Friday, July 22, 2016

Pink Sewing Machine

The color of the month at the rainbow scrap challenge is Pink. Hot pink with bits of lime.
See the grasshopper scrap on my machine??? Again, I love the idea of having a machine like this!
It all starts with the scraps.

My overflowing bins of colorful odd shaped pieces. Sort thru and choose prints you like. Sew the odd angles together into the basic machine shape, then press flat.







Then using interfacing with fusible place right sides together with the scraps, and pattern pinned over the top
sew around the machine pattern, trim seam line, turn inside out gently, and applique to a background.
Cupcakes, clocks, flowers, dancers, bunnies, woman with heart and the word princess in the top right corner...


What's not to love here??

I pressed the machine to the spools background
(by the way, I used up -gulp- the spools yardage doing this) and machine appliqued with a blanket stitch and rayon hot pink thread.



I have used those dancer scraps before, they are very flexible color wise, lol. And I do love to dance!!
The geese blocks were given to me in a scrap bag. The person must not have known what to do with them
Some are appliqued, some not yet. They will be finished as little quilts, then sewn together into a banner for my sewing room.

46 comments:

  1. I love that little dancing pig!
    Your banner is going to be fabulous! So perfect for your sewing room.

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  2. Too cute again! Love the process and adding the applique!

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  3. These are sew cute! Good idea for a banner. I might have to use that one.

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  4. Looking at your sewing machines, I ask myself if the sewing machine is a right handed tool? What do left handed people do --it's so clearly set up for righties! Only been seeing for 45 years and this occurs to me now!

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    1. My mom sewed almost as long as you and she was left handed.
      And sew was my step mom.
      I think they just adjusted to it and like you, never thought about it.

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  5. Grasshoppers! not snails! :)
    A banner ! What a great idea! Your creative bling with beads will make this banner look fantastic!

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  6. i love the pinkly squareness of your latest sew machine block. It looks abit like my favorite Bernina 830 record that i call Bernie! Have a banner weekend and thanks for leaving a comment on my last post!

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  7. Your machines are quite the flight of fancy! So creative in colors and styles! Who would have thought such a simple idea would be so dramatic!

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  8. Such cute machines! If only real ones were scrappy like that =).

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    1. At a Quilt Sew and Craft Fair (the one that travels around) there is a person there that paints machines to look like these. She sells OctoHoops.
      Her machines are beauriful.

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  9. I always love seeing your sewing machines! What a fun way to use up all those little bits and pieces. Are you going to try to find more of the spools? It's such a perfect background for these blocks.

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  10. Interesting applique method and interesting plan for the little sewing machine quilts. Looking forward to the grand reveal when they are all completed!!

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  11. What a cute sewing machine and such a great way to use up scraps! Who wouldn't be happy with a dancing pig sewing machine?!?!!!

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  12. Cute scraps and love the sewing machine.

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  13. Your sewing machines are adorable!

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  14. Love your colourful herd of scrappy sewing machines!!

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  15. A fitting wall hanging for a sewing room inspiration. Just looking at all those sweet creatures should put you in the mood.

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  16. Can't wait to see the finished quilt of these whimsical sewing machines!

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  17. The pink sewing machine looks great, I also love the blanket stitch with the rayon thread. It is difficult to me to chose which one I like better. They will make a beautiful banner.

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  18. What a nifty technique and a wonderful result. I do wonder how you will quilt a sewing machine without your mind exploding.

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  19. Your growing group of sewing machines is looking wonderful! I love the 'spools' background fabric, perfect pick for these!

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  20. What a great banner this is going to be for your sewing room! The sewing machines are looking great. The room where I sew is quite small so I would only need a teeny tiny banner myself!

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  21. What a wonderful array of colorful sewing machines!

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  22. I LOVE your sewing machine idea. I have a machine pattern but hadn't come up with an idea for how to use it. This is so wonderful that I want to use it for myself. Very creative!!

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  23. What a beautiful collection of sewing machines, very cheerful! Thanks for sharing

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  24. Very effective use of "made fabric." I had to think of your blog title when I was working on coordinating my lotto block winnings--several month's winnings were bright. Color fun. Claire aka knitnkwilt.

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  25. You do the cutest RSC projects! Thanks for sharing your method to arrive at these adorable machines. Love the porcine flexible dancer!

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  26. Adorable in pink - great placement of pieces, too.

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  27. I love these colorful machines! How cute! And fun fabrics to look at too.

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  28. Wonderful sewing machines! Scrappy projects are just so fun!

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  29. Just adorable! I might have to steal this one! Thanks again for sharing on Midweek Makers
    Susan

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  30. The pattern is free and its on line. Fits on one sheet of copy oaper.

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  31. SEW cute. I just don't seem to buy conversational or theme prints because on the whole I do not like them, but cut up and arranged like this, they are so fun.

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  32. oh my heavens these are so cute. What a great idea for a banner in your 'life'. Put that out when ever or where ever you need one to brighten your day.

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  33. Hi.
    Try h picking up a few fat quarters.
    Then you aren't stuck with a bunch of fabric, you may not be pleased with.

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  34. Hi.
    Try h picking up a few fat quarters.
    Then you aren't stuck with a bunch of fabric, you may not be pleased with.

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  35. Wonderful post. Glad to find your blog. Thanks for sharing.

    non woven bags machine

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  36. I love sewing machines..Beautiful. I must do this!
    Stephanie

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