Monday, November 30, 2015

Ohio Covered Bridges ~ Part 5

 Mullen / Doyle Road
Location: Jefferson, OH
Lat. / Long.: N 41.762093   W 80.790094

Giddings Road
Location: Jefferson, OH
Lat. / Long.: N 41.764922   W 80.732582

 Netcher Road
Location: Jefferson, OH
Lat. / Long.: N 41.737324   W 80.731557

 INDIANA Bridges explored:
Begin HERE
Anatomy of a Covered Bridge

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Sunday, November 29, 2015

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Quilt Shot Block #50~ HST ~ Nov Midnight Mystery Quilt

This is one of the memory quilts
being made from Mother & Dad's clothing. 
Instructed to make 12 Half Square Triangles.
 Squares were combined.
Stitched 1/4 inch from each side of diagonal line, then cut apart on that line.
I really like using these gel pins from IKEA to mark the fabric. 
They mark easily over the fabric, and don't bleed through.
The HSTs were combined with a rectangle in the center.

Combined 18 of the Flying Geese with the Square in Square.
Combined the rest and added a square in the middle.
I had enough left from the shirts that I started this quilt to make the new HSTs.
Really enjoying this Mystery Quilt, because I still don't have a clue as to how it will turn out.
I have not peaked ahead to see the finished quilt.
So this pile is now waiting for the December instructions.

You can find detailed instructions
 Meadow Mist Designs Mystery Quilt

Other Related Posts:
September- Quilt Shot Block #46 ~ Square in a Square for Midnight Mystery Quilt 
 October-Quilt Shot Block #50~ Courthouse Steps

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Friday, November 27, 2015

Fri Foto ~Barn Charm~ Christmas Barn

 The color and pine tree made me think of Christmas.
You'd just need some snow & you'd have a great Christmas card.
A drive by camera shot.
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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Thoughtful Thinking Thursday #26~ Ho-Hum

Ashtabula, OH
Think about it.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Artistic Spools

 These spools were found
Carrollton, Georgia. 
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Unusual Quilts Celebrating Those Who have Passed On

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Monday, November 23, 2015

Sweatshirt Pillows ~ A Memory Project

     Mother had several sweat shirts.  I thought the Christmas sweat shirts would make great seasonal pillow covers.  
      Envelope pillow covers were made for this project so they can go over daily pillows, or be changed out with another cover to be used the rest of the year.

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 Two pillow covers were made in a very short period of time. 
 Actually one was made in between me giving directions to a sewing student making a book bag.

 My Process:
Measured pillow to be used & cut out a tissue square.
With stretchy sweatshirt fabric, I didn't add extra for seams. 
(For woven fabrics add ½ inch seams all around.)
Folded tissue in half to find center, laid just under the neck stitching.
(Tissue allows ability to see decoration on sweatshirt front.)
Cut through top layer (front) only.
(Good thing about seasonal wear is that it hasn't been washed much, 
therefore usually not faded.)
For these pillows the square had to be cut into the arm section.
In the case of both of these shirts, the decoration set too high on the square.
The bottom of the square was cut off, leaving the snowmen in approximately the center of the rectangle.
The bottom piece was cut in half. Pinned to top and bottom. 
 (Yes, the bottom could have been left on and not stitched back again,
 but this allowed for a symmetrical look.)
I used the serger which made the project quick, and by adjusting the differential feed
 the seam was flat, not puckered or wavy when finished.
Two pieces were cut for the back of the pillow cover from the sleeves.  
The tissue pattern was folded just past the center mark. 
Actually made the tissue pattern as large as the sleeve would allow.
Both sections were serged along the edge.  
One one was turned and top stitched so there would be less bulk.
Layered the backs to the front as shown.
All outside edges were matched,
with the backs overlapped across the center.
Again,I laid the top stitched piece first
right sides together with the front pillow piece.
Turned right side out.
Stuffed the pillow into the underlap part first.
Reached in and placed the corners.
Folded the pillow to set in other half.
Stuffed the corners of pillow into corners of cover.
Tweaked and moved the cover around a bit 
until the opening on the back laid flat 
and seams were in correct location.
Not sure who will get these.

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