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Row by Row Rockin Row Robin

Row by Row Rockin Row Robin

on Nov 6, 2014 in Blog, blogging others, quilt, Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you weren’t with the blog a few years ago, you might have missed this Mystery Row Robin Quilt Along?organized?right here on ReannaLily Designs. It was a summer project in 2011. The mystery is over and all of the row patterns are revealed. This project was really fun. Each row is authored by a different blogger. So you get Mystery, Rows, Blog Hoppin, and a free quilt pattern all in one event. Check out the original event HERE. It was a really fun. The premise is, at the time, you got the surprise of not knowing what each row design would be. (Like a real Row Robin Quilt) You also got the satisfaction of making the rows yourself, so they would all coordinate and fit together nicely. Each row also had a few options for you to make more blocks-per-row to grow your Row Robin quilt to your own desired size. See some of the color ways and completed variations & add to the official Rockin Row Robin FLICKR...

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Hexagon Wall Hanging Class Sample

Hexagon Wall Hanging Class Sample

on Jun 18, 2013 in Blog, book, classes, Houston Quilt Market 2013, quilt, Uncategorized | 0 comments

And now back to good ole sewing and quilting posts! I’ve been working on a Class Sample for the Hexagon wall-hanging in Hexagons Made Easy. I hope to teach the class locally (in Texas) and I have a spot to teach at the Houston Quilt Market this fall. (!!!!) I’ll have more details on that for you later, as we get closer to October. So lets see the quilt: It is made exactly the same way as the Hexagon Circle chapter in the book. Since this will be a kit, offered with the class in Houston, the size has been altered slightly to make for easier class and kit cutting. I quilted this piece on my home sewing machine, since it is 30″ square. First up, making the quilt sandwich…. mmmmm….. sandwich…. Next I wanted to show you how much fuzz is on my free motion quilting foot. Is that “bearding” or just a dirty foot or what? Is it a problem? I did use a batting scrap from my longarmin’ friend- so I really don’t know what kind/brand it is. It was soft, so I grabbed it. That will NOT be the case for the kits. The Houston kits will have batting sponsorship from a wonderful brand. (details coming soon) But in the mean time- What’s up with the fuzz?   And some quilting fills. I used 4 total fills on this sample. This quilt design is perfect to make a quick project and practice those free motion quilting designs you’ve seen all over the internet, at quilt shows and in book stores. I love doing the free motion quilting. Wanna see how the quilting designs turned out? All in all, not too bad. As always, click to enlarge the image.   One sample down. A few more to go. I know when I see quilts in books or in classes/shops, I love to see the different colorways. So I suppose it is fair to show you the original quilt here too- in the “original” colorway. Neutral colored cotton background, Anna Maria Horner scraps in the...

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Drawstring Backpack and Girl Scouts

Drawstring Backpack and Girl Scouts

on Mar 9, 2012 in accessories, Blog, charity, pattern, sewing, Uncategorized | 0 comments

One of the popular tutorials on this site is the Drawstring Backpack. It is made from a fat quarter of fabric + ribbon. Check out this email I recently received from my friend in New York: “I just thought I would share with you what one of my Girl Scouts did to earn her Gold Award. Using your Fat Quarter Drawstring Backpack tutorial, she had volunteers (including myself, Ann D. and Alison V.) make 60 “Doodle Bags” and stuffed them with goodies. Erika was also working on her high school “Senior Project” and worked Art Therapy into the project, thus killing 2 birds with one stone. The bags were all donated to the Golisano Children’s Hospital at the University of Rochester Medical Center for the use of the young patients there. Betty’s Quilting donated all the fat quarters when the store was closing, this past year. And QuiltWoman.com helped subsidize the cost of printing the coloring book Erika designed (you can see it under the purchased coloring book). ” When I asked my friend the age range of the girl scouts she told me: “The sewers ranged from 17 up to their 60’s. Erika had a number of groups sew. Also, the woman’s guild at her grandmother’s church did a lot. Erika had girls in younger troops sew the pencil pouches.” How great is that?? I’m so happy the tutorial was able to help....

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Rose Hill Quilt Guild

Rose Hill Quilt Guild

on Aug 12, 2011 in Blog, blogging others, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Here’s a bit of exciting news- I was asked to speak about my pattern company and my recycled uniform designs from Deploy That Fabric, at a local quilt guild! I will be giving the program at the Rose Hill Quilt Guild on August 16th. The meeting is from 7p-9p. If you are in the Wichita area and would like to hear about my designs and see tons and tons of quilts, come check out the lecture. I will also have patterns and books their for sale, as well as the trunk show. See you soon! You can find more information about where they meet on their website....

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Shop Hop Haul

Shop Hop Haul

on Oct 3, 2010 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Can you call it a “haul” if you’re reasonably certain you spent the least amount in a fabric store… in the history of fabric stores? That’s ok, though. I recently went through my stash to find a bit of gray. I’m really liking some of the modern quilting blogs & the projects they are featuring with gray fabric. Sure- check out the stash… to my surprise (and yours, and my husbands!) I don’t own gray fabric. I took the shop hop opportunity to grab a few pieces. Grays. I also snagged a green dot Moda fat quarter and a little Katie Jump Rope. Hooray for orange… and green…and gray! (No, these are not all going to be in the same quilt.) So that is my big fancy haul. Nothing too glamorous, but all things on my “shopping list“. Yes, there’s an app for that....

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Military Life

Military Life

on Nov 6, 2009 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

As you know, or maybe you don’t, I am a military spouse in this small, yet humongous, community dedicated to protecting our freedoms. My heart goes out to fellow military families at Ft. Hood. On a much more up-beat note, my little brother is also Active Duty and he returned safely from the sandbox this week. Hooray!!!

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Give Away

Give Away

on Apr 8, 2009 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

I’ve been working with another military spouse to provide the item for her give-away. Is a little quilted wallet using Heather Bailey’s Fresh Cut fabrics, made by me. Head on over to her blog to comment for the...

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Zipper Classes!

Zipper Classes!

on Dec 30, 2008 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

I need to post the details of the upcoming zipper class here for you- If you’re local and want to learn how to put in a center-applied zipper while making a 15″ pillow cover, this class is for you! Class Information Date: Jan 9th, Friday and Jan 12th, Monday Time: 9a- Noon Where: My home Cost: $15.00 + supplies RSVP: reannalilydesigns@hotmail.com To reserve your seat, you must pre-pay Space is limited to 4 students, per class. *Supplies: 1/2 yard of fabric for a 15″ throw pillow 1 regular, traditional zipper, 12″ long. Bring: Sewing Machine + ZIPPER Presser Foot Scissors Coordinating Thread As of Dec 30th- I have two spaces open in the Monday class. If you’re thinking you’d love to take a class, but you’d rather another time/day- I can set up a class with you and at least 3 of your friends. Contact me for more info....

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The Pottery Place

The Pottery Place

on Nov 16, 2008 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

I can’t believe I forgot to blog about this! Ok- this is kinda kitsch-y and silly- but fun none the less. A couple months ago one of the lady’s groups here on base went to the neighboring town to a pottery painting place. It was fun. I have painted pottery before, in college, but you know- the glaze never looks like how it will turn out after its fired. I was very skeptical. So we get to the place and I think “I want something that will go in my kitchen.” And after a bit of time I decided that I wanted something to match my curtains. Yes, this is the insanity… I picked a sushi plate. Sure, I don’t make sushi in my house- but it seemed like a good flat tray. The lady’s in our group decided that it would be the prefect size for a whole pile of chocolate covered strawberries. …yummmmm… I drew out the design and painted it. I put on three coats of glaze and I wasn’t sure if I had stayed in all the pencil lines. Didn’t know if it was going to look streaky or sloppy- Got me. That glaze is tricky stuff. There ya have it. I’ve got a Chocolate Covered Strawberry plate that matches my curtains. Mission accomplished. Wait… I still need the strawberries! And of course, my daughter its just itchin’ to go to pottery place. I am hoping to do it, with enough time to make Christmas ornaments… but who knows....

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Moving slowly

Moving slowly

on Jul 1, 2008 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Ok, its been an exciting move! Our household goods are arriving in 3 total shipments. We received one yesterday and one today… and of course, the Etsy shop inventory is all on the last shipment, “the quick air shipment” which is, evidently, traveling by blimp. =( In other news our move has NOT been the smoothest, but we did all make in one piece. We went from Seoul to Honolulu to Salt Lake (layover) to Dallas, to Austin, To San Antonio, to Austin to home. WHOOO and that was all in about 10 days. Now we’ve started receiving our boxes and my new house is absolutely covered in cardboard. If only Pottery Barn would popularize the cardboard look, I’d be stylish and finished. But alas, I do still have a little work to do. Here’s a vacation photo for ya- Wiamanalo Beach, Oahu. Bellows Air Station, beach front cabin rental. Beautiful!!!...

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