Friday 25 September 2015

Pincushion/Binder Clip Holder

I have seen so many cute little pincushions on blogs lately.  I wanted to whip one up, but I wanted it to do a little more.  English Paper Piecing has been my hand work lately.  I use binder clips to help hold the pieces together, so I wanted something to help me keep track of the clips.

I started with seven 1 1/4" strips of assorted "Hi-De-Ho" fabric by Me and My Sister Designs for Moda.

They were sewn together with seams allowances pressed alternating for each strip.

The strips were sewn together into a tube, bargello style.

Five 1 1/4" slices were cut.

Opening a seam as desired, I arranged the strips into a fun design.

The slices were sewn together, and then a flange was added.  I cut a 2 1/2" piece of fabric and ironed it in half.  The raw edge was basted onto the piece work with a scant 1/4".

A 1 1/2" border was added.  the seam was pressed so that the flange would lay on the outer border.

The process was repeated for the ends of the piece work.

I made a quilt sandwich and quilted a basic crosshatch, stitching on the inner edge of the flange to hold it in place.

A piece was cut for the back.  The back and the piecework were sewn together right sides facing, leaving 3" open for turning.  Corners were clipped and the pincushion was turned right side out.  I filled it with walnut shells and stitched the opening closed.  It is ready to sit beside me on the couch when I'm English Paper Piecing.

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Friday 18 September 2015

Rosette 9 of The New Hexagon Millefiore Quilt-Along

Where does the time go?  Rosette 9 has been done for a while, I just haven't had time to blog about it.

I love the horses from the latest Cotton + Steel line.  They just had to fit into my Millefiore.

On the quilting front, I did manage to finish up this lovely scrap quilt of Sylvia's.  She combined fabric from her stash with a little bit of newer fabric to come up with this beauty.

Spurred on by Sylvia's scrap quilt, I dug out my box of 2 1/2" scraps and my latest book purchase.  Hopefully I'll have some results soon.

A local group of ladies asked me to teach them my Lone Star class.  This was the results of their efforts.  They are all currently on retreat and plan on having the stars finished before coming home.

And just incase that isn't enough since last time I blogged, Doug and I squeezed another camping trip in.  This time we went to Radium Hot Springs.  I have driven through this area of B.C. several times, but this was my first time stopping.  Beautiful scenery topped off with a great soak in both Radium and Fairmount Hot Springs.

The local Mountain Sheep know they are quite safe wondering throughout the town.  This was taken out the window of the truck, without a zoom lens.  They might be a nuisance for locals, but a nice treat for tourists.

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Friday 4 September 2015

Betty's Butterfly

You must stop by Katja's shop and check out Betty's Butterfly from the Tula Pink Pattern.  Awesome!!!!!!!!

The fabrics she used are incredible.  I must make this quilt.  Lol, let's put it on the to do list.

Betty let me do my thing.  I played in the background a lot, and in the butterfly just a little.  The fabrics were so beautiful I ended up quilting in the ditch a lot of the blocks.

I was out to Katja's today, and it is bound and waiting to put up on display.  Woohoooooo.

While I was there, I noticed that Christina Cameli's new book was in.  Her first book was good, this one is even better.  Of course it came home with me, along with a little "For You."

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