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Snow Dye Result & My QW Interiew!

Happy Thursday! This has to be the fastest week in history! 2 snow days can really  speed things along.

As promised, I did a snow dye yesterday. I piled up the snow on my fabric and loaded the top of the snow with pink, turquoise and yellow dyes. It looked like a giant snow cone!

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It took its time melting and at the end, I had this!

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It has the look of an oil painting. I didn’t love it at first and now I really do! My dye equipment is still in the bathroom so I might do one more today.

And….over on the QuiltWoman blog is an interview with yours truly! Here is the link…I hope you enjoy it!

http://resources.quiltwoman.com/blog/featured-designer-sandi-colwell-of-quilt-cabana-patterns/

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Fall Pattern Round Up!

Fall into fall with adorable quilt patterns from Quilt Cabana! It’s never too late for easily pieced and fused wall hangings!

They make great gifts and will help you step into autumn with style.

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Trick or Treat

Both of these mini quilts are from the Third Seasonal Trio pattern series that you can find on Craftsy or through QuiltWoman.

Bountiful

This cute mini quilt is part of the Fourth Seasonal Trio available on Craftsy or through QuiltWoman

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Happy Haunting is available on Craftsy.

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Three Jacks is available on Craftsy and Etsy.

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Boo-tacular is available through McCalls magazine for free as a free web bonus.

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And my book, Little Quilts For Big Occasions, has lots of patterns for year round enjoyment!
You can purchase it on Amazon or through Etsy.

Which project will you choose?

If you live locally to me and would like to learn how to make any of these projects in a private quilting lesson, please contact me through the blog or at sewsandi8@yahoo.com

Happy Fall Crafting!
Sandi

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Another Finish & A Start!

So, I had a finish this week! I got the quilt completely done for the music school raffle at the end of June!

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Now that this one is wrapped up I am going to work a little bit on the Lindsey Project art quilt and my niece’s t-shirt quilt all at the same time. After a crazy weekend of dance recitals followed by town meetings, bat removal from the house (more on that in the next podcast), physical therapy and getting passport applications processed, I was ready for some quilting fun today! So I started the Lindsey Project by taking the tracing I did of a photo and scanning it into the computer. I darkened the photo a bit in Photoshop so that the lines could be seen more clearly.

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Next I used Adobe Reader to print a poster that was 275% larger than my scan. At first I went with 200% and that wasn’t big enough as you can see. I felt like Lindsey’s face was a bit too small in the one on the left.

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I taped the printed pieces of paper together and laid the whole piece on the ironing board. I secured it with tape and then put a piece of muslin over that and also secured that with tape. I was able to see the lines of the picture well enough to trace over with a black marker. If I couldn’t have seen it, I would have taped it to a window (or you could use a light box). I used pencil for the facial features because I wasn’t ready to commit to that with marker yet.

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Next, I took the traced muslin piece over to the design wall and pulled out my fabric scrap bins. I recently organized my scraps into ROYGBIV order. We won’t discuss how many scraps I threw out that I now wish I kept. Insert sad face.

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I grabbed some Aileen’s Tacky Glue as suggested by Susan Carlson and in the fashion of her technique, I started lightly gluing small pieces of fabric scraps onto the muslin, staying within the lines. I got as far as completing Lindsey’s bathing suit and I love how it’s coming out so far. I definitely had a few moments of thinking this might not work out but once you step away from the design wall and put your glasses on!!!- it doesn’t look half bad.

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This has to be one of the most fun ways to assemble a quilt! I am looking forward to working on another section tomorrow…ok, maybe tonight!

I was pleased to see that my Happy Cupcakes table runner and patterns made it to Quilt Market with the lovely folks over at QuiltWoman! It is on the bottom left of the photo, hanging on the table.

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One day I’ll get to Market myself but for now, I’m just happy to be represented!

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New Pattern, Progress & Turkeys

My new Happy Cupcakes Table Runner pattern has been published this week and is available through QuiltWoman as a paper pattern or download!
I made this with cheery fabric from Holly Holderman but any cupcake novelty will be adorable. I can’t wait to use this at our next function!! It will be so cute on the table for a party. The novelty fabric could also be donuts or cookies or something other than food. It’s very versatile. The Diamond In A Square and Electric Fan blocks compliment each other and work well with bright fabrics!

Here it is!
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Click Here For Ordering Information

This week I spent some time on constructing a background for my art quilt of Amanda laying in the grass. I also got the pieces fused to the background and I did some stitching on the hair and face. I have a long way to go with this but I’m really excited about it. More on that in a later post. I took the photo standing at her head so the proper way to look at this quilt is the way it is shown here.

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I’ll be working on her t-shirt detail next.

And…this was the scene on the way to school yesterday…we had to slow down for a turkey crossing…too funny!!

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Have a wonderful Friday everyone!!!

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Happy Wednesday

Not too much quilting happening at the cabana today! I am getting ready to clean for the upcoming holiday parties and that is taking up all my fun time!

I wanted to pass along that there is free shipping over at QuiltWoman today.

We had a really fun progressive holiday party around the neighborhood over the weekend! There was a blanket of snow on the ground which only added to the feel of the holidays. The food was yummy and we couldn’t have asked for better company. Leah snapped this picture of Greg and I on our way out.

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I’m off to clean and do some last minute wrapping. How are your preparations coming for the holidays?

Sandi

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Fall/Winter Projects

Quilt Cabana Patterns has quite a few fall and winter patterns that are fast and easy! If you’re looking for a nice weekend project, check these out!

Let’s start with a free one…Bootacular is available free right now through McCall’s. Click Here.

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Three Jacks and Happy Haunting are available through Craftsy. Click Here.

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Winter Joy and Holly Table Runner are also available through the above Craftsy link.

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Coming Down The Chimney is available through QuiltWoman. Click Here.

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The Seasonal Trio’s are also available through the above QuiltWoman link.

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This one is more spring-y though…

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The Gingerbread Table Runner is available in the Etsy store. Click Here.

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Little Quilts For Big Occasions has several winter projects. The book is available on Amazon and the Etsy store.

 

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Whew! I think that is it for now….
Happy Quilting!!
Sandi

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A Finish, A Binding & A Bird

This week I finished up the Christmas Jelly Roll quilt!!!

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The backing fabric was from Joann’s and I think it was a good complement to the quilt.

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I also worked some more on my free motion quilting…these are the samples I have been working on for a few minutes twice a week.

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Today on Nancy Zieman’s blog, she has a tutorial for how she joins the binding on a quilt and this is exactly how I do it as well! Check it out, it’s so easy.

http://www.nancyzieman.com/blog/quilting-made-easy/how-to-sew-quilt-binding/

I found out this week that the Seasonal Trio and Coming Down The Chimney quilts and patterns will be going to quilt market with the QuiltWoman booth!! Yippee!!! So glad to be represented there although I wish I could be there myself. These are the ones that will be there…

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If you want to order any of these, please click here.

Recently we put up a humming bird feeder on the window and look how cute this little guy is…
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I’m off to work on a new pattern that I am hoping to use some of Holly Holderman’s Sweet Thing fabric on…her fabric is soooo cute.
Sandi

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The View, Christmas Pattern & A Cool Website

Happy Monday!!

We spent the weekend on Maidstone Lake in Vermont with our wonderful friends, the Milton’s. We have been fortunate to make this trip several times with them and we have had so much fun each time. We stay right on the lake at their family home and we generally don’t do much except have a good time – tubing, kayaking, swimming, eating, relaxing…ahhhhhhh. There is no internet or cell phone access so we truly are able to disconnect and enjoy the moment with everyone. Here is the view every day…

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While I was away, I received notification that my Coming Down The Chimney pattern is now available for sale on QuiltWoman. Click here for the pattern link. You might remember seeing this one in McCall’s Quilting last year. Every once in awhile they use a previously published pattern as a free web extra (such as my Bootacular pattern). I’m not sure if they will do that again as they don’t notify the designer when they do this. If you’re itching to make this pattern and don’t want to wait to find out if it’s offered on their site or not, you can go ahead and order your copy through QuiltWoman. It is there as a paper pattern and also a download. It has detailed instructions.

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Today I was on the Cozy Quilts website and if you like working with jelly roll strips, you should check out all their awesome patterns and books using them. Click Here

Have a happy day!!

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Double Slice Layer Cake & First Seasonal Trio

While I was at Keepsake Quilting, I picked up this Moda layer cake.
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My plan for this is to make it into a Double Slice Layer Cake quilt for the music school to raffle off next year. My mom recently made this beautiful one with a Riley Blake layer cake (that rhymes quite nicely). LOL.

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I love the way it came out. My mother found this tutorial from Missouri Quilt Company for instructions.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxC-0T5lXw4

I am going to be posting photos of the Seasonal Trio pattern projects over the next few posts. Today’s post will feature the First Seasonal Trio pattern.
These patterns are available now for sale through QuiltWoman. Click here to see the patterns and so much more on that website!! The Seasonal Trio patterns are available as paper patterns and digital downloads.

Here are the photos from First Seasonal Trio pattern.

Winter Pleasures
Winter Pleasures

Full Hearts
Full Hearts

Lucky
Lucky

Click Here for detailed photos of all of the Seasonal Trio projects.

Have a happy day!

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Slippers and Fourth Seasonal Trio

Leah and I purchased some new slippers while we were in NH. They are called Snoozies and they were $12.99. So far they are very comfortable although a bit too warm on the feet in the middle of a heatwave! I love how soft they are inside and how cute they are outside!!
Here are the ones Leah got (one day after her birthday)

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Here are mine…

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These remind me of Pam Kitty Love’s fabrics.

I am going to be posting photos of the Seasonal Trio pattern projects over the next few posts. They will be out of order because I started posting yesterday with the Third Seasonal Trio since it features a summer project. If you want to see the Third Seasonal Trio photos click here.
These patterns are available now for sale through QuiltWoman. Click here to see the patterns and so much more on that website!! The Seasonal Trio patterns are available as paper patterns and digital downloads.

Here are the photos from Fourth Seasonal Trio pattern

Bountiful
Bountiful

Penguin Christmas
Penguin Christmas

Party
Party

I can’t wait for the fall/winter season to display these! I currently have Party on display for all the July birthdays in the house!

Have a happy day!

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