Friday, March 28, 2014

Tutorial - Hexagon out of a circle for quilting

Step 1:
Use canning lid (the hexagon size will be approximately half the size of the circle)

Step 2:
Cut out circle and finger press in half
Step 3:

Finger press in half again

Step 4:
Use same color thread (I didn't so its visible) and hand sew a tiny stich
Step 5:
Open back up and sew each half circle into middle
Step 6:
If right handed work clockwise, left handed counter clockwise and sew each corner into middle

That's all there is to it.  This will work for any size circle.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

The Story Behind My First Quilting Project

Quilting Daily is having a contest so I decided to participate in it.  The story behind my first quilt is  probably like many others however it is taking me quite a while to prepare, learn and create my first quilt.  After moving to Utah I rediscovered my love for the needle arts.  Mostly Knitting, Crocheting and Hand Sewing.  Machine Sewing has always kind of scared me but I am learning to  conquer it.  I did participate in a group hand sewn baby quilt sometime ago but since there was  so many of us contributing I don't really consider it my first quilting project.  In order to prepare for my first quilting project I had to find someplace in our apartment to sew.  The pantry/canning closet was the only area that I could convert so with some reshuffling I transformed the closet into a really cute sewing room with a quilt wall and all.  I then took some online Craftsy classes to learn the basics of machine quilting.  I am now finally at the point of designing my first quilt.  The inspiration for this quilt comes from not being able to have my 14 year old twin boys live with us here in Utah.  They decided to stay in Florida with their Dad.  Hence the design of the Broken Heart Block which will soon become a full quilt.

Friday, March 14, 2014

I'm Back!

Moved to Saratoga Springs, Utah in August.  Loving the Mountains.  Didn't even mind the snow.  Love learning new projects. Here are some of the things I have been working on.
Bias Tape Curtains

Canned Apple Sauce

Canned Jelly

Canning Prep

Circular Knitting Needle Cowl

Closet turned into Sewing Room

Crochet Hat Knit Loomed Scarf

Crochet Quilt Cotton Fabric

Crochet Quilt Flannel Fabric

Crochet Quilt Specialty Manatee Fabric & Crochet Quilt Fleece Owl Fabric

Crochet/Knit Loomed Baby Cover Up

Crocheted Totoros

Zigzag Sewn Camping Organizer

Grommet Pin Tuck Purse 

Homemade Crust & Apple Pie Filing

Knit Cable Headband

Baby Scarf & Mittens

Pin Tuck Purse

Pressure Canned Beef Stew

Pressure Canning

Reversible Tote

Sewing with Interface Wallets

Water Boiling Canning