Thursday, February 22, 2024

It Moose Be Love--My Turn


Today is my turn for the It Moose Be Love hop hosted by Calico Joan of Moosestash Quilting.
No moose for me though...

I'll start with this paper pieced heart. The free pattern is from The Seasoned Homemaker.
I made 6 of them for a wall hanging, decided I didn't want 6 in the wall hanging and made 2 little pieces with individual hearts. After quilting them on my domestic machine, using these small projects, I taught my SIL how to face a quilt instead of using the traditional binding. This is hers in their condo.

Here is my wall hanging with 4 hearts.
It has the same purple border as the individual ones, and the quilting is the same around the hearts.
Most of my quilting is done on my sit-down long arm: a Juki Miyabi QVP. I wish I had room for a long arm on a frame, but I don't. I'm thankful I have this Juki!
I faced this wall hanging since I had no more purple for the binding. 😁

Jana, owner of my local quilt shop, Stewart's Sewing, made a Cassie's Cutie bag (by Marlous Designs) and I loved it--had to make my own. It's really small and great when you are doing touristy things, only needing some money, ID, phone. Then I made a mini Diva wallet to go with it--the regular sized wallets are too big. I actually made the wallet body twice. The directions said to use Decor Bond as the interfacing and that was entirely too thick and stiff. I couldn't get the wallet frame on the ends of the body. From now on, when I make these, I will use only my fusible lightweight interfacing! That worked great. You'll notice I used heart fabric to go with our theme (and I just noticed the hearts are upside down when the wallet is closed--lol). 😀

These cute little zipper bags are made from charm squares and are good coin purses. The tutorial is from SewCanShe and is called Tiny Zipper Bags. :)

I "moose" end now. 
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Saturday, February 3, 2024

Catching up...

I had made drawstring bags for each of my grands as part of their Christmas presents and decided to make one for each of my great-nephews and my great niece whom we would be encountering in Santa Fe and in Arizona. Here are two of the bags. This is a combination pattern--the letters are a free Spell It with Moda pattern and then SewLux had the drawstring bag pattern for it. Not sure how I got the pattern now, and I didn't immediately see it on the SewLux web pages. She has other drawstring bag patterns for sale...

I ordered a log cabin table runner kit from Shabby Fabrics because my SIL in Santa Fe wanted a candle mat to match her dishes and the fabrics in this kit were just right. I used one block as the candle mat

and the other 3 to make a shorter version of the log cabin runner. She got both projects.

I think I showed this wall hanging before but I made it for my brother and SIL in Tempe, AZ.
Chris had to take a picture of me beside it. I called it Desert Convergence. It is a Harmonic Convergence, Ricky Tims pattern. 

Later this month I'll be participating in Calico Joan's It Moose Be Love hop. I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone makes, and I had better get started on my project!!

See you then!