Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Halloween Banner - Riley Blake Costume Clubhouse Fabric

After making the Delighted pennants, I felt more comfortable making these Halloween banners.

I used Riley Blake's adorable Costume Clubhouse cottons.

Instead of sewing them RST and then having to turn them inside out, I asked my dear husband to quilt the panels before I cut them out.

Then I used pinking shears to cut out the flags and decorative add-ons. 

I tacked on some of the extra cute circles that came with the panel.

Then I added pom poms, crocheted ribbon, and ric rac.

I think this looked better than sewing them right sides together or serging the edges.

I strung them together using narrow candy print that surrounded the flags on the panel.

My zipper foot came in handy to sew on these pom poms without crushing them!

Is it too early to hang them in my cubicle?

Friday, September 7, 2012

Gone Fishing Embroidered Applique Quilted Wallhanging

My husband also took Angie Steveson's class. He chose her About Trout quilt pattern.

You can read all about his work here on his blog.

Angie is offering a free download of "GONE FISHING" applique letters to go with the fish designs, so I made a smaller wallhanging.

I talked my husband into free motion quilting it for me. What a stud! <3

Everything Baby - Embroidered Quilted Wallhanging

Angie Steveson, founder of Lunch Box Quilts, came to town and taught several classes on her embroidered applique quilt designs. I was fortunate to sign up for one before they were all full.

It was difficult to decide which pattern to use, because she has so many exquisite, unique embroidery designs. The details and variety of the stitches are amazing.

I finally settled on the making a smaller version of her Everything Baby Quilt. I fell in love with the sheep!

It was a fantastic class, and we got a lot done!

If you have a chance to meet Angie, I would recommend ordering her designs and attending her classes wholeheartedly.

I learned so many tips about embroidering in the hoop, stabilizers, needles, thread, applique, and quilting.

I signed my husband up for the About Trout one! More on that soon...