Winnie the Pooh Quilt A Long Day 15

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Day 15.

Time to add the sashing and borders.

The measurements for these are on the last page of the instructions.

I sewed the shorter (BS) sashing strips between Pooh & Piglet and then between Tigger and Eeyore.  Next, the RS, and 2 SB strips were attached.  The final border strips were attached.

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Come back tomorrow and I’ll show you how I quilted this quilt.  And, there will be a Linky party … so you can show off your quilt!

One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting!  
Gail 

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Stitching Sunshine

A while ago, Carla from Creatin’ in the Sticks mentioned a Stitching Sunshine Blog Hop.
She said, “It’s time for some sunshine in many ways.”  I agreed and emailed her that I’d like to participate.  This Blog Hop starts today!
Here is my “Sunshine Quilt”
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This was a pattern from an OLD Quiltmaker magazine, March/April 2007.  The designer is Robin Applegarth.
A friend of mine (Diane) made 2 or 3 of these quilts and was working on them at a retreat YEARS ago.  I fell in love with the quilts and knew I needed to make one in the future.  This blog hop was the PERFECT time to make this quilt.
I changed the pattern a little … but I basically followed the directions.
STATS:
  • This quilt was made from a variety of Island Batik fabrics …
    • “Coconut” is the background fabric.
    • The yellow sun is “Butter”
    • the orange part of the sun is “Nasturtium basics.”
    • the squares were from a variety of different Island Batik fabric collections.
  • Several different Aurifil threads were used.
  • Hobbs 80/20 batting.
  • I used the 2½” strip die for the Accuquilt Go! cutter to cut most of the 2½” squares.

Blog Hop

Make sure you visit my fellow “Stitching Sunshine” Blog Hopper … I know you’ll see some beautiful sunshine quilts!
Thank you Carla for organizing the blog hop!
And Thank you to the following for providing materials to make this quilt.

One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting!  
Gail 

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Winnie the Pooh Quilt A Long Day 14

Winnie the Pooh Quilt A Long

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Day 14

Assemble the rest of the Eeyore block.

As you are sewing the EARS onto the sides of the face, there are 2 things to be aware of:

First: Sew them so the orientation is correct – not like this!

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Second … when you put the EARS next to the FACE, you will notice that it is ½” short.  This is OK.  Just line them up at the bottom … when you add the large white 6.5″ square to the top for the last  STOP step, that ½” difference will be cut off.  As you can see from the upside down ears, I added extra – but in the end, it was cut off … SEW, you don’t need to make the same mistake that I did!

And, here is the finished Eeyore block!  I love how his eyes are looking up and to the side!

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One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting!  
Gail 

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Winnie the Pooh Quilt A Long: Day 12

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Day 12.   I found Eeyore’s block took the longest to piece, so it’ll be broken into 3 days instead of 2 that we used for Winnie,

Following the directions:

  • Use the STOP method to make the MANE
  • Make the EYES
  • Sew the Pink EAR pieces (Ee) to the Blue EAR pieces (!)
  • Sew the MANE together (not shown in the picture below)

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One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting!  
Gail 

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Winnie the Pooh Quilt A Long Day 11

Winnie the Pooh Quilt A Long

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Cut Eeyore’s Fabric.

Two adjustments to the cutting:

  • On the blue there should be 2 pieces 2.5″ x 10.5″  (E)
  • you don’t need to cut (d) 2.5″ x 8.5″

When I cut the pieces for Eeyore’s blue, I cut 3 strips of width of fabric then they were subcut into the amounts given in the pattern.

  • 4.5″
  • 2.5″
  • 1.5″

One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting!  
Gail 

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Winnie the Pooh: Quilt A Long: Day 8

Winnie the Pooh Quilt A Long

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Day 8.

Before you start cutting: 

Look at the ORANGE  G instructions.  Does it tell you to cut (2) 3½” squares?   IMPORTANT: If it does say 3½” – you have the OLD version that is not correct.  Go and download the Tigger and Eeyore pages of the updated version.  HERE.   All you need is those 2 pages … the rest of the old version is fine.

If it says 2 (3″) … then carry on and …

Cut out Tigger’s pieces.

One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting!  
Gail 

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What else is happening? PHD mid June

3CC52214-17FE-4618-8F68-1434FB2725ADWinnie the Pooh Quilt Along

… appears to be moving along smoothly.   I haven’t had any requests as to “how do I do this?”  And that tells me that the instructions are understandable!  I didn’t have any trouble following them, so I’m hoping that everyone else is finding the same thing!

I want to keep my other posts separate from the Winnie posts, so that’s why you’re getting 2 posts today!

I have a finish

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This was my #22 of the 2020 Start … and it’s now finished … Yes, I know, the binding in the top left corner is not finished.  It’s where I will put the label when I know the baby’s details.  It’s quilted with stars and loops … I started out to do 5 point stars, but many of them are 6 point … oh well, who’s counting?

This quilt, although it took me several weeks to make (because I was doing a ton of other things) is actually a quick quilt to make.  The HST started out as 7″ squares.  Were sewn down ¼” from the centre on both sides and trimmed to 6½”.  They finish at 6″ in the quilt.

Quilt Stats:

  • This quilt is 48″ x 60″
  • Hobbs 80/20 batting
  • Glide “Sterling” for the quilting, Aurifil #2000 for the binding

Tidying and Cleaning

UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_3884I have a horrible habit of starting another project just as one project is finishing, or almost finished or is partly done.  And, consequently, NOTHING gets put away or tidied up.  Those of you that know me are nodding your heads and thinking “She is telling the truth!!  A recent conversation on my guild’s Facebook page talked about setting our phone alarms to remind us to clean up our sewing rooms.  I jokingly said that if I set my alarm to clean up, I’d likely ignore it and my room wouldn’t be tidied.   Well, the state of my sewing room and I had a clash this week.  It was SOOOOO bad, it was really bad … This picture is just a small corner of my sewing desk (2 containers – materials for the retreat bag, left-over backing, left-over border fabric, scraps … and who knows what else was hidden in there?  Anyhow,  I spent 2 hours tidying and vacuuming and dusting and putting fabric away.  What a difference it made … and I think I was able to work better afterwards!  SEW … you can see on my To Do list below, that I aim to work on my sewing room each week!

SEW … what do you do when Quilt Canada is cancelled? 

Quilt CanadaMy sister and 2 cousins were all planning to go to Quilt Canada together, which was scheduled for later this week.  We also decided it would be fun do a project together and decided on the Retreat Bag.  This is a free bag from Emmaline Bags.  We live in different communities in Canada and can’t be together.  (Ontario, Albera and B.C.) So, we will be making this bag together with a few Zoom meetings during the day!  (Doesn’t it sound like fun?)

Winner of Some of my Fabric

Way back in May, I offered some of the fabric that was left-over from the Island Batik Home Decor Blog Hop.  See HERE.  I used a random generator and Delaine of Onoway Alberta was chosen.  She quickly sent me her address and within a couple of weeks (yes, the post is s-l-o-w) she let me know that she had received the fabric!

Design Wall

Piecing:

I’m piecing binding for the Stitchin Sunshine quilt.  I will show you my quilt during the Blog Hop that starts on June 22.  (Just a week away!

Quilting: 

The Quilt for the Stitching Sunshine is sandwiched and about to be quilted.

Stash Report

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The quilt above used 4 yards (or more) … and I did go shopping for backing for a few quilts … I bought 10.5 yards of fabric … so that adds to the total.

  • Fabric Used this week      4  yards
  • Fabric Used this year:        181.5 yards
  • Fabric Bought this week:   10.5  yards
  • Fabric Added this year:      20
  • Net Fabric used                    161.5  yards

Stitchin’ Time

I am aiming for 30 minutes/day – at least!  I switched from 15 minutes / day to 30 minutes/day in April!

  • 15 minute days:  January – May:  151 / 152
  • 30 min days/  June:  14 / 14
  • Total days in 2020: 165/ 166
  • Percentage = 99% 

For more Stitchin’ Time, you can check out Kate’s blog: Life in Pieces

TO DO 

I’m linking up to Roseanne & Sue’s “TO DO” Tuesday. Their blog is “Home Sewn by Us.”

Last week’s list:

  1. Work on Winnie the Pooh  √   It’s not done, but it’s well on it’s way!
  2. Finish “Stitching Sunshine” project √   done
  3. Pick a UFO to work on … and work on it  NOT done

This week’s list:

  1.  Finish Winnie the Pooh 
  2. Finish  “Stitching Sunshine
  3. Prepare materials and make “Retreat” Bag.  
  4. Spend at least 30 minutes this week CLEANING/ TIDYING my sewing room.

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No new starts since last week.  #22 of Starts in 2020 is done!

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How are you doing with your PHD in 2020?

Here’s a Linky Party for you to join in and share your mid-June Progress 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting!  
Gail 

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Winnie the Pooh Quilt A Long Day 6

Winnie the Pooh Quilt A Long 

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Day 6.  Do all the “STOP” pieces for Piglet (see pattern directions).   Mark and sew Piglet’s triangles … remember to sew a thread width from the line – towards where you will cut.   Cut the triangles 1/4″ from the seam.  Remember to press all the seams open.

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One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting!  
Gail 

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Winnie the Pooh – Quilt A Long Day 5

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Today you’re going to cut the fabric for Piglet’s block.  This is such a cute block! (Well, they’re ALL cute!)

Helpful HINTS

 Cut the largest pieces first! 

Label each of your pieces … it will save you time later!

One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting!  
Gail 

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Winnie the Pooh Quilt A Long Day 4

Winnie the Pooh Quilt A Long

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Day 4.  Assemble the Winnie block.  Make sure that you play close attention to the orientation of the pieces.   I did press all of the seams open, EXCEPT for the one at the base of the mouth.    I pressed that seam down towards the chin.

Now … you should have your Winnie Block done!   Here’s mine!

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One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting!  
Gail 

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Winnie the Pooh: Quilt ALong Day 3

Winnie the Pooh Quilt ALong

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Day 3.  Do all the “STOP” pieces for Winnie (see pattern directions)  Mark and sew Winnie’s triangles …

Helpful Hints

  • remember to sew a thread width from the line – towards where you will cut. 
  • Before you cut … check to ensure the placement is in the correct direction!

Remember to press all the seams open.

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  • ears (dark yellow V plus background A)
  • ears (yellow H onto corner of ears that don’t have the background)  I forgot this when I took the picture.
  • sides of face (yellow L plus background H)
  • nose (red B plus yellow A)

The picture to the right is of all of the STOP pieces for Winnie … and obviously not in the exact correct final position … there’s lots of pieces missing!

One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting!  
Gail 

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Winnie The Pooh Quilt ALong – Day 2

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I am making the large quilt (46 x46″)

Cut the fabric for Winnie the Pooh. This took me approximately 35 minutes.  It may take you longer or you may be faster. It’s OK either way!

HINTS

 Cut the largest pieces first! 

Label each of your pieces … it will save you time later!

TO DO 

I’m linking up to Roseanne & Sue’s “TO DO” Tuesday. Their blog is “Home Sewn by Us.”

Last week’s list:

  1. Finish June’s Island Batik  project √   done  (see it HERE)
  2. Start Winnie the Pooh  √   done  – well it’s started (I need to keep ahead …)

This week’s list:

  1.  Work on Winnie the Pooh
  2. Finish “Stitching Sunshine” project
  3. Pick a UFO to work on … and work on it

Did you see?

My latest quilt for Island Batik.  This month’s theme was a “free” theme … and I had a ton of fun making and quilting this one!  You can see more details HERE.

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One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting!  
Gail 

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June 8 – Day 1 Winnie the Pooh Quilt-A-Long

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June 8: Day 1.   Pull your fabrics

  • The pattern gives you measurements for the background and binding
  • For Pooh – I had a 9″ piece, Width of fabric of the yellow.  This was enough, until I cut the largest piece in half … So now my Winnie has a line in his forehead. If you are afraid of making mistakes, make sure you have more than 1/3 of a yard of the yellow.
  • For Piglet – I had a fat quarter of the light pink, with lots left over.
  • I’ll give you approximate amounts for Tigger & Eeyore, once I’m to that stage.
  • For the rest of the fabrics, I just raided my scraps …

This Quilt Along is being broken into small steps.  I’m planning for approximately half an hour each day.  Some days it may be a bit less, others a bit more. But that is the plan.

That’s it for today … just pulling your fabrics.

Design Wall

Piecing:

I’m participating in a blog hop later this month (June 22 – 25) and I’ve started that project … which will be a secret until I share it on the Blog Hop.

There’s also a request for a few more masks – so I need to work on that …

Quilting:

I’ve sandwiched what was originally going to be a baby quilt – until I changed my mind and finished the elephant quilt (see HERE)… and hopefully the no-longer for the baby quilt will go under my needle SOON!

Stash Report

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I did finish the June Island Batik challenge – but I used all Island Batik fabrics – which I don’t count …

  • Fabric Used this week       0  yards
  • Fabric Used this year:        177.5 yards
  • Fabric Bought this week:   0  yards
  • Fabric Added this year:      9.5
  • Net Fabric used                    167  yards

Stitchin’ Time

I am aiming for 30 minutes/day – at least!  I switched from 15 minutes / day to 30 minutes/day in April!

  • 15 minute days:  January – May:  151 / 152
  • 30 min days/  June:  7 / 7
  • Total days in 2020: 158/ 159
  • Percentage = 99% 

For more Stitchin’ Time, you can check out Kate’s blog: Life in Pieces

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I revised my PHD in 2020 and added 6 more UFOs to the list.  So, I’m hoping that I’ll get them done!

 

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One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting!  
Gail 

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Free Theme: Island Batik – June

 

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This is the title for June’s Island Batik challenge.  We can make what we want … but of course we need to use fabulous Island Batik Fabric, Aurifil thread, Hobbs Batting and Schmetz Needles!  I didn’t use the Accuquilt Go! for this month’s project. However, the Accuquilt Go! would have been used if I wasn’t using a strip set!

In an earlier post, I teased you with the start of my project.  Doesn’t the black make those blues just POP?

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fullsizeoutput_c64The Island Batik fabric I used is a fantastic strip pack called Kismet!  Add a little Bubblegum pink (on the right), Island Batik’s Solid black and this is what I came up with:

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I started off following a video by Man Sewing with a variation of The Three Dudes Quilt.  I made the blocks as he instructs, then I went off on my own tangent, rearranging the blocks and adding sashing.   The Island Batik strip set was PERFECT for this pattern.  There are 2 each of the individual fabrics. Otherwise, you’d need to buy 2 strip sets.

The blocks were made by making strata strip sets, cutting them at 14″ and placing them right sides together … one horizontal and one vertical.  Sew around the outside and then cut the blocks diagonally.  Once the blocks were made, I didn’t care for the layout that Man Sewing did … SEW, I changed the arrangement until I was happy.

 

I forgot to take a picture before I sewed the blocks together … so the picture on the left is of the wrong sides of the blocks.

Here’s a couple of close-ups of the quilting.  I definitely think I was some-what influenced by the quilting I did with the Helen Godden Flower Power quilt-along.

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There wasn’t enough fabric for the back, so I put in a diagonal piece.  The purple fabric is “Geometric Arrow Plum” from the Santa Fe fabric collection and the pink is “Bubblegum”

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Here’s my process for the diagonal back …

I put the top on the design wall.  I cut the rich purple piece diagonally (no it’s not at a 45 … it’s the length of the quilt, plus about 8″ … and that piece was cut from corner to corner.  I placed it over the quilt top. Then I measured the distance between the 2 purple pieces and cut a strip of the Bubblegum fabric that width, plus 2″.  When I do diagonal backs, I don’t want the diagonal to end up in the corners … it’s too difficult to make it line up perfectly … But, I’ll say it’s to eliminate the bulk in the corners (grin!)  This method is pretty easy to do with Island Batik fabrics as it doesn’t stretch (much) on the bias.  If I was using regular quilt fabric, I’d place a thin strip of interfacing down the cut.

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Below is a picture of preparing to trim the pink once it was added to the diagonal.

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  • size: 60″ x 60″
  • Thread: Aurifil #4030 for the quilting … it’s a wine coloured thread.  It blended with some of the purple, but showed up on everything else.
  • Bobbins: 8!  yes, 8 bobbins … there’s a LOT of quilting in this one!
  • Binding: 2¼” of Geometric Arrow: Plum
  • Batting Hobbs Cotton Batting
  • Schmetz Needles: Chrome Microtex 80/12

A HUGE THANK YOU to Island Batik and the Industry partners for the wonderful fabric and products!

 

 

 

One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting!  
Gail 

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Coming Soon: Winnie the Pooh – Sew Along

3CC52214-17FE-4618-8F68-1434FB2725ADI assume that all of you planning to make this quilt have downloaded the pattern from Sew Fresh Quilts.  It’s free and you can access it HERE.

Please make sure that you adhere to the TERMS OF USE.

TERMS OF USE: The Winnie the Pooh and Friends quilt pattern are derivative art and are free for your personal and non-profit use ONLY. Patterns are not to be used for distribution, resale or manufacture. That means no selling the patterns themselves, PHOTOS, or physical projects made using these patterns (including but not limited to: commissions, custom work, no selling on Etsy, Ebay, craft shows, etc). By downloading and or printing these patterns, you agree to these terms. This pattern is NOT FOR SALE or RESALE!!!

 

This quilt is going to take approximately 2 ½  weeks to make the top.  Most days, the cutting or sewing will take about 30 minutes.

I will start this on Monday, June 8 … We’ll work on it 6 days a week … and should be finished by June 20th … 21- 25th if you want to quilt it right away.

No Finishes in June … Yet

I’m working on quilting  my June Island Batik project … and silly me … the quilting is fairly dense – so it’s taking me awhile!  Here’s a picture of 2 parts of the quilt and the fabric that I was given by Island Batik!  Kismet is a Fall 2019 release designed by Tammy Silvers of Tamarinis.  It should be available in stores now.  It’s a BEAUTIFUL collection of fabric!

A Few Finishes in May

I was Featured

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Jennifer of Wednesday Wait Loss Featured the elephant quilt above.

One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting!  
Gail 

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Monday update: June 1

“Big Brother’s” quilt is done!  I used the pattern from this video, and then to make it a bit bigger, I added 2½” wide sashing and cornerstones.  This is the very first time I’ve used a light binding … I like it, but I’m not sure how it will be for a toddler quilt!  Will have to wait and see.

Quilt Stats:

  • Size:  44″ x 58
  • Quilted with:  a light, light blue CanSew thread.  Stars and Swirls
  • Hobbs 80/20 batting

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