The cutest and easiest little project by A Spoonful of Sugar Designs. They turn out so so cute and are the perfect gift for a friend, teacher or sister!
Pattern by Elizabeth Hartman
If you haven’t seen this BEAUTIFUL fabric yet, you need too!!! It is designed by Ami Sinbaldi for AGF fabrics. If you don’t know anything about her, go check out her blog… blog . She is so talented and I have made a few of her things. She titled this fabric Charleston and I added one of her other lines that go together perfectly, Les Petites.
I knew I waned to do some half square triangles so I searched and searched for a pattern that spoke to me and this is what I found…it is found by Riley Blake Designs and even better, it was FREE! I love free!
Not only is this just the cutest fabric, it feels so soft and silky
This thread cutter was in a Sew Sampler Box a couple of months ago that Fat Quarter Shop does. It is ALWAYS filled with wonderful surprises and this was super helpful to me!
Once you are done sewing on one side of the line, start over and do the other side. Now cut on the pencil line and you have a pile of half square triangles. Press open with the seam pressed toward the darker fabric.
Time to true up those squares
You begin to wonder if you will ever got done with that stack, but stick to it and I promise you will.
There is just something satisfying about those scrapes and a beautiful pile of perfect 4 1/2″ squares.
Layout your block before you begin sewing, it is easy to get them facing the wrong way…trust me on that.
I love how they are turning out and I love this fabric!!
Four of 12 blocks done…I will keep you posted. Life is calling for now….
I love doing foundation paper piecing and A Spoonful of Sugar created this adorable pillow pattern made up of pineapple blocks. Its called the Rainbow Connection, isn’t it so cute! I was surprised that I didn’t have as many colors in my fabric stash as I thought I did. Literally had to buy some orange, yellow and blue fabrics…go figure! Oh, also needed to add to my low volume fabric stash, but shhhh, I love building my supply.
Takings the paper off this was time consuming!
Another post will happen when I get the pillow made…I’ve sewn them together and its ready to go.
In January I decided to join my FIRST quilt along. This quilt along is sponsored by Fat Quarter Shop and Moda Fabrics, they are donating money to Make A Wish Foundation. On the 15th of every month they release a pattern and request that we donate before the download…but it is free. This Patchwork Quilt Along has been so fun and I am learning to be a little more meticulous in my cutting and sewing. Click here to go to the website by Jolly Jabber Patchwork quilt along .
I am using fabrics by Bonnie and Camille. If you buy the kit, their fabrics are in it, but I am using my own choices and I have one of their older lines that I am loving to incorporate.
I was on instagram and if anyone is like me, I take a photo of quilt blocks or sewing projects that catch my eye and then keep them in mind for my “projects in between projects”. This was one of those projects that I just had to try and I have to say, it was challenging in the beginning. After my forth attempt, I had it figured out. The pattern comes from aspoonfulofsugardesigns . Give it a try, I think you will be hooked! Here is my journey…
This was my first block finished…I was just using this fabric by Bonnie and Camille as a tester. I have lots of scraps because I own all of their lines of fabric!
The fabric I used to complete was project is by 3 sisters, White Washed Cottage. I love the soft subtle colors. If you go to etsy, you can still find it. Make sure if you do paper piecing you use a small stitch length, as you pull away the paper the stitches won’t pop.
The little tea cup and saucer was something I received when I was around 9 years old. I loved playing make believe and those little cups and saucers were washed a hundred times even though they never had real food touch them.
I love how this turned out, its just so sweet and perfectly stitched.
Sometimes in order to get better at something you have to step out of your comfort zone and try something new. I felt like this project made me grow.
I sat down and looked through all my quilting books and printed patterns to find a quilt project that I could get excited about and here it is…Vintage by @Simplify Camille Roskelly. It is in her book entitled Simply Retro. I also have bought and downloaded a number of her quilt patterns from her shop.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this quilt and also love that it is very straight forward, no triangles, no cuts…just straight lines, that makes me happy!
I think that I literally have almost every line of Bonnie and Camille’s fabric line, or at least some pieces from their older lines. I love so many of the fabrics it is very difficult to pick which ones to use!
Once I decided on the red and tans, I had a crazy thought that I could do one of tans and blues at the same time…WHY NOT!!
Here’s my first block, isn’t it beautiful…the fabric is my very favorite
I have a few blocks left…like a lot for sure, but this is not a stressful quilt and it makes me smile! I will post more photos as I progress and don’t forget to watch my instagram because I promise they will be posted there @sew_becky
Don is out of town this week, and I am home listening to the workers pound on my roof. In order to sell our house we needed to put on a new roof. It is only a 11 year old roof, but the relocation company is requiring it. Needless to say we are NOT happy about it. SO, to keep busy and sane, because it is LOUD inside my house I decided to get started on something fall related.
When I saw the Mini Maple Charm Quilt created by Corey Yoder, I knew I had to make it! I started cutting and prepping on Monday.
I’m going to be honest with you, these leaves were harder the make then I thought. Let’s just say my un-picker was used frequently. I’m not use to working with such small squares, but it was a challenge I enjoyed.
I threw in a little farmhouse @figtreeandco along with Sundrops by Corey Yoder.
A little peek at all the leaves! I couldn’t wait to put them together so I pushed through!
I couldn’t wait to put these pieces together!
I am hoping to be done today or tomorrow! Well I have to be because I’m not taking my machine with me to Seattle until the house sells.
So many projects begin and never end…I would like this to be done in the fall so I can show it off!!
What is your favorite fall quilt or project?
I saw this quilt made up in a cute little shop and just had to put my other projects aside because I couldn’t stop thinking about how adorable this block is… it is called Crosscheck by Fig Tree & Co
Strawberry Fields Revisted and Farmhouse fabric
Imagine how cute this could be using all of the Fig Tree and Co fabrics!!! This is on the back burner right now, but look forward to getting back to it!
Looking for a new quilt pattern is a process for me. It requires a lot of Pinteresting, instagraming, more pinteresting, looking through my books and narrowing down the dozens and dozens of choices. I wanted to pick a pattern that was easy and would come together quickly…but needed to be super cute! This arrow quilt won my vote and I think it was a good pick!
So many steps…takes patience and love
I tried a number of different layouts for these blocks but this is by far the best layout!
So far in my quilting journey I have done my own machine quilting…I keep it simple for sure! I thought I would just do vertical lines, but realized quickly that my blocks didn’t line up perfectly and that bugged me, so luckily I had only done two rows of quilting…un-pick!!
Diagonal is the way to go…and besides that I have found that my favorite sewing foot is my Walking Foot!!
Here is the pattern I found on Pinterest that won my interest…Arrow Quilt
Now we just have to wait for baby Corbett to arrive!