Sunday, July 24, 2016

12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop - My Turn



This is my project for the Blog Hop sponsored by Sarah @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict.
Thank you Sarah for offering this opportunity for me to get my act together.



My wall hanging was inspired by the small picture of a child's artwork seen
on the right side of the above picture.  I found the image on Pinterest but
it was only a picture, not linked to a website and now I can't find the
Pinterest post.  I believe my kids did something similar in preschool
with pre-cut strips of construction paper.



I will offer this tutorial, it's more of a demonstration not an actual pattern.
I used scraps of homespun fabric, a white on white muslin for the background
and paper backed fusible web.

Gather scraps.


Cut fusible web into 1 inch strips.


Iron to fabric strips and


Trim to 1/2 to 3/4 inch wide strips.  I wasn't careful about them being even.
This is an organic type project, not precise.


Begin arranging strips.

  
Add a free formed star and trunk.
Press (according to the directions for the fusible web you used)
 to secure your design.

Quilt, bind and display....DONE...if only it were that easy!

You see, I got a little impatient with my iron, it leaked water on my project and 
the backing fabric bled through the batting and onto the front of the project.
You can see some of the damage in the picture below.





I used white chalk to cover the damage and will keep this one on my studio wall
to remind me to patiently wait for the iron to heat property.....think it will work?

Since my original intent was to make this as a gift for a friend who loves homespun.
I made another wall hanging for her and then one from Christmas fabrics for me.

The gift.

The one I will display at Christmas.

This project is very versatile.  Could work as placemats, coasters,
make several blocks and join them for a quilt.....with/without borders.....
it's all up to you.  If you make one, please post a picture in comments
I'd love to see your interruption. 

Thanks for visiting my blog today and please visit the other Blog Hop participants, 
their projects are awesome!
Click this link to find more Christmas projects on my bog.

Carolyn


July 14th:     Sharon Vrooman @ Vrooman’s Quilts
                    Carole Carter @ From My Caroline Home

July 15th:    Yanicka Hachez @ Finding Myself As An Artist
                   Chris Dodsley @ made by ChrissieD

July 16th:     Marsha Hodgkins @ Quilter in Motion
                    Leanne Parsons  @ Devoted Quilter

July 17th:     Tonia Conner @ All Thingz Sewn
                    Selina @ Selina Quilts

July 18th:     Lara Buccella @ Buzzin Bumble
                    Soma Acharya @ Whims and Fancies

July 19th:     Joanne Harris@ Quilts by Joanne
                    Suzy Webster @ Adventurous Applique and Quilting

July 20th:     Vicki in MN @ Vicki’s Crafts and Quilting
                    Jennifer Fulton @ The Inquiring Quilter

July 21st:     Michele Kuhns @ Crayon Box Quilt Studio
                    Jan Ochterbeck @ The Colorful Fabriholic

July 22nd:     Alla Blanca @ Rainbows. Bunnies. Cupcakes.
                     Zenia Rene @ A Quilted Passion

July 23rd:     Joanne Hubbard @ Everyone Deserves a Quilt
                    Paige Alexander @ Quilted Blooms

July 24th:     Carolyn Jones @ …by CJ
                    Tisha Nagel @ Quilty Therapy

July 25th:     Susan Arnold @ Quilt Fabrication
                    Beth Sellers @ Cooking Up Quilts
                    Linda Pearl @ One Quilting Circle

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Exciting news

Hello friends........

It's been awhile since I've blogged, I've been busy......there's always some kind of excuse.

So, I decided to join a blog hop to try to inspire me to start sewing again.
Find details about the blog hop here.




Start following along now, my post is scheduled for 7/24.



July 14th:     Sharon Vrooman @ Vrooman’s Quilts
                    Carole Carter @ From My Caroline Home

July 15th:    Yanicka Hachez @ Finding Myself As An Artist
                   Chris Dodsley @ made by ChrissieD

July 16th:     Marsha Hodgkins @ Quilter in Motion
                    Leanne Parsons  @ Devoted Quilter

July 17th:     Tonia Conner @ All Thingz Sewn
                    Selina @ Selina Quilts

July 18th:     Lara Buccella @ Buzzin Bumble
                    Soma Acharya @ Whims and Fancies

July 19th:     Joanne Harris@ Quilts by Joanne
                    Suzy Webster @ Adventurous Applique and Quilting

July 20th:     Vicki in MN @ Vicki’s Crafts and Quilting
                    Jennifer Fulton @ The Inquiring Quilter

July 21st:     Michele Kuhns @ Crayon Box Quilt Studio
                    Jan Ochterbeck @ The Colorful Fabriholic

July 22nd:     Alla Blanca @ Rainbows. Bunnies. Cupcakes.
                     Zenia Rene @ A Quilted Passion

July 23rd:     Joanne Hubbard @ Everyone Deserves a Quilt
                    Paige Alexander @ Quilted Blooms

July 24th:     Carolyn Jones @ …by CJ
                    Tisha Nagel @ Quilty Therapy

July 25th:     Susan Arnold @ Quilt Fabrication
                    Beth Sellers @ Cooking Up Quilts
                    Linda Pearl @ One Quilting Circle



Here's a sneak peak of the project tutorial I'll be sharing.


Hope to see you on the 24th!

Carolyn