Thursday, December 11, 2014

Is it a forest yet?

I'm referring to the Christmas tree blocks I have stitched using Julianna's fantastic paper piecing pattern from her Last Minute Christmas Sampler QAL.   I've been totally smitten with making trees using her fun pattern!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

I think he'll like it

Near the beginning of the year, I made a gift (this kit bag) , for a special young man.  Surprised by the lack of masculine fabrics in my stash at the time, I started gathering manly fabric for future gift making for guys.  This week, I dipped into some of those 'stached  fabrics to stitch up a new version of the kit bag as a gift.
A simple zip top bag design is great for organizing toiletries... and makes a perfect gift idea for guys or gals - it's all in the fabric choices!
The two main fabrics are from Michael Miller's Urbanista collection.  I especially love the mustache print. :o)

   Piping adds great structure to the finish and looks sharp in this Amy Butler print.

I've got some more mustache themed ideas as additional gifts, as this is only the start on gift making for the guys on my sewing list.  Now to stitch up a couple of more of these kit bags and some flannel lounge pants.  How's your gift making going?

Thursday, December 4, 2014

A Sew Sweet prize

Last month, I participated in Joanna's Sew Sweet QAL, featuring her delicious paper piecing patterns.  I entered my finished project and was wonderfully surprised to be selected as the winner.  Among the fabulous prizes from Joanna's sponsors, a lovely bundle of assorted FQs from Fresh Squeezed Fabrics. 

Look!  It's a pretty rainbow for me to sew with. :o)

Thanks so much to Randi at Fresh Squeezed Fabrics for  this sweet prize and to Joanna for her delightful Sew Sweet QAL.

P.S. You can find Joanna's patterns on Craftsy
 Don't hate me, but I was also lucky enough to win my choice of 5 of Joanna's patterns as another part of the prize package from the QAL... any guesses which 5 I picked? ;o)
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