Monday was President’s Day and, of course, I needed a cute little mug rug that would be special for the holiday. Using silhouettes downloaded from free clip art, and combining them with a wonderful patriotic print, I quickly came up with “Coffee with the Presidents.”
Super simple and quick…maybe one day I’ll learn how to take the pictures better!
BLOG FOR THE DAY: Check out all of the tutorials on this site! Everything from purses to great little paper pieced designs. I love the 30’s apron paper pieced design, the super cute hot pads/mug rugs and the hexagon purse. http://charisecreates.blogspot.com/:// Great free patterns, tutorials and fun little gifts to make.
FUNtastic baby/toddler quilt just came off the longarm table. Sandy always does such a great job on her colors and applique. Take a look.
Sandys Applique Quilt
Well, its Thursday so I think Thursdays would be really good to tell you about new tools or materials etc. that I have discovered. This week I will concentrate on you appliquers! I have found, and tried, a new foundation paper for those who use a foundation meant to partially disappear when soaked only leaving the fibre content..great for giving a little dimension to your applique. It’s not really so new, I just got around to trying it. The foundation is made by Floriani and is called Stitch N Wash Tearaway Fusible. The interesting part is the fusible. It is a very, very light fusible and you MUST read the directions for it to work. Unlike other fusibles this one takes a very limited amount of heat for a very limited amount of time. You need to use the SILK setting on your iron and press from the fabric side or use a press cloth! If you heat it too much it will not stick. Be sure to follow the directions. (Ask me how I figured that out!) It feels much lighter than the Sharon Schamber paper we have been using. I cannot pick a favorite but they are definitely different. I do like the idea of not having to add that extra glue to place the template. Give it a try. Here are a few pics of a quilt that I finished not long ago. It was totally done with fusible and what a fantastic job!
What a great baby quilt this is. I used a whimsical dragon fly for the quilting motif and love the way it came out. Baby is due tomorrow so Grandma will be binding quickly I imagine! Great job!
A charity quilt that just came off the table. Really nice, I know someone will really appreciate Jennefer’s work on this one!
On the table now. A gigantic batik quilt. A great birthday present for a Bonnie’s wonderful son! He surprised her by picking batiks and bright batiks at that! Hopefully it will be finished today.
Happy Quilting…bee happy! Karen
Great Table Runner
Cross Stitch Perfection
Some eye candy for today…Great quilts that recently went home to their owners…super fun to quilt!
Wow, how exciting to see all of the beautiful quilts from the first big quilt show of the year, “Road To California”. I have had the chance to go to that show and truly enjoyed it! But then, how could anyone not enjoy all the unbelievable quilts set in the beautiful city of San Diego. (My favorite zoo in all the world is there too!) Check out the many winners at http://road2ca.com/2014winners/index.html Congratulations to Sharon Schamber for her fantastic applique quilt that won Best of Show! I was so lucky to see this quilt when I spent time at her Payson, AZ home. Incredible up close (and she even let her super-cute little fur baby, “Baby”, sit on it! Wow, fantastic! So many other fantastic quilts you have to find a cup of coffee and take a look! Enjoy!
Meanwhile, Bee Happy. Karen