Saturday, July 11, 2009

Stitching & Patchwork...and two great tutes!

"Hello"...I really like that little banner! And I really like this stitching pattern from Sublime Stitching by Emily Martin of The Black Apple. I haven't done any embroidery in a while but felt the itch again after making this door hanging for a friend.

Her doorbell is broken and she wanted something that said 'please knock' or 'doorbell doesn't work'. I went with the former but I have to say I liked the unconventional appeal of the latter, hehee.


I'm definitely enjoying Sew Connected 2, the virtual quilting bee I belong to. I'm reminded again this month one of the many reasons why--I get to play with gorgeous pieces of fabric that I don't have to buy! These blocks are for Emily and I love the fabric she sent!

10.5 x 10.5 in.

10.5 x 10.5 in.

5.5 x 5.5 in.

The other patchwork project I've been working on are these reversible bags. I used this tutorial and it was wonderful. They were so fun, I just may have to whip up a few more of them!

There's a Flickr group, Made it Based on Pink Penguin's tutes!, where you can see the way these bags easily become one of a kind--the fabric possibilities are endless:)


Another tutorial--this one for mini-recycle-bin-books--prompted me to make a couple of them...

I made mine 2.5 x 3.5 inches with 50 pages--a great size to do with whatever you want;)

I so appreciate the many generous bloggers out there who share tutorials--it's such a great way to try something new. Thanks a million to all of you!!



3rdEyeMuse said...

wow ... talk about an inspirational post ... the door hanger that you made is a delight! bet your friend simply adores it! ... and the fabrics for Emily's squares really is yummy ... love the little bags & the mini-bin-books - thanks for sharing those links ... so much to try & so little time ... :)

connie said...

You have been a busy woman. Great post. I just love everything. I especially love the little bags. Thanks for the link.

Pretty Things said...

Embroidery was the first art my mom taught me. I haven't done it in AGES. And those mini books are divine!

Tina said...

Lots of fun projects you've been busy with! Love your door sign, the bags and your blocks too!

cindy said...

I'm with you about tutes. And I especially love the embroderiey. Have not picked it up in a've inspired me to "re-visit". LOL.

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