It’s finally my day to participate in Plum & June’s “Let’s Get Acquainted Blog Hop”! If you are new to my blog, thanks for stopping by, and if you are a current reading, I hope you enjoy learning a little bit more about me.
My name is Janice and I live in Glendale, CA with my husband and 2 children (Liam is 3 and Emmeline is 17 months). We recently moved back to the LA area from Sonoma County and I am enjoying settling back into our 1927 English tudor-style bungalow.
Here are a few projects I have made:
1. April Bee Happy, 2. Oliver + S “Family Reunion” Dress, 3. 80’s swap, 4. Sneak Peak, 5. DQS10:front, 6. Circle Stroller Quilt, 7. Scrappy Lone Star Quilt, 8. FLQS- Birds Fly Over the Rainbow, 9. Stud “Fussy Cut” Swap, 10. FLQS1- Done and ready to send, 11. Cloth diapers for Emmeline, 12. DQS11-front, 13. Fairy Tale Baby Quilt, 14. Emmeline’s Stocking, 15. Geese in the Forest top, 16. Bee Block for July
Beth asked a few questions and here are my answers!
– Favorite craft book: I am so inspired by “Sunday Morning Quilts” (I am addicted to scrappy projects). On wish list is “Free-Motion Quilting with Angela Walters” and the Japanese craft book “163 Favorite Patchwork Patterns”.
– Book you are currently reading: I recently read “Angry Housewives Eating Bob-Bons” and I really enjoyed it. I also love Diana Gabaldon, Michael Chabon, Marian Keyes, & Sophie Kinsella, to name a few authors.
– Favorite children’s book: My kids and I love “I Took The Moon For A Walk” and “Kitten’s First Full Moon”
– Favorite quilting tool: My rotary cutter.
– Favorite music to listen to while quilting: Ben Folds Five and I also listen to 90’s music on Pandora.
– Favorite TV show while hand stitching: “Modern Family”, “How I Met Your Mother”, or older shows like “Quantum Leap”.
– Binding – by hand or by machine?: Almost always by hand. I love hand-sewing the last little bit of the quilt. It’s so relaxing.
For my tutorial, I thought I would show my lovely readers how to make Christmas-themed bunting. It’s a very quick, easy way to add a touch of handmade Christmas to your home and it also makes a great gift!
You will need:
- 9 various fabric strips (1.5″ x 12″)
- 1 9″ x 12″ piece of felt
- Heat ‘n’ Bond Lite (or some sort of iron-on adhesive)
- ribbon and trim scraps
Sew strips together along long edges to create a 9.5″ x 12″ rectangle. Press seams flat and sew 3 strips of trim diagonally on rectangle as pictured above.
Cut 9″ x 12″ piece of Heat n Bond and iron onto felt (be careful not to melt your felt!) and then iron your fabric strip rectangle onto the felt.
Draw shapes on your felt. I drew 4 triangles (trees), 3 stockings and a candy cane.
Cut shapes out and top-stitch around the edge of each one. I added a felt trunk to each tree as I was top-stitching.
Sew onto ribbon, hang bunting and enjoy!
You can also make them into tree ornaments by sewing a gold embroidery thread through each one.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and I hope to see you around here again real soon! Make sure you also stop by Shena’s blog today and give her a warm welcome!