Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Crazy Love Iron Tote

Whenever we have a sew day I bring my iron because it is big and HOT!!

...and I always have to drive home holding a hot iron in one hand :/

I bought me some of this silver heat fabric stuff over a year ago to make me a iron holder thing.

Last Thursday was the day it finally happened!  I made myself a tote out of Crazy Love, what else???

Bag details-
The exterior is quilted with thin cotton batting.
The interior silver heat resistant fabric is quilted very lightly with Insul-Bright batting (like 4 straight lines just to keep everyone in place)

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Crazy Love Trash

Because a girl needs a few of these handy trash/pincushion things, I made me another!

Again, I needed to use my Crazy Love by Jennifer Paganelli!

I think I am going to add a yellow yo-yo to the center of the pincushion.

Friday, April 25, 2014

CRAZY LOVE Sew Together Bag Sew-Along

No doubt that you have seen the Sew Together Bag by SewDemented floating around the internet.  

At our "Church Ladies" Sew Day a few of us made the AWESOME bag.

I decided to break into my sacred stash of Jennifer Paganelli "Crazy Love" that I have been hording since my birthday last year.  (Nearly a full year as by birthday is next Tuesday ;))

The pattern went together REALLY well as we followed Heather over at The Quilt Barn's Sew-Along on her blog.  HERE

All of Heather's pictures HELPED a TON!  Thank you, Heather!!!

I LOVE the wild colors of Crazy Love.  Jennifer Paganelli is a GENIUS!!

The bag is HUGE!  It is 9.5" long and 4" wide at the base.

I added a little wool for a needle holder.

I see a few more of these bags in my future!

I used Pellon 809 fusible interfacing.  Next time I am going to piece the exterior of the bag :-D

Monday, April 21, 2014

Ford's Star Quilt Is FINISHED!!!

I have nothing but complete love for this quilt!

I LOVE to make quilts, but designing a quilt and having it turn out is AMAZING!

I am glad I get to keep this one, for at least a little while. 

This quilt was made especially for the Peteetneet Quilt Show Challenge category. 

The orange multi pezzy print by American Jane is the challenge fabric for this year. 

The quilt finished size is 38.5" x 38.5"

Fabrics used- American Jane pezzy prints, pezzy multi orange. 
Kona solids
Michael miller cotton couture solids
Moda Bella bleached white. 
Pattern designed by me. 
The star was inspired by an oragami star my son made. The star is approximately 19" in diameter and is foundation pieced. 

Fords Star in Progress

My 13 year old son made this origami star.  I fell in love it and decided it would make an awesome quilt!

Next I had him make a rubbing so I could make a foundation piecing pattern. 

Now for the fun part. Enjoy the pics ;-)

Friday, April 18, 2014

Stitches & Sew Forth April Mystery Quilt

Here are the darling fabrics for Morganson's April $29 Mystery Quilt.

Becky always designs such cute quilts!  You can never go wrong with one of her mystery quilts.

The quilts are always a very generous throw size.  (Binding and backing are also available for an additional cost.)

Give them a call to sign up!  801-465-9133

The Morganson's will also ship their kits!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Modern Asterisk READY for Quilting :)

The day has finally come to get this top all together :)  ...well, yesterday actually...

(I had to go out of town last week to help my daughter)

Section 1
So, this pattern is originally designed for a twin size bed, but my customer needs it to be queen size.

Section 1 & 2
With a few modifications, this pattern was easily modified to fit a queen size bed.

All three sections
My poor design wall was is NOT large enough, so the floor got enlisted ;)

One of the sections sewn up.
I arranged the blocks into three sections, according to the pattern, with a little shift in direction.

Two of the sections sewn up.
It went together REALLY quickly (THANK HEAVENS!) :-D

Ta-Da! All sewn!
Today, the top heads off to the quilter.  I cant wait!!

The finished size is 84" x 90".  I need it to be a titch larger so I added a 2" white border all of the way around.

I CAN'T WAIT (I know, I already said that ;))

Pattern: Modern Asterisk by Kimbery Bourne of Main Street Market Designs
Fabric:  Nearly all of the fabric was designed by Joel Dewberry from his Notting Hill Collection, ....and a few other of his collections.  Two of the chartreuse fabrics were not Joel's.