Life has been a whirlwind of late, I do better when I’m busy. Life is soooo sweet as long as I keep a gratitude dialog going all the time cause I can enter a negative zone just as easy as anyone else but being grateful has been the source of my abundance. So let’s get to it. Exciting news Joann’s will have an exclusive line by Jennifer Paganelli called Jenny Eliza in their stores in July!!!! We are just floored with your response on Facebook and please make sure you are following Jenny Eliza for every possible ...read more
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Tonight, I was working on type of rag quilt which has more pieces. Each piece is attached to the next larger piece until the size of block is achieved. I got it this far...
the truth is after the first two times i did rag quilts i wasn’t a huge fan. but, then again, i did use 2″ squares…on a twin size quilt. and i didn’t use the right scissors. seriously. what was i thinking?!? i’ll skip the long story between then and now but this is what i’ve come up with… isn’t it cute?? so here’s the tutorial […]read more
It may not be a year of baby quilts but it is definitely the winter of baby quilts in my sewing room. Is there anything more joyous to plan, sew and finish than a baby quilt? I don't think so! My God Daughter Katie is expecting her first baby in April and I shared with you here and here the process of making a soft and fuzzy quilt for her baby but I never showed you the finish.
I ask you, couldn't you just cuddle up with this in a rocking chair? I can just imagine her baby ...
So what exactly is a rag quilt anyway? A rag quilt has exposed seam allowances on the front of the quilt and finished seams on the back. It is usually made up from several pieces sewn together like a patchwork quilt. The raggedy hearts quilt shown above is a perfect way to use up some of your stash or simply use fabric with a theme. Rag quilts are generally very easy to sew and quick to assemble which make them perfect for beginners. Rag quilts don’t always have to be created from squares. The Lighthouse ...read more
The last time I showed this project to you I was merrily sewing cute motifs along my flannel strips. These pretty little sewing lines also act as the quilting for this baby blanky so don't think that they're just for show. This one that looks like a string of baby beads is one of my favorites.
The next step is sewing the strips together back to back with about a 1/2" seam.
I have a few tips to make this go smoothly. My Janome 6600 has an even feed system and I'm so glad I bought ... read more
What a great weekend I had finally making it back into the sewing room after almost three weeks absence. You know how I was itching for needle and thread after that long and I was able to spend four hours on Saturday and four on Sunday just playing around with fabric - HEAVEN.
First up was the first quilt start of 2014 - a baby quilt of course. Look at this pile of yummy flannel.
I love working with flannel, so soft and cuddly. This quilt will be for a very special baby. I know all babies are special but this is ... read more
Mrs P's has some wonderful customers and there are also those that come in and gaze at the fabric...reach out and touch it- only to quickly withdraw and say with a laugh, "it's so beautiful, but I don't quilt." The following is a blog for you....those that don't quilt- but maybe want a rustic quilt on your couch to snuggle up in on a day like today- snowy and cool.
Sorry I ddin't post over the weekend, I've been suffering from the dreaded toothache.
I consoled myself by making a little rag quilt. I'd always wanted to make one of these so now I can score it off my to do list.
I started with a pile of these :
6.5" squares, sandwiched with layer of wadding (batting) and a backing square.
I sewed diagonal lines to anchor the layers together.
Most of the work is in cutting out the squares but once that is done is sews together quickly. I made this in a ... read more
I love creating original designs and my latest "Baby's First Valentine" Rag Quilt is one of my favorites. A sweet baby quilt that makes a great baby shower gift or Baptismal gift for a special little girl. Baby's First Valentine This week I have entered my quilt in the "Fluttering Hearts" Quilting Gallery Contest. Please check it out and cast your vote for up to 4 of yourread more
After a few months of dealing with family illness I am back and have submitted an entry in next week's contest on the Quilting Gallery website. Their contest theme is "Fluttering Hearts" and my latest Etsy shop listing is called "Baby's First Valentine" made in a rag quilt design that I think is perfect for this theme. Baby's First Valentine Over the next few weeks I will be working onread more
Oh So Cozy Flannel Rag Quilt Tutorial
Flannel Fabrics Used
You will need the following information:
1. What size of squares are you going to cut?
(This is a pretty standard size. If you use bigger squares, the project will be easier
and ... read more
Well, while I have not posted in a good week or so, it does not mean that I have not been working on finishing projects. When it got to be July and I didn't have anything to put up as decorations I decided that this was the summer to do something about it. I have been collecting 4th of July fabric for almost 5 years now and I have quite the little stash. I was hoping that by working on all these projects i might reduce my stash....and sadly, the small quilts that I have been making require ...read more
This project was a class I took based upon a pattern for a raw edge or rag quilt by Back Door Quilts.
It is the quintessential cozy lap quilt, made with homespun flannels (softer than regular flannel, usually in more primitive, "homey" colors and prints). A rag quilt is one that is sewn with the raw edges/seam allowances exposed, which is then cut to form a soft fringe. The combination of the soft flannel and the fringe gives it the "chenille" name. It is EASY to put together. Super, super easy. If you are looking to try your hand ...