Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Blog Hop Day 2!!

It's Day 2 of Our Blog Hop!

Don't forget about our 3 day sale going on right now on our website.    The Quick Curve Ruler and our Curve it Up pattern are 20% off, discount code:  BLOGHOP

....and we are excited to start our Curve it Up Challenge QAL beginning the first of September!  This isn't our first Curve it Up QAL, but we had so much fun the first time around we are doing it again with a little twist.  In order to participate you will need the Curve it Up pattern and Quick Curve Ruler.  What better time to get them than right now, while they are on sale!!

Helen has taken all 12 blocks from our Curve it Up pattern and challenged herself to come up with a unique design.  






We will give more details about the QAL later.

Now onto the next blogger participating in the Blog Hop.  Allison@cluckclucksew is so talented.  She's an amazing pattern and fabric designer and she was so nice to try out the QCR for our blog hop!


So go check out her post today!

Happy Blog Hopping!

~Sew Kind of Wonderful~
 


Monday, August 18, 2014

Blog Hop Day 1!!

It's day 1 of our first ever Blog Hop and we have some exciting stuff happening for the next two weeks during our Blog Hop!

We are going to kick it off with a 3 day sale!

Enter Discount Code:  BLOGHOP

The 2nd thing to kick off our Blog Hop is a free pattern!

This pattern is called Cupcakes....named after Thelma@cupcakesndaisies  Thelma won these misfit block some time ago and made this fun quilt out of them.  You can find the free tutorial here.

And last but not least is a Giveaway!!  Laura@quokkaquilts
is participating in our blog hop.  She helped us put this together and we learned a lot from her blogging expertise!  We've put together a Kit to go with our Urban Beads pattern along with a QCR for the Giveaway,  so go check out Laura's post today and her fun Curve it Up blocks!

Remember to check out our Blog Hop schedule for the next two weeks....for some fun posts and lots of giveaways!

Monday 18 August http://quokkaquilts.com

Tuesday 19 August
www.cluckclucksew.com

Wednesday 20 August
www.fromthebluechair.com

Thursday 21 August
liveacolorfullife.net

Friday 22 August
www.happyquiltingmelissa.com

Monday 25 August
www.greenfairyquiltsblog.com

Tuesday 26 August
http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.com

Wednesday 27 August
www.pleasant­home.com

Thursday 28 August
http://www.lucymade.wordpress.com AND http://msmidge.blogspot.com.au

Friday 29 August
www.dontcallmebetsy.com



Happy Blog Hopping!

~Sew Kind of Wonderful~

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Cupcakes Block Tutorial

Cupcakes Block Free Tutorial
 Download PDF here.
Photo Courtesy of Thelma @cupcakesndaisies
9" x 9"
Supplies needed:
10" x 10" assorted print squares
8 1/2" WOF solid white strips for skinny curves (4 strips will give you enough sets for 40 blocks)
9" or larger square up ruler
Quick Curve Ruler
 

Layout QCR over 10" square with the corner sitting 1/2" in from left side of ruler at the horizontal 6" line and the top right and bottom right of ruler sits over the fabric square evenly 1/2" over fabric.  (See red arrows)  Cut in curve cut out, flip block and repeat on other side.
 
 

Take an 8 1/2" white strip.  Center between the dashed lines and left edge of fabric corners is under the curve cut out.  Make your first cut.  Shift ruler to right and position so the corners of the previous cut curve sit at 4 1/2" on ruler (see white arrows). Make your cut.  
*Note:  You should be able to cut 10 curve sets per strip.

Layout pieces as show above by alternating the different prints to give more interest to the block.

Sew the skinny white curve to each side of the center curve piece.  Match up ends before sewing pieces together. 

Next, sew on the outer curve triangles to each side of the skinny curves.  Place the curved triangle a 1/4" down before sewing together.  

Press seam from back of block any way you desire.

 Using a 9" or larger square up ruler, square up blocks to a 9" square.  Center the outside curved seams close to or on the 4" marks from the top right corner and 4" in from the 9" mark on the bottom left corner.  (See red circles and yellow dashed square to help you for squaring up your blocks)

You will end up with a 9" square.  Thelma ended up using 36 squares for her quilt and connected them with sashing and cornerstones.  She used 2" wide fabric for her sashing and 2" squares for her cornerstones.  

~Sew Kind of Wonderful~

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Saturday Spotlight! Beautiful Spring Fling!

Today we're thrilled to feature this gorgeous quilt! Darby from the Quilted Squid Blog is the creator of this beautiful "Spring Fling" QCR quilt.


Her choice of fabric and quilting makes this quilt outstanding!:)





She added a border which was just the right touch to complete this work of art!


Thanks Darby for letting us share your beauty! Spring Fling has blossomed again! :)
You can find this free - Sew Kind of Wonderful QCR pattern here.

-Sew Kind of Wonderful-

Friday, August 15, 2014

FYI Friday - 3 Day Sale!

Seeew many great things to mention today!! :)



Here's a sneak peek of an awesome quilt that has much to do with our Curve It Up Challenge beginning Sept 1st. More details to come!


Also, a reminder about our bloghop beginning Aug. 18th. (This coming Monday!) We're very excited! :) More info. about the bloghop and schedule can be found here.



And, Did someone say SALE!!
Yay! Who doesn't love a good sale!? Don't miss out!


A lot to look forward to! :-)

-Sew Kind of Wonderful-

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Sew Kind of Wonderful Blog Hop!

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We are very excited to have our first ever Sew Kind of Wonderful Bloghop. The bloghop is kicking off on Monday with the following amazing bloggers in showcasing the Quick Curve Ruler and patterns. We have: 

Monday 18 August  http://quokkaquilts.com

Tuesday 19 August
www.cluckclucksew.com

Wednesday 20 August
www.fromthebluechair.com

Thursday 21 August
liveacolorfullife.net

Friday 22 August
www.happyquiltingmelissa.com

Monday 25 August
www.greenfairyquiltsblog.com

Tuesday 26 August
http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.com

Wednesday 27 August
www.pleasant­home.com

Thursday 28 August
http://www.lucymade.wordpress.com AND http://msmidge.blogspot.com.au

Friday 29 August
www.dontcallmebetsy.com

There will be plenty of chances for you to see the Quick Curve Ruler in action, and there will be giveaways galore, so make sure you check in on Monday for more details! The bloghop is going to be followed by a 'Curve it up' Challenge starting in September, so join in the bloghop, get inspired and get ready to Curve It Up! 

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Tuesday Tips! - Metro Hoops

Today's Tuesday Tips - Detailed picture tutorial -squaring up Metro Hoops!


Place an 8" or larger square up ruler over block. 


Next - lining up specific points on ruler to specific points on block. 


Using a sharpie marker, make a dot on the 3" and 5" marks on ruler and on the 6",6" and the 2",2" intersection on diagonal line on square up ruler.
(Notice the circled sharpie marker dots)


 As close as possible, line up the 5" dots on the triangle seam and the 6",6" (diagonal) intersection dot on the curved seam.


And line up 3" marks on triangle seam and 2",2" (diagonal) intersection dot on curved seam. 


Holding ruler firmly, trim right and top edges.


Lift square up ruler, turn block 180* and line up trimmed edges with 8" lines on ruler, trim remaining edges.



 The important part about squaring up these blocks is that the triangles are the same size so the points match up and there is approximately the same distance from the point to the curve. 


We hope these tips will help. :)

-Sew Kind of Wonderful-







Saturday, August 9, 2014

Saturday Spotlight

Yay it's Saturday and time to spotlight yet another very talented lady!
Many of you are probably already aware of this very talented quilter. Her name is Teresa Silva from 


In 2012 she  made this beautiful Urban Nine Patch
Again, another stunning version of this popular pattern. Lets just let the pictures speak! :)







Teresa studied many of Jenny's quilts and received inspiration from her when trying to decide how to quilt this one. 
And... since Jenny is not writing this particular post, we're going to brag on her for a moment. Teresa said,

"I have known Jenny since I started longarm quilting...I admired her style so much.  She even took the time to email me and answer any questions I had as a new longarm quilter!  I couldn't believe this awesome lady would take the time to contact me.  I tell people all the time how she helped me right from the start.  I then watched as her ruler and then all her patterns started coming out and just had to try them.  I've made several of her designs and of course I like to try and quilt them half as great as she does!" 
Well, as someone who knows Jenny very well, I have to agree! She is awesome! I've often times referred to her as Super Woman! Ok, enough of that before I get in trouble! ;)

Teresa, thanks for letting us feature you and your gorgeous quilt! 

Happy Saturday Quilting everyone!! :-)

-Sew Kind of Wonderful-

Quilt, Eat, Sleep....In that order!! 

Friday, August 8, 2014

FYI Friday!

FYI Friday!!
Cut Loose Press patterns on our website - now!
Sold as a bundle. All 3 patterns for $10.00. These are paper patterns only. 
Get them here

Dot To Dot


Two-Step Topper


Dancing Churndash



-Sew Kind of Wonderful-