Saturday, June 3, 2017

CURVALICIOUS QUILTS - ISLAND BATIK CHARM PACK AND SUPERIOR THREAD GIVEAWAY


The month of June is Curvavalicious Quilts for the Island Batik Ambassadors.


We were told we could do anything with curves so here goes.

For those of you that don't know, Jeanette, from Inchworm Fabrics is my sister.

Recently we moved our mother into a little trailer right off my carport so Jeanette came for a visit.

Glad she did because she was able to go through and get rid of a lot of clothes that my mother had collected through the years.

Anyways.....

We had discussed making something together for our June Island Batik project.

You know...two minds, twice the smoke.

She came up with the idea of tuffets.

How exciting....

for me it was...

So we scoured the internet and settled upon "Mini Tuffet Pinchsion" by Sew Colorful LLC, Sylvi Sealy.   just click on that link and it will take you to her craftsy site.





Oh yessssssssssssss


One evening Jeanette came in from my mother's and said...you wanna go to walmart and get supplies for the tuffets?  I said, sure...what time is it.  She said 7:30....why not, it is early still.

We got home at 11:30.....hummmmm  I said...Jeanette, thought it was 7:30 when we left...she looked at her watch and said...yes, 7:30 my time (Washington State time).  Needlesss to say we got a laugh out of that one.

  So we took off with our supply list.

We were able to get everything we wanted at Walmart to make small and larger tuffets.

 

Here is a larger one.  Jeanette is so smart...she just whipped up another pattern larger than the one given to us that enabled us to make us a larger tuffet.  Worked out great.




Don't you just love the tuffets???

We made the larger ones the next day while my grandson was running around the sewing room getting into stuff.  Were we crazy or what?

My mother did entertain the little buggar for us so we could finish up a few more.

Every so often he would come and go UP...Up...so of course, up he came and the work stopped.



                                                     Have you ever seen such a fun sight?


                                       She did the sewing and I did the stuffing, cutting, and gluing.

One thing that worked out good was making cardboard round pieces that matched the wooden pieces for the bottom.  We glued the fabric to the cardboard round piece, put the button on and and pulled it through,  then glued the wood circle over that so we could glue on the legs.  Worked perfect!


   I can only say how fun this was working with my sister and how clear the pattern was to follow.



                                   We gave one large one to our sister Beverly, it was her birthday.
                          Gave one small one to my mother and then we both got a large and small one.






                           This is what mine looks like right now..... No losing this pin cushion.


           If you want, go check out my sister's blog, she is having a giveaway and so I am.

Here is what I want to give away:



One Superior Threads Fantastico #5084 

One Island Batik Charm pack "BluShing Blooms"

It truly hurts to give these items away but why not share the fun  RIGHT????

I do love Superior Threads, I have used them numerous times and have even ordered from them, I just happen to have duplicate of the orange thread because I loved the Fantastico line so much that I ordered me some and then Island Batik sent me some of the same not knowing.

Now the Charm pack is loaded with vibrant delicious colors, if you can put delicious onto a charm pack?  Only a quilter will know and understand that comment.

Just leave a comment and do go and visit my sister.











66 comments:

Gene Black said...

ooooh. I love the blushing blooms!
Your tuffets look great. It is a clever pincushion idea for sure.

QuiltShopGal said...

How fun to have Jeanette visit and you two have the chance to create together. Adorable tuffets. And the mini-tuffet does look like it is a perfect pincushion.

QuiltShopGal
www.quiltshopgal.com

Hettie Pringle said...

Must be amazing to have your sister so close and then a quilter too! Visited her blog and she mentioned the Pacific rim quilt company, went there too and almost forgot to post that I love your little tuffets but I do think you make it sound easier than it really is.

Linda said...

I love the tuffet pincushion's. i have seen the large ones but had no use for one. But I do tje pincushion ones. I am going to make one more today. Thank you and yoyr sister for sharing.

teachpany said...

I love that you and your sister got sewing time together, and had fun. Great tuffets! (don't enter me for prize).

suemac said...

Sounds like you had a great time. My sister is in town this week and we are heading to an airshow today.

Kathy E. said...

Yes, delicious can be put onto a charm pack! What fun to have a sister to share your craft with...that would be a dream come true for me. You are so lucky, Barb! The tuffets are adorable in both sizes and would make awesome gifts for any sewer. Now I've got to check out your sister and she if she is as talented as you!

barbara woods bewtjw@gmail.com said...

my sis is a quilter but she has quit and is travelling now that she is retired

KaHolly said...

Lucky you to have your quilty sister so close by! Loving these little tuffets! What a great idea! XO

GranChris said...

Too much fun. I love your Trivets.

KaHolly said...

Wait a minute! Washington time...it just clicked! She was close by because she was visiting! I'm having one of ''those'' days! I think I should go take a nap!

Tu-Na Quilts said...

What fun you had!! I love working with my sisters too but we've never made these. I'll have to check out the pattern. One can never have too many pincushions, right?
kthurn(at)bektel(dot)com

grannyjanny said...

I LOVE tuffets! Yours are absolutely darling!

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

I really love those tuffets. They're very popular this year.

Sharon B said...

Sounds like so much fun! The taffeta are adorable. I don't shop much at Walmart but their fabric is great for crafts. There is always lots of coordinates.

LeAnne said...

I like getting together and sewing with my sister too. It makes it so much more fun. Love the tuffets.

Dayna said...

Need to go find that tuffet pattern. Those would make great gifts for the ladies in our sewing circle.

Quilting Jeannie said...

Yes, delicious always goes with fabric! You make me wish I had a quilting sister. Thanks for the giveaway. I love batiks and those are beautiful.

Edie said...

Love your tuffets, they are so darn cute. Thanks for the inspiration and the draw. raydeer@memlane.com

cjmont said...

love your tuffets, and the colors and fabrics are gorgeous.

Jackie Kelly said...

Wonderful colors.

shirley said...

I adore I your little tuffets, sister are special.

Vicki in MN said...

Yes I love Tuffets-I think the footstools are wonderful, but I am in love with your pincushions!!! Gotta go check out the pattern.

swooze said...

Your tigers are really cute!

swooze said...

Your tuffets are really cute!

Anonymous said...

Those Tuffets are lovely. They are gorgeous. Thanks for the giveaway.
Marilyn

quilter said...

Love it!! The vet tech called my cat delicious, gave me a good laugh.
cork@pa.rr.com

Ariane said...

These tuffet pincushions are just gorgeous! I need to get that pattern. They look so fun to make. Thanks for the giveaway!!

Aileen Lenzi said...

Just loved your story with your sister. My twin sister and I do the same thing, we get a bee in our bonnets with a craft or sewing idea and off we go. Our husbands think we are just plain strange but are so impressed with our creations after we are finished that they don't say a word! Love your tuffets, that would be a great guild project for a class. They look so cute and quick to make.

Allison CB said...

Sounds like you and your ester had a great time!😂 churcae(at)auburn(dot)edu

Aileen Lenzi said...

My twin sister and I are the same way, we get together and love to "create" things. We are also gone for hours to get our supplies, our husbands have given up on us when we get together as they know we will be busy doing our projects for much of the visit. We then give the items away to all our friends or charity that is in need of them. Your tuffets are just adorable, great for a short mini class at our local quilt guild. Everyone would just love it. Oh I can just see their creative juices flowing now!

Rina Mason said...

These tuffets are so cute! I like how you can now have your mom close and your sis can come visit. It's always more fun with family.

Melody Lutz said...

Good glory those are WAY too cute! Great interuptation of curvy too.

Anonymous said...

I made a large tuffet for my granddaughter for her 10th birthday. Purple is her favorite color and I used a nice selection of purples.
judyanncreations@comcast.net

Aileen Lenzi said...

My twin sister and I are just as crazy as you two! We get together and will think up a "creation" and then take off for hours to purchase the items that we need. Are husbands know that we will busy making our creations for much of our visit to each other's homes and have learned to entertain themselves. We give our creations to friends or to charity.
I see a great mini class for our quilt guild with your beautiful tuffets. Oh how those creative juices will be flowing trying to out do each other!

anna brown said...

I hear ya I enjoy sewing with my mom when I get a chance...love the colors in your giveaeay... happyness04431@yahoo.com

Kim said...

Look at all those tuffets! Looks like you both had a blast.

Needled Mom said...

Sisters can really have fun together. Those turned out so cute.

Mystica said...

How nice to have a quilting partner. That must be so much fun.

Bec said...

Those tuffet pincushions are so much fun!

Jennifer Fulton Inquiring Quilter said...

Those tuffets are adorable! How much fun is it that you have a sister to sew with?

Sheila Ivany said...

Your truffets are terrific way to use your scraps . I can imagine what trouble you and your sister can stir up. Double Trouble.
Happy Quilting 😊

hetty said...

Cute tuffets! Lovely colours. I would call them delicious. Great to have a quilty sister.

Sheila said...

The tuffets look like fun and what better way to make them than with your sister .

Tangos Treasures said...

Oh how fun!! Family time sewing is awesome!! Love love the tuffets!

Pamela said...

Your tuffets are absolutely delightful! I appreciated your engaging blog post too. Thanks for the fun!

Emily C said...

Very nice. almost wish you were giving one of the tuffets away, instead. They are on my list, but I don't know when I will get to them. Have a bunch of WIPs I am finishing and just started a BOM.

Rebecca said...

While the giveaway is nice ...and the tuffets....the best is playing with your sister!

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

Well I always wondered what Little Miss Muffet sat on looked like and now I know! I will have to make one to add to my pin cushion collection! What a lovely giveaway too. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Peggy said...

I've been working on a couple of quilts for charity today. Now I'm tired and will take a rest so I can function the rest of the day/evening.
Thanks,
Peggy
Peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

Angie&Gary Short said...

Very cool tuffets. angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

Cindy Dahlgren said...

I absolutely LOVE your tuffets, they're beautiful! jadahlgr at yahoo dot com

Vicki H said...

I love the colorful tuffets.

beaquilter said...

those are SEW cute, adorable!! I want one.... aren't those feet expensive?

Anonymous said...

Your tuffets are darling!
Patty
paweis at yahoo dot com

Carol C Thomas said...

I have never used superior threads. Nice tuffets.

Barb said...

I do like batiks and your tuffets are so cute!
bjkaup(at)(abbnebraska)(dot)(com)

Linda said...

Sister time is the best! I love your tuffets!!!!

Snoodles said...

The tuffets are awesome! And I totally agree, charm packs qualify as "delicious." Haha!
quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

It sounds like you guys had a good time on the visit! I love your tuffets. Thanks!

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Rowena Kerber said...

Love those tuffets! Wonderful way to spend time with your sister.

Katherine said...

The taffeta are adorable! And I love the variety of buttons in the center, what a sweet finishing touch.

Heather said...

I love your little tuffets with their cute little feet. well done

Susan R. said...

Those tuffets are adorable. Going to check out your sister's blog for more ideas I hope.

Heather said...

Your tuffets are awesome as I'm sure you time with your Sister was too! Going to try these, you make them look easy :)

Nancy said...

These tuffets are cute and look much easier to make than the large footstool type tuffets. Quick and easy are always fun. And the Island Batik fabrics are absolutely delightful.