Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Know thy Machine : Post # 10 Kelly (2)

Today's guest is another Kelly!

Most of you knew her as Vintage Mum!

Now she's transformed into a Humming Bird!

She has been amazing with quilting too... But with now being a single parent, she does not get much time... Lets hope she soon gets back her mojo!

Head over to her blog to see what she has to say...

Know Thy Machine : Post # 9 : Kelly

Today's guest on the KTM blog hop is Kelly from Sew Kelly Sew.
She started quilting in 2010 (after attending the local MQG meeting!) She started her blog to keep track of the ONE quilt that she wanted to make - a birthday quilt for her daughter! (Apparently she has continued blogging, but has not completed that quilt!)

Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Last week when my parents were in town. I took the top panel off of my Juki to see if my dad could figure out where the wiring was off causing the light to not work. (aka a problem not big enough to pay for it to be fixed). 

what my juki machine looks like inside
Janice's guts!
My repair guy at Vogue told me to open it up and see if I could see anywhere that the mechanical parts were rubbing on that wiring circuit. Dad works with electric / wiring etc... so why not? 

Well first off WHOA there's a lot going on in there! I was nervous like a parent would be while their child was in the operating room for a minor surgery. I was worried about things not being put back where they were supposed to be. 

Those little whitish loops up there are the oil wicks. 

The oil wicks are AWESOME! lol. I'm not sure why I didn't think of them looking like that... but they soak up the oil and gently deliver it to the moving parts inside. 

We did not find any weak or damaged parts in the wiring... so it's probably something in that control panel... not worth messing with to fix. It looks like I'll be looking for a new light source soon! 

Hi Dad! 

We got the machine put all back together and tested everything to be sure!

She's working just perfectly - but still no light. 

I'd take a perfect stitch over a light any day!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Know Thy Machine : Post # 7 : Emily

Today I'm not just introducing our "Know thy machine" guest - but also hosting her Q/A here on my blog. 

Today's guest was the first person I met from the Chicago Modern Quilt Guild (she gave me a ride to my very first meeting!). We have the same name, and you may recognize her work, as we sew together often (to all of you who commented on my {Modern} Robin WIP last week - half that piecing is her work!). 

Our guest is the other half of "the Emilies" - Emily Becker Bruzzini! She sews quilts and fabulous kids clothes, and she shares her work on her flickr page. She's been reluctant to start a blog just yet (I think peer pressure is going to win one of these days!). She happens to be cool enough to participate in a blog hop without having a blog!


Know Thy Machine: Emily Becker Bruzzini 

1. What machine(s) do you have? Brand and Model.
I have one sewing machine that I use and it is a Husqvarna Viking Sapphire 850.

2. When and where did you buy it? What were the reasons for selecting this particular model. What was its approximate cost. 
I bought my machine at a local dealer which has since gone out of business.  When I bought it I went into the shop and wanted to buy a floor model to keep the cost down and so after trying out the ones in the store I liked her the best!  I selected the machine because of the large harp.  The machine was a floor model so I paid a little more than half the price that I have seen online which is about $1,900.

3. What do you like about your machine? Have you named it? Have you made a cover for it? 
I like the large harp on my machine (10”) and the needle position feature, it helps me get my seam allowance just right!  There are two lights to help me see what I am working on and it has a nice long free arm for when I am sewing sleeves onto garments and such.  I also love that by just tapping the foot pedal I can lower the pressure foot and even the needle and I can lift the pressure foot to different levels to get everything positioned just right.  

Her name is Lydia Claire she is named after my maternal grandmother’s grandmother (Lydia) and what my mother would have named my sister if I had one (Claire).  I have not made a cover for her but she came with a plastic one and it is pretty nice and sturdy but needs some prettying up.

4. Does your machine give you any problems? Could you tell us a few? 
I sometimes have problems when I FMQ with thread getting caught on the lowered feed dogs.  I guess I could go and get it checked out but covering them with a bit of template plastic works well!  

5. What do you sew on it mainly? Quilts, Clothes, Bags etc. How much time do you spend sewing on it? What are the features of the machine that help you improve your work? 
Quilts, kids clothing and pouches I sew a bunch of stuff!  I spend between 1 and 2 hours a day sewing sometimes much much more and sometimes less.  The needle down and the adjustable needle feature and the button hole are amazing and so easy!

Lydia Claire - decorated for Emily's birthday!
6. What advice would you give others when deciding about which machine to buy? 
Think about the features you want and go to a store and test drive some machines.

7. Will you share with us a special memory associated with your machine? 
I don’t know if I have any specific special memories except all the good times we spend together sewing and figuring things out, playing with friends (at retreat we are very cliquey with Janice) and making beautiful things for people we love!

8. If you had unlimited resources in the world, which machine would you choose to buy and why? 
Oooh that would take so much research!  Maybe a Juki, I am jealous of my friend Emily who can go really fast but I also love the quiet of Berninas and then again I like my machine.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Know Thy Machine : Post # 6 : Vicki

Today's guest is great with FMQ! She had a focus on Free Motion Quilting series earlier this year...

I know her from a sewing group on facebook - Modern Quilting, and she's pretty awesome! 

Please welcome, Vicki from Sew Inspired.

Friday, October 26, 2012

So many ideas!

So the blog here has been lacking in recently sewn items - that's what happens when you have house guests, then recovery week, then family in town! 

Pretty Little Pouch Hop - Pouches I've made in the past year -- That's not even all of them!
A lot of the my free/sewing time this past week or two has been dedicated to organizing and planning. Elaine and I have just announced our very first blog hop - the Happy Little Pouch Hop, Shruti and I are doing the Know Thy Machine blog hop, Doll Quilt Swap will be starting soon (I'm sharing the Head Mama role this time!), etc etc etc. :) It's all happy planning though! I love that this blog has allowed me to create a community focused on sewing and creativity!

Along with all that planning, I'm itching to make pouches! HLPH planning makes me want to try all the new pouch tutorials! I have some new ideas too. It's a good thing - since Elaine and I have decided to challenge each other to make one pouch a day during our pouch hop! That's a lot of pouches!! :) It's perfect timing though, pouches make perfect Christmas gifts! 

I've got so many projects running through my head right now I can't keep them all straight! 

I'm going to plan on sewing all night tomorrow night. Here's my list of things that I should work on:

  • October bee block - and packaging up (September's block too so I can mail them! eek I'm such a bad bee person right now!)
  • Something fun to drop in Shruti's package. :) I can't just send a pouch can I? If I'm going through the trouble to mail something to India, I might as well make it worth it!
  • FMQ Lindsey's quilt - it's all ready!
  • Prep binding for Michelle's Quilt
  • Try out a new Pellon product... see if it'll do what I think it will!
Just a short list there... see when I sew I like to have options laid out so that I can do the type of sewing that I'm in the mood for (mind numbing, creative, all attention needed, finishing). I always like to make lists and feel compelled to cross off one or two things during that sewing session.

PS: I wish I were at Quilt Market right now!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Know Thy Machine : Post # 5 : Sara

Our guest today is a pretty awesome lady - and one that I've had the privilege of meeting in person!

She makes the most awesome bags, EVER! And have you ever seen someone cut up a quilt that they spent 48 hours making?

Well, that's Sara from Sew Sweetness

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Know Thy Machine : Post # 4 : Jennifer

Our guest on the blog hop today is one wonderful lady - I'm sure you all know her!

Please welcome, Jennifer from Ellison Lane Quilts

WIP Wednesday!

{Modern} Robin - Quilt top finished!
The biggest progresses I've made this week have been behind the scenes kinds of things. I've been working to secure a blog sponsor or two, I've been planning and scheduling for the "Know Thy Machine" blog hop that started this week, following along with the Cathedral Windows QAL & the Tula Pink sew along, but the biggest thing this week???? 

It's the Happy Little Pouch Hop - blog hop that Elaine and I are organizing!! 

This past week has been the time where this blog hop went from being just an idea to being an actual event! :) For the Happy Little Pouch Hop we'll have several guest bloggers to share their pretty pouches, new tutorials, and reviews of some favorite pouch patterns and tutorials! There will be prizes and we want you all to join in with the pouch making fun!! Check out this post for more details! I hope you're ready to make some pouches!!!

But for right now, here are those WIP's listed out! :)

In progress:
Quilt tops finished- {Modern}Robin

To be quilted - Lindsey's quilt... it's basted and everything (the binding is even prepped!)

No progress -
Bella quilt
Michelle's quilt
Roseann's quilt
Mom's bow clutch
13 Mug rugs
Half finished Mors bag for CMQG 
... a zillion other things. 

Happy Little Pouch Hop - A blog hop for pouch making enthusiasts!

Are you a little pouch happy (or perhaps a bit of a pouch addict)? Are you interested in a little pouch eye candy, tutorials, and pattern reviews? If so, please join Elaine and me for the Happy Little Pouch Hop!

Starting Monday, November 26, we will have two weeks of pouch inspiration, pattern reviews and tutorials from some happy pouch bloggers! We've started a Flickr group too so that you can join in the fun, and we will have prizes that will be awarded each weekend of the blog hop.

Here are our Happy Little Pouch Blog Hoppers!

Emily from Mommy's Naptime
Elaine from Dashasel Sews
Courtney from Mon Petit Lyons
Lucy from Charm About You
Hollie from Undercover Crafter
Katie from Katie's Korner
Lindsay from Lindsay Sews
Michelle from I Like Orange
Sara from Sew Sweetness
Holly from Bijou Lovely
Heidi from Fabric Mutt
Elizabeth from Don't Call Me Betsy
Emily from Mle BB
Shruti from 13 Woodhouse Road
Beth of Plum and June
Kaelin from The Plaid Scottie

and of course, 

Please join us in the fun and share your pouchy makes in our Flickr group

Prizes have generously been donated by:


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Know Thy Machine : Post # 3 : Doris

Today's stop on the hop is at Doris' blog Made by a Brunette 

A brunette herself, she has been designing forever - I'm even counting the art she created on the back of her home doors as a kid (shhh, her parents believe it was her brother who was the artist, though...)

She learned to sew clothing as a kid, learned to hand-quilt as a teenager, but then got too busy for quilting and sewing.  After finishing up her formal education, she picked quilting back up, and hasn't stopped since.  She is the co-founder and President of the Des Moines, Iowa, Modern Quilt Guild, co-owner of a new pattern business, Row House Creations, and overall sponge for all things art, quilt, DIY, design and graphic!

And, don't forget to stop by Shruti's blog for a chance to win fabric from the Fat Quarter Shop!

Sweet & Tiny Keychain - My New Pellon Project!

Check it out! The instructions for my tiny keychain are now available for free download on Pellon's website! 

christmas gift

These little things take just a little fabric and a little time - they'd be perfect to add to your Christmas gifts! 

bike keychain

I've made a few of these now, and by far that one at the top is my favorite! I really love the punch of that AMH ribbon! 

bike keychain

If you're lucky enough to be going to Quilt Market this weekend stop by Pellon's booth and you just might see these little keychains there! Take a picture of them for me - it's my first time of having something made by me at Market! :) 

Know thy Machine : Post # 2 : Kimberly

                             Today's guest on KTM Blog Hop needs absolutely no introduction...

A quilter for 12 years, she is a part of one of the most popular online fabric shops!

Hop over to her blog to know about her machine.

And here's a question about yesterday's post.
This is your chance to win a $50 Gift Certificate from Fat Quarter Shop

What is the name of My Juki Machine?
Leave a comment with the correct answer On Shruti's post.
Winner will be drawn on Monday 29th October 2012

Monday, October 22, 2012

Know Thy Machine - Juki Tl98e / Singer Confidence

This post is a part of the Know Thy Machine blog hop. Check back at Shruti's blog tomorrow, she'll be asking a question related to my post here. Leave her a comment there for a chance at our awesome prizes! 

Today I'm answering our questions in reference to my two latest sewing machines. I have several sewing machines, but these two are the ones I've used the most during my recent years of sewing and quilting. I think you'll notice, I'm pretty in love with my machines! 

Juki Tl98E / Singer Confidence. The Singer is set into the table, but you can tell in this picture
how much difference in harp space there is! 
1. What machine(s) do you have? Brand and Model.
I have a Juki TL98E, and a Singer confidence (and... two more but we won't go into those)

2. When and where did you buy it? What were the reasons for selecting
this(these) particular model(s). What was its approximate cost.
My husband bought me the Singer confidence for Christmas about three years ago - I didn't pick it but it was a huge upgrade from my generic sale rack Singer that I'd been sewing on previously. She cost in the $300 range new.

My Juki came to me by way of my guild friend Robbi. I mentioned at a guild meeting that my singer had such a small harp (the space between the needle and the body of the machine) that I didn't know how I was going to quilt the queen sized quilt top I'd finished. She suggested that I could borrow her "spare" Juki but I knew I wasn't going to want to give it back - so I asked up front what it retailed for - she offered to sell it to me for the price she'd bought it for (she had gotten it from a friend). Are you sitting down? I paid $300 for her! Yowza! I can't believe that I lucked into that, the retail price for the current model (same machine essentially) is in the $900+ range.

3. What do you like about your machine? Have you named it? Have you
made a cover for it?
The Singer is named Nancy - after "Sewing with Nancy" I like that this little machine powered through a lot of quilts. I have pieced and quilted at least 15 quilts on this machine. I like that it is a hard working machine and easily fixable. Nancy is a good machine and I recommend it for a beginner/intermediate. She sews nice stitches and is consistent.

My Juki is named Janice. Janice is FABULOUS! I tell you, if you have the money to upgrade do it! First of all she is FAST. By fast I mean she sews about 1500 stitches per minute (nearly twice as fast as Nancy!). When I said that I really lucked out on this I did, it's everything I would ever want in a machine, speed (speed!!!), large harp space, and she sews and quilts like a dream! The other selling points is that she comes with a knee lift bar (the coolest thing I never knew I needed, but now I couldn't live without!), and a thread cutter. These two things make even basic sewing much much more efficient.

By the way, I name all my machines using "old lady names" ... the other machines are: Betty (White), and Wilma (Singer).

4. Does your machine give you any problems? Could you tell us a few?
Singer Confidence: Yes we've had a few problems. I have knocked the take up lever out of line once or twice (easily fixed) and somehow I wiggled a screw loose not once but twice. Oh yeah, I've also worn out the bobbin winder motor (lol). I've never had a problem with any of the electrical stuff. All the problems I've had were really just from over use. As far as the stitches go, it's pretty consistent. I've had a few issues with tension and stuff but nothing major.

Juki tl98e: I've had no problems to date (I've had the machine for about 7 months). She's thirsty and likes being oiled at least every week (I sew almost every day). That's not a problem, just something I really need to remember sometimes.

5. What do you sew on it mainly? Quilts, Clothes, Bags etc. How much
time do you spend sewing on it? What are the features of the machine
that help you improve your work?
Singer: I sewed quilts mostly. Occasionally I'd sew a zippered pouch or baby dress. The snap on presser feet are cool, it makes switching feet a lot easier. The fancy stitches would be cool for someone who used them, but I rarely did.

Juki tl98e: I sew mostly quilts, but also many many zippered pouches. I sew an average of 1-2 hours a day (sometimes much more, and sometimes less). The speed and durability of the machine has really helped my work - I can get a lot more done in less time, and I don't have to worry about how thick the fabric is etc (when making pouches). The harp space as I said is amazing - free motion quilting is much easier because of the harp space and speed (I once free motion quilted a queen size quilt in 2.5 hours!). The knee lift and thread cutter are very helpful too no nonsense but it really makes chain piecing so much faster!

6. What advice would you give others when deciding about which machine to buy?
I would advise people to keep in mind how much they sew and how they might be sewing in five years. If you're a serious sewer you'll probably benefit greatly by waiting and saving up for a while to get that higher quality machine. If you're just getting started a mid-grade general machine is an excellent start. Buy your machine with the next several years in mind. Also, I'd recommend finding a repairman / educated sewer / dealer who can help you learn the ins and outs of your machine. It's good to have someone to go to if you have questions.

7. Will you share with us a special memory associated with your machine?
My favorite memory about my Singer Confidence is when I was having problems with it acting up / sounding funny so I took it in to my repair guy Jim. Jim is amazing and knows his stuff. He couldn't find anything wrong with it right off, so I had him check it in to work on during the week. I got a call the following week saying that it was ready and that it didn't require and parts so it was the basic maintenance charge ($30)... he went on to explain that he and the shop owner spent more than five hours with it apart trying to figure out exactly what was wrong... the problem? I'd wiggled a screw loose in the take up lever area! He'd never seen that before and I explained that yes - I'd just finished a marathon sewing day and had sewn for hours straight. Haha. Hilarious!

I love my Juki Tl98E!
8. If you had unlimited resources in the world, which machine would
you choose to buy and why?
I would buy the newer version of my Juki. It's essentially the same but has a speed control lever so you can set the max speed to be lower. It'd be a nice backup. Honestly I don't think I want another machine. I like my Juki. :)

I'd love to hear your opinions on your machines! What is your dream machine?? Is your machine holding you back?

Know Thy Machine!! Blog hop starting now!

I've been working with Shruti on this blog hop for a while now, and I'm the first up! That post will be up next, but right now I'll give you the details of the blog hop!

From now until the end of November we'll have a guest each day who will post about their sewing machine(s) - telling us what they like and dislike about them, and what their dream machine would be!

We've got a different guest for each weekday and we have some awesome prizes too! 

Here is the schedule for the first week:

Monday, October 22 - Emily from Mommy's Nap Time
Tuesday, October 23 - Kimberly from Fat Quarter Shop 
Wednesday, October 24 - Doris from Made by a Brunnette 
Thursday, October 25 - Jennifer from Ellison Lane
Friday, October 26 - Sara from Sew Sweetness 
Saturday, October 27 - Vicki from Sew Inspired

And for the prizes you ask? Well how about this - a $50 gift certificate to Fat Quarter Shop each week! 

Drop by Shruti's page for the full rules and a list of the questions we'll be answering. Feel free to play along and post your answers on your blog too! Drop us a comment if you do, we'd love to read along!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Tula Pink Sew Along!

I"m so excited to be guest blogging over at Sew Sweetness today for the Tula Pink Sew Along!

Head on over and scope out the button-covered pillow I made! 

I'm a real fan of Tula Pink fabrics, and her book is pretty fabulous too! Beyond all that though, she seems to be a pretty down to earth person. My favorite thing though? She calls her fans #TulaTroops! Awesome!

Who is your favorite designer and why? Are you stalkerish about someone? 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Michelle's Love Emblem Quilt

I have to be brutally honest here - I've been putting off this quilt for about a year. I'm not sure why, but I just wasn't feeling very inspired to put it all together.

It probably starts off with the fact that I don't typically follow quilt patterns for anything. I design my quilts myself, and create them as I go. This project is different from my normal in so many ways. First it was requested by my best friend from college, Michelle (Schell). I don't usually accept requests for quilts, I make what I want to make in the order that I feel inspired. But, if anyone deserves a pretty quilt it's Schell. She quit a bad habit (which we won't go into here) about 10 years ago (just before I met her). That was a life changing thing and it's still hard and emotional. So - with that considered I agreed to make Schell a quilt.

We'd come to the agreement that she would buy the fabric and batting, and I would make the quilt. We decided upon Anna Maria Horner's Love Emblem quilt... and worked on pinterest and to pick  out fabrics.

Here's the thing, if I would have started this quilt right now it'd be so much different. 1) I don't think I would go with a pattern at all - I would have sketched out a couple ideas and let her pick. 2) I have a much more defined sense of color and balance... these fabrics are not exactly having the balance I want.

But it's going to work and it's going to be beautiful!

Last weekend when Michelle was in town we went to fed-ex to enlarge the templates... then I cut them all out and we chose which fabrics would go where. Today I cut the pieces and assembled the center panel. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. Next up is adding the heart in the center and borders to bring it up to a usable size!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Can you teach me how to quilt?

This is a topic I like to think about.

So many times when people realize that I quilt they tell me - "I could never learn that!" or "I'd love to try quilting one day, maybe you can teach me." 

I love having friends over in my sewing 'studio' to play around and work on a small project while learning some basics. It's fun to see the look on their face once their first project is complete! 

Some people make their money teaching quilting classes, and I'd be lying if I said that I hadn't considered it. But- I don't want to teach beginners. 

One of my long-term quilting goals is to teach advanced quilting. Maybe I'd teach paper piecing, or better yet, how to design your own paper patterns, or precision piecing while using teeny tiny pieces. I could teach modern quilt composition, or any number of things - I haven't found my exact niche yet! 

Why then don't I want to teach beginners? There are a lot of reasons, but as I often think about this, it boils down to the fact that I love quilting too much. I love it, and I want to share it with others. If you want to learn, then I am likely willing to teach you - but I don't want to be paid for it. I want you to learn the love of quilting in a more open setting, where you're free to be yourself and free of stuffy classrooms. 

I'd rather share my passion for quilting for free than get paid for it. 

I'm always trying to pass it back around - I learned so much from other bloggers in the beginning of my journey - and now, I just want to share it right back. So if you're my friend or co-worker and you're reading this, I really mean it when I tell you to come by anytime. I'd love to share this fantastic hobby with you! I warn you though, you might just get hooked!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Vacation, House Guests, and a Bit of Sewing!

It's been quite a week here! Last weekend my family took a trip out of town for the weekend to enjoy some fall festivities! We had a lot of fun, and then returned home just in time for my best friend from college, Michelle, to come stay for the week! 

Whew! Vacation and house guests! That does put a little bit of a cramp in one's sewing - but you wouldn't know it since I'd scheduled a couple posts ahead of time! 

While Michelle was here she suggested that maybe she could try quilting for the first time - of course I agreed! She chose this sweet kindle cover tutorial from Clover & Violet. Michele was inspired by this cross pillow - so we did a simple fused layout like this for the pieced section!

Michelle - quilting for the first time!
Michelle owns a sewing machine, and has sewn a couple receiving blankets, and skirts. This week she got a crash course in rotary cutting, piecing, straight line quilting, binding, and seam ripping. Ok so she didn't have to seam rip very much at all - but I was surprised that she'd never had to seam rip before!

The beautiful finished kindle cover!!
I'm very impressed with how her kindle cover turned out! We had a blast picking out that binding fabric at Joann's (while Michelle showed off her quilted cover piece to the ladies at the cutting counter). I may or may not have bought a few yards of Denise Schmidt fabric for a whopping $3/yd!
{Sew} Beautiful Bee - September!
While Michelle sewed I worked on a few random projects. I worked on finishing up the last of 13 mug rug tops that were commissioned by my MIL for Christmas presents. I also finished last month's bee block (oops - way late on this one!), and pieced the 2" square borders for my next Bubble Quilt

Border for the next bubble quilt!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Check it out! I'm on Bernina's Blog!

A few months ago I was approached by my friend Erika about writing a blog post for Bernina's We All Sew blog.... so of course I wrote about how to piece teeny tiny pieces! Go read all about it. Here's the link

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Cathedral Window QAL: Block Four

Click here for more info about the QAL!

I can't believe we're already nearing the halfway point of the Cathedral Window QAL! Here is my contribution, the Opposing Waves block! 

I  had a lot of fun putting together this block. I cut the pieces at a slight bias for extra curve, although that step isn't entirely necessary it will give your waves a more dramatic effect. The fabrics I used were Kona Curry, and Kaffe Fassett Shot Cotton in Lichen and Moor. The shot cottons look really amazing in this block, although it is hard to take pictures of that amazingness!

Block size: 12 ½ ” x 12 ½ ” unfinished

Fabric Requirements:
8” x 14” of three fabrics
5 ½ ” x 12 ½ ” of one fabric

The green fabric pictured here is 8" x 14"
The purple fabric is where you would trim down to get your "bias cut" pieces.
From each of the three 8” x 14” pieces cut a 5 ½ ” x 12 ½ ” rectangle at an angle so that the corners of the ruler are on the edges of the 8” x 14” piece. This will provide a slightly biased edge without wasting too much fabric.  

Take one bias cut 5 ½ ” x 12 ½ ” rectangle. Fold one 12 ½ ” edge back 1” and press.
Repeat on the other two bias cut rectangles. Leave the straight cut 5 ½ ” x 12 ½ ” rectangle flat; this will be the base fabric.

Lay one bias cut rectangle on top of the base fabric so they overlap by 1” on the long side. Align the raw edges of the two pieces with the fold of the bias rectangle on top. 
Repeat using a second bias rectangle on the opposite side of the base fabric.
Repeat again on the second side of one of the bias pieces.

All layers in order, marked, and stitched along the lines.
Pin all layers together, and use a disappearing fabric pen to mark the following horizontal lines across all the pieces:
·         ¼” from bottom
·         4 ¼” from bottom
·         8 ¼” from bottom
·         ¼” from top

Carefully sew along each of these marked lines.

Press the vertical fold between each of the lines away from the base fabric. The bias edge will curve gently. Each curve should be approximately ½” at the widest part. Press the curve into place.

Press one vertical row then top-stitch the curve close to the folded edge. Repeat for all rows.

Trim block to 12 ½ “ x 12 ½ “

If you make one of these be sure to add it to the Cathedral Window QAL Flickr page and you may win one of the fabulous prizes! And as always, if you make a block using this tutorial I'd love to see it! Add it to my Flickr group too!