Friday, December 9, 2016

WIP :: Festival of Stars

I've been working for a few weeks on a BOM that I will be running through my shop. The pattern is called Festival of Stars. I have all of the star blocks made.

This is not a beginner project! It has been a fun challenge for me to work on something that isn't designed as a "quilt in a day" type project.

There are some small square in a square blocks that float between the stars and a very interesting sashing between the columns still to do. I hope to have the top completed soon so we can start taking sign-ups.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Art Group Project :: Part 4

Click here for previous posts about this project: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.

At this point we have completed 5 of 6 rounds. This is what mine looks like at the moment.

It's about 34" square at the moment. We'll get our instructions for our last border technique next week.

Monday, December 5, 2016

2016 Ornament

My ornaments for this year are made!

The center one, the one with a button, is the first one I made. My original plan was to put a button in the center of them all. I'm rethinking that now. I don't have any more of those black buttons and I don't have enough of any one button for the rest of them. They don't all need to have the same button in the center, but I don't have enough buttons I think will work for these. And I think they are pretty cute without buttons. So I'm calling them done.

These are each made from five 2.5 squares. I used mini charm packs of the three Moda Christmas lines I have in my shop: Jol, Cookie Exchange and Juniper Berry. They finish at 2" square.

The construction method I used is similar to this folded fabric hot pad tutorial. I only used 5 squares and no batting for these since they are just ornaments, but the idea is the same.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Just a Walk Dolls

These are from the third fabric line I have gotten in my shop that comes with a doll or stuffie panel. This fabric line is called Just a Walk and it's from Moda. I made the dolls last week and they are adorable!

As with the previous fabric lines, one yard of fabric makes everything you see here: two dolls, a skirt for the girl doll, a bear, a bunny, a pillow (behind the boy) and a quilt. These are easy and fun to make!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Elephant Bag Cover

I've started a new Sue Spargo project. Here it is with all the applique done but before being embellished with embroidery stitches.

The pattern is from her book Folk-Tails. It will be a cover for a Yazzi bag. I hope to have it finished before the end of January. I expect to receive my first kit for Sue's 2017 BOM at the end of January. I'd like to be able to use my Yazzi bag to keep all my BOM stuff together for the year.

The last time I did one of Sue's BOM I had to work by myself. This time I have four local friends who are doing it too! We are planning to meet at least once a month at my shop to work on the blocks together. Looking forward to it!

Friday, November 25, 2016

Mini Trees

'Tis the season for holiday sewing! I made up this fun runner earlier this week.

The pattern is a free pattern from Sew Kind of Wonderful. Click here to go to their free patterns page. You do need their Mini Quick Curve Ruler but the pattern itself is free. It was fun to make too! I really like their version in solids but opted to use print fabric for my version. Finished size is 20" by 45".

Friday, November 18, 2016

Towel Apron

Last weekend we held a very successful sale and demo day at my shop. The demo was for this fast and fun to make apron.

You need a towel and 1/2 yard of fabric to make one. Here is a link to a tutorial on how to make one for yourself. The towels we used retail for $4.99 so with the addition of a half yard of fabric you can make one of these for about $12 or less. It's a nice price point for a homemade gift.