Tuesday, July 1, 2014

July' s New Across The Pond Sew Along Project

July's New Across The Pond Sew Along Project

It's never too late to start in... make a project with us!!
See here what we have made so far in our Sew Along....{ there's no pressure}
July is here already!  This month's Across The Pond Sew Along project is....

                    Theme:   Red  White    &  Blue

You can make anything with some red, white & blue....  let your creativity flow!  

Would you like to see some project  ideas? 
That's easy!  Check out  The Patchsmith (Amanda's blog),  Amy Made That! (Amy's blog) , and right here, for some great red, white and blue  projects!

 Make a pouch!   

Pattern:   Twice As Nice Double Zippered Pouch   by  Geta Grama  
                                       at   Geta's Quilting Studio 

This is such a cool pattern.... inside is a zippered pouch as the divider!    I used lots of RW and B in this Twice As Nice Pouch

  Did you see the red and the blue zippers?  Got them at Zip It  etsy shop.  

Make a quilt  ( or take a block and make it into a pillow like I did!!)

Pattern:   Independence Quilt       by  June82000 Marcia Hohn  at Quilter's Cache

Independence Quilt   I want to make this some day!   

A Dandy block

Log Cabin block
Starflower block
Flag block


Block  I used:  Pieced Star    
Pieced Star   by  Marcia Hohn

I was happy to have some red , white and blue star fabric in my stash!!

Pieced Star  pillow                        by Susie's Sunroom

Next, I  added some red piping around the edges of this  12 inch  block, to make the inside pinwheel "pop."     I made my own piping... using this tutorial  and some Stitch Witchery , by Dritz  (5/8 in  width) ,  to press the bias tape around the 1/4 in cording .

(Don't look too closely at the piping... I need to practice   a little a lot going around the corners!!)  

The back......  denim material and the Covered Zipper Pillow Back.  
It's easy to make  using Amy's free tutorial  at   Amy Made That!

My Patriotic pillow      I love this block!                        Susie's Sunroom

Want to see another pillow idea? 
*Disclaimer*  It is hard to stop at making 'just one pillow'....

Pattern:    Ruffle Flag Pillow   (reverse applique detail)  by  Heather at The Sewing Loft

Heather's blog has a great tutorial showing how to make this cute ruffle flag pillow.  There is  even a video, that taught me how to do the stars in the reverse applique.   It was really a fun technique to learn!!  And easy.   I made this pillow in less than 2 hours.  Thanks, Heather !

Ruffle Flag Pillow    ( 12 in x 16 in )    made by Susie's Sunroom

I used denim fabric on the front, and some Patriotic fabric for the back.   

Of course I made the  Covered Zipper for the back !  A bit of denim scrap made the perfect cover for the zipper.

I'll just have to keep my kitty cat away from the little pieces of thread!!

When you make something Red  White and Blue,   you can link it up into our 
                           Across The Pond Sew Along Flickr group !   
(Just join the group  add your photos next, to your own Flickr page, and then add it into our group !)   

Oh,  and you can always add something that the Across The Pond Sew Along has made... at any time!   {No deadlines to fuss about! }

I'm off to my sewing room!


  1. Love it - love your cushions and love the theme. Another excellent choice Susie.

  2. I love that beautiful Twice As Nice zippered pouch!!!
    Nice pillows, too! very patriotic!

  3. Very timely post as I am in the mood to make a patriotic table runner. I will definitely be making one of those flag blocks!

  4. i can always depend on you Susie to provide some seasonal or holiday inspiration!! The red, white, and blue color scheme is so crisp and summery! Fun cushions, too; i can't decide which is my favorite!!

  5. How great is this?? LOVE that pouch!! And the pillows are awesome!! How can I resist making anything RW&B? :)

  6. I love this theme Susie. What lovely projects you have outlined for us. I can't wait to get my new Red, white and blue bundle and join the fun!

  7. Great the idea of a smaller zippered pouch as a divider! These are such beautiful projects, Susie!! Really loving the red-white-blue!! A happy very 4th of July to you!!



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