Monday, November 14, 2016

Happy Monday! And a free pattern...

I know it has been a long time since I made a Happy Monday post. As most of you know I have been a little sick for the last year and a half but I am so much better now (if a little tired from my travels). It has made me not as chipper as I formerly was.... but that all is changing and I am starting to feel like my old self (uh oh watch out) :)

I made this sewing machine cover for my roommate Jaime, at Sewtopia.

I have been promising this pattern on my Instagram for a few weeks so here it is... <-- click there.

This is just a paper piecing pattern so pretty self explanatory. You will need two printouts for each Spinner block. The block is 8 inches square. I think what makes it look three dimensional is the colors, I put the warmer spectrum on the top and the cooler spectrum on the bottom (it is upside down in the picture above).

To make the block you will need 3" strips of each of your 8 colors (if you are not a precision paper piecer like me). It is easiest to sew them from the outside (wide side) of each ray in toward the center, because when the seams start to get thicker it is easier to get over them from the other side rather than starting at the thick part.

So as I mentioned I was at Sewtopia... having too much fun because the only thing I accomplished (or completed start to finish) was this little Zippy Pouch House:

I adore it... You can find it in Sew Illustrated


This book is so awesome I want to make everything in it... I got it just before I left for Sewtopia... along with Zakka Embroidery I will try to get a few of the embroidery projects done in my slow sewing time on Sunday and show them to you for next Happy Monday.

Hugs!
Julie

ps. The links to the books on Amazon are affiliate links, meaning I get a few pennies if you buy them through the links. Just full disclosure.

4 comments:

  1. Here's to good healthy days and lots of sunshine! Louise

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  2. Thank you so much for the free pattern. I loved seeing your Zippy Pouch House this weekend. It is adorable!

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  3. Nice to heard you are better.Thanks for the pattern and your zippy pouch is pretty nice.

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  4. Glad you are feeling better. That zippy pouch is a must have - just ordered the book. Having any thoughts about BOM 2017?

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