Monday, April 19, 2021

Kitchen Stichin' Blog Hop My Day

 


A big thanks to Carla from Creatin' in the Sticks for bringing us another fun hop!

Here's the list of today's participants:


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 The theme for this hop is Kitchen Stichin'; either something with a kitchen theme or something for the kitchen. I chose the latter and decided to make a utilitarian project.

I have a casserole dish that I use all the time but it doesn't have a lid. I always have to cover it with tin foil or saran wrap when putting leftovers away in the fridge. So, I made a cover for it. I dug into my scrap pile and hand-pieced together a bunch of hexagons with 1.5" sides (not EPP).


I then followed this tutorial, adjusting for the size and shape of my casserole dish, and created my cover. The lining is unbleached muslin.


I also have a mixing bowl that I use all the time, and sometimes I need to put it in the fridge too. So, I made a cover for it as well.





And here's the pair together:


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Monday, March 22, 2021

Salt and Sand Blog Hop--My Day


It's time for another fun blog hop, brought to us by Carol of Just Let Me Quilt. Here's the list of today's participants:

March 22

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I've created two pieces for this hop. I had already started working on an idea for the first project before the hop was announced. Turned out, it fit the theme "Salt and Sand" perfectly so I moved ahead with it. It's a wall hanging that I'm calling "Those Pesky Gulls." While gulls definitely indicate being near the ocean, they really can be quite pesky!

Anyway, here's my project. It measures approximately 21" tall and 17" wide. (It is photographed on top of a green background, which is not part of the piece.)


I hand pieced and appliqued everything, I then did big stitch quilting with embroidery floss, and finally, I hand-bound the piece. It came out pretty much as I had envisioned!

If you'd like to make it yourself, here's a link to the FREE pattern.

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My second project is another wall hanging that I'm calling "Folk Art Fish." I'm trying to use up some the enormous stash of wool felt I have on hand from previous projects, and I came up with this idea to do just that. The fish blocks measure 6" x 12" and they're attached to 2" pennies (circles) with 1" inner pennies. The fish are appliqued onto the blocks with embroidery floss and a blanket stitch. The 1" pennies are appliqued onto the 2" pennies in the same manner. Then the blocks and pennies are backed with other pieces of wool felt and blanket stitched together. Finally the blocks and pennies are whip stitched to each other to create the finished 22" x 40" piece.


I probably could have added even more columns and rows, but I wanted to finish it for this hop so I stopped. It's actually the perfect size for the wall I hung it on.

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I hope you enjoyed seeing my projects. I love reading your comments and will respond via email unless you are a No-Reply Blogger.

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Thursday, February 25, 2021

Show Your Stripes Blog Hop -- My Day


I'm so happy to be participating in another of Carla's wonderful blog hops!

Here's the list of today's participants:

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The theme for this hop is stripes, and I made two small projects featuring them.

The first, is a wool felt mug rug that I'm calling "Up, Up, and Away." Those of you who are old enough will remember the 5th Dimension song of the same name:

Would you like to ride in my beautiful balloon

Would you like to ride in my beautiful balloon

We could float among the stars together, you and I

For we can fly, we can fly

Up, up and away

My beautiful, my beautiful balloon

The world's a nicer place in my beautiful balloon

It wears a nicer face in my beautiful balloon

We can sing a song and sail along the silver sky

For we can fly, we can fly

Up, up and away

My beautiful, my beautiful balloon

Suspended under a twilight canopy

We'll search the clouds for a star to guide us

If by some chance you find yourself loving me

We'll find a cloud to hide us

We'll keep the moon beside us

Love is waiting there in my beautiful balloon

Way up in the air in my beautiful balloon

If you'll hold my hand we'll chase your dream across the sky

For we can, fly we can fly

Up, up and away

My beautiful, my beautiful balloon

Balloon

Up, up, and away

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If I weren't afraid of heights, a trip up, up and away in a balloon would sound pretty good these days. It'd be nice to be able escape everything!

But here on the ground, I settled for designing this 9" x 12" mug rug that features a striped hot air balloon:


It has a nice large area for your mug or glass to sit, while you dream about flying away too.

If you'd like to make one for yourself, or someone else, you can download the FREE pattern here.


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My second project was born out of the desire to use up some of my many, many, many, many wool felt scraps. I have a huge stash of the stuff. So I decided to make a 12" x 12" candle/table mat using 1" x 4" strips. It's basically a string quilt, but instead of being pieced together, the wool felt strips are appliqued down onto a backing piece. Then the entire mat was backed with another 12" x 12" piece to hide all the stitching.


I used a dark blue embroidery floss for all the stitching. Some the stripes came out a little wonky, but overall I got the desired result!

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Monday, February 22nd

Just Let Me Quilt

DayBrook Designs 

VroomansQuilts

Ms P Designs USA

Storied Quilts

Den syende himmel

thatfabricfeeling

Sew Many Yarns

 

Tuesday, February 23rd

Life in the Scrapatch

Stitchin At Home

Websterquilt

Homespun Hannah's Blog

Karrin's Crazy World

Quilt Schmilt

That’s Sew Kerry

SameliasMum

Annie's musings

 

Wednesday, February 24th

MooseStashQuilting

Selina quilts

Quilting Gail

Karen's Korner

Kathleen McMusing

Food For Thought

The Joyful Quilter

Beaquilter


Thursday, February 25th

Becky’s adventures in quilting and travel 

Patchwork Breeze

Kathy Kwilts and More

Elizabeth Coughlin Designs

Cynthia's Creating Ark

Inflorescence: Starting to Bloom by Choosing Joy

QuiltFabrication 

Stitch and Quilt

Creatin' in the Sticks


Friday, January 22, 2021

Hearts on Fire Blog Hop

 


A big thanks to Carol of Just Let Me Quilt for bringing us this hop!

Here's the list of today's participants:

January 22

Just Let Me Quilt

Karen's Korner

Elizabeth Coughlin Designs (you are here)

Quilt In A Not-Shell

Storied Quilts

Kathy's Kwilts and More

Homespun Hannah's Blog

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The theme for this hop is obviously hearts, but with the twist of not using the color red. I decided to go with Spring-like colors and to use hearts as accents for the stars of my piece...butterflies.

I'm calling this pattern, "Fluttering Hearts Penny Rug." It measures 16 inches and is sewn up in National Nonwovens WoolFelt, and DMC embroidery floss.

As you can see, there are hearts on the butterfly wings. The petals on the center flower are heart-shaped too.


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If you'd like to make one for yourself, or someone special in your life, the pattern is available in my Etsy shop.


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I love to read your comments, and will respond to them all via email, unless you are a No Reply Blogger.

Be sure to visit everyone participating in this great hop!