Friday, February 27, 2015

ALYOF February 2015

ALYOF February Finishes

My goal for February was to piece a quilt, which I did. But instead of being the top it became the back. I have really had a hard time writing this post. Usually I am writing about a quilt I have done and showing you everything but today I can't!
I did have a lot of fun making it.

Freespirit has really created a quality fabric! Bright beautiful colors. I love the feel of the Modern Solids. The perfect thickness. Probably not the right word for it but they are. When you make something out of them you know it will last and last. I know you can understand that! Will I use them again! YES, I love them!


(100) 5" squares of 75 colors
is a dream come true for this lover of color
Denyse Schmidt's
DS Modern Solids Charm Pack

This quilt ended up as a backing for another quilt and
is very simplistic but meaningful to me!
I also sewed the front but I can't share it.
One day maybe but not today!


Almost as soon as it was done
it was whisked away to a quilter
in another state to await quilting!


This yellow square represents the sun!

The four are the elements: fire, water, air and earth

This section represents all the people:
each different but needed to function as a whole!

I really enjoyed completing this months goal! Everyone is always welcome to join in with the other bloggers for A Lovely Year of Finishes.
I am linking up with
Sew BitterSweet Designs

Thank you for stopping by!
Create and be unique!
Lisa

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Iron Tote/Mat

Getting Retreat Ready

I bought this pattern about 5 years ago
thinking it was a great idea!
I really needed one!
It drives me nuts to go to a class
and everyone is waiting around one iron.

Never again will I be standing wasting sewing time
for an iron and when I am done - button it up and go home.

I am going to my first retreat with

Quilter's Square

Super excited!
Now I just need a free pattern
for a cutting mat/ruler holder!
If you know where a free one is please leave a comment!


Do you have a little binding basket?
You should, then it doesn't roll across the room!
Your dog, cat, children don't unroll it playing catch!



I used (2) outside fabrics
(2) layers of cotton batting
(1) layer of Insul Bright

The pattern called for a heat resistant pad
on the inside fabric but I did not have any
So I used what I had on hand with the Insul Bright!

Nice place to press my pieces!


Oh no! I did something wrong but what?

How to fold the Iron Tote/Pressing Mat together?
Kaye Wood shows you how

It is a quick video showing binding,
elastic and button placement,
finally she shows you how to fold it up!

I cannot find the pattern I used online.
I bought it at a LQS and it is by Marie Sines.

I did find this one which includes the Ironing pad
Sisters Common Thread Caddy Pad Iron Tote Pattern

Fabric used is Indelible by Katarina Roccella
Thread: Aurifil 50 wt. #1154 Orange and #1158 Gray
(My two favorite colors)


Thank you for stopping by and visiting!
Create and be unique!
Lisa

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