Beth M. Emmett
Beth M. Emmett

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Hexagons at Last

I love the grandmother's garden quilt pattern but that many hexagons has always seemed like a real life's work type of thing.

For our last quarters quilt book club at Seasons of Home we are doing...

One of the yummiest quilts you've ever seen. I actually picked this out for the store myself because I couldn't walk away from it!

Anyway, there is a small hexagon panel in it and...

Ahhhhh!!!! It was so easy! A sharp needle is very important but besides that it's pretty low energy. Since I'm pregnant with twins low energy is about my limit. I did this all this morning in about 2 hours or so. 40 hexagons! Now I'm just whip stitching them together and I'll be done.

Here's another cute little block from the quilt. They're so much fun!

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Awesome 30's

I'm not sure the 1930's can be considered awesome but the cute prints from it definitely are! Here is one of the cutest quilts I've seen using these great reproduction prints.

It's actually really easy and in about 2 days of a few hours wrk I had this...

I'm totally in love with it. The pattern is by Geoff's Mom Patterns.

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Friday, May 17, 2013

Quilted Projects

 These are two quilts from our sisters retreat this year that I just got back from Natalia,
My cousins are such lucky girls. They turned out beautifully. LOVE SISTERS' RETREAT!!!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Two Big Projects Done!

This first one is from Jill Finley's book "Stitched Together." Me, my sisters, mom, grandma, aunt and cousins did 12 of these last year and my mother-in-law liked it so I made her one for Christmas/mother's day. I love her and all she does for me and my family.
 This is a quilt I did for our Quilt Book Club at Seasons of Home. Last month we started Moda's "Sweet Celebrations" book and did a really cute tote, this month is the Valentine's Day apron and next month we are doing this quilt. It turned out really beautiful made out of "For A Cause" from Moda. It's soft and pretty and I think of it as my own mother's day gift to myself.
Two jelly rolls, one "For a Cause" and one snow white moda solid, some yardage for the yellow and borders and that was it. I love jelly rolls!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

A Few Things From HMQS

This will soon be made up in the store because I want it so bad. Queen sized coming right up.

Ruffle bummed romper for my 2 yr old and maybe my 5 year old. She's pretty cute, I think she can pull it off.
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Saturday, April 27, 2013

New and Pretty

This is my adorable new sewing desk. I'm planning a whole thing of course so I'll have more to show. I just can't get over how cute this green table is. They are available to order at Seasons of Home.

I also hung my cute little buckets from Ikea above the desk for quick to reach tools.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013


Here are a few pictures from the last week or two that have really made me want to get out my needle and floss.  My friend is making the adorable embroidered picture above that has the saying, "Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without."
 This is a vintage baby pillow that one of the ladies brought to the Heber Valley Quilt Guild to show us.
This rose is from a beautiful queen size quilt my aunt has hanging in her craft room. The entire edge is the cross stitched roses. SO BEAUTIFUL!

I hope you see lot so things to inspire you this week.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Sisters' Quilt Retreat 2

The rest of us focused on a super cute ruffle purse or a fun larger purse.

Here are a few close ups.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Sisters' Quilt Retreat

We had another successful and fun sisters' quilt retreat this year.

Amber's quilt out of Basic Grey's new fabric line "PB & J".

Heidi's new quilt out of the same fabric line.

Jennifer's quilt, fabric from Mama Said Sew and she added yellow to match her house.

Those are all the quilts that were done. We focused on the log cabin but a few decided to do the easier diamond quilt (I don't have a picture if the other one but Marci did the same quilt as Heidi). Using jelly rolls of course! I also missed getting a picture of my Grandma's log cabin blocks but hers isn't finished yet. She's making a king quilt from Kaffe Fasset jelly rolls. It's beautiful so far!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Jillily Studios Open House

To say I was excited to have Jill Finley of Jillily Studios come to Seasons of Home for an open house is an understatement. I was still not prepared for how AWESOME it would be. She showed of the quilts from her new book, "Home Sweet Quilt" and they are even better in person.

Here are some pictures of the fun event.
My sister and I made cupcakes for the party and they were delicious. I candied lemon peel to put on top.

We had a big group of Jillily fans

This quilt was so cute in person and she showed us how to make all the lettering out of bias.

Her book has a lot of variety of projects. This is her wool table runner.

This queen sized quilt was a real crowd pleaser. The tulips of the bottom are beautiful.

She even has an easy curved piecing project. Tempting!

Here is Seasons of Home's Jillily Corner.

Here is Jillily's fabric line available at Seasons of Home.
She showed us "Applique the Jillily Way" and it was so good to see how the real pro does it. I'm in the process of making the cover quilt and it's a lot of applique. After the show I think I have a pretty good handle on how to make my pieces look perfect. The picture below has the quilt I'm making on the sofa. The very simple quilt on the wall... WOW. Awesome. Seeing them all in person really got me pumped.


Friday, January 11, 2013

Ghastlie's Block of The Month 3 & 5

Ghastlie's Blocks 3 & 5

Here are a few pictures to help you cut out your scenes correctly. The instructions mention a template but I decided to not include one and forgot to rewrite that section. Sorry!!!

I made a template out of freezer paper and found it the best way to get an even diamond.
 My template triangle is 10" high and 10" wide. This is half of your diamond, or you could trace the whole 10 X 20 in. diamond.
 Because I used wax paper, I could iron the triangle onto the first half and then trace it, I used my friction pen. Then I lined it up on the second half and traced that half.
Cut it out with scissors so you don't go into neighboring scenes unnecessarily.