Friday, October 9, 2015

Friday Finds


  Before I share some finds, here is a peek at where I am with the plumes.   I need to add and fill in a bit on the bottom corner.  The bottom side needs some darker ones added and I think it needs just a little more height.  The upper corner is just about right.  Thanks to everyone for your comments and suggestions......each one helped my direction on this.  I will be quite busy stitching these down, as I got a little plume crazy.  I have a friend who is facing a major health crisis and I think she will need some comfort.






For your weekend fun, here are a few finds.






Another label idea was shared with me from Sylvia..  This is from Sewcanshe blog.  A folded corner label  plus an additional corner label with extra info equals a quick way to hang up with a dowel.  This is especially great for wall hangings.






VROOMANS QUILTS: House Block Tutorial:

  I have been waiting for this tutorial!  From Vrooman's Quilts, Sharon shares her house block in tutorial form.   She has made them in all colorways, and each one is so cute.  A couple of these and those trees from last week would be a great banner.










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  I love this pineapple block.  I found this at Havelssewing and it is design by Beth Novak.      Four of these blocks make a wall hanging....perfect for the season.  An excellent tutorial for making the block.












Crazy Old Ladies Quilts: Orange You Glad- a tutorial:

   I started a new board just for Orange peel/pumpkin seed quilts.  I am collecting ideas.....and that's enough of a hint.

From Crazy Old Ladies blog.  The quilt is great and so is the tutorial to make the "peels" using fusible interfacing .    I have used this technique before and it works great....especially for larger applique pieces like these.



As always, please visit the links for details and for pinning.
I will be cutting plumes, and stitching away, enjoy your weekend and the sun!
Happy stitching.

10 comments:

  1. Love the plume quilt! I agree - a few darker ones in the lower corner will be perfect! Your friend will feel comfort and love with this quilt. ~Jeanne

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  2. Wow, I just love your plumes quilt top! That is so "you"! I can already see it quilted with your endless feather plumes - perfect.
    That pineapple block is beautiful - thanks for sharing. I always look forward to your Friday Finds posts even though I know I'll never get around to making most of them.

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  3. Love the plumes and sure your friend will find this a wonderful and comforting hug. Thank you for the shout out - saved the pineapple block tute, love it.

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  4. Ah, the quilt looks lovely!
    I especially like that pineapple from your "finds". Very clever!

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  5. The plumes look great! I'm definitely making the pineapple, it's too cute and I've become addicted to Dresden's. Orange peel quilts are always so pretty, I made one a while back appliqueing the peels, quick and easy but I felt like I cheated, :) I have no idea what a pumpkin seed is though so now I have to stalk you, again.

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  6. Stalking failed, Lol. Is a pumpkin seed just another name for a peel? Don't hold out on me.

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  7. I really like the way it is looking.

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  8. The plumes are looking great!

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  9. I love how the plumes look and add to that quilt.

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  10. The plumes are beautiful on your quilt, great links!

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