Friday, June 26, 2015

ALYoF June finish...

...another quilt finished.
I used Moda's El Gallo designed by Deb Strain.
I wanted the black binding on the front but not on the back.
I decided on the 2-fabric binding and it's perfect.
My 2-fabric binding tutorial is HERE.
 ...just love the blacks, greys and reds...
and those dots!!

To make this 48" x 56" quilt you need
42 - 10" squares and 42 - 5" squares.

I saw this Fold and Sew techique on a You Tube video...
by Peg Spradlin
View the video HERE.
Under my header you can also find the video in the tab
Tutorials by Other Designers
Peg used sashing to separate the blocks and 
she centered all the 5" squares.
I chose to make my quilt without the sashing and off set the 5" squares.
I love them both...
I have made this quilt 3 times...and I know I will make many more
...it is fast and simple...perfect for a lap quilt!!
There are so many Christmas collections I love 
and I can see me making some as Christmas gifts...or
how about a Halloween quilt?
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it's a sale, and it is going on at Crazy Quilt Girl Fabric Shop.
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This sale ends Tuesday June 30th...

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Have a wonderful weekend...


Sunday, June 7, 2015

ALYoF June goal setting party...

I've been procrastinating...
if I wait much longer I will be late for the party
...soooo I better get posting!!!


My June goal for ALYoF
will be finish another square-in-a-square quilt. 

I had a charm pack and layer cake of El Gallo by Deb Strain 
EL GALLO Charm Pack by Deb Strain for Moda Fabrics   EL GALLO Layer Cake by Deb Strain for Moda Fabrics
and when we took a wee vacation 
to Boyne Mountain Michigan last week.
I did get the blocks stitched while I was there
but they are still not pressed or trimmed...
...for a week now I haven't sat at my sewing machine.
I did manage to get some hand sewing in...lots of gardening
and cleaning cupboards and closets...still lots to do
before we can list our house for sale...I'm overwhelmed...
and it's almost 6 months till Christmas!!

I have a busy week coming up...
it's NASCAR weekend at Brooklyn Michigan.
Family and friends from Canada will start arriving as early as Thursday,
if they come too early I'll put them to work!!
They will leave Sunday after dinner...
this year there are 8 coming
...in past years we have had as many as 13.
It will be our last NASCAR weekend at Stonebridge Way...
We are hoping  to be settled back in Canada by the end of the year!!
My sewing days will be limited...still lots to do before we list.
Our NASCAR weekends started back in June 2004.
I know some of them have been counting down the 'sleeps'
till they arrive....I've heard Nicole, Jon and Kristen are!! 
I'm hoping the weather man cooperates!!

Have a wonderful week everyone!!!

I'm linking to
alyof2015

 June's goal setting party hosted by Shanna and Melissa