Join Quilt Show

19 May


My quilt the Glad Tidings Basket Quilt was accepted into Georgia Celebrates Quilts

I hope you come see it!

 

The show will have over 300 quilts (including mine!)

It’s Georgia’s largest quilt show and it’s so much fun!

Contact me if you have any questions or check

http://www.ecqg.com/quilt-show for more information.

 

Thursday, June 8 – Saturday, June 10

10:00am to 6:00pm daily

 

Cobb County Civic Center

548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA

Admission is $10 ~ Free Parking

 

Did I mention that there will be plenty of shopping?

It’s May!  Tea Party Time!!!

5 May


May is our annual Tea and Stitches Tea Party. This year we will be up cycling a Teacup and Saucer or Teaspoon into a Pincushion!  I just love useful sewing notions. I can’t wait to see what our Tea Party guests design.  

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Teacup – Creating a New Pattern 

27 Mar

May is always my Pretty Penny Precuts Studio Open House Stitching Session Tea Party. I love tea and the memories of our annual Silver Instillation Tea for Women’s Fellowship at Fontana Community Church. 

I try to come up with a new project each year. This year I’ve the bright idea for a dimensional Teacup!  More specifically a Collapsable Thread Catcher. 

Yes, I own the Sizzix Dimensional Teacup Die but the shape is a bit funky for my taste. 

Here is the comparison. 

Not to worry my Sizzix Dies still play a role in perfectly cut Circles out of fabric, batting and cardboard!  

I am going to do a bit more tweaking on this pattern before I hit print. 

I’d love your thoughts on my Dimensional Teacup Thread Catcher!  

A new quilt category, the Hostess Quilt!

25 Feb

I’d like to send a shoutout to a dear Stitching friend Paula A! Paula inadvertently left a dish and small quilt behind over the holidays and when she retrieved it I told her how much I coveted the small quilt. Her hot dish quilt was bigger than a potholder but smaller than a table runner. Paula gifted the stripe table quilt to me! Thank you Paula! 


I would like to coin a new quilting term…the Hostess Quilt!  The Hostess Quilt is bigger than a potholder but smaller than a table runner.  I am in love with this concept of the Hostess Quilt. Perfect for gift giving and nearly instant gratification as far as finishing goes. I use my Hostess quilt under hot dishes, but they would be awesome accompanying a flower arrangement, a bottle of wine or a beautiful candle.  The second photo is my Spring Hostess Quilt! Wool on Cotton Appliqué, machine embroidery quilting and free motion quilting. Best of all, it’s a finished project!!!


The Tulips are Die cut with the Sizzix Originals Tulip Die from my hand dyed Felted wool. Follow Pretty Penny Precuts on Social Media. Request kits at http://www.prettypennyprecuts.etsy.com

Is it Spring yet? 

22 Feb

We’ve had very mild weather here in our little suburb south of Atlanta Georgia. 

If you follow Pretty Penny Precuts…the best ways are on Facebook and my Pinterest Board Pretty Penny Precuts, you know I hold a once a month Open House Stitching Session.  I am so blessed by the stitching friends that attend for this FREE Make ‘n Take event. (You must be present for the FREE project in case you are wondering). These stitching friends inspire me, stretch me, and keep me striving for the next Felted Wool Die Cut design. They also are superb pattern testers!  

Our March Pretty Penny Precuts stitching session is a Challenge of sorts. Stitchers will receive a Die cut Chocolate Bunny to do with as they like. Here is my Sample!  

I have created a simple bordered quilt around mine. Now for the machine quilting. We will see if I do it or turn it over to a long arming friend. 

I hope you have a grand Spring project planned to cutout and create! 

Wool Appliqué Truck: Christmas Ready or Not Continued

30 Nov

Here is the cute Truck fused and ready to stitch!  Now to decide on thread colors and get busy stitching!!!

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Christmas Ready or Not!

29 Nov

This is what I am die cutting today…

I love this little Truck die form Sizzix!  Sizzix Bigz Truck 657888. I’ll post again when I have the design fused and ready to stitch. In the meantime enjoy some of my other Truck designs stitched by me and others and a special treat Stitching Friend Eileen R’s Trucks quilt top. 



Isn’t Eileen’s quilt top awesome?

And…what do you do with literally 100’s of Truck windows leftover when the Truck is cutout?  Design a couple of other projects with them of course! Many of these Needle Books were stitched by friends!