Quilt Group Show and Tell

We have our quilt group meeting tonight, and although I have shown these quilt projects off and on over the past couple of months, I wanted them all in one convenient place so I could remember what I needed to take to quilt group this evening.  These are the quilts I will be sharing with our local quilt group:

These two quilts above will be present to two very special youngsters who lost their homes in the fires in Bastrop, Texas this summer

“Bittersweet Churning” BOMquilts.com 2012 Block of the Month Quilt

And of course, I cannot forget the naughty sock monkeys!  OOOPS, that photo is NOT for prime time viewing <smirk>.

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    10 Minute Block Quilt

    For my December “Countdown to Christmas”, I posted 25 days of quilt tutorials that all looked like something new and fun to try, for beginning quilters especially.  If you look back on my December 1st post, you will see a video tutorial from Suzanne McNeill about one of her 10 minute quilt blocks that makes a very quick and easy and LARGE block!  I took to my sewing machine this past week and tried out her technique – and here is the result:

    I did applique the very center diamond where the center blocks come together, but otherwise I actually followed along with her and made this adorable little girl baby quilt!  Go ahead, give it a try!

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      Crooked Brook Embroidered Blocks Winner!

      Quilt Therapy and Crooked Brook® Congratulates JEAN, the Winner of the 8 custom embroidered farm animal blocks!  Yeah Jean!

      You will receive an email from Crooked Brook® about how to proceed to claim your prize.  I hope you have as much fun with yours as I’ve had with mine and will share photos with us so we can see what YOU make with the blocks you’ve won!

      Thanks to all who read and enjoyed this Crooked Brook® contest – feel free to check out what they have to offer!

       

      I was not paid for this contest.  I was offered free embroidered blocks to create some quilted memory with from Crooked Brook®.  All the fun stuff I did was purely my own creation and design.

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        Crooked Brook Custom Embroidered Blocks Giveaway

        Finally, take a look at the fun I had putting all of the Crooked Brook® blocks together into a lovely baby quilt that is gender neutral with just a little help from some white 2 1/2″ strips of fabric for the sashing and borders:

        To Win this Set of Eight (8) Custom Embroidered Blocks From Crooked Brook, please leave a comment with your email address.  Deadline is 5 pm CST on Thursday, February 9, 2012.

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          Crooked Brook Custom Embroidered Blocks Giveaway

          Now for a quick tutorial on making your wacky farm blocks:

          First, draw two lines vertically on the embroidered block on either side of the center embroidery; making sure the lines are straight but not necessarily perfectly perpendicular to the embroidered image:

          Second, using the cow block as a foundation, place your seam of your border fabric, right side facing the animal block with the edge lined up with the line you drew and sew into place.  Do not worry about cutting off the excess yet and do not worry about having a border piece be the exact size you need.  Just cut about 4″ to 5″ strips of your border fabric.  Then press your border fabric out toward the edges of the block:

          Third, draw two more wacky lines, this time horizontally above and below the embroidered center:

          Fourth, using the same technique in the second instructions, sew and press your border fabric to the top and bottom of your block:

          Finally, square up your blocks by cutting away the excess border fabrics and foundation embroidered block so they are all square (mine were 12 1/2″ square when finished).

          To Win this Set of Eight (8) Custom Embroidered Blocks From Crooked Brook, please leave a comment with your email address.  Deadline is 5 pm CST on Thursday, February 9, 2012.

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