Friday, March 30, 2012

The Desperate Housewife's Quilt - Block 39 Crosses


Welcome to week 39 of the 'The Desperate Housewife's Quilt'. Todays block is about foundation piecing. Remember, this is not a quilt-a-long. Just follow the blog every week and pick and choose which blocks you would like to make. I will be injecting some uniqueness into traditional blocks, applique, three dimensional, crazy and thread-art blocks. If you make a block please post it on the Flickr group for everyone to enjoy. Also, I have this nifty button under each post that allows you to save the post as a PDF.


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Be sure to visit this week's Guest Blogger and their wonderful block.

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Crosses
The little sacrifices we make everyday give so much life to others.


Assembly
Let's Play

The Block - 8" finished
Horizontal Layout
Horizontal Layout with Rotation
On Point Layout with Rotation
I hope you have enjoyed todays block.

*** Copyright 2011 -  Jane Davidson. Please remember that these blocks and any blocks designed by guest bloggers should not be used for commercial purposes ( sold as a pattern, published etc) without the written consent of the owner ***

Saturday, March 24, 2012

The Desperate Housewife's Quilt - Block 38 Beans


Welcome to week 38 of the 'The Desperate Housewife's Quilt'. Todays block is about curved piecing. Remember, this is not a quilt-a-long. Just follow the blog every week and pick and choose which blocks you would like to make. I will be injecting some uniqueness into traditional blocks, applique, three dimensional, crazy and thread-art blocks. If you make a block please post it on the Flickr group for everyone to enjoy. Also, I have this nifty button under each post that allows you to save the post as a PDF.


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Be sure to visit this week's Guest Blogger and their wonderful block.
(N.B Due to time and date differences, guest bloggers posts do not always coincide with my post)

My guest today is Shari Butler from Doohikeydesigns. Shari is well known for her fabulous fabric collections - Fox Trails, Hoos in the forest, Hooty Hoot Kangaroo and the new spring release Dress up days.

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Beans
We spill the beans often either in conversation or dropping the coffee bean container as we rush to make that morning cup of hot java.


Materials
  • FQ each of lime, chocolate and dark brown fabrics
  • Freezer Paper

Assembly
  • Download the templates from here P1here P2 and here P3
  • Trace solid line of templates onto non shiny side of freezer paper
  • Cut out and press shiny side onto back of fabric
  • Trace around freezer paper template with marker and add 1/4" seam allowance
  • Cut pieces from fabric
  • Sew pieces B and C to A, clipping inside of the curves
  • Sew pieces D and E clipping inside the curves.
Let's Play

The Block - 8" finished
On Point Layout with Rotation
On Point Layout with Rotation 
On Point Layout with Rotation
Horizontal Layout with Rotation
Horizontal Layout with Rotation
I hope you have enjoyed todays curved block.

*** Copyright 2011 -  Jane Davidson. Please remember that these blocks and any blocks designed by guest bloggers should not be used for commercial purposes ( sold as a pattern, published etc) without the written consent of the owner ***

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Oh Deer - Momo

Just received word that the new collection from Momo - Oh Deer - is on its way.

Oh Deer
Don't you just love those little birds.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Hurry Competition Closes Soon

There is still time to enter the Dress up Your Roll Competition. There have been some excellent rolls made by contestants so far and can be found in the Flickr Group.

So, visit your lonely, little roll in the bathroom and make them an outfit befitting of their worth.
They will be forever in your debt.... and your bathroom will look great too.

Competition details can be found here. 

Saturday, March 17, 2012

The Desperate Housewife's Quilt - Block 37 Foofy Frills



Welcome to week 37 of the 'The Desperate Housewife's Quilt'. Todays block is about Foundation and curved piecing. Remember, this is not a quilt-a-long. Just follow the blog every week and pick and choose which blocks you would like to make. I will be injecting some uniqueness into traditional blocks, applique, three dimensional, crazy and thread-art blocks. If you make a block please post it on the Flickr group for everyone to enjoy. Also, I have this nifty button under each post that allows you to save the post as a PDF.


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Be sure to visit this week's Guest Blogger and their wonderful block.
(N.B Due to time and date differences, guest bloggers posts do not always coincide with my post)


My guest today is McKenna Powell from Textile Diva. McKenna is presenting this awesome block named 'Ray-di-ant', a foundation piece star block.

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Foofy Frills
Every girl deserves to wear a dress that they can swirl around in and be completely over the top. 

Assembly
  • Download the foundation templates from here P1, here P2 and here P3
  • Make the three sections and sew together. I would suggest clipping inside all the curves to make it easier to manipulate the fabric as you sew.
Alternative method
  • For the 'curve shy', cut an 8 1/2" square of paper and draw 3 evenly radiating lines from one point.
  • Foundation piece your block.
  • Use Section B of the foundation templates to cut the swirl and appliqué it to your foundation pieced block using your favourite technique. 


The block using one piece of feature fabric for the swirl 
Block using pieced swirl
Horizontal Layout with rotation
Horizontal Layout with feature fabric

Horizontal Layout with Rotation
On Point Layout with Rotation
Horizontal Layout with Rotation and colour replacement


I hope you have enjoyed todays Block. See you next week for Block 38. Only 13 weeks to go to reach 50.

*** Copyright 2011 -  Jane Davidson. Please remember that these blocks and any blocks designed by guest bloggers should not be used for commercial purposes ( sold as a pattern, published etc) without the written consent of the owner ***

Home Sweet Home Penny Rug BOM - Part 3

Melody over at The House on the Side of the Hill, is presenting part 3 of her wonderful penny rug BOM.

Part 3 - School House
Part 2 - The Tree
Part 1 - The House
While you are there, have a look at all the Fabulous Free Stuff tutorials that Melody has been posting from talented quilters and crafters across the globe. There are some really unique and fun projects to make.

And lastly, Happy St Patricks Day.
Source - Graphic Fairy

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Seasonal Hexaculture

My detachable runner is featured on Sew We Quilt today as part of the March Runner month.



A quick and easy runner to make using scraps. It has a versatile design which allows you to link them all together to make a runner of any size and detach them to make individual mats.

Thank you Madam Samm for the invite.

Coquette has arrived in Store

The new collection from Chez Moi - Coquette has arrived in my little e-shop today.

Coquette
Layer Cakes and Charms available. This collection is not due for release until July 2012.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

First 36 Weeks of The Desperate Housewife's Quilt

There are only 14 blocks to go ....


1. DHWQ Week 21 - The Star, 2. DHWQ Week 12 - Diamonds in the Rough, 3. DHWQ Week 11 - Kiss Kiss, 4. DHWQ Block 10 - New from Old, 5. DHWQ Week 9 - All washed up, 6. DHWQ Week 8 - Board Games, 7. DHWQ Week 7 - Salt n Pepper, 8. DH6 Week 6 - Phillip Screwdriver, 9. DHWQ Week 5 - Flower Power, 10. DHWQ Week 4 - Bar Jello, 11. Desperate Housewife Block 3 - Evolution, 12. DHWQ Raindrop - Block 2, 13. DHWQ Block 1 - Eight Squared, 14. DHWQ Week 15 - Chocolate Box, 15. DHWQ Week 14 - Venetian Blinds, 16. DHWQ Week 13 - Umbrella, 17. DHWQ Week 19 - Lightning, 18. DHWQ Week 16 - Caught in a Web, 19. DHWQ Week 18 - Reflective Surface, 20. DHWQ Week 17 - Swing me around on the Hill hoist, 21. DHWQ Week 20 Talkin' Turkey, 22. DHWQ Week 22 - Ornamentallist, 23. DHWQ Week 23 - Light the Candle, 24. DHWQ Week 24 - Wreath, 25. DHWQ Week 25 - The Sad, Little, Elf Decoration, 26. DHWQ Week 26 - Christmas Lights, 27. DHWQ Week 27 - Four Makes Two, 28. DHWQ Week 28 - Super Nova, 29. DHWQ Week 29 - Painted Road, 30. DHWQ Block - Week 30 Heartfelt, 31. DHWQ Week 31 Layer up Layer upon Layer, 32. DHWQ Block 32 - Shattered Pane, 33. DHWQ Week 33 - Crown, 34. DHWQ Week 34 - Dream Weaver, 35. DHWQ Week 35 Simple, 36. DHWQ Week 36 - Mowing the Lawn


1. DHWQ Week 22 - Guest Blogger Melody, 2. DHWQ Guest Blogger Sharon - Nameless, 3. DHWQ Week 19 - Guest Blogger Lauren - Burst, 4. Week 20 - Guest Blogger John Adams - SpinOut, 5. Guest Blogger Ros - Week 18, 6. Guest Blogger Melissa - Brady Bunch, 7. Guest Week 12 - Linked Squares, 8. DHWQ Guest Blogger - Week 11, 9. Guest Blogger Week 10 - Inspired by Peacock Feathers, 10. Guest Blogger Week 8, 11. DHWQ Guest Blogger Week 6 - Perspective, 12. Guest Blogger Week 7 - Rolling Divide, 13. Guest Blogger Week 5, 14. Guest Blogger - Week 4 Quasar, 15. DHWQ Week 9 Guest Blogger - Lazy Susan, 16. DHWQ Week 23 Guest Blogger - Pat Sloan, 17. Guest Blogger Week 2 - Funky Flower, 18. DHWQ Week 13 - Paint Chips Lynne Goldsworthy, 19. DHWQ Week 24 Guest Blogger Charlie Scott - Snowflake, 20. DHWQ Week 24 - Guest Blogger Sue Belleli - Scrappy Tree, 21. DHWQ Week 25 Guest Paloma - Broken Dishes, 22. DHWQ Week 26 Guest Blogger Belinda, 23. DHWQ Week 27 Guest Blogger Siobhan - Spots and Stripes, 24. DHWQ Week 28 Guest Blogger Benita Skewed Heart, 25. DHWQ Guest Blogger Shruti - Cathedral Windows, 26. DHWQ guest blogger Danielle - Round the Twist, 27. DHWQ Week 31 Guest Blogger Tammie, 28. DHWQ Week 32 - Guest Blogger Jamie Elfert - Amor, 29. DHWQ Week 34 Guest Blogger Monica - Funky Wrench Nut, 30. DHWQ Week 34 Guest Blogger Monica - Funky Wrench Bolt, 31. DHWQ Week 35 Guest Blogger Jan Lanak - Roller Coaster, 32. DHWQ Week 36 Guest Julianna Gasiorowska

There have been some gaps in the Guest Spots that need filling. I need 5 volunteers to make a finished 8" original block. Who wants to take that leap into block design? Who has a block they designed and would like to share? Who wants to make a block to challenge the very essence of their quilty being?

Join us on Flickr and find all the tutorials for the blocks here.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

The Desperate Housewife's Quilt -Block 36 Mowing the Lawn


A lot of lovely DS
Welcome to week 36 of the 'The Desperate Housewife's Quilt'. Todays block is about Foundation and curved piecing. Remember, this is not a quilt-a-long. Just follow the blog every week and pick and choose which blocks you would like to make. I will be injecting some uniqueness into traditional blocks, applique, three dimensional, crazy and thread-art blocks. If you make a block please post it on the Flickr group for everyone to enjoy. Also, I have this nifty button under each post that allows you to save the post as a PDF.


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Be sure to visit this week's Guest Blogger and their wonderful block.
(N.B Due to time and date differences, guest bloggers posts do not always coincide with my post)

This weeks guest is Julianna Gąsiorowska from Poland. Please visit Julianna's site - Sewing under the Rainbow to be treated with some exceptional modern quilting projects. Julianna's is presenting a paper pieced block.

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Mowing the Lawn
The grass grows before our eyes in the warm, barmy temperatures of summer. The blade struggles to cut through the grass.

Assembly

The Foundation Templates can be found here, here and here. Remember not to 'Scale' or 'Fit to Page' when printing.

Let's play ......

The block - 8" finished
Horizontal Layout with rotation
On Point Layout with Rotation 
Horizontal Layout with rotation and colour replacement

Horizontal Layout with rotation
Horizontal Layout with different colours 
On Point Layout with no rotation 
On Point Layout with Rotation
I hope you have enjoyed this weeks block.

*** Copyright 2011 -  Jane Davidson. Please remember that these blocks and any blocks designed by guest bloggers should not be used for commercial purposes ( sold as a pattern, published etc) without the written consent of the owner ***