Thursday, December 4, 2014

Journey of a Quilter

Finally block 9 Journey of a Quilter!  Sorry for the delay,  I'm so behind��
Enjoy,
Nadine

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Block 8

Block 8 journey of a quilter 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Bee Hive Shop Hop

Its that time of year again!!!  The Fall Bee Hive Shop Hop is starting Wednesday October 8th thru Saturday October 11.   Call your friends and load up the car for 4 fun filled days with 17 of Utah's most amazing quilt shops!!!  For a map go to http://www.beehiveshophop.blogspot.com  Be sure and follow us on Instagram to see all of our pic's @nadinemgq
See ya there!!!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Journey of a quilter block 7

Where is the the little stitching fairy when I need her?  Here is block 7 Journey of a quilter.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Journey of a quilter


Sorry for the lack of posts!  I have been posting on FB and instagram and not on here so this is for those of you who don't do those.


Hope this helps!
Nadine

Fall Stuffed Pumpkin Tutorial

So many requests for this tutorial..., here it is again!  And again��
We shared this tutorial with you last year but had such a great response we decided to share it again!!  I hope you enjoy it and make lots of little funky pumpkins.
I made these 3 for the shop 

I know I promised this a while ago but I have had some issues with my camera.  Then the iPod broke at the shop and my camera/phone became the iPod.  So here it is!!  I  love how these turned out,  I bought a set of these pumpkins probably about 15 years ago,  needless to say the fabric was heinous and so I decided to re-create them.  You could make these ANY size you wanted but I did a small, medium and large.  I didn't use traditional fabrics but you could use anything you like.
Step one:  Cut 2 squares the same size.  Large 13" x 15". medium 9" x 11", and small 6" x 9".  I cut the stem in a 2" x 2 1/2"  and then made it stem shaped.
Then fold one of your squares right sides together in half and make a small dart ( this is a tuck in the fabric that starts wider and gets smaller, like a dart in a blouse.)  I started half inch in and went down 3 
inches.  Do this for both front and back of your pumpkin.
Mark it with a pencil and sew on your line.  Trim and press.  Do this for both sides of your pumpkin.
Dart markings

On the top of the pumpkin round off your corners.  Mark them with a pencil.
I just rounded the corners
Now for the stem, there are a couple of ways to do this, on one of my pumpkins I rolled a piece of fabric and glued it on to the top of the pumpkin.  On the others I chose my stem fabric and marked it in a stem shape roughly 2" x 2 1/2".   Sew a quarter inch around your markings, trim excess, and turn and lightly stuff.
My stem shape!
One of my stems
Now pin right sides of pumpkin together sandwiching in the stem at the top of the pumpkin.  Sew all the way around  making sure to catch the entire bottom of the stem in your seam. Leave an opening at the bottom of your pumpkin so that you can stuff it.
Pin stem in between front and back of pumpkin

Trim corners on the top corners only.
This next step will be tricky for some,  (I hope I do okay explaining it to you.)  You are now going to make the bottom of your pumpkin so it will stand up, if you have made purse before this step will be easy for you.  You take the bottom seam and match it to the side seam (like picture A.)  then sew across that and trim (photo B.)
bottom photo A


trim off the excess
This is what the bottom will look like
Turn your pumpkin right side out, stuff tightly with polyfill as tight as you like and whip stitch the bottom closed.

 Now comes the fun part!  Embellishing!!!   I love to embellish so I tend to go overboard.  You can embellish as little or as much as you like.  I tied several ribbons, and some fun trims we have at the shop and glued one of our fun buttons on it.  Have fun with this and I  promise you won't be able to make just one!!  Below are a few of my finished pumpkins!!  Enjoy!

this is my largest one
my smallest one
Have fun!!


Nadine

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Labor Day Sale



Labor Day Sale


*Fat Quarters buy 5 get the 6th free


*Wool Yardage 20% off


*punch needle patterns 40% off


*Select patterns $1.00


*select books and magazines $3.00


*2015 Calendars $17.99


*Select shop models on Sale


*Bee in my Bonnet patterns 30% off


*Select Yardage $4.00-$6.00


*Notions 10% off
Be sure and stop by for some fun!!!
Nadine & the girls