Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Instagram Giveaway!

To celebrate cooler days, leaves falling and so many inspiring photos on Instagram, I am giving away a Darlene Zimmerman's "Betty Dear- Roll Up" Jelly Roll.

To Enter:

  • Follow me @tillwequiltagain on Instagram
  • Like this photo on my feed
  • Tag some friends!

Winner will be announced Saturday!  

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Friday, September 25, 2015

Friend's On Friday-Brenda

Here is a few pics of Brenda's quilt that 
I quilted this summer.

Brenda wanted a metallic gold thread and a masculine quilted design.

I did a modern continuous 
connecting square design.
(sorry I do not have a close up)

Size-106 x 89
Batting-Warm & Natural

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Did You Know....?

If you were to cut up your stash, how much fabric would you need to make your own bundle?

Jelly Rolls- 2 1/2" strips, cut the WOF. Normally there are 40 strips equaling the need for approx. 2 3/4 + yards.

Charm Packs- 5" squares usually having 40 squares. Equaling the need for approx. 1 1/8 + yards. 

Layer Cake- 10" x 10" squares usually having 40 squares. Equaling the need for approx. 2 3/4 + yards.

Fat Rolls- 5" wide strips by the WOF. Usually having 40 strips equaling the need for approx. 5 1/2 + yards. 

Turnovers- 6" triangles usually having 40 triangles. Equaling the need for 1 yard.

Sweet Rolls- 1 1/2" strips by the WOF. Usually having 40 strips. Equaling the need for 1 3/4 yards. 

WOF-Width of fabric--selvage to selvage.
+-Meaning you might need slightly more.
All commercially bundles are sold from a coordinating fabric line.

You might be wondering why the need for these numbers? 
I am working on several projects that require either background or coordinating fabric in the same yardage as the bundle packs and I thought if I needed these numbers--you might too!

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Friday, September 18, 2015

Friends On Friday-Valencia

Here is a look at a quilt Valencia made and I quilted this summer!

 The backing!

I just loved how she used all her black and whites!

Size- 95 x 93 
Batting-Warm & Natural

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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Faux Fried Ice Cream & Target

What do these two things have to do with each other?
Except this was what my yesterday looked like.

Between appointments and errands--I stopped at Target and stumbled onto some 
 Quilty & Fibery looking things.

Check out these 3D Pinwheels!
What fun on some cards.

Love these chevron mailing envelopes.
Comes in 2 sizes.
Will be having a giveaway very soon so this might be in your mailbox shortly!

Scotch has a ruler masking tape!
Can think of many uses for this little gem.
And these little sticky note tabs will come in handy too!

When I got home I made Faux Fried Ice Cream. 
I have been using this recipe for years and it is always a hit.
Thought I would share!
Recipe Is Here

I have varied this recipe with many different flavors of ice creams. Also have stuffed chocolate taco shells with the cream and coated the edges with the coating. And I will admit it--I have also softened ice cream, added some cardamon and added small bits of local fudge,
It is amazing! 

These were made small for a up coming party.

Bon Appetite!

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Color Challenge And Ribbons!

At our guild meeting in May we tore a photo from a random magazine at a set time. Our challenge was to return in September with a quilt any size that was not any larger than 24' x 24' or sewn piece using the colors from the photo

Here is my photo!

Must say, these colors were OK 
but I was not a fan.

My personal challenge was not to add any purchased fabric.

Plus to try a new technique!

Since I was on a hexie kick, I was noticing this unusual technique on the web.
Where you glue your basted hexie's and quilt them in a very linear way.

Placement is VERY important!

The stitching is pretty self explanatory.
However not for me.
I did have to do some ripping!

What I learned:
Test iron-- silky poly material melts!
Pleather is not color fast ---it runs!
Stay alert when sewing those straight lines- 
I created my own unique grid at first! 

There were so many participants in the challenge so it was fun to see the 
very imaginative & creative pieces that came in.  

And to my surprise this little piece 
Placed 1st!

The first time I saw this technique was on Nicole's blog at Modern Hand Craft and then on Kelly's blog at Pink A Dot Quilts.
Check them out-both are very talented!

Don't you love the ribbons?

They are made by Denise over at 
It was such a clever idea to use the 
gross grain and zippers!

Till We Quilt Again,

Friday, September 11, 2015

Sometimes It Takes Awhile............. realize I do not have enough time to post in the summer.
As much a I tried --it wasn't happening for me.

But I was able to do some Instagram posts and take a few camera photos.
Here are a few from IG and my camera.

Rip-Out Party!

 Rip out luncheon with wonderful friends, food 
and Sangria-Yummy!

 Floated around on some hot summer days.

 Customer quilts...........

Youngest turned 21!

 Customer quilt..........

Worked on my challenge quilt.

 Customer quilt.....

 First CAMACO guild meeting for the fall!

 Choice these fabrics for a sample retreat quilt for October in Lancaster, PA.

 Customer quilt.......

Received another challenge for MQX.

Meet up with my long time friend 
(who is a quilt cheerleader) 
and her wonderful son.
What Fun!!!

Worked on one of my own!

Crabbed allot but was not able to keep many. 
Expensive Summer!

Starting another customer quilt!

There are several quilts not posted that I have done this summer.
I don't want to spoil any surprises!

Also I will be having a blog and 
Instagram Giveaway in a few days.
So keep your eyes open on incoming posts and Instagram!

Thank You to my blogging buddies that checked 
in on me over the summer.
You really are great friends!

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It is great to be back!

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