Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Fabric/Ribbon Wreath Tutorial

I needed a new fall wreath for my front door and got out my fabric scrap bins and decided to do something about it!  I really love how it turned out and looks great on my front door!  I thought I'd share a quick tutorial with ya'll because it was such an easy wreath to make! 
Have a bunch of smaller scraps that you don't know what to do with??  Left over Jelly Roll and Honey Bun strips??  Ribbon remnants??  This is the perfect project for you to spruce up your home with!

Wreath Frame of your choice
glue gun
sewing machine
fabric to cover wreath frame
fabric and ribbon scraps of various sizes: none of mine were longer than 4 inches

I started with a flat wooden wreath frame (you can get them at Michael's and other craft stores) and covered it with orange fabric.

Then I chained A BUNCH of fabric and ribbon scraps together.  Fold the fabric in half wrong sides together and sew along the open edges so it makes a loop!

Here is a close up of the chaining.  Chaining is when you just keep sewing pieces together without cutting the thread.  It makes it a lot faster!

After I cut all the chains, I opened up each fabric piece at the seam and put hot glue right on the seam. 

Then I just placed the fabric and ribbon pieces randomly around the frame until it was super full and looked like I wanted it to!! 

That's it ya'll!!  See I told you it was super easy and fun!  Now go make one for your door!  If you make one let me know; I would love to see it!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Bee Blocks and Baby!

9 of us in my guild, STLMQG, meet every month and swap bee blocks!! 

July/August was Kristy's month and here are her two blocks I made.

August/September is JuliAnn's month and here are her two blocks I made.

 September/October is MY month and here are the two sample blocks that I made!  Yes, I cut into my Tula Pink Neptune stash...EEEEKKK!!  But it felt so good and I can't wait to make a quilt with everyone's blocks!

Here are a couple shots of my growing belly!  I'm 20 weeks this week but I took these pictures last week when I was at 19 weeks!!  My tummy definitely is popping out a lot more! :)  LOVE IT!

On Monday I will be at 21 weeks!  So exciting!  This little boy is going to be so spoiled (at least with quilts anyway)!!