Category Archives: Applique

I Dare to Dresden!

Welcome to my day in the Dare to Dresden Blog Hop!
Thanks Christine of Quilt Monster in My Closet,
and Mdm. Samm of Sew We Quilt for all your hard
I made this quilt while on retreat

 and loved the fabric…
it’s a line by Moda: Mama Said Sew…

so I made a little pillow to go with my quilt

of course, the idea of making a whole
Dresden quilt with this fabric
is very tempting, lol!
Then, I knew I had to make something else, he he!,
so I went on a little “inspiration” search on Google
and found this fabulous quilt

Immediately, I knew I had to make one like it!!!
but after searching for countless hours,
and having no luck finding the pattern,
decided to shop for the fabric
and make something similar…

Okay, before we go on,
please put your sunglasses on…

Alrighty, this is it:

I tried several colors for the center squares,
and orange won… again, lol!

Oh my word, I AM IN LOVE
with chevrons…

Well, last night while on Pinterest,
 I found it again! and I’m so happy it lead me to the
designer’s website: Victoria Findlay
… her work is fantastic…thanks Victoria for the inspiration!

And thank YOU for taking the time
to look at my little Dresden projects!
I hope you enjoy visiting the other ladies
sharing their Dresdens today!

Happy hopping,

                                       

Pillow time!

Today is my day in the Holiday Lane Blog Hop!

A big thanks to Mdm. Samm of Sew We Quilt,
& Pauline of Quilt-n-Queen for hosting this fun hop,
and to Jill of Jillily Studio for sharing her wonderful pillow pattern!

This is my version of the Holiday Lane Pillow
I played with a lot of fabrics,
but just had to use this fun print by Tula Givens
from her Christmas Pageant line

I used it for the back of the pillow
and some of the little guys made it to the front
in the windows and some of the doors

 This little dog is my favorite

 and the little mouse is sooo cute!

 love him to!!!

…there’s a mouse in the house, lol!

 I used Moda Minky for the snow
and Superior’s Silver Metallic thread…
probably the best metallic thread I’ve ever used
with only one breakage in the whole project…
….and that’s because I was sewing too fast!

I had a great time working on this project!
You’ve got to see what the other participants in
today’s hop made:

Friday November 23
Cherry Blossoms you’re here Ü


Thank you so much for visiting!
And since today is Black Friday,
I’m giving a 20% discount on my patterns,
just visit my website here
and enter BLACKFRIDAY20
when you check out.

Hope you enjoy today’s hop,
                                                  


New Blog Hop & Tutorial

Welcome to my day in
the Fall Machine Embroidery Blog Hop



I had a great time making this scarf with my embroidery machine


and Marjorie’s Snowflake embroidery design


The applique can be cut out with the Accuquilt GO! Snowflake

The top of the scarf is made with 1/4 yd cuts of (4) blue
and (1) white batik fabrics
and 1/2 yd Rose Cuddle fabric for the back


If you have a GO cutter, prepare the applique pieces
by cutting the white fabric into
(6) 4 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ squares,
fuse Light Steam a Seam 2 to the wrong side of the fabric,
and cut out with the snowflake die


Next, cut (2) 3″ strips by WOF from each of the blue fabrics


sew (4) strips together

and press the seams open.
Repeat with the remaining strips

Since the scarf is lined with “Cuddle” fabric and not quilted,
I decided to embellish with a pretty little stitch

 and
metallic thread  


To avoid thread breakage,
I loosened the top tension on my machine,
used a large size needle

and sewed at a slow speed


Next, measure the width of your sewn strips,

 cut (6) blocks… mine measure 10 1/2″
so I cut (6) 10 1/2″ blocks
and arrange them as follows 

Now sew them together
and embellish the joining seam

I had some leftover strips, so I cut (3) 3″ strips

to make this practice piece
Now for my favorite part… the applique
Remove the Lite Steam a Seam liner from the back of the snowflake
and finger press (do not heat fuse yet) in place onto the background fabric

Now it’s time to get the embroidery hoop ready!
Hoop a stabilizer and spray a little temporary fabric adhesive
on the center of the stabilizer 

find the center of the snowflake

align in the prepared hoop,
remove the snowflake 

place the hoop in the machine
and stitch the placement lines

place the snowflake inside the stitch lines
and press with a small iron

Return the hoop to the machine
and finish stitching the designs

Next, trim 1/2″ off on both sides of the scarf.

With the Rose Cuddle fabric right side up,
lay the scarf face down
and pin in place. 

Stitch all around with a 1/4″ seam,
leaving a 6-7″ opening to turn right side out.
Trim the excess Cuddle fabric,

turn right side out, sew the opening
and stitch the top edges down with an 1/8″ seam. 

So simple, fun to make
and super soft!

… and my little practice piece
I think I’ll make a mug rug °Ü°!

Marjorie is giving away a design from her collection of machine
embroidery designs, and the winner gets to choose!!!
To win, leave a comment telling me
which of Marjorie’s embroidery designs you would love to have
and for a second chance, comment on what kind of die
would you have custom made for the GO! cutter.
I will chose a winner next Friday, 11/16.

So glad you stopped by!


Day Five…

…in the Leafs Me Happy Blog Hop!
and today I get to show you some
of my fall blocks °Ü°
I’ll start with these two little blocks…
I was in one of my LQSs the other day
and just kept looking at this
fun, bright fabric,
so finally, I had to bring it home
with me and make these Funky Fall Blocks
I then put them together and made this runner
That day, I also found the fabric I used
to make these fun little owls
using my Drunkard’s Path GO! dies
I had so much fun with this Wise Little Guys block,
especially when it came time for their little eyes!
When I started thinking about what to
make for this hop,
I kept thinking about my favorite things
around this time of year,
and candy corn just kept coming to mind…
so I had to make me a Candy Corn Flower Block
 And to Celebrate the Color of Fall
I made this block…. love the little pear fabric 
 I think I need to make a few more things with
this fabric, don’t you think?
This block with it’s Gold Leaves
is made with another GO! die
in my stash…
Now this Pumpkins on the Fence Block
is not exactly “hop” block size,
but I definitely had to show it to you…
They’re supposed to be pumpkins….
my bright fabric choices remind me of bell peppers, he he!
Don’t you agree??? LOL!
My sweet friend Katherine helped us make this little quilt
at one of our Guild meetings.
And this Three Little Pumpkins runner
 started out with this block… 
 forgot to take pictures before I put it together….
And that binding was a bear,
but worth the trouble.
Are you loving all these Blog Hops?
Thank you Mdm Samm for making them possible
and cheering us on!!!
Now… do you remember this quilt?
Would you like the pattern?
In appreciation for you stopping by to
see all my little blocks,
I’m giving away one of my Autumn Bliss patterns
to two of my sweet visitors.
To enter, leave a comment
telling me what you love most about fall.
I will choose the winners next
Tuesday, Oct. 9.
°Ü°
Please visit the other bloggers
participating today, Friday 5

                                                                 Hugs,

Another new project…

…couldn’t resist!!!
It’s a Christmas one….
and I just love anything Christmas,
so of course, I had to make it~ Ü
This time, I turned all the edges using my favorite method:
starch and freezer paper…
it gives you perfect edges
and now I’m stitching it down by machine
Here’s a close up of the edges
It will be embellished with buttons and beads once it’s quilted.
* Ü *
Tuesday, I took a class at one of my LQS 
and made this fun purse with Amy Butler fabrics I had in my stash!
Super easy and fast
Pattern is Juliet by Me and My Sister
I will  definitely make a few more…
I’d forgotten how much I enjoy making purses, lol!
                      ~Cherry