August 20th, 2015

Color Weave – Quilt Tutorial

by Julie Hirt

Wanted to share with you a tutorial I have posted over at Moda Bake Shop.

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This is considered an ‘easy’ pattern and comes together quickly.  The blocks are pretty large and it’s easy to make a variety of sizes:

Crib: 12 blocks – 4 blocks wide, 3 rows (38″ x 51″)
Toddler Throw: 18 blocks – 5 blocks wide, 3 rows (47.5″ x 51″)
Throw:  24 blocks – 6 blocks wide, 4 rows (57″ x 68″)
Twin: 35 blocks – 7 blocks wide, 5 rows (66.5″ x 85″)
Full/Double: 40 blocks – 8 blocks wide, 5 rows (76″ x  85″)
Extra Long Twin:  42 blocks – 7 blocks wide, 6 rows (66.5″ x 102″)

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The fabric is Tucker Prairie by One Canoe Two and I love the color and prints in this line.

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If you happen to make a version, please share with me!

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You can find the pattern here at Moda Bake Shop.

 

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August 11th, 2015

Hexie Tiles – Foundation Paper Piecing Pattern

by Julie Hirt

I’ve been seeing a ton of Art Deco style tiles showing up in my Instagram feed lately and decided to make a paper piecing in one of the designs.

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The above is what I consider an advanced layout – you will need to know how to sew Y seams to assemble.

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The organized rows are what I consider a basic layout and you can assemble these without Y seams!

It’s really fun to play around with the placement:

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Just changing up the background could make a huge difference too!

This pattern is FREE through Saturday on my Craftsy site, then it will cost $1.  The pattern includes 2 sizes:  3″ hexie walls and 2″ hexie walls. Which makes approximately 6″ and 4.5″ hexagons.

If you make one be sure to tag me on Instagram @juliehirt

 

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August 5th, 2015

Scrappy Trip (from) Around the World Quilt

by Julie Hirt

So, SO excited to have completed this quilt.  The blocks have been collected for two years from several countries and numerous states.

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When I started the Scrappy Trip Bee (you can still sign up for Round 10 HERE!) I had already made a Scrappy Trip quilt. I was thinking it would be really cool to have one from literally ‘around the world’. So that’s how to bee began.

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I wish I had thought to write on the blocks as I received them – just like the country or state in the corner.  Luckily I saved my records from the Scrappy Trip Bee Rounds.  Came up with this label and had it printed at Spoonflower.

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So much was going on in the front that I chose a bright white backing.

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The size ended up at 60″ x 84″  – which is twin size. I originally had the blocks laid out like my first quilt, which is 6 blocks by 6 blocks and 72″ square.  I think this will be more versatile over the years since it can actually cover a bed.

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This is the 3rd quilt (I think… maybe 4th?) that I’ve done on the long arm.

I actually hated the pattern when I first started and almost took it apart and ripped out the stitches!  I’m glad I stuck with it because I’m pretty happy with the end result and it washed up nice and crinkly.   It’s a great beginner pattern that can be done on a regular machine as well – just double wavy horizontal lines with vertical lines between those.

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It’s definitely my FAVORITE quilt to date!  I love that each block is made by someone in a different city or country and they have a block from me as well.  This one has some meaning.

 

OUT TAKE!

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Hehe.  The man behind most of my quilt photos.  I hear a lot of “my arms hurt”, “hurry up”, “what do you mean it’s upside down?!”.   I’m just happy for the help!

 

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July 7th, 2015

Scrappy Trip Bee Blocks

by Julie Hirt

Summertime is slow sewing season for me, but I managed to get my Scrappy Trip Around the World bee blocks finished a week early.

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Black and white with a bright center strip.

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Green and blue with a touch of orange or pink.

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Brights.

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Low and medium volume.

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Bright, modern prints.

Hope my hive mates enjoy them.

 

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May 1st, 2015

Scrappy Trip Around the World Bee – Round 9!

by Julie Hirt

I can’t believe it’s the 9th round, but here we are.

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New to This?

 

To make things easier I’ll just share the email that was sent out to members of the last few rounds:

There will be at least two more rounds of the Scrappy Trip Bee:

Sign ups May 1 – 6
Must be mailed by July 15

Sign ups August 1 – 6
Must be mailed by October 15

If there is still interest in November I’ll keep it going or pass the torch. :)

I’ve had some feedback that there isn’t much camaraderie within the Flickr hives. I totally understand how we get busy, are already involved in other social media platforms and it’s hard to check into one more place. To make socialization a little easier I have:

Added Instagram usernames to the sign up form. This will be shared within your group. Be sure to add the hashtag #scrappytripbee when you share anything. Instagram is a great source of inspiration and it’s easy to stalk your favorite quilters.

I created a Facebook community page and would love to see you there! Please share images, ask questions and tell us about yourself so we can all get to know one another.

Maybe these two things will add some fresh blood and we can get blocks from different cities and countries!  Feel free to invite friends as well.

>>SIGN UP FORM <<

I’ll leave it open until May 6th or 8 hives are full. Check below for your name – I’ll add them as quickly as I can.

Don’t forget to check into your hive once it’s formed!

 

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January 7th, 2015

Opal Owl Quilt + First Finish of 2015

by Julie Hirt

It’s snowy, freezing cold and overall bad weather here.  But I am desperate to share my Opal Owl quilt so I apologize for the shoddy pics. I’ll get better pics once the weather clears up.

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This is my 2nd quilt to go on the long arm and I tried a wood grain pattern.  The spacing is around 3/8″ and smaller.   After a quick wash the texture is AMAZING.

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Click on the pic above for full size. DO IT!  Look at the crinkles. *sigh* I could just lay around with this for days.

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The finished quilt measures 70″ x 80″ so it would work for a twin size bed.

As much as I love the quilting, the fabrics and pattern, I don’t know if I’ll keep it.  Maybe sell it?  Not sure yet because there are some serious man hours in this.  The piecing took a surprising amount of time.

You can the pattern for free at Moda Bake Shop.

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This summer I was at a local quilt shop and they had 5 yards of the backing fabric on clearance!  I couldn’t believe my luck as I think the Opal Owl line is hard to come by. That’s when I bit the bullet and cut into the bundle.

 

Oh! Want to see my official “First Finish of 2015″?

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My arrowhead stitch cowl. It was destined to be a scarf but I ran out of yarn and I wanted to get it off my list.  I was sick New Years Eve so I sat at home and finished it shortly after midnight.

I started the scarf this fall and it got lost in the shuffle of other projects. This is my first tunisian crochet project and I really like that it has a knitted feel, because I suck at actual knitting.  The yarn is a self striping wool blend called Sheepish.

Also got around to quilting this mini .  You can find the free Paper Piecing pattern HERE.   Gave machine binding another chance… again, I don’t know if it’s for me. It’s quick and looks okay but there’s something about hand stitching that does it for me.

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Just basic straight lines but it’s another WIP to cross off my list.

In my last post I mentioned I have to cross off at least half of my To-Make and To-Quilt lists before I can add a new project.  I’m well on my way with these three.

 

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