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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

First place Champion Ribbon at the County Fair

I was so excited when I walked into the arts, crafts, and needlework building at our County fair and my Husband noticed that I had gotten this First place Champion ribbon for my embroidery quilt that I blogged about here. The ladies had such nice comments and invited me to join their quilt guild. It was so much fun to see all of the winners at our County Fair. Thank you again Clara & Jennie for hosting such a wonderful Quilt Embroidery Along, this was my first embroidery and they said that it was very well done.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

My Granny Square start

I am making my grannies out of Riley Blake's Marguerite fabrics. I have been coveting everyone's grannies for quite some time now so I am thrilled to be started on my own......I cant wait to see how the others turn out and I hope you enjoy seeing them too.

This one is quite light, We'll just have to wait and see how it will look in the whole quilt.....

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Sweet Critter Purses Tutorial

These were very fun and easy to make. I hope you can make yourself some for a very sweet critter lover in your family. The critters aren't any bigger than five inches big....I bought these (at the dollar store).

Purse Pattern:

Just cut the body fabric 17x11 inches and a piece of batting 17x5 inches.
2 bottom pieces with the corners rounded off at 8-1/4 x 3-1/4 inches with a piece of batting the same size. Then 2 straps at 9x3 inches to be folded in half width wise right sides together with a piece of batting 9x 1-1/2 inches....Sew straps right sides together and bottom right sides together with batting on the bottom and sew 1/4 inch around leaving space to turn right sides out....Use the great straw method to turn straps. Then you can sew your opening closed just by top-stitching close to the edge.

Now Here's the hard part.
Lay your body batting down. then lay your body piece down on top with right side facing up......I put mine on my mat so I could eyeball the lay down your ruffle, right side up. I bought one and made the others (not shown below) with 3 inch wide coordinating fabric, hemming and overcast stitching one long side and ruffling the other....Put ruffled edge on top edge of top of body fabric. Now keeping in mind that you'll be folding body fabric in half width ways and  in half to make lining and front and back all in one. So, lay your straps at the top at 2-1/2 and 6-1/2 inches for one strap and the other goes at 10-1/2 and 14-1/2 there abouts....
Now bring the bottom up to the top and sew the top and one side, then turn inside out and sew opening closed, if you turn in the raw edge and topstitch it it will be a nice clean edge inside also......Now sew the bottom piece onto the bottom of the body with the ruffle on the bag facing up that last side of body and turn inside out.

 I hope this tutorial is helpful, because I doubt its good instructions. Let me know how I can improve and believe me the way it turns out so cute and clean is all well worth it. Enjoy!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Finally my finish!

The quilting, the binding and the Label. I really enjoyed this my first embroidery quilt....I've blogged the top before. I got the QAL from here at Clover and Violets-embroidery 101 

Having a little trouble with blogger I'll just post a few more pictures and let you enjoy....Im working on Garden Steps QAL at Jennie and Clara's site too so head on over there and see their beautiful things.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Three little traveler bags

I was wondering what I would ever do with this National Parks fabric and then one day I saw this tutorial at tidbits. I had so much fun making these for my Grandkids Talon, Daven and Kiwi. The way that they just hang onto the headrest of the seats in your car and detach so easy  are just as handy as pockets on a sock! The kids can just take them into the doctors office with them and have something to do the whole time, providing they have packed their bag with some great stuff!

This was such a nice pattern/tutorial and so easy to follow. The one and only thing that I did different was that I made all of  the top pocket into two pockets, instead of one big one. The hardest thing for me was finding as big of buttons as I wanted, but who doesn't love going through their buttons? I do!
Anyway visit Cami's website, and whip up some of these for yourself............

If I knew how to post these on Cami's website I sure would. I would take anyone's advise or Cami's response.

Have a Great Day everyone.