Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Folded Star Potholder

I recently bought this folded star potholder at a garage sale for a quarter.  It reminded me of one we had growing up that was made by my grandma. After looking at it for awhile I thought I could make one! I deconstructed this and made my own.

Love how it turned out and it was so much fun to make!!!!! It was all made by hand except for the binding. I can not wait to make more of these...  I would love some ideas on how else to use a folded star in a project. Please leave comments/links below.

Stay tuned for a tutorial... I am trying to step things up around here.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Christmas in July

Another favorite project this summer is this Christmas tree skirt.

Can you tell I like using the 10 degree ruler? I am really happy with how this turned out! I have spent the past few days thinking of cooler seasons as it is HOT in Kansas.

Pattern is from the book Quilts Without Corners by Cheryl Phillips (I made the Speedy Spiral Tree Skirt without the prairie points on page 20)

Fabric is Holly's Tree Farm by Sweetwater for Moda

P.S. I am not being paid to endorse Phillips Fiber Arts patterns, I just really love them!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Snappy Splendor Table Runner Take 2

I had so much fun making my first Snappy Splendor table runner I wanted to make a second one! (I even have plans for a 3rd) I used my stash of 4th of July fabrics for one side and autumn colors on the other.

I love how you can have two totally different looks with one project!

If you have never tried a double-sided binding you should give it a try! Works great for a reversible project like this one and it goes together pretty easily.

Pattern is Snappy Splendor Tablerunner by Cheryl Phillips of Phillips Fiber Art. This is a quilt-as-you-go project that uses a 10 degree Wedge Tool. I would highly recommend this pattern- fabulous easy to follow directions! I taught a class on this project at my friend Amy's shop, Overbrook Quilt Connection, contact her for a pattern and ruler if you are so inclined and let her know I sent you. :)

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Stitch Fix #1

Have you ever heard of Stitch Fix? It is a personal styling service that hand selects clothing and accessories just for you and delivers them to your door. I just received my first shipment and I am in love!!!!

You can choose to get your "fix" as often as you like. There is a $20 styling fee that goes towards your purchase, if you decide to buy all 5 items you receive a 25% discount. Interested??? Check out their web-site and if you decide to order please use my referral link:

 I told my stylist I was looking for a few "dressier" items to wear to work. I was very happy with everything Lisa picked out. Below you will see what was in my box.

Leota Amandine Printed Dress

Kut From The Kloth Mollee Draped Dress

41Hawthorn Filbert 3/4 Sleeve Popover Blouse

Tart Shaina Printed Maxi Dress and Romolo Bib Necklace

I am looking forward to being a little more dressed up when I go back to work this year. Can't wait to get my next shipment!