15 December 2018

Foxy Christmas quilt and pillowcase set



It's beginning to look a lot MORE like Christmas now!


And making this second sweet set of quilt and matching toddler pillowcase was so much fun!





The fox print is Out Foxed by Michael Miller Fabrics. And you can find all these and other details from my in progress post here.

And the backing print with all those lovely cardinals is Woodsy Winter by Hoffman Fabrics.






This handsome little quilt and pillowcase set make me feel so jolly inside!




I quilted organic wavy lines using my walking foot and a variegated black/grey/white thread on top and white in the bobbin.






I did a matched binding for this because I did not want to frame this quilt, but simply FINISH it. You can find my binding tutorials here.

I keep imagining a big baby boy all dressed in a red Santa onesie all snuggled up in this!


The "Foxy Christmas" quilt (with matching pillowcase) 
finished at 43" x 48"
and was the 10th use of my 3rd edition of 100 labels
ordered from Ikaprint.















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14 December 2018

Simple Sewing and Sweetness

Photo Creds @austin1144

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!


And making this sweet set of quilt and matching toddler pillowcase was so much fun!



Photo Creds @austin1144



The bird print is Robin in the Hood by Michael Miller Fabrics. The leafy green print for the accent is from the Hopscotch collection by Jamie Fingal for RJR Fabrics and the polka dots are from Riley Blake.

And you can find all these and other details from my in progress post here.


I relished choosing the fabrics. I revelled in the delight of an easy and simple design. I enjoyed the easy piecing. And then the relaxing session of organic wavy line quilting and binding. 

Enjoyment is what keeps me making.



Photo Creds @austin1144

I did a matched binding for this because I did not want to frame this quilt, but simply FINISH it. You can find my binding tutorials here.




This little set of freshness is what makes me happy. Love those cool blues and greens. The silly birds in the print and all their little eggs. Just looking at this quilt and matching pillowcase makes me smile a mile!

Photo Creds @austin1144

The "Robin in the Hood" quilt (with matching pillowcase) 
finished at 40" x 48"
and was the 9th use of my 3rd edition of 100 labels
ordered from Ikaprint.















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12 December 2018

Let's Bee Social #253

Photo Creds @austin1144


 Welcome to the Let's Bee Social!

Things they are a changin'.

We are finally planning on creating video.

Yes. That's right folks. Moving pictures. AKA "Talkies"


Welcome to the new age. The age of Austin.

Austin has been helping me with some photography and today's post features five photos taken by him. You can find Austin on Instagram here.


Photo Creds @austin1144




We are planning a video tutorial for the traditional piecing method used as the mainstay for all of Sew Fresh Quilts patterns. I called it the STOP method, which stands for Stitch, Trim, Open and Press.

Another video tutorial I'd like to make is to show how the organic wavy line quilting is performed while using your walking foot.

Do you have any other suggestions for videos?
Do they only have to be for tutorials?
Or would you enjoy videos that are less educational and more entertaining?

Let us know in the comments please!!!



Photo Creds @austin1144

Photo Creds @austin1144

Photo Creds @austin1144








And while I know you are all busy preparing for the upcoming Christmas festivities and making gifts for all those loved ones on your list.... Please don't forget to treat yourself!







HOHOHO yourself on over to the Sew Fresh Quilts shop by clicking here.

Use HOHOHO to save 50% off your entire pattern purchase until December 31st!

Sweater Weather quilt pattern is newly listed in my shop as a PDF download here!







Christmas is coming. Are you getting ready?








I am updating my wholesale pattern catalog today.




I am also working on designs for the upcoming Harry Potter Quilt Along planned for 2019.

And guess what!!!!!




Kelli of Seriously, I Think it Needs Stitches and I are co-promoting each other because we are BOTH doing a FREE HARRY POTTER QUILT ALONGS in the new year!!!! 





I am also preparing a blog post to participate in Cheryl of Meadow Mist Designs' annual Best of 2018 Linky PartyThis will be her fourth year hosting this fun filled event and anyone can participate. Just write up a blog post sharing your 5 favourite makes from this year and join us at the party! You can read my post from last year here.









Now... It's your turn for Show and Tell!!!
What have you been working on?





















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10 December 2018

Layin Pipe - yet another finished man quilt



One more finish to share!!!!


This is Layin' Pipe.




The perfect quilt pattern for that handyman in your life. Here is the pipe wrench!







The backing was pieced using a strip of the pipe fabric and a remnant that has been in my stash since the Rural Squirrel quilt.








The "Layin Pipe" quilt finished at 54" x 54"
and was the 8th use of my 3rd edition of 100 labels
ordered from Ikaprint.



You can find the finished quilt listed for sale here in my Etsy Shop.




Want to make your own?

You can find the pattern here.


Laying Pipe quilt pattern provides instructions for finished sizes are 27" x 27", 54" x 54" or 108" x 108" OR 19" x 22", 38" x 44" or 76" x 88". 

Pipe Wrench blocks finish at 3” x 10”, 6" x 20" or 12” x 40”. 


Layin Pipe by Sew Fresh Quilts

Layin Pipe by Sew Fresh Quilts








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7 December 2018

Nailed It! - another man quilt finish

Nailed It!

This is my most. favourite. make. EVER

Currently.....


This is Nailed It! another quilt geared to guys and all boy - or tomboy - as the case may be. *wink* 

I was mighty tempted to make this quilt using a rainbow line up of hammers. But resisted...




And I am so glad I did because I love these true to life colours of this quilt and the prints I chose just seem to tickle my fancy in just the right way. I want to keep this quilt a while.....







I found this measuring tape fabric in my stash from way back when this whole quilting journey had begun. This piece was from back in the prewash days of my stash additions. But it must have been waiting for just the right occasion to be used, And I just added a strip of Architextures.











Lovin' the pencils and their fabrics the best. Makes me happy!!!! 






The "Nailed It!" quilt finished at 44" x 55"
and was the 7th use of my 3rd edition of 100 labels
ordered from Ikaprint.








Want to make your own?

You can find the pattern here.


Nailed It! quilt pattern provides instructions for finished sizes  44" x 55" or 88" x 110". 

Hammer blocks finish at 6” x 10” or 12” x 20”. 












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