Showing posts with label hearts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label hearts. Show all posts

Friday, February 9, 2024

Scrappy Heart Crush Quilt

Scrappy Heart Crush Quilt

February holds Valentine's Day, is heart health month, and the anniversary of some good, and not-so-good things in my life. For the past 3 weeks I've gotten one bug after the next with the last one knocking me for a real loop. Low energy had me looking for a mini project while I put Lorelei on hold. The scraps were calling out so I dug into my reds coming up with a neat little heart block. The beauty of it was how fast I could sew it. In under 10 minutes I had a 10.5" block to trim! in no time at all, February was looking up, and these blocks were ready for a quilt.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Craftsy Sweetens Up My Quilting Life! Blog Hop Day 5

Uppsala Stars: A "Sew You Learn" Teaching Pattern

Uppsala Stars

A "Sew You Learn" Teaching 
Pattern on Craftsy

Happy Valentine's Day from someone with a little crush on hearts! Quilters seem to embrace the heart motif in their work, and I'm no different. I have some heart projects to share along with new bloggers posting about their own crushes with Craftsy. 

Yes, I'm still down with the flu, and the good man has been doing everything he can to help out. A true Valentine is someone who shows their love even when you haven't gotten out of your pajamas in a few days. 

Did You Know This About Craftsy Classes?

You control the video speed.

I've been spending some of my couch time watching Craftsy classes. I shared with Sandra that I really liked the ability of speeding the class up if I needed to. What? Where? At the bottom of the video screen is the play button, to the right it says '30 sec repeat', and to the right of that 'normal speed'. You have the option of going 0.25x, 0.5x, normal, 1.5x, and 2.5x. This is a huge benefit for me if I just want to speed back through, and hear it all one more time. 

Classes are closed captioned.

Lara at Buzzinbumble had this to offer, too:

"I love Craftsy classes too! I especially love how perfectly they are closed captioned. Lots of websites have videos that say they are closed captioned, but turn out to be terribly done and you just can't follow along. But Craftsy is excellent! You can even click right on the sentence you want to go back to and the video will sync right to that point. It never blocks any of the video either... like I said, it's perfect! 

Featured classses are 50% off for one week after each blog review.

Today's bloggers: Preeti at Sew Preeti Quilts will tell you how to enhance your stash at Craftsy without breaking the bank by buying a Kaffe Fassett 6" strip! And, she's got a terrific quilt she designed with that strip.

Beth at Cooking Up Quilts learned that appliqué can be done in many ways.  Read her review of Amanda Murphy's "20 Fresh Appliqué Techniques."  Save major bucks with a 50% discount on this class through Beth's website!

Please don't miss visiting Sandra either at mmm! quilts, as today's post is about S.E.X. and Education, and a Sunday Stretch. (Stash Enhancing eXperience--seriously a real term at Quiltbug.)

The Giveaway entry to Craftsy can be found both here and on each post throughout the hop. One entry per person. Enter until Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 11:59 pm MST, and all winners will be announced Feb. 22 .


Check back daily at mmm! quilts or here at Pink Doxies for the updated daily link to each day's featured posts, and take advantage of surprise giveaways by the daily bloggers, too! 

Check out these posts for some fun mini projects adapted from a Jen Kingwell pattern, and see you all tomorrow.

Memorial Day 2015

Modern Heart Zip Bag

Come on, Doxie girls.
Let's go sew.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Christmas In My Heart Day #1 & Giveaway

Christmas Is In My Heart Blog Hop

The week long hop for Christmas In My Heart starts now!

Fat Quarter Shop

Yes, it's only November, but all you stitching folks know that projects have to be started early if we want to have them done in time for the holidays. I hope you'll find lots of good ideas here to inspire you to give gifts of a Maker. There is nothing so treasured as that of a gift stitched with good wishes, and the Fat Quarter Shop is helping you out with a giveaway each day.

*Keep reading to find how to enter the Giveaway!*

Friday, May 22, 2015

Memorial Day and Pet Project Show #21

Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for the 
men and women who have died in service. It is 
a day to pause, and remember freedom is not 
free. My heart goes out to all who are 
remembering family and friends today.

 This wall hanging was made from the same 
pattern I've been using from Jen Kingwell's
book, Quilt Lovely. I'm sure I've seen a heart
modified this way before, but not where.

The piecing is fairly tedious when the strips
are cut only 1" wide. Not all my strips 
were spot on so I made sure to square up
all the blocks before joining them.

I made sure to match the lowest horizontal
strip on the upper quadrants. At least it
gives the 'illusion' that it matches even if
the rest of the strips are a little off.

I had a batting scrap to use, and made my
backing twice as large so I had something to 
hold on to. There's nothing harder than trying
to FMQ an itty bitty piece. I started to FMQ in
the white area, and it didn't look right. I 
ripped out about 12" of stitching. Then I
started over, and just outlined the hearts
with Aurifil 50#. It was enough as the
blocks were already busy enough.

I attached my binding to the back, and 
then realized I hadn't trimmed the edges
quite enough. Would you believe that when 
I trimmed the edge I cut the corner off 
my binding? 

It doesn't pay to hurry, and, Yes, you 
can section binding, but it's not fun!

This binding warranted hand sewing, and 
I looked forward to a little t.v. time with
my daughter. One episode of "The Gilmore
Girls," and I was done.

I thought you would like to see the fabrics
close up. I think it's so interesting how blocks
look close up while we're picking out fabrics
and sewing vs. the whole finished effect.

Woohoo, Doxie Girls!
It's Saturday, and time for the weekly 

Pink Doxies 

Pet Project Show. 

Pet Project Show

Add your link here every Saturday. 


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No worries! It's EASY.

1. Use the blue 'Add Your Link' button (below)
to upload a picture of something you've created 
in the past week. Any kind of handiwork--
share it now! It can be a work in progress, 
finally finished, or even your fab new fabric. 
Whatever it is that inspired you to create this 
week, we'd like to see it here. 

2. Please link to a specific post, and not just your
blog address. It makes it easy for anyone following 
your link to find the project.

3. Provide a backlink to Pink Doxies with a link in
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