Thursday, August 21, 2014


Pin It Serenity is the name of my newest pattern, it is perfect for a Christmas table topper!
Serenity wall hanging at Freemotion by the River
I actually made this pattern FOUR times already, remember the peek I gave you of the first poinsettia I appliqued and was going to outline again with yellow.....well I didn't do that but...I made another wall hanging.
Seasons Greetings by Island Batik
I really like the way this poinsettia turned out.
Closeup of poinsettia flower at Freemotion by the River
Here are the beautiful fabrics from Island Batik called Seasons Greetings that I used in this wall hanging. 
Seasons Greeting by Island Batik
Take a look at side the gold stars on it and the other is a plain batik. It is like getting 2 fabrics at the same time! I was able to use the plain side for my flourishes and binding.
Seasons Greetings Metallic batiks
Here is the first one that I made using Espresso by Island Batik. I think this is the third project I have made using these beautiful fabrics.
Serenity in Espresso batiks at Freemotion by the River
I finally finished the pattern which includes full-size templates for the raw edge applique in 2 different sizes. You can find this pattern here.

 Tomorrow I'll show you the orange wall hanging.....believe it or isn't batiks! In the meantime check out the huge sale at Craftsy!

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

BOB Blog Hop

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Accuquilt BOB Block on Board Blog Hop
Welcome to my day on the BOB Blog Hop! If you regularly visit my blog you might think this is a blog hop about my husband......Builder Bob......wrong. AccuQuilt has designed several dies that will make a complete block and they are known as Block on Board.

 The die I chose to work with today is the GO! Log Cabin Die and here are a couple things I made. I have been making bath runners for years and I think everyone in my family has at least one.

I also put some of the log cabin blocks together and appliqued this cute lama in the center. I haven't decided if this will be a pillow or a small wall hanging so it isn't finished yet.
Log cabin die projects at Freemotion by the River
I wanted to show you the different cuts on the log cabin die. I actually lifted the batik fabric from every other cut so you could see it. If you would like to see a great post showing the cutting and piecing of the log cabin be sure and visit AccuQuilt blog.
AccuQuilt Log Cabin die
Are you wondering just how big this die is????
It is a biggie and you can learn more about it here -  GO! Log Cabin Die
I quilted a little feather design in the center of the bath runner. You can see that I just used 2 log cabin blocks. It measures 8 x 16 inches.
Batik Bath Runner at Freemotion by the River
Here you can see the back and the quilting.
I made 8 inch blocks but with the die you can make up to 12 inch blocks.
Batik Bath Runner at Freemotion by the River
I definitely think this will be a pillow.
Batik Log Cabin with a Lama in the center at Freemotion by the River
 I still had some blocks left so I added a couple more rows and will make a couple small table runners that will be 10 inches by 20 inches.
More blocks left for table runners
Be sure and click on the link below to get the FREE pattern for the batik log cabin quilt, I know I plan on making it! Grab it now as it will only be free until August 31st.

Scrappy Batik Log Cabin Quilt at AccuQuilt
Here is the line up of all the great blogs on the hop, be sure and visit each one to get some great ideas on using Blocks on a Board!

August 18th – Samplings from a Blue Ribbon GirlGO! Flowering Snowball
August 19th – Strip QuilterGO! Ohio Star
August 20th – Freemotion by the RiverGO! Log Cabin
August 21st – A Quilting LifeGO! Dresden Plates
August 22nd – Pleasant HomeGO! Blazing Star
August 23rd – Living Water QuilterGO! Hunter Star
August 24th – Ray’s Sew CraftyGO! Double Wedding Ring
August 25th – Blue Feather Quilt StudioGO! Rob Peter to Pay Paul
August 26th – One Stitch at a TimeGO! Double Wedding Ring
August 27th – BeaquilterGO! Log Cabin
August 28th – Sew Incredibly CrazyGO! Rob Peter to Pay Paul
August 29th – Sew Fresh QuiltsGO! Ohio Star
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Linky Tuesday

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Today is Linky Tuesday!
Wow I Like That showed us this little phone pouch and has a tutorial for it! Thanks so much for sharing and be sure and grab a featured button.

Today is also the second day of the BOB Blog Hop for AccuQuilt so be sure and visit Strip Quilter.

What kind of links can you add? Anything you would like to share.
  • Quilting, fabrics - work in progress or finishes
  • Scrap-booking - that is what I originally was doing when I started this blog
  • Recipes - I don't cook much but Builder Bob is also Chef Bob and loves to cook
  • Crafts of any kind - Counted cross-stitch, Primitives, etc.
  • Giveaways, DIY - Do it yourself projects
  • Tutorials and more
Join and have fun!
  • Please use the direct link to the specific post - not your main blog - need help? Click here if you need help.
  • Please take the time to visit other links, everyone loves new visitors and comments!
  • If you follow me, let me know and I'll follow you too
  • Grab my button or add a text link to your post or blog if you would like
If you would like to add a button to your blog you can copy the code which is below my buttons and add it as a gadget on the layout page of your blog. Here is a tutorial on how to do it.

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