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Posts in category Pretty In Patchwork Sew Along

Pretty in Patchwork: Holidays –...

Pretty in Patchwork: Holidays – Book Review
Back at the beginning of the year I decided to join the Pretty in Patchwork Holiday Sew A Long over on Threadbias. I wanted to have some fun sewing with others while learning new techniques. The Sew A Long required the purchase of the book and then certain projects were pre-selected by the hosts for everyone to do. I managed to sew every pre- [...]

Reindeer Grove Pillow

Reindeer Grove Pillow
*click on any photo in this post to enjoy a larger view I have been having a little fun and getting in the Christmas spirit with my sewing lately. I am continuing to sew along with the Threadbias group, Pretty in Patchwork Holiday Sew A Long and this month we were challenged to make the Reindeer Grove Pillow. In the book, the pillow is design [...]

Read Between the Lines – An Ins...

Read Between the Lines – An Inspirational Pillow
I’ve been out of the country for a couple of weeks, and just before I left, I crafted this pillow as part of the Threadbias Pretty in Patchwork Holidays Sew-a-long. The pillow in the book uses the words “Ho Ho Ho,” but because they gave an alphabet chart, I could chose any word I wanted. I decided to keep my pillow bright a [...]

Modern Diamonds Lap Quilt

Modern Diamonds Lap Quilt
*Click on any photo to enjoy a larger view. It has taken me a bit of time to finish this lap quilt which measures a generous 59″ X 63″ and uses the awesome Lario collection by 3 Sisters for Moda. I was really lucky to win a fat quarter stack of this fabric from a Fat Quarter Shop giveaway…and I thought is was the perfect fa [...]

Drawstring Gift Bags

Drawstring Gift Bags
I love Threadbias which is a on line community of sewists, and earlier this year I joined their Pretty in Patchwork Holidays Sew Along. We’re using the book Pretty In Patchwork Holidays by John q. Adams and choosing projects every month to complete.  May’s project are these darling Drawstring Gift Bags: I used one Moda Candy prec [...]

Spring Vine Table Runner

Spring Vine Table Runner
*Click on any photo to enjoy a larger view I’ve been having a lot of fun over on Threadbias stitching along with the Pretty in Patchwork Holidays group. This month our project was to create this sweet little table runner. I decided to use spring-like fabrics from the Oasis collection by 3 Sisters for Moda (which was conveniently in my [...]

Reverse Applique Heart Pillow

Reverse Applique Heart Pillow
*Click on any photo in this post to enjoy a larger view Happy Valentine’s Day a little bit early! I joined the Pretty in Patchwork: Holidays Sew Along at Threadbias at the beginning of the year and this is our project for February. I had never done reverse applique (or any kind of applique, actually), so I was a little bit nervous abou [...]

A Winter Pillow – Brrr!

A Winter Pillow – Brrr!
*Click on any photo in this post to enjoy a larger view. This is my first ever pillow. I’ve wanted to make one for awhile, but I had no idea really how to do it. I decided to join the Threadbias group which is sewing together from Pretty in Patchwork Holidays by John Q. Adams. This is a delightful book with over 30 holiday projects inc [...]
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