Friday, February 14, 2020

Valentine Sew Along With ThermOWeb, Carla, And Me

I love doing blog hops and sew alongs with my friend, Carla at Creatin' in the Sticks.
She's so amazingly talented!

Today we're sharing our Valentine Sew Along projects on the ThermOWeb blog.
The block and projects are free!
You can check them out HERE.

This is my table runner made from our blocks.



This is Carla's cute quilt...love it!


Of course, we used our favorite ThermOWeb products to make them.


Happy Valentine's Day!

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Riley Blake Design Modern Farmhouse Blog Tour

Riley Blake Designs new fabric, Modern Farmhouse, is full of beautiful designs and colors.
There's a bit of sparkle in some of the fabrics and the buffalo checks add just the right touch.
The fabrics are 100 per cent cotton and feel as wonderful as they look.



Modern Farmhouse by Simple Simon & Company for Riley Blake Designs is great for
 quilting, apparel and home decor. The text print features positive messages.


55" x 55"


The rooster and tractor are ready for their day on the farm!



It was hard to catch the gold sparkle in this fabric, but trust me, it's gorgeous!


Wake up!


Ready to roll! 
The quilting was by Quilted Works and as usual, they did a wonderful job.


I love the green, pink, and black combo of fabrics.


I used my favorite scalloped border in black sparkle flowers on "Rise and Shine".


The wind was really whipping around, but my trusted crew handled it well.


You can find the pattern for "Rise and Shine" HERE



For more fun with "Modern Farmhouse" check out these blogs:


Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Lumbar Valentine Pillow With Crafter's Edge LOVE Die

February is the month of showing the ones we love how much we care.
A Valentine lumbar pillow would make an excellent gift for someone with a bad back,
 especially with the word "LOVE" on the front to remind them that you care.


It's so easy to make using the Crafter's Edge "LOVE" fabric die!


The cutting edges are not sharp!


Pillow size: 12" x 20"


Supplies used:

Oliso Mini Project Iron - This iron is great for projects like this!
Aurifil Thread
Four fat quarters - one white, one pink check, one solid pink
12" x 20" lumbar pillow form



Cutting instructions:

Cut 1 - 7" x 15" white, center block
Cut 1 - 7" x 15" interfacing
Cut 2 - 4" x 7" check fabric, border
Cut 2 - 4" x 21" check fabric, border
Cut 2 - 13" x 13", pink, back



Sewing/applique instructions: seams are sewn at 1/2"

*Tip: Use a heat resistant applique sheet to arrange your applique before applying it to your fabric. This helps avoid mistakes in placement. Just lightly press the pieces in place on the applique sheet and let cool before removing. Iron on right side of fabric following manufacturer’s directions.

*Tip: Ironing Heat n Bond Fusible Interfacing to the back of an applique block can help keep the threads from showing through fabric and make stitching small pieces easier.



Step 1: Center Block applique - Prepare the applique patterns using iron-on adhesive; follow package directions. Iron adhesive pieces to wrong side of fabrics following package directions. 


Step 2: Cut out applique pieces with the iron-on adhesive's protective paper facing up. That way the design will be facing the right direction when you iron it on your fabric.


Step 3: Peel off paper liner from the backs of applique pieces. Place applique, adhesive side down, on right side of fabric. Press according to package directions until entire piece is bonded. Let cool.Sew around edges of applique using a straight, zig-zag, or blanket stitch.


Step 4: Border - With right sides together, sew a 4" x 7" check fabric strip to each side of center block. Press seams towards border. With right sides together, sew 4" x 21" check fabric strip to top and bottom of center block.

Step 5: Pillow Back - Fold under 1/4" on one side of each 13" x 13" pink square and press. Fold again and press.


Step 6: Sew along edge.


Step 7: Place right side of front pillow facing up. Place right sides of hemmed pillow backing face down on front pillow. 


Step 8: Line up outside edges with hemmed edges overlapping. Pin to hold in place. Sew around all outside edges with a 1/2" seam.  


Step 9: Double stitch at folds. Clip corners. Turn inside out; press edges.


Step 10: Place a pillow form inside and you're ready to gift it to someone you love!


Happy Valentine month!

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Words To Grow By Block Of The Month February

It's a new block of the month, Words To Grow By, with Sew Incredibly Crazy.
I'm really excited to get this one started...so many fun blocks!

The February block is by Amy at Sew Incredibly Crazy.
That mouse is such a cutie!



Our Words To Grow By BOM blocks are free during the month they are released.
After that, the blocks can be purchased from the designer for a small fee.