Craft Diva Buttons for QuiltCon

Hey Everyone,

The Craft Divas are in the home stretch for coordinating our Guild’s Quilt Show.  We are trying to fit in Craft Diva time but it’s been very hard.

So one of the fun things we are going to be participating in for QuiltCon, is a button exchange.   Several people that attend this event, get buttons designed showcasing their business name and/or quilting alter ego.  As a surprise, I got Bizzy Lady and myself buttons designed.

We love they way they turned out.  Now its time to order a larger supply so that we will have enough to exchange with our quilting friends and our new friends that we will be meeting.

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We hope anyone who follows us or is visiting or blog and will be attending QuiltCon, will find out where we are during that week and will come meet us and receive pins from The Craft Divas.

I had some free time and made a very easy 30 minute pencil pouch to store my pins in.

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Hope y’all have a wonderful weekend.

Diva Dane

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1st Quilt Pattern For Our Followers

As promised The Craft Divas will be featuring quilt patterns for our followers to use.

**For personal use only. The Craft Divas original pattern.**

Modern Log Cabin

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The first featured pattern is a design that Diva Dane came up with. We love playing around with different shapes and designs.  This pattern is a very simple and quick small quilt to make.

Supplies

8 various colorful fat quarters

1/4 yd solid background fabric

1/4 yd fabric for binding

20 x 20″ square backing fabric

20 x 20″ batting (Warm and Natural recommended)

 

Cutting

 Measurements include 1/4″ seam allowance.

 Cut (2) 2 1/2 inch strips and (1) 6 1/2 inch strip from the background fabric. Cut all strips the width of fabric. Cut the following from the strips:

  •  3 (2 1/2 x 6 1/2″) strip, label B2, B6, B7
  • 1 (2 1/2 x 2 1/2″) square, label B4
  • 1 (2 1/2 x 4 1/2″) strip, label B3
  • 1 (2 1/2 x 16 1/2″) strip, label B5
  • 1 (6 1/2 x 8 1/2″) strip, label B1

Cut (1) 2 1/2 inch strip from each of the assorted fat quarter fabrics. Cut and label the following from the strips:

  •  1 (2 1/2 x 2 1/2″) square, label A
  • 1 (2 1/2 x 4 1/2″) strip, label C
  • 1 (2 1/2 x 6 1/2″) strip, label D
  • 3 (2 1/2 x 4 1/2″) strip, label E1, E2, E3
  • 1 (2 1/2 x 4 1/2″) strip, label F
  • 2 (2 1/2 x 4 1/2″) strip, label G1, G2
  • 1 (2 1/2 x 12 1/2″) strip, label G3
  • 3 (2 1/2 x 4 1/2″) strip, label H1, H2, H3
  • 1 (2 1/2 x 4 1/2″) strip, label I

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Block Assembly

  Section 1

  1. Refer to the quilt diagram. Join strip F to strip E1. Press seams open. Join strip E2 and E3 to each side of sewn strip combo (F and E1). Press seams open and set sewn strips aside.
  2. Join strip B4 to strip D. Press seams open. Join the previous sewn strip combo from Step 1 to sewn strip combo (B4 and D). Press seams open and set sewn strips aside.
  3. Join strip C to strip B3. Press seams open. Join the previous sewn strip combo from Step 2 to sewn strip combo (C and B3). Press seams open and set sewn strips aside.
  4. Join strip A to strip B2. Press seams open. Join the previous sewn strip combo from Step 3 to sewn strip combo (A and B2). Press seams open and set sewn strips aside.
  5. Join the previous sewn strip combo from Step 4 to B1 Square. Press seams open and set sewn strips aside.

Section 2

  1. Join strip H1 to strip I. Press seams open. Join strip H2 and H3 to each side of sewn strip combo (H1 and I). Press seams open and set sewn strips aside.
  2. Join strip B6 and B7 to each side of previous sewn strip combo from Step 7. Press seams open and set sewn strips aside.
  3. Join strip G1 and G2 to each side of previous sewn strip combo from Step 6. Press seams open and set sewn strips aside. Join strip G3 to the just sewn strip combo.

Quilt Assembly

  1. Join strip combo from Section 1 to B5 Strip. Press seams open.
  2. Join strip combo from Step 9 to strip combo from Section 2. Press seams open.

Finishing

  1.  Measure quilt top. Cut batting and backing 2″ wider (on all sides) than finished quilt top.
  2. Layer backing, batting and quilt top; baste.
  3. Quilt as desired and bind.

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These pictures are steps in the process that I took.

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wpid-20140903_200741.jpg Quilt Top Completed.

wpid-20140908_180347.jpg Sandwiched  and Quilted.

 

We hope that you like this pattern. Please make this quilt and send us pictures of your finished projects. We would love to see it.

Until next time…..

Diva Dane

 

 

 

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Busy Time For The Craft Divas

Hey Everyone,

The quilt show is only 4 weeks away. Bizzy Lady and I are very very busy these last few weeks leading up to the show. I have gotten my quilts quilted. Now it’s time for me to do the binding for 4 quilts.

Bizzy Lady and I are trying to fill in time to do our crafts but we won’t have time until after the show.  We have been designing a quilt to display for everyone. That will be coming soon.

I have almost completed the August Hexie BOM. The next Hexie BOM for September is a chick.

Lately I have seen a lot of of quilting inspirations and my project list has increased.

Until then…

Diva Dane

 

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GLAAQN Quilt Show October 4-5, 2014

Hey Everyone,

I can’t believe its September already. I don’t even want to think about Fall or Winter yet.

Bizzy Lady and I along with another member of the guild are Co-Chairs for 2014 Great Lake African American Quilter Network Quilt Show.

If you are in the Detroit Metro Area October 4-5, 2014. Please come out to the show. There will be over 100 quilts on display. There will be demos, make and take, door prizes and vendors. We will also have several Special Exhibits on display.

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We hope to see Everyone there!!!!

Diva Dane and Bizzy Lady

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Back From North Carolina

Happy Holiday Everyone,

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Labor Day Weekend. My mother, sister and I spend a few days in North Carolina. 

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I feel like a gypsy with all the traveling I have been doing the last 2 months,  but I’m glad to say I am done for a little while. It was very HOT in NC. It’s always good to have time to spend with family.

I was able to go to a quilt shop while I was there. These are my treasues I purchased.

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I was happy when I found this fabric. It’s  extra wide linen. I can’t wait to come up with a design that will showcase this fabric.

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The Craft Diva’s have a lot in store and I hope you come back to see.

Until Then….
Diva Dane

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AQS

Hey Everyone,

AQS was awesome again this year.  Bizzy Lady and I attended 2 classes, a lecture and Quilt-O (which is quilting bingo). We both won items during Quilt-O. These are the items I won.

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I went a little crazy shopping this year. I was hapoy to purchase a couple of spools of Aurifil thread.  I get to test it out and see how it sews.

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My prize purchase was a Mickey Mouse Panel and sister fabric.

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I also purchased Duboni Silk fat quarters.  I can’t wait to come up with a design to incorporate them.

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The classes we took were to learn concave curves. It was very interesting.  I am glad that we learned the techniques.  I will be making a small quilt version of what we learned in class.

Until next time…..
Diva Dane

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Busy Sunday

Hey Everyone,

I hope yall are having a good weekend. I have been on call for work all week so I have staying close to home.

Bizzy Lady and I have been very busy and haven’t had a lot of time to post as frequently as we want. Hopefully we will get back on track. It was nice to see that some of you responding to our previous post by taking the poll. A lot of our readers want to see more projects and how to do post. Stay tuned, we are working on a fun new small quilt for everyone to use for their personal use.

I have been seeing a nail polish quilt on Instgram and of course it was a bright shiny object to me. The free quilt pattern is on Fat Quarter Shop  website. I am so in love with this quilt. It is very fast to construct.  I completed my top, cross stitch quilted and added the binding.  I think I will be making another one.

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I also made a small quilt with fabric choices that I thought were cool.

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I was designing the backing and decided I liked it to much and will make it a top instead.

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So it’s going to be a two part series using black and white fabric to tie them together.

Bizzy Lady and I are super excited because,  we are attending AQS in Grand Rapids, MI this week.  We are taking two classes and two lecture sessions. I can’t wait to go shopping.  I want to purchase Auril Thread and a cool new quilting tool.

Stay tuned for a post from AQS this weekend.

Until then….
Diva Dane

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Greetings From Colorado

Hey Everyone,

I hope y’all had a nice weekend and week so far. Well I am out of town again for work. I am currently in Northglenn, Colorado. It’s very close to Denver. I am having a good trip so far.

We had the day off on Sunday and we traveled to Estes Park. The mountains were very beautiful.

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We also traveled to Boulder, CO and visited two wineries, Bookcliff and What we Love.  The wines were very good. I also purchased 1 bottle of wine to bring back home.

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Of course I found a quilt shop, Fabric Shack. It’s a little shop that also sold yarn for knitting and crochet.

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One of my guild members/sister said I should try to visit Fancy Tiger. I am hoping I will be able to go one day this week before I leave.

We went to Bad Daddys, which is a burger joint here. I had a burger that had Buttermilk deep fried bacon on it. We also had went to Sushi Den and had wonderful sushi.

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Well I hope everyone has a wonderful rest of the week and will talk to y’all when I get back.

Until then….

Diva Dane

 

 

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What Do You Want To See From The Craft Divas

Hello Everyone,

From time to time Bizzy Lady and I want to know from you all what you would like for us to blog about. We have so many things going on and so little time to blog about everything that we are working on.

This is a great time to hear back from our followers. We want to make sure we keep our blog exciting enough for you to keep coming back each day.

Please take a little time to fill out this survey/poll. We would love to hear back from everyone. Please leave comments as well on what you would like to see.

I am also happy to say that Bizzy Lady and I will be attending Quilt Con in 2015.

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Hope to hear from yall. The next time I talk yall will hear from me, I will be in Colorado.

Until then…

Diva Dane

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Projects Projects Projects

Hey Everyone,

During the summer Bizzy Lady and I stay very busy. So I haven’t had a lot of time to do quilting but I have to try to fit it in during the summer. I am leaving next week for a business trip and I will need to take some hand projects with me.

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I have also completed June’s Hexie BOM. wpid-20140719_131516.jpg

I also found a little time to complete two more blocks for a quilt project I have been working on since last October. Its a Michael Miller pattern that I fell in love with. Darling Mums Quilt

I wanted to showcase this modern style fabric that I purchased awhile ago. I didn’t want to cut the fabric up and take away from its pattern, so I thought this quilt design would be good.

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I hope everyone is enjoying your summer and is having a wonderful time quilting.

Until next time….

Diva Dane

 

 

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