Tuesday, 25 April 2017

FarmYard Progress

Hello everyone!

Ive been in bed for a few days - I had food poisoning - from takeaways - damn!!!
We've been saying we should eat less "fast" food and I think the time has come....





But now its back to work!

and we're discussing the FarmYard blocks...





These were the first few blocks I tried and I like the whole 'bright and bold' colour fabrics.







This is the latest one - the Barn...
I was really trying to make it look a little 'old' but the bright red makes it look more on the new side...

One good thing about these blocks...
None of them need to line up or find matching corners... Its just the block and can be trimmed down to any size you prefer.










I'm going to be doing the trees next (blocks 15 and 25).

Would have been done by now, but apparently I had some date with my bed and the bathroom...





I hope you've tried a block or two and are enjoying the simple and easy sewing level.






You're more than welcome to share a few of your blocks with us - we have a Flickr group. Look on the right hand sidebar.

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Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Landscape QaL - Row #2



Today we're discussing the Landscape Quilt a Long...
We are busy with Landscape Row #2

I've managed to finish my second row - Yaaaaay me!!! We still have until the last Wed. of the month to get things done...

I decided on the last block not to add the sand being blown by the wind, so I just made those pieces the solid sky and its fine. Also the tent - mine shows sand on the other side.... If you decide to change yours up too.... go for it!!


This is where we are at the moment....
Second one finished......tick.


Hope you're all still enjoying your Landscape rows...
Next one  (above) - the Tropical Landscape will be available Wednesday 3 May.




You could still join us if you'd like....
Both Landscape rows are in my Craftsy Shop.

If you have any photos you would like to share, you can always link them to our Flickr group.
Thanks

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Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Start of FarmYard Quilt a Long

Hi there everyone...
I hope you all had a lovely long weekend and are feeling rested and ready for some excitement!



Today we start the
Farm Yard Experience....






There are 25 blocks - you can join in for all of them or you can join in for 1.... Your call...
Blocks measure 10" (26cm).








The FarmYard EBook with all 25 blocks is in my Craftsy Shop or you can just email me and let me know if you want certain blocks. Each block will be USD $1.

My email is (janeenvn (at) gmail (dot) com).
I don't want to flood my shop with another 25 patterns - because its really full already....



I started making a few of the blocks and they were really quick and on the Easy Intermediate level.

I've made these blocks for those who feel that the block of the month is too 'advanced' for them to get them to a place where they can also start enjoying a more realistic look to their work.
So there's something for everyone.....





These are blocks 7; 3; 22, 20


The two on the right are completely one block (each) - so no tiny pieces.

Think Im going to try the Barn next...















I'll leave the Farm Yard for Tuesdays on the blog and you can send me your Farm block photos or link them onto the Flickr group if you like.

I hope you all enjoy the blocks!

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Friday, 14 April 2017

'Tis Friday..... and its Good Friday too....

and another week is done...
this one was hectic!! but somehow a 'good' hectic....

I've chosen a random winner from all our blog links and the 'Noah's Ark Quilt' is IT!! You may choose any pattern up to $5 from my shop and I will send you the PDF.

Thanks so much for linking up. Unfortunately I can't link up your photos you send me as an email because I also need a URL address for the photo and once I've used up mine, it won't let me add any more....
Lovely to see all your amazing blocks. I love them all!!

Today I wanted to show you something I was working on. It started out as an idea for a "Wonky Farm" and then grew into something entirely different...


Each block measures 10" and is really on the easy intermediate level. Ive been trying to make easier blocks for those who feel the block of the month is too intimidating....

I want to add the pattern in an EBook to my Craftsy shop for those who want all the blocks - and then thought maybe there are a few ladies who want to buy singles or bundles.....

so..... what I can do is ..... you choose which blocks you would like and send me an email and payment through Paypal (janeenvn@global.co.za) and I will bundle up your Farmyard blocks and email them back to you...

Each block is only $1....



I don't want to add each one separately to my Craftsy shop because its already full and this would send it over the edge.

I've decided to make a few into a 'farm' wall hanging and I've started with these. I'm loving the bright Kona Solids. I've also decided to go with really different colours for the backgrounds and sky pieces. My scraps bins are going to LOVE this project....


I thought of having a Farm A Long - each Tuesday, I'll add what Im doing.... anyone want to join me, you're more than welcome!!

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Monday, 10 April 2017

Show and Tell Week!

Hello to everyone!

This week I wanted to have 

a Show and Tell Week

where anyone who has made something using the blocks from Quilt Art Designs can let all of us have a look.

Im going to leave the link up all week so you can add later on if you find another photo for us....
Please join in and show us what you're busy with...

By Friday we should have a wonderful line up to look at -
So then I'll choose one random number and that person will win a FREE block...

Lets get started!!



An InLinkz Link-up



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Friday, 7 April 2017

Friday QAL news







I've managed to find a few 'moments' to sew my Landscape Row #2 this past week.
Well, part of it anyway...


















 Ive made the first two "blocks" and sewn them together

At first I wasn't sure if I wanted to make this row, but now Im glad I did because its just as beautiful as the first one.

Each row has its own kind of 'beauty'.
How is your Landscape row coming along??


I've also finished the second Dancer and now just need to finish up with the instructions.




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Thursday, 6 April 2017

Desktop Wallpaper

Hello there to this Design Thursday......

I'm trying it out..... see how it goes.....

Ive learned how to make a Calendar wallpaper for Desktop. Looks simple in design etc, but believe me, I was busy for quite a while.... Learning new things at my age takes a whole lot longer... but totally worth it!!!





























If you would like a copy then click HERE and download it FREE.
Once downloaded, save the file and then right click it and click on Set as a Desktop background.


Hope you like....


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Tuesday, 4 April 2017

April Bitty Block - Bunny


Its Bitty Block time!!

This month's Bitty Block is a little larger - its 6" finished. It's in time for Easter....

I didn't add the colour codes to the pattern pieces and believe me you will see why....
Use a pen to write the colour onto each segment or use a colouring in pencil to colour your segments.

I hope you all enjoy sewing up your Cool Rabbit!!




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Monday, 3 April 2017

Landscape QAL news!!







Hello there everyone...




Today I thought I must hurry up and finish my row before its already time for the next one....

I've been so busy with my Art with Fabric Mini quilt and the Row by Row Christmas theme  -

I was scared I wouldn't have enough time, but now I see that I can finish my row and then sew the rest of that project and all will be well with my soul.
















We're busy with Landscape #2 which shows a Desert scene.











I cut out all the pattern pieces and then sorted them alphabetically.
The fabric search in my scraps pile also produced a load of yellows and oranges, so I was really happy with that.
Now I've laid out the first block onto the desk and its all systems go....


I have 3 weeks left to finish this row which should be loads of time. There isn't much detail in this row so I'm hoping it will go quickly.

The next row will be available from 3 May in my Craftsy shop.

I haven't seen any of the Desert Landscape rows anywhere yet, so I can only hope you're still part of this "Taking our Time Quilt A Long" and are still enjoying sewing up your rows.


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Saturday, 1 April 2017

BOM April - Wild Babies

Hi there everyone!!

Im so late today..... I had to go to the Mall for an upgrade on my telephone, and it took forever....

Lets get right back to business...




Here is the APRIL block of the Month....

This month's block was kindly sewn up for me by my friend Joan Wintersgill of Texas. Itsn't it gorgeous! Thanks so much for all your help bestie!!

 The cute Fawn has those huge deer eyes.... how can anyone resist this.....


Pattern for April is FREE and is in my Craftsy Shop

I hope you all enjoy sewing the block!

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