I made this for another “Quilting Buddie”. It is the first big project I have ever hand embroidered. I really enjoyed it. The wall hanging is about 23 inches square.
I signed up for a swap to make a tote bag with flowers on it. The panel had to have some kind of appliquéd flowers. The pattern called for hand bag handles however I didn’t find any that were just right. So I just made my own handles. The inspiration for the 3D flowers came from a quilt I saw at a quilt show (the only one I have ever been too) back in 2007. In the outer border of the quilt was a vine all the way around the quilt with 3D flowers. It was beautiful and has stuck with me waiting for the right project. I sat down with some 4 inch squares and started folding. Now I just have to make one for myself. The bag is good sized. About 17 inches wide and 14 inches tall.
The other side of the bag is the same. There are 10 flowers total. I used ribbon for the stems.
I made this wall hanging for a swap. The theme was flowers. I pondered what to do. I knew I wanted to do something different. This is what I came up with. I appliquéd the vase on using steam light and then satin stitched the edge. I wanted a plain color for the vase. Now I wish I would of done some fancy stitching on the vase. It seems so blah. I stitched the flowers on and then glued buttons or beads for the center of the flowers. The binding was the inspiration for the project. I had a small amount of this flower fabric. It is modern with big flowers. I pulled the colors of the flowers from the print. The finished wall hanging measures about 24 inches squares. I free motion quilted in the background space with a leaf pattern.
Here is the final step for the mystery quilt that I designed and hosted on My Quilting Buddies. It was a lot of fun. If you make one please email me with a picture. I would love to see it.
The flash washed out the color in this picture. I will take a better picture later and share it. In this picture you can’t tell that there are pinks in the quilt.
If you would like to down load all of the instructions at once here is the link:
Here are the instructions for printing this step.
I made this tote bag for a swap on My Quilting Buddies. I loved it so much I had a hard time mailing it. I hope Deb in Montana loves it as much as me. If not please send it back. LOL. It was a very generously sized bag. Great for taking to pick up some groceries or going to the library to get some books. It is about the same size as the diaper bag I currently use. There is one pocket on the front and 6 pockets inside.
Here is how to cut up the fabric:
Cut 21 4 ½ inch squares from the light pink fabric.
Cut 21 4 ½ inch squares from the medium blue fabric.
Cut 21 4 ½ inch x 8 ½ inch strips from the medium brown fabric.
Cut 21 2 ½ inch squares from the tan and 1st dark brown fabric.
Cut 21 2 ½ x 4 ½ inch strip from the medium pink fabric.
Cut 21 4 ½ inch squares from the dark blue fabric.
Cut 21 2 ½ x 8 ½ inch strips from the 2nd dark brown fabric.
Cut 21 2 ½ x 8 ½ inch strips from the dark pink fabric.
Here is the fabric I am using:
Oh wait, minus the light pink…where did I put it?
(not including the binding or backing)
½ a yard of dark blue fabric
¼ of a yard of tan fabric
½ of a yard of dark brown fabric
¾ of a yard medium brown fabric
½ of light pink fabric
¼ of a yard of a different dark brown fabric
½ of a yard of dark pink fabric
½ of a yard of a medium blue fabric
½ of a yard of a medium pink fabric
The Mystery Quilt should measure 50 x 58 when finished. Of course you can use what ever colors you want. Maybe even scrappy.