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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25 July 2018

Let's Bee Social #235

Welcome to the Let's Bee Social!


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



Hi Lorna!!

So, I was up late last night, and wanted to finish this up - those silly paw prints take a bit of time!!  :)

I'm so happy how this turned out, I wanted to share it with you.

Initially I had another bear paw pattern (Brrrrr!), and unfortunately yours didn't have the same size blocks, so I had to convert everything.  I think it turned out wonderful!!  Yay Excel and me not having to do the math!!  😊

Anyway, this was sent off today to Missouri Quilt Co. for quilting, and I'm really excited to get it back.  I think I'm going to join the local guild just to put this in for judging!

Oh - and look at the corners - I figured out how to do a 45 paw print and used that instead of just a blank.  :)

Feel free to share with your blog!  And thanks so much for all your wonderful patterns!

Jill











This week you can find the MOD Bear Paw pattern here in my shop.

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





My MOD Bear Paw quilt 86" x 86"






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13 July 2018

Let's Bee Social #234

Welcome to the Let's Bee Social!


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



Hi Lorna, 

I wanted to make a special quilt for my daughter's 30th birthday.  I showed her some pictures of nice quilts - stars, pinwheels, 9 patches, etc. - but she found a picture of your Dog Gone Quilt online and she just had to have one! The only catch was that she wanted them to look like all the dogs in her life.  So began my journey of modifying your wonderful pattern. 

I chose to do the smaller squares and added frames and borders to make it the final 54 x 63 inches. I gathered lots of ideas from others who had posted their quilt on your blog and added my own ideas.  I ended up with 8 pieced dog faces, 14 pieced paw prints, 8 pieced bones (that I put the dog's names on), and one pieced heart. One of our dogs is named Lorna!!!! :D   For fun, I've enclosed a picture of the real dogs versus the quilted dogs so you can see the comparisons. 

I hope you enjoy my end result! Thank you so very much for this fantastic quilt-a-long and thanks to everyone for sharing ideas and inspiring me!









When I asked Tamera if it was okay to share her quilt and story with you all, she said, "Yes! Please share my story and pictures! Let me know if you want me to send more pictures of the individual dogs or components for you to look at. I had a lot of fun with this quilt and look forward to following your blog and doing more of your so-very clever and fun patterns! This is my favorite quilt I've ever done and my daughter LOVES it!!!!! ❤ My 25 year old son wants me to make him a pillow with his dog on it!  I will use the larger face pattern for that! I hope my story inspires others to have fun, go wild, and be daring with their sewing! Thanks again, Tamera






This week you can find the Dog Gone Cute pattern here in my shop.

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











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