Friday, January 31, 2014
I named it "Soft Spoken". The fabric
collection is "Whimsy"by Fig Tree Co.
I did not have enough darks to make mine the same way Carrie made hers on the pattern cover.
But I really love how it turned out!!
And using the polka dotted background really makes the blocks blend in more…
really blurs the blocks, which I really like!!
I love and monetarily appreciate that many designers tend to use the same colors in their different collections so that they all blend well, so that you can use scraps up in other quilts!!
My backing was from another collection from Fig Tree Co… yummy!!
Soooo, what fun thing are you doing this weekend besides watching the Superbowl commercials?
P.S. How can you NOT just LOVE his cute pink tongue???
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Do you need a big tote bag?
A REAAAAALLLLYYYYY big one?
Well the Mondo bag is the one for you!!
It’s easy and really fun to make as you use a purchased gridded sheet of fusible.
You lay out your selected 2 1/2” squares on the grid and fuse them down with your iron.
Then you fold each row on the line and stitch a quarter inch seam.
Then you clip that seam at each line,
then fold the seams going the other way and stitch them all with a quarter inch seam!!
Such a fun easy way to do grid piecing!!
There is also a pattern for a tiny bag called a Mini and a medium sized bag called a Midi!!
I used a batik jelly roll for the bag and have lots of it left to try out on the Midi bag!! YAY!!
Can you guess what Yoginess was doing while I sewed??? LOL!!
What are you working on this week?
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
This cold weather is unreal!!
We figured moving out west toward the mountains would make for a bit more snow and cold weather… but this is waaaay beyond that!!
We’ve had snow three times already and that’s two times more than we’ve had the last few winters back in Clifton!!
My first sewing project of 2014 was not a quilt, but a new pair of pajamas!! Soooo needed!!
But today I finished my second project of 2014 and it WAS a quilt-
a new wall quilt for over the mantle!!
Again, I wanted something simple and more modern with a winter theme as it will stay up there until spring!!
I named it “Winter Sentinel”. I do like it…but am considering adding a few snowflakes to it.
What do you think?
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
I held out until today to take the Christmas stuff down! Because I put out allot less this year than ever before, it didn’t take days to get it all down and packed up and put away!! Just today!! Yay!
But I am tired, all the same!! The day flew by! I also put out my snowmen and have decided on what to make next to hang over the mantle for the winter months!!
So stay tuned!! Hope your New Years was the best ever!!
(Peanuts cartoons are from Pinterest!)