Wednesday, February 3, 2016

February -One Monthly Goal

One Monthly Goal for February (OMG)

I have decided to set up a big goal for  myself this month....  and join in with  Heidi and the others at the  OMG group for inspiration.

Hosted by Heidi at Red Letter Day blog

*** Quilty Note:    One Monthly Goal is open to any quilter who would like to set (and achieve!) ONE monthly goal, and share the success in a group environment! This is a friendly and social linkup: Loitering is permitted and Participant's are encouraged to spread cheer: Encourage and congratulate one another!  see rules here

My February Goal:  
Quilt and finish my Millhouse Inn  Petite Fleurs  quilt

This is the flimsy top for my   Petite Fleurs Quilt ....I started sewing  the quilt last week....  It came together a lot faster than I imagined it would!

Millhouse Inn   Petite Fleurs Quilt       by Susie's Sunroom

I have accumulated  hoarded  a HUGE pile of Millhouse Inn fabric  ( Fig Tree and Co  by Moda ), since about 2009!  

The fabrics I set aside for this quilt.
And,  yes ... there is MORE fabric for more quilts to come!

( I think Millhouse Inn was my first fat quarter bundle of fabric that I purchased ,  and apparently I kept buying more  fabric each time that I found it on sale , to "go along" with that fat quarter bundle .  )

I bought the pattern back in 2009 or 2010, when I saw this design would work well with my Millhouse Inn stash obsession.  The pattern  has been sitting  on top of the fabrics, patiently waiting to be used.

The Petite Fleurs pattern   by Fig Tree & Co ( here)
I used the Millhouse Inn  "clotted cream" fabrics for my cream background fabric, too.
I hope  it will look shabby chic-ish after it is quilted.

Millhouse Inn Petite Fleurs  flimsy top   by Susie's Sunroom
 So, now , I am deciding what kind of quilting to try on this 71" by 81 " quilt.
I better get started on it.  

Note to self:   Remember to remove the persistent kitty helper before I start sewing!

Hop on over to Red Letter Quilts to see what other folks are working on this month for their goal.  And you can see more pictures in the Flickr group HERE.
I'm off to my sewing room!

Linking up at:    OMG  @ Red Letter Quilts              and 
                       Let's Bee Social  @  Sew Fresh Quilts   and
                       Fabric Tuesday @ Quilt Story  and
                      Fabric Frenzy Friday @ Fort Worth Fabric Studio

Friday, January 29, 2016

Let It Snow !

Let It Snow!!

I had some sewing  fun when we were snowed-in last week!  
(Oh darn, it was a blizzard ALL day Saturday.... so I "had" to stay inside .... and sew!!)

What did I make?

This cute little Mr Snowman block  , designed by Lori Holt, of Bee In My Bonnet  and Instagram  @beelori1   #MrSnowmanTutorial

Mr Snowman mini quilt   by  Susie's Sunroom
Design by Lori Holt  Bee In My Bonnet

I found her Instagram tutorial at  #MrSnowmanTutorial.   Lori had a Mr Snowman SewAlong in 2014, where she showed how to make this cute snowman block,  on Instagram.  I learned her technique for making the 6 1/2 inch blocks, from making the Vintage  Farm Girl Vintage Sampler Quilt.   (here)  So these snowman made up quickly.

I  got out my shovel, and dug into some of my favorite fabric piles,  ( wink) ,  and thought that the white dots on the mint background fabric looked like snow.    The fabrics are from Vintage Summer  by Little Yellow Bicycle  , and the mint background is  by Riley Blake.  I love those little Bluebirds.

I sewed them together with some sashing, and embellished  each snowman with embroidery and buttons.

This picture is  a bit off in color,  but I wanted to show my Mr Snowman mini up against the snow on our deck!!

Mr Snowman against the snow on our deck  

This Mr Snowman mini quilt then  led to my next project....

A " Be My Valentine Heart " Mr Snowman pincushion   !
  (Bet you can't say  that three times fast!!)

Be My Valentine Heart Mrs Snowman  pincushion     by Susie's Sunroom

First, I made a "Mrs " Snowman block, wearing her  Valentine's Day' s scarf.
Next,   I made a scrappy heart- shaped front for my pincushion...  using the new
Be My Valentine Heart Mug Rug pattern by Eamylove at Amy Made That!   

Amy's pattern makes an elegant scrappy flat mug rug...

Amy made this gorgeous Be My Valentine Heart Mug Rug  for me as a gift!  Lucky me!!

I gathered together my red , pink and hearts fabric scraps, and some pink ric rac, to make  the patchwork square.   (I enlarged the heart template to make it just a bit bigger, so I could include more of my snowman block for the pincushion back side.)

I followed Amy's excellent tutorial style directions,  and at the end, I  filled my mug rug with polyfil stuffing until it looked  plump and cute.  

The end result is a Valentine's Day season pincushion, with two fun sides!!

Side A:   The Be My Valentine Heart

And Side B:   The Mrs Snowman 

If you live where there is not any snow....   then I hope you have enjoyed a bit of snow happiness here. (Without getting sore muscles and numb fingers and toes from shoveling!)

I'm off to my sewing room!

Linking up at:     Can I Get A Whoop Whoop! @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict   and
                          Fabric Frenzy Friday  @  Fort Worth Fabric Studio   and
                         Let's Bee Social  @  Sew Fresh Fabrics        and
                     Sew Cute Tuesday @  Blossom Heart Quilts   and
                         Fabric Tuesday @ Quilt Story  and
                         TGIFF  @ Busy Hands Quilts

Sunday, January 17, 2016

More Pups

A Lap Size Dog Gone Cute Quilt

Dog Gone Cute pattern  by  Sew Fresh Quilts (here)

I've been busy sewing up a quilt!  It's a large size "Dog Gone Cute" Quilt !  It's  for the daughter of my friend.  She has 2 dogs named  Chai and Mocha.

I knew I had the perfect pattern for a quilt... and I wanted to make it in creams and browns.  

Dog Gone Cute Quilt   Lap Size
Pattern:    Dog Gone Cute Quilt  by Lorna  of Sew Fresh Quilts  (here)

Size:  60" by 60"
Fabrics:     Grunge     Basic Grey by Moda   cream background fabric
                A Fat Quarter Bundle in browns - various
                White on pup faces-  Kona cotton White
               Backing-  brown fabric from my stash
               Batting:    Mountain Mist 100% cotton
Quilting and piecing thread:    Aurifil  # 2310    beige   50 weight

These blocks were fun to make.  I used the 12 blocks that Lorna has in the pattern, with a few variations. (Such as switching around ear colors.) Each block is 12 " by 18".

10 of of pup blocks assembled

This is the flimsy top-
The flimsy quilt top    Susie's  Sunroom

The quilting-   random wavy lines from top to bottom were made with my walking foot

My finished Dog Gone Cute quilt    Susie's Sunroom

There's a cute paw print  label for the back....
The back

I hope that Charlotte will like her Dog Gone Cute quilt... and maybe convince a few little cute pups to cuddle up with her when she uses it!

Quilty Chai and Mocha

I'm off to my sewing room!

PS       This pattern is sew much fun to make!  You'll want to check out my first quilt, in the Dog Gone Cute Blog Hop,  which I call " The Naughty Little Puppy, if you missed it. { Here }

The Naughty Little Puppy quilt   Here

Linking up at:    Let's  Bee Social @ Sew Fresh Fabrics  and 
                        Can I Get a Whoop Whoop! @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict    and
                        Fabric Frenzy Friday @   Fort Worth Fabric Studio     and
                         TGIFF  @  Faith and Fabrics