Tattered Garden



May all your ups and downs be with a needle and thread!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Accuquilt 4x4 Diamond New Idea


I just realized you can make these great blocks from the Accuquilt 4x4 Diamond die. 
Now all I need is more time to make enough of them for a quilt.

We have A winner

Thanks so much everyone for taking the time to vote for Jenifer.  She has move on to the next step which I am happy to say does not involve voting.

The winner of this Giveaway is Catskill Quilter.

This is the first time I have tried to use this Number Generator and I don't know why the number keeps changing to 100 because I entered the number 52.
Happy Stitching,
Nancy


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Thursday, April 21, 2011

It's A Giveaway!

The owner of Lily'nWren, Jenifer, my daughter is trying to win her dream job so she can work from home and won't have to leave my Granddaughter.
So, I am having this giveaway to try and help her get votes.


She needs more votes to be in the top 20 in order to move on to the next step.


 If you Go here and click on VOTE-----Then leave a comment on my blog saying you voted
You will be entered for a chance to win These great patterns and fabric.


You can vote from each computer, phone, etc that you use and each vote will be an additional entry into this giveaway, just leave a comment every time you vote!
A winner will be randomly drawn from the comments....If you post as Anonymous, please leave your email address in case you  are the winner.
Voting will now close on Monday April 25 at 11:59:59 PST

 and the winners will be posted here Tuesday.
Happy Stitching,
Nancy

Friday, April 15, 2011

Beyond the Cherry Trees Block 12, 14 & 17

I had been putting off doing block 12 because of the little fingers not much of a seam to turn under and I am still not convinced the seams will hold.
I enjoyed stitching Block 14 it was a little easier to do.

















Block 17 was very quick to stitch....... Sometime you need something easy to relax again.
 I believe the ladies that designed this quilt all those many years ago must have been very accomplished at  appliqué.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Accuquilt Triangles in a Square and Half Square Triangles

My third quilt in the die challenge is made from the Accuquilt Triangle in a Square and Half Square Triangles dies.


First I cut all the pieces for the triangle in a square block.  I ran into some difficulty with this block not coming out to the right size but quickly found out I was not sewing it together correctly. The little nubbed corners are not stitching guide lines.   Once that was corrected everything went smoothly.



Here are all the little pieces that go into making up each block.  Each one should be 3 1/2 inches square.

These are the two blocks in the quilt.  Either block would make a lovely quilt. 


But when combined they make a spectacular one.


I wanted to make this quilt a little larger but part of the challenge is to use only fabrics from my stash so I was limited in the size. 
Happy stitching, Nancy

Sunday, April 3, 2011

LollyPop Trees Center


I finally finished the center of my Lollypop Trees quilt.  The picture is not very good but this quilt is hugh and I just don''t have a space large enough to photograph it.


I am only about half way finished because there is a lot of applique' in the borders but the more I do on this quilt the more I like it.
Happy quilting,
Nancy