Friday, March 13, 2015

Quilty Fun Finish!

I've had so much fun with this pack of fat eighths ... I fell in love with both the designs and colors!
When I saw the fabric ... I immediately knew what I wanted to do with it!  
A year ago, I made this machine cover as a door prize for our guild's spring retreat.  Loved the process and the results!  Back story here.
I have been working on this, 10 minutes here and 20 minutes there, all week.  On Wednesday, I finally had all the hour glass blocks pressed and trimmed.
Or sew I thought!  ;-)  Yep ... I was four blocks short!
Whew ... got that done!  Time to sew them together.
The process of piecing them together was made easier by two of my favorite tools ... a Steady Betty and rubber mallet!  Together ... they make those corners with eight seams behave!
Machine quilting was next ... nothing fancy, just stitch in the ditch.  I love "Her Majesty" for many reasons ... her built in walking foot is at the top of the list!
Next ... time to apply the pockets!  I love Lori Holt's designs ... super cute and fun!
Binding applied ... and we're finished!  It is crazy busy and scrappy looking ... I'm very happy with the results!
Her Majesty insisted that she try it on!  She is sew bossy! ;-)
It was such fun to make Lori's sewing machine cover again.  I love all the designs in this book and dream of making others!  She is currently doing a "Bloom Where You're Planted" sew-a-long on Instagram using her flower block from the book!  Looks like such fun ... I am tempted!
We woke to fresh snow and this view today!  By nine o'clock it was snowing again ... which is good news!  We need the snow pack at the higher elevations!  Great weather to sew by.  Flicka and I are singing ... Let it snow!  Let us sew!  Let it snow!

Do what you love.  Do dillydally!
Mrs. DillyDally

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