Chevron & Stripes Banner

Chevron_banner_001A few months ago I was browsing Instagram, like I do way too much, and I came across this awesome work in progress by Elizabeth of (her IG username is @elizabethhagh ) It was just a small part of a Missoni inspired piece she had started a year or so before, but it looked great as is. I pressed like and went on my way!

The design seriously haunted me for months. I felt like I HAD to make it. It NEEDED to be a banner on my wall. I drew a paper pieced pattern of it into my sketchbook and put it aside for my upcoming “winter sewing months”.

Side Note: Apparently I prefer sewing in the winter, and knowing this has made my whole work schedule easier to handle. Sewing in the winter, jewelry & casting in the summer. It’s been working perfectly and I cast so much during the summer that I can continuously add to the shop all winter long!

So now back to the banner…

Two weeks ago I finally sat down at my computer and digitized the pattern i’d sketched up. It was a little big, but I didn’t mind taping together the paper. I went around searching for fabrics that complimented my house and then sat down to piece it all together. It took me about two hours total and I was so excited to hang it up!!!

Chevron_banner_002I just happened to have a nice blank spot in the library! I added some striped bakers twine and glued a little geometric piece to the screw holding it up. I love it!!

I figured someone else may want to make one of these for their wall too, so I put together my simple paper pieced pattern as a FREE PDF. You will need a basic knowledge of paper piecing to make this btw. If you are comfortable with sewing but don’t know this technique yet, I suggest searching for some videos on YouTube, that’s how I taught myself. Fresh Lemons Quilts blog also has a great tutorial if you’re not into watching videos


If you do make a banner, I’d love to see it. Just send me a message!



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Geometric Potholder

So here is the potholder, trivet, mug rug or mini wall hanging that I was talking about yesterday! I myself still don’t know how I’m going to use it. No matter what it ends up being, I LOVE it. It’s the first in a series of 12 designs that will eventually all go together. I’m still working on logistics, but what I picture in my head is perfect. Ha.

For now though, if you are interested in trying this paper pieced pattern out, you can find it in my Etsy shop at a very reasonable price! It ends up making an 8″ square piece which can be used as a quilt block or any of the things I mentioned above!! Oh, or you can add it to a dress, zipper pouch, tote bag, pillow or anything else you could possibly think of. The sky is the limit.

If you do use the pattern please note it is for home use only, and can not be used commercially. Also, I would really love to see any finished projects!! Just email me!


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