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,
Sharon

4 comments:

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

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

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  3. Love stitching with quilters. That pattern looks like fun too

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

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