Thursday, July 31, 2014

New Zipper Pouch

Not much machine sewing going on at this time.  
Summer fun has been calling!

I have however been hand quilting a king size quilt, so that is done in the evening in front of the TV.

I did make a new zipper pouch.
I had bought this super cute fabric at Joann's, but I thought I would quilt it before I turned it into any project.

So, fabric, batting, backing, draw a few lines and hit the machine.  Now quilted fabric!

I pulled up my favorite tutorial from Melanie on my i-pad and got started.
Tutorial can be found HERE

I did change it up a little.

I made it bigger and I added inside pockets


The hardest part for me was to make sure that when I turned the bag right side out the pockets were not upside down!  I was working with, the front, the back, the lining, the zipper and the pockets!

But I am thrilled at how it turned out!

Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Sewing!

BTW, I put all the For Love of Hand Embroidery on one page with a link on the side-bar. 

Monday, July 28, 2014

Nested Churn Dash Flimsy

First I would like to thank Jane from  Quilt Jane Want it, Need it, Quilt  What a wonderful block! Fun, fast, and a great scrap buster.

Thank you to my readers who left me suggestions for the sashing.
I am a naught girl. I do not think I listed to any of you, so sorry for that.  
I auditioned different fabrics, yellow, not the right shade.  Light blue, too light.  Red, too much.  Then I tried navy. I liked it!  So here she is with navy sashing and red strip cornerstones.  I am going to bind it in red. 

I took her outside for her photo shoot but my goodness it was windy!  These are the photos I was able to capture.

I made 9 Churn Dash blocks.
The sashing was cut at 2.5 inches.
The cornerstones were also cut at 2.5 X 2.5 

This top finished at approximately 80 X 80.

Now for a backing and a quilting idea!

She will be put away for awhile because my new grandbaby's quilt is ready to start!

Happy Sewing!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Oh, I So Want To Make These!!

I know many of you are familiar with Helen Phillips and her blog

But if not, you are missing out.

I just love evrything she makes. The colors she uses (a lot of pink) and the projects she creates.  She is so inspiring to me and I am sure many others.
Yesterday"s post was so inspiring that I asked Helen if I could post some of her pictures. She said yes, because she is so kind.

These are mug rugs, coasters, little mats, whatever you would like to call them. They are made from hexies. 
You know I love a good hexie project!

These are on my to DO list, not to try but to DO!

Here is a link to her post and some pictures to make your mouth water.
The post is called:

These may now be on your to do list too!

Happy Sewing!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

9 Done, Now What?

I finished my last two nested churn dash blocks this weekend. 
I have a total of nine.
I still need to fix my "oops" block.

Now it is time for the sashing.  I was thinking red but then I thought that might be "too much"

Do you have any ideas?

Thanks and happy sewing!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

My New Favorite Tool and Three More Nested Churn Dash Blocks

I hope you have had a chance to watch the bears in Alaska.  I am midly obsessed with them, what do you mean I have names for the bears!  If you have not taken a peek, do yourself a favor and watch for a little while.  The link can be found in my last post.

OK,  on to my new favorite tool.


Where have these been?  They make trimming a half square triangle a dream.

I own the 3.5" and the 5.5". 
 I hope to own then all at some point.

Check out the video.

I made three more Nested Churn Dash Blocks, two more to go!

Happy Sewing!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Bears Live

I just have to share this link!  I have been watching these bears all week.  Once you start you just have to check on them.  There was no embedded link so you just have to click the link provided.

This is what the website says..

Katami National Park in Alaska has started streaming videos of brown bears in their natural habitat. The first one’s live at Brooks Falls; so far, we’ve watched brown bears looking for salmon, brown bears catching salmon, and brown bears eating salmon. Adorable. 


I am off to see what they are up to, they seem to be most active in the later evening.  Last night as my husband and I were watching you could see dozen of Salmon jumping up the falls. and after the bears eat the gulls swoop down for the leftovers.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Some Things Stay The Same

I know the 4th of July is over but for me, some things never change.
And that is my love for History and Red, White and Blue.

It does not matter what time of year it is I am always thinking of these colors.  I am now collecting fabrics for a new RWB Quilt.

So I thought I would get some for my stores, just in case you loved them too!

They can be found in either store, just click your choice on my side-bar.

I also thought you might like to take a peek at my Pinterest Board.

Foe the Love of Red, White and Blue

I hope you enjoy and do something you love.