Thursday, November 20, 2014

Flannel Leftovers

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Rag Squares out of flannel at Freemotion by the River
Last Sunday I showed you my finished quilt - Pretty in Pink that I used flannel on the back of. Well......I decided to use up the scraps right away. What I did was pull out my AccuQuilt Go Baby  and my 5 inch Rag Die and started cutting up those scraps.
Cutting 4 rag squares at a time with the AccuQuilt Go Baby
I only cut 2 layers of flannel at a time and all the cuts were good.
Cutting 4 rag squares at a time with the AccuQuilt Go Baby
You really get a buildup in the edges and after about 5 cuts I used my tweezers to pull out the pieces.
Rag square die from AccuQuilt shown at Freemotion by the River
This is going to be a long term UFO project as I really don't have flannel scraps but......I know there will be some "created" soon. What I decided to do was cut out the squares, add a 3 1/2 inch square of warm & natural batting in the center and then stitch around the outside edges and then diagonal lines to hold the batting. I have the directions that were on the die package somewhere and I'm sure this wasn't the way to make a quilt but......this works for me since I'm not going to put it together right away.
Flannel Rag Squares for a later project
 I have the Large Go Rag Square die and the Go Rag Circle die  (plus others) on my Wish List at AccuQuilt. There is one more day to enter AccuQuilt's WishList Giveaway have you entered?
AccuQuilt Rag Square die AccuQuilt Rag Circle  die

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014


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Spinners a beautiful batik quilt at Freemotion by the River
I finished up the quilting and binding on my quilt and yesterday I took it out by the river. Thankfully there wasn't much of a breeze so I was able to get some neat pictures. I am going to call the pattern Spinners.

Those telephone poles are actually used by my brother to pull his boat up on them. They work great for quilt photos too.
Ice and a Quilt along the Mississippi river at Freemotion by the River
Notice the rock on top of the quilt, I had to use that to keep it from falling on the ground. I also got a closeup so you could see the quilting.
Closeup of the quilting at Freemotion by the River
Here the quilt is lying on the ground overlooking the wall.
Spinners quilt lying on the ground by the river
It was neat to see the ice along the shore.
Ice along the shore of the Mississippi river
Quilt along the Mississippi river at Freemotion by the River
I first showed you the quilt top on Monday and there is also a giveaway for a bundle of the beautiful Heart's Content batiks that Fat Quarter Shop has sponsored.  Be sure to enter.
Spinners quilt on the wall at Freemotion by the River
Another closeup taken inside, the colors aren't as neat.
Closeup of the quilting at Freemotion by the River
I used my GO! Baby Fabric Cutter and the 3 inch Half Square Triangle die to cut all the pieces. I think this was the first die I ever bought and it is still my favorite.
AccuQuilt die for the blocks at Freemotion by the River
The blocks are very easy to make and here is one quarter of the block.
Part of the batik block for the Spinners quilt
The completed blocks finish at 12 inches and my quilt is 48 x 48. I was able to cut all my pieces out of the fat quarters and used the extras for the pinwheel blocks and then added strips around them.
steps for putting the Spinners block together at Freemotion by the River
I hope everyone is staying warm!

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Linky Tuesday

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Linky Tuesday at Freemotion by the River

Welcome to Linky Tuesday!
Heart's Content FQ Bundle
In case you missed it I have a giveaway going on and you can click here to enter it for a chance to win a fat quarter bundle of batiks. Now let's enjoy another week of sharing projects!

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