Friday, November 27, 2015

Handmade Style Carry-all Pincushion

My last WIP post was related to the book Handmade Style by Anna Graham.  This project is also from that book, it is the Carry-All Pincushion.  I used the same fabrics from this post.  Another present to check off the list!

If you do make this pincushion take's really big...almost 9 inches wide.

Linking up with crazymomquilts.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

WIP Handmade Style Floor Pouf

The real WIP today was Thanksgiving preparation... a lot of hard work, but so worth it in the end! I'm working on a floor pouf for a present for Christmas. This project is from the book Handmade Style, which I recommend, it has great projects and clear directions.

First I made this top, which I quilted in three different threads, a dark pink, beige, and gold. They match the cotton + steel fabrics really well.

The pattern doesn't require a pieced bottom but I had on hand a block (Mystery Quilted Pillow pattern from In Color Order) made out of another set of scraps and decided to add some strips from the top fabrics.  This is how it came out:

Now I'm not sure which is the top and which should be the generally wouldn't matter but the sides I have are made with the directional bee fabric...any thoughts?

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Linking up at WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced and Let's Bee Social.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Friday, November 20, 2015

Modern Minis

Working on some Christmas sewing this week.  (I'm going to save part of what I made until after Christmas in case someone sees this post!)  In the meantime here are two small finishes.  One is another Lazy Girl Designs Suzi Purse Insert.  See this post for my other version.  And the second is a tiny fabric box that I made using this free tutorial by Lisa Calle at Vintage Modern Quilts, the Itty Bitty Fabric Bin.

I used a fun retro fabric from Lori Holt's Vintage Happy collection and a super cute new line called Modern Minis, check out Lori's blog for more projects with these Modern Minis fabrics!

Linking up with crazymomquilts.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Mod Hexagon Quilt

This quilt has been a while in the making.  I originally saw the pattern for it in the Winter 2015 issue of modern patchwork and started cutting last spring. The amazing designer is Rashida Coleman-Hale.  The quilt is made up of hexagons, which are constructed using two rectangles, one of a color fabric and one of the background fabric. After constructing the rectangles it uses a hexagon template to make each unit. Next the units are sewn together into columns and then joined, all machine pieced. Once it is sewn together all the hexagons disappear and make the triangles appear.  Such a clever design!

I pieced the backing using extra strips from the front along with a great cotton + steel print by Sarah Watts, Tokyo Train Ride.  Originally I was going to quilt along the hexagon seams, but I didn't want to lose the way the hexagons disappear, so I used a very large stipple all over the quilt.  The binding matches the background so that it doesn't distract from the triangles.

This was the first time I used a template and it was challenging to cut all of the hexagons, but in the end it was worth it!Linking up with  My Quilt Infatuation and crazymomquilts.