Congratulations to Angela! Winner of the Seascapes Jelly Roll. And many thanks again to all of you for sending in your beach comments. It was fun to read about all those great beaches.
Here is a pattern correction. You need to make a 5th border to add to the bottom of the quilt (to get to 79” in length). Your quilt will be square if this last border set is not added. Step 7, a and d should read:
Step 7 – Borders Use remaining strips and letters to make 5 border sets.
a. Layout strips around the edges of the quilt, auditioning for color. I chose to put white at the top, med down the left side, dark down the right side and the bottom. Pretty much like the block and adding a 5th dark set to the bottom. Place the letters of the word Sea in different places in the border to see where it reads best to you, vertical, horizontal…
d. Sew the side borders to the quilt top – sewing from centers out. Press seams out and repeat for the top and bottom borders. Add the 5th dark strip set to the bottom of the quilt and press seams out.
It's exciting and fun to have a new quilt pattern up on the Bake Shop. Stop by and download the tutorial. The quilt is easy and made up of a new fabric line by Deb Strain for Moda called Seascapes. Beautiful colors ranging from aquas to deep blues. This one uses a log cabin variation called Courthouse Steps, Jelly Rolls and a panel printed with shells, sea life and the word SEA.
I ended up with an extra Jelly Roll after making the quilt and the generous folks at Moda are OK with me giving it away. So please post some sort of beachy comment here in the next few days and your name will go in the hat for the drawing on Monday, the 4th of February. The winner will be announced the same day. Tell us the name of your favorite beach, beach hangout, best beach vacation... for all of us starved for sun up here in the gray and wet Pacific Northwest.
Still no frost on the pumpkin yet so here's another frog on pumpkin.
This was so much fun to make. I used a bunch of scraps to make the quilt which was Inspired by Debbie's little brother's childhood friend. Click on Free Patterns under the current patterns page to download the free Mr. Noodles Sock Monkey applique. He measures about 15" from head to tail but you can reduce or enlarge using a copy machine. Use him on a bag, wall hanging, t-shirt...
Beautiful fall weather here. No frost on the pumpkin yet but here is a frog on pumpkin.
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This posted on the Moda Bake Shop on Saturday, July 28th. So sorry there were some glitches with the pineapple leaves templates so I will post them here and will also post the entire pattern on my free patterns page.
Has Spring arrived at your house yet?
made one of these carrot purses and bunny for somebody’s toddler years ago and am not sure of the pattern origin. Of course the old pattern was long gone so… I drew up new carrot and bunny shapes. The bunny is made from terry velour scraps but any kind of knit fabric should work. You can make the purse using big scraps from your stash. Download and print the pdf of the shapes (bottom of this post) if you'd like to try it.
To make the bunny - Cut 2 shapes and sew around the edges of the bunny (leave an opening at the bottom, clip curves, points), turn right side out and stuff with fiberfill. Close opening with whip stitch or overcast. Embroider the face and ears and add a ribbon around the neck. Remember to add some kind of tail. You could sew on a pompom or yoyo - or do like I did and cut out a small circle, gather the edges, lightly stuff, pull gathers tight and attach to the bunny bum.
For the purse, cut 2 linings, 2 orange fabric pieces for outside and at least one carrot shape from low loft batting (2 batting shapes if you want to quilt both sides of purse).
Sew around the edges of the 2 lining pieces right sides together and leave open at the top (stop at the dots). Do the same for the orange outside pieces except add the batting piece to one side. Clip curves and press seams. Turn the orange pieces right side out. Leave the lining right sides together and slide inside the orange piece. Use a chopstick to push lining all the way to the bottom of purse. Bind top of purse with bias tape (use commercial or make your own). Sew a ribbon handle to sides of the bag or make a handle from lining fabric. On the side(s) of purse with batting, use a running stitch to quilt lines and simulate undulations like real carrots (see pic). Embroidery thread, Pearl Cotton or Sashiko thread work well. Insert bunny, baby chicks, eggs, whatever your toddler would like to find and play with.
What are you doing to celebrate? I celebrated by quilting this treasure from the late 1960s. Mother and Grandmother hand pieced it for son/grandson James. He remembers some cussing during the making of this quilt. It was a pleasure to get to quilt this one and fun revisiting fabrics from my growing up years.