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Monday, June 26, 2017

Placemats for summer

I used some more of the Sunkissed jelly roll and made some placemats for summer.
I quilted each with batting only....
I cut jelly roll strips in half for the outside borders...
Then I trimmed and cut backing fabric at the same time.
Then I sewed right sides together and turned....quick way to finish.
  One placemat is squares and rectangles.......
  The other one is squares and two strips.....
 Here is a photo of the June Sew Samper from Fat Quarter Shop....fun!
 Solstice block #6............from Solstice Challenge by Pat Sloan.
 Solstice block #7.   The challenge ended with 25 blocks.  I am slowly working on them!!

Smiles and hugs...............Caryl
Linking with Connie at Freemotion by the River  Linky Tuesday
Amanda Jean at crazy mom quilts  for Finish it up Friday

Friday, June 9, 2017

mug rug with stamped and stitched flower tutorial

 I used Sunkissed jelly roll for the squares...
The top right is Kona Cotton PFD Bleach fabric.
 I used Hero Arts stamps CL375.  I stamped the images with Versa Color petal pink and split pea.
Then I stitched the stamped image with a layer of batting underneath.
I used Wink of Stella to outline the lines in the flower image.
And Copic RV02 on the flower and Copic YG03on the leaf.
I used Copic Y21 for the center of the flower and the background.
 Photo of some practice pieces which is so helpful to figure out what works and what doesn't.
I researched online what works on fabric and surprised about some of these that I used.
I have some fabric markers but not in the right colors for this project.
Cute backing fabric shows the quilting too.  The thread I used was Superior Perfect Quilter variegated 085 Sunrays wt 17 on the top and bottom line in the bobbin.

I am linking to crazymomquilts finish it up Friday and
Linky Tuesday Freemotion by the River.

Smiles and hugs....Caryl