Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Lonestar With Sashing

I recently decided to recreate a beloved quilt I saw online. I was having issues making it because there weren't instructions on how to add sashing to the typical lonestar pattern. 

So I did my best and ended up messing it all up. I was able to back track and figure out how to fix it. 

Here are some tips on how to add sashing. 

• Add your sashing during strip sewing 

• I couldn't figure out how to add the outer sashing. This is where my diamonds were getting all screwed up. So I removed it. It turned out amazing without outer sashing.

• I think that to correctly sew the outer sashing on the diamonds you'd actually need to cut the sashing in half so the total when sewn together equals your sashing width. 
• Make sure you figure in any seam allowances. Don't be afraid to play around with two diamond blocks to figure it out before sewing all 8 incorrectly. 😉
Check yourself before you wreck yourself. Haha! 

• I cut 14in triangles to create my diamond blocks. 

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Fresh Hot Tattoo

I added some new fresh sewing ink to my sleeve. Love it! 
Vintage sewing machine inspired piece done by Jason at Saints and Scholars tattoo in Bastrop Texas. 

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Mess Free Changeable Glitter Starbucks Cup

This is SO easy. Don't fall into the Modge Podge cup trap!

Glitter paper stock

Take the template shown in my other tutorial and trace onto the back of the card stock.
Cut the pattern out!
Place inside your cold cup and screws together!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Finding the blessings in your terrible day.

This weekend the Mr. and I had a lot to do! Today Mr. had scheduled a big motocross race. We got up early, 5 am ouch! We drove 30 minutes. He raced and I chased our kiddo around. He had 4 races for 2 classes so he was busy. We had all our gear and tools set up at our car.
In MX sports most attendees are trustworthy. Everyone watches out for everyone. There are thousands of dollars of equipment just sitting out on trailers and next to trucks. Mr. got his 1st and 2nd trophies (yay!) and headed to the car. Loaded up our gear and realized we had been robbed!
Our tool box and air tank had been stolen from the back of our trailer. A couple thousand dollars worth of tools are gone. At first I felt victimized and filled with anger, sorrow, and bitterness. Then I stopped crying. I trust my Holy Father. I know that bad things happen, for no reason and for reasons. So I prayed. I thanked him for all the blessings we have. Our car was unlocked and all our money was inside. Our cash envelopes, my purse, our phones with photos, all in the car. Thank God that none of that was touched! Photos are not replaceable.
No one lost their life. No one was physically injured. Maybe that person who stole from us will use those tools to repair something that could've seriously hurt someone. All is not lost. It hurts to feel violated but I'm not wearing a robe of bitterness and anger. No thanks!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Indie meets The Austin Quilt

Remember that vintage feeling quilt I made? The Austin Quilt and the pattern is plain spoken. Well I got a chance to do it again. Here is the Indie Collection by Pat Bravo.
Find it here

I really love this little gem. I made a mini quilt too. :) yay!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Strip to high heaven

I started this beauty nearly 5 months ago. I'd hate to admit it but I purchased the fabric 10 months ago! I saw lots of strip quilts floating around and thought "oh that's so quick and easy!" Easy? Yes. Quick? No.
There's something about piecing cool designs together that makes quilting fun. Running straight strip around another straight strip continually isn't as much fun. It's not a really time consuming task but its boring.
I kept sewing 2 sets of layers on and then I'd stop...for weeks! Finally I pushed through and finished it.
I'm going to go back to what I like. :)