Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Applique Peek, Gadget & Spring Cleaning too!

I shared about a new gadget for applying liquid starch for freezer paper applique. As shown in my newest Fresh Vintage issue. Well, I really like it, I guess I could say I love it. It is easy to use, easy to control the amount applied and stores nicely. To use: fill pen reservoir with liquid starch, squeeze lightly, the starch flows through the tip, move the tip along you seam allowance until damp. Use your craft iron to turn seam allowance to back side of freezer paper. I removed the freezer paper template and used fabric glue to hold pieces in place.

I am not sure if I would have the need to use it as Clover markets it, but one really never knows. I never thought I would like applique as much as I do. I just want to like my applique and so far I am so pleased with my results.

Just a sneak peek at the project, it is a gift. I did some sewing by hand on it last night, with DMC cotton thread. It was nice to have the pieces turned and behaving for me, being all thumbs about applique.

I picked up the new Australian Homespun magazine, it has some very nice articles and always so nicely done. They have a new BOM using Buggy Barn fabrics, In The Pink II and Australian designers. The first two blocks are in this issue. Check it out, or share a friends issue its great.

The flour sack kitchen towels are from a kitchen store in Eugene. I took Ty, my oldest grandson, home Monday and had to go check out Pepperberries. These are such happy colors. I am looking through my stitchery for a pattern.

They remind me of Easter and Spring and I think they would be so cute with some embroidery.

Then yesterday my June issue of American Patchwork Quilting came in the mail. It didn't disappoint to say the least. Anne Sutton, of Bunnyhill Designs is the featured quilter. Her story and her sewing room, well you couldn't ask for a more perfect featured artist. After looking at all the goodies in Anne's sewing room and how whimsical everything is set, well my sewing room was just blushing from the lack of its owners creative spirit. So as well as wanting to sew up the many cute quilts in the issue, I want to primp my pad, show off the cute stuff I have spent a good fortune on too. I could go on about everything, but I showed my DH and said I want mine to look just like that. He nodded his head and said uh huh......... so I had to show him Anne's funny blog from yesterday where she shared her screen cleaner. If you haven't gone there my how good a belly chuckle is for your health. So don't miss out on this June issue, if you are not a subscriber.

I have been doing some spring cleaning and just getting serious about having things and not using them or getting them made up. So as a first step I am going to offer them to you blogging peeps. Leave me a comment or email me if you are interested. Thank you for letting me use this site to get some cleaning done in my sewing room.

Moda Jan Patek Country Paths FQ bundle 38 pieces $66.50 SOLD

2007 Mystery Quilt by Jan Patek BOM $144
12 month applique patterns and fabric.

The March packet contains the sashing and border fabric, as well as the applique block.

This next quilt BOM by Blackbird Designs from 2006. An applique BOM from Primitive Gatherings. $85
Includes 5 yards of background and 5 packets of fabric.
If you are interested in any item I will consider any offer. I just want someone to have them who wants to or has the time to sew them up.

I will ship USPS in flat rate/priority box. Cost will be $10.35 or $13.95 depending on box size.

There is a give away at Quilt Hollow, a wonderful wool project, go check it out.

Spring Blessings,



Stina said...

Ohhh... I wish I had the money to buy that lovely quilt from Jan P... gorgeous..:o) and ahh the Black bird quilt and the Sanctuary fabrics... Pheew... :o)
And thanks for sharing this pen... but excuse a blonde Swedish girl... how do you use it??? :o)

Carrie P. said...

Thanks for sharing the info about the pen. I might have to give it a try.
I sure do wish I had the money to spare for some of the kits. I guess I will just have to admire them from afar.

Linda said...

What a nifty little notion that starch pen is, thanks for the info. I think I need to find one.

Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

My Hubby gave me that issue of AP&Q for Easter, isn't it delicious!?!

Have you sold the Blackbird Designs BOM yet? I absolutely love it! I am curious about the fabric that goes along with it, is it similar to what's shown in the picture?