Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Progress, slowly but surely!


Remember my hand-stitching project?

That cute "Maggie's First Dance" quilt from the pattern by Jacquelynne Steves.

I wanted to show you that I'd made some progress!

The centers of the yellow blocks are getting some freehand stitching that will vary from block to block:



I bumped up the contrast to make it easier to see!

And I'm slowly making my way around the pieced blocks with my colored threads -- love how this looks from the back of the quilt:



This is so relaxing and fun!

When it's all done, I'll have a wall-hanging that I can be proud of!


More merriment and mayhem soon!

Love,


Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter!



Hope all of you have a blessed and peaceful Easter!

I hope you'll be rejoicing with me in the fact that He is risen, for all of us!

Happy Easter!

Love,


Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Run, don't walk....


When it's a sale this good, very few words are needed!

Hurry over to our fabulous sponsor, the Fat Quarter Shop, and see the huge sale going on!

Pardon me, I'm hopping over now!

Love,


Saturday, March 18, 2017

Yay! A finish!

Last time I posted, I showed you the neat project making placemats with the Soft and Stable product, and some gorgeous batiks . . . 


They're finished just in time for the birthday girl's special day!

You can see I was even auditioning them for my round table . . . no, I'm not keeping them, but I just might make a set for myself!


I'm over the moon happy with how these turned out. I love the Hoffman batiks -- the colors and patterns are just beautiful!


I hope you will try this project, too, and let me know how yours turn out!

Have a lovely weekend!

Love,


Friday, March 10, 2017

Fat Quarter Shop blog hop!


Our sponsor, the Fat Quarter Shop, is sponsoring a blog hop today to acquaint you with a Really Cool Product. I'm all about Really Cool Products and gadgets and stuff. (Grin)

If you jumped over here from FQS or one of the other blogs, welcome!!

Lookie here!

This is awesome stuff! Our project was to create placemats using the free pattern on the Soft and Stable package.

I had some lovely batiks left from another project, so I used them for the light, medium, and dark tones mentioned on the pattern. 



It becomes a quilt-as-you-go project, as you "sew and flip" the strips until you have covered the sheet of stabilizer. It's almost like sewing on a sheet of foam, but it's much more forgiving, and easier to handle! 

When you finish the top, just add a piece for backing, and bring the edges around to make a faux binding on your place mat.



You can see I had some issues there....even my walking foot didn't want to cooperate, so I think I shall do a small amount of unsewing and baste it down, then sew.



Now the edge is much better! I basted those bad boys down and stitched them into submission!



I'm sure all of you Lilypad followers will have no trouble -- I was actually scrambling to finish this and head out of town for a meeting! (Grin) One of these days, I'll retire . . . .

Enjoy the other bloggers' posts, check out the Fat Quarter Shop blog, and be sure to try out the Soft and Stable product. Here is a link to find it at the Fat Quarter Shop!



I can see this product making Christmas gifting quick and easy, and there are many other choices of fabrics and occasions. Everyone loves to dress up their table, so get some of the Soft and Stable and try it soon!

Love,