February 28, 2011
February 27, 2011
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February 25, 2011
It's always a fun day when time is spent in a QUILT SHOP.
Last week, I was able to visit my daughter in Washington.
We checked out shops in her area. We were happy to find some wonderful shops.
I feel sad, I took a camera and didn't even get it out of my suitcase.
I did buy some great patterns that I haven't seen before. I wish I would have taken pictures, the samples in the shops were WONDERFUL.
The quality was superb.
This pattern below is by
Chickadee Hollow Design.
They are Vintage Ornaments.
The pattern includes one pre-printed, pre-colored design on tan fabric.
You add warm-n-natural batting and a backing, do the needle work and a blanket stitch around the edge and it's finished.
I know it is to early to think about Christmas. This is one I couldn't pass up.They also have Easter Designs.
Another great pattern by Crab-apple Hill.
Vintage Candy Cane Snowman pillow.
The pillow in the store was so cute.
One more pattern by Crab-apple Hill.
"Over the River and Through the Woods"
My pictures just don't give it justice.
It was hanging in the shop and I absolutely fell in love with it.
It was done in black and creams, and then tea dyed to blend all the colors.
By far, my favorite of everything we saw.
As you can tell I have a long way to go with photography skills.
My DH has always taken the pictures. So I apologize.
Check out the Crab-apple Hill website. It is a great site.
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February 24, 2011
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February 23, 2011
This is a simple reversible baby skirt to make for a baby girl. The size will fit up to 3 months. You can adjust the size according to your skirt length and waist measurement. I love it, because it is quick and makes a great baby gift! Follow along, the pictures will give you step by step directions on what to do. If you are beginning to sew, this little BABY skirt will make you proud!
1. Materials: 1/4 yard fabric in two different coordinating fabrics and 3/8 inch elastic.
(Press your fabric before cutting.)
2. If you are using the same fabric for both sides of skirt, use 1/2 yard and cut in half.
3. Place right sides together and sew a 5/8 inch seam. You are sewing along the top edge lengthwise.
4. The photo above shows you how to place the right sides of fabric together and SEW.
5. Press your seam open so it lays nice and flat.
You now have one long piece of fabric measuring approx. 18" X 44/45 inches with two patterns of fabrics
6. Fold the fabric so you create a tube(bring the two ends together) with right sides together, sew a 5/8 inch seam.
7. Turn your fabrics to the right side. and press.
8.Measure top of skirt equally around the skirt, fold over and pin.
9. You are measuring to the size your elastic will fit through your elastic casing.
10. Repeat for both fabrics and pin. Press.
11. Sew a edge around the top of skirt approx 1/4 inch, this will give your skirt a tiny ruffle around the waist. Be sure to leave a opening to thread your elastic through.
12. Measure your elastic on top of your skirt and pin. This is your guide to sewing a second stitch around your skirt for the casing.
13. Thread you casing through your skirt casing with a large safety pin secured to your elastic.
14. Sew the casing closed. You are finished!
You now have a Reversible Skirt with two sides of different fabrics!
Great for Spring and Summer!
February 22, 2011
February 21, 2011
I think these birds are so cool!
I want to make some for my Twig branches.
You can find the PDF plush bird pattern to download HERE.
I think these adroable birds would be great for a table centerpiece for Spring.
I'm going to make some! Come join me!
Have a beautiful day!
February 19, 2011
1 1/2 yards for backing
1/2 yard for binding.
This quilt was made with 4" squares.
The beauty of creating your own is you can actually use any size square you want as long as you are consistent with the same size throughout this project. A CHARM PACK (5 inch square) would work wonderful and you already have the squares cut out. Even a LAYER CAKE (10 inch square) would work. You would adjust your white fabric measurements to fit the square size.
In this particular quilt there are 48 pink 4 " squares. It measures 37X47. Great for a baby quilt.
After you have your squares cut out ....... you are ready to cut the rectangles (the white fabric on this quilt). For this quilt I cut 2" strips the width of the fabric. ( from fold edge to selvage edge) Cut approx. 5 strips 2" x width of fabric. From these strips cut (42) 2" x 4" rectangle.
Okay now we have the squares and the rectangles. Now take a white rectangle and place it on the pink square lining the edges together. Sew a 1/4 inch seam along that edge.
Press seam to the dark ( pink square)
Add a pink square to the other side of white rectangle. Keep doing this until you have a row of six pink squares.
February 17, 2011
It's always a great day when a quilting magazine arrives in the mail. I just smile from ear to ear knowing I am going to have a few minutes of my time no matter what is going on. Just a quick browse will suffice until I can really dive into the magizine. "Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting " did that for me this week. I found a new gadget that caught my eye.
You can also see video demonstrations on Home Decor, Scrap booking, Cards and many more ideas. It's a wonderful tool that can be used for Scrap booking and Quilts! We want one!Don't forget to enter our Handmade Mary Engelbrite Reversible BAG and Marie Osmond's Heartfelt Sewing Book for Home and Family GIVEAWAY going on until Monday!
February 14, 2011
This month is all about Love and Giving!
and adorable patterns!
Mary Engelbrite Handmade Bag
Creations from the heart!
A lined, reversible bag with interior and exterior pockets!
Created by Brenda from:
Hall or Nothing Creations Etsy Shop
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