September 27, 2015

Zen Apples

The Fall Mystery "Zen Apples from San Francisco Stitch Company. These are the 5 x 7 versions on batik four patches.

September 22, 2015

Scan n' Cut Hearts for the Fire Project

These are some of my appliqué hearts for the Kerrie's donation quilts. She is heading up the "Hearts for the the Fire" project in Lake County, CA.  All the hearts received will be made into quilts for the fire victims.

I'm in such a learning mode with my Scan n' Cut right now anytime I'm presented with a cutting project I will attempt to do it with the Scan n' Cut. This was a perfect timing to try some of the  built in designs, and try the increase/decrease feature.  There were several built in heart outlines in the 550 Scan n' Cut. I picked one that has no frilly edges and increased the size to 5.25". The Scan n' Cut proportionately increases any measurements you may enter into the machine which is a plus.

The request was to place the hearts on 10" pastel hearts on white or off white backgrounds.  

If you are interested in donating a  heart quilt block, please read the following from Kerrie.

For nearly a week, our Lake County has been hit with a devastating “fire storm” that continues to burn.  Nearly 600 homes are gone and all of us seem to have someone affected in some way.
Many quilting friends lived up on Cobb mountain, in Hidden Valley or Middletown.
Several of those friends have nothing left but ashes.   There is a portion of God’s Word in Isaiah 61:3 that says, “To console those who mourn (in Zion), To give them beauty for ashes......”
If you would like to help turn ashes to beauty please make a quilt block –  applique a heart in the center of a CUT 10” square using pastel colors, sign your name and town along the side of the heart, and mail to Kerrie’s Quilting  1853 N. High St.  Lakeport, CA  95453. 
The blocks will be set together to make quilts for at least  5 ladies that I know of who lost all their sewing/quilting things in the fire.  
Deadline—October 8

Sew warmly & thank you     ~~Kerrie