Archive for June, 2013

June 29th, 2013

Baby Gifts

by Julie Hirt

Don’t you just love making baby gifts?  A friend of mine just had a sweet little baby girl named Beatrice Birdie.  Is that not the cutest name ever?

I already knew I was going to send her the Superstar quilt with the crochet edges if she had a girl.  But that didn’t seem like enough so I added a couple of burp cloths.


Then I decided with a middle name like Birdie I just had to make an applique onesie:



THEN I decided she needed a new bib as well.  (I could seriously go crazy making baby things)

This is the smallest patchwork I’ve worked with, they are 1″ squares. Now I really appreciate all those teeny tiny patchwork pieces I see.


The backing of the bib and burp cloth are white cotton chenille. I find it washes up really nicely and actually absorbs quite a bit.


Now I’m finally happy with the gift and it’s in the mail!

What is your favorite baby item to make and give?



Linking up with Better Off Thread – Sew Cute Tuesdays!

June 26th, 2013

Thursday Threads 6/27

by Julie Hirt


It’s really 6-27, but for some reason we’ve always said 6-2-7.   Paul and I had our first date on 6/27/07 and were married on 6/27/11.


So that’s where the name for my blog came from. I love my Paul!

Since our deck is finally complete I was able to get in a little sewing.  This block is for one my Scrappy Trip Bee mates:


She requested pinks and brights, I hope she likes it!  I still have a couple more to work on – I forgot how much I enjoy making this block.  It’s fun to see it all come together.

Here is my version of the Garfunkel block for Block Rock’n.  I’ve already posted it, but here you go:


The Garfunkel and the Caldonia are definitely my favorites so far.  I’ll  be making more of this one for sure.

I’m a little behind on my Lucky Stars blocks.  Oopsy.  Between Block Rock’n and Lucky Stars I have several blocks that I may combine into a quilt.  I really like how the brights pop with the dark fabrics. Maybe some black sashing?

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What have you been working on?


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June 25th, 2013

Garfunkel Block

by Julie Hirt

Finally snagged a picture of it!  Sorry I didn’t get this posted with the pattern release.


I think the Garfunkel and the Caldonia are my favorites so far.

If you make one be sure to let me know, I’d love to see it!


June 24th, 2013

New Blogger Hop

by Julie Hirt

Better late than never!   I will be participating in Plum & June’s Let’s Get Acquainted New Blogger Blog Hop this summer.   I have some catching up to do since I’m joining late, but I’m really excited to find some new blogs to follow.  Can never get enough quilty inspiration.

Plum and June

Check out some of these bloggers – they are amazing!


New Blogger Blog Hop Participant Schedule:
June 7th
Nancy @ Owen’s Olivia
Amy @ 13 Spools
Ashley @ Wasn’t Quilt In A Day
Casey @ The Studiolo
Nanette @ Yeah, I Made That
Ange @ Heart Of Charnwood
Kim @ Robot Mom Sews
Erica @ Kitchen Table Quilting
June 14
Julie @ Jolie Maxtin
Melissa @ Melia Mae Quilting
Adrianne @ On The Windy Side
Molli @ Molli Sparkles
Laura @ Little And Lots
Sarah @ Duck Egg Threads
Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation
Cari @ There’s A Thread
Valerie @ Between Quilts
June 21
Leigh Anne @ Ella’s Cottage
Stacey @ The Tilted Quilt
Sarah @ Quilt Candy
Jackie @ NW Patchwork
Liz @ Beadqueene’s Bits And Baubles
Erica @ Happy Fabric
Stephanie @ Simple Sewendipity
Lauren @ Seraphym
Amy @ Cloud CouCou Crafts
June 28
Green @ So Sew Green
Gwendellyn @ The Rainbow Revolts
Jessica @ Stitched In Thyme
Amira @ Little Mushroom Cap
Kathy @ Kayak Quilting
Michelle @ Factotum Of Arts
Paula @ The Sassy Quilter
Kris @ Sew Sunshine
Camilla @ Faffling
July 5
Christa @ Christa Quilts!
Alyce @ Wonderland By Alyce
Anna @ The Crooked Banana
Rachel @ Sew Happily Ever After
Stephanie @ Quarter Incher
Shayla @ Sassafras Lane Designs
Caroline @ Carolines Craftiness
Lisa @ Hilltop House Creative Works
July 12
Karen @ Karen, {Novice} Quilter
Anne @ PlayCrafts
Rachel @ Let’s Begin Sewing…
Jan @ Sew And Sow Farm
Anna @ Quilting Along The Grain
Cath @ Wombat Quilts
Sarah @ {no} hats in the house
Christen @ Love by Hand
Julie @ 627handworks
July 19
Karen @ Little Birdie Quilting Studio
Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures
Katie @ Snuggle Up With A Dish From Karma
Alison @ Making Happyness
Ella and Nesta @ Ella & Nesta’s Little Room
Adrienne @ Chezzetcook Modern Quilts
Nicole @ Modern Handcraft
Aylin @ AyliN-Nilya
Kelsey and Amanda @ Everyday Fray
July 26
Vicki @ A Quilter’s Mission
RobinSue @ RobinSue Quilts
Elisa Lea @ Lovelea Designs
Elizabeth @ In The Boon Docks
Jenny @ A Note To Follow Sew
Lorna @ Sew Fresh Quilts
Sonia @ Fabric & Flowers
Emily @ Sew E.T.
Em @ Sewing by Moonlight
June 23rd, 2013

Block Rock’n Week 8 – Garfunkel

by Julie Hirt

Are you having a good weekend? I am – our deck is almost done!  Thank goodness.

Now onto the good stuff… here is the Garfunkel block.



There is a variation to this block. You can make the center hexagon solid or like this:


The template has the optional area marked.  If you choose to make the first variation be sure your fabric covers the entire center piece (both 8 and 8b).

I looove Paul Simon!  As soon as I made this block the name Garfunkel just fit.   My musical tastes are all over the board.  Maybe it’s because I grew up listening to their music that makes me love them so much?

Couple of my favorites.

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This one is just Paul Simon… close enough :)

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Due to changes within Craftsy, I am moving the patterns to Etsy. 
Buy the entire series of 12 blocks for $5 or each block for $1.  

Download HERE

Feel free to share within sewing groups if you use this pattern as your Bee block!
It does NOT need to be purchased multiple times. Same with the series purchase.


Hope you enjoy this one.   I’ll be posting a picture of the block I made shortly!

If you make this block I’d love to see it:


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Edited 6/25/13 to add a photo of the block I made



June 19th, 2013

Thursday Threads 6/20

by Julie Hirt

Welcome to Thursday Threads!

I hate to admit this, but this week has been a sewing bust.  We are working on a deck so my free time has been sucked up “supervising” (ok, watching) and I haven’t touched a needle or thread.  Very disappointing for me.

AND I realized Block Rock’n was last Friday… for some reason I thought it was THIS Friday.  So, I’ll definitely be releasing a new paper piecing template this week.

Found out this evening I’ll be joining in Plum & June’s blog hop!  Can’t wait to visit all the blogs and get some new inspiration.

Since I’ve been such a dud this week I’d really love to see what you have.


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