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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Hello from snowy Virginia!  I am currently on snow day #5 from school and LOVING every minute of it.  My boys have spent the last 2 nights at my Mom's house--she has better sledding hills in her neighborhood. ;) This is allowed me some much needed down time...

I have been busy this past week.  I have worked on a client project.  She sent me the fabric to cut out Bonnie Hunter's latest mystery quilt, Allietarre. These are her fabric choices.  She nailed it perfectly!


For more info on Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt, click here.

I have also been working on my bathroom remodel.  The drywall guys came yesterday and we hung the drywall.


I also took advantage of my kid-free time this morning to stop by my local flooring shop and pick out 3 flooring choices.  My husband and I will go back soon and make the final choice.  I hope to install that next month on my intercession break from school.

About 3 days into the snow storm my OCD and cabin fever collided.  I have had this 55 gallon container of fabric scraps for about 15 years. As I cut a project every little scrap gets thrown in. Please understand, I mean REALLY little pieces. Some are only big enough to cut a 1" finished HST triangle from it.  I have been wanting to sort them by color for quite a while...but who has time?  Well, Blizzard 2016 gave me the time I needed...

Here is what I started with...



And here is where I was going with this project...



and here is the final picture...

Somehow I think they multiplied, but at least I consider it more usable now...

As you can see, I have had a very productive time at home!  I would love a comment or two about how you have survived the Blizzard OR what you have been up to since the holidays!

Keep Quilting!
Rose




Wednesday, January 20, 2016

A Valentine pattern by Kari Schell

Wednesday, January 19, 2016

Hi Everyone!

I'm really trying to do a better job blogging--one of my goals for the year...

I had this pattern delivered to my inbox the other day and I just love it!  If you own a die cut machine, it is so simple to cut!




If you own an Accuquilt machine, you would need HST dies and a strip die for the large and small squares (Studio only).

If my math is correct, for 2" finished HST, you could use the Value die that came with your GO! cutter.

If you have the Studio machine, you would need dies for the HST, 2" squares and 4" squares. There are several on their website.

For more of Kari's patterns--visit her site here.  For the link to her store of AMAZING patterns visit here. I also highly recommend signing up for her newsletter.  Her patterns are very die cut friendly. I have several on my list to do this year. I also love watching her tutorials. Her voice is so calm...

Until next time...keep quilting!
Rose


Wednesday, January 6, 2016

I'm back!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Hi Everyone!  I'm back over at my blog on blogger because my old website has been redone and it does not have the capability to host my blog.  Unfortunately, I lost everything I had posted on the old blog. 

Have you visited my new website?  I haven't quite finished working out the kinks.  My old website was with Websites for Quilters who sold it to Like Sew.  I think once I get the broken links fixed I will be quite happy with it.  I also did not move my online store. Everything I do will be custom from now on...so email me! 

Rose@customquiltkits.com  (my other email--customquiltkits@yahoo.com still works, too!)

my website:

http://www.customquiltkits.com

I was really busy over my Christmas Break...I cut the kits for Ebony Love's (LoveBugStudios.com) newest Quilt Along--Little House on the Prairie. If you haven't signed up, you still have time~ it doesn't start until Sunday.  I think she also has a few pre-cut kits left and let me tell you...that is the way to go! Just sit down and sew!

This is wrestling season in the Hall household...so every Saturday I sit for WAY too long in a gym while my guys compete. To pass the time, I started a new project.  For my newest project I decided to challenge myself a little bit.  I like to crochet.  Please understand I only know the basics and have only made the occasional scarf or blanket.  I have never followed a pattern.  Here is a picture of what I found on Pinterest one day and decided this would be my latest project...


I finished the sleeves last night and hope to have the rest of it finished sometime this week.  I chose a deep burgundy for this project.  I'll post pics next week.

Keep quilting!
Rose