Archives for June 2017

Sharktown Scripture Cover

 

DSC_0944Since my daughter’s favorite animal is a shark, I knew I had to make her a new scripture for her Seminary graduation out of Sharktown by Riley Blake Designs.  She was so surprised!!!  You can follow this tutorial for the full instructions.  Please note that the below diagram shows the measurements for this style.  All other measurements are the same as the tutorial.scripture cover layout

This is the size for the standard quad, the tutorial also includes instructions for determining the measurements for a different size book 🙂

I used Heat n Bond Fusible Fleece for the stabilizer.  I love that is is soft yet sturdy and won’t shrink when washed.  You also don’t have to quilt the project.  I added some accent stitching along the center strip.

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It’s so totally Sharkalicious!!!!!

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Sharkey Quilt {Free Pattern}

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When I saw this new fabric from Riley Blake Designs called Sharktown I completely FREAKED OUT!!!  And then I showed my daughter (whose favorite animals are sharks) and she TOTALLY FREAKED OUT!  So I promised her a Sharkey Quilt for one of her many graduation presents.  I Love Love Love theme prints, especially animal theme prints.  However, they sometimes pose a design challenge: showing off the fabric + quilt design.  I put on my thinking cap…..I wanted something that looked sharkey……and the Sharkey Block was born!  I love the idea of using half square triangles to resemble shark fins (or shark teeth!). The center block lets you show off the super amazing fabric designs!
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I designed this fun pattern using the Sharkey Blocks which measure 10″ and some blue water sashing!  I choose the all the blue fabrics from the Sharktown fabric line and added in the solid gray accent.  You can download the PDF pattern by clicking HERE.

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Star Spangled Pineapple Quilt

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Amber and I have had so much fun sewing along with you these past few months!  We love your versions of our Five Fat Quarter Fun patterns and have enjoyed making new friends through this sewing series!!  Thank You!!!  We are so happy it’s June 1st and we get to share this fun Star Spangled Pineapple Quilt with you!!!  IMG_7929a

This quilt uses 5 fat quarters: 3 red and 2 blue.  Add in 2 1/2 yards of light to medium chambray and you’re ready to get going!!  I love Amber’s light chambray background!!  Be sure to check out her blog post also!!

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I know pineapples are super trendy right now, but I do have a little family history that involves pineapples….want to hear it?  My Dad’s ancestors left Portugal and Brazil and immigrated to what is now Hawaii to work the pineapple plantations.  I often imagine how bad life must have been to want to live in a shack and pick pineapples everyday.  My Grandma was raised in Hawaii as a result and as a child I remember her always wearing a muumuu…… and so pineapples are close to my heart.IMG_7953a

The finished quilt measures 40″ x 48″ and the finished block measures 8″ x 14″.

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You can download the free PDF pattern by clicking HERE.  pineapple quilt 4

Make sure to tag us on Instagram (@jedicraftgirl and @gigis_thimble) when sewing along!  and use #starspangledpineapplequilt

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We hope you love making this quilt and enjoy having it out all summer long!
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