work in progress
Today is the day – off to school! Yesterday we went and got new shoes for each of the girls, happy smiles all around. Shortly after school ended in June, Ella and I talked about a new bag for her. She decided that she wanted a messenger bag, and I asked if we should make it. Being my assistant and seamstress in training she was happy to accept!
Of course I left it until the week before school. Of course!
I gave her some Oz yardage, and had her cut out some flowers and leaves. I had been saving a link to a messenger bag tutorial, so that was easy. I love it when other’s do the math for me!
She’s quite happy with the outcome! The only change I made to the tutorial is the strap – I cut it … Read More »
I’m currently working on a project with these:
I love the colors in the Fandago group by Kate Spain – and I can’t wait to share a tutorial with you in a couple of weeks!
What are you working on?
PS – that wedding I mentioned yesterday? Out of state – we are on our way home today!
A few months back I was invited to be involved in making a quilt for a good blog friend – Amy. Many of you probably know that she recently had a sweet baby girl, and moved out of state less than a month later! We set about making a cute baby quilt to encourage our friend, and welcome baby Maggie.
Friends Candy, Vicki, and Rita, all did their part and funneled pieces to me, then I took it to Natalia, for the finishing touches. Check out their posts to see how they participated!
I received fabric to make 6 blocks :
Aren’t the fabrics so pretty? I really loved working with them, soft too!
Later, I received the other half of the blocks and put the top together into this adorable top:
You will have to go over and visit Rita to see the adorable appliqué a up close. Those … Read More »
Hi! I’m excited to share a new quilt top with you. I sewed blocks into the wee hours of the weekend, and yesterday started sewing the top up with my morning coffee. I really wanted to see this quilt top come together!
Sewing with linen….it’s kinda squirrelly and needs lots of pins. As the weave is larger than the cottons we typically use, it has a tendency to not hold it’s shape.
I carefully pressed and blocked each piece as I added it to the block, to keep things as square as possible. This quilt top is not perfect, cutting was a challenge as well since it was 60″ wide and my longest ruler is 24″. But the fluidity that it adds, and the heft are really nice. It is slightly heavier than my quilting cottons – but I like it a lot!
I know that there are a few … Read More »
Yes, I’m cutting into some more fabric! I use to be a one project at a time sorta girl, but that’s so not true anymore :) In fact I might cut another quilt while I’m at it – I love being able to piece and press in an assembly line!
Crossweaves + Natural Linen
These are the colors I’m planning to use from the stack – I love the brights!
I originally purchased my FQ stack from Fat Quarter Shop, but they aren’t carrying the Cross Weave collection right now – I added the dark brown yardage from Pink Chalk Fabrics. And the linen I had on hand!
How many projects do you currently have in progress?
Stay tuned – there’s always more to come! :)
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A couple of weeks ago I told you about my challenge quilt, and proceeded to leave you hanging…sorry about that! I learned that the deadline was pushed back a month and ceased production.
This previous post will explain it a bit more if you missed it :)
I randomly laid down the circles I cut out and pinned them down, just to keep them in place. Then spray basted and did a little quilting :) I’ll have to finish things up and take another picture, SOON!
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Hi there! You’ve probably noticed that I’m off my usual schedule this week :) The massive giveaway and end of the school year have changed things up for me – we have just been enjoying our days, and next week the new routine will be put into motion. Complete with chore chart – don’t tell my kids yet!
Remember this stack of tumblers?
I sewed them up into this quilt top!
These are all Art Gallery fabrics, from three different lines I believe. Together a fun, scrappy quilt, that went together beautifully! No seam ripper required – that’s my kind of sewing :)
I did pin all the junctions as usual, and used a consistent seam allowance – you do need to use the basics – but the perfectly cut pieces make for much easier sewing! It measures 44″x72″ right now – I’m going … Read More »
My Tuesday was like a full Monday! Celebrating Sophia’s birthday made for a fun day thou :) All that to say, I didn’t get to work on my design challenge quilt more, BUT I did take a couple more pictures for you!
We were given a page from a seed catalog, and told to select one picture to use as inspiration.
This is where my focus landed – peas! I love the picture on the left, all the shades of green in the shadows, and the shape. Nothing has to be literal, just our inspiration, so I cut a circle template!
Maybe now the photo from yesterday makes more sense? I’m planning to be back tomorrow with more :)
Our Birthday Girl! Sophia had a great day being the center of attention. We also went to the doctor for her and Owen, a little reactive … Read More »
Hi there! I hope you all had a great weekend! I had fun catching up with a good friend and hanging out with the family. And I’m finally feeling better – yay! Today is Sophia’s 5th Birthday, I will spend the day baking a cake and planning for a special dinner. Happy Birthday Sophia!!——Almost two months ago at our last guild meeting, I decided to participate in a design challenge. I selected an envelope with inspiration and a few instructions – it’s due this week….so I got started over the weekend :)
This is all I’ve photographed so far, tomorrow I will have to show you a little more and share my thought process. I’m enjoying the challenge.
I’m waiting to hear from a few winners still, be sure to check the list for your name!Amy—————————————————Next steps:Subscribe to Amy’s Creative SideShop with … Read More »
I had a fun and productive weekend – I hope you did too!
I cut these up and have been working on a tutorial, for you!Happy Monday~Amy—————————————————Next steps:Subscribe to Amy’s Creative SideShop with AmyFollow Me on TwitterBecome a fan of Amy’s Creative Side on FacebookEmail me
I spent most of yesterday cutting a quilt – here’s where I left it for bed –
I can’t even show you the fabric yet, but it’s gorgeous! Go visit Natalia, she’s having a giveaway for her lovely followers, and has some beautiful quilts that you can see :)
OOhh, and did you see the poll results? Very interesting!
Which way do you press your seams while quilting?40% consistently press to one side10% consistently press open48% are pressing both waysand 2% don’t iron
One year ago the results were this –Which way do you press your seams while quilting?56% to one side1% open37% depends3% don’t iron!
I have a few more readers in the last year but cannot avoid the differences here! More people are pressing open at least some of the time. Have you changed your process in the last year? What made … Read More »
I’ve really enjoyed getting to know the featured quilters better, and so thought I thought I would ask each of you a quick question!
What is your favorite part of making a quilt? And why, if you care to share.
For me, I love putting the rows together, and seeing my vision realized. I also really love tacking down the last few feet of binding, and finally having a finished quilt!
What about you? Is it the cutting? pressing? selecting fabrics? piecing?
If you follow me on Facebook, you may have seen that I’ve been working on a pattern the last few days. Above is a peek of what I’m up too, you might notice that my seams are all pressed open – old habits die hard! I’ll share more after I have a few friends test the pattern.
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