Sunday, November 24, 2013

Sewing Up a Storm

Finally got some sewing time in this weekend. After a busy week with real job, I was getting a little twitchy. I made our guild's block of the month for December, a Christmas ornament. I don't have much Christmas fabric, but you know what I do have would say "naughty." I tried to put it upside down so it wasn't so noticeable, but it's all I see.

I eased in to another bell pepper coaster. This time in red. Polka dots and gingham, my favorites. Since I made this one at home, I was able to use felt for the stem. Much easier! Green and orange peppers might be next. Then I'll have a set of pepper coasters.

From the same book, Patchwork, Please I found a fun paper pieced hexagon project to to tackle. I really should use more color in my quilting. Ha!

An easy and colorful finish. Even the binding wasn't too difficult. The instructions were perfect.

I found some fun fabric for the backing and did minimal quilting. It will make the perfect trivet or doll house rug. Or mug rug. I was just playing. It's how I handle most of my quilting projects. One day I'll have vision and direction.

Today I decided to finally tackle the double wedding ring quilt block. I printed out the pattern weeks ago and talked myself out of it many times. Scary curves. Scary curves. At least the paper piecing part will be easy.

Easy peasy. Stitch, trim, press, repeat. I'm stuck on citrus colors at the moment. I threw in some blue because my blue scraps are out of control and I'm stuck on citrus colors.

I usually don't pin when sewing curves, but I was skeered. Think I used enough pins?

Not bad. I have no idea how those squares fit it on the side, but I'll give it a try. Two more arcs and I'll be able to test it out. Wish me luck.


  1. Funny - the naughty was the first thing I saw. But, I like it!

  2. I've made a Christmas quilt using some of that fabric, too, and I've named it "Naughty Santa"! It's not MY fault that those two words are side by side! :)

  3. I love those this a tutorial somewhere?


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