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Sew this is what I am up to… by quornflour

Sew this is what I am up to….

 

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For the last few nights I have been working on a commission quilt.
I am happy with how it turned out.

Here are some pictures.

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My etsy shop: http://quornflour.etsy.com/
 

via Sew this is what I am up to….



Staycation by quornflour

The first time someone told me they were taking a “Staycation” I thought they had said, “Steak-cation” to which I responded, “that sounds delicious.”

I took a few days off in November, then getting back to the swing of things I got a little busy and the result was a laps in blogging. But, that’s cool, because I was living!

At first I had planned to blog while I was staycating, but then decided that it was best for my sanity if I just stay off the computer. So I did.

It was a good week: I spent time with friends, shopping and sewing, and sewing and sewing.

First I pieced a small quilt, which I need to finish up. Then I made some bags and some dog toys and put them in my etsy shop.

It was a much needed break.



Say it Ain’t Sew by quornflour

I was trying to find some photos that go with a recipe I want to post; I did not find them, not yet anyway.

So I figured I would tell you how to make a super adorable pin cushion.

You will need 2 scarps of quilters cotton that you can cut into cut 2 squares (one each) 4½”x4½”

Then cut those down the diagonal into triangles. If you want to make it interesting use 4 different coordinated fabrics.

Sew the triangles back together into squares (right sides together using a ¼” seam allowance), using alternate fabrics.

Using a zig-zag stitch sew the two squares together (right sides together) on three sides.

Turn right side out and hand stitch the edges on the open in so there is only about enough room to fit your finger with stuffing in the hole.

Then stuff it.

Then keep stuffing it until you just can’t stuff it no more. It will fit a lot of stuffing. You can even use bits of scraps too if you want.

Then sew it shut.

Ta-da!

Don’t you feel fancy now?



The Adventures of Finger Buddy by quornflour

Sometimes my palm meets my forehead and I say, “GENIUS!”

Other times I think to myself, “Self, you are hilarious”. That second thought is followed by a critical, “Self, don’t laugh at your own jokes.”

Anyway. One of my co-workers has broken her finger and now there is the tour of broken finger pictures on her facebook page. So naturally I thought to myself, “Self, that splint is ugly, it needs more character…” and the Finger Buddy was born.

At lunch I went home and threw this thing together. I made it with fleece, yarn, buttons, felt and some eyelet lacey bits, you know, to add a feminine touch. Seriously, if you are going to have a useless finger anyway, might as well have fun with it, right?

Think I may throw a few more together this weekend and put htem up on Etsy, well, unless it is still swamp weather.



Guess? by texaskillet

If you don’t know because you didn’t see it and I didn’t talk to you about it, then guess what happens next?

If you guess correctly, I will send you something I made. I can’t tell you what that something will be since I never know what mood I’ll be in from day to darling rainy day.

 

Picture Hints:

Discuss. J

 



Jelly Roll Quilt Complete by quornflour
March 19, 2011, 9:30 PM
Filed under: Clever Chickadees, craft, project, quornflour | Tags: , , , , , ,

A while back I got pair of jelly-rolls as a thank you gift. I had never worked with them before so it was a bit of an experiment for me.

I have made quilts with strips before but none that were precut.

I was not really sure where to go with them, so I cut them in half and sewed them together.

That showed me that the strips were not all the same length, so I trimmed off the extra parts then cut each pair into two equal length parts.

I also noticed that some of the strips were ever so slightly different widths.

So I sewed all of the quarter length pieces together and then cut the strips down into squares and sewed them together alternating the directions.

Then, I was reminded of the trouble with jelly-rolls… finding binding fabric that matches in color and pattern.

I stood in front of my stash for at least a half an hour, pulling fabrics and not quite finding the right shade of pink, or blue. Then I asked myself, why pink or blue, why not yellow?

It worked out that I happen to have the perfect shade of yellow that also has a completely complementary pattern!

I still need to do a first wash, though for now it has taken up residency on my couch, for which at about 5’x5′ it is the perfect size.



Fabricday! by quornflour
February 24, 2011, 8:35 PM
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It would only be better if it was Fabric Friday, but Thursday is good too.

Last week I received a box at work which I thought contained tea and freeze dried strawberries. When I opened it I was super psyched to discover that it was a gift bag.

In the bag were the two lovely jelly-rolls and a card that made a lot of noise and a gift certificate for fabric.com. Now given my track record in the past for gift certificates (I somewhat recently found a gift certificate for Pottery Barn from 2003,) I have made an effort to spend them when I get them. So that is what I did.



I must have been reading Young Librarian Old Cowboy when I was shopping, because there is a definite theme there. I love the fabrics! I think I will turn them into a baby quilt.

That said, apparently they did not get the memo with regards to how I like my fabric folded, but whatever, there are worse things.




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