Postage Stamp Earrings Tutorial

Postage Stamp Earrings Tutorial

Every once in a while I pull out my box of used postage stamps and try to get some inspiration from them. For some reason all of the colors and designs get the creative side of my brain going. As I was going through them a few weeks ago, a light bulb went off in my head and I thought they would look great as a pair of earrings. As a result, I came up with this easy postage stamp earrings tutorial.

Continue reading

Reverse Appliqué Heart Throw Pillow

Throw pillows are one of those decorative household items that can change the look of a room in an instant. They are also incredibly easy to make. I like to buy one pillow form and change the pillow case to fit any occasion. It saves money and it’s fun to come up with different designs. This reverse appliqué heart throw pillow is my latest idea and it is perfect for Valentine’s Day.

With an envelope style case, this throw pillow is easy to make and, as you’ll see, it can be personalized in so many ways. I have a hunch I’ll be making these for lots of other occasions.

One of the nice things about this pillow case is that it can be adjusted to fit any pillow form, so if you have already have one you want to use, then this will work. You’ll find a reference chart with sizes needed.

Continue reading

February Monthly Color Challenge Entry for Patterns by Jen 2020 Event

February Monthly Color Challenge Quilt Block

This month I have the honor of being one of Pattern by Jen’s featured bloggers for her quilt along. The February monthly color challenge is teal and is inspired by the Indigo bunting.

I don’t see these birds very often, but when I do I can’t miss them. Their vibrant teal blue color shines through the trees.

Surprisingly, while I love teal blue, I don’t have a lot of it in my fabric stash. As a result, since I’m limiting myself to only fabrics I have on hand for this challenge, I had to dig a bit to come up with these choices. I like the way they turned out.

My February Monthly Color Challenge Blocks

February Monthly Color Challenge Quilt Block - Both Versions

This year Jen added options using the monthly color and black or white, so I decided to go with two versions of the block, the one with the colors and the one with the color and white.

While I love them both, I have to say I am loving the block with the white. It really makes the design pop. It looked great with my yellow January block last month too.

While I was assembling the block, I did notice that I had to be extra careful because of all of the points. I pinned quite a bit when I was piecing it. I also had to stay pretty organized because it was easy to sew them together in the wrong direction.

February Monthly Color Challenge Quilt Block in white

Check Out the Other Bloggers and Their Beautiful Blocks for This Month

Sponsor and Prizes

An exciting addition to this years’ challenge is that there will be quarterly prizes awards.

Make sure to go to the Patterns by Jen website to find out everything you need to know about this fun challenge.

Not only that, but there are some generous sponsors this year. A big thank you goes out to all of them!

Sponsors for the First Three Months

Don’t Forget!

If you are joining in the fun, use the hashtag #2020MonthlyColorChallenge to show off your work!

Happy Quilting!