Thursday, February 11, 2016

Yes --- It's a BLUE Heart!

In 2007, I created my Crazee Patch Paper Pieced Heart Pattern.  In 2007 with a group of quilters, we made a quilt for at Breast Cancer Fundraiser.  In 2011, we made another one!  It's a fun and easy to make paper pieced heart pattern.

You can find it on in my Pattern Store.  Links are in my sidebar. It is a FREE PDF Pattern.

Tonight I made a BLUE Heart!

You know I love blues....

I love it! 

I will probably add borders and make a table topper for the center of my dining room table.

I selected some of my favorite blues.

My PDF Pattern includes the paper pattern for printed to sew on and several photos of the Crazee Patch Heart in a quilt and as mini quilts and other ideas. It does not include instructions for paper piecing. You can find tons of "How To Paper Piece Tutorials" online.

Visit Marcia Wachuta - Crafty Sewing and Quilting's Craftsy Pattern Store »

Hop over and download my Crazee Patch Paper Pieced Heart for FREE! 

Want to see the Heart in "Pinks" and in a quilt? Click Here

Enjoy your day!


Saturday, February 6, 2016


It's a thread painted blue and purple baby owl!

I knew right away when the Project Quilting Challenge was announced, what I wanted to do. We were to be inspired by thread. I want to thread paint on raw edge applique'.

But I didn't know what I wanted to create.  Then I saw Linda's watercolour that she shared on instagram.  You can find Linda at linlovespaper on Instagram.

Linda was inspired by Kelly of cookstah on Instagram.

I was inspired by both Linda and Kelly to create my little thread painted baby owl.  I named it Blueberry! 

Here's the backside of the quilt.

These are all the thread colors I used for my thread painted baby owl.

Here's how I made my raw edge applique' pieces for thread painting.

I used a fine point sharpie marker to draw the lines so I would know where to stitch when I started quilting --- thread painting on the raw edge applique'.

I am linking it up over at Persimon Dreams for Season 7 Challenge 3 of the Project Quilting Challenges.

Click here to see all the Project Quilting Quilts that were created this week.

Enjoy your day!


You will find many other raw edge applique' thread painted quilts on m blog.

Search at the top Thread Painting and First Bloom and Confetti

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Taking Time to Play --- Minutes for Me!

I have said it before, we need to take time to play and anyway what else would a quilter do on a Saturday?

I received a gift card for Christmas and I decided to use it for some fun stuff!

I bought 3 yards of fabric, a new scissors, and 2 paper punches (2 inch size).

Here's the beautiful fabric. I will use it for something fun! Of course, it is BLUE!

I cut several of each from an assortment of colors.

These will be fun to play with my grandson. 

I have been making fabric hexies for an I Spy Game to use with his I Spy Quilt that I made him last year for his 2nd birthday.

I have seen live Skype visits where he plays the matching game and I watched a video of him playing with his cousins, but I can not wait to see him play in real life when I visit him.

These are the ones I sent this week.  I can't wait til they arrive. I am sure he will love them. I had to make them in larger sizes so the item would fit on the hexie.

I really had fun with the cardstock hexagons.

Through Skype and when we are together, we can play color and counting games. My grandson speaks Dutch and English. I can also learn some words in Dutch. Like colors and numbers. This will be fun!

I made a card to mail to him next week.  I will fill the card with circles and hexagons. 

My daughter can write the words in Dutch for him and for me!

Take some time to play ..... Minutes for Me!
Enjoy your day!


This is the link that takes you to the Fiskars Extra Large Squeeze Punches.  
There are a variety of punches.... I want them all!