Monday, December 28, 2015

Mini Twist

So...this mini has been on my wish list for years!!! I have recently made myself more wall room in my Quilt Studio...and I wanted to hang some vintage metal letters that spell out SEW and hang mini quilts all around the letters. Mini quilts I have made or swapped for.

This pattern looks hard ...but it is not. It starts with just squares. Then you use the tiny ruler to chop apart what you just sewed. And when you sew it back together...you get the twist.!!! 
I like to call this pattern ...The  Incredible Shrinking Pattern!!! LOL!!! It will shrink like 3 times before the quilt is finally made. The first photo of just squares and a border... was about 25 inches.


When you get this all sewn together again....it finishes at 10" inches!!! 

That is 100 one inch squares!!! Yikes!!!

But, I am totally happy with this little guy!!!

All quilted...and hanging on my Mini wall.

Thanks for stopping by!!!
 

Monday, December 14, 2015

Allietore Mystery Update

  I am so happy with myself!!! LOL!!! I have printed out Bonnie Hunter's Mystery Quilt every year for the past 6 years. I have never done one while it was running. Ms. Bonnie kicks off this free mystery on her blog the day after Thanksgiving every year. That is such a busy time of year... and I never seem to have the time. But this year...I have NOT only printed each part...but I have done them too!!!! Yahoooooo!!!!

You can find the mystery parts HERE on Bonnie's blog.

I'm hooking this blog post up with the Mystery Linky Party.

To see the Linky Party click HERE.


Part 1-  (294) Half square triangles. Done!!
(I switched out the grey for the green)

Part 2- (20) sets of four Santa hats....(hehe)    All done!!!

When I was working with the blocks above...I did a second sew line and came up with these cute little half square triangles. Not sure I will do with them ...but I see maybe a Christmas mini. :0)


Part 3- (120) 4 patches. Done!!! 

It is never to late to join in on the free mystery quilt fun....You can find the Mystery on Bonnie's blog...HERE

If you don't have time to work on it now...you can always print the steps out and work on it at another time. 

I'm hooking this blog post up to the Linky Party over on Bonnie's blog.

Click HERE to check out the party.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

EPP Plus Tutoiral part 2

I have had several requests on my EPP Plus quilt...mostly on how to put the pluses together. 
I have hesitated on doing this...because it will be hard to take photos of the process without showing a ton of pictures. So I will do my best.....to not bore you...hehe.

The top row is my selection for the next row.

If you lay the plus in the spot it goes you can see that there will be 3 seams you will need to sew. Starting where my finger is. Now put right sides together and sew that one seam. 

Now to work on the next seam.  Place right sides together again...and sew this one seam.

And lastly you will flip the plus again and sew the last seam.

It will look like this as you are working.

Now you lay the next plus in its place....as you can see, now you will have 6 seams that you will need to sew to attach this plus.

Now you just carry on until all the plus blocks are connected to each other. 

TIP*  Don't ever remove the papers behind the pluses until all the sides have been sewn. When you flip your project over and see pieces that are completely surrounded with stitches... it is safe to remove the papers from the back. Simply clip your basting stitches...and pop them out. I find it easier to maneuver the project with less paper involved.

As you can see I have removed the papers from the inside of the project...but have left the papers on the edges.

Hope this helps you understand how to put these cool little blocks together.
 
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