Saturday, February 16, 2019

Perfect Treats Quilt Along: Popsicle Block

Today we're doing the Popsicle Block as part of the Figo-sponsored Perfect Treats Quilt Along. See previous posts by clicking the heading above. Share your progress on social media using #perfecttreatsquiltalong, #figofabrics and #keepingitfigo. Tag @quiltingmod and @figofabrics.


Remember the final quilt?


To the cutting table!

Background A:
(4) 20 1/2" x 1 1/2"
(4) 2 1/2" x 17 1/2"
(4) 20 1/2" x 2 1/2"
(24) 2 1/2" squares (Draw a diagonal line from one corner to the opposite corner.)
(3) 3 1/2" x 22"
(2) 2" x 22"

Single Pop Fabric D:
(12) 2 1/2" x 12 1/2"

Single Pop Stripe Fabric E:
(8) 1 1/2" x 12 1/2"

Twin Pop Fabric F:
(8) 5 1/2" x 12 1/2"

Stick Fabric G:
(3) 2 1/2" x 22"

Some assembly required...

All seam allowance are 1/4". Create 22" strip sets by sewing a 2" A to 2 1/2" G to 3 1/2" A to 2 1/2" G to 2" A as shown. Crosscut into (4) 5 1/2" sections to create double stick units.


Place 2 1/2" A squares in the top two corners of each 5 1/2" x 12 1/2" F rectangle with right sides together and the lines positioned as shown (except using the yellow fabric). Stitch on the line, or a hair toward the side of the line closest to the corner. Press A toward the corner, aligning with the corner of F. Trim the bottom two layers to a 1/4" seam allowance.


Sew the twin pop units together as shown. Attach the double stick unit.


In real life, it looks like this.


Create (4) 22" strip sets by sewing a 3 1/2" A to 2 1/2" G to 3 1/2" A as shown. Crosscut into (4) 5 1/2" sections to create single stick units.


Create (4) 12 1/2" single pop units by sewing 2 1/2" D to 1 1/2" E to 2 1/2" D to 1 1/2" E to 2 1/2" D as shown.

Place 2 1/2" A squares in the top two corners of each single pop unit with right sides together and the lines positioned as shown. Stitch on the line, or a hair toward the side of the line closest to the corner. Press A toward the corner, aligning with the corner of D. Trim the bottom two layers to a 1/4" seam allowance.

Sew a 2 1/2" x 17 1/2" A rectangle in between each pop block. Sew a 20 1/2" x 2 1/2" A rectangle to the top and a 20 1/2" x 1 1/2" A rectangle to the bottom of each unit.

 

That's it. More blocks to come!

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Friday, February 15, 2019

Olfa's 40th Anniversary

OLFA is celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the rotary cutter, which OLFA invented back in 1979. What's more, they even have a commemorative Ruby Red 40th Anniversary Rotary Cutter. I think it pairs nicely with the Limited Edition Ruby Stash 'n Store by It's So Emma. Then again, the Stash 'n Store has glitter, and I like shiny things. 😉


That's all well and good, but what are we going to do with these glorious notions once the photo shoot lights fade and the confetti has settled? OLFA has that covered with the Olfa Quilt Along. Make some blocks, or make them all. It's all for fun (and and a chance at some great random prizes when you share on social media using #OLFAquiltalong)!


The full quilt design (58 3/4" x 67 1/4") was revealed at Road to California this past January. Check out the introductory postThe Olfa Quilt Along will feature a new block each Monday, over the course of 40 weeks from February 4 to November 4. Keep up with the event on the OLFA blog Quilt Along Gallery Page and on Instagram and Facebook. On the Gallery Page, click on block names to open a downloadable PDF.  If you have any questions, post them in the block's social media string.
Instructions to complete the quilt will be released following the quilt along, but you can download the Part 1: Get Started instructions now. Participating designers and quilters include:

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Happy Valentine's & Deals

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! I hope it's treating you right. May all your flowers stay fresh and your chocolates be the good kinds. To show you the love, I've gathered a few deals to take advantage of on this momentous occasion.


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Starting today, through 2/19, Cricut is launching their Valentine's Day Flash Sale! This sale features Cricut EasyPress bundles starting at $209, the Rolling Craft Tote starting at $175, and up to 40% off new arrivals and materials. Get FREE Economy Shipping on orders $99+ to US and Canada. Use code LOVECRICUT.


The Wallaby II Cabinet is the Cabinet of the Month! Save $200 when you use coupon code: COM219 Feb 1 - 29.

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Friday, February 8, 2019

Perfect Treats Quilt Along: Ice Cream Cone Block

Welcome to the first block of the Perfect Treats Quilt Along sponsored by Figo, Northcott's modern division. The Perfect Treats Quilt features fabrics from the Perfect Day collection. Today I bring you a tutorial for the ice cream cone block.

If you missed the first post, check it out for fabric requirements. 


Let's get cutting!
For (4) Ice Cream Cone blocks, you will need:

Background A:
(4) 10 1/2" x 3 1/2"
(8) 4 1/2" x 2 1/2"
(8) 2 1/2" squares
(36) 1 1/2" squares (Draw a diagonal line on 32 from corner to corner.)
(2) 2 1/2" x 30"

Ice Cream Fabric B:
(4) 10 1/2" x 3 1/2"
(4) 6 1/2 x 2 1/2"
(4) 2 1/2" x 1 1/2"
(4) 1 1/2" squares

Cone Fabric C:
(4) 10 1/2" x 3 1/2"
(1) 6 1/2" x 30"

Let's build some cones!

Use 1½” A squares to add stitch and flip triangles to the top right and top left of a B 6½ x 2½” rectangle and all corners of a B 10½” x 3½” rectangle. Trim seam allowances to ¼”. 
Make 4.



Place a 1½” A square on a 1½” B square. Sew on the line and press. Cut seam allowance to ¼”. Sew HST unit to 1½” B square as shown. Make stitch and flip triangle (SFT) using a 1½” A square in top right corner of 2½” x 1½” B rectangle. Sew to previous unit. 


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Sew an A 4½” x 2½” rectangle to the right and left side of the cone tip. Sew 2½” A squares on the right and left sides of the middle section. Sew the three units together as shown. Make 4.

Sew a 2½” x 30” A  rectangle to the right and left sides of the C 6½” x 30” rectangle. Crosscut into (4) 7½” sections.


Presenting the pieces...


Assemble the cones as shown.


How about an assembly play by play in pictures?








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