Thursday, May 26, 2016

May is for Makers - Week 4

It's been a busy week! So busy that I really haven't been sewing much or even surfing around the interwebs for patterns. So in the interest of keeping up with May is for Makers, I've decided to profile a pattern that I purchased a few months ago. I figure I can support Indie pattern makers without actually buying one this week!
May Is For Makers | LRstitched.com
I fell in love with this beauty from Sugar House Shop on Etsy back at Christmas time. I love Advent calendars... probably because it's not a tradition my family was into when I was a kid.
Christmas Advent Calendar Pattern - Wool Felt - Christmas Countdown - Reindeer with 24 Treasured Characters
Isn't it lovely? My plan was to make a couple ornaments a month and be all done in time for December 1. Ummm... the plan hasn't come to fruition. But I've still got 6 months! Anyone have experience buying felt? I need a lot of different colours and I don't think I can get it locally. 

J


Friday, May 20, 2016

Friday Finish - A Wee Bit of Tula...

Mini minis. It's an addiction, people. There's something so satisfying about going from idea to finished quilt in a few hours. Love it. Lisa In Port Hope and I got to chatting about Glamp Stitchalot and decided to do a little swap. 

When I saw that Lisa has recently added some Tula Pink Eden to her stash, it seemed like a perfect chance to use some of the scraps from Tula Tigers for T. It just goes to show that you don't need to sew big stuff to use large scale prints! Those strips are ½ inch finished. Yup. Crazy town.
I couldn't resist fussy cutting that little tiger for the centre. And since I wasn't really able to show off those lovely large Eden tigers in the log cabin strips, I thought one of them would be great for the back!
 And the quilting? Spirals, of course... to soften all those wee little strips.
 It seems to work for the tiger too!
 I used Amanda Jean @ Crazy Mom Quilts' tutorial on how to bind tiny things. It's a great tutorial!
I love the play of light and dark of a log cabin.

Honestly, I should make more of these!

Lisa was very happy with this little lovely.

As was I with this cheerful springy mini mini!
 Look at those pinwheels! So tiny. And FMQ wind? Perfect!

I'm linking up with TGIFF @ Quilt Matters as well as Finish Up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts.

J