Friday, March 27, 2009

More Mini Quilts!

I am addicted to these mini quilts they are so cute & fun! Here are a few I sent out for some recent swaps!

I almost kept this one I love the colors & design.

I paper pieced this one using freezer paper! I love this technique!

This one was for a swap using only solid colors! It is called a stained glass.

This is a mini hexagon quilt I received from a swap

I am now inspired to try a hexagon design!

These are mini quilts from my Great Grandmother

These hand sewn Mini quilts were received from my Great Grandmother in 1998. She was in her late 80's when she made these for me. I Love the little note it says

Dear Megan,

I give this pretty gift in every stitch a thought, for hopes you'll like it better, than the one I might have bought.With Love Great Grandma Palsgrove

Have A Happy Friday! Meg

Monday, March 23, 2009

March of Tools

This is my tribute to Heather Bailey's March of Tools!
Check out the March of tools Flickr Group!
My choosen tool is a Singer Ball Bearing Hand Operated Pinker.
My mother is guessing it at around 50yrs old, but we can not place
where we got it from. It has a metal clamp that clamps to the edge of a
table to hold it in place while you crank!
I remember at a very young age sitting at my mothers kitchen table
cranking everything I could through it just to see the wavy edge!

My sons little hands find it just as fascinating!

I have such great memories & now we are creating more!

Have a great day! Meg

Friday, March 20, 2009

My Little Dolly Daisy.....

So it has been a pretty slow week around here not much going on which I guess is a good thing! So today I got the itch to make something, after I took my son to pre school I got to work. I have always wanted to design a doll! After 8 hours here is what I came up with.
(Also in the photo is my new Mushroom I got for my birthday I love it, it is a lawn decoration but I am not sure I can bare to let it outside to get dirty so for now it sits on my counter where I can see it. I think it is the perfect backdrop for my new dolly!)

I named her Daisy!

I love her little red shoes & Pop Garden Dress!

She has flower petal hair.

So I still have some design issues to work out with the overall pattern but I am sure you will see more of these in the near future!

Have a Happy Weekend! Meg

Monday, March 9, 2009

And the Winner Is!!!


Vickie E said...
That bag has a great use of the diamonds and how you continued that in the quilted design on the linen. Where do you get your linen? I have begun to wonder about using linen in some of my projects.
March 6, 2009 6:44 PM

Thank you to everyone for your wonderful comments!

Friday, March 6, 2009

It's Give Away Time!!!!

I want to give away this tote! It features beautiful fabrics from Sandi Henderson and Amy Butler, I have paired it perfectly with a lt. brown linen. This bag features beautiful diamond quilting and applique work, 2 lg. interior pockets and a magnetic snap.

Measurements:Height 11”

Length bottom 14” top 13”

Shoulder Straps 26”

All you have to do is leave me a comment under this post. All entries need to be submitted by midnight (12:00pm Eastern time) on Sunday March 8th! I will randomly pick a winner on Monday morning.
Have a Happy Weekend! Meg

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Fabric Tray Tutorial

Materials Needed:
2- 12" x 12" Fabric Squares
1- 12" x 12" Fusible Fleece
Sewing Machine
Grosgrain Ribbon
Straight Pins
Start with the 2 Fabric Squares and the Square of fusible fleece. Iron desired fabric to fusible fleece. You will need 8- 4" pieces of grosgrain ribbon.
I used a lighter to heat seal the ends.
Measure 2" in from every corner and pin ribbon in to place.Stitch ribbon in to place. Then lay the 2nd fabric square on top placing right sides together.Pin into place.Stitch a 1/4" seam all around leaving a 3" opening to pull fabric right side out.

Snip all 4 corners off.
Pull fabric through the opening. Turning right side out
Use scissors to help turn the corners.
Do not push too hard or the tip will poke through the fabric.
Finger press the edge seams down. Then Iron.
Using a 1/4" seam top stitch all around the square.
Tie sides together.Knot into place.Now your fabric tray is complete!Bottom view.
Fill however you like! Works great to hold sewing supplies!
Makes a fun message holder!
Here I placed the ribbon ties 3" at each corner this will make taller side walls!
Happy Sewing! Meg

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

I missed my Birthday..................

Well I had my 30th Birthday on Monday! I had a big plan to have everything ready, but I have been sick, no fun! So look for a fun new tutorial tomorrow & a give away on Friday! Until then here are a few pics of my newest totes! Fabrics are from Tina Givens Tip Toe Fairy Collection! Have a Great Day! Meg