I'd like to thank Sunni for asking me to participate in this really fun blog hop. I love all of the different projects everyone has made so far. I am very happy to be apart of it!
I had a few different ideas for what I wanted to make for this series. I decided to make something that was practical and easy. And I have needed one of these for ages.
I made a mail / bill / letter holder. It is really easy to make and I hope you enjoy it! So let's get organized!
You will need:
3 ~ 6.5 inch quilt blocks
3 ~ 6.5 x 8.5 inch pieces of fabric that coordinate with your quilt blocks
3 ~ 6.5 inch pieces of batting
1 ~ 6.5 x 25 inch piece of batting
3 ~ 6.5 inch squares of fabric for quilt block backing
1 ~ 6.5 x 25 inch piece of fabric for organizer backing
3 ~ 2 1/4 inch X WOF (width of fabric) strips for binding
Baker's twine, ribbon or binding for a hanger (not pictured)
Make or use any orphan quilt blocks that measure 6.5 inches.
First you will layer the quilt block, 6.5 inch batting and 6.5 inch backing.
Quilt as desired.
Now sew your binding and use some of it to bind the top of each block. I sew the binding to the back of the block and fold it over to the front.
Then top stitch it down.
Now we are going to sew the quilt blocks onto their coordinating 6.5 x 8.5 inch fabric pieces.
Next layer the 6.5 by 25 inch batting and backing with the quilted pockets and top stitch about 1/8 of an inch away from the seams that you pressed down...
It starts with a preview post on Jolly Jabber on March 4th!
Here's the schedule.
Inspiration and Tutorials from Designers
March 4-Sunni is guest-posting on Jolly Jabber
March 5-Love Affair with my Brother
March 6-Craizee Corners
March 7-Lilypad Quilting
March 8-Love Affair with my Brother
March 9-Clover & Violet
March 12-Mommy for Reals
March 13-A Colorful Life
March 14-It's Sew Kiki
March 15-Lilypad Quilting
March 16-Why Not Sew? Quilts
March 19-Love Affair with my Brother
March 20-Echinops & Aster
March 21-Life's Rich Pattern
March 22-Ellison Lane Quilts
March 23-Love Affair with my Brother
Linky Party will be open from March 24-31 with 2 winners announced the next week. You can link up any project that is inspired by The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt and uses between 1-9 6" finished quilt blocks. The blocks do not have to come from the book.
Please link up a blog post or Flickr photo for your entry.
I just nearly died when both of these amazing ladies agreed to act as judges!
Laurie Aaron Hird, author of The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt
Michele Foster, Quilting Gallery
The Intrepid Thread is sponsoring a FQ bundle of the amazing Cosmos by Dan Bennett for Rowan.
Fat Quarter Shop is sponsoring a FQ Bundle of gorgeous Poetica by Pat Bravo for Art Gallery Fabrics.
Looking forward to seeing what everyone makes!!!