I am stoked to be starting off the My Cozy Village Blog Tour
here on the C&T blog!
Every spring I get this urge to work with pastels and
flowers, and this year I am channeling that into a rather tiny project. I am
making egg cozies with the flowers from the block borders in
My Cozy Village!
I know many Americans aren’t in the habit of having soft-boiled
eggs for breakfast, but growing up in Norway, no Easter breakfast (or really
any Sunday breakfast) seemed complete without an egg, boiled to perfection and
hidden under an egg cozy next to my milk glass. Thick runny yellow yolk, and
absolutely no nasty runny egg white. Cap off the top, drizzle with a little
sea salt, dig in with a teaspoon, and yum!
For Easter, we would put onion skins in the egg water for
boiling, and the eggs shells would be dyed a rich yellow.
To make my egg cozies I am using the flower template for the
block borders in
My Cozy Village. I drafted up an oval egg cozy template that
you can also
Also, I wanted to share with you how much easier it is to do
hand appliqué when using the
Wash-Away Appliqué Sheets from C&T. Fusing the
fabric onto an appliqué sheet that has been cut to the correct shape makes the
much more stable than in traditional needle-turn. I personally love that the
gets a little extra lift from the added volume.
More exact directions for using the appliqué sheets and the Kurumi buttons that make up the flower center can be found in the My Cozy
This tiny project is a GREAT way to use up
small-but-precious pieces of fabric. I am using some of my beloved Liberty
florals for the flowers.
1. For each egg cozy you want to make, trace 6 petals
of the border flower onto a Wash-Away Appliqué Sheet. (Lucky me, I used my
original design files on my computer and fed the appliqué sheet through my home printer.
You will have to trace yours onto the appliqué sheet with a pencil, but the end
result is the same.)
2. Cut the flower petals out of the appliqué
sheet. Go get a fresh cup of tea, then negotiate with the cat that has
inevitably decided to take a nap on your project.
3. With a hot and dry iron, fuse the appliqué
sheet petals, shiny side down, to the wrong side of your flower petal fabric.
Leave about ½” between the petals.
4. Cut the petals out around the fused appliqué
sheet templates, leaving a narrow ¼” seam allowance. Put a narrow strip of
basting glue along the edge and use your fingers to press the seam allowance to
the back side along the edge of the appliqué sheet. Your appliqué pieces are
now very stable, and all edges are already turned! No fussing around with
needle-turn and freezer-paper templates necessary.
5. Use the downloadable PDF to trace the outline of the egg cozy. Seam
allowances are accounted for in the template, so trace and cut on the line. I
will wait to cut out my egg cozy on the line until after I am done with the
For now, I am leaving a bit of fabric on all sides.
6. Use a bit of basting glue or small appliqué
pins to secure the petals on top of your traced flower outline. Appliqué in
Have fun visiting all the great blogs and websites of the My Cozy Village blog tour this week. Make sure to stick around until the final stop of the tour on March
th at www.feliciasworld.com
for the remaining instructions and the last giveaway of the My Cozy Village
3/7 C&T Publishing Blog
3/10 Quilter's Dream Batting (additional giveaway of batting at this stop!)
3/11 Quilty Folk
3/12 Live Originally
3/14 Generation Q
3/15 Felicia's World
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Congratulations to Melody L., winner of this giveaway!
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