Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Spring Petals QAL

The Spring Petals QAL

Making a  Spring Petals Table Topper along with The Crafty Quilter

Guess what we are making over at The Crafty Quilter, with Julie?

A spring table topper!

We'll be getting the instructions and tutorials on  each Friday, to finish up the table topper on  June 7.

This is one of Julie's table toppers 

So, I am getting ready for Spring  at Susie's Sunroom !

Fabrics:      all from my stash!

          Petals-   16 selected 5 " squares from-   Charm pack of Summersville Spring   by lucie summers for Moda
          Background-  for low volume  -  a fat quarter left from a bundle of  This 'N That by Nancy Halverson  by Benartex  AND  some  Grunge   by Basic Grey  Moda  in a cream/gray

            Triangles-   Yellow  Bella  solid  by Moda

 16 charm pack petals  laid out on top of the low volume background
The yellow triangles will be on the sides

I felt that my  Summersville Spring charm pack was too busy to be used as the background fabric.  (Even when I turned them to the back of the fabric, as Julie suggested.)
So I looked in my stash and found this soft gray swirly fabric ( This 'N That) and the gray/cream fabric (Grunge).  I cut them into 5 inch squares ( 8 of each) and pieced them together in rows of 4. 

Julie provides an excellent piecing tutorial on her blog.  { here }  I learned a lot from the week 2 lesson!

The next step in the Quilt-A-Long:   I will be cutting  out and applying the fusible applique' onto the petals!

  It's not too late for you to sew your own table topper,   too!  There's even a variation of the pattern, which has no applique'.    {here }

Look , Ma!  No applique' ! 
I want to make this variation of her  table topper, too!  

I am so happy that it is Spring!

I'm off to my sewing room!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Zoo Animals

Zoo Animals BoM

BoM at Quiet Play 
March Zoo Animal :   Polar Bear   pattern (here)

Polar Bear     by Susie's Sunroom

One of my friends on Instagram told me that she thought he looks like he just woke up from a long sleep!

April Zoo Animal:  Walrus   *free pattern during April ! * (here)

Walrus  Zoo Animal BoM     by Susie's Sunroom

This little guy's  name is Moda. I think he is looking at you to see if you'll give him  a little fish snack!

January, March and April Blocks     

I'll be working on my February block, the Penguin, soon!      
I'm off to my sewing room!

                Linking up at:  Can I Get a Whoop! Whoop! @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict                         and              Sew Cute Tuesday @ Blossom Heart Quilts               and
                                      Let's Bee Social @ Sew Fresh Quilts   

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Easter Greetings

Easter Greetings and Fun Sewing-

Two fun little projects to share with you:

Easter Mug Rug  pattern  by The Patchsmith 

I made this sweet  little Easter Egg and Bunny mug rug for my mother.  With The Patchsmith's pattern and  superb directions, it took me less than 2 hours to make up this little holiday gift!  My mom just loved getting the little surprise in the mail.  Next year, I would like the make the Easter Cross Mug Rug

Next,  while I was all in the " Bunny Making Mode" .... and I made up these:

Basket full of Bunnies

Bunny Softy Pattern-          by Melanie  at The Crafty Cupboard  (free pattern!)

Size:      6 " tall   (after reducing the pattern to 75% of original size)

I ended up making 11 little bunnies, to give as little Easter presents, at my Aunt's house.  There will be 5 other ladies there, of all ages. I wanted to have bunnies in  a variety of fabrics, hoping that there will be a bunny that every person will like.  I made two scrappy bunnies ( for me if no one picks them!)

Can you figure out my "bunny boo-boo " ?

Yep..."some bunny" didn't put both fabrics right sides together
 before stitching them up !
He's still cute....  He's just playing it "low volume" on the back side!

I'm off to my sewing room!