Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Weekly Snapshot

Bulletin Board
Happy Tuesday! It's good to be back in this space this week. I had plans to post some finished projects last week and then the weather was all rainy and dark so I couldn't get the photos I needed! Then I was going to post one of those projects here today, but I managed to delete the photos before I transferred them to my computer, whoops! So, it's a snapshot post today instead.

Quilting
I sent some quilt tops that had been hanging around to Melissa of Sew Shabby Quilting last month, one is bound (hopefully I'll be sharing it later this week!), and the other has binding waiting! I am totally addicted to having things quilted, I'm not going to lie. It relieves a lot of stress for me, and I feel like I can focus more on the parts I truly love. Win-win!

Knit Scout Tee
Two weekends ago I sat down to experiment with sewing knits on my serger. My Geomteric Bliss knits arrived, but I wanted to practice before cutting into them. I was able to make a successful knit Scout Tee! I still can't believe I made it honestly! I will take photos of it on at some point! I used Jen's tips for making the pattern from knits here.

Daybreak
I started my Q4 challenge project for the Eat Sleep Knit Yarnathon at the beginning of the month! I am making the Daybreak shawl by Stephen West. I am really loving it, and was so excited to try knitting stripes for the first time, they're really fun. I'm using Madelinetosh Pashmina in Moonstone and Cephalopod Bugga in Bold Jumping Spider. I now have seven stripes of each color knit, woo! See more on my Ravelry.

Pumpkin Patch
This past weekend, Michael and I headed down to Fitchburg to pick apples and pumpkins! It was a little chilly, so we had to break into the emergency bag for hats when we got there, but we warmed up pretty quick. I had never picked apples before, so I had been wanting to go for a few years now. I'm glad we finally got around to it, it was so cool! We had a great time.

Apple Pie
The only natural thing to do with a bunch of apples it bake a pie, right? I had never baked an apple pie before, so it was fun to try out something other than pumpkin pie. I used this crust and filling recipe from Smitten Kitchen. It turned out really good! We didn't have the right apples, but you couldn't really tell. The crust was perfect, I will definitely use that recipe again.

George
George baby!

Have a great day!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Favorites

Favorites
1. image, 2. wonky kite quilt 2, 3. @sewkindofwonderfuljenny Finished #freshandtrendy #quilttop. Pattern from #contemporarycurvedquilts by #sewkindofwonderful. #qcr., 4. Mini disco, 5. Kitty Mini Quilt, 6. My kaleidoscope passacaglia Quilt top, 7. Rainbow and low volume pillow cover. Hand pieced, machine quilted., 8. Irish Chain Variation, 9. Finished: Ascent

Every week I go through my favorite photos on Flickr, and choose nine sewing/quilting related projects to showcase here. These photos and projects are not my own, you can find the original images and creators by clicking the coordinating links! If for any reason you do not want your project featured here, please email me and I'll remove it!

Happy Weekend!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Favorites

Favorites
1. Windr├Ądchen / Tiny Pinwheels, 2. Out of the box quilt, 3. DopplegangerRaffle_1, 4. Shoreline, 5. Slowly stitching along..., 6. Build Me Up Buttercup, 7. SHIFTED - Kristy Daum, 8. Hooray for Rain - Far Far Away Sawtooth Star, 9. Nurture Circle for June

Every week I go through my favorite photos on Flickr, and choose nine sewing/quilting related projects to showcase here. These photos and projects are not my own, you can find the original images and creators by clicking the coordinating links! If for any reason you do not want your project featured here, please email me and I'll remove it!

Happy Weekend!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Aurifil Thread Collection Projects

Favorite Things Aurifil Thread Collection
Happy Thursday! Today I have a few projects to show you that I made this past Spring to feature my Aurifil Favorite Things Thread Collection. I found the photos hiding on my desktop, and realized I had never posted about these projects!

Nordika Logcabin Mini Quilt
First up is a mini quilt! I love to make mini quilts, and was in the mood to play with really simple log cabins. This came together in an afternoon! I used Nordika for this mini, and I love the play between all the different prints.

Nordika Logcabin Mini Quilt
For the quilting I used a triple zig-zag stitch (with the stitch length and width turned up), and the teal thread from the collection. It's super quick using this stitch for quilting.  The thread looks so shiny with the rich colors of Nordika!

Nordika Logcabin Mini Quilt
To finish this mini quilt up, I used a teal Squared Element. They're perfect for bindings!

Dreamin' Vintage Patchwork Pillow
Next up, a simple patchwork pillow! I never tire of plain old patchwork, and it really suits Dreamin' Vintage. Adding quilting to a pillow gives it so much comfort in my opinion!

Dreamin' Vintage Patchwork Pillow
I quilted this pillow using the light blue thread from the collection with a simple loopy meander.

Dreamin' Vintage Patchwork Pillow
The pillow is finished off with a zippered back, which is my preferred way to finish a pillow!

Rainbow Zipper Pouch
Finally, I wanted to come up with a project that not only used all 12 threads from the thread collection, but also used fabrics from all four of my fabric collections. Enter this funky zipper pouch!

Rainbow Zipper Pouch
I knew I wanted to use strips of my prints, but I added the solid portion so that you could better see the different thread colors. I was surprised by how well the prints from my different collections play together! Maybe a quilt with all of them is in order!

Rainbow Zipper Pouch
I quilted the back of this pouch with a serpentine stitch using the dark purple thread in the collection.

You can find both the small and large thread boxes in my shop!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Weekly Snapshot

Geometric Bliss Mini Foldover Pouches
Happy Monday! I meant to get this post up on Thursday, but it just didn't happen. Things got away from me! I haven't been taking as many photos lately, so I don't have as much everyday life stuff to share, but we will make do!

I had a great time sewing up this cute little mini foldover pouch and needle book using Aneela's new pattern! I have a foldover sewing pouch cut out too, I am looking forward to stitching that up soon!

Geometric Bliss
Geometric Bliss has been trickling into stores over the last week! I have been updating the list of shops (online & brick and mortar), that I know are carrying it on the Fabric page. If you're a shop carrying it and you're not listed, shoot me an email! I happened to be at The Sewcial Lounge when it arrived on Thursday, which is always fun. Managed to snap a few photos before we speed cut fat quarter and half yard bundles!

Geometric Bliss Triangularity
I cut out a new quilt! I have been thinking about making a new Triangularity quilt for a while, and Geometric Bliss seemed like the perfect fit! Now to starting piecing it!

Geometric Bliss Drawstring Bag
I can't go too long without making a drawstring bag, or the world would implode! I made this one for a swap with the lovely Jesabelle of OtterburnPQ on Etsy! She makes these awesome knitting project bags that allow you to knit standing up. I can't wait to put mine to use, will get Michael to snap a photo of me using it soon!

Measuring Tapes
The lovely folks over at Soak have been running a daily photo challenge on Instagram for the month of October. I've been playing along and it's been lots of fun! I was kind of falling into a lull of not posting much, so this challenge has been the perfect thing to keep me motivated!

Bretzel
I baked Bretzel for the first time in forever last night. I don't think I had made any since last winter. It tasted so good! I use this recipe.

George
George bun!

Have a great week!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Favorites

Favorites
1. winged star quilt, 2. Fieldcrossing Quilt, 3. Modern Maples Marrakech Style, 4. Modern Geese, 5. Opposite Seasons, 6. simple math 3, 7. P1090815, 8. HR van pink log cabin quilt, 9. Leaded Glass

Every week I go through my favorite photos on Flickr, and choose nine sewing/quilting related projects to showcase here. These photos and projects are not my own, you can find the original images and creators by clicking the coordinating links! If for any reason you do not want your project featured here, please email me and I'll remove it!

Happy Weekend!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Geometric Bliss Lookbook!


Happy Tuesday! The time has come! Geometric Bliss is hitting stores this week! As it trickles in, I'll be keeping a running list of shops carrying the collection on the Fabric page. I can't wait to see what you all make with this collection!

The folks at Art Gallery Fabrics have put together an awesome Lookbook for the collection full of inspiring ideas and projects for Geometric Bliss. The clothes!! Seriously, it's good! Make sure and check it out here!

A few of my favorites from the Lookbook:








For all available patterns/tutorials check the Geometric Bliss lookbook!



The free quilt pattern for the collection is called Tessellation, and you can find it here!

Art Gallery is also holding a Geometric Bliss giveaway, so head on over to their blog and enter!

If you're a shop interested in carrying Geometric Bliss, it can be ordered through Art Gallery Fabrics. Find your sales rep here, call toll-free (888) 420-5399, or visit artgalleryfabrics.com.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Favorites

Favorites
1. Summerlove Plus Quilt, 2. Finished PMQG charity quilt copy, 3. Full, 4. Lonestar Quilt, 5. finished Stash Bee quilt!!!, 6. Right Round Quilt, 7. postage stamp, 8. simple math 1, 9. starry night detail 3

Every week I go through my favorite photos on Flickr, and choose nine sewing/quilting related projects to showcase here. These photos and projects are not my own, you can find the original images and creators by clicking the coordinating links! If for any reason you do not want your project featured here, please email me and I'll remove it!

Happy Weekend!