Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Little Things




I've finished up a few little things over the last week or so, and I thought it would be fun to share them together. Sometimes sewing little things is just what I need...small simple things are perfect for sewing when life is busy and schedules are tight.  I love making the Sweetwater composition book covers. I've made many and given them all away, so I finally made one for myself. The one on the left is made with Pam's amazingly adorable fabric, Pam Kitty Love, and the one on the right is made with Kate Spain's gorgeous Honey Honey collection.


I also finished up my February Bee blocks for Shari...she sent the most adorable fabrics along! I hope she likes them!



I recently made a quilt with 2wenty Thr3e...so I decided to cut up the smaller scraps into 2 1/2'' squares. I couldn't stop there, so I now have them ready to make composition book covers!




I also made a couple of new potholders for my kitchen...those Moda candy squares are just so tempting to sew up!




And...I started a new project. This. wasn't. on. the. list. But again...you know how it goes. I ordered the book: Liberty Love: 25 Projects to Quilt & Sew Featuring Liberty of London Fabrics, and when it arrived I was absolutely smitten. I highly recommend it. There are a variety of projects from quilts to pincushions to clothing (there is even an adorable sewing kit on my must make list). Anyway, the Marcelle Medallion quilt just called out to me. This is the center medallion with just the first border added. There are 10 borders all together, I believe.



The center piecing wasn't super difficult, but does require careful cutting and sewing (tissue paper templates are included with the book). The next border will also use templates, but the other borders seem to be pretty straight-forward and don't require any templates. The quilt will finish at a nice wall-hanging size, and I'm making it completely from scraps. I'm hoping to add at least two borders a week now that I have the first two sections completed.

Thanks again for stopping by! I hope you get to spend a little (or a lot) of time sewing today!


22 comments:

Kate said...

Lots of lovely little things! You've got some gorgeous fabrics.

Stephanie said...

Pretty little things. LOVE Liberty of London fabric and was actually in the store in London 10 years ago. That is a fantastic block.

trish said...

Oh wow! The medallion is stunning!
Love all your "little things". I too like to mix them into my larger sewing projects. :o)

gailss said...

Wow...busy beaver....and love you little projects Sherri. Nice to have those little things to work on inbetween the big ones. Nice mix of fabrics and your medallion is quite nice. ;)

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Fun projects...little ones give us some "almost" instant gratification.

Carrie P. said...

Busy! such pretty things you are working on.

Needled Mom said...

Very pretty and fun little projects!

Jean(ie) said...

I love the mini projects. Total instant gratification!

LOVE LOVE the medallion piece!

CathyK said...

Oh goodness! More beautiful eye candy! Thank you for sharing!

•stephanie• said...

i love medallion quilts. i've been seeing that one quite a bit on instagram. it is stunning. the borders are all so interesting. good luck!!

PamKittyMorning said...

Oh gosh so cute! The medallion is wonderful too! It's a tempting project!

TaraB said...

I've been looking for a composition cover. Can you send me a link to the pattern you are using?

Patricia said...

WOW you've been busy. Everything looks wonderful. Love it all but then I always do. You really inspire me.

Bowbailey said...

Is this a pattern for the composition book covers. That would make a nice journal as a gift for visiting teaching!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Fabulous things out of the prettiest fabric Sherri!

Nanette Merrill said...

I love little things. Funny I got this book. too. The medallion drew me right in. Yours is spectacular.

Mary Ann said...

Love those book covers and the potholders. Now when I go on a shop hop this summer, I will watch for those. I love anything Moda!

Thimbleanna said...

That medallion quilt is going to be so cool. Looks like you're having fun with some little projects'

Ángela said...

Your blog is beautiful. Wonderful work. Congratulations.
Hugs

Sheila said...

Such a happy post of beautiful projects! Can't beat lovely fabric squares sewed together in colorful combinations. Always a feast for the eyes.
Wonderful post. Love your blog, Sherri.

elena piña garcia said...

Yees! I have seen a lovely and hope easy project for me to do, your idea of potholders,as always you have choosen sweet colours and I will try to make my own ones...

Mama Pea said...

You know I love the composition book covers, too. I have made my fair share. These are great!

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