Saturday, October 7, 2017

Spelling Bee Quilt Along with Fat Quarter Shop


It's Spelling Bee Saturday with Fat Quarter Shop and Lori Holt! I'm excited to be starting off the Quilt Along with letter A.  The block was super easy to piece as Lori's patterns are always clear and well written. My A block finishes at 8.5" x 12.5" (there is a smaller size too at 4.5" x 6.5").  The Spelling Bee Book has 26 letters (upper and lower case) in 2 sizes, plus punctuation, numbers, picture blocks, quilts, and mini quilts...it is amazing...more in a bit!

Let's get ready to start off with A


Supplies:

I decided to add borders to my A block to make it a 16" square so I could make it a mini quilt and/or pillow! I couldn't decide if my daughter would like a pillow for her bed or to hang on her wall as a mini quilt! A zippered backing....will let her choose and change her mind ;)



Friday, October 6, 2017

Cobblestone Quilt with Fat Quarter Shop


Happy Friday! I'm so excited to share my Cobblestone Quilt with the Fat Quarter Shop Quilt Along! The Cobblestone Quilt pattern is the next free Shortcut Quilt with Fat Quarter Shop. The large block size shows off the fabrics so well....I love that! Grab your favorite 25 fat quarters and start sewing!



I chose to sew my quilt with Sweetwater's The Treehouse Club fat quarter bundle! I just love these cheerful fabrics -they are perfect for my sister! Merry Christmas early sis ;) 

Here is another view of all the lovely fabric colors!

Let's start sewing the Cobblestone Quilt

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Gaze Tablerunner with Fat Quarter Shop


I'm so excited to share my Gaze Table runner with Fat Quarter Shop Tablerunner Bliss Quilt Along! I was so glad that I could use Moda's new collection Big Sky! It is perfect as my husband grew up inWyoming and even got chased by a moose when he was a kid. Plus those bears are just too cute! 


I chose to make the Graze Pattern from the Tablerunner Bliss book by Sheri Falls. I just love how this pattern really shows the larger prints of the Big Sky Collection. The blocks could also be easily adapted into a quilt by just making more of them!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Rose Petal iPad Mini Clutch


My iPad mini needed a cute carrying clutch and I had just a little bit of left over fabric from my Rose Petal bundle and some cute pink polka dot bias trim from Fort Worth Fabric Studio that would be perfect!  I had a few hours to sew on Saturday, which was just enough time to sew myself a new clutch! I just love it!

Since I was using left over fabric...my clutch is reversible too ;) I also added a wrist strap so I would be less likely to drop it!

Back of clutch
I even added a pocket to the inside.....



I love being able to complete a project in one day and start using it right away!!! I think these clutches will be perfect for Christmas gifts! 

Supplies I used:

Tutorial:
Lindsey at Fort Worth Fabric Studio has a fabulous tutorial (here) on making your own pouches/clutches. Mine is sized between the Large and Medium Pouches.

I love my new iPad mini clutch! It's perfect! Plus now when I carry it, I'm not worried about dropping it!


Be sure to follow me on Instagram @mellierc for more sewing fun!

Have a great day!
Melanie