Wednesday, March 20, 2013

A World of Flags

MINI QUILTS—MOUSE PADS

The last design from this collection:

My Flag

This emblem represents home; and the templates included, allow you to add your own creative twist to make it your own.
 
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However, here are the new details:

I was originally making only twelve flag styles...until I got to thinking about what I'd do with all these flags. I didn't really want all those designs to become mouse pad mini quilts. So I thought up another idea for a project. That meant I'd need more flag blocks.

The problem was that I kept changing my mind on how and which designs would be featured in patterns to sell. After some time, I think I've figured out how to approach this dilemna.

My new plan is to create a few flag styles and let people suggest new ones. From those ideas, I'd see where they'd fit in and add those patterns.


FROM THE OLD LIST:

I can still use the flags I've made and appliqued for my new project. And, any individual patterns I make will have a featured flag. It may come from the list below. 
 
µ  Algeria
µ  Canada 
µ  Congo
µ  Germany
µ  Italy
µ  Japan 
µ  Mauritius
µ  Monaco
µ  Panama               
µ  Thailand
µ  United Arab Emirates
µ  United States

     O   Fabric requirements will be shown for the featured flag style, only as it will give a good representation of materials needed; as most are scrap  pieces. 
     O   All templates will be full-size and reversed for fused applique. Whenever I can, I'll include additional design elements, such as: stars, circles, etc.

     O   A blog tutorial-type instruction will be posted whenever it would be helpful to certain design elments. 
     O   This additional information will provide “extra tips and hints” for using these basic flag styles to create other flags that aren’t in the pattern.
 

Your mechanical mouse will be warm and snug in its cozy quilt as you do your work. And, now you can also add your own country’s flag to this location. More details and pattern coming soon.....




Hang in there, and happy crafting!!
 
 


 

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Daffodils and Tulips

Quilts add color to any space they occupy; sometimes, they are meant to just add color and warmth to a particular place in our homes. At other times, they are a warm, cozy covering as we sleep.

So, I thought—why not add a splash of color to our computer work station—as many of us tend to spend a lot of time there. And, I like the idea of giving this mechanical mouse a cozy quilt to sit on as we do our work. There we can enjoy this mini quilt as we dream up new ideas, or find more projects to add to our wish list.

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PART TWO
 
Mouse Pads - Back
 

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 MINI QUILTS—MOUSE PADS 

The next three designs from this collection include:

 
My Pod

             This design may inspire you to plant a garden; or make you hungry for garden fresh peas. Hope you enjoy this design for whatever reason you’d want to make it. It’s quick and easy.



(This pattern is now available FREE. Give it a try and see how easy fused machine applique, really is!)



 

Basket of Flowers

Flowers are great for incorporating into our quilt projects. And delightfully bring color and beauty into our homes; whether fresh and fragrant, or stitched into charming quilts for our viewing pleasure, all year long.

 

 
 
 
Sewing Machine

If you are here—you love your sewing machine. Perhaps, this is the mini quilt you’ll want to have next to your computer for your mouse.



 
These patterns (currently fused applique) include:
  • Colored illustrations
  • Clear instructions
  • Full-size templates for the applique pieces, already reversed for the fusible applique process. 
  • All these designs are fast and easy and will make a great gift to give to someone that you love, even yourself.
To see more on these designs, click on MY CRAFTSY STORE logo at the right-side column of this page.
 

Mini Quilts - Mouse Pads
 
Next time, I hope to share the remaining design in this collection. This one is getting an update with an interesting twist, so that I can sell it in ‘my crafty store’.
 

Hang in there, and happy crafting!!

 
 



 

Monday, March 4, 2013

Cat and Mouse

I started designing a few quilt patterns back in 2006 and found it very inspiring. After that, I thought I needed to explore other designer’s patterns and learned many different techniques. With the internet such a great place to explore; it is always intriguing what creative people experiment with and come up with for new ideas.

Also, on this journey—I have found many great sites to learn through videos and online classes and find an endless supply of new projects to add to the wish list. May you find this collection another way to give your home another spark of color and warmth.
 
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PART ONE
 
Quilt Bindings
 
Quilts add color to any space they occupy; sometimes, they are meant to just add color and warmth to a particular place in our homes. At other times, they are a warm, cozy covering as we sleep.

So, I thought—why not add a splash of color to our computer work station—as many of us tend to spend a lot of time there. And, I like the idea of giving this mechanical mouse a cozy quilt to sit on as we do our work. There we can enjoy this mini quilt as we dream up new ideas, or find more projects to add to our wish list. 


Quilt Backs
 
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MINI QUILTS—MOUSE PADS

The first four designs from this collection include:



Cat and Mouse

In this design, give the cat opportunity to play the game, "cat and mouse” while you traverse through your favorite websites.


 


 Mac and Me

If we relate to our favorite technology, then we don't just think of apples as fruit. Cheers to those that love their "Mac".






Curling Rocks

Know someone that loves curling? If you do, then you know that curling is never far from their minds, and this design will definitely be a hit. “Hurry hard!”






Wind Blown Rose

This design will be as delightful to make, as it will be to give to someone you love or keep for yourself—allowing it to reflect your affections. Whether you think of long stemmed roses, or those cheery wild roses growing out in nature; they all have a cheery disposition.





My patterns (currently fused applique) include:
  • Colored illustrations
  • Clear instructions
  • Full-size templates for the applique pieces, already reversed for the fusible applique process. 
  • All these designs are fast and easy and will make a great gift to give to someone that you love, even yourself.

To see more on these designs, click on MY CRAFTSY STORE logo at the right-side column of this page.


Mouse Pad Mini Quilts


Next week, I will share the remaining designs in this collection.

 

Hang in there, and happy crafting!!