Sherri from Rebecca Mae Designs has just released her first book Text It!: Quilts and Pillows with Something to Say and I am thrilled to be joining her Blog Hop! If you’ve found your way here as part of the tour, welcome! It’s lovely to have you.
‘Text It’ contains 10 different quilty projects that all feature appliquéd text. Each of the mini quilts, larger quilts and pillows all explore different sewing techniques and styles. So there’s a project for everyone. And it also contains seven full alphabets so you can personalise your creation with your own text too. Clever, right?
I chose to make the Sewing Machine Mat featured on page 55. It’s something that’s been on my sewing list for a long time and I really liked Sherri’s design. I did decide to make a few changes to her suggested dimensions though. My sewing table is fairly small, so I adjusted the size to fit my table. I also wanted to patchwork the top. I’ve been receiving a monthly bundle of Liberty fabrics from The Strawberry Thief as part of their Love Liberty Club. This project was the perfect opportunity to mix and match some of my favourite prints and feature them in this project. And I got to use this beautiful striped binding that I have been hoarding for ages.
I appliquéd the word ‘sew’ onto the front pockets of the mat using wool felt, secured with blanket stitch on my sewing machine. I love how it turned out! And those little pockets are so practical. Very clever!
Here’s a little view of it with some of my favourite sewing supplies, including my Miss Molly pin cushion. You can find her pattern in the store as part of the ‘Miss Molly and Friends Pin Cushion Trio’ PDF.
Look at all that glorious Liberty! You can tell that tiny florals and pretty pastels are my thing, right?
Be sure to look back over the list of bloggers below to see what everyone has been making over the last couple of weeks. It’s organised by project which is really handy! And Sherri will round up everything on her blog Rebecca May Designs tomorrow.
MONDAY MARCH 4 – BEE HAPPY
PAMELA JANE MORGAN –MYSWEETLITTLESTITCHES
SHARON LILABELLE LANE – LILABELLELANECREATIONS
TUESDAY MARCH 5 – INFINITY Quilt
LAURA PILAND – SLICEOFPIQUILTS
LEANNE PARSONS – DEVOTEDQUILTER
KATIE MUTER STARCHER – KATIEMAEQUILTS
WEDNESDAY MARCH 6 – PILLOW TALK
KATE COLLERAN – SEAMSLIKEADREAM
CHERYL DAINES BROWN – QUILTERCHIC
DORIE HRUSKA – FOREVER-QUILTING
THURSDAY MARCH 7 – FREEDOM Quilt
JEN SHAFFER – PATTERNSBYJEN
TARA MILLER – QUILTDISTRICT
LYNN KANE – PUPPYGIRLDESIGNS
FRIDAY MARCH 8 – LOVING YOU Wall Hanging
ELLEN AULT –HANDMADE3D
SHERRI NOEL – REBECCAMAEDESIGNS
MONDAY MARCH 11 – COUNTING SHEEP Baby Quilt
DEANNE EISENMAN – SNUGGLESQUILTS
RAEWYN BARGE – STITCHINGFARMGIRL
SUSAN PELLAND – SUEPELLANDDESIGNS
TUESDAY MARCH 12 – HOME PILLOW
JOANNE HARRIS – QUILTSBYJOANNE
PATTY DUDEK – ELMSTREETQUILTS
ANDY KNOWLTON – ABRIGHTCORNER
SANDRA STARLEY – UTAHQUILTAPPRAISER
CINDY PIETERS – STITCHINATHOME
WEDNESDAY MARCH 13 – LIFE IS SHORT Wall hanging
BECCA FENSTERMAKER – PRETTYPINEY
KATIE BOCK – SEWINGWITHKATIE
ALLA BLANCA – RAINBOWSBUNNIESCUPCAKES
THURSDAY MARCH 14 – HUSTLE PILLOW
TERRI BANDEN BOSCH – MEANDERINGSALONGLIZARDCREEK
WILLOW OLSON – BEARPAWDESIGNBLOG
ERIN SAMPSON – AURIBUZZ
FRIDAY MARCH 15 – SEWING MACHINE MAT
LAUREN WRIGHT – MOLLYANDMAMA
SANDRA HEALY – SANDRAHEALYDESIGNS
CHERYL KRISEL LYNCH –CHERYLLYNCHQUILTS
SATURDAY MARCH 16 – WRAP UP
SHERRI NOEL – REBECCAMAEDESIGNS
Thanks for being here to share the fun. Happy stitching, Lauren x
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