Saturday, September 3, 2016

My Week in Review 9-3-2016

This was a hodgepodge week for me--ever have one of those?!

First off--I took Baby in for her cleaning and tune up. I try to get her in once a year but since I haven't been sewing as frequently--I let it slide until 18 months. I just want to ensure that Baby runs as smoothly as possible for as long as possible. So I pulled Little Brother out of his hiding spot and set him up in Baby's cabinet. Not a great fit but workable...

I discovered this owl panel so I sewed up a leaf border surround with some stash and ta-da...a fall wall hanging. I quilted it with the Trailing Vine pantograph in orange, of course!

My friends are getting married next Saturday and as a tradition I make and gift a Christmas Tree skirt. I found a pattern I like that uses the Wedge Ruler. So I ordered the ruler and book from Philip's Fiber Arts. The pattern was found on a quilting board--with no cutting instructions.

So I went to the stash and pulled a few Christmas fabrics and went to work with a preliminary pattern. I didn't want to cut into the gift fabrics until I *knew* what cuts to make... I did discover that my white 1 fabric didn't have enough contrast with the main green---a good lesson to learn!

The owl panel also had a few owls to use as appliqué. Instead, I sewed them together with some background for a second wall hanging.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

WIP 8.27.2016

After a hectic week, I finally sat down at Baby and sewed the final border onto my 4 Patch Posie quilt. I always like to include a bit of the original fabric somewhere---either on the front or back!

This one is moving to the UFO pile as I have a wedding present to make. And the wedding is in TWO.WEEKS.  Yikes...

pattern credit: 4 Patch Posie

approximate size: 66 x 88

Linking up with:

Sarah at Confessions of A Fabric Addict 


Pam at Mama Spark's World

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

WIP Wednesday 8.17.2016

Today I worked on pre-sashing my 4 Patch Posey blocks.

Next up: sewing into the flimsy.

Pattern credit: Stacked 4 Patch Posey

Linking up with:

Pam at Mama Sparks' World

Friday, August 12, 2016

Whoop! Whoop! 8.12.2016

I finished the binding on my Floral quilt this week.

Pattern inspiration: Jodi Robinson's Let's Keep It Simple

(You will need to scroll to the last quilt in this post)

I quilted it down with butterflies--to go with the garden theme.

Panto credit: Angel Wings

Here is the back. It's a pieced I dyed this summer and added a little bit to bring to size.

I'll be sad when summer is over and I won't be able to dye fabric as frequently....

Linking up with:

Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Thursday, August 11, 2016

WIP Thursday 8.11.2016

Yesterday was a late start at work so I decided to get a start on my next quilt: a Stacked Four Patch Posie quilt. An hour before my shift started, I received a call from my boss saying there was a scheduling error and did I want the day off??? OF.COURSE.YES!!!

Here are the efforts from my sewing yesterday! I completed all of the blocks I wanted to make!

This is the original fabric.

Pattern credit: Stacked Four Patch Posie. This is just one place to purchase the pattern--I'm not sure where I brought mine but it was many moons ago....

Friday, August 5, 2016

Whoop! Whoop! 8.5.2016

I finished the binding on this Star Lasagna quilt.

This was an experiment in totally floating the did not work for me as the top bowed quite a bit. I ended up trimming off the last lasagna row to even things up.

Pattern credit: Bonnie Hunter's Simply Strippy with a row of stars.

I backed this quilt with a pieced of fabric that I had dyed last summer.

This will be a donation quilt but not really sure where to send it.

It measures about 45 x 60 -- so a toddler size quilt.

Linking up with:

Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

WIP Wednesday 8.3.2016

Yea! I had today off work so I promised myself that I would spend some time sewing!

So....I went to the sewing room and quilted down my scrappy floral quilt. I blogged about it here.

This quilt is inspired by:

Keep it Simple by Jodi Robinson - you will need to scroll to the last picture on the post.


Angel Wings by: Jodi Bemish, which can be found here -- one of many places it is available for purchase.