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Friday, March 30, 2018

Pokemon Friday: End is Near! (Sashing)

Hey SewAlong friends! It's Pokemon Friday again! Better late than never! I hoped to have this post up this morning, but I ran out of time to do it last night, and then remembered my son had an assembly at school where he was getting an award, so we were gone all morning!

I can't believe we've done the 12 blocks already, and it's time to sash and border. You only need one color for this, unless you want to change it up.. I'm doing it all in my background color. The top row with the Pokemon logo will be slightly different because those blocks were 19" sq. instead of 20" sq. like the rest of them. So that the logo ends up centered in the top row. 

Let's go!




*Cut or piece the following:

Bright Turquoise (background)

(6) 2 1/2 x 20 1/2"
(2) 4 x 19 1/2"
(3) 2 1/2 x 64 1/2"
(2) 5 1/2 x 74 1/2"
(2) 5 1/2 x 85 1/2"



Stitch the horizontal rows together first. The top "Pokemon" row will use the two rectangles that are 4 x 19 1/2", on each end of the row. It should come out to the same measurement as the rest of the rows. Then stitch the rows together using the 2 1/2 x 64 1/2" strips. Once complete, stitch on outer borders according to numbered arrows. I hope this diagram makes sense!



I've checked the measurements over and over but let me know if you find a discrepancy. 

Finished Size: 74 x 95"

I can't wait to see finished quilts pop up! I've still got some catching up to do with my blocks as I've had to stop to do other sewing, but I will catch up SOON!

This has been so much fun. I still may have other additional blocks pop up now and then, but probably not until after I catch up with these blocks and get to work on the backing that my son wants!

Thanks for sewing along! Please please tag me over on IG so I can see your quilts if you post them. :D (@kellifanninquilts,#pokemonfridays, #pokemonquilt)

You guys are the BEST!

xoxoxo

P.S. *CLICK HERE* for downloadable PDF



Friday, March 16, 2018

Pokemon Fridays: Dratini (Block 12)


Welcome back to Pokemon Fridays, where this week we're making Dratini. He seems to be some kind of flying worm. ;)




I can't believe it's already time for the last block! Although, my son has drawn up a special quilt back for this one. So I'll probably post the tutorials for that, too as I get to it. But for now, this is the last block for the quilt top, and then in two weeks, for the next Pokemon Friday, I'll post the sashing. I haven't had a chance to sit down and figure it out, yet.

We were attacked by the flu a couple of weeks ago, and then my seasonal AND food allergies went all kinds of haywire, and I am STILL coughing and trying to get my energy back. I've been kind of a mess over here lately. ha! Just trying to keep up with life!




But enough about that, onward to the cutting! :) Dratini uses three colors of blue, two colors of grey, black, white, & background. Eight colors in all. I have listed the Moda Bella solids name of each, if you're using the bundle.





Bright Turquoise (background):

1 1/2" sq. (13)
1 1/2 x 2 1/2" (7)
1 1/2 x 5 1/2" (2)
2 1/2" sq. (3)
2 1/2 x 3 1/2" (1)
2 1/2 x 4 1/2" (2)
3 1/2 x 5 1/2" (1)
4 1/2 x 5 1/2" (2)
5 1/2" sq. (1)
5 1/2 x 11 1/2" (1)

Bluebell (lightest blue):

1 1/2" sq. (2)
1 1/2 x 2 1/2" (3)
1 1/2 x 3 1/2" (3)
2 1/2" sq. (2)

Little Boy Blue (medium blue):

1 1/2" sq. (8)
1 1/2 x 2 1/2" (4)
1 1/2 x 3 1/2" (1)
2 1/2" sq. (2)
2 1/2 x 4 1/2" (1)

Amelia Blue (darkest blue):

1 1/2" sq. (4)

Black:

1 1/2" sq. (22)
1 1/2 x 2 1/2" (15)
1 1/2 x 3 1/2" (4)

Off-White:

1 1/2" sq. (7)
1 1/2 x 2 1/2" (3)
1 1/2 x 3 1/2" (1)
1 1/2 x 4 1/2" (1)
2 1/2" sq. (1)
2 1/2 x 4 1/2" (1)

Silver (lighter grey):

1 1/2" sq. (7)
1 1/2 x 2 1/2" (3)
1 1/2 X 3 1/2" (4)

Graphite (darker grey):

1 1/2" SQ. (7)
1 1/2 X 2 1/2" (1)






As always, stitch together the pieces indicated by the small grey arrows first, then according to the numbered arrows. When done with each section, label and set aside.

*NOTE: light blue has the measurements written in black, medium blue has the measurements written in white. (sometimes they are hard to tell apart in the diagrams.. for me anyway) :)

Same with the greys. Lighter grey has measurements written in black, darker grey has measurements written in white.








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Assemble the block, and you will have a Dratini!



Thanks for sewing along! :D And for putting up with my skipping a week here and there! This has been a lot of fun!

I'll sit down and get the sashing measurements all worked out, and have them ready to post for the next Pokemon Friday, if not sooner.

Also, I'll come back and link up the downloadable PDF this weekend!

*EDIT* CLICK HERE for downloadable PDF!

Hope you are all well, and avoiding the flu and every other illness out there!

Happy Stitching!


xoxoxo
 
Friday, March 2, 2018

Pokemon Fridays: Ditto (Block 11)


Welcome back to Pokemon Fridays!

This week, we're up to Block 11 (only one more after this!) and it's Ditto.



He's pretty simple and goes together in eight sections. Onward with the cutting! Only four colors are used this time.



Bright Turquoise (background):

1 1/2" sq. (7)
1 1/2 x 2 1/2" (5)
1 1/2 x 3 1/2" (2)
2 1/2" sq. (2)
2 1/2 x 3 1/2" (1)
2 1/2 x 4 1/2" (2)
3 1/2 x 6 1/2" (1)
4 1/2" sq. (1)
4 1/2 x 10 1/2" (1)

Amelia Purple (Dark Purple):

1 1/2" sq. (13)
1 1/2 x 2 1/2" (10)


Amelia Lavender (Light Purple):

1 1/2" sq. (6)
1 1/2 x 2 1/2" (4)
1 1/2 x 3 1/2" (2)
1 1/2 x 5 1/2" (2)
2 1/2" sq. (3)
2 1/2 x 4 1/2" (2)
3 1/2" sq. (2)
3 1/2 x 4 1/2" (3)
3 1/2 x 5 1/2" (1)
4 1/2" sq. (1)
5 1/2 x 6 1/2" (1)

Black:

1 1/2" sq. (7)
1 1/2 x 2 1/2" (10)
1 1/2 x 3 1/2" (6)
1 1/2 x 4 1/2" (2)
1 1/2 x 5 1/2" (1)
1 1/2 x 9 1/2" (1)




As always, stitch together the parts indicated by the small grey arrows first, then according to the numbered arrows.









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I am still playing catch-up with my blocks but wanted to get this up on time. I'm hoping to catch up this weekend. My son's had the flu all week. :(  Thankfully no nausea & vomiting, just a fever that spikes up and down and a nasty cough. Calling the Dr. again in the morning, but hoping that he wakes up in the morning fever-free. He doesn't feel too horrible other than that, he's having some video game time and reading lots this week.

Thanks for being patient and sewing along with me! We're almost done!



In other news, I cleaned up my blog so it doesn't look so cluttery! All of the same stuff is still here, it just looks a little different. I'm still kind of "moving in", and making sure everything is where it's supposed to be. Hope to see you soon, over on IG, and hope to have my blocks caught up by the time the last block rolls around!

**click here for ditto PDF instructions**

*edit* I forgot to include this! It's not in the PDF, so you'll have to come back here to view it, it's the block assembly. You can probably figure it out on your own, but here it is anyway, I can't believe I forgot to include it in the original post! Well, yes I can. My son had the flu all week, and I ended up coming down with it too. :/ BUT we are all on the road to recovery now, and I am catching up with life!  OH! Also, I edited the cutting instructions for bright turquoise to include the 4 1/2 x 10 1/2" rectangle that you need for the block assembly. 





Happy Stitching & Happy Weekend!


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