacher conferences, I head out the door today intentional in enjoying the opportunity and productivity of my long days ahead... have fun and communicate happy things 
about each of my students to their families...
 and to most of all, have a happy heart and  to do all things with love!
Wishing you the same...especially as I look forward to sharing this quilty finish with you very soon!

Val's Quilting Studio

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Tuesday Archives #130: Kaleidoscopes

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This week's theme is: KALIED0SCOPES  

Way back in the depths of my own collection of "finished quilt tops" is this school themed Kaliedoscope flimsy. It has been waiting patiently for it's turn to be quilted and used:
Every week Tuesday Archives let's us "look back" and allows us to rejuvenate old posts, old quilts, old memories. As I pulled this one out of the closet last night, I found myself reminded of a fun summer afternoon some years ago, spent with a group of kind quilty ladies, as we all came together to learn a new technique. I'm so grateful to have had such a positive introduction to quilting. This one really does needs to get put on my short list of WIP to finish doesn't it. Ughhhh soooo many projects sooooo little time. LOL!! Anyhoo...thanks for stopping by Tuesday Archives today. You guys are the best!

Mark your calendars: 
Next week is a FREE CHOICE theme with a fun little give-away!
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Sunday, September 18, 2016

The Hexi's are baaackkkk...

I've been busy stitching these together in-between my other projects as I have the perfect, 
redecorated bedroom just waiting for this quilt. 
 I seriously can't believe I made these THREE years ago!
I guess I just needed the "right" motivation to finally get them sewn together...of which, they are surprisingly going together rather quickly, which makes it even more enjoyable.
Happy Sunday Stitching everyone.

Val's Quilting Studio

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Tuesday Archives #129: King Size

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This week's theme is: KING SIZE! 

Taking almost a year to make, I enjoyed following Janine who blogs at Quilts From the Little House as she created this NOT so little quilt during 2015. I'd smile as she often referred to this one as the BIG quilt, finishing at 115 3/4 x 115 3/4.  (With only a small percentage of shrinkage)

You can tell she had fun FMQ a variety of patterns in all those colorful bands. Congrats on this wonderful KING size finish Janine. Be sure to stop by her post by clicking right here.

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