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This was a sneaky peek I shared on Instagram a couple days ago.

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I am excited to share my entry for the Umbrella Prints Trimmings Competition 2014. Here is my pack of Umbrella Prints Trimmings. At first, I had absolutely no clue what to do with them.  I think the first thing that comes to mind is to incorporate an umbrella somewhere. I already did that for last year’s competition.

 

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So, I  first chose a background fabric I liked. I thought these gentle waves wouldn’t compete with the trimmings too much. I dumped all the trimmings out on it. The background fabric told me to make something nautical.  Don’t ya think?

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I played around with making some small sail boats at first. I didn’t like them very much. Then, I decided to go bigger. I ended up with a large ship in the making. I used the umbrella prints trimmings for the sails of my ship. I folded them over to give them a billowing look. I love it! This was the moment I realized my 3 year-old’s demands to watch Jake and the Never-land Pirates on repeat for the last month have influenced my decisions so far. haha! Isn’t it funny how that happens?

Something was missing though…

 

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Everyone knows how much I love novelty type fabrics….right? I couldn’t help pulling some of my nautical prints out and fussy cutting a few bits to add to my ship. Those vikings are awesome! Now, my ship has a crew and other fun cast of characters nearby.

 

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I used one of our sofa pillows as an insert. This is a large pillow(24″X24″). All the better for creating big fish stories of vikings, whales, and of course, mermaids.  The piecing and some applique was done using Aurifil 2026. I made the pillow completely on Fancy, my Janome 6600P.

Ignore the surly cat background.

 

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The Ahoy, Story Time Pillow is a big hit around here. :)

 

I can’t wait to see what everyone else comes up with for their packs of trimmings!

 

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This is a sneaky peek of my Four-in-art “Urban Landmark” challenge quilt. It’s a little wild. Come back on May 1st for the big reveal.

 

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Thanks to #thefridaynightsewalong on Instagram, I am finally caught up on my Sew Kitschy BOMs. Yay!

 

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Don’t forget to enter my Don’t Drool on the Fabric FQ bundle giveaway.

 

What have you been working on?

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Needle and Thread Thursday

April To-DO

  • Frowny frog secret DONE
  • Birthday Bash – Nicole 4/20 DONE
  • Birthday Bandy – Joey 4/30 DONE
  • Four-in-art “Landmark” 5/1 DONE
  • College Days Blog Hop 6/17 DONE
  • Sew Kitschy – Feb & Apr DONE
  • In the garden BOM – Feb, Mar, Apr
  • Grouchy Kitty
  • Stash Bee Hive#1 Apr DONE
  • Triangle QAL 4/25 DONE
  • Fussy Square Block Swap Round 6 – Garden theme DONE
  • Snowdrop -QDAD Tested
  • Plucky -QDAD Tested/In progress
  • Umbrella Prints Competition Due 5/30 DONE

Future projects 2014

  • Texas 6/1
  • McCall’s M6560 *try a dress next time
  • Dress for ME Simplicity 1800
  • KF Shot cottons Diamonds
  • WTB mini
  • Studio Cherie travel duffle
  • M quilt with LV swap FQs & charms
  • Michele Patterns Messenger bag
  • Pearl bracelet charm beach bag or app quilt
  • Day in the park bag
  • Jean bag
  • Fabric flower belt
  • LV rainbow chevron
  • High low tank
  • Bike basket for my girl
  • Socialite dress
  • Julia top
  • Stripe quilt from charm swap
  • sew machine cover
  • skirting the issue skirt
  • Rainbow stardust
  • Busy hands bag
  • Lindsay tote bag * cut out the pieces
  • Fussy square quilt *need many many many more blocks
  • Nova nesting bowls
  • Christmas stocking for whole fam (4)
  • Gnome
  • Bird Blocks
  • Fix pink crochet blanket Grandma B made
  • Commissionaire Bag
  • QAYG herringbone quilt
  • Sweet nothings-Sugar Plum Kimno
  • Sweet nothings-Sleep tank
  • Sweet nothings-Sleep shorts
  • Liberty Love-Marcel Medallion Quilt
  • Liberty Love-Queen bee tote
  • Liberty Love-Lulu tunic
  • Playful PP-Little house in the woods
  • Playful PP-Kite tote
  • Playful PP-Umbrella
  • Modern app-Flame quilt
  • Modern app Circle applique
  • Modern app Trees applique
  • Victory – Ava
  • Kitschy Coo – Lady Skater
  • Dixie DIY – Summer Concert Tee
  • Sew Sweetness – Accordion Bag
  • Modern One block-Crisscross
  • Modern One block-Wiggling (rainbow)
  • Modern One block-Mellow
  • HR Prints – Summer nightgown
  • HR Prints – Stationary
  • Hello, Spring QDAD
  • Melon Burst – QDAD
  • OYW – wall pocket
  • OYW – Summer nightie
  • OYW – Grocery Tote
  • OYW – Mitered square blanket
  • Weekend sewing – drawstring travel bags
  • Weekend sewing – Pillow case *mermaid fabric
  • Weekend sewing – PJs
  • Weekend sewing – Summer blouse
  • Weekend sewing – Trapeze dress
  • Weekend sewing – Kimno dress and obi belt
  • Sew everything – cuddle up cardigan
  • Sew everything – Flouncy tank top
  • FBF – Organized wallet
  • FBF – Hanging book display
  • FBF – Bike panniers
  • FBF – last minute tunic

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