Saturday, 21 January 2012

I love a good tute!

I had fun over the Christmas break trying out different tutorials. I don't know what it is, but during the frenzy of Christmas shopping, buying, visiting, I just want to retreat into the safe haven of my sewing room. Some of my most productive times are when I "should be" shopping or wrapping presents. Maybe it's my way of protesting consumerism? I don't know, but it's OK with me.

Sometimes I think I never get anything done, but when I started to think about it, I've made lots of things, not necessarily quilts, in the last while. Quick little fun projects with great results, and most from free tutorials featured online. For all those people that share and post their tutorials, thank you!!

Here are just a few of the things I've made since last September...

I needed a new grocery bag dispenser, so I made one using this tutorial at Moda Bake Shop.

Of course, I've already shown you the burp cloths I made using the tutorial from Nikki at Nature's Heirloom  (love Nikki's stuff!)

For the FVMQ guild's Christmas party, we all made buntings to exchange using this tutorial from Crystal at Solidity of Rainbows. Really fun! Cute and quick, too. I've made several more, but didn't quite get them finished for Christmas, so they'll be all ready for next year!

My niece and I made this cute fabric bulletin board we found on Sew Mama Sew!

My niece also made this awesome Sprocket Pillow from Cluck, Cluck, Sew!

Stash Manicure has tons of guest tutorials, and I had fun making the Tush Cush designed by Amy Bradley.

Last September at our Gathering of Friends Retreat, my sister made her very first quilt using the Jelly Roll 1600 instructions found on Youtube! It's still just a quilt top, but next time she visits, we'll get working on it again! Doesn't a Jelly Roll Race sound like fun?!

Here's my sis working on hers and her finished quilt top!

I also shared the tutorial shown here to show the ladies at the retreat how to make these cute Christmas ornaments.

Here's mine

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

1 comment:

  1. Love the tutorial info! I love the fabric bulletin board! wow. That is inspiring. Have a great week and thanks for posting.