This is a Star quilt block pattern from Fresh Lemon Quilts. After I pieced a 1/4 section, I decided to work more assembly line style- I'm blaming the janky center on that.
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Monday, March 2, 2015
Here is my sewing machine cover before...
Then I found this tutorial over at Sew Delicious and had a Moda "Social" Charm pack that was just waiting for the right project. This is actually one of the few things I've sewn for myself!
I wanted to make a Sugar Skull quilt square for a friend. I couldn't find a pattern that didn't look like a minecraft skull so I decided to make my own! (crazy right?!?)
Here is what I started with:
Best part is that my friend LOVED it!
As you can see, I have been practicing my quilt squares. I have learned that starch helps, cutting exactly really helps, the seam ripper is my friend, and there really is a BIG difference when it comes to sewing with quality fabrics!
Pinwheel tutorial at SewMamaSew
Super Card Trick tutorial and pattern at Craft Sew Create
I've decided that piecing and making quilt squares for mug rugs and such is way more doable than a big ol quilt! So now I've started teaching myself techniques one quilt square at a time! I have been watch tons of craftsy videos, but it has also been fun just to try some stuff on my own.
tutorial at Not-so-plain-Jane really was a great one to follow. Then I decided to piece the trees on my own! Great volunteer and teacher gifts!
LOVE pattern was freebie that I have had so much fun making big and small!