When I’m not watching Netflix and sewing, I’m listening to music!
Sewing, stress, will the deadlines be met?! Tune in to find out!
So many projects, so little time! Here’s a list of the things I’m working on right now!
We were out and about this weekend at the Pleasant View Tent Sale! We had a fair time, even though the weather was less than desirable! We had a pretty good turnout. There weren’t large crowds and lulls of no one, it was all pretty consistent traffic. I feel like I need to do a post about craft fair etiquette, because some people made some major faux pas this weekend. We had a lot of fun meeting some members of our town’s parks & rec department, and we may have scared them by screaming “YOU’RE LESLIE KNOPE!!” but I really feel like if that’s your job, you should watch the show about your job! 😀
Next weekend we’ll be out again at the Nashville Farmer’s Market as part of the Nashville Scene’s Crafts & Drafts benefiting Soles4Souls. A reminder to anyone who’s planning on coming to bring a pair of gently used shoes (or new shoes!) to donate. There’s going to be crafts, beers, craft beers! And a wide range of things to shop for and see. Come by and see us! We’ll be doing our best to stay warm and cheerful!
So what have you been up to out there? We’ve been sewing away! Hope you have been as well! Until next time, happy sewing!
Alright I needed to name what I’ve been doing, which is sewing a whole lot…and not exactly producing a lot to show for it…but still sewing!
I mentioned in my last post that I’m participating in a local craft fair in July, so I’ve been trying to make as much as I can to be prepared. I also wanted to make some stuffed animals, named Al’s pals, (yep it gets cuter the more you say it!) And have those ready for the craft fair, too. I’ve ordered some stickers, because who doesn’t want a sticker with Al on it? I’ve also come up with a pattern, because here’s what my attempts at using a pattern I found have turned into.
So I have drawn out my own stuffed animal pattern, and it’ll be great.
For now, I’m going to get back to sewfest 2015 because I haven’t a moment to waste!
Until next time! Happy sewing!! Sewfest 2015!!! (Treading water fest is more like it!)
I don’t know how I’ve done it, but I completely pieced the top of the quilt I’m working on, the back, and quilted it all within a week, even with an Easter thrown into the mix! All I can say is thank god for stippling.
Now I’m working on the label and binding. I think I found a label that I think will work nicely, and I’ve been looking for different ways to make binding. Then I’ve run into binding vs bias tape. Which one do you use? I’m going to make the binding for this quilt, and I guess I’m making bias tape? It’s the method where you make a loop and sew it at the top then cut it around, I’ve never done it before but it sounds easy enough to figure out. At least I hope so. Anyhow, that is what I’ve been working on, still! 😀
Once I finish this I’m going to get back to making a few more things left on my “to do” list, including another bag that will be equally as bae as mine and another navy tote, and then focus on making things for my shop.
Until next time! Happy sewing!
When I was asked to make a baby quilt, I was flattered. When the deadline got moved up a month, I was worried. I am glad I went ahead and ordered the fabric and things I needed, because I could immediately get working!!!
I’m using a pretty simple pattern, which, I have a complaint about. The pattern blocks calls for 2 – 8 1/2″ squares, 2 – 5 1/2″ squares, 1 – 5 1/2 x 6″ rectangle, and 1 – 3 x 16 1/2″ rectangle. When I cut it out, I read quickly and thought I saw 6 1/2″, which is what I cut. I reread, saw it says 6, and trimmed down accordingly. It turns out that it should be 6 1/2″ because the row of smaller blocks are a quarter-inch too short on both sides. >:/
It’s alright, I have trimmed the blocks down accordingly, and everything is fine…it’s just annoying. I also feel like this is a challenge to actually finish a quilt that I have started. I’m proud to say I’ve been making leaps and bounds in finishing up this quilt. I may actually get the top finished today when I get home from work. If I were off tomorrow for Good Friday, I’d really make some headway!!!
Anyhow, here are some pictures of my progress so far! I hope you’ve all had a good week! Sorry I didn’t post last week, I was just in a little funk and needed a mental break.
I do have a question for the quilty minded people who read this; how would you quilt this? I thought about doing a X over all the blocks, I even started kind of outlining it in my head how it would work with one continuous run, but the more I think about it, that starts getting crazy. One wrong turn and it’d be all messed up. I’ve also thought about an all over stipple. What do you all think?
Until next time! Happy sewing!