Monday, 30 September 2013

I finished something!! Yay.

Well, most of my time is spent with this little lady--6 weeks old!

And I can't help but get camera silly. 

But I did, in fact, get in front of my sewing machine!

I got the tutorial on Pinterest, and the fabric is from Joel Dewberry's heirloom line. The inside is a light grey minky. I thought it would be a good plan because, as the Starks say, winter is coming. 

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

WIP Wednesday

Since I have a few WIPs, I can join in.  Yay!  First of all, the big WIP, my due date is tomorrow *gasp!*.  Of course it's not a hard fast rule so I have a feeling I'll keep cooking on that one a bit longer. As for quilting/sewing projects, they are all baby related.  First, there is a finished quilt top--I really need to finish this guy off!


I have the batting and backing out and ready, just need to get that last hooray.

Next, I made an in-carseat baby swaddler thing based on a tutorial from Pinterest.  Incidentally, Pinterest may have a lot to do with why my quilt isn't finished.  Oops.


The fabric is a Henry Glass print that I got at a sidewalk sale at my LQS a couple years ago.  The inside is just white flannel.  I opted to forgo the batting, thought it might get a bit toasty.


It's not very easy to take a picture of and look like anything other than a bunch of fabric.  I still need to cut holes to fit it into the carseat, but I am having second thoughts about the carseat that I bought and thinking maybe I want a different one.  I can't get it to sit securely in the vehicle.

Last, but not least, I will be making a carseat canopy like this one here.  This is in the extreme preliminary in I haven't actually unfolded the fabric yet.


This is from Joel Dewberry's Heirloom line in the Sapphire colour way.  I love this print!  The other side will be a grey minky fabric that I got.

Well, that post was excessively long but after this baby comes, who knows when I'll be on next!  I am linking up to WIP Wednesday with Lee at Freshly Pieced.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Monday, 22 July 2013

For me!

I have probably hit close to the halfway point of piecing a baby quilt for my little one. Only 3-4 weeks to go!

It's just charm size squares cut from the citrine palette of Joel Dewberry's Heirloom. My favourite!

Monday, 24 June 2013

Finished Baby Quilt

Such a flurry of quilting has not been seen in these parts for a while!  I couldn't get the lighting to behave so it's a little dingy/dark looking.  Oh well!





I did an all over stipple in dark brown thread.  This quilt has since been washed and gotten nicely crinkled up so if I take any more pics I will share.  Love that Owl backing!!

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

WIP Wednesday

I posted a bit about this one yesterday, but now I have the top done, sandwiched, and I have started to quilt it.  It's a gift for a friend of mine who just had a baby boy.  I'm doing an all over, large scale,  stipple in dark brown thread.  I folded over the bottom so that you could see the adorable backing fabric.


The fabric line is "Life's a Hoot" from Adorn It.  I got it from my LQS, and then added in the orange and teal solids.  The solids come from Connecting Threads.  The pattern for the quilt comes from See Kate Sew.  I must not have counted right and ended up being a row short, but it worked out better for me that way.  And it'll still be ok :-)

Linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Something in the works

Slow but sure, I'm doing something. I'll likely play with alignment as I've got samesies together. This is to be a gift for a friend who has just given birth. 

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

WIP Wednesday

Today I finally sort of got where I intended to last week.  So, I guess it's getting there.  I managed to finish piecing together my pillow based on a tutorial by Lee at Freshly Pieced.  I don't have a 24" pillow form yet, and I've just gotten off a night shift so I didn't bother quilting it yet (I've actually had to check a few times to make sure it is, in fact, Wednesday).  So, I'm really slow.


I used all chevron fabrics.  I did made enough to do two pillows, but due to the size and craziness I think that I'll stick with one, and maybe use a couple extra blocks on the back.  It was fun, and for the most part I'm pleased how it turned out.

I may try to change it up a bit and do a hidden zipper instead, or even a visible zipper.  Just to try something new I guess! Head over to Lee's to see what everyone else has been up to.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Claiming it

Thankfully I cottoned on, through other people's posts, that Google reader is toast.  Poo.

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Monday, 11 March 2013

Long time no see...

Well, I haven't been around a lot.  On my blog that is--I still love keeping up to date with everyone's projects and always check them out.  I just haven't seemed to accomplish anything myself.  However, today I saw this tutorial by Lee at Freshly Pieced, and I knew I had to do it!

Photo the work of Lee at Freshly Pieced

Quick catch up--my hubs and I bought a house after our wedding, which we have gutted and now need to re-gut (so to speak).  Also, we're PREGNANT!!  So, between that and work I admit I just haven't felt too inspired.  I think that once we find out if it's a girl or boy (two weeks) then I'll start making stuff for the baby.

Because of a surplus of wedding gifts, furniture etc., and living in a trailer, this is my sewing room--I know right, ew.

Not user friendly

So, I grabbed a FQ bundle of Riley Blake Chevrons that has been languishing and got started.  I had wanted to finish, but it took me a while longer, and that mattress tends to get in the way.  So, I got partway through.

If it was sunny, not night, this would look nicer!
I decided that instead of saving half of each square as a scrap (so as to avoid colour repetition) I would just double it up and make two matching pillows!  I'm sure I'll find something to do with them.  Or I can give one away.

Anyways, I plan to finish tomorrow.  I hope.