Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Small Projects Round Up

Hello! I've made it a tradition to review my year in quilts and projects as each year comes to a close.  This year I believe it will take me four posts:  Two posts will focus on the large quilts, and an additional two will share the mini quilts, table runners, smaller projects, and bag finishes. I decided to start with the smaller projects and bags since some of these are quick projects you might still have time to make before Christmas.


My first small project last year was this fun Zip Organizer that I keep in my


 purse from Zakka Style: 24 Projects Stitched with Ease to Give, Use & Enjoy (Design Collective).  This was a really fun project--one that I would definitely make again!  (See the original post here).


Another small project was this sewing machine mat I made to use when traveling to retreats.  It was quick and easy, and it really does help to have some padding under your machine when sewing on portable and hotel room tables!


Pot holders have always been one of my go-to gifts.  See the original post with tutorial information for these patchwork potholders here.



This cute fabric basket and small key lanyard were fast and fun as well. Original post is here.


These "quilt as you go" jelly roll place mats were made using Soft & Stable for interfacing.  They really hold up nicely even with washing. Details and the original post here.


One of my new patterns this year was this fun Aubri Tote!  I think I need to make a new one using The Front Porch fabrics as well! The pattern is available in PDF and paper in my Etsy shop!



I made this half-square triangle pillow using left over hst's from my Creekside quilt sewing.  Get the free tutorial here.


I had forgotten how much I love these little bags until I found this photo.  I usually give these for gifts and guess I'd better make some more!  The fabrics are all from our Creekside collection, and the pattern is the small Open Wide bag from Annie Unrein.


More Creekside...pincushions!  See the original post here with a link to my You Tube tutorial for the middle pincushion!



More pot holders...this time with The Front Porch fabrics.  See the original post on these here (with links to both tutorials).



These little bags were so much fun to make...and I have a free tutorial here on the blog for them.  Find the original post and tutorial here!


Another favorite pillow made with The Front Porch fabrics...find the post with link to the tutorial here!


A Messenger bag with The Front Porch blues and greens.  This is another pattern from Annie Unrein, the MJ's Messenger Bag.  This one was another great project to sew but will take you a little longer to make.


And a super fun gift to make right now...and another pattern from Annie I made using The Front Porch fabric here. Get the Glo and Go pattern here.



I love my little thread catcher made with mini charm squares!  See my original post with link to the PDF pattern here.


And this is another mini charm project...find the tutorial for this key fob here.


My fall mini table topper made with Fig Tree fabrics...see the original post with pattern information here.




Mini Dwell house ornaments...see the original post for a link to the pattern.



Finally...two that aren't fully finished yet...they still need binding!  See the original post here.

I'll be back with the quilts, minis, and table runners from this year!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

PS...Don't forget the Fat Quarter Shop daily Christmas specials are still going on...shop here!

5 comments:

Lucy said...

Sherrie, All the things you have made are lovely and beautiful. Thanks for sharing your talent and patterns to us.

Hildy said...

I love everything you made this year especailly with your Front Porch collection.

Helen L said...

So many beautiful projects: you sure are a little makin' machine!! :-) And there is more to come: wow!! You really are quite amazing!! Hugs, H

Rosemary B❤️ said...

Wow, Sherri, you are a doll and a little bit of a life saver (lol, a lot really)
I hope you have a superb time with your family and loved ones and friends for Christmas

Federlily said...

What a great year of sewing! I love the idea of a year end round up. Thanks for sharing. These look like some fun patterns to try out.

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