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Monday, November 27, 2017

Cake Mix Sew Along

This is week 3 of the Cake Mix Quilt Book Volume One Sew Along!

I am excited to share my project that I have been working on...
It's Fondant!

I paired a stack of 10" squares of batik fabrics and a layer cake of my background fabric and 
pinned my pre-lined paper... stepped over to my sewing machine and 
 started sewing!

These blocks came together pretty quickly... and the papers were a very helpful 
guide in the construction!

I loved how the book had the "visual aides"  aka patterns... 16 in all...

to show me the options of  the Cake Mix Recipe Cards. It's a great how-to book for using the Cake Mix Recipes by Miss Rosie's Quilt Company.

I enjoyed watching the videos by the Fat Quarter Shop... and picked up a few tips too!

I already have me next project sewn,
 cut and ready to go!

This will be the cover quilt pattern from the book!

Be sure to check out the last couple of weeks in the Cake Recipe Sew Along with 
featuring quilts from the It's So Emma Book...

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

November is Harvest Time

 I thought it was a good time for 
a book review today!

Have you seen this one?


This new book by Kathy Schmidt was released in
September... by Martingale Publishers
 and it's the perfect project book for fall.

It has a dozen plus embroidery projects in it... 
and they all embrace Autumn in all of its
lovely color and textures!

Here are a few I picked to share with you...

This wall hanging is so pretty with all the leaves and acorns.

Image result for Stitches from the Harvest - Hand Embroidery Inspired by Autumn By Kathy Schmitz

*all photos are from Brent Kane for Martingale Publishers*

This squirrel has got to be the most adorable one
I have ever seen!

I always love a new seasonal dish towel...
do you not love the knife that the squirrel is on
or the spoon for the birdie? 

This is a super cute whimsical wearable project.

Image result for Stitches from the Harvest - Hand Embroidery Inspired by Autumn By Kathy Schmitz

Kathy creates beautiful stitcheries... and even though
I am not much of an "embroiderer" I love that her 
projects are not overly complicated and her directions
make it simple for a beginner.

I hope you get a chance to look at or, even better, 
 order a copy of this book.

It will
inspire you!