#PuccaQAL

I’ve been working on another pixelated quilt pattern – and this one going to a special awesome friend!

Pucca QAL

I’ll be posting every Tuesday again and here’s the schedule:

  • 4.22.14 : Announcement
  • 4.29.14: Fabric requirements and fabric selection tidbits
  • 5.6.14: Block assemble tutorial
  • 5.13.14: Block 1-4
  • 5.20.14: Block 5-8
  • 5.27.14:Block 9-12
  • 6.3.14:Block 13-16
  • 6.10.14: Block 17-20
  • 6.17.14: Block 21-24
  • 6.24.14: Block 25-28
  • 7.1.14; Block 29-32
  • 7.8.14: Block 33-36
  • 7.15.14: Wrap up

If ya’ll want to work on your own ~ that’s cool with me, I’ll have the pattern available for download before 5.13.14.

Post your progress through these social media outlets:

FLICKR

INSTAGRAM #PUCCAQAL

Are you ready for a awesome QAL???? (another one?)

#vintagequiltrevival Wrap Up!!!

 

Vintage Quilt Revival Block Along

 

I’ve been working feverishly to finish the top and the back of the quilt and I’m really happy with it. I followed the general guidelines on finishing the top from the book:

Instead of solid corner stone blocks, I did 3.5 x 3.5 (unfinished) hour glasses using Mrs Red Pepper’s tutorial. I just made it a randon hour glass:

I sashed each block in RK Quilters Linen.

It’s at the longarm quilter and I can’t wait to see what she does with it:

Wrapping Up:

  • Week One - Tea Leaf Block pg 50 / Double Z pg 18
  • Week Two - PATTERN ERRATA!!! Classic Mosaic no.19 pg 76 / Diamond Panes pg 80
  • Week Three - Dove at the Window pg 126 /  Art Square pg 134
  • Week Four - Riveria pg 24 / Dakota Star pg 24
  • Week Five - Rolling Squares pg 30/ Red Cross pg 38
  • Week Six - Mayflower pg 44 / Crosspatch pg 56
  • Week Seven - Wheel of Fortune pg 86 / Tilted Star pg 92
  • Week Eight - PATTERN ERRATA!!! Double Windmill pg 118 / Cross and Crown pg 98
  • Week Nine - Mosaic no 8 pg 140 / Star and Pinwheel pg 62
  • Week Ten - Exploding Star pg 104 / Geometric Star pg 112

Flickr Page

Please post your pictures of blocks here and finish work.  We all love seeing everyone progress!!!

Instagram

If you’re just on instagram – please #vintagequiltrevival . The group is current over 600 pictures and growing!!!!

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Thanks again for following along. . . . I hope this was a challenge for you and kept you motivate to make a sampler quilt.  I want to thank the sponsors for all the wonderful bundles of fabric they’ve given out!!!  Way to keep us motivated!  Please link up your tops at the bottom!!!

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Week 10 #vintagequiltrevival Block Along

(cue the Final Countdown song) 

We are in the final week of the #vintagequiltrevival Block along!!!!

 


I’ve been working feverishly on finishing the top and the backing. I’m sending it to the quilter this week with another quilt.  Not a lot of link ups last week. . . are ya’ll okay?  Was it the lack of foundation paper piecing?  Don’t worry ~ we’re tackling that for the last week of the block along.  Also – there’s going to be a wrap up week too for everyone to post their quilt tops and hopefully y’all can see everyone’s tops.

I also redid the Dakota Star too. . . . I’ll update the blog post with my tips.

For the final week we’re working on two really great looking stars.

The first one is the Exploding Star on page 104 of the book. I know I’ve done a handful of blocks with blue and yellow but not one that’s just pink and blue. So I thought I’d make this one in those colors. I really should buy more of the center fabric, it’s by Bonnie & Camille Scrumptious Bias Stripe Cream.

The last block is the Geometric Star on page 112. Again, I choose blue and yellow. . . I don’t know what I have against pink. But I still love how this one turned out too!!!

The winner of last week’s prize is Mrs. Annacousin – she’s been doing her blocks in one of my favorite lines, Chicopee.

GIVEAWAY DETAILS!!!

Rules:

  1. Link up your block(s) (this means you have either blog about it or uploaded to the flickr group). Put your link below!
  2. You can only share once – if you’ve made both blocks, THAT’S GREAT!!!! If you have only made one block, that’s okay. The goal is to keep us motivate – this isn’t a race!
  3. A winner will be drawn on the Monday before Tuesday’s post.
  4. The winner will be rewarded with an awesome fabric bundle from the sponsor that week.
  5. The winner has a Pay It Forward prize as well!! That’s right, I want you to share the wealth if you win – meaning that you have a chance to give the book away to a friend or family member!!! Just get me the addy and I’ll ship them a book.
  6. No multiple winners – if you’ve won once then that’s that.

This week’s sponsors are: Me! That’s right. . . I’ll pull a bundle of fat quarters depending on what you need in your stash and mail it over. If you want something made like a pillow or a mini quilt I can do that too! It’s the last week. . . .I’ll see about prize pack for quilt tops and see what I can pull together for that too.

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12.5″ Origami Star Tutorial

If you don’t remember, back in 2013 I was apart of the Diary of A Quilter’s Virtual Quilting Bee and did a great tutorial on a 8.5″ Origami Star Tutorial. I did mention in that post I would be posting the math for a 12.5″ block (well never did!) So here’s the math for a 12.5 x 12.5 block:

12.5 Origami Star Block

Fabric Requirements:

  • (4) 2.00 x 6.5 inches strips in fabric choice 1 (Strip#1)
  • (4) 2.00 x 6.5 inches strips in fabric choice 2 (Strip#2)
  • (4) 3.50 x 6.5 inches strips in fabric choice 3 (Strip#3)
  • (12) 3.5 x 3.5 inches squares in background fabric (with a pencil or Pilot FriXion pen mark a diagonal line on each small square)

Block Construction steps:

*If you do “chain piecing” you should have this block done in less time it takes you to make dinner.  Chain piecing is sewing your units in an assembly line.

Step 1:  Sew strips together – you want the large strip in the middle.

  • Sew Strip#1 to Strip#3
  • Press seams open
  • Sew Strip#2 to the other side of Strip#3
  • When you’re all done you should have a block that measures 6.5 x 6.5 (square it up)

Step #1 Step 2: Sew background fabric to 6.5 x 6.5 block ***W A R N I N G***  Make sure if you’re chain piecing to have each block positioned the same so you don’t mess up on background fabric placement and have to unpick

  • Take (1) 3.5 x 3.5 background square block (right sides together) and line it with the top of your 6.5 x 6.5 square and sew on the line that you’ve marked.
  • Trim off the corner leaving a 1/4 inch seam allowance
  • Press the seam allowance open
  • Place another background square on the opposite side of the square and repeat the instructions above
  • Place the last background square on and repeat

Step #2 Step 3: Sewing the Units together

  • With a 1/4 seam allowance sew the corner units together.
  • Press seams open

Step #3
Origami Star Tutorial

 

 

Week 9 #vintagequiltrevival Block Along


 
Sunday, I finished all the blocks for the #vintagequiltrevival in my Flora Hues color scheme and I was so freakin’ exciting!!! I’ve started to work on the borders and hope to have the top and back done next week.  I’m going to send it to the quilter.

Flora Hues

Flora Hues

I need to start working on my Chicopee color scheme but that is going to go on the back burner because I’m working on an epic quilt and hope to do a quilt along with it.


If ya’ll are behind that’s okay, I’ve reopened all the link ups please feel free to link up.  Everyone works at their own pace and seriously, life gets in the way.

We’re on week 9 and we can see the light at the end of the tunnel.  I’m loving seeing all the blocks together!  Overall, I have a special place in my heart for sampler quilts.

The first block we’re working on is Mosaic No. 8 page 140.  This block was so stinkin’ easy (even though I did the corners of the block wrong d’oh!)!  It’s just half square triangles.  I choose three layers of colors for this block.


The second block we’re working on Star and Pinwheels page 62.  And I’m just being a little biased here but this is one of my favorite block.  I made it extra scrappy.  Again this block is plain piecing, which is a nice break from foundation paper piecing.

Last week’s winner is the lovely Mrs. Judy of Sleeping Dog Quilts. She’s using her stash which is great!!! Her blogs has great tips for the blocks too.

GIVEAWAY DETAILS!!!

Rules:

  1. Link up your block(s) (this means you have either blog about it or uploaded to the flickr group). Put your link below!
  2. You can only share once – if you’ve made both blocks, THAT’S GREAT!!!! If you have only made one block, that’s okay. The goal is to keep us motivate – this isn’t a race!
  3. A winner will be drawn on the Monday before Tuesday’s post.
  4. The winner will be rewarded with an awesome fabric bundle from the sponsor that week.
  5. The winner has a Pay It Forward prize as well!! That’s right, I want you to share the wealth if you win – meaning that you have a chance to give the book away to a friend or family member!!! Just get me the addy and I’ll ship them a book.
  6. No multiple winners – if you’ve won once then that’s that.

This week’s sponsors are:

The Knotted Thread: A lovely shop owned and operated by Mrs. Jenn.  She started her shop in 2012 and is always carrying the latest and greatest lines.  The Knotted Thread carries bundles of the whole lines and patterns.  Go visit her shop will ya?

 

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Week 8 #vintagequiltrevival Block Along

Here we are at week 8 . . . two more weeks and we’ll have 20 blocks.  I’ve been brain storming how I want to finish the top.  I thought about doing the same as the book – but then I want to think outside the box a little.  Have you guys thought of how you’re going to finish your quilt???

 

I’m going to reopen all the link ups on the past posts. . . so that folks keep linking up!  With that said, we’re on to week 8 of the #vintagequiltrevival !!! We’re tackling another partial seam this week but if you followed my tips from the last post – you should be fine!!!

The first block – Cross and Crown on page 98 is an easy foundation paper piecing pattern. Ya’ll should be pros at this now! I didn’t like the look of the block in general (no offense hopefully). If you take the block and do a whole quilt then yes, it’s a great block. But alone it just didn’t wow me . . . and if you haven’t already figured this out, a sampler quilt with scraps is hard to judge from just one block on how the whole quilt is going to look.

PATTERN ERRATA!!!!

Classic Double Windmill Block – Page 120
Cut from Cream Fabric (B4): 3-1/2″ x 5″ (Cut 2)
Cut from Cream Fabric (A5): 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (Cut 1)
Cut from Green Fabric (A4): 5″x 5″, cut in half on the diagonal (Cut 1)

Are you ready to tackle another partial seam?? The Double Windmill block is a great looking block. I did run into a bit of trouble finishing it so here’s some on my tips:

  • Cut a (2) 6.5 x 6.5 block instead of the (2) 5×5 blocks for the background fabric.  (I’m just giving you more fudge room for your block) 
  • Cut the 6.5 x 6.5 diagonally
  • Attach it to the block
  • Trim block to 12.5 x 12.5

 

Well the winner of last week’s prize pack is Mrs. Kathy! She’s doing all her blocks in Botanics.

GIVEAWAY DETAILS!!!

Rules:

  1. Link up your block(s) (this means you have either blog about it or uploaded to the flickr group). Put your link below!
  2. You can only share once – if you’ve made both blocks, THAT’S GREAT!!!! If you have only made one block, that’s okay. The goal is to keep us motivate – this isn’t a race!
  3. A winner will be drawn on the Monday before Tuesday’s post.
  4. The winner will be rewarded with an awesome fabric bundle from the sponsor that week.
  5. The winner has a Pay It Forward prize as well!! That’s right, I want you to share the wealth if you win – meaning that you have a chance to give the book away to a friend or family member!!! Just get me the addy and I’ll ship them a book.
  6. No multiple winners – if you’ve won once then that’s that.

This week’s sponsors are:

The Knotted Thread: A lovely shop owned and operated by Mrs. Jenn.  She started her shop in 2012 and is always carrying the latest and greatest lines.  The Knotted Thread carries bundles of the whole lines and patterns.  Go visit her shop will ya?

 

knottedthread

 

Interweave is a successful and growing enthusiast-media company based in Loveland, CO, with offices in New York, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania. Interweave delivers best-in-market content to enthusiasts when, where, and how they want.

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Week 7 – #vintagequiltrevival Block Along

You know – I had some serious doubts about keeping this thing going. But now that I’m looking at Week 7 and there’s only 3 more weeks to go. We’re going to do it!!! And I thought about all the folks that may be starting. . .don’t be ashamed that you’re not with the rest. Start now! Link what you have – no judging here!!!

I’m still behind in making my Chicopee blocks – I haven’t done past week 1. . . and I want to make 40 blocks. . . . oi!

This week we’re still doing foundation paper piecing – but lets throw you a twist called a, “Partial Seam!” Yeah we’re looking at the your Tilted Star!!!!

I loved the way the Wheel of Fortune Block tuned out! I tried to mirror the prints on the other side of the star. But framing in with the blue makes the block super cute.

The next block you tackle a partial seam!!!! Yes, and that jacked me up. . . I’m not a pro at partial seams at all. . . my block turned out a little wonky and not right so I had to unpick it. and sew it together. Here’s my pointers on partial seams:

After you’re done constructing the star points -

  • I would take the paper off. Usually, I leave the paper on and sew the whole thing together because the paper helps me stabilize it.
  • Watch the video below to help you better understand how a partial seams works:

Don’t hesitate! It’s a great block and I’d make more (if I had time)!!

Last week’s winner is the lovely Mrs. Sarah – she’s making all her blocks out of solids.  She’s using Modern Solids by Alissa Haight Carlton for In the Beginning.   There’s a couple folks that are doing an all solids sampler and I love how they look!!

 

GIVEAWAY DETAILS!!!

Rules:

  1. Link up your block(s) (this means you have either blog about it or uploaded to the flickr group). Put your link below!
  2. You can only share once – if you’ve made both blocks, THAT’S GREAT!!!! If you have only made one block, that’s okay. The goal is to keep us motivate – this isn’t a race!
  3. A winner will be drawn on the Monday before Tuesday’s post.
  4. The winner will be rewarded with an awesome fabric bundle from the sponsor that week.
  5. The winner has a Pay It Forward prize as well!! That’s right, I want you to share the wealth if you win – meaning that you have a chance to give the book away to a friend or family member!!! Just get me the addy and I’ll ship them a book.
  6. No multiple winners – if you’ve won once then that’s that.

This week’s sponsors are:

The Fat Quarter Shop was founded in 2003 by Kimberly Jolly. Kimberly began her shop as a side business while still working a corporate position, cutting, packing and shipping right out of her house during evenings and weekends. A great inspiration story of a entrepreneur making a successful business for herself

Fat Quarter ShopInterweave is a successful and growing enthusiast-media company based in Loveland, CO, with offices in New York, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania. Interweave delivers best-in-market content to enthusiasts when, where, and how they want.

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Japanese Charm Swap Round 2

Round 1 of the Sukie’s Japanese Charm swap went really well!  There’s a couple things that was lame so I’m tweaking the rules a little SO PLEASE READ!!!

If you haven’t been in a charm swap before – PLEASE READ over the rules!!!

If you have been in a charm swap before – PLEASE READ over the rules!!!!

  1. There will be only 56 slots available aka openings ~ (I’ve opened the swap early to the folks that were on the waiting list for last round.)
  2. You must be on Flickr (you don’t have to be super active, just have an account).
  3. Join the Flickr Group – it’s there that you can post your fabric selection and ensure that we won’t have doubles.
  4. Quilt shop quality fabric only.  Now I’ve arranged a great shop for you to buy at with a great discount (more info below!)
  5. Purchase 1 yard of Japanese fabric and cut them into (56) charms.  Oh Fransson! has a great tutorial here. Please try to avoid large prints.  When in doubt post to the group for confirmation.
  6. You will send 56 charms – addy will be provided in a confirmation email.
  7. Postage is $6.00 for US and $20.00 for international (this could change depending on location)
  8. US Swappers must ship by

    3.19.14

Don’t worry about shopping around – you should hit up Bunny Designs on Etsy.  She’s got a great selection of Japanese fabric and is also providing a 20% off discount code for shoppers.  Please use code: SUKIEDONTYAKNOW expires 3.5.14 at midnight.

 

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Ang will ship your fabric to my house – she and the crew will even cut it into charms for you.  If you are ordering more – PLEASE separate it into 2 orders and put in the notes that Sukie’s Japanese Charm swap for the yard that needs to ship to my addy.

Bunny Designs is also giving folks an awesome coupon code for a future purchases that I’ll be including in each swap envelope.

****The discount will not apply to “CLEARANCE” fabric**** You can purchase it for yourself but not for the swap.*****

You still have to paypal me the postage.

To sign up – please click on the live form below:

{SWAP CLOSED!!!}

 

Week 6 – #vintagequiltrevival Block Along

So I’m looking at the folks who are linking up and I think that last week was the most linked!!! Wo0T! W0oT!!! I’m hoping ya’ll are mastering foundation paper piecing. I’m planning to do another How to: Youtube video on how I foundation paper piece soon.

I finally started to cut out Week 1 in my beloved Chicopee fabrics.  I was thinking of making double the blocks and at the end I would have 40 blocks. . . then I thought I should just make a queen for my bed. . . but I would need 72 blocks.  Holy freak!!! That’s a lot of blocks right but then it would be one epic sampler quilt.  The plan is to make 40 and then make great sashing blocks.

 


We’re on week 6 of the #vintagequiltrevival  ~ woohoo!!! This week we’re tackling the Mayflower and the Crosspatch block. Both blocks are foundation paper pieced.

The Mayflower is probably the easiest to put together. seriously!

The Crosspatch block was a little more complicated but not really just more pieces to sew.

The winner of super awesome fabric bundle from Bunny Designs is Mrs. Sarah with her purple Red Cross block. She’s doing all her blocks in a different shades of Purples – with a warm background. “Cool on the top and warm on the bottom.”

GIVEAWAY DETAILS!!!

Rules:

  1. Link up your block(s)  (this means you have either blog about it or uploaded to the flickr group).  Put your link below!
  2. You can only share once – if you’ve made both blocks, THAT’S GREAT!!!!  If you have only made one block, that’s okay.  The goal is to keep us motivate  - this isn’t a race!
  3. A winner will be drawn on the Monday before Tuesday’s post.
  4. The winner will be rewarded with an awesome fabric bundle from the sponsor that week.
  5. The winner has a Pay It Forward prize as well!!  That’s right, I want you to share the wealth if you win – meaning that you have a chance to give the book away to a friend or family member!!! Just get me the addy and I’ll ship them a book.
  6. No multiple winners – if you’ve won once then that’s that.

This week’s sponsors are:

The Fat Quarter Shop was founded in 2003 by Kimberly Jolly.  Kimberly began her shop as a side business while still working a corporate position, cutting, packing and shipping right out of her house during evenings and weekends.   A great inspiration story of a entrepreneur making a successful business for herself

Fat Quarter ShopInterweave is a successful and growing enthusiast-media company based in Loveland, CO, with offices in New York, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania.   Interweave delivers best-in-market content to enthusiasts when, where, and how they want.

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Origami Star – How to!

OMG! So this is my 1st How to: YouTube video so hopefully you’ll go easy on me!

Back in Jr. High – my friends and I would fold hundreds of these stars! Then we’d put them in a jar and it was this cute craft right? So other folks listed wrote their wishes or dreams on the paper.

If you’re looking for already cut paper with cute kawaii characters ck Etsy out.  I might get back into folding these little suckers!

 

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