Friday, February 16, 2018

Block 1 of My Hunter's Star Quilt!

I love this pattern!

Video Tutorial Here!

I am quilting along with the 

To learn how to make this block visit 

You may purchase their Kit Here,
find some new fabrics to love
or use fabrics from your stash.

To use your own fabrics,
you may purchase the Pattern Here

I am using these beautiful fabrics

The colors and prints are gorgeous!

I am looking forward to finishing this quilt.

Right now I am away from my sewing machine
and visiting my daughter and her family.

This project will be waiting for me in March when I return home.

Looking forward to making my quilt!

To see all the wonderful quilts in progress,

Check out all the links Here

Hope to see you sewing along, too!

Thursday, February 8, 2018

My Favorite New Fabrics!

These are

and they are from the 

my favorite online quilt shop.

Click on the link at the top of my left bar 
to find some of these beauties
for your next project.

I would receive a small commission if you shop via my affiliate link.
Every little bit of fabric money helps. 

The colors in these fabrics are sew fabulous.
My pale northern light does not do them justice.
Touching these colors is like walking outside on a warm summer day.

The dark green is a close match top my cutting board. 

I am loving this new project.

More photos soon!

Monday, February 5, 2018

Put A Little Love In Your Quilt Blog Hop

A Heart Shaped Treat Bag

for my Grand-Darling for Valentine's Day!

I made this little bag to gift to my granddaughter
when I go to visit her in her new home next week.

Welcome to the

When Carol announced this blog hop,
I had sew many ideas.
My quilty muse spun in a few directions and finally settled on one,
(or so I thought)
and I started sewing.

I even posted about my WIP  Here

But every day when I sat down to sew more on that project,
I was distracted by these little 2 inch scrap blocks ...

My quilty kitties kept finding them wherever I put them
and leaving them on my sewing machine bed every night.

My little kitties and I had  lot of fun one day making these with the
cutoff corners from my Red and White Clementine Block

These little blocks have heart
and needed to be sewn and gifted.

Sew a new project was begun!

I cut a heart shaped pattern from computer paper.

My bag measured  10" by 11"

I cut the top of the back piece a half inch larger than the front.

The little blocks were sewn together and a four inch border in white was added
and I cut this heart.

I gathered some red fabric and cut three hearts from red fabric
and one from batting.

Placing the batting on the back of the pieced heart,

I added a machine stitched heart border
in red thread.

Sandwiching the back with one of the lining fabrics,
right side together,
I sewed around the edge
leaving a two in opening ...

to turn it right side out and press.

The I sandwiched the batting backed front and the other lining heart,
right sides together
and repeated the process.

I carefully trimmed the batting close to the stitches
and cut a point into the top of the heart
so it would lay flat when turned right side out.

Here are the front and back sections sandwiched together.

You will see that I made the backing heart a little larger on the top
so that the bag would have a red trim edge at the top when completed.

Then I cut a strap 2" by 60"

Using my 1" bias tape maker I folded and pressed the strap.
The strap fabric was not cut on the bias
and it worked fine.

Using Wonder Clips, I folded and secured the strap
over the edge of the heart sandwich.

The beginning and ending of the strap is on the bottom point
to make a closed loop.

I started sewing on the side of the heart where I wanted to opening
for the top to begin.

With red thread, I stitched around the edges,
leaving the heart sandwich open on the top to form the bag.

When I got the strap part of the strip, I just kept stitching
all the way along the strap and around to the place
where I started attaching the binding edges ...

... and the sewing is done!

I am filling this bag with books and toys 
for my Grand-Darling for Valentine's Day!

Everly will be able to pack a snack, her little Minnie Mouse that goes everywhere with her
and a book or quiet toy for when she goes adventuring.

I am going to gift this to my granddaughter
when I go to visit her in her new home next week!
Grammy is so happy to be seeing My Girls!

Thanks to Carol @ Just Let Me Sew
for her big heart and putting this warm and happy
blog hop together for all of us!

Be sure to visit all these lovely hearts today ... 

February 5

Life in the Scrapatch (you are here)

If you are interested in some of my past projects and tutorials,  grab and cuppa and keep reading along ...

If you wish to make one of these heart bags,
you may use a single fabric or any scrap blocks
you may have to design your own.

Here is a tutorial I made a few years ago for a heart shaped mug rug
that could be easily adapted for a pieced heart for the front of 
a treat bag ... 

Heart Mug Rug Tutorial 

Heart Rag Quilt Tutorial

Scrappy Heart Block Tutorial

... and my personal favorite quilty heart project ...
My Quilty Heart Box

Thank you for visiting me today! 

May you and yours have a Happy Heart Day!