Saturday, January 30, 2010

Shortbread Buttons Tutorial

Many thanks to Echevette for sharing her special find of these delightful «sewing» cookies/biscuits from Forty-sixth at Grace. I shall have to find someone to invite to tea.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Double Wedding Ring Quilts

Quite the loveliest combination pieced and appliquéd quilt I have ever seen is featured in the banner of Quiltsalott's blog. Here is a link to the whole quilt laid out flat. I think the intensity of the color is what draws me to this quilt; normally I've seen it done with 1930s colors, and this is the first wedding ring I've seen combined with appliqué. Here is the link for how she put the quilt together. Beautiful job, Janet and thank you for such lovely work!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Offset Square - Biscornu Pincushions

I have made two wrist pincushions to match my Ort Bags, one for the sewing nook and one for the office/living room. Here is a marvelous tutorial on how to make the biscornu - offset square wrist pincushions.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Ort Containers - The Ort Port or Ort Bag

Here is an Ort Port for all those little bits of thread that seem to multiply in a sewing room. I have used 1 1/2" strips for the outside of the bag to match the pinks and greens in my sewing nook under the eaves. A 5" cardboard square from the underside of a Charm Pack is the perfect size to interface the fabric sewing cabinet square under the sand-filled weight. Velcro patches attach the strips that drape over the cabinet edge linking the ort bag.

I've chosen 1 1/2" Honey Bun strips from the Rouenneries line from French General for another ort container for my office, which also goes well in the living room. In the background is a market bag using 2 1/2" Jelly Roll strips, also from the Rouenneries fabrics by Moda.
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