Saturday, June 3, 2017

Curvalicious Quilts using Island Batiks


I went to Texas last month

Yes I know I told you last month but guess who lives in Texas? Barb of Bejeweled Quilts and she just so happens to be my sister. We got to spend a little time sewing and it was only a little. Well what to do, what to do with so little time. We thought and we thought and we thought. It had to be something fun, something cute and something we could do together.

This is what we came up with.
Little Miss Muffett sat on her Tuffet eating curds and whey. Along comes a quilter and sat down besider her and stole the Tuffet away.

You can find the pattern on the Crafttsy site. "Mini Tuffet Pinchsion" by Sew Colorful LLC, Sylvi Sealy It was so much fun to work together on these pin cushions. We made six (even with Barbs little grandson running around) which was all the supplies that we had bought at WalMart in the middle of the night. It wasn't exactly what was on the supply list but we made it work. For the larger tuffets we had to enlarge the pattern but it was fairly easy. It was an interesting pattern. It looked like a picket fence but when you sewed the points together it made it so it would fit around our round piece of foam. So simple and so cute. They were a lot of fun to make.

 

We decided that we would have a give away. Check out Barbs blog here Bejeweledquilts . I have a Red Tide charm pack from Island Batik and a spool of King Tut Variegated Quilting Thread #941. So leave a comment and let me know who your favorite sewing companion is.


39 comments:

  1. Jeanette, I wrote on Barb's post about how lucky she is to have a sister to sew with...you are the lucky sister too! The tuffets you two created are adorable and a wonderful way to use up scraps of favorite fabrics or batiks! Sadly, I sew alone. :( None of my friends share my love of sewing, although they do enjoy the gifts I make for them. I guess I'd have to say my music and podcasts are my best companions when it comes to sewing.

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  2. My granddaughter, but our sewing time together is so limited. She is 8, and asked me last year for a sewing machine! That request melted my heart.

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  3. Hmm...my best sewing companion is a crazy muse who keeps saying "what if you....." I listen a lot of the time and try the crazy (and sometimes brilliant) things that she suggests.
    I have used that King Tut thread before and it is wonderful, as is the Island Batik fabric.

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  4. My best sewing pal is my sister. She really doesn't sew but is there to give an opinion when I need it about anything from color to pattern. Thank goodness for cell phones and the ability to snap a picture.

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  5. My favorite quilting companion is my friend In-law. My daughter's mother-in-law who is my best friend. We have so much fun quilting together. We have our own quilting fests and will sew all weekend and only go to bed when we are just too tired to sew anymore.

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  6. Super creative idea! My quilty buddy is my 12 year old cat, Mary Alice. More affectionately know as The Quilt Inspector Kitty General - no quilt leaves or is used without her approval.

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  7. Super creative idea! My quilty buddy is my 12 year old cat, Mary Alice. More affectionately know as The Quilt Inspector Kitty General - no quilt leaves or is used without her approval.

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  8. MY MOM....when she comes down state we sew and talk all day...great giveaway... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  9. MY MOM....when she comes down state we sew and talk all day...great giveaway... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  10. Those look like so much fun to make! Unfortunately I do not have a sewing companion. It's just me on my own.

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  11. My favorite sewing companion? Hmmm. It is hard to decide. I sew with some great friends, my daughters and daughter in law, but I think I would have to say my nearly 7 year old granddaughter. She just has such excitement.

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  12. I came over from your sisters blog. It must be very nice to have a partner for the quilting projects which are very very nice.

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  13. I mostly sew by myself or I get distracted. My sewing bestie moved to another Province last year but I do get together with a sewing group every week or so - it's fun to get inspired!

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  14. I really enjoy sewing with my friend Christine. We haven't had time together in a while, so I miss it. I'm hoping we can get together during the summer, now that things are easing in her life. I'm so glad you had time to sew with Barb. There must have been lots of laughs.

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  15. How wonderful to have a sister to sew with! My favorite partner is my daughter Katerina. She's a busy college gal, but she occasionally finds time to sew with her mom. Love it when she does.

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  16. My six-year old granddaughter is my favorite sewing companion. Thanks for the chance to win this charm pack and thread. I love batiks and Superior thread!

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  17. Hi!! Your sister sent me over. How fun to have family to sew with. Just love those tuffets!!

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  18. Glad you and your sister had fun! My sewing companion has four feet and snores under my sewing chair!!! churcae(at)auburn(dot)edu

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  19. I love your tuffets. They are so colorful. What a great way to brighten up a room.

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  20. the ladies in our church sewing circle. We make quilts for Lutheran World Relief and it is just so much fun to see us all chatting and working together.

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  21. MMQ or the "Monday Morning quilters who meet at the Senior Center". Yes that is our real name..
    MMQ is the approved shorthand. !2 of the neatest ladies that ever set at a sewing machine or picked up a pair of scissors , or knitting needles, or beads, or weaving or right now tatting.

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  22. Hi Jeanette........I just came over from Barb's site and am in love with those tuffets! Little Miss Muffet had nothing on the sisters! And those are my favorite sewing companions.....my Sisters! We really don't sew together in the same place...we just sew together and encourage each other from our own place.......

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  23. My favorite sewing companion is Pat. We love to try new things and these fabrics are scrumptious.

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  24. I like to sew with my mom. We disagree a lot but she has taught me a lot. Mostly patience.
    kthurn(at)bektel(dot)com

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  25. My favourite sewing companion is radio 4 !!

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  26. I'm afraid I don't have a sewing companion, but I usually listen to audio books while I am sewing.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    Peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  27. I stitch with several different friends, but, my favorite stitching companion is my dog, who has a bed under one of my vintage sewing machine cabinets, and keeps me company in my sewing room. She is my sewing 'supervisor'.

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  28. I love y'all's tuffets. Very pretty! I don't really have a sewing companion. If my mother-in-law​ still sewed it would be her! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

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  29. Great tuffet's! I like to sew alone, so my favorite quilting companion is my radio, or an audio book playing on the CD player. Sounds boring, but hours go by quickly! jadahlgr at yahoo dot com

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  30. I don't have a sewing companion. When my sister comes for a visit or I go to MN to see her, we do like to craft. If there is any sewing involved, I am the sewist. I love the colorful tuffets.

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  31. my favorite sewing companion used to be my mom. she is gone now. Now my favorite sewing companion is my son. he sews civil war and world war 2 clothes for other men reenactors and sells them. He has become an excellent Taylor. I sewed the shirts and vests for the men until he got married and now his wife does that. they are called The Smanski Stitches. I still sew with him. He is a huge encourager and help for me in my sewing second to my husband.

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  32. I don't have anyone to sew with. I would really like a sewing companion.

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  33. My two sisters would be great as they both sew--but seems we usually have other things to do and do not get the time--guess my cat is my sewing companion!
    bjkaup(at)(abbnebraska)(dot)(com)

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  34. My best friend is my partner. I am spoiled as she is a quilt teacher, nothing like one on one . She is amazing with colours, rewrites to make quilting pattern easier and she can make quilts like no tomorrow. We have many fun time quilting and catching up on life. Happy Quilting 😊

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  35. My favorite sewing companion is my mom! loudog 91301 at aol . Com

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  36. One of these days my sis will be here to quilt with me! At least now she is many miles closer to me...hopefully we will sew together soon. Love your tuffets! Thanks for the chance to win!
    quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  37. My cat would have to be my favorite sewing companion, as I don't know any other people who sew. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  38. my mom and I often sew together. When I started quilting, I dragged her along to the quilt show in Paducah and she was hooked by the time we got home.

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  39. My favorite sewing companion is the friend I met when working in the same school. We have known each other for over 30 years. I like bright fabrics, she likes primatives, but we get along fine.

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Comments are always welcome and definitely enjoyed.