We all have those times when we are making something when it just doesn't turn out right. We lay them aside and remake what ever it is so that it fits or it works into the scheme of things right. Well don't throw away those blocks that are just not quite right or that strip that you made that didn't fit. You never know when they will be Happy little accidents like this runner that I made.
- Hi there, I am Mary Nell and I live in the Ozarks. I live on a farm which is my own little piece of Heaven. I love to craft, quilt and create. There is always something new going through my head that I see that I want to try to make or design. While quilting is a long standing tradition here it is something that I am fairly new at. I hope that on this blog you will find something that will spark your interest.and you too will want to sit down and make something for your loved ones. But once you do I can tell you that it can lead to a serious condition. There is no cure. Once you start it is something that you just can't stop...Enjoy!
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Went browsing around again this morning and found this sweet tutorial over on Cluck Cluck Sew. I enjoyed it so much that I thought I would share it with you! Great way to use up scraps and a beautiful piece of home decor.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
I love to quilt. I love taking something and making it into a vision that is in my head. It makes me feel empowered, creative and happy. So I wanted to share with you what I am calling my Happy Quilt.
Monday, March 17, 2014
Here is a the tutorial on the baskets that I promised! Finally got it done.
I have made my basket 8x10. One of the things I like about this pattern is to be able to adjust it to any size that you want without all the math. So the first thing you do is cut out your outer fabric, lining and batting all the same. 3 pieces of ea. 10" in length and 8" wide. and 2 pieces of each 8x8 these are your sides.
Start with your longest pieces of outer fabric and pin it together with a like piece of batting.and quilt it
then pin and quilt the smaller two pieces and join them to form a T
When all four sides are sewn together you are done with the outer basket. Easy just make sure you sew completely off the corners. Like in the picture above.
Press your seams to make them crisper..
Now it is time for the lining.
You assemble the lining in the exact same way that you made the basket. starting with the three longest pieces and sew them together. Add the two smaller ones to form your T-shape and the sew the sides together to form another box.
Once your lining is done insert it in the basket and pin around the top to secure it.
after you have sewn along this seam line turn your bag back out and make your handles. with about a 8 to 9 inch strip 3" wide fold one side in towards the middle of the strip press and then fold the other side in to meet it.
on mine I have chosen to place it upwards on the bag.
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Sunday, March 16, 2014
Saturday, March 15, 2014
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Thursday, March 13, 2014
I am trying to use as many scraps as possible. But it really isn't possible..LOL I find that I build something with my scraps and those scraps keep growing. You know how that is if you quilt. There will be that one color that you find you really need and have to cut into another piece and those pieces end up where? IN your scraps. So I don't think I will run out of projects any time to soon using those wonderful little pieces of material..Here is a picture of some of the projects I have been working on.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Cut 2 10" pieces of backing fabric and batting.
1 10" piece of your desired fabric for the back side of the holder and at least 3 different fabrics for your front. These can be made with scraps really easily.
Now for the next piece. With you batting a backing fabric that you chose lay them together in a sandwich and Quilt them by making a large X on the back just to secure them together. Lay the Front piece on the back piece and trim to the same size. Then Bind the tops of both by cutting a 11/2 to 2 " strip for both and sewing it to the front. Turning to the back side and folding under stitch down around the top.
You will also need to cut the fan shape at the bottom to cover those odd looking seams there. I just zig zag this on and then add my lace around it. After you get your lace sewn on put the back and the front together right sides facing and sew down both sides making sure that all the material is being caught with you stitching. Turn it right side out and to make your pockets for your scissors you sew down two lines from top to bottom on your whole piece.