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Finish it up Friday – Spoonflower Bolster Cushion

The winner of my 100th post give away, after using a random number generator, is:

ClumsyKristel @ http://wipgirl.wordpress.com/

Please can you send me an email letting me know:

  • which pot holder set you would like and in which color (if you don’t want one of the two that are pre-made)
  • and your postal address so I can send them to you.

Now for Finish it up Friday (linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts); on Wednesday, I posted the Bolster cushion that I was making it using a tutorial and fabric (by Holli Zollinger Diamond Circles and Grey Diamond Linen) from Spoonflower.

I managed to finish the cushion….here is the finished product 🙂

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Close up of the fabric:
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My 2nd invisible zipper and it turned out great 🙂
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Bolster cushion for new sofa

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

In December, Spoonflower posted this great tutorial for a bolster cushion. I knew I had to make one for our new sofa. I ordered fabric and it arrived on Monday. I immediately cut out the fabric and started sewing last night….here’s my progress.

Fabric by Holli Zollinger Diamond Circles and Grey Diamond Linen – new sofa in the photo’s 🙂

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Four Season Quilt update and another pot holder

This weekend was very productive. I was able to make some progress on my must finish projects and finish off another pot holder (which I must so turned out well).

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

  • I started the framing of my four seasons quilt I am going with low-tone yellows, creams and beige. I have now decided to use the jelly roll of Notting Hill design by Joel Dewberry for Free Spirit.
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  • I tried out the “quilt-as-you-go method” described in this tutorial by Elizabeth Hartman on Oh, Fransson blog site by making this pot holder.I loved this method.Materials
    I love the teapot fabric (“Tea Delights in Jam from Splendor 1920 by Bari J. for Art Gallery Fabrics”) and the natural look with natural Osnaburg fabric. I bought it in blue and the yellow mustard (“Tea Delights in Honey”). The dandelion fabric is from Spoonflower, and the rest of the fabrics used in the pot holder are from Joann’s.
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    Ultimately, I want to make a Amy Butler’s weekender bag like in Elizabeth Hartman’s Blog, as one of my new projects on my 2013 goals. My pattern arrived last week, so these pot holders are allowing me to test out the quilt-as-you-go method.

2013 Goals – Progress report

  • Blog a minimum of 3 times a week (Doing well for January)
  •  Finish my four seasons quilt (In progress)
  • Try 12 new sewing/quilt or patchwork projects (1 down – Pot holders using quilt-as-you-go-method)

New project using Spoonflower fabric purchase

I have been so swamped this week at work, this has been the first day I was able to do anything on my many projects, I have in mind.

A while back, I discovered this cool hen fabric by maker_maker at spoonflower.com. I knew this fabric would work for a kitchen item, then I saw pot holder projects in so many books and online. That’s it….a pot holder would be perfect. Here is my first pot holder.

The Front:
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The Back:
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Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts – Finish it up Friday.

Another pot holder finish complete this weekend as well.

Christmas Stocking complete – one more to go

My husband’s and son’s stockings are now complete. I had previously posted the pattern I was using and the top part of my husband’s in this WiP post. I got lots of great comments about the non-traditional color selection; thank you to all those who commented. Here are the finished two stockings hanging above the fire-place.ChristmasStockingsx2

Here’s the final top view of my husband’s stocking. Most of the fabrics were from Joann’s premium quilt fabric section, except the yellow chevron (zigzag) which is of course from the Riley Blake collection and the orange chevron no. 2 (zigzag) fabric which is from Misstina at Spoonflower.comFinishedTop

I used brown checked fabric for the backing: BrownCheckedBacking

The lining of the stocking was a brown and white polka dot fabric and to finish it off I used orange binding: StockingLining

Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts Finish it Friday and

Fantastic….new fabric from Spoonflower

Last month Spoonflower had a fat quarter sale – buy one get one free (~50% off). I got a little carried away and ordered 42 fat quarters. What can I say – i love the designs available at Spoonflower.

On the weekend the fabric arrived. I am so excited and happy with my choices.

Here is an overview look at the delivery:

I did have a couple of projects in mind for some of the fabrics. For the Orange and Grey Quilt (that now has a splash of green), I was planning on using these:

For a purple quilt like this one, that I have in mind for a future project:

For my coffee cup sleeves that I am making for my work’s Craft fair, I was going to use these as a feature fabric:

And then there were just miscellaneous fantastic fabric that I loved, one being a Volkswagen print which my husband will love:

Work in Progress: Orange and Grey Quilt

For this week’s work in progress, I wanted to share the quilt I am working on for our bedroom.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

In the previous post, I was able to share the first 5 squares of 64 for this quilt, which was only doable as I discovered Spoonflower (found fabric prints that fitted with what we were looking for). Here’s a reminder:

Now the update, here are four more – I decided to introduce the a glimpse of green in amongst the see of orange and grey.

Here are some individual shots, just in case :-):