Sunday, September 27, 2009

Arizona Greyhound Fall Festival

OLB has created many items for sale at the Fall Festival in Tucson:

Please visit

Our quick video tour shows our craft table with baby quilts, bibs & receiving blankets, computer wrist rests, wallets, coasters, microwave baked potato bags, sewing machine caddy, bun warmers, wine bags, My Minkies, crayon holders, more dog, cat & hound place matts, a Fairy wall hanging, and best of all, our Christmas tree with hounds wall hanging. We will also have hound throw pillows (pillows for hounds to play with), fleece blankets, and quilts for hounds & babies.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Trip Around the Star Class

Please note: The incorrect name was given for the specialty tool required for the class; it should have been "QUILT in a DAY's Triangle Square Up Ruler." If you do not have one and are unable to pick one up prior to class, one will be avalable during class and there will also be copies of the grid for everyone. We will first concentrate on making the STAR block.


Choose 5 fabrics for the star & make a fabric key

Press fabric (I use Best Press or Magic Sizing for this) & cut as follows

#1 - lightest - (cut 2 - 2 1/2" strips & 2 - 1 1/4" strips)

#2 - medium light - (cut 1 - 2 1/2" strip)

#3 - medium - (cut 1 - 2 1/2" strip)

#4 - medium dark - (cut 1 - 2 1/2" strip) #5 - dark - (cut 1 - 2 1/2" strip)

You may also press (again using Best Press or Magic Sizing) & cut your 2" strips for the "trip" per the instructions in the pattern.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Magic Tiles Quilt Materials List

We will work on this project Feb 23rd and there will be a Sat. class to finish up if needed. Heidi giving instruction.

Fabric for tile portions:

12 fat quarters of fabric OR 12 cuts of 1/2 yards of fabric (if you purchase the 1/2 yard pieces you will have enough for a queen size quilt.)

Additional fabric for construction:

1st Border - 1/2 yards of fabric
2nd Border - 3/4 yards of fabric
Binding - 3/4 yards of fabric
Grout - 1 1/2 yards of fabric
Thread the same color as the grout fabric

(Queen size quilt will need extra border and grout fabric)

Cutting instructions:
Cut a 16 1/2 by 16 1/2 inch block from each of the 12 fabrics for lap size quilt.

Cut 24 squares 16 1/2 by 16 1/2 inch blocks from the 12 different fabrics for a queen size. Bring the scraps for making 1 additional block.

Cut one inch strips of the gout fabric. Cut selvage to selvage.

Bring sewing tools; sewing machine, rotary cutter, scissors, seam ripper, etc.

Christmas Party 2008