Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Iris Table Runner....

I just finished this Iris table runner today. I liked the Iris pattern because it matches my everyday dishes which also have an Iris pattern on them.  The flower portion was done with applique which was a long and involved process.  Don't think I'll be doing another one of this pattern any time soon.  I got this pattern from the book "Nature's Beauty in Applique" by Susan Taylor Propst.  I love the book, but the applique is quite detailed.  There is a swan wall hanging which I'd love to have, but it will take a while before I'm ready to attempt it in applique.  The colors in this fabric is actually purple, but shows up more blue in these pictures.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

August Calendar Table Runner....

Just finished this table runner today.  This is one of my Calendar Quilt Table Runner patterns.  A fun and easy project.  Just four more and I'm finished with table runners for the year.  

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Serger Basket.....

This sewing project was made almost entirely on my Bernina 1150 Serger. The handle was the only part sewn on using the sewing machine.  This was a fun easy project and I learned lots of new things about my serger.  Also learned that I need to add the Serger Piping foot to my collection of feet.  

Mystery Quilt....

This is a quilt I'm making for my Mom, using some of her favorite colors.  I need to add two more borders in order for it to fit her bed.  This was a Mystery Quilt Project done during a three day retreat at the Bernina Sewing Centre.  Lots of piecing was involved in this project, but I enjoyed the three days of bonding with some of my sewing buddies.  UPDATE.....Added two more borders so now it should fit Mom's bed just fine.  Still need to pick the backing material then add batting and quilting then the binding and it will be finished.  I'll add a picture of it on her bed soon.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Stitcher's Garden Quilt Blocks......

I've been working on quilt blocks for my Stitcher's Garden quilt.  They are block-of-the-month and feature uses for various sewing machine feet.  So far I've completed nine blocks.  
Month one used the Open Toe Foot and Quilting Guide along with decorative stitches.  Month two used the Edge Foot and various decorative stitches. 
Month Three used the Circular Attachment for making the corners which was actually a circle using decorative stitches then cut into quarters for the corners.  
 Month four was done using the Couching and Button Feet along with built in decorative stitches.  
 Month Five featured using the 1/4 inch Foot, free motion and Candlewick techniques

Month Six featured using the Cording Foot along with various built in decorative stitches.

 Month Seven featured using the Pintuck Foot.  The center insert of the flower was done using the Pintuck foot and the rest was done with various decorative stitches using the Open Toe foot.   I also added a little bling to the decorative stitches placed above the flower. ;)

Friday, July 06, 2012

Hosta pillow....

This Hosta Pillow was a detailed yet fun project.  The pattern called for a zipper on the back, but I used buttons instead.  I think I'll try using a zipper on my next pillow project.  The pattern came from Susan Taylor Propst's book Nature's Beauty in Applique.  I'm thinking of making the Iris table runner next since my every day plates have the Iris pattern on them.

This is a little triangle pin cushion I made using one inch strips of fabric.  I've made several using various colors and fabrics.  The pattern is a bonus project from my Michael Miller Block of the Month Quilt.  This was a fun and easy project.  You can even pinch the top point and put your thimble on it.  This one is a gift for a Florida Gator fan friend.