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Little Bits.

Posted on | November 4, 2019 | 15 Comments

It is always good to see progress on projects. This quilt is from Jen Kingwell of Amitie and is named Meadow.

This is the centre panel. I now have to make the border which consists of 24 applique blocks. Lots of tracing and cutting before any stitching begins.

A friend was working with some small pouches and offered to show a few of us how to make them.

They are made with plastic coated fabrics. The interesting part about making them is that only one side of the zipper is used. The bag is made in one piece then folded before stitching. The zipper pull is then re-attached.

I am finally back to the Gail Pan BOM stitcheries but of course way behind. I think these were May.

I have traced the next few months and will work on them when I get the chance.

Last of all is a little stitchery. I attended a stitching day for Fig’n’Berry and this is one of the designs from the day.

It will become a little wall hanging.

Tomorrow is a public holiday for us as it is the running of the Melbourne Cup. Not sure if the weather is going to be kind on the day.

Have a good week.

Cheers, Karen

15 Responses to Little Bits.

  • Yes, that quilt center is awesome. It could stop right there. Of course, I’m sure the applique rounds will make a fabulous difference.
    I’ve used ‘zipper on a roll’ to make these pouches. The problem was that I ran out of zipper heads long before finishing the roll. I ordered more but had moved on to other projects. Maybe I should revisit those. Yours are very clean-looking. Quite professional. (Thanks to Preeti for sharing the info.)

  • Joan says:

    I have a basket of half square triangles that I keep telling myself…some day. This is great inspiration on using them! It’s always so much fun to see your stitchery work. You do such a beautiful job on them. How did the weather hold up for the Melbourne Cup?

  • Meadow is a gorgeous quilt top. So many HSTs sounds exhausting but the final impact is so worth it. Love it.
    I am a huge fan of the “One-Zip Way” method. It is mind-blowing and the results are so much neater and oh so elegant. I took Joan Hawley’s class on Craftsy (now Bluprint). I see that several readers are asking about a pattern/tutorial. I urge them to look for the original pattern/class by Joan Hawley. Trust me it is totally worth it. It is not a free pattern and should not be shared.

  • Pretty quilt center! And the stitcheries are great. Moving right along.

  • I love your rainbow quilt!!! And surrounded by applique?! That’s going to be beautiful!!! That bag and only using the one side of the zipper pull?!! Wow! Mind exploding!

  • Karen D Martin says:

    Oh my goodness–the quilt center is wonderful–can’t wait to see the rest of it going together. Love all your other little projects, but especially those snowmen–they are just adorable!

  • Oohhh… nice looking pattern… & I love that idea with the pouch. Might have to check it out.
    Well done…xox

  • Sheryl says:

    Hi Karen wow I love this quilt such a pretty pattern,and love your fignberry stitchery it’s so pretty and lots of fun making those bags ,well done my friend on your beautiful work xx

  • Susan Snooks says:

    I’m rather curious about how only one side of the zip is used in the pouch Karen? Your Meadow quilt is really lovely! Is that a Michelle McKillop design. I love the addition of appliqué!

  • Love your meadow quilt, the colours are fabulous. The pouches look great & the snowman hanging is so cute. Hugs,xx

  • Fiona Robinson says:

    I love the colours you are using in Meadow…. Jen does lovely patterns. those pouches are great too and those little snowmen are very cute… as well as the stitcheries…. lots of different projects

  • Jenny Benton says:

    Love your pretty quilt top centre. How will you complete it, I wonder? I will just have to wait and see.

  • Lou Heron says:

    Wow, what a stunning quilt top. Looking forward to seeing the borders, they sound interesting.
    Those showmen are adorable, so cute.

  • Kyle says:

    Fun layout for all those hst’s for Meadow. I love that particular pouch pattern. I think I’ve made about 50+, but I’ve never done it with the plastic coated fabric. You’re always working on some cute embroidery

  • Wonderful projects! I am not following you on the zipper thing, love to see a tutorial.


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