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Wedge Wise is Ready!

My newest pattern Wedge Wise is ready for purchase, this is a great funky pattern that needs no special rulers or notions to complete.

http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/quilting/home-decor/wedge-wise—55-12-x-76-12/54717

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Completed Quilts

Im sooo excited to show you the results of a labor of love, here is Wedge Wise:

Don’t you just love it!   This is my favorite creation yet!  This will soon be available on etsy n craftsy as soon as I get the pattern written up.  I will share the link with you when it’s up.

Here is Movin’ Up:

I really love the modern feel to this. It flow soooo beautifully. Sooo to be available as well.

Last but not least….Furrows

Isn’t she pretty, another fun modern design.

 

I couldn’t have made these without my talented quilters: Karen, Lori, & Becky.

A huge thanks to my friend Debbee who graciously does my binding. She is a God send. I have been soooo busy with pattern writing and construction these would get delayed….she is a wis at binding, that girl does it soooo fast and you can’t see the stitches or anything.

See you later, Kris 🙂

 

 

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it’s been busy between posts!

I’ve been so busy with life and creating and quilting. Here is ,y latest design called Wedge Wise:

Photo: This one is called Wedge Wise.  My favorite so farIt hasn’t been quilted in this pic, just completed here, but it’s finished and let me tell you, it’s beautiful. I think my best design so far! I will post the finished product when done with the binding!

So here is a quilt completely finished and soon ready for immediate download; It’s called Looking Glass

Photo: Looking Glass Quilt

It’s a very fun colorful quilt with stained glass window panels. Love it!

Here is my daughter with a gift for teacher appreciation:

It’s a fun Dr. Seuss quilt. It’s the teachers favorite character. She loved it!

We got a little distracted with the Science fair project! But it’s done!

Here is my newest ink. We lost my mom in dec. she was from new Zealand – hence the kiwi with Maori flair. 

 From this… to this…  

with the older one. He loves cookies!

So as you can see with the peak into my life it’s been a tad bit busy.

Oh, here is the link to my to my etsy page with my patterns. I have them on sale right now for instant downloadable patterns so far – check it out:

http://www.etsy.com/people/thehopperco?ref=si_pr

like us on facebook, check ,mout on twitter at: https://twitter.com/thehopperco and on pintrest. See you there and drop me a line, I would LOVE to hear from u!

 

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i DID GET ALOT DONE

Can you tell i am excited!!! I did get alot done today. Just typing up direction s and doing illustrations now. I was on surfing the web tonight and saw this cool article at the craftsy blog and thought you might enjoy it to so here it is:

Stitch and Flip

When you stitch and flip with batting underneath, it’s called “quilt as you go.” I’ve put together a simple stitch and flip quilt block tutorial using batting, which could be a great way to make a hot pad or mug rug. You can use this same method on a larger scale to piece and quilt an entire baby quilt in one step!

Quilt As You Go: Stitch and Flip Tutorial Fabric Requirements: – 9” square of thermal batting – 9” square of backing fabric – (1) 4” square for fabric center – (4) 2 1/2” x 10” fabric strips – (4) 5” x 5” fabric square or large scraps for corners – 1 strip 2 1/2” x WOF for binding

Stitch and Flip Step 1

Step 1: Cut a 4” square of fabric for the center and arrange it on point, as pictured.

Stitch and Flip Step 2

Step 2: Add a 2 1/2” strip of fabric to one edge of the center square, with right sides facing. Pin and stitch 1/4” from the edge of both fabrics.

Stitch and Flip Step 3

Step 3: Flip the fabric strip back and press. (If you’d like to quilt straight lines on top of the fabrics to add texture, Elizabeth Hartman shares a great tutorial on how to do this.)

Stitch and Flip Step 4

Step 4: Add a new strip to the next side of the center square. With right sides facing, stitch the strip to the other two fabrics. Flip back and press.

Stitch and Flip Step 5

Step 5: Continue to stitch and flip fabrics around the block until the center square is completely framed. Square up the block with your rotary cutter and ruler.

Stitch and Flip Step 6

Step 6: Add fabric to each corner using the stitch and flip method. Pin the fabric strip to the block, stitch and flip back. Press the triangles and trim the entire block.

Stitch and Flip Step 7

Step 7: The back of your block will show the quilting lines, so make sure to use a matching thread instead of the contrasting thread used here.

Just add binding and your stitch and flip quilt block is ready to be turned into a pot holder, mini quilt or mug rug! No thread will be visible on the front of the block (only the back), but you may add quilting designs if you’d like a more textured look and feel. If you like this technique, Alex Anderson shares a stitch and flip baby quilt pattern which goes together so quickly, the longest step might be binding the quilt!

Really cool huh! I’m going to have to give it a try, also while I wasn’t working today, I was taking a break, ok a long break, any who this is what I found on ebay:

Item picture

It’s a:

I got it for $14.99 with free shipping – so stoked.
Ok, back to reality… as soon as I get the patterns printed up I will share them with you!
oh oh oh one more great idea i’ve got to try:
Individual Chicken Pot Pies!! 

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Chicken Mixture 
1 tablespoon vegetable oil 
1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces 
1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup) 
1/2 cup chicken broth 
1 cup frozen peas and carrots 
1/2 teaspoon salt 
1/4 teaspoon pepper 
1/4 teaspoon ground thyme 
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 oz) 
Baking Mixture 
1/2 cup Original Bisquick® mix 
1/2 cup milk 
2 eggs

Heat oven to 375°F 
First, start with Bisquick baking mix, milk and eggs .Combine and start with a little less than a tablespoon in each greased muffin cup or use muffin liner
Next add your filling .. Add about ¼ cup of the mixture to each cup.
Finally, top it off with one more tablespoon of the Bisquick® mixture.
Bake for 25-30 minutes then pop them out of the pan.

Chicken Mixture
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 cup frozen peas and carrots
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground thyme
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
Baking Mixture
1/2 cup Original Bisquick® mix
1/2 cup milk
2 eggs

Heat oven to 375°F
First, start with Bisquick baking mix, milk and eggs .Combine and start with a little less than a tablespoon in each greased muffin cup or use muffin liner
Next add your filling .. Add about ¼ cup of the mixture to each cup.
Finally, top it off with one more tablespoon of the Bisquick® mixture.
Bake for 25-30 minutes then pop them out of the pan.

 

See ya soon!

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This is going to be a productive day!

I have alot to accomplish today. I am going to start by:

Planning on turning these onto something really cool today!
Planning on turning these onto something really cool today!
This is a continuation of what I started yesturday. It’s really cool. Can’t wait to post what I have!
I’m going to be writing up my patterns today and maybe even some quilting.
 
I have this on my quilting table yelling at me every time I pass saying…. Hay you      Remember me.     Finish me.    I had a quilting mental block.   Trying to quilt something different in each block.     Must get done!
 
Ugh, the pressures of life. LOL :)-
 
So, what are you working on today?  Who is your favorite quilt designer(s)?  Are you a traditional or more modern quilter?
 
I would love to hear from you. Drop me a line!
 
Now, go sew!     sheepishly….me too
 

 

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I’ve been really busy!!

I know you will be impressed, I have been sewing up a storm! I have designed about 3 more patterns and have sewed these out just need to finish writing up the pattens!

Check it out:

Fun quilting
Photo: Fun quilting
 
Photo: Going place quilt

Watchya think? Cool huh…it’s called Going Places!!!! It’s a great pattern from baby to king! Can’t wait for this one!

I saw this recipe on FB and have to share!!!!

It’s the drink you will never forget~Strawberry Punch…………  so refreshing 1 can (46 ounces) pineapple juice, chilled 2-1/4 cups water 3/4 cup thawed pink lemonade concentrate 3/4 cup sugar … 1 quart strawberry ice cream 2-1/2 quarts ginger ale, chilled Directions In a punch bowl, combine the first four ingredients. Add ice cream; stir gently. Add ginger ale; stir gently. Serve immediately. Yield: 6 quarts. Nutritional Facts 1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 74 calories, 1 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 11 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.See More
Photo: It's the drink you will never forget~Strawberry Punch............  so refreshing 

1 can (46 ounces) pineapple juice, chilled
2-1/4 cups water
3/4 cup thawed pink lemonade concentrate
3/4 cup sugar
1 quart strawberry ice cream
2-1/2 quarts ginger ale, chilled
Directions
In a punch bowl, combine the first four ingredients. Add ice cream; stir gently. Add ginger ale; stir gently. Serve immediately. Yield: 6 quarts.
Nutritional Facts
1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 74 calories, 1 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 11 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.
 Isn’t that pretty. I LOVE strawberries! Must try!
 
Here’s what I’m working on tonight:
This one is REALLY cool. Love this one, I know you will too.
 
Ok, one more to share!
So there you have it!
 
Happy Quilting!!!
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My Common Quilt Sizes!

Crib 23X46

Throw 40X60

Twin 40×75

Double/Full 54X75

Queen 65X80

King 80X80

Cal. King 85X85

 

These are the sizes I like the best, what’s yours?