Favorites

Friday, July 30, 2010


Favorites, originally uploaded by jenib320.
1. Scrap bucket, 2. lori's quilt 2, 3. Fabric for Fresh Modern Bee, 4. pillow2, 5. pocket change coin quilt, 6. Pillow Talk Swap Attempt #2, 7. DQS8 (front), 8. Ice Cream Dress Modified, 9. Sew New to Me VQB--July
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 Friday!

This Week

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


The Peeps Have Been Cut!, originally uploaded by jenib320.
All the cutting is done for my Castle Peeps Quilt!


Quilty, originally uploaded by jenib320.
Quilty nest :)


Hexing, originally uploaded by jenib320.
Did a little hexagon sewing in the car Monday!


Thrifting!, originally uploaded by jenib320.
Found my first pink Gooseberry Pyrex!


George, originally uploaded by jenib320.
My honey bunny!

Sunday

Sunday, July 25, 2010


Red Velvet, originally uploaded by jenib320.
Made a batch of Red Velvet Cookies today! These are turning into my favorite cookie!


DSQ9, originally uploaded by jenib320.
Finished the other side of my DQS9 quilt! I am relieved to have both sides finished.


Coasters, originally uploaded by jenib320.
Whipped up a few coasters from vintage sheet scraps :)


Kaffe Fassett, originally uploaded by jenib320.
Found some Kaffe Fassett at JoAnns today!

Saturday

Saturday, July 24, 2010


Today's Thrifting, originally uploaded by jenib320.
Found lots of great vintage sheets today!


Vintage Sheets, originally uploaded by jenib320.
Another vintage sheet in two colorsways, yay!


Scrap Coaster, originally uploaded by jenib320.
Made a coaster out of scraps last night!


Dinner, originally uploaded by jenib320.
Pork tenderloin and rice for dinner.

Vintage Sheets


Vintage Sheets, originally uploaded by jenib320.
My vintage sheet collection is out of control! So to help remedy that and share some wonderful vintagey goodness with you all, I have listed some fat quarters and charm packs of vintage sheets in my Etsy Shop! I will be continuing to cut through some of my stash over the next few weeks!


Vintage Sheet Charm Packs, originally uploaded by jenib320.
I think I had the most fun cutting up the charm packs! As I cut into more sheets, the packs will become more diverse!


Vintage Sheet Charm Packs, originally uploaded by jenib320.

Friday

Friday, July 23, 2010

Finished up 3rd quarter blocks for the 3x6 Mini Bee!


Fabric Mail!, originally uploaded by jenib320.
Received some lovely fabric mail!


Brown + Pink, originally uploaded by jenib320.
Throwing around ideas for a brown & pink quilt!

Today I love the..
Smell of: My face wash
Sound of: Harry Potter Audiobook
Taste of: PB & J
Sight of: Neatly folded fabrics
Feel of: Kittens

Good Things about Today:
- Finished up the bee blocks!
- Snuggled with kittens at animal shelter!
- It's FRIDAY!! :)

Favorites


Favorites, originally uploaded by jenib320.
1. Numbers quilt, 2. euro bee for Claudia, 3. Lovely Liberty of London flag buntings, 4. Ollalieberry Ice Cream Quilt for Damaris, 5. porthole quilt finished, 6. The top is finally finished...., 7. lotsa dots WIP, 8. Kate's blocks, 9. www.flickr.com/photos/imagingermonkey/4817633239/in/faves...
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 Friday!

Thursday

Thursday, July 22, 2010


3x6 Mini Bee 3rd quarter, originally uploaded by jenib320.
One more bee block and I'm done for this quarter!


All Ready, originally uploaded by jenib320.
My pincushions are now stocked and ready for battle!


Castle Peeps, originally uploaded by jenib320.
Started cutting my new quilt. It's on hold after a minor mishap, luckily no major disaster.


George, originally uploaded by jenib320.
BUNNY FEET!

Today I love the..
Smell of: Fresh air
Sound of: Harry Potter Audiobook
Taste of: PB & J
Sight of: Organized sewing area
Feel of: George

Good Things about Today:
- Got out of work an hour early!
- Finished off two bee blocks tonight!
- It's finally raining! My plants are happy!

This Week

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Received my pincushion from the Scrappy Pincushion Swap! I was totally spoiled!

Scrap Happy by jenib320
Scrap Happy, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Organized my scraps "in color order" last night! :)


New Dots, originally uploaded by jenib320.
Received this lovely Pyrex bowl in a trade! My first New Dots!


George, originally uploaded by jenib320.
George has been as sweet as ever!


Sunset, originally uploaded by jenib320.
The sky was so pretty the other night.

Castle Peeps Purse

Sunday, July 18, 2010


Castle Peeps Purse - Detail, originally uploaded by jenib320.
I made my Castle Peeps purse this weekend! The pattern is the Emma Day Bag by Grand Revival Designs that I won along with the fabric from I have to say.... You can purchase the pattern by itself or as a kit over at her shop, Fresh Squeezed Fabrics!

Overall I am really happy with how it turned out! I was a little unsure about how the fabrics would work on a purse but I am SO glad I went with my gut!!


Castle Peeps Purse!, originally uploaded by jenib320.
There are a lot of pattern pieces but it wasn't too bad because I broke up the cutting over two nights. I traced the pieces onto freezer paper and temporarily fused them to the fabric. This made the cutting SO much easier. I'll always do this now.


Castle Peeps Purse - Patch, originally uploaded by jenib320.
The pattern suggests using canvas, twill, or duck cloth for interfacing and hand baste it to all the pieces. I hate basting so I used fusible fleece instead. It worked great! There were a few places where I probably should have trimmed down the seams, so I'll have to do that next time. I'll also make the lining pieces slightly smaller than the exteriors pieces next time. There is a healthy dose of loose lining in the bag. Nothing major, just a change for next time!


Castle Peeps Purse - Inside, originally uploaded by jenib320.
I also attached the magnetic snap and pocket before assembling the lining completely. Otherwise I followed the pattern! :)

Hope Valley Quilt

Saturday, July 17, 2010


Hope Valley Quilt, originally uploaded by jenib320.
Finished up my Hope Valley quilt today! After seeing another lovely HV quilt, I was re-motivated to finish mine. I am also really anxious to start working on my Castle Peeps quilt and wanted to finish this one before starting another. The quilting is very minimal. I am still trying to figure out what I like, so now I have this very light quilting to compare to the quilt I heavily free-motioned. I am pretty happy with how it turned out. I am very happy with how the binding turned out this time. I finally got my seam allowances correct, and even the back looks good! :)


Hope Valley Quilt - Detail, originally uploaded by jenib320.
I knew that I wanted the color-ways to be separated. I love this line, but don't like it much when the color-ways are mixed. I asked for pattern suggestions and finally decided on a coin quilt. I enjoyed the piecing, but once the quilt was complete I wasn't motivated to quilt and finish it.


Hope Valley Quilt - Binding, originally uploaded by jenib320.
I may need to add a little more of the stripes to my stash, they became one of my favorites in the collection!


Hope Valley Quilt - Back, originally uploaded by jenib320.
Clearly I need a walking foot! I'll definitely be picking one up before I have to quilt my yet to be made Castle Peeps quilt.

Favorites

Friday, July 16, 2010


Favorites, originally uploaded by jenib320.
1. 3 x 6 bee blocks, 2. liberated spider web complete, 3. 3 x 6 Quilt Sampler Mini Bee 2nd Quarter Blocks, 4. DQS9 Finished, 5. FINISHED Red and Aqua Quilt, 6. String Quilt - Front, 7. dqs9, 8. BooBoo's new bed, 9. the castle peeps quilt is complete!
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 Friday!

Lately

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


DQS9 Top Finished!, originally uploaded by jenib320.
Finished the top for the Doll Quilt Swap!

The beautiful blocks I received in the 2nd quarter of the 3x6 Mini Bee!


Dream On vs. Vintage Sheet, originally uploaded by jenib320.
Found the inspiration sheet for one of the Dream On fabrics! :)


Happy Mail!, originally uploaded by jenib320.
I was very lucky to win this kit over at i have to say... last weekend! I received this cute pattern and was allowed to pick out two prints to make my own bag from her etsy shop, Fresh Squeezed Fabrics! :)


Happy Mail!, originally uploaded by jenib320.
I was also lucky enough to win one of the many giveaways during Heather's birthday month! I was able to choose one of the yummy Dream On charm packs given away by Amy of Badskirt!

Weekend

Sunday, July 11, 2010


Mendocino Clutch - Front, originally uploaded by jenib320.
Another Noodlehead clutch!


3x6 Mini Bee 3rd quarter, originally uploaded by jenib320.
Started making blocks for the 3x6 Mini Bee.


Vintage Sheets, originally uploaded by jenib320.
Found an awesome vintage sheet!


DQS9, originally uploaded by jenib320.
Worked on the DQS9 a bit!

Tutorial: How to Remove the Smell of Smoke from Fabric

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Tutorial: How to Remove the Smell of Smoke from Fabric - In Color Order
Something New, originally uploaded by jenib320.
A few months ago I purchased some fabric online and when it arrived, it reeked of smoke. I cannot stand the smell of smoke, so I knew I needed to find a way to fix it asap! It took me a while to find the perfect ingredient to remove the smell, so I thought I'd share my process here!

I tried warm soapy water, detergent, Oxyclean, ammonia (this stuff smells awful itself!). Nothing helped. Until I tried vinegar!

Tutorial: How to Remove the Smell of Smoke from Fabric - In Color Order
Yum Fabrics, originally uploaded by jenib320.
It doesn't take much, or anything fancy! Depending on the amount of fabric you have it may take a lot of vinegar, but that's okay, because it's cheap! This method can also be used to help set colors in fabric and prevent running.

Materials:
Bowl or container big enough to hold your fabric
Hot water
White vinegar

*Your vinegar/water ratio should be around 1 part vinegar for every 3 parts water.

1. Unfold your fabrics, you want them to be completely drenched in the bath.

2. Fill your container with hot water with enough water to cover your fabric.

3. Add your vinegar.

4. Add your fabric.

5. Let the fabric soak for an hour and then check it. If it still smells pretty strongly, add more vinegar and let it continue to soak.

6. When the fabric no longer smells of smoke, wash it as you usually would!

As an added bonus, your fabric will be smell-free and really soft! Vinegar is a natural fabric softener.

Disclaimer: These recommendations are based on my personal experience. If you're nervous about potentially damaging your fabric, please test a small swatch before continuing. I have never experienced any issues with this method.

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