Monday, April 30, 2012

Scallops Quilt. Creative title, no?

Today I am revealing my Scallops quilt from Rachel's Curves Class.

First, I want to thank all of the people who commented on my Swoon quilt in the last post. It made me all warm & fuzzy to know that those who appreciate these things, think it is nice.
Second...a small list. Baby Swoon, Zig Zag Pips, Pair 'O Pillows, Scallops. These are all cozy things that did not sell over the weekend. Bummer. I will try again this weekend though! If that doesn't amount to much, perhaps it is time to reopen my little Etsy shop. We'll see.

Edited to say: Scallops did sell! Whoo hoo! I have sold quilts before; to friends, friends of friends...never to someone who doesn't know me even a little bit. It's amazing!

Now, Scallops... I love how soft you are. And how you can resemble clouds, or waves.



  Fabric: Wallflowers by Sandi Henderson (so very soft!). Kona Cerise, Ice Frappe & Sage
Size: 38 x 46
Pattern: Offered as part of Curves Class from Stitched In Color

What did sell this weekend? Only these...
Pair of mug rugs  

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Friday, April 27, 2012

And I named her Baby.

So, way back...I forget when...I joined the swoonalong on flickr. I had already purchased the pattern & a quilt along was just what I needed. I finished one block. It is a large one, at 24"...but it was still only one. I loved her right away.
 With the pattern & fabrics both being so very awesome to start with, if there was something I didn't end up liking with this quilt, it was all on me. So...she sat around for a while, waiting to gain sister blocks to form one massive & glorious quilt. It never happened. She is an only child. She is my Baby Swoon.


Fabric: Heirloom by Joel Dewberry + Kona Med Grey & Bright Pink
Size: 39 x 48.5"
Pattern: Camille Roskelley's Swoon

I am linking up to Finish it up Friday & Sew & Tell.


Early next week, I will hopefully have some exciting news about all of my quilts being sold @ my Aunt's studio tour this weekend... if not, I still have one of those said quilts to show you, "Scallops" from Curves Class.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Pillow Pair

First, a convo with the hubs -
Him: Let me know when you're done with the laptop...
Me: Will be after nap time...3:00 ish
Him: 3:00? What are ya doing on there?
Me: Blog post
Him: (looks at screen) You're on youtube watching Pearl Jam videos...
Me: Yeah...but then I'm blogging...for reals
So here I am! Only a couple more videos later ;)

Some of my crafty things will be making an appearance at my Aunt's Open Studio & Gallery event. The things that are finished on time, that is.
So the weekend was filled with the hum *clunk clunk* hum of my sewing machine.'s loud. And clunky. With my walking foot, there is also a *squeak* to join in the chorus. I keep thinking that one of these days it will just collapse into a pile of dust. I mentioned it possibly having suicidal tendencies in a recent post, one of the commenter's made me laugh out loud when she encouraged me to help it along. It would be the humane thing to do....

I finished up these 18x18" pillows yesterday. They are a departure from my normal colour palette but I like how fresh & springy they are. Most of the fabrics came together as a bundle from Etsy & I started sewing with them the same day they arrived in my mailbox.


I used my Retro Flowers templates, because I love them.
Usually, I find myself planning my pattern & fabric choices in advance...with these I just sewed everything up & then moved them around like puzzle pieces to get them how I liked them. It was fun to see how they turned out!  *Must remember to do this more often!*

  Pillow Set

There is a zip hiding in the back. Lately, I have been using this method from Sew, Mama, Sew! (Though I omit the fusible tape & don't pin....I'm dangerous like that!). With everything going on, I wasn't sure what colour of thread to use to quilt them. Last month I won some Aurifil nylon monofilament thread (to non quilty friends: it's invisible) from Laura @ Quokka Quilts. It was the perfect thing for these babies!

Linking up once again to:
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Monday, April 2, 2012

Photo Heavy

...and all of the same quilt. My Zig Zag Pips was finally [lightly] quilted & bound over the weekend. It went very quickly - waiting to take the photos took longer! You know, the sun only comes out when it wants to!


Pips front

Pips back


Quilt Stats
Fabric: Sherbet Pips by Aneela Hoey + Kona Med Grey & Ash
Size: 40 x 45"
Pattern was adapted from Jeni's Tutorial

Linking up to my usual Monday places & off to check out some more weekend finishes!

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