Wednesday, August 24, 2022


Welcome to today's stop on the Betsy's Sewing Kit fabric tour. Come along, everyone, as I share a couple of little projects I made with the newest line from Poppie Cotton.


The prints of Betsy's Sewing Kit are so lovely and filled with such a vintage vibe. 
Don't they just scream "kitchen"?


I immediately knew that an apron make was a must. At first I was going to mix a few colors but couldn't settle on which ones so tried just the blues - love! 


Check out this darling tag. Betsy's Sewing Kit has a panel of different tags.  I thought one would look lovely on a pocket.


My appliqué work needs work, a lot of work, but I just love how it turned out.


This second project has been on my to-make FOREVER - a dish drying  mat!


Using my favorite simple strips pieced to complete the top, the top was then stitched and flipped to an old towel. Straight-line quilting was added for texture and durability and cuz I like to quilt : )


No more grungy prefold for dish time.  Certainly a little pretty makes dishwashing not so tedious and more enjoyable.


It has been pleasure to participate on this tour with so much talent. Check out all these other lovely creations. Maybe you will find a bit of inspiration.

Monday, August 15

Instagram: @emmas_crafternoons

Wednesday, August 17

https://verityvintagestudio.typepad.com/my-blog/

Friday, August 19

http://happylittlecottage.blogspot.com/

Monday, August 22

 theredfeedsack.blogspot.com

Wednesday, August 24

www.freshdewdrops.com

Friday, August 26

https://www.nannygoatquilts.com/

Monday, August 29

http://prettybyhand.com/

Wednesday, August 31

http://neverlandstitches.blogspot.com/

Friday, September 2

@elliebugmakes


Happy quilting, everyone!
Anna : )

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Just a Charm Pack - Fresh Fig Favorites


When Fat Quarter Shop issued the #charmpackchallenge (on Instagram) to make a quilt with #justacharmpack, I couldn't resist and knew immediately what I was going to make. There is something so fun about making a quilt with just a charm pack.


Charm packs roughly split between lights and darks work best for a quilt like this. It finishes at about 24" square and makes a quick table topper quilt or small wall hanging quilt.

 

The process to make this quilt is fairly straightforward.
Match squares up to make pairs. 
Make HSTs (half-square triangles) with your pairs.
Cut and trim HSTs. I press seams open on a quilt top like this, never sure what HST is going where.
Layout and piece rows/quilt top. 


I've never made a #justacharmpack quilt using a Fig Tree & Co fabric line; I thought maybe all the different prints would be too busy. But, oh my! it turned out so cute using Fresh Fig Favorites. Love it! I think it's perfect for late summer.


The large white floral print on solid is one of my favorites - so pretty!


I really enjoy seeing the different patterns within the pattern with a quilt like this.

Happy quilting : )
Anna

Monday, August 22, 2022

A Baby Quilt - Little Fawn version


The Little Fawn fabric line by Dear Stella makes the cutest baby quilt ever!!
I think I need a bolt of each print so that I never run out and can make a baby quilt for every baby that comes into my life.


The critters are darling and the colors are warm and cozy - perfect for rocking and cuddling.


The quilt design is inspired by the simplicity of my Simply Done pattern.
The background strips are narrower and the main print pieces of the quilt block are a bit shorter. They might be a tad too wide but I so wanted to let these darling prints shine so opted for wider.


Straight-line quilting keeps it simple and lets the fabric shine. 


The botanical prints of Little Fawn are the perfect compliment to the little critter prints.


It was so wonderful to gift this baby quilt to a darling new baby - perfect addition to his preciousness.

Happy quilting : )
Anna