Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Sewing News : :

I finally started my Bottled Rainbows Quilt! This is my first quilt block, Ruby Love Birds. I had originally planned on doing my quilt with simple squared up scraps and then had this wonderful idea a couple weeks ago to arrange my pieces with Mandalas in mind.
Ruby Quilt Block
I will definitely plan my design out before I begin to sew next time -- this time I cut and sewed as I went and realized about half way that I would have preferred to have had a plan, oops. I do love the way the reverse side looks on this!! This is a quilt-as-you-go project, therefor with each block you instantly get that soft, puffy dimension -- LOVE that!
Reverse side of my Ruby block
I spent some sewing time recently putting together a little something for our sweet friend Sohia, who just turned four this past weekend. I made her a very special Princess Flower Crown, following some wonderful felt flower tutorials I found via Pinterest. If anyone is interested, I'd be happy to send you the links.
Sophia's Princess Flower Crown
And of course I had to make her a pillow, as well! Once again, Happy Birthday Sophia!!!
Sophia Pillow and Princess Flower Crown
Finally, I received my first news from someone to have made my Fabric Lover's Apron!!! Catherine did such an amazing job! I hope she doesn't mind me sharing a photo here -- you can visit her blog to see the full post.
If any of you use my tutorial, please do let me know -- it really made my day!!!

Happy Sewing!


  1. so pretty! and links please for the crown (or maybe I'll just have to hire you). :)

  2. The crown is just beautiful! I like your idea for the bottled rainbows too. So unique :)

  3. Great projects Maureen!! Sometimes a plan is a good thing...other times not, I've had some of my best projects from mistakes or me trying to "switch" something up.

    What a lucky BD girl!!

  4. Great work Moe! i can't wait to see the rest. Thanks again for the awesome crown and pillow! Sophie loves it.

  5. I absolutely love the quilt block!! It looks just wonderful- great job!

  6. I am just not sure about the quilt block? I keep going back and forth with it. I may make one more, the yellow block, with the Mandala theme I was trying to have with this project and see if I like it more. I welcome your feedback -- please!

  7. Maureen, you make the prettiest things. thank you for sharing.

  8. That pillow is so cute--I just love the fabrics you use.

  9. pretty! I can wait to see that finished quilt because the square is amazing!

  10. So cute - Those crowns are just a great marker for the little ones - and the pillow is pretty fantatsic too - awesome gifts Maureen!
    ...and yeah - I can comment again!


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