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Saturday, March 09 2013


The Designer Craft Connection Challenge is on with the cutest buttons from Buttons Galore and More. I got to work with the Spring Fling Collection designed by the talented Vicki Schreiner. I had some of her fabrics and Bazooples buttons so I added those to this little cottage scene. An easy peasy no sew project!

1 dozen assorted Spring Fling & Bazooples Buttons from Buttons Galore
6" hoop
7" x 14" piece of cotton fabric
Fabric, lace, trim scraps
6" square fusible web
½ yard each of two ribbons
Fabri-Tac by Beacon
5", 8" Westcott Brand® Titanium Steel Scissors
pins, measuring tape, pencil, invisible marker, iron, ironing board, pliers)

1.     Fold fabric rectangle in half. Open up hoop and place fabric between hoop pieces. Tighten.

2.     Draw pattern pieces on fusible web. Main House 3" by 3 ½". Roof Triangle 3" by 4". Window 1 ¼" square. Door 1 ¼" by 2" rectangle, round top of door.

3.     Fuse pieces to hoop fabric with hoop screw off centered. Begin with main house, add roof, door and window. Tighten hoop again if needed. Trim excess fabric from hoop.

4.     Embellish cottage. Tie ribbons through hoop screw. Snap off button backs to lay flat and glue to hoop.

This is such a fun project, one of those cute fabric ideas that does not require any sewing. Some stitches could be added for embellishment. Enjoy, create a whole neighborhood.

For this Designer Challenge Buttons Galore is offering a great giveaway collection of buttons and ribbon in a stylish container from Viewtainer! To win one of the Viewtainers filled with ribbons and buttons - Leave a comment on the Buttons Galore Blog Post. The comment should contain your favorite project from the hop, and the container you would like to win. Comments need to be made by March 17th, 2013 at 11:59 eastern standard time. Hop to all the great designer button projects with the DC Button in the right Sidebar! Happy Hopping and Crafting!

Posted by: Debra Quartermain AT 07:00 am   |  Permalink   |  17 Comments  |  Email
Posted by Marie Browning on 03/09/2013 - 11:30 AM
This is so cute Debra! Those cute buttons make the project!
Posted by Debra quartermain on 03/09/2013 - 11:48 AM
Thanks Marie! Love Vicki's buttons!
Posted by Terry Ricioli on 03/09/2013 - 01:30 PM
So cute! Those buttons were a perfect match for your style!
Posted by Molly Smith on 03/09/2013 - 02:12 PM
This is absolutely adorable, Debra. You had me at "no sew". Love Vicki's buttons. Your designs are amazing :)
Posted by Jean Bullock on 03/09/2013 - 02:31 PM
this is so DARLING! I love it! Great tutorial too, thanks.
Posted by Kerry - Kid Giddy on 03/09/2013 - 06:31 PM
This is sooooo DQ! Love it. It's playful and right on time for Spring also! You could easily do a wedding theme for the couples first house too with this idea! -kg
Posted by Debra Quartermain on 03/09/2013 - 08:34 PM
Jean, Terri, Kerry and Molly, thank you for your sweet comments! What a fun challenge!
Posted by Michelle on 03/09/2013 - 09:26 PM
I absolutely love the spring blossom ! Incredibly easy to do, eye catching ! I cannot wait to make this tomorrow! Perfect for an Easter gift for my Nanna! Thank you!!
Posted by Debra Quartermain on 03/09/2013 - 09:52 PM
Thanks Michelle, that is so sweet!
Posted by Carmen Lucero on 03/10/2013 - 01:56 AM
Such a cute project!! Love those buttons and the fact that the project is no sew! Carmen L
Posted by Debra on 03/10/2013 - 10:29 AM
Thanks so much Carmen!
Posted by Madeline on 03/10/2013 - 02:27 PM
As always - simply sweet perfection, and nice to know those are Vicki's buttons!
Posted by Allie Gower on 03/10/2013 - 04:22 PM
So cute!
Posted by Debra Quartermain on 03/10/2013 - 04:39 PM
Thank you so much Allie and Madeline!
Posted by MichelleFrae Cummings on 03/10/2013 - 11:37 PM
great project, love those buttons!
Posted by Donna Jones on 03/11/2013 - 02:59 PM
That is so cute, love it. Thanks for the tutorial :-)
Posted by trisha too on 03/11/2013 - 04:12 PM
Debra, what delightful stitchy project--those buttons are the perfect touch! :)

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 Magical Mimi to Grandlittles, I love to create, decorate & celebrate. Sharing  joy and inspiration from our 200 year old home, Quartermain House B&B on the east coast of Canada.

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