Monday, July 25, 2016

Giveaway Time!

It’s Giveaway time!!!
It's been awhile since I've had a giveaway!
I have a wonderful giveaway that would be so much fun to win...
Wilson and I are giving away a Bali Cracker which contains 40 - 10" x 10" precut squares 

Maddie girl picked out the pack of InvisaFil Thread... it's a set of 6 - 400m spools.
This thread is wonderful!


How can you win? Leave me a sweet comment on what kind of tutorials you would like to see on the Quilt Doodle Blog. Follow the blog for a second chance to win, leave me  comment that you do follow. Remember, if you are a 'No-reply' blog follower, you need to leave me your email address. It breaks my heart when I get no-reply comments and I have no way to get a hold of you!

-And-

For a third chance to win.... share my giveaway on your blog, or tweet it etc. and let me know how you shared it in a comment.
Good Luck!!!

Wilson, Maddie and I will pick out a winner this Saturday, July 30th!

Happy Quilting!!!
Cindy






Saturday, July 16, 2016

Easy Summer Appliques....

Are you a beginner to applique? Well....Summer is here and so are a couple summertime applique designs from Quilt Doodle Designs. They are quick and easy. They are perfect applique projects for a beginner! A great way to use up some scraps of fabric. Grandma's Bowl is perfect for someone learning machine applique. It has gentle curves for learning. The yo-yo cherries are fun to make and add a special touch to this design. My picnic basket pattern is also fun to make and would be a perfect 'housewarming' gift. (Especially if paired up with a brownie mix)

Both patterns are available as an instant PDF download on Craftsy and Etsy. I hope that you give them a try. These are fun designs to make up and have a couple of hostess gifts on hand. It's always nice to grab a sweet applique towel and wrap it around a bottle of wine for a quick hostess gift. They are also fun to use to dress up a picnic or barbeque table setting.
 
Let's enjoy summer, beat the heat and quilt inside with the fan and air conditioning!
Happy quilting,

https://www.etsy.com/listing/156315573/grandmas-bowl-applique-pdf-pattern-for?ga_search_query=grandma&ref=shop_items_search_1
https://www.etsy.com/listing/156309180/picnic-basket-applique-pdf-pattern-for?ga_search_query=picnic&ref=shop_items_search_1

Monday, July 4, 2016

July's Block ~ Christmas Socks!


Happy 4th of July!
It's been a busy weekend for me. We've been to a wedding, I had a quilty day with my bestie, Lynn and my hubby and I will be celebrating our wedding anniversary. Oops, I almost forgot, I went shopping with mom yesterday! It's been busy! I hope you are having a wonderful 4th of July weekend too! 
July’s Block… Christmas Socks!
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care….
It’s Christmas in July! It’s easy to keep cool and work on our Christmas quilt with the air conditioning going and a tall glass of iced tea. These are cute Christmas socks and they are fun to make. I made the cuff and heel using two green fabrics to create a checkerboard look. If you used several greens it will have a scrappier look for your quilt. Either way, they are super cute! I made three blocks to finish up this row (plus some extra for another project- wink- wink)
 I have all of the pieces laid out and ready for piecing.


 I like to 'chain' sew and do it whenever I can fit it in.

 In this picture, you can see I have the checkerboard cuff
and heel pieced. In the directions I have you make 'triangle squares'
for the cuff and heel.

 But... I sewed 'corner to corner' after I had constructed
the checkerboard section.

 Here I'm ready to finish putting the block together....



I made my blocks all the same. You could switch up the fabrics if you want a scrappier quilt.
I had fun making this block. You will need to make 3 for the quilt.
The pattern can be found for FREE this month in my Craftsy Shop and also on my website. Also, if you ever need to find past blocks or tutorials, I have a tab at the top of my blog labeled 2016 BOM that you can click on to get links to all past blog postings for this quilt. A complete listing of fabric supplies can be found on my website, Craftsy Shop and also under the 2016 BOM tab on my blog. Remember to post pictures of your progress on Instagram #quiltdoodledesignsBOM2016 (you can also tag me at Quilt Doodle Designs) There is also a flickr group you can join and post pictures.

Button packs are available in my Etsy Shop. I have packaged the button packs a couple of different ways. Either as one big pack with everything in it or individually for each design/row.




There's also a handy dandy grab-able button to post on your blog to help me promote and get the word out about this fun Christmas BOM .  Please help to spread the word!

Happy 4th! I'm off to celebrate my wedding anniversary with hubby. We're planning on a day touring the local vineyards in our area. It is a beautiful day and perfect for some celebrating!

 Happy Quilting!
Cindy
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Saturday, July 2, 2016

Happy 4th of July and Winners Announced!

Happy 4th of July weekend! It’s a busy weekend , wedding, my anniversary, quilting day with a girlfriend. So with that said I will be posting the July block for the BOM tomorrow (Sunday)
Now on to announce winners for the Peek a Boo Pachyderm patterns! Thank you for leaving all of the lovely comments., so sweet. Adornit will be announcing winners beginning of next week for the fabric fat quarters!
 
dquilterguy
Bonnie 58
 
Congratulations!!!!
Happy 4th of July!
Cindy
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Monday, June 27, 2016

Peek-A-Boo Pachyderm! And a Giveaway!


 
 
I am in love with this little elephant.... I had so much un drawing it up and even more fun sewing it. It was one of my new designs that I featured at International Quilt Market in Utah this year. What I love most of all about this particular quilt was the fabric that I used from Adornit. When Janet at Adornit sent me the fabric I knew exactly what I wanted to make with it and this sweet little quilt with the peek a boo corner was born. I just love playing peek a boo with little ones. This design would be adorable for either a little girl or boy and it's sure to become a favorite blankie. My testers enjoyed this pattern and raved about how quick and easy it went together. I enjoyed the 'traditional' layout of the front of the quilt and the peek-a-boo surprise on the back! Don't fret about lining up the applique on the back, it's much easier then you imagine, and the design is such a sweet addition.

Here I am cutting my strip sections to form my blue blocks.

Gotta have pink...

My sections for the blocks are all laid out, ready to sew
the blocks.... I used a total of 12 fat quarters, 4 pink, 4 blue,
4 gray and 4 'neutral'.

It's a very traditional block for the front of the quilt. It's
easy to get the scrappy look using the fat quarters. It's all worked
out in my pattern.

I added a piano key border to add to the quilts size.
The border is such a nice addition to the design.
 
I have the applique lined up with the batting and backing. I love how
the wording lined up on the elephant... I would like to think I fussy cut and planned
on the elephant's flower eye. But that was a happy coincidence. (My mom
pointed that detail out to me.)
All done! I did a basic stitch in the ditch, grid quilting on the quilt.

http://www.quiltdoodledesigns.com/Peek-a-boo.html
 
Now, on to some super fun stuff... Janet is hosting a giveaway on the Adornit blog and I'm hosting a giveaway here too! It's super easy.... leave a sweet comment here for a chance to win a copy of my Peek-A-Boo Pachyderm pattern... then ... head on over to the Adornit blog and leave a sweet comment there for a chance to win a fat quarter pack of You & Me fabric!! Wilson and I will pick a winner this Friday, (July 1st).
 
Happy Quilting!
Cindy

Thursday, June 2, 2016

June's Block... A Checkerboard Wreath

June’s block is out and it’s a scrappy Christmas wreath that is adorned with little red buttons. You can either make it with two fabrics for a checkerboard look, or mix it up with several green fabrics and have a scrappy look.  You will only need two wreathes for this section of the quilt. Next month you will finish this section/row up with sock blocks.

This block is based on 1 1/2" squares and goes together fairly easily even though it is a bunch of squares. But it's all worth the cutting and sewing when the block is done. It was one of my favorite blocks to put together, and I love it with the red button berries!

I have laid out all of my squares for my block pairing
up the ones that will also form the triangle squares. whew....
it's a lot of squares....

Here I am sewing the small triangle in a square block.
I have a triangle square and a background square paired up
right sides together, all ready to sew corner to corner.
 
Sewing corner to corner....


I have all of my triangle blocks completed and I'm
ready to start constructing the block.

As you can see, I am starting to put the sections together.
In this photo I have the center strip done... still lots of sewing to do.

The wreath block is all complete! I've laid the red
buttons onto the block to show you how cute it's going to be when
the buttons are sewn on.

The pattern can be found for FREE this month in my Craftsy Shop and also on my website. Also, if you ever need to find past blocks or tutorials, I have a tab at the top of my blog labeled 2016 BOM that you can click on to get links to all past blog postings for this quilt. A complete listing of fabric supplies can be found on my website, Craftsy Shop and also under the 2016 BOM tab on my blog. Remember to post pictures of your progress on Instagram #quiltdoodledesignsBOM2016 (you can also tag me at Quilt Doodle Designs) There is also a flickr group you can join and post pictures.

Button packs are available in my Etsy Shop. I have packaged the button packs a couple of different ways. Either as one big pack with everything in it or individually for each design/row.


 
 
There's also a handy dandy grab-able button to post on your blog to help me promote and get the word out about this fun Christmas BOM .  Please help to spread the word!
 
 Happy Quilting!
 
 
 
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Sunday, May 29, 2016

Quilt Market 2016

 
It was a lot of fun and a lot of work to get to International Quilt Market in Salt Lake City, and it was sure worth all of the time and effort that we put into it. First of all, Utah is beautiful. I have never been to Utah and I fell in love with the snowcapped mountains at soon at I saw them peeking out of the clouds while flying over Utah in the plane. Thank you honey for letting me have the window seat! I certainly looked like a tourist as soon as I started taking pictures of the mountains. I wish I would have allowed more time for sightseeing, but it's difficult to fit sightseeing in when it's a 'work' trip. There was so much to see in Salt Lake that I wish I would have had more time....
 
Getting ready for market takes months of planning prep work. I want to thank all of my helpers, pattern testers and also my family. There were lots of late nights stuffing patterns, weekends spent making my little swag giveaway and just general planning on how I would get a 'booth' to Salt Lake City from Minnesota. I now know that I can stuff two large suitcases (checked bags) with the booth supplies and my samples and keep it under TSA's weight limits. Not an easy task, but I did it!!! I also marveled at my hubbies determination to pack my flooring into a box and also get that within the weight and size measurements for a checked bag/box. Thank you sweetie! You are awesome and saved me the money of buying a rug at IKEA that I would have had to leave behind....
 
I do wish I would have had more time to walk around and see everyone's booth, I only saw a small section of the show.... and what I did see was fabulous! So much creativity on display! My assistant, Lynn ran around checking everything out and she brought Murphy along. Murphy had fun doing a little photo bombing while at the convention center.
 

The best part of Market was that my hubby joined me. I'm not really sure what he thought of it all, but he has a better understanding of what 'market' is all about. I think he now understands why I have so many sleepless nights planning the Quilt Doodle booth. Mark was an awesome help lugging bags thru the airport, putting up the booth, helping pin up samples with Lynn and I. It was so nice to spend time with him in the evening, I think he enjoyed his time away from the office.
 

 
I did manage to have some fun at sample spree, and I have so much more to share with you but a bunch of my photos are on my hubbies phone.... I'll try to get him to 'send' them to me today so that I can share them with you too!
 
Have a wonderful quilty day,