I finished my Valentines Day quilt right before Independence Day (funny how I am always running late) but it somehow fit in with our celebrations anyway.
I am in love with these red white and blue print fabrics. They are the Daysail collection - fabric by Bonnie and Camille for Moda. I had so much fun sewing them into my Penta-Pinwheel Quilt (with a free tutorial) that I ordered more for this quilt.
BTW, can you read the 'letters'? My husband says they may not be obvious to everyone.
And did you notice that except for the background, the whole quilt was half square triangles? It was so much fun to piece. I also had fun trying a new quilting design... wavy lines with pebbles in between. It's kind of quirky, just perfect for this quilt I think.
So, what have you been sewing up this week? Did you make something with one of my free sewing tutorials or patterns? I would love to see! Tag me on Instagram @sewcanshe.
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Our Monthly Mini Quilt Pattern this month is a new classic! I'm so in love with the Ladybug Liberty Mini Quilt that was designed for us by Fat Quarter Shop! Fat Quarter Shop is also giving away a $50 Gift Certificate with this month's free mini quilt pattern...
I LOVE to use the walking foot on my sewing machine (also known as an even-feed foot). I've gotten questions over the years about why I am using it for one project or another. So here's the (kind-of) long version if you want me to share all... Then I'll list the situations where I like to use it most.
Merry Christmas SewCanShe fans! I've been saving a present for you! Last year when I was putting my proposal together for Just For You, I wrote this Travel Jewelry Case Pattern. We figured out a few months later that it wasn't going to fit in the book, so I decided to save it for Christmas. And Christmas is here!
I'm so excited to finally share the Zippie Clippie pattern with you... this pouch has so many purposes that I'll never be able to count them all. Clip one on a backpack with pencils and school supplies. Clip another to your bag to hold your phone. Then sew another to hold your hand sewing kit while on road trips!
The Variable Star is a classic quilt block that has been around for over 100 years. It has also been called the Sawtooth Star and the Evening Star. This fun block lends itself to so many versions. Since the center is a square, you can fill that square with patchwork, fussy cut fabric, or more stars (like I did)!