Saturday, June 16, 2018

Quilt Shot Block #105~ Stacked Squares

Just a sample from Stacked Squares
Design is by Erica from Kitchen Table Quilting
You can find her tutorial at
Simply Style Stacked Squares Quilt
@ Moda Bake Shop 
Last week, I made what I called the "Square in Squares" block to 
start this "Stacked Squares" quilt.
As you can see, I didn't use a Jelly Roll, but my stash collection of black and whites.

 Each square was pressed in fourths.
 And cut.
I do not like to measure.

 Squares were reorganized.
The phone camera is a great tool to get a better view of the quilt.
Even seeing on the computer screen isn't as good as the phone, for some reason.
I also used the visual on the phone to make sure I stitched the correct squares.

2½ inch strips were cut to make a border.
I decided to put a 1 inch white strip between the quilt and the border.
So 1½ inch strips of white were cut and sewn together.
Again, I do not like to measure.
My backing had to be pieced from stash pieces.
The pieces were laid on top of the quilt top,
until the top was covered.
Then the pieces were sewn together.

I pinned the leader onto the batting and backing.
The quilt top is held with some safety pins on the first 2 rows.
Vanna, I mean Mr. G displays the quilt.
It will be given in his honor to his step Grand son and new bride.
Additional Quilt Blocks & Tips can be found on my 
Quilt Page

Quilt Shot Slight Delay Today

Today's Quilt Shot is delayed until 5:30 EST today,
because the post is showing a quilt that is to be given
at a wedding shower today at 5:30 today.
See you then.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Fun or Funny Friday ~ The Last Inches

What's fun about making a quilt?
Having that feeling when you have just a few inches to go.
Related Post

Quilt Shot Block #104~ Square in Squares

Fun or Funny Friday ~ Love It When A Plan Evolves & Comes Together 



Thursday, June 14, 2018

Thoughtful Thinking Thursday #141~ Ark Then & Now


For one thing, 
I doubt there were this many benches to sit on in the ark,
but I'm certainly glad they were there for my frequent sit downs.
I was determined to walk the entire 3 floors.
 They had built long ramps to accommodate scooters and electric wheelchairs. 
We were directed to the elevator which they didn't make available to the entire public.
 But, then I wondered, Noah have ramps between floors to be able to move heavy things when he was building it?
Did they have ramps to move things such as feed on the first floor to the animals on the second floor?
"THINK about it."

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Junk Journaling ~ The Innards~ A Flip Through Signature 1

  In making a junk journal for my grand daughter, I took about 2 months to research, save junk, create and put together.  I still felt rushed and didn't take a lot of shots of how I made each and every piece for the book.  
  A section made for a junk journal is called a "signature."  It took 3 signatures to include everything I wanted in this journal.  Here is a flip through of the first signature.  Perhaps you can figure out how I made some of the pockets and envelopes.  Perhaps later, there will be a Tuesday Tutorial for more specific instructions? enJOY!


Tuesday Tutorial Teaser
Above is the title page of the book. TMI?
 Research of her sorority told me the symbol of her sorority was a skeleton key?
On the left is a stamp I own.
The right page was printed by the printer.
Most all of the pages were compiled on the computer in the free Open Office Word Processor
using free clip art and other free sheet design downloads.
 Since it's a journal, there must be pages for journaling.
 This year's calendar was printed, along with some doodles that might be used throughout the book.
I would want a doodle reference.
 One reason I wanted to do this project was to use some of the ribbons
I've had since Morgan was a baby.
Lot's of memories went into this book.
The tissue type paper pocket on the left came from Taco Bell. (Yes, it's clean.)
It was the perfect size to hold some of the cards from my Mother's collection,
so yes they are vintage.
notice the bag is sewn onto the page.
 The bag can be turned over so writing can be done on the page behind it.
Perhaps a place for addresses.

 These are more cards from my Mother's collection.
I regret I didn't take them out so you could see the pocket made from a book page.
It was trimmed with scrap fabric sewn on the edge,
which contained another bookmark to match.

This is a flip up that came from a page in a home tips book.
 There is room to write under the flip up and on back of the flip up.
 "Pressing Events" came from that book also.
It unfolds to present directions on how to press flowers.

 On the right is a flip up made with a card from Mother's collection.
Underneath is an envelope that is stitched to the page for storing more items.

 On the left is a card set that was made for me by a co-worker when I first started working with FCPS.
On the right are some vintage fabrics stitched to make a pocket to hold some blank markers.
In the background is a picture of my Mother who was crowned Queen for a high school event.

Another pocket I wished I'd highlighted more.
It's made from a book page. 
It is edged with fabric.
The bottom pocket is edged with masking tape
 that I drew a design on with a marker.
The right envelope was attached with masking tape.
Above you can see how the top of the page was folded to a point 
and zig zagged.
The bottom section of this envelope on each side was sewn
when the pocket on the other side of the page was sewn.
One stitching did the work for both pages.
I had found these sheets on the 400 mile yard sale back in 2012.
 I added this little booklet to give Morgan an idea for her writing classes.
This booklet was made from a single sheet of paper.
These were used a lot when I taught writing class as a place for publishing.

As a former teacher, I really enjoyed putting this journal together for a grand daughter following footsteps.
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