Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Joy, Joy, Joy Pillows for the Season

Today I am excited to share this project!

You know how sometimes the right fabric comes along for the perfect project?
Well, that is how I feel about these pillows.



The cushion patterns were designed for the Thermoweb blog.
Click here for the free pattern.

The letter pillows are really quick to make and you can use just regular 2 1/2" strips for the sides with no problem.  If you want to cut bias strips, you go right ahead...
I purchased bias cut piping, but you could make your own piping too.

The pillows are about 9" high.



EnJOY!


Friday, November 24, 2017

Quilt Scrappy Christmas Trees

Christmas sewing is so fun 
and 
I have been making tutorials and creating some super fun projects to share.
This one is super simple and fast, but one of my favorites.



Fabric scraps are one thing, but I seem to always have odd shaped paper backed adhesives left over after a big applique project.
  Triangle Christmas trees are a great way to use them up.  

I made a pillow, but you could even make a quilt with this super easy method.



Just cut triangles out of leftover HeatnBond Lite scraps 
(or whatever paper backed adhesive scraps you have).  
The triangles should  be random on all three sides and don't have to be perfect.  
In fact, my favorite trees are made by the wonkiest triangles.
I had Northcott Fabrics  left over from the Christmas Carol Row Along to use.




Next, bond the triangles to the wrong side of fabrics according to your adhesive instructions.  Cut the triangles out, peel off the backing paper, and arrange them on a background fabric.  I'm making 3 trees on a 21" x 12" background here.



Cut 3 rectangles from the adhesive scraps for trunks and fuse to the wrong side of fabrics just as the triangles were prepared.  Once again, the size can be random and wonky.  Cut the trunks out, peel off the backing paper, and slide them under the bottom triangles.



Draw stars on the paper side of more adhesive scraps.   Make the stars different sizes and wonky too.  Bond the adhesive to the wrong side of fabrics, cut them out, peel the backing paper off, and arrange them on the trees.

Now fuse the trees to the background fabrics.


I chose to make a quilt sandwich before I stitched around each piece with black thread. 
 I like the whimsical look this kind of applique achieves and the stitching is the only quilting I did on this pillow.



With a little added purchased piping and an envelope back, I have a sweet holiday cushion.
It will be perfect with the next Christmas project I have to share, but that has to wait until Tuesday when I will be over at  the Thermoweb blog.

Come see me there and let's start creatin' for Christmas!!


Wednesday, November 22, 2017

One More Fall Project ... and then DEALS!

What a great holiday Thanksgiving is!

It reminds us to be thankful and show our gratitude for the blessings in our lives.

Do you have a hostess gift ready for giving?
I hate showing up to a dinner party without a little gift.


I finished my gift up today and am grateful I was able to spend my morning sewing
 instead of cleaning. 
 *big smile*!!
Our hostess has purple dishes and this potholder should make a nice addition to her 
Thanksgiving kitchen.
The fabric is "Just One of Those Days" by Robert Kaufman and you can find the free pattern by clicking HERE.



After I've enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving meal, 
I'll be ready to make my shopping lists for black Friday.

I'm not really into crowds, so I'll be here on the Internet with my favorite sewing websites.
(These links contain affiliate links and I do receive a commission)

Thermoweb's BIG Black Friday & Cyber Monday sale has HUGE discounts on the entire website plus shoppers will save more on already discounted items! 
Starting Friday, November 24th, Thermoweb's entire website is on sale 40% OFF! 
That's right! 40% off plus FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $40.
 (after coupon code: GIMME40 is applied)
 The sale will run FOUR DAYS starting Friday, November 24th through Monday, November 27th at 11:59 CST.

This sale includes ALL Deco Foil products along with Gina K. Designs and Rebekah Meier Designs PLUS all HeatnBond products.



Next is Craftsy's Black Friday and Cyber Monday event! 
This is Craftsy's biggest sale of the year, and they are offering exciting deals all weekend long.


Class Offer:

$17.87 USD or less on all Craftsy classes


Supplies Offers:
Up to 60% off Quilting project kits & supplies
Up to 60% off Knitting and Crochet project kits & supplies
Up to 50% off Cake Decorating project kits & supplies

Cyber Monday Bonus Offer:
Free gift with purchase


How about a new iron?

I LOVE my Oliso Pro!
There is a sale at Oliso too!



Black Friday deal -  Get 40% off Oliso products!  Use code "friday40" at checkout!
But, if you miss Friday...
Cyber Monday deal -  Get 40% off all products at Oliso.com! Use code "cyber40" at checkout!

Shopping will be fun
but now I'm off to the grocery store to fight the madness.

Happy Thanksgiving ALL!!



Friday, November 17, 2017

If You're Ever in Dodge City...

I made this quilt for a blog hop
and
 at the time, someone suggested it would look great at a coffee shop.



Today, I am happy to say Perk Power
has a new home!


You can see it at


in
Dodge City, Kansas.

My favorite place to go for breakfast, lunch, and a cuppa is now
REALLY
my favorite spot in Dodge City.

So, if your ever here and can't visit me, at least go by and grab a cup of joe.

(I'm calling this my Friday finish because I've been meaning to shout this out for a long time!)

I do have another finish to show this week 
and 
it's coming home after a trip to Quilt Market.



The full free pattern and tutorial is over on the Thermoweb blog.

 "Good Coffee, Good Day!"

Monday, November 13, 2017

Big Top Circus Pillow Cover for Quilt Market -Blend Fabric Quilt as you Go Free Pattern

I was thrilled when Blend Fabrics asked if I would design a pillow cover to display at Quilt Market 
and 
now I can share it with you.



The fabrics are Calliope by designer, Maude Asbury.  



Step right up to the big top with a circus tent full of balancing elephants, juggling seals and floating unicorns.  



The curtains open and close.
To create this super fun pillow cover I used a quick quilt as you go method with
 HeatnBond High Loft Fusible Fleece and then appliqued with  Heat N Bond Lite.



The full tutorial and FREE pattern is over on Thermoweb's blog today.

My grandma loved the circus and now that I’m going to be a gLamma, I can’t wait to share this pillow with the new baby.



Friday, November 10, 2017

Stacked Pumpkins Wall Hanging

I just love working with low volume prints or using unexpected colors.
Do you?

I created the Stacked Pumpkins Wall Hanging pattern with this in mind.


This 8" x 16" wall hanging is perfect for the front door for fall.
I just love her fabric designs.
The pattern is raw edge applique with Heat N Bond Lite.
I free motion quilted this one with meandering and leaves.

The pattern is free in my pattern shop HERE for 1 week
so hurry!

You'll want to get this one finished before those Thanksgiving guests arrive.


Hope you are staying warm, it's been so cold and cloudy here...


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Pumpkin Palooza - Decorate for Fall with Two Quick Projects from One Quilt Pattern with HeatnBond EZ Print Lite

Don't you love the new colors of fall?  Fall decorating doesn't have to be only orange, brown, and yellow in color anymore.  With pumpkins showing up in all different colors, it's fun to add aquas, greys, and whites to compliment and add a modern flair to traditional fall decor. 



 Today, I'm over on the Thermoweb blog to share a pumpkin applique quilt block pattern using HeatNBond EZ Print Lite and 2 quick projects using the quilt block and the new fabric collection from Windham Fabrics, Meriwether.


This pattern is so easy with HeatnBond® Lite EZ Print!
Just print the patterns right on to the adhesive and cut them out.


All of the details and the tutorial are over at Thermoweb.

UPDATE:  I've received several emails that the pattern download is not working over at Thermoweb.
You can find the full PDF at my Craftsy Store HERE.