Thursday, 1 March 2012

Fresh Sewing Day February

It is the first of the month and we all know what that means - it is fresh sewing day!
Here is what my February looked like:
  •  redecorating the sewing room - you will most likely not see me do that again any time soon!
  • lots of paper piecing - which I am bound to do more of this month ;)
  • my first pattern - yay!
  • dress making - something I really would like to get better at, I love my Tova!
  • the beginning of a sampler quilt, a long term project.

Fresh Sewing Day February

This week I have been happily pottering about with my scrappy leaf pattern. First I sewed some small leaves with the intention of making a lovely necklace like Charise did. But I changed my mind and made these two reverse applique coasters instead.
improv pieced, reverse applique leaf coasters
I love how they turned out!

Next I enlarged the pattern by 150% to see what a larger leaf would look like. It measures about 7" tall which fits perfectly in my hand :)

Leaf potholder
So I added a layer of cotton batting and insulbright for it to be used as a potholder or hotpad but I also think this size makes a nice coaster or snackmat.

Now hop on over to Lynne's to see what everyone else has been up to!


Lily's Quilts

x Leila

17 comments:

  1. you did a lot! i on the other hand. i need to be more productive... less fabric purchasing more fabric using...

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  2. Oh so happy I found you at Lily's! What absolutely lovely work you do. Your houses, your leaves....adorable! Deb.

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  3. Great mosaic - love, love, love the leafy coasters and as me and my scraps are friends I might have to give those a try! Would look great as a little detail on a cute linen pouch or runner! So much to do, so little time

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  4. A great month for you!
    Love the leaves as a keychain

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  5. aren't you clever! I love the reverse applique coasters - so pretty!

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  6. Your makes are all beautiful as always

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  7. Wow!! You have been so busy!! Good for you!! Thanks for sharing!! Hugs

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  8. The sampler is going to be wonderful, and thanks for the pp pattern ;-)

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  9. Great creations for the month, and love how you've been playing with your patterns

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  10. Just found your blog via Lynne - am so glad I did - I already am loving looking through your posts. Those reverse applique coasters are awesome and I love the fabrics you are using in your granny squares.

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  11. Ok, I really need this pattern! Off to your shop now!

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  12. Oooh! Love the idea of the leafy pot holder!

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  13. What fab things you have been making - I do like the way you combine your prints and colours. By complete coincidence I was pinning Tova on my Pinterest boards today and thinking about making clothes again - I am wondering how easy it is to make?

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  14. I like this project.It look so colorful and creative.Thanx to share with us this kind of beautiful idea.It really amazing.

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  15. Congrats on your first pattern. I love your sampler blocks too, great mosaic.

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