Friday, 28 June 2013

that's better

Following my recent quilt disaster I returned to sewing only things I love.

Last night I finished off these owl tooth cushions for the PTA sale. I'm pleased with how they turned out. I did applique, fmq and a little hand stitching outlining the owls.



I based the design of the owls on the backing fabric below left.


I'm going to do a couple more I think because they are so cute and fun to make!



I finished June from my woodland sampler



Yesterday afternoon Fred and I decided to work together to fix a rip in his jeans. After seeing this post by Toni - that I bookmarked forever ago - I knew that was the most fun fix! He cut the felt and I did the stitching (it was a little awkward because they are skinny jeans!)




Finally I managed (just in time) to do my last bee block this month. It's for Diane in the Simply Solids bee. She asked for any star in a star block so I made the 'star within a star' block by Brioni Greenberg from the Fat Quarterly Shape Workshop for Quilters book. It worked out so well although because of the grey days what looks like blue here is actually more of a purple but you get the idea:




Hope you all have a great weekend!
Linking up:
at Blossom Heart Quilts this week
and finish it up friday at Crazy Mom Quilts
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26 comments:

  1. The jeans made me smile - too cute! And those owls are adorable!

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  2. Love your owl cushions.....so clever of you to design the appliqué! I always look forward to seeing your progress on the woodland sampler. And I bet that's the cutest knee in town!

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  3. Love those owls! How cute. :-)

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  4. that is the CUTEST rip fix i've ever seen!!! seriously adorable. i might go rip my son's jeans just to try it.

    the owlies turned out just darling, too. what a great addition to the pta sale!

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  5. Hmmm this gives me an idea for patching my sons jeans. He's 25. Think he'd mind??

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  6. Ahhh, that feels better! Yay for quilting success. :)

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  7. Great idea for patching trousers!

    Cute owls - love the curly eyebrows in particular.

    You are keeping up well with your sampler - still don't know how you do it!

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  8. Your son looks like a happy camper with his jeans--adorable.

    Sweet pillows;)

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  9. Such fun owl tooth cushions, they'll be snapped up at the store! How cute and funny are those jeans. Fred did a great job helping you fix them.

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  10. Yep 'the cute' brings back the smiles xxx

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  11. I want to do that to MY jeans! !

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  12. Nice to hear that you are seeing what you love. Those jeans are very cool for the young man. Di x

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  13. your patch turned out super cute! I too pinned something like that forever ago and am still waiting to use it. Also Fred is adorable too!

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  14. Everything is so cute! Especially the owls and jeans.

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  15. YAY the cushions are sooooo cute! Fred looks very handsome - and is rocking those fab jeans. x

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  16. You're right, that's much better! Love Fred's jeans!

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  17. those jeans are the bomb (I'm trying to use all my "down wit da kids" lingo this week!) and I love the owls - cu-u-ute

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  18. What a great jean repair! Well done on the bee block, i got mine finished just in tome for the end of the month too, just! :o)

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  19. The eyes on the owls are fab! Love the jeans too, very cool :D

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  20. These owls are wonderful and I love the jeans fix :)

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  21. Those owl cushions are so sweet! LOVE the jeans repair - what a cool idea!

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  22. I love the tooth pillows! The fix on the jeans is pretty cute too.

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  23. Such cute projects!!! Love the sampler even though I'm not normally a cross stitch fan! :) So nice to have hand-work, isn't it?!

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  24. Tee hee, love the monster! Great collection of makes :o)

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