Saturday, May 12, 2012

Itty Bitty magnets

It's week 6 of the Zakka style sew along over at LRstitched & the project is Itty Bitty quilt block magnets!  When I say itty bitty I am not joking either! After turning they measure a whole 11/2"! So very tiny & so very cute!
 Can you believe this? They sure were fun to sew!
 The itty bitty hand stitching was the most fun!:)
 It was so great to use small scraps of fabric for this project! Some essex linen, far far away roses, echo, & a text print.

                                                      Already in use on the fridge!
 Bitty's before the turning & sewing together.Starching them really well helped to keep everything from shifting around in the sewing.

I have to show you the fun vintage goodies I found while out & about at garage sales last weekend. A darling embroidered tea towel & two great yellow pieces of fabric! They will be great added to scrappy projects here & there!Check out all the other great magnets linked up over at LRstitched!

Friday, May 11, 2012

A sewing room curtain!

I joined the fun new  "My Precious" QAL on flickr as soon as it started, but it took me all month to decide what to make! I have quite a few of fabric's I would call "my precious" & how to choose which ones to use & what to sew with them? 
I mulled over it for awhile, thinking I really wanted to use my bit of "wonderland" ( jellyroll or charm pack) when a fellow quilter in the QAL offered me her unused wonderland scissors layer cake squares!!! Umm, yes please! And Thank you! 
So now I have all these lovely squares & I thought, you know I've been meaning to sew a new curtain for the sewing room to replace the dark red waverly one that's been in there for a few years, so why not use a few of these 10" squares? Perfect size! 
I sewed six blocks together & then added a double layer strip of off white kona to the top & bottom, sewing a casing to fit the curtain rod already there.
 I couldn't be happier when I walk into my sewing room & see this! It brightens it up so much & adds that perfect whimsical touch. Even my 5yr. old daughter says it's beautiful & even nicer than hers!:)

I am so happy to have used a bit of "my precious" & am linking up to Kelly's as my May project in the QAL! 

This is also my project for the week in Amy's one thing one week challenge!! Yay, for setting goals & getting them done! 

Also linking up with amylouwho & sew & tell friday!