Bunny Mini Quilt and Pillow Featuring EZ Print Sheets

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I am so in love with bunnies and springtime!  My whole house is starting to look like a rabbit hutch!  (hahaha!!) I am sharing this pattern over on the Therm O Web blog today!  You can choose to make a mini quilt or a pillow!  The fabrics are from Penny Rose Fabrics designed by Elea Lutz called Milk, Sugar, Flower.bunny applique pillow and quilt 4

The pillow is made just like you would a quilt, only you add a zippered pillow back before you sew the binding!bunny applique pillow and quilt 8

See the zipper?  It’s hiding under an accent strip of cute fabric!

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I’m keeping the pillow for myself and giving this mini quilt to a sweet friend!


Both the quilt and the pillow are 20″ square.bunny applique pillow and quilt 16

Hop over to the Therm o Web blog and you can download the applique pieces and print them directly onto Heat n Bond Lite EZ Print sheets!

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Hope Chest Bowtie Quilt

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I love all things vintage so of course I love 30’s reproduction fabrics! This line is called Hope Chest II from Penny Rose Fabrics. I love the vintage vibe of these fabrics. I am happy to live in the modern age where we can use rotary cutters & sewing machines! You can totally make this quilt in a day!!

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The idea for this quilt comes from this old quilt I have. It is pieced and quilted totally by hand. Me and Mufasa love it!! The blocks are much smaller but it is a traditional bowtie quilt pattern.

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All you need to make this throw size quilt is a 10″ stacker, 2 yards black swiss dot, 1/2 yard for the triangles, plus backing, batting, and binding.

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Finished quilt 54″ x 72″. Finished bowtie block 9″. 48 total blocks. All seams 1/4″.

Hop over to the Penny Rose Blog to find all the instructions!!

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I love how it turned out! It’s the perfect quilt for a picnic!!hope chest quilt 21

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Milk Sugar & Flower Girls Dress

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I am so in love Milk Sugar & Flower from Penny Rose!  I have been saving it until I found the perfect project.  And I found it!  A dress for Sally!  Sally will be getting baptized this month and I wanted her to have a special dress to wear after her Baptism.

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The style of the dress is classic little girl and fits Sally’s personality.  She is a girl after my own vintage heart: lover of Elvis, old TV shows, and classic dress style.  It’s just how little girls should be dressing.milk sugar flower dress 4

I have to admit I did not like the pattern at all.  Upon completion of the dress I wadded the whole pattern up and threw it in the garbage!  Which, by the way, saved me a good 30 minutes of folding the dang thing up so it would fit in the envelope!


Despite the frustration with the pattern, I love the finished dress and so does Sally.milk sugar flower dress 2  DSC_0242

Penny Rose Strawberry Jam Quilt

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I’m happy to share this delicious little quilt called Strawberry Jam. Living in Southern California, it’s strawberry season all year round! This quilt reminds me of fun times spent in the kitchen making popovers, biscuits, rolls, and anything else we could bake to hold our fresh strawberry jam on! YUMMY!! The Shabby Strawberry fabric line is brand new from Penny Rose. Let’s get started!

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First make sure you have some hot buttermilk biscuits and fresh strawberry jam to keep you going while you make the quilt 🙂  For the full instructions hop on over to the Penny Rose Blog!!

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I used my Sizzix Fabi machine to die cut the jam jar. This die is called Jar #2 by Lori Whitlock. It’s the cutest!

Screen Shot 2016-01-26 at 9.50.40 PMIron  Heat n Bond Lite to the back of the strawberry fabric. Then run it through the Sizzix Fabi with the jar die. Peel off the backing and heat set it into place. I did the same thing with the jar lid, it’s part of the die. strawberry jam quilt. 16

Stitch around the jar and lid with gray thread.

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I love how SWEET it turned out! strawberry jam quilt. 22

Valentine Tote Bag

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I am so in love with Milk Sugar Flower fabric from Penny Rose for Valentine’s Day!  It just screams vintage valentine!  I though Sally needed a cute tote bag to carry her valentines in when she has her Valentine Party!  This tote bag is the perfect size for so many things!  Library books, piano books, car trips, stuffed animals, and dolls!  Sally will be using it as her piano book bag when Valentine’s Day is over.  The bag gets its stability from Therm o Web Fusible Medium Weight Stabilizer.  The full tutorial is over on the Therm O Web Blog.  You can totally sew it in an hour!  Yippee!!

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I have to pay her to model you know 🙂valentine tote bag

I love collecting vintage valentines!!!!  I think I need a tote bag for me!!valentine tote bag 34

Noel Mini Quilt

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Hello, my name is Amanda and I am addicted to gingerbread cookies and Christmas sewing!  I love this time of year!!!  It’s so happy and magical and joyful!  I can’t stop listening to Christmas music, baking cookies, or sewing with this Little Joys Fabric from Penny Rose!  I created this little quilt pattern using Therm o Web’s EZ print sheets.  All you have to do is print the applique pieces from your computer and you’re already on your way to making this quilt!  noel quilt 3

Mufasa was very helpful in the creation of this quilt as you can see.noel quilt 4The pattern is over on the Therm O Web blog today!  Hop on over to download the pattern and get the cutting instructions!!

noel quilt 5This quilt is perfect to hang on a wall, put on a table, or give as a gift to someone special.

noel quilt 13Because most of this quilt is applique, I didn’t want the applique pieces to puff out from the quilt so I quilted over the entire top.

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Little Joys Quilt Tutorial Featuring Sizzix

little joys quiltI am in love with this bell die from Sizzix.  It is so perfect with the Penny Rose “Little Joys” Christmas fabric.  These sweet vintage prints make me think of a simpler time.  I love collecting vintage Christmas ornaments and decorations; this quilt is sure to fit into the mix!

little joys quilt pattern christmas 35This quilt measures 42″ square and is a perfect size to hang on a wall, put at the end of a bed, or center on a table.  The quilt is made up of 6″ solid blocks with bell applique and  6″ nine-patch blocks that form a chain.  The full tutorial is over on the Penny Rose Blog!

Screen Shot 2015-11-30 at 8.08.25 AMI used this Bell from Sizzix.  It is such a versatile die!  You could die cut felt and make a garland, or let the kids decorate with sequins and trim!  Use it on cardstock for fast gift tags!

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Mufasa was all over this project because it involved the Sizzix Fabi – his FAVORITE toy!little joys quilt pattern christmas 20

I used Therm O Web’s Heat n Bond Lite for the applique.

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little joys quilt pattern christmas 12For the Little Joys word block I cut the letters by hand.  Download the Little Joys pattern HERE.  I printed the letters on Heat n Bond EZ print sheets.

little joys quilt pattern christmas 17You can also trace onto iron-on transfer paper.  The letters are in reverse.  Iron the heat n bond to the wrong side of the letter fabric.  Cut out by hand around each letter.  Peel off the backing and position on the white rectangle.  Heat set in place.  Sew around each letter.

IMG_2019Mufasa also loves the sewing machine!  No animals were harmed in the quilting of this project!

little joys quilt pattern christmas 19Finishing it up….

Lay the quilt out according to the above placement guide.  Sew each block together creating rows, pressing toward the applique blocks.  Then sew the rows together, pinning at intersections so seams match up.

little joys quilt pattern christmas 9Make sure your cat approves 🙂

little joys quilt pattern christmas 2I free motion quilted this with loop de loos and retro style stars.  I love how it turned out!  Add the binding and you’re finished!

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All Hallow’s Eve Wall Quilt featuring Penny Rose Fabrics

halloweenIt’s finally feeling like fall here in Southern California!  Yippee!!!!!  I love decorating for Halloween and I totally needed a new spooky wall hanging in my living room.  I like to decorate with spooky neutrals in my living room/dining room.  The family room and kitchen get a brighter treatment 🙂  When I saw the huge variety of neutrals and gray/blacks from Penny Rose Fabrics I knew exactly what I wanted to make!  I love that this is more subtle Halloween and not so obvious.  I hope you love it too!  You can download the details of the pattern HERE.

Quilt measures 42″ square.

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spooky halloween quilt 10Here is the finished quilt hanging above the piano.  I’m a little giddy right now 🙂

spooky halloween quilt 22I first made the background by sewing 5″ squares together in 7 rows of 7.  Then the applique comes next.  You could totally add ghosts and bats, I wanted to keep it simple.

spooky halloween quilt 26The moon is made by tracing a pie plate.

spooky halloween quilt 28Here is a little close up of the quilting, with Mufasa’s permission 🙂  spooky halloween quilt 6I love striped binding cut on the bias – it’s my absolute FAVORITE!!!!  The backing is from Penny Rose’s mensware line – I love houndstooth!!!spooky halloween quilt 8Ok, so this is totally my new favorite Halloween Quilt!

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