Friday, May 22, 2015

Taming the scraps

Hello Everyone,

My poor little blog, I've been neglecting it again. I seem to be in a slump, and haven't been doing that much sewing lately.

So I decided that my newest, and smallest, scrap bin is in danger of overflowing, and I had better do something about it.

I've been sorting... here's some squares of various sizes

Lots and lots of strips, mostly 2.5", but there are some smaller and a few larger. They aren't sorted into various sizes yet, just piled up.

And even some triangles.

My first thought, with all those strips, is a chain quilt of some sort. I love Irish chains. I've been playing around with EQ. And think I have a plan....but the more I think about it, the more I think I'm going to have to do two quilts here. A triple Irish chain with all those strips, and then something else... we shall see.

But I have to put those aside for now, because I have some beautiful RR's to work on.

One with 30's fabrics, and a bright, jewel starred one. I have to put my thinking cap on and pull out my 30's scraps.

What have you been up to?

Have a great day.

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Friday, May 8, 2015

Willow Bend Creations

Hello Everyone,

A few weeks ago I got an email from Willow Bend Creations asking me if I would like to test one of their products :) They call their patterns Continuum Quilting Patterns and say "they are like applique without the struggle".

They have wildlife, western, fairies and favorite places to choose from. Lovely silhouette style patterns that you iron on a fusible web and then onto your chosen fabrics.

I chose to do wildlife, and they sent me 4 patterns to test out.

They asked that I put them into a small wall hanging like this. Choosing my own colors and quilt design.

I had a lot of fun making this cute wall hanging.  Quilting it in a simple style.

You cut out all those little 'holes' to make this. But if you dont' want to do that, or if you have issues with your hands, then WBC's also offers laser cut patterns! Already on the fusible web and cut out for your convience. 

Thank you Tim and Mary, I had a lot of fun making this wall hanging. 

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