Saturday, January 11, 2014

Plotting a return

We here at Qubee Quilts have been away for too long.  Charlie and I (Thomas), are planning on a return to the blogosphere.  Charlie will continue to show off his designs and whatever is rattling around that pretty little head of his.  I will be sharing some of my work with my longarm machine, as well as trying to learn new ways to quilt.

I think that sharing our work and new ideas online will help us both be a little more creative than we have been lately, and maybe inspire others to be more creative too!

More soon,


Sunday, October 28, 2012

Teen Books & Quilting

I saw a book list that was entitled 25 book you might wish to steal from your teen and I thought I would check a few of them out because I have a fascination with young adult fiction.   
Dead End in Norvelt
By Jack Gantos

Jack thinks his summer is over until his mother volunteers him to help a neighbor. He discovers a mystery behind his unusual assignment.
Okay for Now
By Gary D. Schmidt 
Doug Swieteck must overcome a deadbeat father, an older brother who steals from him, a brother returning from the Vietnam War and being the new kid in boring Marysville, New York.

A Long Way from Chicago
By Richard Peck

A shotgun-toting, cherry-bomb-throwing grandma, a corpse that doesn’t seem to want to stay in its coffin, bandits, ghosts and other exciting adventures await when two city kids spend summers away from home.

Half BrotherBy Kenneth Oppel 
When Ben’s dad is doing research into animals and language, a chimp named Zan comes to live with the family. What happens when research work is over and medical testing is about to begin?

Here is a place mat that I made using leftover fabric from Saltwater, along with some linen fabric.  Yes, these circles did take hours to do.  

I have a thing for dots.  All kinds of dots. I love the mix of colors that these have.  I'm currently working on a new quilt that will live on our couch and will keep us warm while we are watching T.V.

Until next time,

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Bar Hop Quilt Along

Welcome to another addition of Bar Hop Quilt along presented by Blue Nickel Studios.

pub crawl (sometimes called a bar tourbar crawl or bar-hopping) is the act of one or more people drinking in multiple pubsor bars in a single night, normally walking or busing to each one between drinking.

Did you know there is even a Monopoly Board and Santa Claus themed pub crawl?  To read more about them check out this page on Wikipedia.

X Bar:

Cutting Directions:

One -13 1/4 x 4 3/4 - Bar
Two - 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 - Bars
Two - 4" x 4" -  Corner Triangle Sets (Make one diagonal cut across the square - yield 2 triangles
One - 7 1/4" x 7 1/4" - Background square (Make two diagonal cuts across the square - yield 4 triangles.)

Sewing and Assembling Directions:

block uses 1/4" seam allowance.  

  1. Sew two large triangles to either side of a bar. Repeat
  2. Sew large triangle/bar unit to sides of center bar unit.
  3. Sew one triangle from corner to end of each bar.
  4. Trim Block to 12 1/2" squares.  

Until next time,

My Week

Have you ever had one of them weeks where everything just falls into place?  Well, this is not one of them.  I'll be back later today with an update and my block.

Thank you, for your continued support.  

Until next time,