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August 1, 2019
CHRISTMAS IN JULY - PROJECT 1 from Kwilty Pleasures

My first project for Christmas in July sewing
is my Vintage Truck/Christmas Tree Quilt

I started this last year making Economy Blocks
The Michael Miller print seemed to say...
FUSSY CUT ME!
Add some GRUNGE and buffalo and 
I was in the truck and on my way!



I set the blocks in a soft off-gray background.

Then alternated buffalo checks to make staggered rows.
Ahhh, nice but not big enough.
Sew I added buffalo checks to build it out.


Still not big enough...
Sew I added sashing to the right sides of the blocks.


I finally found a sashing ...

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December 27, 2018
It's A Wrap from From the Strawberry Patch...

... and just like that, another Christmas is history. 2019 is looming just around the corner. I can finally post about a few things that I have been stitching. Using this pattern by Atkinson Designs I managed to make up quite a few batches of these zippered pouches that will be good for toting all sorts of goodies and whatnots. For the most part, I constructed them in sets of threes to give as

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It's A Wrap from From the Strawberry Patch...

... and just like that, another Christmas is history. 2019 is looming just around the corner. I can finally post about a few things that I have been stitching. Using this pattern by Atkinson Designs I managed to make up quite a few batches of these zippered pouches that will be good for toting all sorts of goodies and whatnots. For the most part, I constructed them in sets of threes to give as

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December 24, 2018
Christmas Sewing Results from 120 Blocks

Since Christmas is pretty much over around here (at least as far as gifts go), I thought I’d show you my Christmas sewing results. First, I made two of these doggie placemats for the granddogs. They were a quilt as … Continue reading

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October 9, 2018
MODERN TREE BLOCKS and MOM from Kwilty Pleasures

Amy Smart (Diary of a Quilter)
 Modern Christmas Tree Blocks
have been tugging at my heart strings...
(for many reasons)

I had been collecting fabrics for a while,
that I thought would work for my version of the quilt.


I sorted and cut the basic pieces, per Amy's tutorial (link below)



Check out how stinkin cute these blocks are!







Finally, enough blocks to get started on the design wall.


THIS is NOT the final design...just playin around.
I have an idea for a staggered layout !

Here is a link to the tutorial by Diary of a Quilter
and ...

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July 25, 2018
CHrISTMAS IN JULY from Kwilty Pleasures

It's a Christmas in July Blog Hop
hosted by Carol over at Just Let me Quilt

I wanted to make a couple Modern Christmas tree blocks
for an upcoming guild swap
and selected these fabrics 
(outside of the Christmas red and green box)  




It began like this...Man, these are gonna be great blocks
for the Columbus Modern Quilters Block Raffle.


THEN, I did NOT lay out the pieces right for cutting.
Correct layout for cutting - both pieces RIGHT SIDES UP
I laid them out RS Together...
I often engage my rotary cutter before my brain.


I could still ...

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December 23, 2017
GEMMA.MY.GEM from Kwilty Pleasures

I am so blessed to have this cutie pie in my life.  
She is my great-niece and she loves her Aunt Kathy!
 and Aunt Kathy's sewing room!

Just before school started (first grader here)
we worked together to make a fabric bracelet.

She picked the fabric from the scrap bin and the thread

She kept the rows pretty straight
while learning to keep her fingers away from the needle area!
Also gave her a bamboo skewer to use as a stylus...
making sure those fingers were safe!
I added the Velcro for the fastener.

During Thanksgiving break she came ...

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December 20, 2017
Another christmas time... from Made To Treasure

My favorite time of the year...

I did sew for the season, even though i didn't decorate my home...

This is an 8 piece placemat set made with  an appliqué motif on...



My favorite for this season ...

I was playing with these 2 White fabrics with star prints ...holding in hands ...hesitant to cut...

And also the applique motif fabric...

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December 1, 2017
Holiday Decorating 101- Decorate like a Pro from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hey there sewing friends, 

Who loves decorating their homes for the holidays? I don't tend to decorate for every holiday but I do decorate for my favorites like Halloween, Christmas, and Easter! Buying decorations at the store can get a bit expensive and storing all of them can be a pain. Add special handmade pieces to you holiday decor by choosing from the section below of free sewing patterns


Pinterest-Holiday-Decoration-Free-Sewing-patterns

Star-ornament-new

Made with Here Comes the Fun Fabrics

 

1. Bright Star Ornament

Pick a festive print with a coordinating solid fabric and have fun with this easy folding and sewing technique ...

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November 21, 2017
Think Pink... the story of a Christmas tree from Samelia's Mum

Pink Christmas Tree
Pink Christmas Tree

Quilted Pink Penguin - Christmas Tree Skirt
Quilted Pink Penguin - Christmas Tree Skirt



It was last year when I was "wasting time" scrolling through Pinterest that I saw the most beautiful pink Christmas tree. 

BTW: I say "wasting time" because honestly, it is the biggest sapper of my time. Sitting and scrolling and thinking "geez, that's so pretty. I could make that..." and then some more scrolling and "oohing and aahing"... you get the drift.


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November 14, 2017
CHRISTMAS FREEBIE: Nutcracker Ornament Table Runner (PATTERN) from Samelia's Mum

Nutcracker Ornament Table Runner - Pattern by Anorina Morris
Nutcracker Ornament Table Runner - Pattern by Anorina Morris

It's a beautiful Wednesday morning. The sun is shining. The birds are singing. The house is in needs of a clean, but I'm procrastinating a little bit this morning and decided that it's time I share a pattern here on sameliasmum.com. 

I made this Nutcracker Ornament Table Runner for a magazine commission which was published last Christmas. The theme was 'ornaments or baubles' and rather than make actual Christmas tree baubles, I thought baubles on a table runner were a fun little take on the theme.


Nutcracker Ornament Table Runner - Pattern by Anorina Morris
Nutcracker Ornament ...

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