Some weeks I have a very clear subject that I plan to write about on my blog, and other weeks I feel like I have so many unrelated stories I want to share that I just can’t come up with a cohesive title. A real “mish-mash”…which made me think about mashed potatoes…hence the title ( you can imagine what a fun life my husband leads living with a brain like mine~ it’s kind of surprising that his eyes aren’t permanently stuck in the eyeroll position..hahahaha…I do entertain myself so!)
Anyway, let’s get to the point, shall we? This week I have so many projects to share:
First of all I finished my Bee Happy quilt top!!
This quilt was such a joy to make, from beginning to end, and I’m honestly going to be a little sad to not have it to work on anymore. But I will display it in our living room so I will get to enjoy looking at it every day and that will be pretty good too.
I of course used my QAYG method for this, although this was really more of an “appliquilt as you go” instead. By the time I was done appliqueing all these blocks, there really wasn’t any need to quilt the blocks because there is not a lot of space left that isn’t sewn.
I do love this method so very much!
I finished the little project from my newest book too!
I was going to hand quilt it and then decided that was a crazy decision because there were so many seams in there! So I machine quilted instead ;). It looks adorable in blue, don’t you agree?
I took a webinar with the Sulky company ( yes, the maker of Sulky threads and stabilizers) and learned all about visible mending. It was very interesting and I ended up ordering the book so that I can learn more about all the different methods you can use to mend your clothes in a beautiful, but visible manner. I will share results when I mend something!
While on the Sulky website I found these beautiful sets of embroidery floss and decided to give those a try. I really, really like them! They don’t tangle like regular embroidery floss ( I think that’s because they are on a spool) and they are much, much cheaper than some other brands that come on spools! So that was a very happy discovery. I ended up using these threads on a bunny project that I found online and shared on my FB page.
Aren’t these the cutest?? They are tiny ( just about 1 1/2 inch tall) and so fun to make. I made these three to tuck into Easter baskets tomorrow!
I wanted to share the finished little table topper that I made while doing another Quilt As You Go sew along in my Facebook group. This is one of 2 that I ended up making. There are 2 ways that you can join already quilted blocks~ one with sashing, and one without. This shows the sashed type. The sample without sashing has been patiently waiting to be bound….next week, I promise! If you are interested in learning more about this method I share 2 tutorials right here on my blog. Just use the pulldown menu to find them.
Okay, then finally ( whew, there is a lot to share this week!!), I started a secret little project this week….I was doodling one night and came up with this cute little Spring project that I will share with you soon….so easy, so scrappy, and will incorporate some embroidery too:
Can’t wait to share more with you next week!
Happy Easter~Happy Spring~Happy creating!