Last month Fat Quarter Shop offered me some fabric so I could sew up their latest Shortcut Quilt Pattern, the Star Cakes Quilt, and look how cute it turned out!
This shortcut quilt was just as fun to make as my other ones have been. I learned a new way to make 8 half square triangles from 2 layer cake squares (a layer cake is a stack of 42 pre-cut 10'' squares). I had hardly any waste from my layer cakes - but it was really pretty waste, lol!
The Star Cake block is so pretty - both classic and modern at the same time! For this quilt I needed 1 print layer cake (I used Paradiso by Kate Spain for Moda), 1 solid layer cake, and 2 more yards of solid fabric for the sashing and borders. It's a big quilt top too - a generous twin at 72'' x 90''.
For 3 days only, Fat Quarter Shop is making it easy to try this new free pattern with 20% off all layer cakes. Don't miss this layer cake sale!
Sew up some pretty kitchen towels that won’t slip off the bar! They have a pretty tie that holds them on, plus a cute ruffle on one end.
These DIY embellished towels were sewn from inexpensive bar towels, plus 1/4 yard of fabric each.
This year my daughter asked me to make her a Cinderella Costume for Halloween. I must admit that it made me think of this funny sewing meme I saw in my Instagram feed...
I’ve been working on another fun Christmas project and it’s making me so happy.
It’s a quilted Christmas Tree wall hanging!
These tote bags are so much fun to make... I just can't stop. They are the perfect way to bust through your scrap collection. My kids have claimed the smallest one for taking snacks to school, crayons and paper to church, etc. I already gave the largest one away to a friend. And I am keeping the medium sized one for myself. Those are almost the last of my Cotton + Steel XOXO scraps and I am excited to show them off.
Every quilt you make needs a label.
Years down the road who will remember who made that quilt? Who did they make it for? And when? You might not even remember.
Plus if you decide to show a quilt, it will definitely need a label to ensure you get it back. Quilt labels are easy to make and there are lots of different ways. It's basically a piece of fabric with information on it that is attached to the back of the quilt, usually in a bottom corner.
You can use these small clear bags to organize sewing supplies, keep your makeup, or carry small bottles through the airport.
They are so fast and easy to sew, you won’t be able to stop!
Three little elves have lost their mittens and can't go out and play! Okay, I have four little elves running around here and I am being forced to think beyond Christmas a little bit here because we'll be taking a road trip to the north so my children can see snow for the first time. The poor things have no idea what they are asking for.
Voting for our October U-Pick project ended yesterday. Do you want to see which project won?
I probably should have given this quilt a better name. On the day I made it the design reminded me of Candy Corn! It’s a fall quilt for me, but it doesn’t have to be. I’m sure it would make an adorable Christmas quilt too.
Let me go re-make it on EQ8 and see…