Monday, September 29, 2014

Rush Hour Blog Hop - My Day!

Hi all, it's great to be back to hopping...thanks to the brilliant and generous Carol and Madame Samm for letting me play in this very inspiring game of sew and tell.

I just had to have some bits of the "official" fabric of this hop from our sponser, Rush Hour from Studio E...and was lucky enough to find some online and in stock at Pink Castle.  I just love these two prints...beautiful!

As I have a slight obsession with black and white texty fabrics, I chose the numbers print and the itty bitty text print for my project...

This is made using Elizabeth Hartman's free pattern, Pincushion Organizer.  It went together easily and well and I think it showcases the beauty of these prints.


 The pincushion has a nice wool felt detail in the center...I love all the fun words and phrases in this fabric, how fun it would be to fussy cut in special blocks!!


The little removable scrap bucket is so adorable :)  I must admit to thoughts of carrying this bucket all about with me to better admire it's cuteness...
 That number fabric is just perfect, I wish I had yards and yards of it!!
 A pop of red inside is just right!!
Lots of space for my seam ripper and scissors!

Thanks for visiting with me today and be sure to visit and provide comment love to all the other hop participants today!!

Monday, September 29









64 comments:

Judy B said...

Love your pincushion organizer! Looks like it would also work on the arm of a chair. Thank you for sharing.

Linda J said...

all that texty goodness would have me reading instead of sewing, LOL. Really cute set up, Kris!

Carol said...

Great little bucket and organizer! They look perfect in those fabrics...I love those numbers!

Anita said...

Love your pincushion organizer, that text fabric is yummy!

Jane's Quilting said...

How sweet it is. I like the idea of using wool in the center.

The Thimblemouse of Country Crossroads said...

Perfect Projects!!!! LOVE!!!!

Heleen Groot said...

Oooooh hello! I have already printed the pattern (and thank you very much for the link) and I will be making this today. Weather I will clean first (like I originally planned for today) remains to be seen......Amazing work. Well done.

Gmama Jane said...

I LOVE THESE AND KEEP SAYING i'M GOING TO MAKE MYSELF ONE!! LOOKS GREAT IN RUSH HOUR FABRIC
GMAMA JANE

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I've used this pattern several times for gifts - it is quick and easy and looks so different with the color/fabric line used. Rush Hour text is perfect for this little project.

Thearica said...

These are always so handy to have and in these colors, it is perfect!

charlotte said...

Those are great fabric choices and yes, they are perfect for this project. The red really pops there. Nice job.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Love your pincushion set; great use of the fabric!

Shari said...

Such a practical project, when you really love a fabric it is best to use it in something that will be used or placed to see often. I'd be using and admiring your little thread bag like you too! I too love those writing fabrics, and your pop of red is just perfect!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

very nice Kris...you always have a great project

Mdm Samm said...

You could not of picked 2 better collection pieces and the results..welll I really like the extra pockets for notions...

Late Night Quilter said...

Perfect little projects! You're right, that pop of red is fantastic! Thank you for the inspiration!

The Slow Quilter said...

Great sewing projects, just what every quilter needs in the sewing room.

Patty Howe said...

nice pin cushion,thread keeper. Great job. I really like the rush hour fabric.








Jeanie said...

I'm with you.... I love those black and white texty fabrics. This is just so cute and thank you for the pattern link too. Great job....enjoy this darling set every time you sit down to sew!

Linda said...

What a great organiser! It will be so useful in so many ways and that fabric is perfect for it!!

Carla said...

You will save a lot of time with your organizer. It really is perfect all decked out in Rush Hour fabric. Very nice.

evelyn said...

Love that fabric, your project is not only cute, but so useful too.

Needled Mom said...

That is so cute and ever so practical to have everything right at hand.

Dorian said...

You did a great job on your holder! Love the pop of red inside.

Linda said...

As usual, another wonderful project! I love the fabrics you used.

Lana said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!!! You did a wonderful job and I am so glad you shared where you made that pattern from! Next on my list!!!
Thank you for sharing!!!

Vickie said...

Rush hour fits a sewing project, we are always in a rush to finish for a hop !

Joan Kawano said...

What fun projects and great fabric choices. I had to laugh when I saw it...to me it represents "read the pattern" and "keep track of time" Two things I struggle with in my sewing room! I think I have to make one of these myself! :-)

Kim said...

Your organizer is beautiful and I love the pop of red.

sew.darn.quilt said...

Spectacular way to dress up your sewing space!

Farm Quilter said...

Great organizational center for your sewing!! Your scrap bucket is the best!!

Nancy said...

Love your Scrap Bucket, they are sew Handy to have close by. I need more than one though! Thanks for sharing your darling Organizer with us!! I love scripted Fabric too!
Huggs, Nancy

Lane Hill House said...

I, too, like your scrap bucket and would use two ~ one for my thread | scraps and another for my car! So cute and like your red accent. Love the fabric you chose. I would need to sit down and read the "News" tho'. Thank you for your post. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

Mary Ann said...

Love your project. I have a similar one but mine doesn't have the extra pockets, I love those! Make another bucket with a handle, easier to carry around! LOL

Julie in WA said...

Great job! I love the numbers and text prints in this line, too!

Doris Rice said...

Very cute scrap bucket and pincushion/caddy. Nice!

Linda Schrankel said...

I love all your projects. I think I would carry the bucket around all day also!

tink's mom said...

Your fabric choices are great, love those numbers. That is a great project. the red accent piece is perfect.

BarbCarol said...

Love this. I definitely need to make one for my tv chair where I sit and stitch and pretend I am enjoying my husband's choice of TV programs. Thanks for sharing the link to the tutorial. Already downloaded it.

the girlfriend gap said...

Sunshine in your sewing room.... cause having this will always make you smile. The fabric is yummy. I always wanted a set up like this. The table in front of my sewing machine is a disaster. I really need to check out this pattern. Thanks for sharing your lovelies . Janita

Lori said...

love your project, thanks for sharing

Mary Pat Callihan said...

Hi Kris! Super cute organizer! I keep saying I am going to make one of these and maybe the time is now because it looks great in the black, white and red. Well done!

Createology said...

How very fun and fabulous your pincushion/scrap bin turned out in these fabrics. And thank you sew very much for sharing the link, your projects and for hopping. Creative Rush Hour Bliss...

Julia Plunkett said...

Great (and very cute) project!! Thanks for sharing.

Theresa said...

Your pin cushion organizer is really lovely. I do love that fabric too.

Patty D from NC said...

Kris, I just love this! Great use of the fabric. I need to make me one of those!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Kris those two were my favorites too. :) I love numbers (Bachelor's degree in math) and I love to write so words grab me every time. I love your creation....I think I need to have a scissors/ripper holder on my sewing table like that. blessings, marlene

Kwilt Krazy said...

Such a cute organizer, I desperately need one, great job!

Janarama said...

I love text and number prints also. Your organizer is beautiful and very useful.

Leah said...

I love those two prints! They are perfect for your sewing organizer. Wonderful project!

Mary said...

Love your sewing organizer. You made wonderful use of the fabric. Great job.

LJ said...

Kris, that is lovely. I love being organized and your project is perfect. That red wool piece through the middle is such a great idea. I use cheater needles and I'm always loosing them "amongst". If I put them in the red section, that would solve the problem. I love your choice of those 2 fabrics.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Cute project and I love your text fabric. I have an affinity for it too!

Teatime Creations said...

What a cute project. And perfect in the fabric with words. Thanks for the pattern idea.

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Great thread catcher! Luv!

madebymeinred said...

Kris that is sew kool. Yep, when your stitching you want what you need at hand. Great!

Amy said...

Ohhh, I really like it. I need a little thread catcher. You picked my two favorite fabrics from the collection. Just classic.

MoeWest said...

Your pincushion organizer looks great in these fabrics!

Kelly Wilson said...

Very nice! I really need to make these for my sewing area. And you're right, the black & white number fabric is perfect for many projects. Thanks for sharing!

Erin @ Sew at Home Mummy said...

Gorgeous! I've been meaning to make something like this, thanks for linking to the pattern! Yours turned out wonderfully, I love the prints you used :)

Joanne said...

Your pin cushion/thread catcher is wonderful. I love your fabric choices! Thanks for sharing your creation with us today, and the link to the pattern. These will make perfect gifts for some of my sewing and quilting friends.

Soma Acharya said...

They are beautiful! I love the way you used the fabrics and red is just gorgeous. I specially love the wool felt detail on the pincushion. Stunning!!

-Soma

apple blossom said...

oh, you'll love this pincushion, thread catcher and tool organizer. I love mine.

Brandy Pettit said...

I completely understand the thoughts of carrying around something you've made in order to extend the admiration time, I do that too! Great job on your project!
~Brandy