Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Round Robin

Round Robin Throwback


Finally, I am getting the time to post about our Round Robin!  This was so much fun! We start out by sending one piece to the next person.  The piece we send first, will be the center of our finished product!

First, is mine, after I received it back from each Round Robiner.  Mickey Mouse was my inspiration and I passed it along to the others who added something perfect in each round! I LOVE it!


Next, is Ida's finished product! She started her center out with a beautiful peacock and each person added around it! I love the way it turned out.
Next is Irene's finished product! I love how festive this one turned out!

This one is my Mom's! She wanted to do a theme of yellows, grays, and blacks! It came out so great!

And last but not least, is Mary's!  Hers was the first one I received to start sewing on after my own, so I was pretty nervous.  Trying to get the pieces to fit perfectly around is harder than it looks! 


These group projects are so much fun!

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Monday, September 5, 2016

Parading My Pincushions

The Pincushion Parade Has Started! 


I will start off the parade with a sweet little pincushion I made out of a miniature teacup.  Of course I had to use the fabric with Mickey Mouse on it ;)


Next is this cute little basket pincushion!  I have to say this one is my favorite.  My mom brought this one home for me from a garage sale one day.  She said she saw it and knew I would love it- she was right!


I acquired this pincushion along the way somewhere...


And finally, this pincushion I made myself using a miniature terra cotta pot.  I think it turned out cute! 



I can't wait to see all of the lovely pincushions throughout the Pincushion Parade! 


Please join us by clicking the button below and uploading pictures of your own pincushions! 



Sunday, September 4, 2016

Perfectly Pleasing Pincushion Parade!

My lovely aunt is hosting her Perfectly Pleasing Pincushion Parade September 5th-15th! 


Click the button below to get more info and sign up! There are lots of prizes up for grabs and she has all the info posted on her page! Check it out and join us! Can't wait to show off my pincushions!


Monday, January 25, 2016

Getting Better...

Disappearing Nine Patch


I have been practicing more with the nine patch.  I saw this idea and thought I would give it a try.
Of course I had to use some fabric with Mickey Mouse on it!
After sewing the rows together like a basic nine patch...


 I cut the block in half both ways.  


Then the fun part....flip the pieces around any way you want!


Here is how mine turned out :) 



Thursday, January 21, 2016

More Practice

Neighborhood House


I have started my practice for the Neighborhood Party.  
I found a template online for a house, so I followed the directions for it.  


 At first, it looked like the pieces were not going to fit...but I was able to make some adjustments to make it work!


It is pretty simple, but I am really happy with how it turned out.  Let me know what you think!

Sunday, January 10, 2016

More Practice

9 Patch Block

So I decided to try an actual "patchwork block."  I cut out several 4.5 x 4.5 pieces of fabric and arranged them into a 3 x 3 block.



I sewed each row of 3 together




And finally, sewed each row to the row beneath it.
Here is the final product. The hard part is getting each of the pieces to line up with one another. This is one of my favorite "practice attempts" so far!



Thursday, January 7, 2016

Practice Project #3

New and Improved Sunbonnet Sue 


I practiced Sunbonnet Sue again today and this time, added in a dog! I used a zig-zag stitch all the way around each piece.



Finally, I added a piece of ribbon to use for the dog's leash!  


This is still not perfect, but it looks better than the first attempt of Sunbonnet Sue in my opinion!