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Blankies!

The blankies are here!!

I have been so excited to get this adorable new line up and rolling! Blankies by Bluprint are a cute, fun, funky, budget friendly line that is one of a kind and is sure to be loved by baby and mamma alike! I wanted to introduce a line that was cost effective yet just as cute as the rest of the quilts in the shop.

The blankies are actually still quilts, just smaller and from whole cloth. I have lovingly quilted and bound each and every one. And I made sure not to leave out a single detail! You’ll still find my signature pieced binding on all of the blankies. Sticking with my chic, urban, modern flair, these 30×30″ cuties are perfect for time in the stroller, carseat, tummy time, and any other activity for an infant!

Blankies are also the perfect baby shower gift and ready to be the next family heirloom!

You’ll find a print just as interesting on the back as you will on the front, making these blankies reversible. I’ll also be taking custom orders for blankies for multiples or if you don’t quite see the perfect one for your nursery!

Here are a few that are ready now!

Available here.
Available here.
Available here.
Available here.
Available here.
Available here.

These have been such a blast to make. It’s so nice to have a project that goes relatively quickly and smoothy once in a while. Chalk it up to instant gratification that you know we all like every now and then.

Blankies!

The blankies are here!!

I have been so excited to get this adorable new line up and rolling! Blankies by Bluprint are a cute, fun, funky, budget friendly line that is one of a kind and is sure to be loved by baby and mamma alike! I wanted to introduce a line that was cost effective yet just as cute as the rest of the quilts in the shop.

The blankies are actually still quilts, just smaller and from whole cloth. I have lovingly quilted and bound each and every one. And I made sure not to leave out a single detail! You’ll still find my signature pieced binding on all of the blankies. Sticking with my chic, urban, modern flair, these 30×30″ cuties are perfect for time in the stroller, carseat, tummy time, and any other activity for an infant!

Blankies are also the perfect baby shower gift and ready to be the next family heirloom!

You’ll find a print just as interesting on the back as you will on the front, making these blankies reversible. I’ll also be taking custom orders for blankies for multiples or if you don’t quite see the perfect one for your nursery!

Here are a few that are ready now!

Available here.
Available here.
Available here.
Available here.
Available here.
Available here.

These have been such a blast to make. It’s so nice to have a project that goes relatively quickly and smoothy once in a while. Chalk it up to instant gratification that you know we all like every now and then.

Wednesday WIP

Check it out!!!

I’ve been playing with these babies today! Cute huh? The nursery colors are purple, lavender, and navy. I have to say it was an interesting palate to hear and probably colors that I would not initially put together on my own, but once I started pulling fabrics I was getting really excited!

I love challenges like this! And helllooo, how adorable are the hedgies in there! I’m keeping it simple with a crazy nine patch/Stack n’ Wacky, you can find a tutorial here. As you can probably see, we didn’t end up adding a whole lot of navy in the group, but I think there is just enough. We also added the black squiggles and kei gray dots to keep with the fun and funky look! The sashing color has yet to be decided until the blocks are finished, possibly pulling a solid navy, gray, or lavender.

 I tired to keep those awesome hedge hogs fussy cut so the seam allowance didn’t eat them up, turned out pretty well. The blocks are coming together beautifully and of course I have about a bajillion other color ideas running through my head right now.

All of the blocks just might be together already 😉

I’m in love with these blocks and I can’t wait to see what sashing my client decides to go with! So check back, I know you can’t wait to find out either!

Wednesday WIP

Check it out!!!

I’ve been playing with these babies today! Cute huh? The nursery colors are purple, lavender, and navy. I have to say it was an interesting palate to hear and probably colors that I would not initially put together on my own, but once I started pulling fabrics I was getting really excited!

I love challenges like this! And helllooo, how adorable are the hedgies in there! I’m keeping it simple with a crazy nine patch/Stack n’ Wacky, you can find a tutorial here. As you can probably see, we didn’t end up adding a whole lot of navy in the group, but I think there is just enough. We also added the black squiggles and kei gray dots to keep with the fun and funky look! The sashing color has yet to be decided until the blocks are finished, possibly pulling a solid navy, gray, or lavender.

 I tired to keep those awesome hedge hogs fussy cut so the seam allowance didn’t eat them up, turned out pretty well. The blocks are coming together beautifully and of course I have about a bajillion other color ideas running through my head right now.

All of the blocks just might be together already 😉

I’m in love with these blocks and I can’t wait to see what sashing my client decides to go with! So check back, I know you can’t wait to find out either!

Tuesday Time!

Lots of quilty fun has been going on here! A few projects for the shop, some for myself, some for bees, and some for swaps! Now I don’t know how the weather is around the rest of the world, but it is absolutely gorgeous here! Gorgeous for playing out side and amazing natural light for sewing inside! I love days like these, where I can open the windows and enjoy the outside from indoors, while playing with some of my most precious fabrics!

Speaking of precious fabrics…Have you heard of My Precious QAL that Kelly of Kelbysews is hosting? I know you guys have amazing, favorite, gorgeous, PRECIOUS fabric you’re hoarding over there! So here’s the deal, STOP BEING A HOARDER, and use it 🙂

The fabric doesn’t have to necessarily be HTF or OOP, it just has to be awesome to you and not a current line. A big group of us are creating a pact to use our fabrics in a project, it doesn’t even have to be a quilt. Just use some or all of it! Come on! It will be fun!

Here’s what I’m using!

My Precious QAL
Yuuup! That’s Heather Ross Mendocino! And yes, I’m a hoarder. I figure especially since I am going to see Heather in a few weeks that it’s time to dive in.

 So I admit, I cut into these beauties, I guess about two years ago now and started on a quilt. Well only a row was accomplished. Now it’s time to finish, because I have still be afraid to use it, even after I started a row. Silly, I know.

And since I do live at the beach, I NEED an awesome, beachy quilt!
So now that you’ve seen what I’m going to be playing in, I know you want to join! It will be fun! Check it out here:
QAL
There will even be prizes from these talented folks (including me!):
 Keep checking the sites for details, cause they’re some gooooood prizes! I know you want/need them! All you have to do is join in on the QAL and you’re eligible to get in on the prizes! There will be at least one drawing per month. 

Now go! Run to your sewing space and dig around for the goods! We want to see them, and we want to see them made into a treasure! Hope to see you there 😉
 

Tuesday Time!

Lots of quilty fun has been going on here! A few projects for the shop, some for myself, some for bees, and some for swaps! Now I don’t know how the weather is around the rest of the world, but it is absolutely gorgeous here! Gorgeous for playing out side and amazing natural light for sewing inside! I love days like these, where I can open the windows and enjoy the outside from indoors, while playing with some of my most precious fabrics!

Speaking of precious fabrics…Have you heard of My Precious QAL that Kelly of Kelbysews is hosting? I know you guys have amazing, favorite, gorgeous, PRECIOUS fabric you’re hoarding over there! So here’s the deal, STOP BEING A HOARDER, and use it 🙂

The fabric doesn’t have to necessarily be HTF or OOP, it just has to be awesome to you and not a current line. A big group of us are creating a pact to use our fabrics in a project, it doesn’t even have to be a quilt. Just use some or all of it! Come on! It will be fun!

Here’s what I’m using!

My Precious QAL
Yuuup! That’s Heather Ross Mendocino! And yes, I’m a hoarder. I figure especially since I am going to see Heather in a few weeks that it’s time to dive in.

 So I admit, I cut into these beauties, I guess about two years ago now and started on a quilt. Well only a row was accomplished. Now it’s time to finish, because I have still be afraid to use it, even after I started a row. Silly, I know.

And since I do live at the beach, I NEED an awesome, beachy quilt!
So now that you’ve seen what I’m going to be playing in, I know you want to join! It will be fun! Check it out here:
QAL
There will even be prizes from these talented folks (including me!):
 Keep checking the sites for details, cause they’re some gooooood prizes! I know you want/need them! All you have to do is join in on the QAL and you’re eligible to get in on the prizes! There will be at least one drawing per month. 

Now go! Run to your sewing space and dig around for the goods! We want to see them, and we want to see them made into a treasure! Hope to see you there 😉
 

Stack n’ Wacky Tutorial

Here’s a fun and easy tutorial for the beginner to advance quilter a like. I always love coming back to this design because it changes every time! This tutorial will yield a 38×38″ quilt top, of course you can make it bigger or smaller to fit your needs.

The goods:
[9] different prints cut to 12.5″ squares

For sashing:
[6] 2×11″ strips of solid
[4] 2×35.5″ strips of solid
[2] 2×38″ strips of solid

1/4″ seam allowance
Finished size of 38×38″

So! Lets get started!

1. Grab your 9 different prints and cut them to 12.5″ squares

Stack n' Wacky
Then stack them all on top of each other as such:
Stack n' Wacky
**Note, although it might seem hard to cut through all  layers, it isn’t too bad and all 9 squares must be cut exactly the same.
2. Now to the fun part… grab your ruler and rotary cutter. Angle your ruler however you like and make the first two cuts like this (there is no right or wrong to this cutting):
Stack n' Wacky
3. Next make two more cuts in the opposite direction to equal a total of 4 cuts and 9 little, wonky stacks of fabrics.
Stack n' Wacky
4. This next step can get a little confusing. It helps a lot if you have a design board or somewhere you can set all the blocks out. In order to get one of each fabric you will need to grab from the piles as such: 1st pile grab the top print, 2nd pile the 2nd print, 3rd pile the third print…and so on until you have all nine pieces laid out. Like this:
Stack n' Wacky
For the next 8 blocks you will grab from the piles in the same order.
Once all of your blocks are laid out, you’re ready to sew!
5. I recommend first sewing the pieces in strips (left, middle, and right) as so:
Stack n' Wacky
Once those three “sections” are together, then connect them to each other.
 Stack n' Wacky
Continue sewing the last 8 blocks
Yeahhh I know…they look pretty crazy after the  pieces are sewn together. Next square up all 9 blocks to 11″
6. Whew! You’re almost there. Now you’re ready to start sashing!
First grab those [6] 2×11″ strips:
Stack n' Wacky
Lay your blocks out in groups of 3’s and two pieces of sashing. Sash between block 1 and 2, and then between block 2 and 3
Stack n' Wacky
You should end up with 3 rows of blocks sewn together, each should have a length of 35.5″. At this point grab the next [4] strips that measure 2×35.5. sew these between each row and on top and bottom, connecting all of the rows of blocks together.
Now you’re really getting close! Only two more strips and you’re finished! Take the last two strips measuring 2×38″ and sew them to the two naked sides and voila! You’re quilt top is complete!!
Questions, comments…feel free to shoot me a note! Enjoy!

Stack n’ Wacky Tutorial

Here’s a fun and easy tutorial for the beginner to advance quilter a like. I always love coming back to this design because it changes every time! This tutorial will yield a 38×38″ quilt top, of course you can make it bigger or smaller to fit your needs.

The goods:
[9] different prints cut to 12.5″ squares

For sashing:
[6] 2×11″ strips of solid
[4] 2×35.5″ strips of solid
[2] 2×38″ strips of solid

1/4″ seam allowance
Finished size of 38×38″

So! Lets get started!

1. Grab your 9 different prints and cut them to 12.5″ squares

Stack n' Wacky
Then stack them all on top of each other as such:
Stack n' Wacky
**Note, although it might seem hard to cut through all  layers, it isn’t too bad and all 9 squares must be cut exactly the same.
2. Now to the fun part… grab your ruler and rotary cutter. Angle your ruler however you like and make the first two cuts like this (there is no right or wrong to this cutting):
Stack n' Wacky
3. Next make two more cuts in the opposite direction to equal a total of 4 cuts and 9 little, wonky stacks of fabrics.
Stack n' Wacky
4. This next step can get a little confusing. It helps a lot if you have a design board or somewhere you can set all the blocks out. In order to get one of each fabric you will need to grab from the piles as such: 1st pile grab the top print, 2nd pile the 2nd print, 3rd pile the third print…and so on until you have all nine pieces laid out. Like this:
Stack n' Wacky
For the next 8 blocks you will grab from the piles in the same order.
Once all of your blocks are laid out, you’re ready to sew!
5. I recommend first sewing the pieces in strips (left, middle, and right) as so:
Stack n' Wacky
Once those three “sections” are together, then connect them to each other.
 Stack n' Wacky
Continue sewing the last 8 blocks
Yeahhh I know…they look pretty crazy after the  pieces are sewn together. Next square up all 9 blocks to 11″
6. Whew! You’re almost there. Now you’re ready to start sashing!
First grab those [6] 2×11″ strips:
Stack n' Wacky
Lay your blocks out in groups of 3’s and two pieces of sashing. Sash between block 1 and 2, and then between block 2 and 3
Stack n' Wacky
You should end up with 3 rows of blocks sewn together, each should have a length of 35.5″. At this point grab the next [4] strips that measure 2×35.5. sew these between each row and on top and bottom, connecting all of the rows of blocks together.
Now you’re really getting close! Only two more strips and you’re finished! Take the last two strips measuring 2×38″ and sew them to the two naked sides and voila! You’re quilt top is complete!!
Questions, comments…feel free to shoot me a note! Enjoy!

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