Wednesday, January 9, 2013

2013 Fun Sewing Groups

 "Join In and Sew with Us"  Bees

This year I am having so much fun participating in two fun groups... that are filled with SO MANY talented quilters and sewists and designers!    And friends!  (They need me in the "friends" category, so I am just  happy as a clam to be 'amongst '   them all!)

             { see  further below on second half of blog for  BoM  And Sew On !}

Group One:
The Across the Pond Sew Along 

Here is my January project:   Bird Pincushion   by Joel Dewberry

Get the pattern and directions,   for free, at this link below:

Bird Pincushion  by Susie  of Susie's Sunroom

We have the  Across The Pond Sew Along Flickr group, where you can see what other folks are making, see/chat with  members of the sew along group, and read helpful hints, corrections, ideas and comments about every project!!
See what has been added to the Flickr group already:

made by Amy of  eamylove at Amy Made That!

made by Amanda  at  The Patchsmith
Made by Lea

made by Liz of

made by Amanda  of  The Patchsmith
New Bird on the Block!  Made by  Susie   at  Susie's Sunroom

My birds by Creativemomentscary
Pincushion birds   Made by Creativemomentscary
Aren't these all so cute!!  I am going to make another one this afternoon, to add to my pincushion collection!

Group Two:
Yesterday, I finished my first block in the And Sew On BoM,  hosted by Kristy, of Quiet Play !

This is a paper pieced block-of-the-month, with 9 patterns designed by Kristy.  
Every month,  a new pattern is introduced, and you can download it  free from  her Craftsy store , during that current month!    
The blocks are 10 1/2 in unfinished, and are themed  around sewing items!!  How fun is that!

Monthly, there is a linky party at Quiet Play for you to share your finished blocks. And Kristy has prizes lined up!
There is a  Quiet Play flickr group Quiet Play Flickr Group , too, where you can share  your pictures and chat about the BoM.

Here's my January Block:     Measure Twice

Measure Twice   by Susie  at Susie's Sunroom        

I chose fabrics with lots of bright colors and  some sewing themes.  Naturally, black and white fabrics  will be thrown into the mix!  (Check out my Flickr page to see what I love to make.)
Fabrics:    Sew Pins  The Henley Studio  makower uk ;  Sanctuary Glass Tile  Michael Miller ; Remix  Ann Kelle for Robert Kaufman ; Scissors  The Henley Studio  makower uk ;  Ruler- stash yellow, with satin stitched inch lines by machine.

Well, these  ongoing groups should keep me out of trouble .... for awhile! :)
I'm off to my sewing room!


  1. So glad to have you joining us in the BoM! Should be a lot of fun. You are off to a great start with your block - love your fabric choices!

  2. Okay, I might give the paperpieces blocks a whirl. Your tea-pot table topper is stunning as well. And what is this I hear about you having a new sewing room?????

  3. Hello, Susie, Dear! I've come to your blog from the blog of one of my sweet commenters ~ you know how that goes ~ :) ~ Now following you!
    So nice to "meet" you!


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