Apr 25, 2022

Family Time

 I wasn't able to do any sewing last week, but had a wonderful time with family.  We had five children and some of their families together at one time.  It was heavenly!  My brother came to visit as well, this was his welcoming committee.  My brother Wayne is the third from the left with the blue shirt and brown pants. 

Here's a photo of me with my brother Wayne and my son Addison photobombing us in the back.  That's what he loves to do, lol!

Thanks for following, hope you all have a great week :)

Apr 18, 2022

Monogrammed Zipper Pouch

I think this monogrammed zipper pouch is so cute! You can see the tutorial by Make It and Love It here.

I used some striped cats from Cotton & Steel, some Essex linen and the last little bit of this Rifle Paper Co print that I had. My rick rack is vintage with some silver thread.  Do you see the little embroidery stitches I made along the seam? I love doing things like that :)

I seriously love Rifle Paper Co, but isn't this print the best?

Look at the darling little gummy bear zipper pull!
I have an app on my phone called Aliexpress.  I order cute little things like this from China for pennies.  

I used a blanket stitch on my sewing machine to attach the "J".

The zipper pouch is even lined with a cute Rifle Paper Co print.

I've still got a lot of quilts under construction and have paused sewing for a week because my family is visiting.  I'm working on a couple of secret projects too that are taking priority.

I hope you choose to make this little pouch, it's very quick and very easy.  The zipper's easy to attach.

Happy sewing and thanks for following along :)

Apr 11, 2022

Phoenix Modern Quilt Guild

 I have quite a few quilts in the works right now, but nothing to show you.  I'm also working on a secret project...and a commissioned quilt.

I belong to the Phoenix Modern Quilt guild and I'll show some of the quilts that my friend Nedra shared for Show and Tell.

This first quilt is called Silent Night by Pattern Basket.  One of our chickies showed her quilt after Christmas last year at our Farm Girl Chicks group and we just loved it!  About 6 or 7 of us rushed into the quilt shop and purchased the fabric :) It's so different, and it reminds me of the Christmas Eve during World War II that the Germans and the Americans stopped fighting and sang Christmas carols.  Soft and silent.  The fabric is called Christmas Morning by Lela Boutique.  I'm making this quilt also, but won't be able to finish it until May.  

This quilt is on my list too. I didn't really know for certain that it was on my list until I saw Nedra's version.  The pattern is the picnic layout from Farm Girl Vintage by Lori Holt.  The blocks are Scrappy Leaves.  Nedra just pulled all of her fall colors and even used scrappy backgrounds. I think the color palette is gorgeous!
It's going to be my next project at Farm Girl Chicks, since we can only work on Lori Holt projects :)

I absolutely love this quilt also!!! The pattern is called Nova Star and the fat quarter bundle was curated by Meghan of Then Came June. The prints and the colors are very different.  I think the quilt is very eye catching.

I hope to have more to show you next week, thanks for following along!

Apr 4, 2022

Riley Blake Design block challenge 2022

 I'm caught up on my RBD block challenge.  I have really enjoyed making these blocks from Tasha Noel fabrics!

These are on my design wall, I have two extra blocks that I'll probably sew onto the back to make the quilt more interesting.

Thanks for following along ❤️