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Sunday Sewing & Giving Thanks

Hello Everyone!

First of all, I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!  There is so much to be thankful for ….If I could name one thing that I was thankful for.   It would be my Mother.  She is my best friend and I am so proud of her for stepping out on faith, believing in herself and  trying new things.  She is now a budding artist and just as I found sewing it seems she has found art.  She is doing new things boldly and I am thankful for that!  Being our Mother is not an easy thing …plus now Candy Crush is NOT ALL she has anymore!  Some of you know my Mom blogs over at The Wonder of Yarrow House, check her out and see her latest project!

Moving on to sewing things!  Be warned this is a LONG POST!  I have been working on a number of things this week.  This Thanksgiving, I did not have the duty of cooking and decided I was going to do nothing but sew.  Sew what I want and catch up on some goal sewing (more on that later).

  • Spoonflower.com Quilt Label:  I decided, after November’s West Atlanta Modern Quilt Guild meeting, that I was ready for some proper labels.  One of our members explained they use Spoonflower to print out her labels so I asked Google if there were any tutorials on this subject and her (Google) response was this link from Jay Bird Quilts.  She even gives you a template.  I did not use the template but instead used Pages to make my label.  I took a screen shot of my label and uploaded it to Spoonflower.com.  It was really too easy!  I purchased a fat quarter for like $10 buck and got 30 labels.  Pretty cool hun?  Once it get’s here I will let you know how it works. Here is the picture.  2013-11-30 03.35.34 pm
  • Noodlehead Cargo Duffle:  Noodlehead just published a new FREE pattern (here) and I thought I would try it out.  I would like to thank Diana & Allegory (from Fabricate Studios) for being great teachers.  Their instruction is the only reason I was able to finished the bag (according to the directions).  I did not follow the pattern to the tee but at the end it was still a bag and very similar to the pattern.


    I did not finish it like she suggest but instead boxed the corners.                                                                                                          My husband thinks it will make a good diaper bag… I may just put it up for that time.  

  • Gypsy Wife Quilt Pattern:  I have the new Dowry fabric from Anna Marie Horner and purchased the coordinating solids along the with Gypsy Wife pattern from Westwood Acres Fabric.  This shop belongs to Amanda from A Crafty Fox and she is amazing!  Fast shipping and a great selection.  I have completed 7 blocks already but here is a picture of the first three:



  • The Cat Quilt Along:  Elizabeth Hartman from Oh Frannson! is running a Cat Quilt Along.  Everyday she is going to post a tutorial for a cat block.  There are 25 blocks and each one is named.  The cat below is named Ferdinand.  I went ahead and purchased the pattern because I am making this as a Christmas present for my God Mother who loves cats!   I also decided to enlarge the blocks to 15 inch blocks instead of the 6 1/2 inch block the pattern makes.  I hope these large blocks don’t scare my Pammy’s kittens!   Here is my first block: IMG_0364

Wow!  That was a lot!  I will keep you posted on the progress ;0)

Until next time, Sew Pretty!