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Creative Week 29

I am very nearly back to normal after our 3 week trip to America.

This year we added in a trip to Las Vegas – never again in July, it was so very hot.  On a trip out to the Hoover Dam we were advised to be careful to not loose a shoe as someone on a previous trip earlier in the week had done, they ended up in hospital with a sever burn to the foot!

Our trip to Yellowstone was really enjoyable, we were accompanied by 11 of my American family.  We saw Buffalo, Osprey and massive Bull Elk with full antlers just waiting for the velvet to be rubbed off.  Sadly, no bears, moose or wolves and no bald eagles this year.  With a lack of bear sightings we called into Bear World on our way back to Utah where we did see Grizzlies and Black Bear – the bear cubs are so cute, as were the white baby elk.  They have a white bull elk who had certainly been busy with the ladies, sadly these white elk will never be able to be returned to the wild as they would make easy prey.

Also this year, we took a trip to Salt Lake City including a visit to the state capital building and a trip around Temple Square.  If you are ever in Salt Lake City call into the Lyon House the food is very good as is the price and service.  My little son decided he would have a fainting episode whilst lining up for food, the ladies were so kind in there, they made sure he was well looked after, although they couldn’t do much about the cause of his fainting as it was down to the heat, most of the time we were in Utah it was over 100 degrees F (about 38 degrees C). In Las Vegas it was over 40.

We enjoyed a lazy time at my cousins house in Payson, well as lazy as you can be in America.  We know the Interstate 15 from junction 253 to 260 very well.  I would like to say a massive Thank you to Jeff, Sherri, Taylor and Makayla for having us stay and for taking us up the dump to go shooting.

Now for this weeks quilt idea 1/2 Square Triangle Bonanza 

half square triangle bonanza

This quilt measure approx 45″ square but can be made larger or smaller as required (adjust the fabric requirements as needed)

Here are the links for all the info needed to create this one:- fabric requirements (yards)

rotary cutting info block

rotary cutting info border block

template for block and border block

Until next week, thank you for dropping by. x


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Creative Week 28

This weeks quilt idea – The Quilt With No Name The Quilt with no name 59.5″ by 59.5″ approximately All the info you need to make this quilt is found by following these links –  Cutting The quilt with no name Block 1 Rotary Cutting info The quilt with no name Block 2 Rotary Cutting info The quilt with no name Block 2a Rotary Cutting info The quilt with no name Block 2b Rotary Cutting info The quilt with no name Block 3 Rotary Cutting info The quilt with no name Corner stone Rotary Cutting info  Fabric Requirements  The quilt with no name Fabrice Requirements Templates The quilt with no name Corner stone Templates The quilt with no name Block 3 Templates The quilt with no name Block 2b Rotary templates The quilt with no name Block 2a Templates The quilt with no name Block 2 Templates The quilt with no name Block 1 Templates Another quilt using this block  40 by 40 one block quilt 40 by 40 one block quilt As the name implies this quilt is 40″ by 40″ square. The info is here – fabric requirements 40 by 40 one block quilt fabric requirements Cutting info 40 by 40 one block quilt rotary cutting info 40 by 40 one block quilt outer border top & bottom rotary cutting info 40 by 40 one block quilt outer border sides rotary cutting info 40 by 40 one block quilt middle border top & bottom rotary cutting info 40 by 40 one block quilt middle border sides rotary cutting info 40 by 40 one block quilt inner border rotary cutting info 40 by 40 one block quilt inner border corner stone rotary cutting info and the templates for the centre block 40 by 40 one block quilt templates Until next week, thank you for visiting. x


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Creative Week 27

This weeks quilt idea – Sea and Seaweed

Sea and Seaweed II

Sea and Seaweed II

Sea and Seaweed Quilt Top

Sea and Seaweed I

 

Both these quilts have the same fabrics and borders all that is different is the arrangement of blocks.

Sea and Seaweed Block Sketch

Follow these links for the fabric info –  Sea and Seaweed Fabric requirements.JPG and  for the cutting info Sea and Seaweed Outer Border 3 Top and Bottom Rotary Cutting Info.JPG Sea and Seaweed Outer Border 3 Sides Rotary Cutting Info.JPG Sea and Seaweed Middle Border 2 Top and Bottom Rotary Cutting Info.JPG Sea and Seaweed Middle Border 2 Sides Rotary Cutting Info.JPG Sea and Seaweed Inner Border Sides Rotary Cutting Info.JPG Sea and Seaweed Inner Border 1 Top and Bottom Rotary Cutting Info.JPG Sea and Seaweed Block Rotary Cutting Info.JPG


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Creative Week 26

Sorry for the delay in posting this week – the only excuse I have to offer is that the scenery in Yellowstone National Park took all thoughts of bloging out of my head. I have seen Elk, Buffalo, bears both Grizzly and Black and a Moose but strangley this year not one bald eagle.

 

Quilt show update  – The Festival of Quilts

8th – 11th

Festival of Quilts

NEC Birmingham

http://www.twistedthread.com/pages/exhibitions/viewExhibition.aspx?id=42

This weeks quilt idea – Scrap Bed Runner

Scrap Bed Runner

Scrap Bed Runner Block Sketch

Scrap Bed Runner Block

Follow these links for fabric requirements – Scrap Bed Runner Fabric Requirements and for the cutting info – Scrap Bed Runner Fabric Requirements Inner Borders Sides Scrap Bed Runner Fabric Requirements Scrap Bed Runner Fabric Requirements Inner Borders top and bottom Scrap Bed Runner Fabric Requirements Outer Borders Sides Scrap Bed Runner Fabric Requirements Outer Borders top and bottom