Christmas Delivery!

Well hello there!  It’s been awhile, my apologies, I’ve been moving across the country….but…I’m excited to be back and have a ton of new ideas and a new creative space to break in! (maybe I’ll do a new studio tour when everything is put away and pretty…because we know that won’t last long!)  Today I’m happy to announce a new super quick quilt pattern using Christmas Delivery by Carta Bella for Riley Blake Designs.

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Lemon Drop Garden Quilt – This & That Blog Tour

Hi Everyone!

It’s time for another blog tour! This time it’s for Jill Finley’s new line This & That for Penny Rose Fabrics.  It’s a fun mix of bright colors, florals and words that is sure to brighten any dull winter day.

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Today’s project is a chain-piecers dream. So if you love chain piecing this is the quilt for you.  Here’s what you’ll need –

LEMON DROP GARDEN MATERIALS LIST

You can download this free printable materials list on our shoppe’s website here – https://www.thecleverquiltshoppe.com/pages/free-downloads

Here are the prints we’ll be using from the line today.  They include the following –

  • Black Daisy, Blue This Ampersands, Yellow This Geometric, and Black this Main.  Our Backing fabric is the Basics Black from the Shades collection for Riley Blake.

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What do you say, let’s get started…enjoy the video tutorial.


 

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Don’t forget to check out all of the other lovely projects featuring this line this week!  Here’s the schedule below –

  • Wednesday 11/8/17 – Ameroonie Designs – Amy Chappell – www.amerooniedesigns.com
  • Thursday 11/9/17 – Debby Brown Quilts – Debby Brown – higheredhands.blogspot.com
  • Friday 11/10/17 – That’s-Sew-Kari – Kari Steiger – thats-sew-kari.blogspot.com

Until Next Time, Happy Quilting,

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Trick or Treat | Carta Bella | Penny Rose Fabrics | Blog Tour – Wall Hanging

Hey Everyone! It’s time for another blog tour and this one is super fun! I get to show you some of Trick or Treat by Carta Bella for Penny Rose Fabrics.

If you’ve followed me for awhile you know I usually, well actually pretty exclusively, only make quilts for blog tours, but I thought I’d switch it up this time.  Who doesn’t like a good Halloween wallhanging?  For this project you’ll need the following –

  • Dresden ruler
  • Rotary Ruler
  • Rotary Mat
  • Cotton Batting
  • Fusible Batting or Fleece
  • Googly Eyes
  • Black Pipe Cleaners
  • Letters ‘E,K,!” Printed on 8 1/2″ x 11″ Paper
  • Fabric – See below for requirements…note: you will have extra fabric..probably enough to make two.
    • Also note – the Orange fabric used in this project is Riley Blake Cotton Shade Basics in Tangerine and the black is Riley Blake Confetti Cottons Basics in Black.

What do you say? Ready to get started?

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Faded Memories Blog Tour – Rolie Polie Quilt

CleverQuiltStudio.com Faded Memories Strip Quilt

Hey Y’all! A few weeks ago I was asked to take part in another Penny Rose Fabrics blog tour.  This quilt is for Gerri Robinson of Planted Seed Designs very first line for Penny Rose called Faded Memories.  It’s a rich mix of reds, blues, and neutrals that all come together to make a very classic and luscious combination.   You may be thinking, uh oh, she’s going to show us a very traditional quilt with lots of separate cuts and lots of yardage…that just isn’t like Crystal.  Never fear we’re going to slice up a Rolie Polie in our usual studio fashion.  As always, I have a YouTube tutorial for you as well as photos to follow along.

What do you say? Let’s get started.

Finished Size – 48″ x 60″

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Quilting from ‘Square’ one – Disappearing 9-Patch – Week 1 – 1/4″, the dark side and straight lines…

Hi Everyone & welcome to WEEK 1 of Quilting from ‘Square’ One-

Are you more nervous or excited or an eclectic combination of both!?!  Well, don’t be nervous….this is fun stuff!  Here’s how we’re going to break down this crazy hobby called quilting.  This week we will be going to go over basic items like machine basics, the right and wrong side of fabric, why an accurate 1/4″ is important and how you’ll be sewing together your first block set.  You can watch the video snip-its for information as well as follow along with the written instructions.

Please reach out if you are lost or would like to as a question.  I’m here to help!

Machine Basics: Make sure you have 2 wound bobbins of a ‘mostly’ matching thread color. Most people use white or black. Since most of our kits have white center blocks you’ll want to use white thread.  Coats & Clark is a basic beginner brand that is affordable and an all around easy every day thread.

If you are new to your machine or haven’t used it in awhile I highly suggest running a few test stitches through your machine before getting started.  This will help you feel more comfortable when you start on your real blocks and will allow you to adjust any tension issues you may run into.  Since everyone probably has a different machine I will direct you to you individual machine manual should you have mechanical issues.

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Modified ‘Doe a Deer’

Happy first Sunday of the 2016 NFL Season!  While many of us enjoy watching football with our friends, hubs, etc. sometimes it is nice to retreat to the studio on Sunday for some ‘me’ time.  Today I am working on finishing up my next blog post, but in the meantime here is one I’ve been meaning to share with y’all for some time.

A colleague’s wife commissioned a baby quilt for one of her best friends.  The timing wasn’t great as I was still in the middle of that nasty hail storm remodel and my studio was in complete shambles.  So, naturally I said “Yes of course I’ll make you a quilt.”  (It’s what we all do, right?)

The nursery colors are teal and coral which is a pretty tough combination I discovered, but luckily Woodland Springs by Designs by Dani for Riley Blake came through and worked perfectly.

Woodland Springs Quilting Fabric

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Pre-Cut ‘Donut’ Quilt

Hi Everyone!

Thank you so much for giving my blog a look! I know I’m very inconsistent in posting, but I have some really great things planned so you should start to see more things in the coming weeks. It has been raining cats & dogs here this weekend thanks in part to Hurricane Patricia so it has given me more of an excuse to be inside working on projects.

Are y’all excited for this one? I know the recipient (baby Wyatt) loves it…or so his mom says ;). I do know, however, that his mom liked it and that’s really what matters. What do ya say? Let’s get started! (PS sorry for the parking lot photo…I spaced taking a photo before mailing!)

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Disappearing 9-Patch – It’s a hoot!

I hope y’all (yes I’m embracing the y’all here in TX) are having a great weekend with your friends and family.  Speaking of friends & family, today’s quilt was for a new little addition to one of my oldest and dearest friend’s family.  Hopefully little Emma likes this disappearing 9-patch as much as I do!  I know y’all will love it as this could not be any easier to whip up on a Sunday. Let’s get started!

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No-Stress Window Pane Quilt

Hello my fellow quilters!

Greetings from North Texas! The move is done; well phase 1, I still need to move into the house I’m under contract with, but guess what? I have a new tutorial for you; I hope you like it.  I’m calling it the ‘No-Stress Window Pane Quilt’. You may have also heard it called the Garden Gate or Garden Fence as well.   What do you say, ready to get started? Let’s go!

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