May 15, 2018

Fancy That! Layouts!!!!

Ugh!  I had this all ready to go Sunday night but hit save instead of publish!  I'm so sorry!  Are you ready???  It's time to put our Fancy That! quilt tops together!  This is going to be fun.  Just take it a section at a time and don't rush it!

Here's the overall layout:

We are going to make this a section at a time.  I lay out each section, sew it together, then layout the next, and so on.  Start with Section 1:

Then 2...

Then 3.

Now join Sections 1-3 together.

Now make Section 4...

And 5...

And join Sections 4-5 together.

Now join Sections 1-3 to 4-5...

And then Section 6

And Section 7...

Join Section 6 to 7...

Now join Sections 1-5 to 6-7....

Yay!!!  All that's left is adding your borders.  I cut 4-1/2" strips and bordered all sides.

And that's it!!!  Yay!!!  I'll add a linkup next time and we will see how everyone did!  DO NOT hesitate to ask any questions you have.  I'll be happy to help guide you through this!!!

May 3, 2018

Love + Leche Review

Hi y'all!

Boy, have I got a great little product here to tell you about today.  A few months ago, I was asked if I would like to try Love + Leche lotion bars and give my opinion on it to y'all.  I jumped at it because, let's be honest, as quilters we all need a good lotion that won't leave a greasy feel on our hands and that won't transfer to our fabric.  Have you heard of Love + Leche?  Here's a bit about them.

I love that this is handcrafted, all natural and that it is supporting another small business!  Here's what they sent:

I just love good packaging, don't you?  So what's in the bag:

I was very curious about these because I've never used a "lotion bar" before and wasn't sure what to expect.

I want you to know, the first thing I noticed was the amazing scent.  I was sent Lemongrass and the scent of lemon filled the room as soon as I opened the tin.  It smells sooooo good!  To use it, you pick up the bar and rub it between your hands. 

Now, I'll be honest, I was a bit concerned.  When I used it, my hands did get that greasy feeling and I was worried that it would be a problem. soaks in very quickly and I didn't have any issue with it rubbing off on anything.  And, it left my hands feeling SO GOOD!

You really need to try this stuff!  And, as a reader of my blog, Love + Leche is offering you a free mini-balm with any $15 purchase from now until 5/15!  Just use coupon code: quiltingchick.

I hope you give them a try!  I absolutely love it and know you will too!

***I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.

April 30, 2018

Fancy That! Quilt Along - Step 4 (For Reals!)

Hi y'all!!  Thanks so much for all the kind well wishes you've sent and for being so patient with me.  It's been a long couple of weeks. 

As I said in my very brief post, we are making 4-1/2" pinwheels this time around.  We need (68) 4" blocks so just subtract out the number of 4" panel blocks you have to see how many pinwheels you need to make.

We are going to use the same system for making our half-square triangles as we did last time.  You'll need the following for each pinwheel:

(1) 4-1/4" background square
(1) 4-1/4" main fabric

Place one of each square, right sides together, and pin:

Sew around all 4 sides:

Cut on both diagonals:

Press open and square each HST to 2-1/2".

Arrange 4 matching HST's into a pinwheel and assemble your block!

And that's it!  I need to make 32 of them myself but you have time!!  My sewing room is a disaster right now as I'm refinishing both my ironing dresser and my sewing desk so I'll get to these ASAP!  I've so enjoyed seeing all of your progress!!  Keep using #FancyThatQAL in your posts so I can see all of your beautiful work!!