Zakka 2.0 Week 9 :: My Scrappy Box

Week 8 winner, #7 Mary Moon!

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We are to the halfway point of the sew along this week and I have been so inspired by all that has been created thus far.  So much creativity!

This week’s project is a three dimensional box perfect for storing notions or scraps.    My Scrappy Box is simple project but can be confusing trying to follow with the limited diagrams.  Krista from Poppyprint is sharing her version today along with some clarification to help you navigate the pattern.

I’ll also be sharing a post with some pictures for steps 11-14 to help you visualize these tricky steps.

Once it clicks for you, the project goes together quickly!

The prize for linking up this week is (1) yard of Pellon Fusible Featherweight 911FF and a $50 gift certificate to Zip It!

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You may link up your finished  Scrappy Box today through Sunday August 4th at 11:59 pm EST for a chance to win the Pellon Fusible Featherweight 911F and the $50 GC to Zip It.

 

To link up your project, click on the frog below and follow the instructions.

One entry per person, please.

 

 

Lindsey

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Week 6 post winners

I’m late, late, laaaaaaaate sharing these!

 

Aurifil Sample Pack Winners

# 45 Charity

#23 Vicki H

#46 Lou

#18 Jan

#38 Tamie

Form&Fabric Bundle + Stickers

#43 Elnora

Pellon Charm Pack

#40 Linh

I’ve sent each of you an email.   Thank you for entering!!

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Zakka 2.0 Week 8 | Books for Baby Quilt

Week 7 winner, #3 Debbie!

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I just love the project for this week, the Books for Baby Quilt.   This  project uses paper piecing and a chance to use scrap fabrics to make the little book covers.     Jennifer from Ellison Lane Quilts is sharing her quilt today and her finished project is so cute!

This project is one of the larger in the book so the prize this week is a big one too.  Our linkup prize this week includes (1) twin size Legacy by Pellon Natural Cotton batting, a $50 gift certificate to Form&Fabric and a welcome pack from Spoonflower that includes a $35 shop credit, the book “Field Guide to Fabric Design” by Kim Kight and a swatch book with samples of all fabric and materials Spoonflower uses for printing.

SO thankful for the generosity of the sponsors!

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You may link up your finished quilt or quilt top today through Sunday July 28th at 11:59 pm EST for a chance to win the batting from Pellon, the $50 GC to Form&Fabric and the welcome pack from Spoonflower.

To link up your project, click on the frog below and follow the instructions.

One entry per person, please.

Have fun this week!

Lindsey

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Zakka 2.0 Week 7 | Dino-Mite Hat

Week 6 winner, #17 Amanda

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I’m sorry for the delay this morning!  We’re at the beach this week.

This week’s project is a  baby hat complete with dinosaur spikes!   Amy (aka Sukie) is sharing her adorable dino-mite hat with us today along with her advice for this project.

The prize for linking up this week includes a $20 GC to Pink Chalk Fabrics and a fabric bundle and pattern from Pat Bravo!

 

You may link up your finished Dino-Mite hat today through Sunday July 21st at 11:59 pm EST for a chance to win the fabric and pattern bundle from Pat Bravo and the $20 GC to Pink Chalk Fabrics.

To link up your project, click on the frog below and follow the instructions.

One entry per person, please.

xo Lindsey

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Zakka 2.0 Week 6 | Apple Bib

Week 5 winner, #23 Robin (Not Ever Sewing)

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Quarter 1 winner of a $50 Fat Quarter Shop GC, #233 Sally P.

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We’re moving out of the kitchen and on to a project for the kiddos this week with the Yum Yum Apple Bib.    And a bonus, you have no where to head to today because it’s my stop on the sew along! 🙂   I didn’t want to get confusing with too many posts, so everything is included below.  Sorry for the looong post!

The prize for this week’s project includes (1) package Pellon® 805R Wonder-Under®, a $25 GC to Form&Fabric, and a $30 GC to Stash Modern.

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You may link up your finished Apple Bib today through Sunday July 14th at 11:59 pm EST for a chance to win the Wonder Under from Pellon, the $25 GC to Form&Fabric and the $30 GC to Stash Modern Fabrics.

To link up your project, click on the frog below and follow the instructions.

One entry per person, please.

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Phew, let’s get to the bib!

I don’t have any babies living at my house these days but I still really enjoyed making the Yum Yum Apple Bib.

It’s quirky, adorable and functional and truly looks like something you’d buy at a boutique shop!   I can’t wait until my nephew is big enough to wear it.

On mine I decided to increase the absorbency by adding a layer of batting in the middle.    When my kids were little they soaked through thin bibs and ended up with wet clothes so I think the extra layer helps.   I went ahead and appliquéd my seeds before sandwiching with the backing so that the stitching did not show on the reverse.

(This picture is after making the sandwich and cutting out my apple shape.)

I also used Vinyl Fuse on the backing fabric so that nothing could leak through.    (I have seen some struggles with using the Vinyl Fuse, but I  absolutely love it.  You really have to be patient and iron well to make sure the fuse is secure.)

The project goes together quite fast with the most time spent on the binding.   The bib is finished with bias binding and if you are new to using it, make sure not to pull too tight as you go around the curves.   It’s okay for the binding to appear ruffled as you’re sewing.  This is making room for it to ease over the curves and fit snugly.

I love the details in a project and the seeds and leaf are the icing on the cake!   I decided mine needed a stem too. 🙂

If you don’t have a need for a bib, this would be a cute potholder without the ties.  I think I see a red apple potholder in my future!

Have fun sewing this week and be sure to leave a comment on the post to enter my giveaway.

I have 5 sample packs of Aurifil thread, 1 mini fabric pack with sewing stickers from Form&Fabric and a Pellon interfacing/batting charm pack to offer.   I’ll choose 7 winners on Friday July 12th!

xo Lindsey

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Circle 7 Bee :: Jennifer’s Quilt

I just finished up my first month in a traveling quilt bee I joined called Circle 7.

I’ve been following along with   The Traveling Quilts + Stitch Tease and was very excited when Jennifer decided to start a traveling bee!

We chose to share the progress of the quilts since none of us could stand trying to keep a secret for a year.

So, here is my addition to Jennifer’s quilt:

She sent me her starter which included a long herringbone piece and the star block below.

She also created a Pinterest board with inspiration ideas here.

I started by making two triangle borders using solids and shot cottons and then decided it would be fun to make some churn dash blocks and make log cabin centers like in her original block to tie everything in.

I also discovered that washi tape is amazing for piecing together paper piece templates because it tears just like paper when you’re finished!

After putting the churn dash up I got an urge to cut apart the herringbone piece and use it to make a larger starter block.

I folded it up and put it on my design board to see what it might look like.   I really liked the look but decided to think on it for a bit because I was nervous about cutting her block apart!

And then I decided to just go for it since  that was the point of the bee!  Thankful that she liked it.   Such a thrill to just fly by the seat of your pants and sew!

Here’s my finished addition and extra herringbone piece mailed off to the next friend on the list, Val.

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Stash Match + Cosmetics Bag pattern

A few random things:

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Stash Match!  My friend Ali created a fun concept for a game.  She gives an inspiration photo to several bloggers and has them pull fabric from their stash inspired by the picture.    She jumbles up the pictures and a photo of each blogger and you try and match the stash to the person.    I’m a part of July’s Stash Match and my hint is my picture location!  If you read along here you’ll know which one is mine. 🙂

Anyone can participate, so if you have a blog and want to do a month of Stash Match, send Ali an email!

• Cosmetics Bag pattern at Pellon!  I totally spaced on sharing the link to my pattern for this roll-up vinyl cosmetics bag.   You can find the pattern here.

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Also, Google Reader is now officially no more. 😦  I’m rather sad about this, it was my favorite way to read blogs and keep up!

I’ve added a link to the top of the page if you’d like to follow along now through Bloglovin’.   It’s a very similar reader to Google.    I love readers because otherwise I get overwhelmed by all the blogs I like to follow and I forget to ‘check in’!

Hope you’re having a good start to the week!

L

 

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Zakka 2.0 Week 5 :: Diamond Placemats

Week 4 Winner, #38 Christine!

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It’s unreal to me that today is July 1st and week 5 of the sew along.   This year is moving fast!

This week we will be finishing up the projects for the kitchen with the Diamond Patchwork Placemat.    Lynne from Lily’s Quilts is sharing her placemat with us today and it is a beauty made from Liberty and linen!

The prize for linking up this week is a Tula Pink premium 12-spool case of thread from Aurifil and a $20 GC to Pink Chalk Fabrics.   This spool case is unbelievably gorgeous!!

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You may begin linking up your finished Patchwork Placemat today through Sunday July 7th at 11:59 pm EST for a chance to win the 12 spool Tula Pink thread case from Aurifil and the $20 GC to Pink Chalk Fabrics.

To link up your project, click on the frog below and follow the instructions.

One entry per person, please.

 

 

Also, make sure to link up your projects for weeks 1-4 if you haven’t already.   Next Monday I’ll also choose a winner for the first quarterly giveaway to win a $50 GC to Fat Quarter Shop!
xo, Lindsey

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Zakka 2.0 Week 4 :: Cafe Apron

Week 3 Winner, # 48 Amy from LA!
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This week’s project is a pieced cafe apron that would be as cute in the craft room as in the kitchen!   Our blogger this week is Angela from Cut to Pieces and she’s made a beautiful version along with sharing some tips on construction to help you save time and error.   Be sure to stop by and visit her!

For the link up this week we have a 1/2 yard bundle of Essex and Essex yarn dye linens from Robert Kaufman and a $30 GC to Pinked Fabrics.   I don’t have a picture of the bundle, so it will be a surprise combination of the following fabrics coming direct to you from Robert Kaufman!

 

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You may begin linking up your finished Cafe Apron today through Sunday June 30th at 11:59 pm EST for a chance to win the

1/2 yard bundle of linens from Robert Kaufman and the $30 GC to Pinked Fabrics.

To link up your project, click on the frog below and follow the instructions.

One entry per person, please.

 

 

Happy Sewing,

Lindsey

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Toaster Cozy

I did a little altering to this week’s project for Patchwork Please, the Tea Cozy.

I love tea but I don’t own a teapot.  I boil water the boring way.

I do have a toaster though so I decided to make my toaster a happy home.

I love how it turned out!

TEA easily rearranged to EAT and I added a little toast applique in place of the teacup.

I tried to paper piece the toast but that was a disaster.   There were a gazillion pieces to make the curved portion of the toast and they measured like 1/8″.

Paper pieced toast or sanity??

 

I added in about 4″ to the width of the front and back pieces and boxed in the corners to make a cozy fit.

I used the same template for rounding the pieces that’s in the book but just added my width to the center.

With the curved top and the boxed corners, it looks a lot like a little house!

The inside could be a lot prettier but I was on a roll and not thinking ahead.  I should have finished my seam before boxing the corners.

I figure no one will see it, so I’m not worried about it.

 

I’ve loved seeing what everyone has linked up so far.    When using a craft book I think it’s important to keep an open mind so that you can allow yourself to be creative.

If the project doesn’t work exactly as is, do some tinkering and make it work for you!

I created a PDF of the toast applique in case anyone wanted to use it.    I used the same technique we used last week in making the applique dishtowels.

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xo, Lindsey

 

 

 

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