Sunday, March 6, 2022

Playing with Scraps and Cutting Out Bags! Plus Smocking and Dollhouse...

A friend came over last weekend to let me help her cut out circles with my Accuquilt for a future quilt guild program. We cut up some of her Jen Kingwell scraps. She let me keep the remains of our cutting session.

I used the templates I'd made from Jen's Quilt Recipes book for this pillow. The Clopin.

I was able to cut all the pieces for the pieced diamonds - just barely! I cut the white pieces from a Grunge fabric and used a black/white lined fabric from my stash for the smaller diamonds.  I'll be hand piecing and hand quilting this before making it into a throw pillow. 

I finished cutting all the fabric, batting, interfacing, and foam, as called for. in my bag patterns I bought in Houston. The Big Mouth Pouch.

The Macaroon Bag.

And the Tool Tote. I can't wait to start making these!

A friend gave me this ready-to-smock little dress for Sadie.  I picked it up and began to smock a simple orange and blue pattern. Nothing too involved. I haven't done smocking in 30 years, but it came right back to me.

Today I worked a bit on my big dollhouse. There are a few repairs needed where the wood has broken off or worn down in places.

I didn't take an 'after' picture, but I mixed some epoxy bondo and dabbed and spread it here and there. Once it dries, I'll sand it and see if I need another application. Hubby replace the dated casters on it a few weeks ago so it rolls around easier now. The next step will be paint! That a biggie because of the size of this.

Here's a pic to remind you what the house looks like. It needs more work than I first realized, but it's very doable.

Did you notice? No machine sewing at all this week. Eeks! Truthfully, I've been battling a nice head cold, so I slowed down a bit. But I still got a few small things done. Plus I was a bit 'sewed out' after finishing FOUR quilt tops so far this week.

Stay tuned. And continue to stay safe!



  1. Your doll house is fabulous. I really like miniatures.

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