Showing posts with the label Sherri McConnell

Bella Skill Builder Month 9

Month 9, Wow we have sure learned a lot about different blocks! I want to thank the Fat Quarter Shop for letting me sew along each month! It has been great fun! This month the blocks are Lazy Angle using the Creative Grids Lazy Angle Ruler Creative Grids #CGR3754 | Fat Quarter Shop ! I love this one! The ruler makes cutting quick and sewing a breeze! The pattern is FREE! The Kit: Bella Skillbuilder Quilt Kits The Designer: Bella Skillbuilder quilt designer Sherri McConnell from A Quilting Life ! The Pattern: Download the pattern Bella Skillbuilder Month 9 - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog The Video: Bella Skillbuilder Month 9 - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog     Block 9A - Fabric: Bella Cotton Solid Gray, Bright Sky, and Green Tea Thread: Aurifil 50 wt thread 2600 Dove     Blocks 9B and 9C - Fabrics: Bella Cotton Solid Gray, Bright Sky, and Sunflower Thread: Aurifil 50 wt thread 2600 Dove Trick     Line up your A and B pieces so they create a triangle at the bottom. The

Bella Skill Builder Month 8

  Time sure has wizzed by we are 8 months into the Bella Skillbuilder Quilt and I have learned so much about different techiques and color! I am so glad I hopped on the boat with the Fat Quarter Shop and designer Sherri McConnell! The quilts blocks are all beautiful even though everyone's are different! This is a quilt I would recommend to anyone who wants to learn techniques. All the tutorials and patterns are free! You can buy a kit or not! You will learn so much!   The Kit: Bella Skillbuilder Quilt Kits The Designer: Bella Skillbuilder quilt designer Sherri McConnell from A Quilting Life ! The Pattern: Download the free September 2017 pattern The Video: Tips and Tricks   I cut all my strips with the super handy Creative Grids Stripology Squared Ruler Creative Grids #CGRGE2 it doesn't slip and makes cutting a breeze! This month we are using another great ruler by Creative Grids especially if you like Dresde

Bella Skillbuilder Month 3

  It is April 1st and time for a new block Bella Skillbuilder Month 3 - Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber this month we are making "Pineapple" blocks! Are you ready to get started on month 3? Let's grab our Bella Skillbuilder Quilt Kits ! Kimberly and Sherri McConnell from A Quilting Life walk you through the Pineapple blocks in this YouTube video ! Be sure to download the free April 2017 pattern!   The quilt along requires new skills and rulers, at least for me! This month the ruler that we are using is the Creative Grids Pineapple Trim Tool Creative Grids #CGRJAW3 ! The way I make it work for me: Download the free pattern and order the ruler that is being used. Since I didn't order the kit, I decide what colors I am going to use bella solids yardage and order it at the same time it is averaging out to about $25 a month! Some rulers are less and if I use a fabric I already bought no cost! I love the non slip on the bottom of the rulers . It is an investm

Bella Skill Builder Month 2 and Giveaway

Today is March 1st and here in West Virginia we are under tornado warnings and thunderstorms! Flooding is occurring and the news is talking about snow on Friday. I am happy to still have power, lots of homes don't. Now on to the blocks for March which are available over on the Bella Skillbuilder Month 2 - Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber for free! I do recommend that you watch the video by Kimberly and Sherri McConnell of A Quilting Life - a quilt blog show you how to use the "Orange Peel Templates"!     I didn't really know what I was doing when I started and had only seen the way others had made "Orange Peel Block" so my first block started out like this and then I watched the video and had my "ah ha" moment!     I have fallen in love with making Orange Peels! Just a change in color or arrangement you can change the look of your block! Best part it is easy! On the first two blocks I used Bella Cotton Solid

2017 Comes Roaring In

These are my happy little people! They make my heart sing and tears flow when they are unhappy. Today was Miss Z's Birthday, the big 4 and I didn't even get to call her. We see her on Sunday for her party. Happy Birthday sweet girl Nana loves you!     This guy is growing up so fast! Handsome, shy, and smart he will have the ladies lined up one day. He is just fine and healthy for his age! We had a great time at a couple of girls birthday party.   Here is another one of our babies "Tia" at almost 14 weeks she is learning to play with other dogs next door more her size and trying to stay out of "George" and "Brandy's" way. When she get tired she finds me and sleeps on my feet as I sew. I have spent more time with her training her to be a lover not a fighter, and I will say it is very tiring but rewarding.   Snowball, Aurifil, and I are working on few secret projects! It is keeping me busy. I think 2017 will be quite the quilty year