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Work-in-Progress - Where am I, Where am I going
Several goals have been reached in the last two months. Yippee!
So why do I feel like I am behind? Could it be that the list of WIPs is too long. Affirmative. Correct. Yes. You got it. :-)
So, looking at the photos (top to bottom) the status is:
- Twisted log cabin is pieced, but not quilted.
- Table runner is pieced & quilted. One side of the binding is attached.
- Radiance Star wall hanging is pieced, quilted and one side of the binding is done.
- Sample baby quilting is pieced & quilted. One side of ...
Did you notice the Australian wildflowers table cloth in last night’s post? On a lovely heavy cotton/linen blend, with colours so rich and pretty? I found it at the oppie recently. Now, truth be told, if you’d dressed your table in this cloth back in the 80s or 90s, I’d have given a little eye roll and thought “ew”. Wasn’t I horrible! No appreciation for Australian wildflowers in any way, shape or form back then. I’d have thought it the height of dagginess. Throughout the 00s – I left plenty such cloths behind in the ...read more
A stack of pretty ric rac spools caught my eye in the shop and I decided to use them in a springtime update on this tea towel tutorial! Whip up a set of these pretty tea towels as a hostess gift or to brighten up your own kitchen. In Easter egg-inspired pastels, sweet ric rac trim adds nostalgic charm to the timeless beauty of natural linen.
As always, the easiest tutorials come from me so read on for a quick but absolutely lovely project! This tutorial is light on photos because the last, similar tutorial is heavy on them so ...read more
This is a sneaky peek of my Four-in-art “Urban Landmark” challenge quilt. It’s a little wild. Come back on May 1st for the big reveal.
Thanks to #thefridaynightsewalong on Instagram, I am finally caught up on my Sew Kitschy BOMs. Yay!
Don’t forget to enter my Don’t Drool on the Fabric FQ bundle giveaway.
What have you been working on?
- Frowny frog secret DONE
- Birthday Bash – Nicole 4/20 DONE
- Birthday Bandy – Joey 4/30 DONE
- Four-in-art “Landmark” 5/1 DONE
- College Days Blog Hop 6/17 DONE
- Sew Kitschy – Feb & Apr DONE
- In the ...
Sun is coming out already, Im sure it will be a great day, especially Amelie is going back to kindergarten after a long time illness and more than 1 week easter vacation. And its really a relief to have the normal days back. And totally excited, this evening I will join my first ever guild meeting. Preparing some handbinding stuff to take with me.
Every Which Way Pillow – coordinated pillow to Amelies quilt is nearly finished. First Time I did so much quilting on a project, but the texture is amazing, totally love it. not perfect, especially in the ...read more
My friend Emily over Sew ET has opened a fabric shop, Don’t Drool on the Fabric. How fun is that!? To celebrate her new venture, we decided to put together a fat quarter bundle for a giveaway. Actually, Emily is so sweet, she has decided to giveaway 2 FQ bundles. Nice, right?
Two random winners will receive a fat quarter bundle of the 6 pictured fabrics above:
- Moda Happy Halloween Stars
- Moda California Girl Seaglass by Fig Tree & Co
- Moda Serenade by Kate Spain
- Moda Marmalade by Bonnie & Camille
- Robert Kaufman Metro Living
- Free Spirit Habitat by Jay McCarroll ...
Saving time is what this is all about. Having one place to go to for all the good stuff. There are a few basics that come in handy when shopping for fabric– like what the pre-cut bundles are made of, how many inches is an 1/8 cut? What is a fat quarters dimensions….things like that.
I am always on pause mode when someone mentions one of these type of subjects. I don’t know!
Well, really I do. But for the life of me I can’t remember.
That is where the printable share cards come in handy ...read more
Last week I attended Serger Camp. Three days of serger class put together by Ellicott City Sew-Vac.
I spent the rest of the day sewing. I had bought the Washi Dress pattern months ago. I confess ... read more
I hope you had a wonderful weekend!
I used the Party Dress pattern by the Cottage Mama. It ...
This seems to be my latest obsession! I love these bags and I love making them. It's so much fun to match fabrics, zippers and hardware.
I finished up the Two-zip Hipster I made for a friend yesterday morning and then, since I already had this bag all cut out, I went ahead and made it up too. I'm almost at the point where I can do it without consulting the pattern now. :)
I used Amy Butler's Soul Blossom Peacock Feathers fabric for the outside of the bag and Rhapsodia by Art Gallery Fabrics for the lining ... read more
The perfect gift for a new baby? Booties, of course! I have made a couple different versions so far, here and here. Everyone I know that has recently had a baby or are about to, will probably be getting some similar booties.
Isn’t the frowny frog print fantastic? I love this Happy Drawing Organic Frog White/Green Fabric. *affiliate link
I made these booties for my friend Stephanie @ QuarterIncher. I just love how tiny they are. They almost make me want to have another baby…almost.
While making Stephanie’s new baby some booties I thought it would be ...read more
Last term was filled with teaching classes and working on Module 3: Colour and Applique.
I love colour and have 3/4 books by my bed all about the chemistry of colour, the meaning of colour and the development of synthetic pigments.
As usual I had to investigate colour, which was fun! Then I had to choose an artist to research. In February I visited a exhibition about Henri Matisse's paper cuts at Strouds Museum in the Park.
His paper cuts were completed when he was too ill to paint and sculpt, but the need to create art remained ... read more
I made a new dress! I’ve had my eye on the Sureau Dress pattern from Deer & Doe* for ages and when I was organising my stash the other day I found the perfect fabric to team it with: the Blue Bird design from Gennine Zlatkis’ Alegria collection for Cloud9! This collection was one of the first I stocked in the shop and I loved it all. When I saw how fast the Blue Birds were going I took some for myself and it’s been on my shelf ever since.
I love this dress and I’m so pleased ...read more
This wasn't an award winner at MQX, but I think it's so pretty. I didn't photo the card with the name of the maker, so if you know who it is let me know and I'll update this.
I love the way she (he?) fussy cut the blades.
And here is my TFUQ - the Batik Cats. Formerly the March/April Challenge. Yay - it's on the frame right now being quilted. Since it's Easter weekend I thought I'd take some time to work on my own stuff.
Some stashin’ ain’t so exciting y’all. Though, it is quite necessary
And because you can never have enough cute prints in your stash…in my opinion. I scooped these little guys up from Bunny’s Designs. Left to right, Licein Kawaii school lunch cheater, Licein Kawaii school on grey, and various scraps. Ahhhdorable! That school lunch print will come in handy for the next round of my Fussy Square Swap.
What have you been stashin’?
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