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Thursday, June 12, 2014

:: Catching Up ::

Well, I didn't plan on being away from the blog for so long. I wanted to drop in and say hi and show you a couple of things I made recently. If you follow my feed on Instagram then you probably saw my progress on these. I used Amy's tutorial again. For this one I cross stitched a little strawberry for the center. I love it!!!

I used one of my very favorite prints for the back. You can find this fabric here. I'm really happy with the way this one turned out. It's so cute.

I've always liked this Nosegay or Bride's Bouquet block. I decided to make one after seeing this one on Flickr. I hand pieced the block making the set-in seams very easy and doable. I like that I have better control, by hand sewing, when I am doing more "technical" stuff. I can really see what I am doing. I tried some free motion scallops for the quilting. I drew the first few rows of scallops but I felt much more comfortable just winging it.

Again, I used one of my favorite prints for the back. I bought this years ago and don't know if you can still find it. The selvedge says "antique treasures". I could see making a whole quilt with these blocks using lots of different feedsack fabrics. That would be pretty.

Well I hope you all are having a great week!


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Happy Sewing!
xo Erin

15 comments:

Amy DeCesare said...

Hi, Erin - Your nosegay block turned out just so lovely and utterly adorable! I'm so happy that you were inspired by the antique one I shared on Flickr. Your pot holders are now inspiring ME right back!

aangto said...

Your potholder is adorable! Is the strawberry cross stitch your own pattern? And glad you got the stain out of the nosegay. Always love seeing your handwork.

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

So very lovely!! I love your sweet pot holder and love that bride's bouquet!! So pretty, you used such beautiful fabrics too!! Hope you have a lovely week-end!! xo Holly

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

So very lovely!! I love your sweet pot holder and love that bride's bouquet!! So pretty, you used such beautiful fabrics too!! Hope you have a lovely week-end!! xo Holly

Svetlana said...

such gorgeous projects, Erin. I just love that cross stitched strawberry, it's absolutely perfect!!!

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RobotMomSews said...

Love that potholder!!! So cute! The cross stitching is a really great center piece too!

Missy Shay said...

How very pretty!

Beverly said...

Erin, your pot holder and bride's bouquet are lovely. God gave you some incredible abilities! I hope that I can make one of each of these!!

vintage grey said...

You know I love the pot holder!! ;) And, the pillow is gorgeous!! The scallops are such a sweet touch! They look fun to quilt! You always have the best fabrics! Wishing you a wonderful week Erin! xo Heather

Gina said...

beautiful makes Erin!!! i love both of them!

Nisa-mom said...

lovely projects, Erin.. and I adore the last backing fabric.. i though I ever saw at Joann's but not sure .. I will looking though..
*hey, the chubby hands there is so adorable.. :)

Christine S said...

That would be very pretty, I love feed sack prints!

Jacque. said...

Once again, you're rockin' it!! Love everything you do and yes...the fabrics you use are always so lovely and perfect for what you are doing. Great job with the quilting, too. xo

Nicky said...

Nosegay is a great block - have made one but would love to make more!

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