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At the sew-in last weekend I knocked out one whole block. Go me! haha

 

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Here is the Alamo Star block from the Texas road trip QAL.

 

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The final quadrant is coming together. I can’t wait to see the whole state of Texas! ;)

 

What have you been working on?

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July To-Do

  • Plucky – Quilting in progress!
  • Sew Kitschy May, June, & July
  • Stash Bee July Done
  • Deep in the heart of Texas QAL Quadrant 4
  • Four-in-art – Contrasts 8/1 Done
  • College days blog hop post 7/24
  • Birthday Bash Swap – Renee Aug

Future projects 2014

  • Grouchy kitty
  • McCall’s M6560 *try a dress next time
  • Dress for ME Simplicity 1800
  • KF Shot cottons Diamonds
  • Studio Cherie travel duffle
  • M quilt with LV swap FQs & charms
  • Michele Patterns Messenger bag
  • Pearl bracelet charm beach bag or app quilt
  • Day in the park bag
  • Jean bag
  • Fabric flower belt
  • High low tank
  • Bike basket for my girl
  • Socialite dress
  • Julia top
  • Stripe quilt from charm swap
  • sew machine cover
  • skirting the issue skirt
  • Rainbow stardust
  • Busy hands bag
  • Lindsay tote bag * cut out the pieces
  • Fussy square quilt *need many many many more blocks
  • Nova nesting bowls
  • Christmas stocking for whole fam (4)
  • Gnome
  • Bird Blocks
  • Fix pink crochet blanket Grandma B made
  • Commissionaire Bag
  • QAYG herringbone quilt
  • Sweet nothings-Sugar Plum Kimno
  • Sweet nothings-Sleep tank
  • Sweet nothings-Sleep shorts
  • Liberty Love-Marcel Medallion Quilt
  • Liberty Love-Queen bee tote
  • Liberty Love-Lulu tunic
  • Playful PP-Little house in the woods
  • Playful PP-Kite tote
  • Playful PP-Umbrella
  • Modern app-Flame quilt
  • Modern app Circle applique
  • Modern app Trees applique
  • Victory – Ava
  • Kitschy Coo – Lady Skater
  • Dixie DIY – Summer Concert Tee
  • Sew Sweetness – Accordion Bag
  • Modern One block-Crisscross
  • Modern One block-Wiggling (rainbow)
  • Modern One block-Mellow
  • HR Prints – Summer nightgown
  • HR Prints – Stationary
  • Hello, Spring QDAD
  • Melon Burst – QDAD
  • OYW – wall pocket
  • OYW – Summer nightie
  • OYW – Grocery Tote
  • OYW – Mitered square blanket
  • Weekend sewing – drawstring travel bags
  • Weekend sewing – Pillow case *mermaid fabric
  • Weekend sewing – PJs
  • Weekend sewing – Summer blouse
  • Weekend sewing – Trapeze dress
  • Weekend sewing – Kimno dress and obi belt
  • Sew everything – cuddle up cardigan
  • Sew everything – Flouncy tank top
  • FBF – Organized wallet
  • FBF – Hanging book display
  • FBF – Bike panniers
  • FBF – last minute tunic
  • PPP1 Lady skater
  • PPP1 Concert tee
  • PPP1Dandelion dress/top
  • PP1 Victory Ava dress/top
  • PPP1 Accordian bag
  • PPP3 Bombshell swimsuit
  • PPP3 Jorna tank dress
  • PPP3 Staple dress
  • PPP3Poppy Tunic
  • PPP3 Water bottle tote
  • PPP3 Prefontaine shorts

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*Note: this was going to be my round 2 entry for Sewvior, but I didn’t make it*

 

I gave a sneaky peek of my new project on Instagram a while back.

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I had this shell-like design kickin’ around in my head. So, I went for it in pillow form. Har har. I know “chevron shell” sounds like I’m mixing up gas stations. It’s kinda funny to me anyway.

 

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Cut some strips of fabric. For these tutorial photos I used qty of 10 1.5″X WOF (width of fabric) strips. Sew them together and use a OmniArc 8-Inch-by-8-Inch Non-Slip Circle Cutter (*affiliate link)to cut out your wedges. This size wedge yields a 8.5″X8.5″ block.

 

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Make sure to cut even numbers of mirrored pairs of wedges. Just flip the ruler around as shown above.

 

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You’ll need the mirror cut wedges in order to create the chevron-like pattern on the shells.

 

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Now, you’ll need to cut out some background fabric squares. I like to cut mine a little larger than needed so I can trim to size. Less stress, people! :) I used 9″X9″ squares. Once again, you’ll use the OmniArc ruler to cut out a wedge. This time, we don’t want the wedge though.

 

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Now, you’ll want to pin the heck out of this sucker. You could also glue baste. I’m a newbie to glue basting so I’ll leave that tutorial to someone wiser. Pins work though!

 

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Here’s the front of the pillow I created using this technique but smaller blocks. I love concentric circle quilting…still! I thought it played really well with the shapes of the chevron shell blocks. I had some minty pom-poms on hand. I just couldn’t help myself.

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Metallic print on the back. Love.

 

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