Math Wheels

Just a quick post – it’s not much but I am so happy that I was able to create something from start to finish that will also help my son with math this year! I have more that I am making, but for now I was able to finish the first 5 of many math wheels. I really want him to pop out the numbers and just know them in his head, so I am hoping these will help the end result. From the first placement stitch to the final satin stitches I created the math wheels. It may not be a perfect design, but I think it is a great start for my first design product. I just thought they turned out so cool, I had to share! More coming soon.

New This Week: 06.07.20

I don’t know how you are doing but my brain is about to explode. 2020 is clearly a year to remember – or rather forget as soon as possible. The pandemic. The senseless killings and riots. The call to action for a movement long overdue. Working full time, trying to learn new things and come up with and create new products. Trying to learn digitizing so I can create my own designs. The “feels like 107″… Impending storms on the coasts… where does it end?

I have also started a new Facebook Group for My Rainy Day Designs for Exclusive Designs previews. And when I start digitizing I will post some designs there, sneak peeks, etc. until I am ready to start selling designs! See more here and join me today!

To see more information and the rest of the new items: Visit Etsy.

Hope you are all safe and have a great week!

New Key Fobs

I recently found the magical world of fabric vinyl and snaps. And will be branching out to eyelets and rivets soon. I made some Superhero key rings and dropped them off at a local shop this weekend and he was so excited and wants more – he even sold a few that night! That shop will be getting the Superhero and Star Wars themed items, but there are soooo many more that I want to make! As time permits I will be adding about a billion to Etsy. Right now they come with snaps around the keyring so that if you want to remove the keyring and attach it to your bag or something else, you will easily be able to do so. In the future I will have the option of adding rivets for a permanent key ring, but I don’t have that tool just yet. But aren’t these super fun?! Find these in the Key Fobs / Bag Tags section – and many more will be added soon, so check back!

The Allergy Key Fobs include allergies to: Dairy, Egg, Fish, Peanut, Shellfish, Soy, Tree Nut, and Wheat.

Superheroes currently listed: Aquaman, Baby Groot, Black Widow, Doctor Strange, Flash, Green Lantern, Hulk (glows in the dark), Punisher and Venom.

And remember to Wash Your Hands! ๐Ÿ™‚

Allergy Key Fobs
Wash Your Hands Key Fob
Aquaman Key Fob
Baby Groot Key Fob
Black Widow Key Fob
Doctor Strange Key Fob
Flash Key Fob
Green Lantern Key Fob
Hulk Key Fob
Punisher Key Fob
Venom Key Fob

Color Burst: Kona Quilt Top Finished

The Holidays were so busy and I was focused on so many other projects that my Kona Color Burst quilt top was in “half done” status for awhile. This weekend I powered through and did 2 blocks on Saturday and the final 6 blocks Sunday morning and sewed them all together. Finally done with the quilt top!

Color Burst Kona Color Card

Then I ventured outside… It was “Feels like -11ยบ” and very windy. I tried to get a shot of the quilt top on a serene white background – but instead you see my bootprints. You should have heard me yelling at the wind. These were the best shots I could get for now. I can’t wait until it is finished and I can try to get some better shots – and it might be warmer.

The pattern for the Color Burst Kona Color Card is made up of one square each of 289 Kona Solids.

I cleared the board and started from scratch, with one colorful square at a time. I have been wanting to make this pattern for awhile, and with 365 colors to play with, it seemed like the right time. I took all the colors and a few neutrals, and built from the center out. 

To make this easy, order one of each of the following charm packs, precut by Robert Kaufman Fabrics:
Kona Cotton Pastel Colorstory CHS-692-85
Kona Cotton Bright Colorstory CHS-693-85
Kona Cotton Dark Colorstory CHS-694-85
Kona Cotton Neutral Colorstory CHS-695-85
Kona Cotton New Colors 2019 CHS-851-42

This pattern uses the majority of the colors, but just one of each. You will also receive a Bonus PDF on how I create my blocks, and my method for keeping them organized and sewing them together with the least amount of seams. And a new PDF with the charm pack color order and labels to print.

I made this with 5″ squares, for a finished size of 76 1/2″ x 76 1/2″.

Pattern available on Etsy.

Color Burst Kona Color Card

Patterns Updated & Available

I know I posted a couple weeks ago that the Kona Color Card Patterns were updated – but I updated them again! Two reasons: One, because I found Robert Kaufman’s charm packs to total all 365 colors and easily put it all together – I even have a PDF now with how they are sorted through the charm packs, top down. All you need to do is print the labels, label the fabrics and start sewing. Plus this makes the finished size even bigger and snugglier – I know that is what I am after, when we all try to share the quilt on the sofa for movie night!

And two: I moved one square of the Color Burst layout as I was sewing it together. And when one square moves, they all move. But this is it – no more moves, and it is almost halfway sewn together. I will have a Color Burst Quilt Top completed photo for you soon.

For now, below is my final floor layout and a photo of the bottom row sewn together. I am excited about it all coming together and what that will look like – definitely different than the computer version – but I had to start with something!

Find the Kona Color Card Pattern Set (x4) and the Color Burst Pattern here on Etsy. If you want to make one or more of these with the precut Robert Kaufman Kona charm packs, order one of each (per quilt): CHS-692-85, CHS-693-85, CHS-694-85, CHS-695-85, CHS-851-42. And 5 sheets of Avery 8167 labels. This Color Burst shown below will be just over 6′ square when finished.

Label. Sew. Love.

Kona Color Card Color Burst Labeled Layout
Kona Color Card Color Burst Bottom Section

Kona Color Card Pattern Update

As you may have heard, Robert Kaufman just released 25 new Kona Colors – yay! So I needed to update the Color Card Quilt patterns. I rewrote and reconfigured Color Card Versions 1 and 2, Color Order and Color Slide. I kept Version 3 as is, Color Shift because I like that version. And I created a new Version 4 Color Refraction – along the same lines as Version 3, but uses almost all of the Kona Colors. Plus I added a new embroidered label for Versions 1 and 2.

And then I created a blank slate and started again from scratch, square by square, to create a completely new version, the Color Burst. I have been wanting to create a version like this for a while, and with 365 colors now, I thought this was the perfect time. This version uses all of the Kona Colors and a few neutrals, and builds from the center out, darkness to light. I will be making this version with 5″ cuts for a finished size of just over 6′ square. I am excited about this one! I saw a Kona Charm Pack last night and immediately added it to my cart, and then thought about it and realized it was only the new colors, not all the colors I need – back to the cutting table.

See the previews below. I will start working on the samples and get the quilt top previews posted as soon as possible. You can find the Kona Color Cards Pattern here, and the Color Burst Pattern here. Thanks for visiting – I hope you are having a wonderful weekend and getting into the Thanksgiving spirit. Happy Fall Y’all!

Kona Color Card Version 1: Color Slide
Color Slide
Kona Color Card Version 2: Color Order
Color Order
Kona Color Card Version 3: Color Shift
Color Shift
Kona Color Card Version 3: Color Shift
Color Shift
Kona Color Card Version 4: Color Refraction
Color Refraction
Color Burst Kona Color Card
Color Burst