Saturday, August 28, 2021

Me Sew Happy Quilt FINISHED! One Monthly Goal done!


 Oh, the feeling of sewing the last bit of binding on a big quilt is so satisfying! 

This was my one big goal for get this baby out of my UFO/WIP pile and have it ready to use when cooler weather hits. I got 'er done!

Above is Miss Flimsy in all her glory hanging in the backyard.

Aaaand...she is finished! (I know, you can't see much of a difference, but still...)

Of course, I was a bit short of my chosen black and white striped Tula Pink fabric, so a few pieces of black/white polka dot was thrown in...for interest, right? 

6 hours of FMQ loop de loops were put in sewing with hot pink Aurifil thread. 
4 1/2 bobbins were emptied!

Quilting this large piece on my domestic machine is what scared me the most. 
I took  my time, breaking it up into several days and it didn't seem so bad. 
I gained some confidence to attempt more big ones! 😁

Finished size is 64" square.
Pattern is MeSewHappy by These Clever Hands

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Wednesday, August 25, 2021

RSC August: Aqua/Teal and Table Scraps Challenge


August's RSC color was teal/aqua/turquoise...or any of those colors that aren't quite green or quite blue. 

It's a pretty color to me, and I think I need to work it into more of my projects.

I was fresh out of ideas with this project, so I piled my scraps and just started sewing them into strips, trimming each to 2.5". 
Sewing like this is so freeing, isn't it?

Just put the pedal to the metal.

The strips were randomly dispersed and laid out next to each other like 
friends on the beach. 

I miss the beach!

Narrow line stitching was the quilt "design" to give it a modern look. 
No measuring, but using the width of the foot to keep me fairly accurate. 

I used this lonely spool of Mettler thread I've had forever. It stitched like a dream!

I then gathered the rest of my scraps and stitched together to make more hearts.
I love making these and adding pretty accents with lace, beads or buttons.
So far, I've put out at least 30 of these hearts into the "wild".
Whoever finds one is meant to keep it and hopefully, they will report it on the website.

Only 2 of mine that have been found have been reported.
That's OK. As long as it warms someone's heart and reminds the finder that there is love in this world....and kindness to share. 
*my hearts will always have a bit of purple on them!

Read more about the heart project here: I Found A Quilted Heart

Thursday, August 5, 2021

One Monthly Goal: Me Sew Happy Quilt


Back in April of this year, I followed a quilt along on Instagram sponsored by These Clever Hands. 

We used their pattern called Me Sew Happy which is beautifully scrappy and fairly simple. Scrappy and simple? Sign me up!

I followed along each week and promptly got my homework done.

Except for the last part. 

Instead of basting and binding, I folded and stacked. 

Today, I brought it out and admired it again. 

I ordered some wide backing fabric. 

I promised myself I'd get this project completely finished this month!

Big breath.

My goal: To baste, quilt and bind this flimsy Me Sew Happy top to completion! 

Linking up to: Elm Street Quilts OMG