Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Scrappy Wednesday

Because I finished up my plaid projects, I think today will be a good day to play in this newly gifted tote of fabric.  I have several new totes and bags that I picked up last week and yet to look  thru.  This one intriqued me because I spotted MARCUS!  Judy Rothermel and  Howard Marcus - favs.  Some Shelborn Museum collection pieces.  Debbie Beaves and Jinny Beyer for RJR fabrics.  Oh I'm giddy!

I see some Sawtooth Stars and once worked down into smaller pieces, some floating stars.

I forgot to show some pictures from the Button Boats class I taught.

The Cairo Piecemakers guild have a lovely room to use at their local library in Cairo, NY.

I loved Deb's little lamp.  There is very little machine stitching to these cute boats.

Because the Bosal product now comes with two-sided fuseable, you can elliminate two steps (and products needed) in this project, making them much easier and faster to make.

You only need two 10" squares of coordinating fabrics - a scrap project.  You could easily make these in 15 minutes, but we spent a little over an hour.  You can only work as fast as the slowest person in the class.  We also had a couple of machine problems to resolve along the way (see the machine manual out).  And some discussion time was spent over the pressing station as a number of the ladies had never used a fuseable product before.

Some completed the entire project and others decided to do the end finishes at home after we discussed several options for that step.   A nice little project with a super sweet quild.  I enjoyed the evening very much - and I got gifted a bag of scraps by one lovely participant.

Sewingly Yours,


Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Is there a pattern for the button boats? This would be good to teach to my little quilt guild.

Nancy J said...

Wonderful to have a group of happy stitching ladies, nifty lamp, and a super pattern.

sewyouquilt2 said...

Love stitching with quilters. That pattern looks like fun too

Kate said...

Hope you've found lots of treasures to play with in your new tote. The class looks like lots of fun.