Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Flaunt Your Finishes for May

Let's see what our members have been up to this month! It's a season of gift giving, and it shows in this month's submissions.

First up is Ann S. She says-

Completed the set of wine coasters and placemats for a May bridal shower gift preceding the June wedding. The coasters are a redraft of the fantastic ones made from three folded hexagons on top and one on the bottom. I remade these using octagons instead because of the shape of the bride-to-be’s engagement ring. THAT was a shape no sewist could pass up (and maybe inspiration for a future quilt for the couple). From one charm pack, I made a set of eight wine coasters (centers unfold like petals and will hold a wine glass stem) with Essex Yarn Dyed Linen in Flax on the reverse. Placemats are the same linen with accents from a second charm pack.

Due to recovering from my hand surgery, dear Debbie Wanzer helped me trim them out mid-process! What a great friend!

A great friend, indeed! What a lovely gift.

Next up we hear from Agnes, who did another graduation gift quilt. What lucky grads! She said she wanted to use a new pattern-

This is half-rectangle triangles in mostly purple fabric. It was fun to put to use some of what we had learnt at Beth's color wheel class!

She also turned out an adorable dress. The model is pretty amazing, too!

Then this sweet Good Deeds Dress free pattern on Craftsy (by Elysium Patterns) caught my eye. I had to do a quick pattern test to see if it would work for a charitable project. It has no buttons or zipper, and you can make it with ready made bias edge too.

Trina has been a gift giving machine! And how lucky are these recipients?

Her awesome nephew is receiving an equally awesome arrow, Cotton and Steel quilt for his birthday. Future heirloom!

And her niece turned 15 and received another Cotton and Steel arrow quilt- wowsa! What a great aunt.

And check out this amazing quilt for the principal at her children's elementary school. Perfect for a Deer Creek principal! What a great appreciation gift! 

Chanda added a great seasonal wall hanging to her rotation with this halloween piece. 

And since Chanda is a school librarian whose office has an owl theme, this is a perfect, bright addition to her school. 

Celeste finished this mug rug made for a swap between the MoDerns from The NAQG.

Ann W (your humble author) finished up a purse for myself. I've been wanting to make something for myself using these great Hawthorne Threads fabrics!

Keep on sewing, friends!

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