July 10, 2017

A little of this and a little of that

My guild is having "Christmas in July" at our meeting this month.  We're exchanging potholders or hot pads concealed in a brown paper bag, so it's a Mystery Gift.  Above are the potholders I made for this exchange; as you can see they're not perfect.

 I've done this fabric pull for the guilds' next challenge, called the Mag Photo Challenge.  Can you guess what is in the photo that I'm using for inspiration?
May your bobbins always be full,

July 7, 2017

X and Plus blocks

This month it's my turn to present the Block of the Month to our Temecula Valley MQG members.  I love these X & + blocks.  I used Amy of Badskirt's tutorial but upsized the measurements to end up with a 12.5-inch unfinished block. This is such a wonderful, scrappy block.

Here are the measurements I used:

Center Cross - (2) 2.5-inch squares and (1) 2.5-inch x 6.5-inch strip.=
Edges of Cross - (4) 2.5-inch x 3.5-inch strips
Background Triangles - (8) 3/5-inch squares
Branches of the X - (4) 5.5-inch squares

To have a true scrappy look, use at least 7 fabrics, I used 8.  One fabric for the center Plus, one for the "arms of the Plus", four for the branches of the X's, and at least one for the background triangles.

My next project is to make a quilted item inspired by a magazine or newspaper photo.  We're calling it the Mag Challenge!  Wish me luck.

May your bobbins always be full,

July 3, 2017

Oh Susannah! I love this block.

This is such a neat and easy block for our Temecula Valley Modern Quilt Guild, Block of the Month for July.  Below are four laid out, what a great quilt this would make.  Two of these blocks are going to the guild and two will stay at Casa Prytz!

How different they look, on point!  Here's a link to the tutorial.

May your bobbins always be full,