Sunday, August 8, 2010
Sunday, August 1, 2010
They had the most amazing purses on display, most made from Japanese fabrics. And the handles!!! Oh my, I had never seen so many handles in one place and in so many colors. Of course I got brown. If you ever get a chance to go to one of the AQS shows-go!!! I had two lectures with Alex Anderson which were great and I prowled the vendor booths and got lots of goodies. Now to find the time to sew.
I've started quilting the shop hop quilt, I want to finish it and give it to Jaime for Christmas, it'll look good on her brown wall. My machine quilting is gradually improving and I've stopped taking out stitches. I'll wait and see how they look when it's done. And it will be on a high wall!
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
I've been busy with work since going full time in October; I do love my job but miss sewing. Soooo I've decided to start blogging again with the hopes I'll be accountable and sew more.
I have worked on some things for a Christmas bazaar-I have some ornaments made and some bags.
I love the aboriginal fabric! I purchased it at a new quilt shop in Lexington-Q-first in quilting. This is a wonderful shop co-owned by my friend Laura Schneider. It’s my favorite shop!
I also made a lap quilt for my secret pal at work! The quilt pattern is Day and Night by Eleanor Burns. So I guess I have been getting things done.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
And these blocks are done!
Work has been getting in the way of sewing; I’ve worked a few extra days and we finally finished our summer programs. We had 200+ kids some days. Now we are settling in for our move in Sept. Can’t wait for the new library, it’s gonna be awesome.
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Here' the outside of the bag-
It really goes together quickly but is a pain to cut out, there are lots and lots of pieces. I cut my patterns out of freezer paper and had gotten two patterns mixed up so I cut way more pieces than needed. Lesson learned-label pattern pieces with the pattern name!! On the plus side I'll be able to make a Sail Rigger bag too.
Monday, May 18, 2009
I have fallen way behind with my monthly goals! I started the year with such good intentions. I am working on the signature quilt and it will be a Christmas gift. I've gotten side tracked with other projects, so much to do and so little time. As long as I get to quilt or dream about quilting every day I am making progress; just at a slower pace. Just keep stitching and enjoy the process!
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
I'm finally posting pictures of the things I picked up in Pigeon Forge. A good selection of things-fabric, patterns, a book, and some tools. I didn't get everything I wanted! I left several patterns at the Cherry Pit that I liked. They do the best block of the month kits-http://www.quiltingatthecherrypit.com/about.html
I got the pattern and fabric for a smock at the Cherry Pit; that's my next project. I'm a very messy cook and need lots of coverage. Most aprons hang around the neck and that bothers me so I can't wait to try the smock. The cupcake fabric that Annie found is perfect for it.
I also bought a purse pattern and a jelly roll to make it. It's called Grids and Grommets by Indygo Junction. I made a matching wallet from a pattern in my stash. I really like the purse pattern since it's different from any purses I've made. Have any of you seen Melly and Me patterns?? http://www.mellyandme.typepad.com/ They're just too cute. I saw them in Pigeon Forge but didn't get any so I had to order them when I got home. I ordered 3- the flamingo, dog and another purse pattern. Patterns are a real weakness for me. I just can't help myself.