Sew Fun 2 Quilt

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Squash Squad on Instagram

I finally started, and caught up, on Squash Squad today!

It is another Sue Spargo on Instagram project.

So far, so fun! 😊


Enjoy more Quilts in the Garden!!


Don't you just love the colors in the one above?

The picture below is a pretty flower in the garden 😊 Even the best quilts just can't beat what God provides in nature.





I looked, this quilt above wasn't pieced - it's whole cloth!  It was hand quilted though I believe.






So much inspiration!!


 

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

More Quilts in the Garden

The machine quilting on these Quilts in the Garden was incredible.  I took a lot of photos just for inspiration!  But then .... who am I kidding? πŸ˜‚. It would take a lot more practice than I have time for to quilt like this!


I still LOVE the quilting though and it gives me ideas and something to aspire to. ❤️



❤️❤️❤️❤️🌷🌷🌷🌷



We got a chuckle out of these giant masks, hanging in the gazebo!!




Have a great day!! 😊




 

Monday, September 21, 2020

Garden of Quilts at Thanksgiving Point

On Friday my daughter and I got to go to the Garden of Quilts at Thanksgiving Point in Utah.  It wasn't quite the event that it was last year, due to the pandemic, but it was still a show and we got to see a lot of amazing quilts, literally "hanging out" in the beautiful Ashton Gardens. 

This year, there were no classes and no large tents full of vendors (although there were a few small tents with some local vendors).  Everything was outside, which the quilt show was anyway, so that didn't change much.  There were fewer quilts this year, but still a lot! And when you bought a ticket, you had to schedule a time to come, so there weren't crowds of people there at the same time.

Well done in my opinion!  We spent a lovely afternoon looking at beautiful quilts!



I really love this one above - all English Paper Pieced. ❤️❤️❤️❤️











I will be sharing several more pictures over the next few days!

Have a wonderful day 😊





 

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Two Blocks Short of a Finish!

Two blocks away from finishing Folk Tails!  I'm so excited!  

Actually I still have the borders as well, but they don't look too complicated.  

I really love this quilt, designed by Sue Spargo, and have had a lot of fun making it.

It's that time of year!  Miss Cutie Pie is a great little helper! 😊❤️


 

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Michelle's Stitch Pages!


Here are three of my friend Michelle's stitch pages - recently finished! 😊
They look amazing! πŸ‘



 

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Stitch Book Page


My friend Michelle shared this picture of her Turkey work spider!  She learned Turkey Work long before me and does a beautiful job.  Those in my Stitch Book Class could add this to their Bug Page!


Speaking of the Stitch Book - here is our next page!  We're moving right along!




 

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Turkey Work

I have to admit that it took quite awhile for me to catch on to Turkey Work.  I'm still not sure I've totally caught on to "how to" do it correctly, but I've definitely caught on to how much I like the effect and end results.  It is basically a series of loop stitches and tack stitches (a tack stitch in between every loop stitch),  then you cut the loops and brush out the fibers to separate them and there you have a nice little fuzzy puff!

In the photo above you can see the loop stitches and the tack stitches.  Below, I have cut the loops.



I like using this little Bunka brush to brush out and separate the fibers, after the loops are cut.  Then you end up with the little poof, pictured below on the right!  You can use your scissors to trim everything up nice and tidy too, if you want to.



Occasionally, I like the loopy look, like for this sheep's little topknot.  So I did not cut the loops or brush out the fibers, just left a loopy topknot!

More often than not though, I cut and brush, like I did for the little Gnome's beard pictured below.

If you haven't tried it, I encourage you to do so!  The nice thing about it, since you are cutting, brushing and trimming - the original stitch doesn't have to be anywhere near perfect!  No one will ever know!

Happy Stitching!! 😊