For the Love of Fabric!

Sorry it has been so long, I’ve got a lot to catch up on!

I guess we all have a special admiration for the touch and feel of fabric. I know I sure do and I really enjoy folding it so some goofy reason! I especially enjoy looking at a pattern and dreaming of how it might look in a different color way or even a different fabric theme altogether!

Several weeks ago, I ordered and received a new pattern from Primitive Gatherings called “Lost Mittens”. I ordered several for the shop! I love Mr. Mittens down in the lower corner. I think he is very cute, even though we don’t get snow here; he is my ticket to having a snowman! Ha!

Primitive Gatherings Lost Mitten pattern

However, I decided to change up the pattern. I thought I could make a fast cut using my Creative Grid 2 ½” tumbler ruler and the Snowman Gatherings jelly roll. I layered about 3 strips carefully on top of one another and cut away. The cutting goes extremely fast! I decided on how many I tumblers I needed and went to down making my rows and I got it all sewn together and I decided to go ahead and add my inner border before working on the wool so I would not get the top too out of shape. I went to work on my snowman and wool kit. He sure is a happy snowman!

my Creative Grid Tumbler ruler

Mr Mittens is done

a closer version of Mr Mittens

I got him finished and then sent him to finishing school with Cindy Gravely! He came home and then it was time to get him finished up!

completely finished

a closer view of the quilting

He now has a sleeve and is hanging in the shop for you to see. I have 2 more kits left in the shop if you are interested in doing one for yourself!

I have also wanted to make up one of Red Crinoline Quilts, Harmony Mills. I have had this fabric of theirs and it is just a lovely piece of fabric, so I decided to use it for the borders and then pick out a great fabric for the alternating blocks – also from Red Crinoline Quilts. It is a cute pattern and it goes together pretty easily. I am going to kit some of these up!

Harmony Mills pattern

I love this red fabric

playing with color

getting it ready

my version of Harmony Mills

I am truly blessed; I hope you are blessed by your daily threads.
Love and hugs,
Ronda

About ronda926

I enjoy piecing quilts and getting to know people, as well as sharing the information I have on sewing. I love the sense of accomplishment once I'm finished.
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6 Responses to For the Love of Fabric!

  1. Lori says:

    Love both quilts. great work!

  2. Joyce Miller says:

    Snowman is adorable!! Your fabrics selections are incredible 😍😍😍 Love your shop😍😍😍

  3. globrister says:

    Mr Mittens came out wonderful. I love how you changed it using the tumbling blocks.

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