Sunday, November 25, 2012

New Fabric, New Project!

Notting Hill - Fat Quarter Bundle Teal          I just got a package in the mail this week from Intrepid Threads, Notting Hill by Joel Dewberry.  It is a bit yellower/greener than I expected so I ran over to New Moon Textiles and picked up some Kona solids in teals and cream.

      Gonna try some improv piecing/ cutting and see what I come up with.  The finished projects need to be a table runner, kitchen rug and a plastic bag dispenser.  Included is my inspiration links.....My actual mat does not look like any of my inspiration...?  Oh well, I'm happy with the results.  I used the Matrix FMQing from Leah Day.

 Made strip sets and randomly cut them up and sewed back together.
2 layers of fusible felt and 2 layers of fusible batting with canvas as the backing.   I steam pressed this very flat and then quilted it.

 Trimmed and bound.

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Moda Bake Shop[grocerybagtuttitleNEW.jpg] In my surfing for inspiration I landed on this blog and of course followed it because her projects are awesome!!  Now added to my gift list are a couple of ear bud holders for the teen who needs a new pair every couple of months....  $8.00for the PDF Pattern.    free tutorial here

Gotta get going.....
Happy Sewing, K

Oh yeah I need to make a Kindle Cover too....


  1. My immediate reaction was that I LOVE the wonky strips. I like it enough that my brain is already trying to figure out how I can do that too.

    Those of us who have been quilting for a while have spent so much time and energy on getting points and corners and seams exactly right that the freedom of doing things wonky is very liberating.

    1. KristinNovember 28, 2012 7:53 AM
      Thanks, Stella. I love the freedom of the cutting and sewing it back randomly. No pattern, no points and no pressure. I have struggled with perfect points and meeting corners, I think that is why I am drawn to appliqué!

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  3. I love your scrappy improv even better than your inspiration. Nice finish!

  4. It looks great Kristin! I wouldn't want to step on it! I would love to hear about the durability of handmade floor mat. It's so very tempting to make one myself. :)