Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Wallflower Quilt

Little Missy came from Michigan to Kentucky to visit with Grandma and Grandpa.  I chose a project that we could do together. I chose the Wallflower quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Company found here. So cute.

Little Missy traced the flower petals. We both put product on the back of the pieces (Crafted Applique technique).



She is going into first grade, as she will be happy to tell anyone who asks.




She loved arranging the blocks on the design wall. We couldn't get it finished while she was here. I finished the blocks and got the flimsy pieced.




I am now ready to get this loaded onto Lucey.  Such fun.

Now, here is the next thing. She wants a matching quilt for her American Girl doll. Oy. I don't want to make teeny tiny blocks. Any ideas? Anyone? Anyone?

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Monday, August 8, 2016

Sherbet and Creams

Here is my Sherbet and Creams flimsy. I added a small border before the outer border.


I have taken several liberties with this one. First, I reduced the size of the center circles and the corner stones. Then I added an inner border. Just because. I liked it better.

This has been added to my pile of flimsies.

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Crossroads Quilt Along

I completed the 18 connecting blocks for the Crossroads Quilt Along. Phew. I seemed to take forever. I cut the pieces on Saturday. It took most of Sunday to sew the components and complete the blocks.

72 4-patches ready to go.

18 Connecting Blocks

Close up of one block. Intentionally scrappy.
Very cute.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Zipper Pouch

I made a zipper pouch from the Sherri McConnell video from Fat Quarter Shop, found here. So cute!


I really enjoyed using my favorite scraps to make something useful. I did not have Soft and Stable. I used Pellon Fusible Fleece. I think it turned out well, but I will shop for Soft and Stable for future use. I didn't have the special zipper she used. I found zippers at Hobby Lobby. I wasn't able to put the cute little pull tab on the zipper because my zipper didn't have the larger hole in the pull tab.






I have had such fun following Sherri's tutorials. Thanks to Sherri and FQS.

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Sewing Table Organizer

Since I have enough ground walnut shells to make 1,000 pin cusions, I revisited the Oh! Franson website for instructions for a sewing table organizer that has been on my radar ever since I started blogging. Now that I have the walnut shells (this will be a recurring theme on my blog), I knew I could finish this project.

Find the instructions here. I pulled out my Vintage Modern scraps from Bonnie and Camille. I love these colors so much. I know they will make me happy every day in my sewing room. I don't have any great photos, because my only camera is my iPhone. Sorry.








I customized the slots to fit the tools that I consistently have on my sewing table. When I finished it, I actually reopened it and redid the liner with walnut shells. I had filled the first attempt way too full. It was better when I redid it and had a little more 'looseness' to it. I didn't have wool felt. I used the felt that I had, but it would be better to have real felt as the insert on the top of the pincushion. Just saying. I am happy with it right now. Maybe down the road I will redo it.

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Monday, July 18, 2016

Pin Cushion

I loved the tutorial the Sherri McConnell posted on Fat Quarter Shop. So cute. Here is the tutorial. I ordered the cute, cute, cotton twill tape and couldn't wait to make one.


I bought the ground walnut shells from the pet store. Holy crap! I have enough walnut shells to make 1,000 pincushions. I see many gifts in my future.


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Sunday, July 17, 2016

Sherbet and Creams

I have posted about this before (here).

I changed Joanna's pattern. She called for 2-5/8" diameter circle. I changed it to 1-3/4" diameter. The pattern called for 2" squares using sew and flip method on the corners of the blocks. I changed them to 1-1/2" squares. Crafted applique for the circles. Easy peasy.

I am very pleased with the results.



I like that more of the melon shapes are showing. I have cut my borders. I will probably need to buy some fabric for the binding because nothing in my stash goes with these colors and I have used too much of the sherbet colors in the quilt to make binding from what is left. What's a quilter to do? Shopping!

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