Friday, May 30, 2014

Weekend Link Party #8

Welcome to Weekend Link Party #8. Link up anything you would like to share. And help spread the word by adding my button on your blog. Thank you! I encourage those of you who link up here to write a really good descriptive title so that we know what you are linking, since there are no thumbnail photos. If it is a quilt, please use quilt in the title. If it is a bag, use bag in the title and so on. That might help those who are looking to click on the titles that might interest them. Thank you so much!
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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Strip-Easy Pieced Challenge: Scrappy Table Runner

The Strip-Easy Pieced Challenge is here and today I am linking up to Pieced Brain's linky. There will be lots of others linking up what they created too, so be sure to check out all of the blogs who linked up. Great way to get ideas for what to do with your scraps of fabrics.
I used mostly batik scrap strips I had in my scrap bag to create this table runner. See that one strip above that's pink and blue, I pieced it on the diagonal to make a long enough strip. I even used 2 different bias binding scraps I had leftover from other projects for the binding. Plus I also used scraps of batting that you cannot see, but I pieced those batting pieces together as well. So this is a true scrappy project, lol!!!
I used a couple of strips of fabric that I had created using stamps and stencils. The one with the bird stamp above.
Simple straight quilting in a variegated thread is what I used.
I  created this table runner just like the scrappy table runner tutorial pattern that I have for free on Craftsy. Click on the Scrappy Table Runner pattern on the side bar under my Craftsy patterns (scroll through until you see the table runner) to get to that free tutorial and you can download it from Craftsy for free. It's fast, fun and easy to make.
My hubbie wanted a table runner for the top of the computer table where our laptop, scanner and printer sit. Even though this runner is pretty covered up now, it does add a bit of color and protects the table too. He was pleased with it and so am I.
 Please go and check out the other participants in the Strip-Easy Quilt Challenge at Pieced Brain. I will link mine to her link party as soon as I can, so if you don't see mine linked yet it's because we all live in different time zones and I might still be snoozing here, lol!!!! Check back to the link party often so you can see all who do link up.
Sew Fresh Quilts
Also linking up to Let's Bee Social Wednesday Link Up
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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Sewing Machine Review: Brother PQ 1500s

I reviewed one of my sewing machines over at Chris W Designs. It's the Brother PQ 1500s, so if you would like to read the review of this machine go here to Christine's blog.
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Friday, May 23, 2014

Strip Piece Challenge is Coming Soon...

Denise over at Pieced Brain is challenging us to use our strips of scrap pieces of fabrics (try saying that 3 times fast, lol!!!). Her challenge is on May 28th. We link up our posting to her blog on May 28 to share what we made using our fabric strips. There is plenty of time to make something if you want to participate. You can make anything as long as you use your fabric scraps that are cluttering up your scrap bins, boxes, bags, etc. Go here to find out more about her challenge and see what prizes that you can win too! Denise has shared a few things in her various postings of what she has made using up her scraps of fabrics to give you some ideas. I made one thing already and I might try for making one more too.

If you are looking for my Weekend Link Party, please see the earlier posting below.
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Weekend Link Party #7

Welcome to Weekend Link Party #7. Link up anything you would like to share. And help spread the word by adding my button on your blog. Thank you! I encourage those of you who link up here to write a really good descriptive title so that we know what you are linking, since there are no thumbnail photos. If it is a quilt, please use quilt in the title. If it is a bag, use bag in the title and so on. That might help those who are looking to click on the titles that might interest them. Thank you so much!
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Thursday, May 22, 2014

WIP: River in Spring Sleeveless Knit Top

I am working on a new knitting project right now, called  River in Spring.
I am using a merino wool blend fingering yarn.

  Linking to Yarn Along and Inspire Us Thursdays
Inspired Us Thursdays: Sew Needle Stitch Hook, a link party of fiber arts. | The Inspired Wren
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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Crocheted Mandala

I crocheted this mandala using some scraps for yarn I had. I follow Lucy's blog here because she makes the most beautiful crocheted things. So yesterday I sat down and followed Lucy's tutorial on how to make one of her mandalas. It was actually fun and not as scary as I thought. Being mainly a knitter, crochet is something I haven't done as much of in the past. As long as the pattern is well written in words (I find charts harder to follow), then I can do it. I will try making some more of these. Thanks Lucy for your great tutorial!

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Monday, May 19, 2014

Fabric Wrapped Bowl

I made this bowl using scraps of narrow purple batik fabrics. I wrapped it around some macrame cording rather than clothesline. Clothesline make a sturdier feeling bowl or basket, but the macrame cording allows for you to shape the bowl similar to fluting a pie crust.

Looking inside of the bowl.
I added a flower button.
I made the edges similar to fluting a pie crust. This bowl has some flexibility to it and can be shaped how you like it.

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Friday, May 16, 2014

Patchwork Wallets

I made 10 patchwork wallets. I was hoping to sell them at a craft show. I sold zero. I have one of the blue wallets on consignment at a local store to see if it will sell. If it sells in 3 months I will be able to take in another wallet to sell. If they do not sell then I will be giving them away at my local groups. I need to get people to wear their name tags at our large group because new people join the group and we cannot remember their names, so in order to get them to wear their name tags, I will have a name tag drawing by choosing one name from those who are wearing their name tags and giving them a prize. To be eligible to win they must be wearing a name tag.

I will be selling a lot of stuff Saturday at the May neighborhood garage sale. What I don't sell I will take to my fiber art group and give away and the rest will go to the thrift store. Sometimes I wonder why I bother to make things when they end up at the thrift store. LOL!!!! I will keep trying to take in different kinds of things to the consignment shop to see if anything that I make will sell there. Because I have no idea what will sell there or if anything will sell at all? Time will tell.
10 patchwork wallets. Some in blues, browns and blacks.





Inside one of the black wallets.
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Weekend Link Party #6

Welcome to Weekend Link Party #6. Link up anything you would like to share. And help spread the word by adding my button on your blog. Thank you! I encourage those of you who link up here to write a really good descriptive title so that we know what you are linking, since there are no thumbnail photos. If it is a quilt, please use quilt in the title. If it is a bag, use bag in the title and so on. That might help those who are looking to click on the titles that might interest them. Thank you so much!
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