Friday, July 6, 2018

Friendship Quilt Along Door Stop

When my wonderful friend Amanda Herring asked if I wanted to make a block from her new Friendship Quilt Along, I was totally in.  I absolutely love Applique and a lot of these blocks are all about super fun applique, and what better way to celebrate friendship than with a Quilt Along!!!   And since I knew I didn't have time to make the entire quilt, I turned my Warm Block into something I have been wanting for my sewing room forever, a cute little door stop ;)  I just love it!!! 


This is the Friendship Quilt Along quilt and thanks to Amanda for the gorgeous picture!!!  This quilt is a celebration of the friendships we make and uses Amanda's newest fabric line, Hello Lovely.  Which as you can see, it just so pretty!!!   This week is only block 6, so if you haven't joined in yet, you still have plenty of time to get in on all the fun ;)


You need the Friendship Quilt Templates for a lot of the blocks.   And I loved working with these templates.  They are super sturdy and easy to use.   And the shapes are all wonderfully interchangeable, so I can see using them again and again on future projects ;)   I love to Machine Applique!!!    If you have never appliqued before, I have a basic Applique Video Tutorials over here and a more complex Layered Applique Tutorial over here.  Both will show you how I like to Machine Applique :)  


And of course, if it is for my sewing room, you know it had to be purple right!!!   I picked out several shades of purple to make sure that the layered parts of the applique would stand out.  Then it was time to trace, cut, layer, and stitch :)


And before I knew it, I had this adorable Warm Block!!!  Isn't it just so cute ;)   I love, love, love all the blocks that Amanda has designed for the Friendship Quilt Along but I have to say the Warm Block Applique is my favorite!!!  And I had so much fun making it up.  It really is so fun to have some smaller projects in between big quilts for that quick finish satisfaction :)   But as I said, I didn't want this to become an orphan block, so it was time for a little more stitching.


I didn't take any pictures of how I turned this into a door stop, because honestly I was making it up as I went.  But I have to say, I was super excited with how it came together and it wasn't near as hard as I thought it was going to be.   I basically sewed the front and back together at the top, right sides together with the handle.  Then I cut two steep triangles for the sides and added them in, and then a rectangle for the bottom that I left a hole in the center to turn the project right side out to stuff. 


And of course, I had lots of batting pieces left over to stuff it with.   Add a  little rice to make it heavy so it will hold the door open and whip-stitch the opening close.  And done ;)   Now all I have to do is wonder why I waited so long to make this super cute door stop!!!   Because that piece of batting stuffed under the door is no where near as perfect as this :)


And that is my Warm Block Door Stop.  And I love that every time I use it I will think of my good friend Amanda.   And that is what this quilt along is all about :)


Thanks for popping in this day and each and every day.  I am so very blessed to have this space and to share it with so many friends like you!!!

I hope you have a very Happy Quilting Weekend!!!
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6 comments:

  1. I need to make a door stop and had it in the back of my mind for awhile...now i need to get it on the sewing machine and start stitching- and get rid of the rock i'm currently using. :) THANKS for sharing-such a lovely doorstop!

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    1. It really only took me about an hour an a half. I totally agree, cuter than a rock or a wad of batting stuffed under the door ;)

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    1. Thanks so much Pamela!!! It is super fun to have it there in front of the door each time I come to my sewing room now ;)

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  3. It’s adorable! And a clever idea for a sweet block!

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    1. It was a fun way to keep it from becoming an orphan block ;)

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Melissa