Tuesday, April 22, 2014

April “Schnibble” Done!

Well, the project chosen for our online Schnibble group for this month was really not a “Schnibble”, but was a free choice from any of Camille Roskelly’s mini-quilts.  I chose the one called “Rise and Shine”.

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Well, my name for mine is “Sew Very Tiny”.

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Because it is soooo verrrryyyy tiny.

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The finished size is 13.5” square which is made up of 358 very tiny pieces. Check out the back side of the pieced top…

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And although I do love the design and would gladly sew up the larger version…

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I will NOT be making this tiny one ever again.

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This is our fourth year, I think?, of a Schnibble a month and I have really loved making one every month.

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The average size of Carrie’s patterns tend to be around 32-36” or so square or an occasional rectangle…

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which are perfect gifts and are a great size for table toppers or wall quilts or even a small baby quilt.

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But this size is just sewww NOT my thing.

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I have mine sitting under my plant on my grandmother’s antique treadle machine table in my morning room.

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all that work and it is barely seen…sigh.

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Sewww, I sure hope the project for May is a real Schnibble!!

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Sewww, what are you working on this week? 

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Monday, April 14, 2014

I’m on the Moda Bake Shop today!

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My “Sew Busy!” sewing room organizer collection is published on the Moda Bake Shop today!!

I really fell in love with Moda’s Sewing Box collection by Gina Martin.

Sewing Box Charm Pack by Gina Martin for Moda

I created an eight piece sewing organizer set using this fun collection including-

a sewing machine cover…

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a mat for your machine to sit upon with lots of pockets for holding notions, bobbins and feet…

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a versatile caddy to use by your machine, on your ironing board, or on your chair arm in front of the TV…

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a cover for a tabletop tub to hold scissors, rulers and such…

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a pin cushion to tie onto your sewing machine and a smaller one to use anywhere…

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a chatelaine to wear around your neck while sewing with a pin cushion on one end and scissors on the other end…

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a needle book for sewing on the go to hold needles and pins!!

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So, PLEASE go HERE to check them all out on The Moda Bake Shop, and leave a comment there, then come back here and tell me what you REALLY think!!! 

Pretty please??!!

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Even Yogi starred in a few photos in the instructions as he snoozes away in his bed on my sewing table!!

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So, what are you up to this fine spring day???

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

March Schnibble Done!

This month’s Schnibble, Hook, was quite a challenge with all the bias edged triangles to keep from stretching!

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I used 2 charm packs from an older Moda collection called “Urban Couture”.

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And I was soooo happy to find enough of the green fabric from the collection on  Etsy to buy for the background!! 

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I really love it when Carrie uses the leftover fabric bits for a scrappy pieced border!!

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I found an even older piece of floral in my stash for the backing!!  I named it “Stars in the Meadow”!

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I had a triangle ruler to use for cutting out the star spokes, but it was a much larger ruler than was needed.  So, I was about to scour my notions drawer to find that thin bright neon removable tape to mark the 3 1/4” line on the ruler, when I spied the thick dimensional purple tape stuck on the side of my machine that I occasionally use to mark the seam allowance line on the machine foot plate.

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It was actually perfect to use on the 3 1/4” line on the back of my triangle ruler, as being thicker than the tape, it provided a ledge for the edge of the strip set to bump up against!!

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Voila!!  A new use for something I already had!!  Don’t ya  just LOVE that when it happens??

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I used the amazing Waterloque app on my iPhone to turn a few more pix into lovely watercolored art!!

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Sigh… outside it is again snowing!  Only to get a few inches this time they say…  HOPE SO!!!

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Guess what Yoginess is doing as I post this???

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