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Showing posts from February, 2019

Lizzy House Garden Snail Quilt | A Finished Quilt | 2019 FAL

After 2 years, this quilt is finally done! I started this quilt in January 2017 during the Garden Snail Quilt Snail Paced Sew-along. I definitely worked at a snails pace with this one. I finished piecing the blocks together January 2018 and had the top put together later that month. I put a back together in the early summer, but of course I didn't actually do anything with the top. This quilt is made almost entirely from my Lizzy House stash. (most of the snail bodies are other designers or solids) It feels wonderful to actually use my favorite fabric for a quilt that will be just for me; since my youngest has laid claim to my last Lizzy House quilt . For the quilting I did my all time favorite serpentine stitch on my Opal 650. The crinkle effect is just perfect. Plus I did my favorite chunky binding to give the quilt a more framed look without adding a border. I have a quick tutorial in my saved Instagram Stories here . This is my first completed project from m

Valentine Heart Cushion Covers | Scrap Project 3

Yesterday I shared my Valentine Heart Tutorial , today I am showing you what I made with my blocks. I made two 12 inch blocks and turned them into cushion covers. I love having a little bit of Valentine decor around the house. I added two small borders around the block in order to make them big enough to fit my 18 inch pillow form. To make the inner border cut 2, 1.5 inch x 12.5 inch strips and 2, 1.5 inch x 14.5 inch strips. For the outer border cut 2, 2 inch x 14.5 inch strips and 2, 2 inch x 17.5 inch strips. Then I quilt the front like I would for a mini quilt, then just turn it into a cushion cover. I love Svetlana's tutorial at s.o.t.a.k handmade . I just adjust the size depending on how bit my cushion is. My tutorial also includes the 6 inch size, which I used in my LOVE mini quilt . I think a larger quilt at some point my be in my future, but for now I will enjoy another completed scrappy project! Happy Sewing!

Valentine Heart Tutorial

Last month I wanted to get a head start on some Valentine projects. I really wanted to make a fun Quarter Square Triangle (QST) heart since it would appear like a gemstone, perfect for Valentine's Day. So I did all that quilty math to come up with my little 6 inch (6.5 inch unfinished) block. And it fit perfectly with my little LOVE mini quilt that I made. Well I couldn't stop there. I needed to make a couple of 12 inch (12.5 inch unfinished) blocks to turn into pillows. During the process I decided to write up a little tutorial to share my 6 inch and 12 inch Valentine Heart Block. You can download a copy of my tutorial from my Payhip shop for free, here , as well. Valentine Heart Block Tutorial Basic Instructions Read all directions before you begin. All seams are ¼” allowance RST means right sides together HST means half square triangles QST means quarter square triangles Measurements for the 12 inch block are first followed by the ( 6 inch block ).