“What you create doesn’t have to be perfect. So what if the eggs are greasy or the toast is burned? Don’t let fear of failure discourage you.”
― Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Coming Home

This is a small table topper from the Simplify book called Coming Home.  I used a charm pack called Freebird for the blocks and a Kona solid for the blocks and border. This is another one where I had everything in my stash.

I stippled the middle and did some loops on the borders. This one is a super fast project. It can be put together in just a few hours. The final size is 36 inches square. 

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Hip to Be Square

I have been using up stash fabric all year long. There seems to be no end, which is great! But also a little embarrassing.  I had a bunch of this fabric set aside to make a quilt, just waiting for the right pattern.  The quilt is pretty big! It is a good sized throw! The fabric is Simple Abundance by Bonnie and Camille.  I also added a few other fabrics that coordinate. I love the way this turned out!  I decided to do some cross hatch quilting, which took quite a while. The quilting lines are about an inch and a half apart. The quilting took much longer than the cutting, piecing, and sewing. But it suits the fabric and the pattern, so all the time was worth it. 

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Sweet Pea Christmas

 I am still sewing through Simplify by Camille Roskelly pretty regularly, just haven't been blogging about it all lately. Hopefully I can get all caught up with the blogging though!

I used some Holly Jolly that I have had in my stash for quite some time.  I love how all the squares look like Christmas packages.  I added a narrow pieced border around the outside. When I to the outside border, I decided not to scallop it. I went back and forth, but knew some other scallops were coming up in the book.  
I quilted loopy stars in the middle and stippled around the outer border. I bound with scrappy binding in the spirit of using up my scraps and leftovers.  The back is a cream flannel.