Friday, June 15, 2012

Clothes Peg Bag

From Lollyquilts March 2012

                 Here I go again.  I found a great project to use three fat quarters of the Sugar Hill line by Tanya Whelan I won  recently from Lolly Quilts.   Thank you so much, Carla.

 

Lately in blogland there have been lots of great clothes peg bags for inspiration so I thought I’d give one a try. 

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Isn’t it pretty?  This one is going to be a gift but I swear I’m going to make one for myself.  I might even throw out my sad old pegs and buy new ones.  I really enjoyed making this.  Here is a link to a tutorial I used to help me figure out a pattern.

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I’d like to also say thank you to Sharon at Vroom Quilts where I recently won these two cuties.

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And to Julie at Intrepid Thread  again I was lucky and won this great book.  In fact, Julie has another giveaway up today so head on over.

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More fabric and nine great patterns to try.   I appreciate your generosity very very much ladies.

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I’ll leave you with a couple of pictures of some of the gang here chillin’ out on a hot June day.

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Lucy & Ruby enjoying the deck.   And Jake sweet dreaming dog dreams.

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Wishing you all a safe and happy weekend,

Diane

Monday, June 04, 2012

ME Table Topper

Well, it’s June already.  Sometimes I wonder why I take the Christmas tree down every year.  Do the months fly by for you as well?  The good news is the vegetable garden is in and we’ve finally had some rain to make it grow.   Spring is always a very busy time here.  Lots of fast growing grass to cut and perennial beds to weed and re-organize before I just let them be.

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Speaking of gardening.   In my stash I had a jelly roll and a charm pack of Mary Englebreit’s Basket of Flowers fabrics.    So with the help of my assistant, Ted we used a snowball pattern and put together a table topper.

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We just kind of made up the pattern as we went along.   It was fun incorporating the blocks into the border. 

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And for the first time we made a scrappy binding.

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For the quilting Ted suggested mostly straight line with a free motion flower in the centre of each block.  Great choice, Ted!

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When we were all finished our topper Ted carefully picked out a box and we sent it off to our special friend, Linda in France for her birthday.

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This past Saturday while DH was attending a guitar workshop in a nearby town I tagged along and checked out the thrift stores.    Just look what I found!   A 1992 43 oz.  Fitz and Floyd teapot and cream and sugar set in excellent condition all for just $9.99.    Does anyone happen to know the name of this pattern?  I researched and found a “Fruit Fair” but the white is a basket weave not ‘ribbed’ like these are.  DH says it looks like a knitted cozy is already on the teapot.    

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Thanks very much for stopping by and we hope to see you again soon,

 

 Diane (and Ted)

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