Thursday, March 7, 2013

dumplings

Last few evenings were full of scraps, and templates, and cutting, and piecing borders for my Marcelle Medallion. And, while I enjoy working on this quilt tremendously, it's a slow process. I needed a little instant gratification sewing for a change, so I decided to finish up two more dumplings.


Aren't they the sweetest? I was able to use up some of my scraps (always a good thing since they seem to multiply when I'm not looking).

I used Michelle's free tutorial. Her instructions and pictures are clear and easy to follow. The only tricky part was installing the zipper. Measuring and pinning was absolutely necessary - I learned the hard way after one dumpling ended up being such a distorted shape because of an uneven zipper that it ended up in the trash.


Once I was careful with the zipper, things went smoothly and I would highly recommend to give these cuties a try.


Now I'm happy to get back to my medallion. I have all 64 flying geese ready to be pieced together into a border. And the good thing is that the next few borders are not as complicated, yay!

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a lovely day. Svetlana

27 comments:

  1. The dumplings look fab, and go you on all those geese!

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  2. I keep meaning to try a dumpling, yours are lovely. Those geese are great too, your border will be great.

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  3. Oh my gosh! What can I say except that I'm a huge fan. These are too adorable!

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  4. Very very cute little pouches. And WOW, look at all those geese!

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  5. Very cute dumplings. Simply Miss Luella ordered the Liberty book and it arrived today, but since she is visiting with grandchildren, I get to borrow it for a few days. Mulling over fabric options...

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  6. Those flying geese are scrappy yumminess!

    The pouches are adorable! I like how you tie the ribbon through the zipper pull.

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  7. The dumplings look good enough to eat! Beautiful geese too

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  8. You have inspired me to make some dumplings too. I love the leftovers you have. I am popping over to view the pattern now

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  9. what a PERFECT name for those pouches! Adorable!

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  10. Thanks for sharing the link to the Dumplings tutorial. We're doing a zippered pouch demo at our guild meeting next week and this will be a great tutorial to add to the list!

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  11. These are darling! I really need to try this pattern!

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  12. I love your cute dumplings :) I can hardly wait to sew the medallion quilt, but I have to do some other things first!

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  13. The dumplings are darling! Thanks for sharing the tutorial link :)

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  14. I've only ever made one of these dumplings before and they are really cute but yours are absolutely gorgeous in those lovely colours. Makes me want to make some more. Love your flying geese too and can't wait to see your finished project.

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  15. Dumpling-a-licious! Love how you've made them scrappy! Jxo

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  16. The dumplings are so cute! And your Medallion quilt is looking fabulous. I really want to make this quilt... sadly I have not been able to find the magazine. I'm looking forward to seeing your progress.

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  17. Adorable dumplings, what a great use for scraps.

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  18. Dumplings are adorable - and not just because of their cute name! That's a lot of geese - so pretty

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  19. What neutrals have you been using for the backgrounds on Single Ladies and these geese? I want to do something similar with a quilt project I am working on. Your pictures finally helped me "click" with the idea I had floating in my head.

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  20. Always so bright, colourful and beautiful...thank you x

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  21. the dumplings look ver cute. Love those flying geese, I'm looking forward to seeing that border complete.

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  22. Svetlanko, ty zas pracujes na nadhernem quiltu. Moc se tesim na jeho pokracovani, zatim vypada moc krasne, ale take narocne, tak drzim palce, at se prace dari :)
    Tasticky jsou paradni a verim, ze to bylo super oziveni pri narocne praci na quiltu :)
    Mej krasne dny, Jola

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  23. The dumplings are beautiful and so much fun. I am also loving those flying geese blocks....I love the low-tones around the triangles - can't wait to see it finished.

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  24. Love the dumplings! I need to try these one day soon! So cute! I just finished some drawstring bags using Jeni's tutorial over at In Color Order. They made really cute party favor bags for my daughter's b-day. I'll post soon!

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  25. They're the cutest, aren't they? Super little dumplings. Can't wait to see your geese all lined up in a border :)

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  26. I need to work on my flying geese for my marcelle medallion too. You look like you have a great assortment ready to piece into the quilt. Those dumpling bags are perfect, too

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