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April 2014 entries

Paint Party!

Hi! Welcome to my stop on Carrie's Paint Party!

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I absolutely love Carrie's Collage collection but I think Paint may top it!
Especially the paint swatch print. I have so many ideas and plans for it.

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I posted a little about what I was working on a few weeks ago and am happy to be able to share the whole thing now!

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My part of the lookbook was to create a mini art quilt/prayer flag and I immediately thought of houses. Partly because I have been on a patchwork house kick and the other part because of the adorable bookmark she sent. I think I am going to recreate that bookmark in fabric and hang it on my wall. Love it!

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The house was fun to sew but took up too much of my time since I didn't use a pattern. That left me with basically half of a day to do the rest!


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I did manage to complete it and get it out in time. Of course now that it's gone there is a million other things I wish I would have done around the house instead.

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 As a bonus because I wasn't ready to put the Paint fabric away I created a little quilted bag.

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I used the quilt as you go method and love how it came out. 

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Really this is a perfect collection for a variety of projects. I've seen so many different ideas made with Paint and love them all. From quilts to pencil holders.

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Check out the Paint LOOKBOOK and make sure and visit the other party stops to win a Paint charm pack! :)

April 9 April Rhodes
April 10 Sally Keller + Julie Goldin
April 11 Shea Henderson
April 12 Ramona Burke + Jenny Kelly
April 13 Sam Hunter + A Vintage Fairytale (Staci Barrett)
April 14 Rachael Gander + Erica Sage
April 15 Karen LePage + Tia Curtis
April 16 Shelly Figueroa + Fabrications2b (Bonnie Bobman)


30's Playtime

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I am so excited for these prints!
As soon as they arrived last night I immediately busted into it and started sewing.

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I made some half square triangles with the intent on creating a potholder

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However, once I started sewing them I really felt like it needed to be a quilt.
It will take me forever to make a throw sized quilt out of these tiny blocks though. The HST are about 1.5 inches. I don't know what to do?
I really feel it would be a waste as a potholder now, especially since I am never in the kitchen.
Do you ever have projects that start as one thing only to go in a completely different direction after you start?

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Linking up with Kim & SEWjo Saturday!


Globetrotting BOM - San Juan April

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I have finally jumped into the Globetrotting Mystery BOM!

I decided to start on the April block, San Juan since that is what everyone else is working on and then do the previous blocks later.

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Isn't that little cup & saucer print so cute? I had to use it as the focal point (I purchased it from here if anyone else is interested in it).

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As much as I loved making this block and the block in general I messed up on one of the blue squares. Either I cut the square too small or sewed it wrong because it doesn't quite match up.

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I'm hoping once I get the rest of the blocks done and the quilt put together I won't notice it anymore. Sure I could rip it apart and fix it but I have too many other projects to do. :)

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Yes, I am still in love with Road 15 and will use it in as many projects as I can.


Linking up with Kim & SEWjo Saturday.