I'm having fun auditing my WIP list that I'm planning on taking to the #quiltbarn in a couple of weeks, working out what stage I'm at with each of them & seeing what prep work I can easily do before the weekend. Unfortunately I'm getting easily distracted - I've had to cut some extra strips for my next rail fence quilt and I'm finding partial scrappy slabs for Hour baskets in amongst the scraps that I've now pulled out to complete. The WIP list just gets longer.
Saturday sewing?!?! With the kids’ sports coming to an end, I’m getting some weekend sewing time back.
These are the last blocks for a quilt started almost two years ago! 😳🙈
Determined to finish it before starting something new. 🤞
I was super excited when I stumbled onto the adorable #halloweenhaberdashery Halloween quilt pattern by @polkadotchair I have one Halloween quilt that I love but would like another. I admire many that I see on IG, but most are too dark for my taste and decorating. I love the low volume fabrics in this pattern. I gathered all of the fabric (except backing) from my stash. With a lot of projects to do, I knew I wouldn’t be able to finish it before this Halloween. I did all of the cutting and keep the pieces for 5 or 6 blocks at the side of my machine and have loved sewing them as leaders and enders. #halloweenhaberdasheryquilt#halloweenquilt#ilovequilting#lowvolumefabric#sewmystash#sewmystash2018#bernina#aurifilthread
I am notorious for prepping a second quilt from a first as I am making it, and then letting it languish in a ziplock forever. Today I pulled out these HST beauties from @me__and__y0u and trimmed up their corners so they can be an actual quilt. 😂 #sewmystash2018#sewtherainbow
Made a little something for myself! It's a Kiomi top from @lottajansdotter Everyday Style in rayon by @annamariahorner from my stash!
First time sewing with rayon, & not a fan but it feels so good to wear. The top is a little short so need to add some length next time!
First block for @emily_dennis_ #northstarqal is complete! Decided to use some of my favorite @dsquilts fabric, @modafabrics dot and cross weave. Fussy cut that center block and highly recommend @bloclocrulers for all of those hst. Great pattern! All fabric is #sewmystash2018 👍
This little top with matching bloomers and headband is from Issue 93 of the now defunct Australian Smocking and Embroidery magazine. Glad my daughter left her sewing machine behind when she moved to China because the bobbin case broke on mine just 40 stitches before I finished this. @byrningred #englishsmocking#sewmystash2018#sewingforgirls
Now that binding is all caught up and Snippets is on the way to Sarah @patchworksplus, I am starting a new quilt I cut out a week or so ago: “Hearts at Home” designed by @chelsistratton in Bonnie and Camille fabrics.
#heartsathomequilt @thimbleblossoms @bonniecottonway #bonnieandcamille#sewmystash2018#showmethemoda @modafabrics
Lately I've been really focusing on clearing things out, decluttering and sewing with what I have in my house. I took a bit of a fabric buying break this spring and summer which was helpful 😊. These super scrappy blocks are a fun way to sew little squares together quickly. I took some extra pictures in case you wanted to see how I did it 😊. #sewmystash#sewmystash2018#scrapquilt#scrappyquilt
Finally got my epic #amybutler quilt done! I decided to sash it with the white. @amybutlerdesign I started this a few years ago with the help and encouragement of @comewhatmayquilts I fell in love with Amy's designs when I first started quilting and still love them today. I was sad to hear she would no longer be designing anymore 😢 I was debating on piecing together a back with what I have or waiting for her last collection to come out and pick something from that? 🤔 Decisions decisions #sewmystash2018#finishallthewips#amybutlerdesign
PRESENTING: #costumetocloset 2K18! 🧡🖤🧡 I created this hashtag because I am dying to see the fab #memadehalloween costumes you all come up with, and how you plan to transition them back into your #handmadewardrobe !
I decided to start this tradition because I LOVE Halloween and dressing up, but sometimes it's hard to wrap my maker's mind around spending a ton of hours and dollars on a look (prefab or otherwise) I'll probably only wear once. I thought it would be great to challenge ourselves to mindfully make/thrift/build a sweeeeeet ‘tume with the intent to wear all the elements again, because dressing up doesn’t have to mean cheap, disposable, poorly made costumes!
Let’s get this hashtag moving - tag ya sewing friends, use the hashy for your progress pics/sketches/final lewks/questions/frustrations/victories/etc, and repost this image! I’ll randomly select one entry on All Hallows’ Eve and buy you a PSL (LOL)
PS: this TOTALLY counts as #sewfrosting IMHO! 🧙🏼♀️
My completed Quilt top for week 6 of the #freewheelingsinglegirlsal , a day off work well spent. In the end I went with just the 6 blocks in case I ran out of steam and didn't finish 😬. Thanks @thenextstitch @dsquilts and @sewtopia for a great sew along.
I wanted to make something quick and easy. My friend gave me 2 charm packs of Jingle by Kate Spain that I turned into an 81 square block...not quite big enough for a quilt. So I added some corners to set it on point. It’s perfect. #katespain#jinglefabric#showmethemoda#sewmystash2018
Thanks to a gift certificate from @maureenmauro to @hannah_johnson_fabrics and @alanedaviscreates ruler demo at the October @lakesuperiormqg , I am now the proud owner of a 30 degree ruler and a new quilt project. Scroll to see all the ground cover I auditioned. #sewmystash2018
Hi! I need some help - I’m tryna come up with a Halloween hashtag! 🎃 I have a week (!!!) of #memade costumes planned that will be handmade with common patterns, from my closet already, or thrifted, and all will be able to fade gently back into my #handmadewardrobe later. Anyone have any excellent ideas?? I kinda want this to become a thing! I’d love to see how your Halloween looks make the transition back into your closet 👹🎃👻🦇💀👽🧙🏼♀️🧡🖤
(also, uh, portrait mode is no joke, huh? I mean, my new Halloween #basicinstinctshirt is a lil jokey, but it still looks 💯)