Thursday, August 17, 2017

Everything Old is New Again :: Chenille

Last weekend I tried the chenille technique for the first time. This is not a new technique, but I'd never done it now. I used five of these panels.


You have to line things up, pin in place, then sew diagonal channels. Actually, I marked the sewing lines on the top one first, then layered the panels. I sewed them half inch apart. Cut the top four layers between the sewn lines, wash and dry.


I put an envelope backing on mine with binding. This way it can be a wall hanging or a pillow. I'll have to make a pillow form for it since it finished at an odd size, about 17" by 21".

I could have been more careful when lining things up, but I think it turned out alright. 


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Jiffy Jelly Roll Grunge Dots Quilt Top

I'm preparing for National Jelly Roll Day. It will be September 16th this year. 


I'm putting together some samples of quilts made from Jelly Rolls. This one is called the Jiffy Jelly Roll Quilt. It uses pretty much every bit of a jelly roll and makes a 48" by 60" finished size quilt. I love that there is nothing left of the jelly roll!

This will be one of a few free patterns I'll be giving to customers on National Jelly Roll Day with the purchase of a Jelly Roll.


Thursday, August 10, 2017

Cake Mix Recipe 3 :: Part 2

I've got the center together!


It measures 33" by 43" at the moment. I think it needs a border. I'm trying to decide which fabric to use for the border. 

I only used half of the layer cake for this and have a few half square triangles (HST) left over. I'm planning to piece the rest of the layer cake squares together to make the back. The rest of the HST will just get added to my scraps stash. I can always use already made 2.5" HST!


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Gifts

A friend recently went to Alaska and brought me back a gift!


She knows me well. It is blue with circles. Love it!

Another gift, this one from a customer.


She has an embroidery machine, loves to use it, and is quite good with it too. She makes these adorable zipper pouches with various designs on the front. She gifted me this one last week.