30 Jan 2015
And it’s done! I sewed the sides with French seams and bound the opening, quilt-style.
14 Jan 2015
I like to use a little pillow for lumbar support in the car. I don’t need it, but boy does my back feel better when i use it! But my current pillow is getting old, so I thought I would take the opportunity to replace it. I couldn’t find a pillow form of the same […]
8 Jan 2015
This skirt has been washed in my front loader many times now, and dried on a clothesline. I know I was curious as to what it would look like after several washings, so I thought others would be, too.
18 Dec 2014
So it seems that I’m getting married very soon. Even though it has been booked for months now, I still feel like it’s snuck up on me. I’ve been frantically working on this and I’m really feeling the panic now as the day looms in front of me. Dress details: I ordered a custom DIY […]
4 Sep 2014
I had thought to discard the 7th row and column making the quilt 6×6 blocks instead. When I thought this, I assumed that this would make the quilt much smaller, so proposed to add a 3″ pieced border to compensate, but after throwing up the blocks on the design wall, I decided that the quilt […]
3 Sep 2014
Jillian of Dakota Essence started another Mug Rug Swap way back in January this year, but something must have happened as there haven’t been any updates from her since February. I hope she is okay! I signed up for this immediately, even though I already had several projects on the boil, because these are fun […]
29 Jun 2014
That’s right, I’ve started another project! This one will hopefully not take too long, seeing as how I’ve barely pieced 12 of the 49 blocks of the baby quilt I’m making. This is the start of a pillow case for my back when I’m driving. The old pillow is at least five years old and […]
21 Jun 2014
Hurrah! Another large bed quilt is completed! It’s bound and labeled and drying on the line! Because it is a gift, I’m considering sewing up a bag for it from the leftover scraps. Just need to figure out how big to make it. But really, I’m just thrilled I even labeled it! See!? UPDATE: The […]
17 Jun 2014
A little late, but here is a progress report. “Parenthesis” was the last word and the embroidery complete! Not being well-practiced at embroidery, I’d say that this effort has a lot of “character.” I’m really happy with the overall effect.Sewing the binding on. No pictures of making the bias-binding because, after basting, it’s a step […]
29 May 2014
I promised a photo of the underside of the embroidery. I’m working on the third line, almost done! I am loving this font even though it has added so many swirls and flourishes, it’s taking AGES to finish. That, and I’ve been taking a bit of a break from working on this quilt to play […]
15 Apr 2014
This is the first side I’ve started of the embroidery. I’m using perle 8 thread and chain stitch. I’m going all the way through the quilt and anchoring the thread by weaving it through the stitches instead of using knots. I suppose I should grab a shot of the underside!