Wednesday, October 19, 2016

I've Got A Notion

My earliest memories of sewing was with my mom. As a trained home economics teacher, her desire to teach was there, but she had a "student" who was not only willing to learn, but quite eager. At the time I did not value her contstant urgings to do things the proper way, and iron each seam... for me that took too long. But the deeper I got in the craft, the more I came to appreciate her good advice.

Walking hand in hand with those memories of learning to sew, are the  memories of me digging through her notions boxes. I had favorite buttons, and bobbins, thread, and what-nots... and there was nothing more delightful than to dig and dig, making one new discovery after the next. 

I thought it would be fun to use the 6" mini version of my Jeweled Kaleidoscope quilt pattern as a single block for a pin cushion... well, actually the idea came from one of my pattern testers. I've been itching to cut into these notion themed fabrics from Cotton & Steel, and I pulled some of my favorite low volume sewing fabrics to go with it.

There are some projects, usually small ones, that I really enjoy the process of carefully thought out fabric placement. Fussy cutting is not always for the thrifty quilter, but I love the challenge of a perfectly placed snippit.

Cotton & Steel always had such fun selvages, and the Trinket fabrics from Melody Miller, are no exception!

Do such sewing themed fabrics like these evoke any memories of crafting and sewing as a child too?

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  1. How cute! Are those actually little wooden bobbins! I have never seen those before!

  2. Lovely block - such nice, pretty fabrics. Yes, ironing really helps a block be sewn and lie correctly.


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