22 October 2010

Frosty Flakes…Done!…Really!!!

Yes, it’s really done this time. Quilted…with just straight lines…and binded.
If you look closer, it’s a bit wonky. I tried my very best. Does that ever happen to you?

This is Block Eight…

… and Block Nine .
Blocks One to Seven are here.

21 October 2010

Link Your Hexie Caddy

Just a quick post today.
I’ve added McLinky at  the bottom of my Hexie Caddy Tutorial  page.
I would love for everyone who makes this Hexie Caddy to link up and show us you creation!
Just click on my Hexie Caddy on the right sidebar to take you there.

To those whom I have featured, I’ve added your creations !!

19 October 2010

Frosty Flakes…Done!!!

Well, just the quilt top anyway :)
I just had to show it off first.


Dawn has only nine  Frosty Flakes but I wanted to do a rectangle table topper. So I stitched the first BOW twice.


image Thanks Dawn !

Find me at these parties !

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image image The Girl Creative

17 October 2010

You Sew, I Tell

It keeps popping up in Blogville.

I’m talking about my Hexie Caddy Pincushion!
Click on the picture to read more!

by Doris of  SUMMERTIME


by Jan of Isisjem - The Creative Life and Times

image by Diah of ADR'S Treasures

by Gaby of  Lotuspointdecroix

Great job, ladies !

14 October 2010

English Paper Piecing Dresden Plate

I was looking through some photos in a kiv folder and realised that I haven’t blogged about this! 

Way back in June, I showed how I made paper templates to make the Dresden Plate using English Paper Piecing. Later I made many plates and with some stitcheries, I made Happy Scrappy Little Bird table runner. But I did not show how I pieced the wedges !

So, here goes :)

DSCN2217_thumb  These are the wedges that you will get if you have followed my tutorial.

snip wedge
Cut off the tips of the points.

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Cut your fabric with enough seam allowance all around except the narrow end.
Next, baste the paper wedges to the fabric.

DSCN2258   Using  whip stitch, join the wedges……

DSCN2255    …until you get a complete Dresden Plate!
Super easy method..just perfect for hand stitching.

dresden Don’t you just love the Little Bird ?

12 October 2010

I’m In The Top~10!!!

Remember I entered my Penny’s Hobo Bag for this contest?
Well, I made it to the top~10!!!

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Penny’s Hobo

OUR_SP~16  Oh yeah!!!

Now, there are ten awesome bags that needs your help.
Please go over to Christie’s to vote your favourite bag.
Voting poll is on the right in the sidebar of  A Lemon Squeezy Home.
You need to scroll down a little.

Now, hurry!!! Voting ends Friday, October 15th, at 11:59 AM.

Good luck to the top 10 finalist!
Wish me luck again!!! 

I didn't make the top three. But hey, being in the top ten is beyond my wildest dreams! Thanks to the judges for putting me there :) Congrats to the winners!!

06 October 2010

Hexie Caddy Parade n More

Did you know that you can know how many readers have seen a particular post you have written in your blog?
Well, you can. Just go to the dashboard, look under the Stats tab.
I cannot imagine  that my Hexie Caddy Pincushion tutorial was viewed more than 7000 times!!!


I know that’s no biggie for most of you, but it is for me !


What’s more amazing is blogging sewist have stitched up these !

Birgit told me she  made it a little bit smaller .

Sabine added the perfect stitchery for the pincushion!

imageMoncsi : http://varrogato.blogspot.com/2010/10/hexagon-alapu-tarolo.html
You can use the caddy other than for sewing!


Remember, if you make anything from my tutorials, please let me know. I love to parade them here !

image Don’t forget to enter you bags for this challenge!

If you are looking for the bag I entered, lookie here.

03 October 2010

Penny’s Hobo Bag

Last week, on my morning blog hopping ritual, I stumbled upon….

image yes_text5  !!!………  a good excuse to make another bag!!!

If you have been folowing my blog, I’ve been showing some sneak peeks here , here and here.

Vicki and Cyndi….you guessed right!

The hobo bag is a style of handbag or purse that is typically large and characterized by a crescent shape, a slouchy posture and a long strap designed to wear over the shoulder. Hobo bags are made out of soft, flexible materials and tend to slump, or slouch, when set down.~ Wikipedia

That's my inspiration when I set out to make this bag. It's made from curtain fabric without batting or interfacing. I stitched two small darts at the bottom of each side of the bag. I find that two small darts gives it a ‘smoother’ curve at the bag bottom :)
The bag is 16" at the widest point , 15” high up to the beads,  with an 18" shoulder strap.

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I used my Brown Hobo With O-rings  bag pattern which I drafted using Wikipedia’s description! ~ crescent shape, a slouchy posture and a long strap.

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To attach the shoulder straps, instead of O-rings, I made thin bias straps and thread them through wooden macrame beads.

DSCN2425    When I saw this buckle at the local haberdashery, I knew it would be perfect for a bag! I made a simple flap to attach the buckle.

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I used a print  fabric as bag lining .  It is very roomy with four large pockets. I made the pockets using Christie's 'Lunch Money Cuff' Tutorial. I did not use a zipper. Instead, I let the pocket lining show a little to give it the bias piping effect. I added a magnetic button for closure.

If you are a bagaholic, there’s still time to submit your bags. Any bags made after July 1st will be accepted.  I had to make a new one because the last bag I made was in March!
Am linking to Linky Parties to spread the word :)
[ See Link Parties tab below blog title]

All entries will be shortlisted  by a panel of judges before the final voting by readers.

Have a look at other beautiful creations at the Purse Week Flickr Group.
My Hobo Bag is here.

Wish me luck and may the best purse, bag, or
clutch win!!!
Thanks Christie

I made it to the top 10! Read about it and cast your vote for your favorite bag!

               Thanks Heather and Megan!

Last Sneak Peek ….

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   Come back soon for the big reveal!