Monday, May 20, 2013

Up to date on the sew along

I got all my pinwheels blocks in place, since all the edges are bias I had to be careful not
to stretch them or pull them out of shape.  Do you think the medallion police will get me for having my vase off center?  UH OH.
Even though I don't have a design wall yet I linked up over at Design Wall Monday why not come have a peek at all the projects :0).

Lori is having a linky party if you want to stop by and see the how the other medallions are coming along.

Happy Sewing,

Randy and Lori sew along blocks.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Sew along part 2

How did I make these perfect  pinwheel blocks without cutting one triangle?
It's a new trick I learned from Lori who learned it from this You tube Video made by Jenny
at the Missouri Star Quilt Company.

What did I change to make it even faster?  I matched up all  40 of my 3.5 inch
squares into pairs then ran them through the machine with a 1/4 inch seam allowance
chain style  on one side at a time.  After all all four sides of all 20 pairs were sewn together I  cut them into quarters on the diagonal just like directed in the video.  Give it a try :0)
( so instead of doing one pair at a time and going around the perimeter I just quick ran them
through chain style)

 What fun :0), now to add all the new blocks to frame up my  center applique block.
It's not to late for you to join  Randy and Lori's sew along........heck they are off
at quilt market having a great time and won't post another set of directions until next

Happy Sewing,

3.5 inch pinwheel blocks

step 2 of the sew along

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day!  I hope you have a happy day and time to have some Happy Sewing too!  Kim

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Wine bottle cover

We are going out to a friends birthday party tonight, now I always know what to take
as a hostess gift for a woman but men are a little more puzzling to me.  Last night I whipped
this up for the party :0) to cover a delightful bottle of wine from Chile.  Happy Birthday Richard!

Okay so it isn't a finished quilt but it is a project I finished this week so I am linking up with Amanda Jean :0)!

Happy Sewing, Kim
recycled  shirt

with a hand made mini-tie to close the shirt around the bottle :0)

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

I've been sewing :0)

Lori and Randy are having a sew along and I thought it would be a good first project to do in my new half set up sewing room :0) because I've been itching to stitch. You can come over and see what others are doing on the sew along here on Lori's blog.

 I've never tried machine applique  until this project so it is not a work of art but a darn good start if I don't say so myself :0)
I finished it just in time to link up over at WIP Wednesday why not drop by and see what everyone is up to ?

Happy Sewing, Kim

My first try at machine applique

A visitor in the back yard........I must be back in the South!