Thursday, October 23, 2014

Getting Closer to Quilt Market in Houston

Friendship Circles - made with Sizzix die cuts - 9-1/2 ring that makes the perfect rings.  Cut on a Big Shot Pro. This project uses the girl grid and the text from the 'Daisy' color way.  'Heart and Soul Sisters' by Hoffman Fabrics will be available in early 2015.  Ask your local quilting store to carry it. Two color ways - Rainbow (my palette) and Daisy

detail of the stitching

circles detail

The girls are getting ready to jump in the suitcase!  They are sitting on a sea of giant hexagons that were cut on a Sizzix Big Shot Pro.  I was going to make a table topper, but ended up not having enough time to get it done.

My scrap mess from the floor was about 10" tall, before it got swept into the trash

I had some 'custom' dies made by Sizzix to complete the vision that I have for my booth decor.  A paper doll, a pair of scissors and a grid of 2" squares - 6 each.  I made patterns for the clothes, and the heads from the girl grid fabric fit perfectly on the heads of the paper dolls.  I fused them onto wool blended felt TOY002 from National Nonwovens, and backed with the same.  I wanted them to be sturdy, and free motion machine quilting through 2 layers of felt, is better than one.

Then I cut them up with a pair of sharp scissors, after they were all free motion machine quilted.
The girl garland

The scissor garland

The scissors up close.  They are so fun.  I sewed a button on each one to add a bit of whimsy to the design

The big suitcase on the floor - getting packed up.  That little machine on the floor is my Sizzix Fabi for die cutting (it's a Big Shot).  I will have one of these in my booth at Market. 

The Mistyfuse bolts have been well used for this process. 

The design table doesn't look too bad, as I complete the last project, before I head out.  Hope to see you in Houston!

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