Monday, July 28, 2014

Coffee Cup Cozy




I found this pattern on Pinterest this weekend.
It sure looks a lot like the coffee cozy I made not too long ago.
Wish I had this nice little pattern when I made mine.


The one I made is very similar only I covered mine with selvages and made it reversible...


And I can't even remember if I have shared this here before?
I must not be drinking enough coffee!

Enjoy every sip!
Diane



Saturday, July 26, 2014

Craftsy Update!


If you take a peek at the craftsy blog today, you'll see a post that I wrote on block exchanges! How timely since the swap hosted by Barb is in full swing. 






Also, don't forget to check out the fabric sale on Craftsy, good stuff at great prices, and don't we all need more fabric?

Have a wonderful weekend!
Diane




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Friday, July 25, 2014

String Star Quilt


I've made a little progress on the string star. It's been a fun and relaxing way to ease back into my sewing room and a welcome therapy to put the "flood" behind me.


Once my little diamonds were paper pieced, I sewed them into rows.
I removed the paper from the seam allowance before sewing the rows together.
I also pressed the seam allowances open.


You can see here that I pin them on each side of the seam to make sure the intersections line up.


Then I removed the paper from those seam allowances before sewing the rows together.
I have my eight large star points sewn but they are not sewn to each other yet.
I need to go buy some background fabric. I'm thinking red, like this one which I don't have enough of obviously.


I also plan a pieced border but am still playing with ideas.
Just thought I would share a little progress.
Enjoy every stitch!
Diane


Thursday, July 24, 2014

Quilters on the Go Quilt Shop


This cute little quilt shop opened in Hendersonville since the last time I was there visiting.
It is super cute and I would have taken more photos but my kids were in the car and one of them ALWAYS times me while I'm in a fabric store. He kept texting me how many minutes I had taken.


I did manage to grab a few fat quarters and this cute little book. The owner was super nice and I plan to go back next time I'm in town...withOUT the kids!


Here's the information, go check them out!
Enjoy every stitch!
Diane


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

It's finished!

I have officially moved back into my sewing room after being kicked out for a week! The new floor is in, and while I don't like it nearly as much as the original, it is finished...and dry!

If you need me, I will be sewing my little heart out in my happy place.
Enjoy every stitch,
Diane

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Willow Road Market


This little shop, Willow Road Market is my very favorite shop in Hendersonville, NC. It is filled with vintage quilts, antiques, and amazing accessories. After talking to the owner, I found out that she and her mum once owned a quilt shop in London. That would explain her exquisite taste in quilts and her adorable accent. 


How amazing are the colors of the solids in this basket quilt?


This 25 patch quilt really wanted to come home with me but my checkbook started crying.


Have you ever seen a primitive Carolina Lily in solids? This was so sweet. The double wedding ring next to it is going to be my birthday present (hint, hint!)


The fabrics in this star quilt stole me heart. There were gorgeous chintzes next to sweet childrens prints. The colors were amazing together.


No words needed. I want them all.


Itsy bitsy hexies in every fabric imaginable. 
Now do you see why I love this place?

Enjoy every stitch!
Diane


Monday, July 21, 2014

1949 Singer Sewing Machine


I brought this baby home with me from my mom's last weekend. It is the 1949 Singer that she bought when she was newly married. It was nine years old at that time. It is the same machine that I learned to sew on for the very first time in the mid 1970's. It had been sitting in her garage for a couple of decades, so she happily gave it to me when I asked if it was still around.


According to this serial number, it is a 15-91. 
It's not worth much on the resale market and it weighs a ton!


But look how lovely her case is...


and the rest of her parts look great as well. 
She sews perfectly and seems to be in excellent shape.
Her little light bulb still works!


After doing a little research online, I also discovered that her manual is still available. 
I think I should order this just in case. I also found this little bit of information...


If I follow this advice, I might never sew again. 
Still, it makes for great entertainment!
I'll have to show my mom, she'll think its hysterical.

Enjoy every stitch!
Diane






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