Tuesday, February 21, 2017

PFTP - Fun with Day of the Dead

Projects from the Past: Personalized Bar Mops

Shannon works at a great Mexican restaurant on Sullivan's Island in SC called Mex1 Coastal Cantina. It's a must visit for delicious food and drink.

She seems to really like her job and I enjoy seeing her work the crowd.   For her birthday I decided to make her some personalized bar mops she could use on the job.
It starts with finding a design, making the necessary adjustments in your computer software and plugging it into your embroidery machine.

I decided on lining them with 100% cotton fabric for extra absorbancy.

Made her a headband to wear when she wanted. I think this was at Boot Camp.

She and her friend did face painting celebrating the occasion. The day was a success.
And she liked the bar mops. She did say the next ones I make should be bigger. Must be they either make a lot of messes or sell a lot of drinks!

Enjoy the day,

PFTP - Arctic Freeze Quilt

Project From the Past - Arctic Freeze Quilt 

This past fall I stumbled on to this fantastic woodland fabric from Hawthorne Threads and, of course, I had to buy it. I loved the winter blue hues and animals. 

Instead of a traditional cotton backing, I chose a grey minky fabric for the back. Minky is so soft and it added just a little more to the weight of the quilt. 

It seems at some point during the making of a project I am in need of one or two of these.  Luckily the knicks and cuts aren't that serious. These should be a staple in everyone's sewing kit.

I was lucky enough to have a dear friend purchase this quilt for her grand nephew. Doesn't it look great with the nursery coordinates?  

Congratulations Lori and family! Enjoy the quilt and enjoy the little one.

I liked this quilt so much, I purchased the fabric again in blue and in a pink/coral for a girl. I need to get them started ASAP.

Lessons Learned:
1. Minky is beautiful, but messy.
2. This fabric, designed and produced by Hawthorne Threads, has a really wonderful, heavier weight feel to it.
3. The quilt was machine washed,dried, and came out beautiful.

Enjoy the day.