Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Rule Ten - reveal

I used 5" squares to make the 4 D9P. When I cut them apart, they made a nice row across the top. Those 9-patches definitely disappeared! I just realized that it didn't work as well as I thought. In reality, I only used 2 9-patches. I still have two 9-patches cut but left over. Oh well.....I DID try! LOL
All the rules sewn together.

Rule #10 Tease

I used Ricky Timm's one seam flying geese with a folded rectangle. Then I turned the edges and stitched them down.
I still can't post comments. I have tried signing in and out many times. I really like what everyone has done so far. I can't wait to see the finished gallery of pics.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

rule 10 teaser

This is for the "folded insert" technique.  The only stitching in the block is around the edges.  The fabrics are all folded and stacked then stitched in place around the edge of the block.   I will put more pictures later.
I am not done with #9 yet and almost done with 7 & 8.  I should have a picture posted of 7 & 8 soon.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Rule 9 completed (finally)

This is my completed rule 9. I think I got the rule right about the squares.

This is a close up of the 3-D flying geese technique and the rule. I used Ricky Timms' one seem flying geese for the technique.

This is what I have so far. I still need to do Rule 10. I am a little behind. It is getting harder to take a picture. Our project is getting quite large. I like the way it looks on my bed so far. I need to get a design wall so I can have a way to take large pictures.

Everyone is doing such a great job. I am sorry that I can't make comments. I am still having trouble leaving comments. It is so exciting to see all the creativity.

Pam in Texas

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Still in the land of the missing

Well I managed to get the top for my sample quilt finished while on vacation. Had hoped for more than that, but ended up picking up some freelance technical writing as well and ended up putting in a lot of work on that (Still working on it as a matter of fact). And since I've been home have been working hard on the commissioned sewing that i've got piled up here and finishing up the technical writing.

Do have an idea of what I want to do, just haven't had time to actually draw it up.....and then make it. Meanwhile I have to get the sample quilt I made from the block pattern that is being published onto the frame so I can get get it quilted and bound before the end of the month. Not to mention getting ready for grad school which starts again on Monday.

Have enjoyed looking at everyone else's work tho!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Autumn Country teaser Rule 10

This rule is SEW fun!!! Hardest part is trying to decide what to put where!

Monday, August 15, 2011

#10 Teaser

Here is my teaser. Doesn't tell you much. It's just the first step in both the rule and the technique. Another fun one! (Just a note, the blue flowers are my ironing board cover not part of the block.)

Still here...

....just super busy! Haven't picked my Scrappy Anything in a while due to a wonderful beachy vacation to Cape Cod, MA and school summer vacation with the kids. I am now potty training my 3 year old DS so that comsumes much of my free time, and time that I should be doing other things!

I am reading the blog, the rules and can't wait to get going again. Haven't really been sewing this summer and am super anxious to get back to it.

School begins soon for both kids and then we'll fall back into a goo routine again, and that will absolutely include some creative time for Mom.

Time to check on my little guy - happy sewing everyone!


Monday, August 8, 2011

Rule Release #10

RULE: Make four disappearing 9 patches 
What is a D9P?  Here are some links to help you:

joscountryjunction tutorial
amysorensen disappearing-nine-patch-tutorial
youtube tutorial

TECHNIQUE:  Use a folded insert technique.  See explanation at the very bottom of this post.

SIZE:  At this point our quilts should measure 43-1/2" wide and  49-1/2" tall.  Block # 10 should be 9" finished (9-1/2" unfinished) tall and fit the full width of the quilt (43-1/2" wide).  We will place it on the top or bottom of the quilt.   This should help in getting it rectangular shaped for the top of a bed.

When the block is finished post a picture of the block, then sew it to the top or bottom of your quilt and post a picture of the whole quilt.

DUE DATE:  We will have one month to complete this block.  You may begin posting teasers Aug 15, and the full release can be posted on Sept 1st.  The next rule will be released September 8. 

Deana's Folded Insert Technique Tutorial

Basically a folded insert is a technique where you fold the fabric and catch the raw unfolded edges in a seam.  The folded edge can then be curved back for great new look.  You can jazz up any traditional block that has a half square triangle in it with this technique.  Here is how.

I began by cutting squares - any size works.

Next I folded my "inserts" in half to form a pressed triangle.

Next I placed them on top of squares of the same size and sewed the block together catching the raw edges of the folded insert in the seams.

The next step is to curve back the folded part and hand or machine stitch it down.  (Mine are just pinned for demonstration).

This gives the half square triangle a nice curved look.
If you place two folded triangles over one square, you can create a beautiful oval opening like the one shown in the photo below.

Here are some pictures of other blocks that are made with this technique.  Note that they are simple traditional blocks with half square triangles in them.

There are many many other ways to use this technique that do not use half square tringles.  Someone could use a folded insert to make a beak or wing on a bird, a window on a house, the sky is the limit!!Some other ways to use this technique are demonstrated in the links below.

phillipsfiberart compass video


Cathedral Windows Tutorial

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Deana's Barn #8 tease

Yep, I am behind but working hard to catch up.  Here is a teaser sketch of my next barn:

Monday, August 1, 2011

Dorine's Rule #9

Hurray!! It's reveal day! As you probably all guessed, my theme for Rule 9 is chickens. I actually did a rooster, a hen, eggs, and baby chicks. Here is the complete block, but it had to be so small to fit it all in, that I did pictures of the individual sections as well.

Here is the hen. I put the ruler in so you could see the 3D parts. The legs are machine embroidered, and the body is needle turn applique. The comb is simply fabric folder over and gathered. I sewed it on first then appliqued the head over it.

I did the rooster in basically the same way except the tail feathers instead of a wing are 3D. The 3D parts are all self lined, and the under side of each is machine stitched to the background fabric so no raw edges are exposed.
This is my section where two smaller blocks are joined to the larger blocks. No 3D in this section.
And here is the whole quilt put together. I had great fun with this block. I'm really glad I chose this theme. It has been really fun finding ways to use it with the different rules and techniques.

Rule 9 Complete

Here we go with Rule #9
The windmill is my 3-D portion. The teaser shows it better than the whole block, because it is zoomed in better. The top of the windmill is a separate, small block, and the base is a larger block, so they fit together by adding to the sides of the top block.
This was really fun, and a challenge for me, as I have never done this type of 3-D before. I knew what I wanted to do, but doing it was harder than I thought it would be. I think the circle was what made it more difficult.
This is not what I had in mind when I started the block, but it took a life of it's own, and I like how it turned out.
As you look at the blocks all together, you can see that I added more to this rule when I put it together with the rest of the blocks. The pond just did not look right, so I added some rocks along the top, and took away the stark line.
If you can't zoom in enough to read it, the hexie has embroidered around it "Daughters of Dorinda Mystery 2011 The colors of Autumn in the Country.
I changed search engines and I think you can put comments in now.
Also, this weekend we are doing our "Sisters Get Together". Marie, Dorine, and I are getting together (and bringing our husbands too) and I am so excited. We try to do this every couple of years, and it is so much fun! We always try to do something we have not done before, and we intend to just see the beauties of Utah this time.