Gifty Galore 2011: Buttons!
11.30.2011

Buttons, Buttons, Whose got the BUTTONS!

Here is another great way for showing off your favorite buttons, ribbons, and beads.  And, if you can part with your buttons, it makes a wonderful gift. The pattern Button Bars Mini Quilt, from Kim Schaefer’s Quilts from Textured Solids, was my choice for my Gifty Galore project. This mini quilt is framed by a color-pieced border embellished with buttons. It has simple directions, so I finished my project in one weekend. This was an excellent way to use Quilter’s Candy Mirage scraps and my buttons. The hardest part I had was deciding what buttons to use. 

Kim put her simple design quilt in a frame. I decided to forgo the frame, and bind my mini quilt.  I also embellished it with a scattering of beads and used chiffon ribbon as a hanger. Yes, this would make a great colorful gift for some one’s sewing room, office or cubicle.  In my case, I will have to wean myself off my button addiction before I can gift it.

-Kathy


6 comments

  1. Judi Cabanaw - November 30, 2011

    Adorable, Have 3 gallons of buttons…..hmmmmmmm, 3 boxes of assorted ribbon, and tons of scraps….hmmmmm.

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  2. Denise Howe - November 30, 2011

    Hmm. I love these ideas. I may have to start collecting buttons, I usually only buy then when i need them. But maybe i need to start some collections, My sewing room has always been a small space but now i have some more room, would be great to expand what happens in there.

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  3. Robin - November 30, 2011

    this was so creative and cute! Gotta love the photo shop!

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  4. Sharry Olmstead - November 30, 2011

    Kathy,
    These are great!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Sharry

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  5. beverly woodatd - November 30, 2011

    Kathy, I’m with you -hard to decide which buttons
    To use for gifting. Thanks for the post.

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  6. Lisa - December 1, 2011

    I love the wall hanging Kathy! This is a fantastic idea, with endless possibilities of fabric combos and my favorite buttons.

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