Saturday, February 18, 2012

FNSI Results - A Coin Purse

I had a head start of Friday Night Sew In because last weekend I pieced these cute 5 inch blocks.  During the week I got the zippers prepared.

I did get home from school earlier than usual on Friday afternoon, because we had a teacher convention going on and it was held just a few blocks from my house.  I was able to convince my husband to drop me off in the morning on the way to his work and then I walked home after 2:30.

Here are the finished results of the cute little coin purse.

These are the pieces for the next version of a coin purse!  I thought it was really fun to put together.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Pink Lemonade Doll Quilt Along

I have been drawn in by the Humble Quilts blog that Lori writes. I especially have enjoyed seeing the enthusiasm for her quaint little doll quilts she has been designing to share with the blog world. Shown above are the tops for "Strawberry Fields" and the latest, "Pink Lemonade".

I used only fabrics from my stash to piece this cute little treasure.  Most of the parts are scraps leftover from my Thimbleberries club quilts.  I happened to have yardage for the pink background and the yellow setting squares.  Those 2 fabrics are patterned, but read as solids, since the print is so subtle.  I don't think I would have ever used the pink in anything else, but it was just the perfect hue for this little replica!

My Pink Lemonade Top
Cheddar Cheese and Crackers, in progress

 The piecing on the Cheddar and Crackers has been a fun challenge.  I need to keep looking back at a computer photo I saved for a reference.  I also have a pen and ink sketch I made to leave by my machine for a cheat sheet, because I'm finding it a bit tricky.

working on blocks

More blocks and corner pieces; Need more Candy!

Pink Lemonade has been such a breeze to piece.  There were no challenging parts to this, just simple, pleasurable sewing.  I could be very relaxed while stitching this one! LOVE IT!!!
I will take care of the quilting in the month of February  and hope to get a binding on it to use in my classroom for a decoration.  I have several 3rd - 6th grade students that admire new projects I bring in to share.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012