work in progress
With fall just around the corner, and my girls starting school this week – I decided it’s time for a new fall bag, for myself!
I spent a few hours over the weekend, cutting and prepping all the pieces for a Sweet Harmony Tote, by Amy Butler.
The hard part is done; now to find the time to sew it!
Have you made anything for yourself lately?
Have you covered a button in fabric lately?
It’s so fun to take a scrap and make a custom button!
I found my buttons on etsy – there’s a variety of sizes available, for this project I went big with 1 1/2″ buttons.
Happy Sewing ~ Amy
Over the weekend, I had fun piecing this little gem! I had been mulling over an idea for my Doll Quilt Swap quilt, and finally got to it! Each block is finished at 4″, which means the overall quilt is 16″ x 16″, perfect doll quilt size.
Each block is paper pieced, an often intimidating skill, that doesn’t need to be! Precision is a given, as long as you can follow the lines while sewing. To help me out with color placement, I quickly used color pencils to remind me of the colors. Otherwise I would have been a bit slower in the production phase, constantly checking my color placement.
Up next — removing all the papers, and finding the perfect way to quilt it, without over quilting.
Did you enter the giveaway yesterday? There’s still time! And Shawna … Read More »
Hey there! Yesterday I finally had a chance to sit and sew — and it felt so good!
The methodical process, of piecing, pressing and making decisions as I work is like magic. And I never tire of the process. I know you can relate to that idea. Now my little ones are gathering around, to ask if they can sew as I pull out my machine. Yesterday, I had to tell them that I needed to sew, and they would have a chance later this week! I’m so happy that they are asking though!
This is a commissioned quilt that I’m working on for a new baby. Actually for now, I’ll be waiting to hear the baby’s name and birthday, so I can embroider the special details into the quilt top, then quilt … Read More »
Hi there! I hope you had a nice weekend – we did but it went by too fast!
Knowing that you really just want to know if you won, let’s get down to that business. The winner is –
Those of you that did not win can visit Jackie and console yourself. (I might just join you over there!)
Now for the fabric therapy.
I had hoped to actually sew over the weekend, but didn’t make it to the machine. I was caught up with some Sewing Summit details, instead of sewing, but I will make up for it soon! Friday night I shared on facebook and twitter while I cut these adorable fabrics–
The fabric on top is a border stripe, and I cut each one out to use as a strip in between … Read More »
A couple weeks ago Pat asked if I would join her in a simple blog hop, um ya! Of course I’m in. I had the pleasure of meeting Pat at Market last month, and she is so much fun and sweet too! If you haven’t listened to her Monday radio show – you should – she’s always talking to someone new in the quilting industry, and loves to connect with listeners via her blog too.
Enough about Pat…I’ve got some fun stuff to share!
Our theme song for the day -
What is your most interesting or unusual item in your studio?
The most interesting or unusual item in my studio, is the fact that one might call it a studio! I sew at the kitchen table, and don’t have a … Read More »
Working with Wonderland by Momo again, has been a lot of fun! After much deliberation, and a little experimentation…this is the main quilt -
Aren’t my helpers cute?
After chopping up four blocks, and putting them back together, I decided I didn’t need to push myself out of my box on this quilt!
Since the blocks are so full of pattern, and a variety of strip widths, the wonky blocks are even busier than I had imagined! While it was a fun experiment, I decided to surround the few blocks with Bella Tan, and let it be. It worked out to 60″ square, and I like it, but was so glad that I stopped there with the wonky cuts!
The busy blocks are so fun all together, and … Read More »
I showed you my stash of Wonderland fabrics, just one week ago. I got to work and stayed up late sewing – then showed you the start of my project here. It felt really good to stay up late and sew, just because, not because I was trying to meet a deadline! Over the weekend I spent hours sewing – I added another round:
And finished up the blocks :
There’s a total of 40 blocks and they are 16″! I was having so much fun making the blocks I didn’t stop to think how big it was getting to be! I added Kona, Bella, and Crossweave fabrics that I’ve had on hand and I thought combined well.
While these blocks might be considered finished, I’m planning to chop them … Read More »
The beginnings of my Wonderland quilt:
After a full day of celebrating Sophia’s birthday, I stayed up late sewing…Joe thinks I *might* have a problem! It’s so soothing to me, sew, press, trim, repeat…more on that later.
Sophia turned 6!
She had a fun day being the center of attention and loved every moment of it!
Letting her sisters know that this pillow pet is all hers.
With the warm up in the weather, finally – she has proudly been riding a bike with no training wheels.
And today is her last day of kindergarten – hard to believe it’s come and gone so quickly!
Birthdays was plural up at the top…
Ella turned 11 the same weekend as Market. We had … Read More »
I’ve had this little collection of Wonderland for a couple of years now.
I’ve had an idea for a while now, but yesterday in the shower it all clicked, and now I KNOW exactly what I want to do.
Be on the lookout for progress here in the next few weeks – I’m excited to get started!
I’m also excited about this being our last week of school, relaxed days home with my kiddos – should be a blast!
Happy Quilting ~ Amy
I need to be accountable, or these are not going to get finished!
I made place mats for our family, and a couple little mug rugs with the extra bits. They are quilted, and ready to be bound…my goal, is to have them done and posted here sometime on Saturday.
Now to go make a *few* binding decisions.
What do you need quilty accountability for?
Happy quilting ~ Amy
I go back and forth. Sometimes I quilt my own quilts, sometimes I take them to Natalia.
I always LOVE the results when Natalia has been involved. This is the back of a quilt, that I cannot show entirely yet, but really wanted to share the fabulous quilting!
What do you think? Have you had many quilts professionally quilted?
I find the size of my machine is restricting my imagination, when it comes to quilting, especially when it comes to quilting larger quilts. Maybe I just need to be more imaginative, in a different way…something to think on!
Hope you are blessed today-
PS – It’s May already!? My to do list has a serious deadline…