15 August 2018

Let's Bee Social #238

Welcome to the Let's Bee Social!

Today I am sharing some good news. It is finally happening again....


Rainbow Crocodiles 66" x 75"


Welcome BACK!

Back in the saddle that is....



It seems I have finally broken through the "quilt block" (something like a writer's block, but for quilter's it's called a quilt block) I was dealing with since we relocated. I was attempting to start from scratch with blank pages of good old graph paper. But there were no ideas forming and the lines on the paper could not come unless they were formed in my mind first. And my mind has been blanked out for a while now. So....



Rainbow Crocodiles 38" x 44"


I went back to what I had most recently had success with, the Giraffes in a Row, and analyzed what was it that made this pattern appealing. The rainbow. 

So I applied that rainbow theme to a couple of already designed patterns and came up with the Rainbow Crocodiles and Rainbow Lovebirds remakes.




Rainbow Love Birds 40" x 52"



Rainbow Love Birds 14" x 38"





This week you can find the Rainbow Crocodile pattern here in my shop listed for half price. No coupon code required!


This week you can also find the Rainbow Love Birds pattern here in my shop listed for half price. No coupon code required!














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8 August 2018

Let's Bee Social #237

Welcome to the Let's Bee Social!


You may be familiar with the phrase, "A day late and a dollar short". Well around here things in my life have been not so scheduled, to put it mildly. And I noticed that for the past two weeks the Let's Bee Social post has been a day early. That means I should also be two dollars ahead!!! Yay!!!

Today I want to thank you all for hanging in with me as I have transitioned from my old life to my new and improved one. It's taken time for me to feel right. And to feel creative again. I think creativity is born out of happiness. And then being creative causes a feeling of happiness. So it comes full circle. And I think I am finally back in the loop!

I have been amazed by and greatly appreciate both your emotional support through messages and emails and financial support through pattern and quilt purchases. Without you guys.... I never would have made it. For reals my quilty peeps. You make me wanna cry.



Today I am sharing this sweet little Giraffes in a Row quilt top made by Tina. She has an Etsy shop called 5LittleToes and makes personalized embroidered items for sale. Isn't this simply adorable?

















This week you can find the Giraffes in a Row pattern here in my shop.

AND if you use GIRAFFES as the coupon code, you get 50% off!


Giraffes in a Row - 57" square

Giraffes in a Row - 39" square

Giraffes in a Row - 39" square









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31 July 2018

Let's Bee Social #236

Welcome to the Let's Bee Social!


Here's a friendly email I received last week from Becky.



I’m going to be a grandma for the first time!  I showed my daughter and son-in-law some patterns and they loved this one. Now I’m working on one for my great nephew. It will have the taupe background and I’m going to add a border for a more suitable size for a 4 year old. Thanks for the unique patterns that you create.












This week you can find the Fox among the Birches pattern here in my shop.

AND if you use FOXBIRCHES as the coupon code, you get 50% off!











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27 July 2018

Pelican - a Free Quilt Block Tutorial



Today I am sharing this free Pelican quilt block tutorial. This is an 8 inch square quilt block when completed. The photo above also shows the block with a border and binding.


Background
E
(2) 1” square
L
(1) 1” x 5”
Z
(1) 1.5” x 4”
S
(1) 1.5” square
T
(2) 2.5” square
X
(1) 2.5” x 3”
Y
(1) 2.5” x 6”
V
(1) 3” square
W
(1) 4” square
White
B
(1) 0.75” x 1.75”
E
(4) 1” square
F
(1) 1.25” x 2”
R
(1) 1.5” x 3”
Z
(1) 1.5” x 4”
U
(2) 1.5” x 6.5”
P
(2) 2” square
N
(1) 3” x 4”
Orange
C
(1) 0.75” x 4”
G
(1) 2” x 4”
K
(1) 1.5” x 2.5”
Black
A
(1) 0.75” square
D
(1) 0.75” x 4”
M
(1) 3” x 4.5”




















STOP: Stitch, Trim, Open & Press. To perform the STOP method, align a square (A) or rectangle (C) on the corner of the unit (B) with right sides facing together. Draw a diagonal line and sew along this diagonal line. Trim a ¼” seam. Finger press the seam open and then press with a hot iron. Press all seams open to reduce bulk.






Step 1: Sew the Black (A) on the end of the White (B). Use the STOP method to add the Background (E) on the corner of the White (F) and the White (P). Sew the units together.






Step 2: Use the STOP method to add the White (E) to the Background (L) and Orange (K). Sew the Black (D) between the Orange (C) and (G). Use the STOP method to add the Background (T). Sew the units together.







Step 3: Use the STOP method to add the Background (Z) to the White (Z).








Step 4: Use the STOP method to add the White (N) to the Black (M) then to add the White (E) and (P) to make the WING. Use the STOP method to add the Background (S) to the White (U). Sew the White (R) to the front of the WING. Sew the White (U) on top. Use the STOP method to add the Background (W). Sew the bottom unit on and then use the STOP method to add the Background (V).







Step 5: Sew the last two units made together. Use the STOP Method to add the Background (T). Along with the Background (X) and (Y), sew the units together.





You can now find this free tutorial and MANY, many others here on my Tutorials Page!


Thank you so much!
Wishing you Happy Stitching!











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