Sunday, 26 February 2012
I plan to offer an heirloom christening gown in my next free online class. This will start in a couple of weeks. If you are not already a part of my heirloom class contact list and wish to be a participant you can email meHERE to be added to the list.
Saturday, 25 February 2012
|Children's Pillowcases 1|
|Children's Pillowcase 2|
I have used designs from Bunnycup Embroidery. For both pillowcases I used the Pattycake Alpha which has both upper and lower case letters. I also used some of the dinosaurs from the Dinomite set to trim Harrison's pillowcase. Holly's pillowcase was trimmed with appliques from the Feels Like Spring and Lots of Dots applique sets.
Friday, 24 February 2012
|Rainbow Bright Cot Quilt |
I think that the colour combinations for this little quilt are endless. I hope to do one using the rag doll set . I like to have a couple of baby quilts on hand to give away as gifts to friends and colleagues who are having a baby.
You can find the tutorial HERE
Monday, 20 February 2012
|HIA Rag Trains, Boats and Planes quilt top|
I have finished embroidering the designs and stitching together my latest quilt top.This is a is a cot sized quilt measuring approximately 37 1/2 inches in width x 45 inches in length. I have purchased some RAG design sets from Hatched in Africa over at Oregon Patchworks. They are on special for $5 a set. For this quilt top I have used the Rag Trains,Boats and Planes set. This is a quick to construct quilt top with all the pieces apart from the embroidered blocks being 2 1/2 inch strips. No strip is cut wider than the width of the fabric. I hope to have the tutorial and finished quilt up on the blog in a few days time.
Saturday, 18 February 2012
I had a lovely visit form one of my blog readers Robyn and her husband John yesterday evening. We shared a meal and had a great time talking about sewing and life in general. It was a great thrill to meet someone who had found my blog and enjoyed my lessons.
I am just trying to get some enthusiasm for a new project and I am going to do a quick quilt that you can make and have on hand for when you need a baby present or similar. I have purchased some RAG design sets from Hatched in Africa over at Oregon Patchworks. They are on special for $5 a set. I am going to use the Rag Trains,Boats and Planes set to make a quilt using 2 1/2 inch strips to start with.
Friday, 17 February 2012
If you have not registered for the Quiltery free BOM do so. This year they have started off Zoo friends. Children's themed quilts are also good to do as we all seem to have children we can give them to.There are 10 blocks in the quilt series and each block is designed to be finished using fusible web appliqué. The download includes; master pattern, pattern pieces, instructions for machine or hand appliqué, piecing techniques and a colouring sheet .
I am also back at school and in full swing with my classes so I may not have time to do any new projects for a week or so until I get my classes set up.
Thursday, 16 February 2012
It is always good to get something free and Hot Patterns have added a new free pattern at Fabric.com. It is a vest with a short sleeve ,just perfect for days that might be starting to get chilly or between season days. Follow the links to download the pattern. While you are on the site browse their other free patterns.
Monday, 13 February 2012
|Jazzi Jewels Quillow|
I have had a few requests for a tutorial on a machine embroidered quillow so have uploaded a tutorial for this one I did a couple of years ago. The quilt/quillow is embroidered using the Jazzi Jewels set from Kenny Kreations however, it is suited to any embroidery design.
This quillow is a little different from many instructions that are available in that it is a bound quilt and heavily quilted. Most quillows are not bound, being constructed like a pillow with lightweight batting in them and then lightly quilted.The tutorial can be found HERE
Saturday, 11 February 2012
|Overalls Front bib|
Friday, 10 February 2012
Thursday, 9 February 2012
|Hanging Folded Fabric Scissor Pouch Variation 1|
|Hanging Folded Fabric Scissor Pouch Variation 2|
Wednesday, 8 February 2012
|Hanging Folded Fabric Scissor Pouch 1|
|Hanging Folded Fabric Scissor Pouch 2|
Saturday, 4 February 2012
|Swirly Stars Card Trick Table Topper 1|
|Swirly Stars Card Trick Table Topper 2|
Friday, 3 February 2012
|Heirloom Nightgown Finished|
|Heirloom Nightgown Front Bodice/Yoke|
|Closeup of Nightgown with Lower Yoke Underlay|
|Diamond Lace Shaping on Front of the Nightgown Skirt|
|Back of nightgown yoke/bodice|
I have uploaded some photos of the finished heirloom nightgown that we are doing in the current online class. The lesson involving lace shaping the diamond panel on the front of the nightgown will be sent out this weekend and the final lesson on the construction of the nightgown itself will be sent out in another week or so.
Thursday, 2 February 2012
I have completed the Blueberry Crumb Cake quilt based on the folded bow tie quilt pattern, also known as the 10 minute block minute. However, these blocks take a little longer than 10 minutes to complete. I made the quilt using some Moda Scrap bags from Hancocks of Paducah.The quilt would definitely not win any blue ribbons in a show but I am very pleased with how it turned.The tutorial can be found HERE
|Blueberry Crumb Cake Quilt|
|Blueberry Crumb Cake Quilt Block|