Friday, 20 April 2018

Diamond Painting...Even Kids Can Do it 😊...Kai's First Diamond Painting

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In This Video, Kai.B Shares her video of her doing her very First Diamond Painting, Yep that's right her First Diamond Painting...and she is hooked on the craft/Hobby... Diamond Painting is such an easy craft that even kids can do it...Kai has more Diamond Painting Kits on the way, she has also got her sister hooked too...For your own Diamond Painting Kit Check out the link above to all the gorgeous designs you can get in Diamond Painting. They come in different sizes too... There is something for everyone's tastes... Thanks again to Bec and Kai for allowing Darvanalee Designs Studio to share your Diamond Painting video with our YouTube Community.

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Monday, 16 April 2018

Show'n'Tell Monday, April 16th 2018

Show'n'Tell Monday, April 16th, 2018

So what is show and tell Monday?...

Well put simply this is something that we do in our Facebook Group
each we are given a topic to ponder the Thursday before, then I post a YouTube video On the Monday Afternoon Australian Time. This is so that the rest of the world will wake to
it on Monday morning.

Then members of the group answer or show us what the theme is...
in the comments directly below the post...
So I thought I would share this with the broader community,
so here I am showing this weeks topic.

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Request to Join you do that by clicking this link
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Each week Sarah Posts up a new topic for us on a Thursday, and this was her post this week :) :) 
This week's YouTube Video can be found 

Show and Tell Monday, April 16th - Alrighty…get your walking shoes on, take that dog or cat with you on a walk or even a spouse or friend and look for patterns…
something that could be used as a quilting pattern, take a picture and post it or describe it to us if you are one our YouTube Comments...
The only rule is, you can not use anything in your sewing room. Although I did show what I was going to use in my sewing room to complete the inspiration, I get from the Trees at the end of my Street...
That would be too easy because being in that room will create the ease of finding a pattern. So you have to really “look” beyond the comfort of your sewing room. You will be AMAZED at what you discover.

"Till next time
Happy Quilting & Crafting ")

Saturday, 14 April 2018

Block of the Month (BOM) Block #4 April 2018

Block #4
Handy Andy

So let us get started!

What you Need:
1 fat Quarter White Fabric - Background (either plain or tone on tone)
1 Fat Quarter each Orange and Yellow Fabric ( Either plain or print)
Sewing Machine with ¼” foot
Rotary Cutter
Cutting Mat
Quilting Ruler (affiliate Link)
Matching Threads
Thread Snips
Best Press
Iron and Ironing Pad

Cutting Instructions:

You can Find your printable cutting instruction HERE
a colouring page for you to use HERE
or you can use the table below

Cutting Instructions

From the White Background Fabric

Cut 6 ✂ 3⅜”  Squares then cut diagonal to yield 12 triangles.
Cut 9 ✂ 3” squares
Cut 2 ✂ 3¾” Squares and diagonal once and then again
to yield 8 triangles
Cut 4 ✂ 3⅜" Squares then cut diagonal to yield 8 triangles.


Cut 2 ✂ 3⅜" Squares then cut diagonal to yield 4 triangles.
Cut 2 ✂ 3¾” Squares and diagonal once and then again

to yield 8 triangles

Block Assembly
Now onto the Assembly of your Block
and Don't forget we have a Video Tutorial for you
to follow along with you can find the Video

We are using SCANT Quarter inch seam allowance throughout the pattern and pressing Seams Open.  Please Reduce your stitch length
2.0 or 1.8 depending on your machine.

First, we are going to create our Half Square Triangles (HST)
You will be creating 4 Orange & white HST and 8 Yellow and white HST.
Reduce your stitch length to 2.0 or lower to what
The machine will allow, We do this as we are opening up our seams. This action of lowering
Our stitch length will stop the block from coming apart.
To Create your 4 HST units, you will,
take your white and Orange triangles from cut A
with right sides together sew an
Scant ¼" inch seam allowance from one corner
diagonal to the opposite corner.
Now Press open.
Your HST should now look like the picture below
Repeat with the remainder of the triangles.
You will now have 4 units.
Now repeat for the Yellow Triangles
you should have 8 Yellow and white units.
Press seams open and trim to 3 inches square.


Next, we are going to create our hourglass blocks
take your 8 remaining orange triangles and 8 remaining white triangles
and with right sides together sew 4 sets of the triangles with white on the left
and orange on the right-hand side...then repeat with the remaining triangles
but this time with the orange on the left and white on the right.
Then once they are sewing together, you will then nest your seams, pin and sew together
to form an hourglass block...Trim to 3-inch square

Remembering to use scant ¼” seam allowance and press your seams open
Not sure how to do this, Please refer to the Video
We have posted on YouTube.
You can find it HERE

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There that way you won’t miss out on any
Of my future videos.

Hourglass Block 

Now onto Block assembly

Step 1.
Assemble your first row as pictured below

Step 2.
Assemble row 2 like pictured

Step 3.
Assemble row 3 as pictured

Step 4.
Assemble Row 4 as pictured

Step 5.
Assemble Row 5 as pictured

Step 6.
We now are going to assemble the block follow the
images below and the arrows...
Make sure that you press your seams open and nest
your seams..refer to the video if you are not sure.

Your block is now assembled and ready to be set aside
do not trim your block until we have all 12 finished
Make sure that you have ¼” around the block we will not lose any points when it
comes to final Assembly of your quilt. Set this block aside.  

Finished Block
Called “Handy Andy”

I hope you enjoyed your Third for the Block of the Month.
Please don’t forget to share your gorgeous blocks with our
Facebook Community.
We all love seeing what you are creating.
Join us again next Month for another Block

Happy Quilting ") N