Quilted Art Project

This project will be a Slow Stitching project over the next few weeks.  Today, I'll show the overall plan, and will update as I get farther along.  Someone asked me recently how many projects I have going on at any one time, and the answer is usually two or three.  I'll have something next to …

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Scrappy Project Update Part 3

The scrappy project moves along slowly. After I finished the quilting on the patched piece, I thought for quite a while as to what I wanted to do with it. It wouldn't work as a quilt, it was too much of a mish-mash. The other thing I had in mind was to do something more …

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Scraps – Using Up Some HSTs

Going through the scrap pile to make order out of chaos, I found a good number of half square triangles I could use in a project. Remember this mess? There were a lot more half square triangles in that pile than I remembered ever having. I pulled them all out, and squared them all to …

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Port Softies for Chemotherapy Patients

This project was a collaboration of several people in my local quilt club.  It was inspired by my friend and fellow quilter, Nancy Fish, and her need for a cushion to cover her port from the seat belt while riding in a car.  She found a quilted cover online, and the group began to make …

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Hearts Around Table Topper

Scrappy reds are so pretty, and I really like these fabrics with their burgundy and cream colors.  What better motif for scrappy reds than hearts?   This table topper with its hearts facing different ways makes a wonderful centerpiece and everyone has the same view.  Its finished size is about 28 inches square. Start by cutting …

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Christmas Candle Wrapper

This cute candle wrapper is so fast and easy!  I made it to dress up those wonderful candles that come in jars.  This size will fit the large jar, and is not as tall as the jar edge, so there is no danger of it catching fire.  It goes together in under an hour, so …

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Sewing Chatelaine

This chatelaine is so easy to make with grosgrain ribbon, a couple of rings, a bit of stitch witchery and an afternoon of fun sewing. I took a little longer with mine because I like to embellish things.  I actually made this a long time ago, but now I have a blog to share it.  …

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Matching Ironing Pad – Part 2

The next sewing day, I finished off the quilting on my portable ironing pad.  If you missed part one, click on Matching Ironing Pad Part One.  I used Signature thread in a dark grey top and bobbin.  It looks good on the heat resistant fabric, but also blends with the print.It is fairly centered, not …

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Matching Ironing Pad

I guess I just can't leave things alone.  I had some of the heat resistant fabric left over from recovering my ironing board, and making a few potholders.  It was a large enough piece to make a pad to carry for using my little Clover iron, or maybe my little travel iron.   And I still …

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More Sewing Goodies

Now that I have the Sewing Kit finished, I had fabric left. Those scraps were begging to be used for more matching accessories, so I made a few more quickie projects. The needle book is made like a tiny quilt, folded over, with a wool felt 'page' to keep the needles on. It has a …

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